Events

Unless otherwise noted, all events are free of charge and open to the public. Also see WMU News and Events.

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Reserve a conference room in 2302 or 2307 Friedmann Hall

Thursday, March 5

Fulbright Scholar Guest Lecture, "Sex Worker, Drug Addiction and AIDS Prevention: Anthropological Study in a City of Southwest China" presented by Dr. Linyou Lan, Fulbright Scholar and professor, Harvard University and Minzu University of China, co-sponsors: Confucius Institute, Haenicke Institute for Global Studies and Timothy Light Center for Chinese Studies, 2028 Brown Hall, 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Friday, March 6

Haenicke Institute for Global Education Study Abroad Drop-In Advising Hours, 2352 Friedmann Hall, 9 a.m. to noon.

Thursday, March 12

College of Arts and Sciences Drop-in Career and Employment Advising, students can drop-in to chat with Karen Steeno about what they can do with their major, experiential learning options and more, 2352 Friedman Hall, 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 17

Center for the Study of Ethics Lecture Series, "Vulnerability, Preventability, and Responsibility: Exploring Some Normative Implications of the Human Condition" presented by Dan Wueste, Department of Philosophy, Clemson University, Room 159, Bernhard Center, 4 p.m.

Student Success Services College Success Seminar, "Note Taking Strategies," 3078 Waldo Library, 6 to 7 p.m.

Thursday, March 19

College of Arts and Sciences Open forum. This is the second of two open forums hosted by Dr. Keith Hearit, interim dean, and interim associate deans, Drs. Jonathan Bush and Sherine Obare, for you to share your ideas, ask questions and help shape the direction of the future of our college. Humanities Center, 8:30 to 10 a.m. 

Ad Hoc Committee on General Education and Faculty Senate, "50 Potholes to Gen Ed Reform: The Politics and Promise of Campus Change" presented by Dr. Paul Gaston III, Trustees Professor at Kent State University, 211 Bernhard Center, 9 to 10 a.m.

Ad Hoc Committee on General Education and Faculty Senate, "Scaffolding a New Curriculum: Current Best Practices" presented by Dr. Paul Gaston III, Trustees Professor at Kent State University, 211 Bernhard Center, 1 to 2 p.m.

College of Arts and Sciences Drop-in Career and Employment Advising, students can drop-in to chat with Karen Steeno about what they can do with their major, experiential learning options and more, 2352 Friedman Hall, 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Ad Hoc Committee on General Education and Faculty Senate, "The Classroom Paradigm Shift: From Content Delivery to Facilitating Learning" presented by Dr. Paul Gaston III, Trustees Professor at Kent State University, 211 Bernhard Center, 2 to 3 p.m. 

Ad Hoc Committee on General Education and Faculty Senate," The World Behind Student-Centered Curricula (It's Not 'Plastics')" presented by Dr. Paul Gaston III, Trustees Professor at Kent State University, Kirsch Hall, Fetzer Auditorium, 4 to 6 p.m.

Fulbright Scholar Guest Lecture, "Cold War Discourse and the Creation of the Global Child: U.S.-Taiwan Crosscultural Perspectives" presented by Dr. Andrea Mei-Ying Wu, Fulbright Scholar and professor, University of Minnesota and National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan, co-sponsors: Confucius Institute, Haenicke Institute for Global Studies and Timothy Light Center for Chinese Studies, 2028 Brown Hall, 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Japanese language lesson for teens taught by Michiko Yoshimoto, Japan Outreach Coordinator for WMU's Soga Japan Center, 3030 Brown Hall, 4 to 4:50 p.m. on March 19 and 26 and April 2, 9, and 16. Cost is $50, including materials.

Cornelius Loew Lecture in Medieval Studies, "Illuminare: The Uses and Embellishment of Gold and Other Metallic Leaf and Inks in Medieval and Renaissance, Manuscript Painting" presented by Nancy Turner, Conservator of Manuscripts at the J. Paul Getty Museum, co-sponsored by the Medieval Institute, Friends of the University Libraries and Kalamazoo Book Arts Center, 1010 Fetzer Center, 5:15 to 6:45 p.m.

Friday, March 20

Haenicke Institute for Global Education Study Abroad Drop-In Advising Hours, 2352 Friedmann Hall, 9 a.m. to noon.

Economics Research Seminar, "Hotelling Under Pressure" presented by Dr. Soren Anderson, assistant professor in the Department of Economics and Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics, Michigan State University, 2212 Dunbar Hall 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Biological Sciences Seminar Series, "The Role of Axon Guidance Molecules in Carcinogenesis and Metastasis" presented by Dr. Jamie K. Alan, assistant professor of pharmacology, Central Michigan University, 1710 Wood Hall, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Mathematics Speaker Series, "Mathematical Applications in Field Hydrogeology" presented by Kathryn Hillenbrand, undergraduate int he Department of Mathematics at WMU, Co-Sponsors: Pi Mu Epsilon and the Math Club, Alavi Commons, 6625 Everett Tower, 4 to 5 p.m. Refreshments served at 3:45 p.m.

Sunday, March 22

26th annual International Festival, second floor of the Bernhard Center, 4 to 8 p.m. Nominal charge for food.

Monday, March 23

Ernst Breisach Faculty Research Colloquium Series, "St. Petersburg's Hermitage Museum: Entrepreneurial Innovation, Revising the Usable Past, and Adjusting to the Growing Authoritarianism of Putin's Russia" presented by Dr. John Norman, associate professor of history at WMU, International Conference Room, 2302 Friedmann Hall, noon to 1:30 p.m., pizza and soda provided by the Burnham-MacMillan Endowment Fund.

Student Success Services College Success Seminar, "Problem Solving," 3078 Waldo Library, 1 to 2 p.m.

Wednesday, March 25

Werner Sichel Lecture Series, "Hall of Mirrors: The great depression, the Great Recession, and the Uses—and Misuses—of History" presented by Dr. Barry Eichengreen, professor of economics and professor of political science, University of California, Berkeley, 2028 Brown Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 26

College of Arts and Sciences Drop-in Career and Employment Advising, students can drop-in to chat with Karen Steeno about what they can do with their major, experiential learning options and more, 2352 Friedman Hall, 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Friday, March 27

Haenicke Institute for Global Education Study Abroad Drop-In Advising Hours, 2352 Friedmann Hall, 9 a.m. to noon.

Environmental and Sustainability Studies Lecture, "Tales From A Warming Planet: Climate Change and the Politics of Science" presented by Dr. David Hastings, professor of marine science and chemistry, Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, Florida, 2452 Knauss, 11:30 a.m.

Economics Research Seminar, "K-Means Clustering And Panel Data Estimation" presented by Alexander Houser, WMU Ph.D. student in applied economics, 2212 Dunbar Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Biological Sciences Seminar Series, "Lesson from the Wolves and Moose of Isle Royale: 50 Years of Predation Research" presented by Dr. John Vucetich, assistant professor, Michigan Technological University, 1710 Wood Hall, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Monday, March 30

Economics Research Seminar, "The Effect Of Maternal Employment On Child Obesity" presented by Bezawit T. Agiro, WMU Ph.D. student in applied economics, 1115 Moore Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 31

Gender Scholar Award Lecture, Dr. Jennifer Machiorlatti, winner of the 2015 Gender Scholar Award, will present a showing of her documentary on indigenous women filmmakers, 1025 Brown Hall, 3:30 to  4:30 p.m. 

Thursday, April 2

Student Success Services College Success Seminar, "Time Management," 3078 Waldo Library, 1 to 2 p.m.

Center for the Study of Ethics Lecture Series, special movie screening of "The Insider," 1028 Brown Hall, 5 p.m.

Friday, April 3

Haenicke Institute for Global Education Study Abroad Drop-In Advising Hours, 2352 Friedmann Hall, 9 a.m. to noon.

Economics Research Seminar, "Types Of Financial Development For Poverty Alleviation" presented by James A. Squires, WMU Ph.D. student in applied economics, 2212 Dunbar Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Biological Sciences Seminar Series, "Not your father's microbiology laboratory: new technologies in clinical microbiology" presented by Dr. Richard VanEnk, Bronson Hospital, 1710 Wood Hall, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Monday, April 6

Burnham-Macmillan Endowment Fund Lecture Series, "A Place at the Table: Women and Decolonization, a Story as Yet Untold" presented by Dr. Philippa Levine, professor in the Department of History at the University of Texas, 2500 Knauss, University Center for the Humanities, 5 to 6:30 p.m. A public reception will follow the presentation.

Tuesday, April 7

Center for the Study of Ethics Lecture Series, "Inside the Tobacco Industry" presented by Jeffrey Wigand, Smoke-Free Kids, Co-sponsors: Lee Honors College, University Center for the Humanities and School of Communication, Kirsch Auditorium, Fetzer Center, 7 p.m.

Student Success Services College Success Seminar, "Reconciling your Learning Style with your Professor's Teaching Style," 3078 Waldo Library, 7 to 8 p.m.

Wednesday, April 8

Werner Sichel Lecture Series, "Cleansing Effects from the Great Recession" presented by Dr. Till von Wachter, associate professor of economics, University of California—Los Angeles, 2028 Brown Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 9

Environmental and Sustainability Studies Lecture, "Climate Change and Our Community", a community discussion drawn from Naomi Klein’s book "This Changes Everything", Van Duesen Room at the Kalamazoo Public Library, 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Friday, April 10

Haenicke Institute for Global Education Study Abroad Drop-In Advising Hours, 2352 Friedmann Hall, 9 a.m. to noon.

Economics Research Seminar, "Evidence From A Randomized Evaluation Of The Impact Of Conditional And Unconditional Cash Transfers Given To Mothers Or Fathers" presented by Dr. Richard Akresh, associate professor of economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2212 Dunbar Hall. 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Biological Sciences Seminar Series, "The Curious Road from Poxvirus Tropism to Oncolytic Virotherapy" presented by Dr. Grant McFadden, University of Florida Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, 1710 Wood Hall, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Mathematics Speaker Series, "Face to Face with Linear Algebra" presented by Steven Crow, graduate student in the WMU Department of Mathematics, co-sponsors: Pi Mu Epsilon and the Math Club, Alavi Commons, 6625 Everett Tower, 4 to 5 p.m. Refreshments served at 3:50 p.m.

Monday, April 13

Raise Your Voice Lecture, "Responding to Gendered Violence in Society, Law and on College Campuses: From 1991 to Today" presented by Anita Hill, Chenery Auditorium, 714 S. Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, April 15

Student Success Services College Success Seminar, "Problem Solving," 3078 Waldo Library, 6 to 7 p.m.

Thursday, April 16

Center for the Study of Ethics Lecture Series, public lecture presented by Janelle DeWitt, WMU Department of Philosophy, Brown and Gold Room, Bernhard Cetner, 4 p.m.

Friday, April 17

Haenicke Institute for Global Education Study Abroad Drop-In Advising Hours, 2352 Friedmann Hall, 9 a.m. to noon.

Economics Research Seminar, "The Ambiguity Of Economic Development And Growth: Observing Your Space And Recording The Facts" presented by Dr. Teshome Abebe, professor of economics, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois, 2212 Dunbar Hall. 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Biological Sciences Seminar Series, "Metabolic Diversification—A View from the Tip of a Tomato Hair" presented by Dr. Robert Last, Michigan State University, 1710 Wood Hall, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Mathematics Speaker Series, "Chess Math: Queens on a Torus and Other Chess Based Problems" presented by Sean English, graduate students in the WMU Department of Mathematics, co-sponsors: Pi Mu Epsilon and the Math Club, Alavi Commons, 6625 Everett Tower, 4 to 5 p.m. Refreshments served at 3:50 p.m.

Monday, April 20

Ernst Breisach Faculty Research Colloquium Series, "Photography as a Field Method for Environmental History" presented by Dr. Lynne Heasley, associate professor in the Department of History and Department of Environmental Studies at WMU, International Conference Room, 2302 Friedmann Hall, noon to 1:30 p.m., pizza and soda provided by the Burnham-MacMillan Endowment Fund.

Wednesday, April 22

Student Success Services College Success Seminar, "Textbook Reading Strategies," 3078 Waldo Library, 5 to 6 p.m.

Friday, April 24

Biological Sciences Seminar Series, "Regulatory Function of Th17 Cells in Autolmmunity and Tissue Regeneration" presented by Dr. Bhagirath Singh, University of Western Ontario, 1710 Wood Hall, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Mathematics Speaker Series, presentation of the movie, "The Story of Math, Episode 3—The Frontiers of Space," co-sponsors: Pi Mu Epsilon and the Math Club, Alavi Commons, 6625 Everett Tower, 4 to 5 p.m. Refreshments served at 3:50 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 14

Study Abroad Fair, Bernhard Center East Ballroom, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.