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

Tuesday, Sept. 30

Peace Corp Information Session, Live, Learn, and Work with a Community Overseas, 212 Bernhard Center, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Ethics Lecture, "The Unseen Force: The Power of Traumatic Experiences in Changing the Course of Development Across the Lifespan" presented by James A. Henry, professor, WMU School of Social Work, Co-sponsored by the College of Health and Human Services and the School of Social Work, 209 Bernhard Center, 7 to 9 p.m. Reception to follow.

Wednesday, Oct. 1

Peace Corp Information Session, Live, Learn, and Work with a Community Overseas, Bernhard Center Bronco Mall, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 2

Haenicke Institute for Global Education Guest Speaker, Ebola: A Panel Discussion on the Current Ebola Outbreak in West Africa, Co-sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Ph.D. Program and the Western Michigan University School of Medicine, 204 Bernhard Center, noon.

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 Friedmann Hall, 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Institute of Government and Politics and Department of Political Science Speaker Series, "Order in Chaos: Intra-Party Coordination in Proportional Representation Systems" presented by Dr. Jose Antonio Cheibub, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 3301 Friedmann Hall, 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Political Science Guest Presentation, "Order in Chaos: Intra-Party Coordination in Proportional Representation Systems" presented by Dr. Jose Antonio Cheibub, University of Illinois, Friedmann Hall, 3rd Floor Library, 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Physics Colloquium Series "Physics Majors Don't Just Do Physics: Unconventional Career Paths for Physics Grads," presented by Dr. Marc Humphrey, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria, and recipient of the 2014 Physics Alumni Achievement Award, 1110 Rood Hall, 4 p.m. (refreshments in 2202 Everett Tower), 3:30 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 3

Biological Sciences Seminar Series, "Cellular defects in skeletal muscle in ALS: Is the muscle talking back to the nerve?" presented by Dr. Eva Chin, University of Maryland, 1710 Wood Hall, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Philosophy Guest Speaker, "Philosophical Problems of Modal Logic" presented by Dr. Idrani Sanyal, professor of philosophy and co-ordinator, Centre for Sri Aurobindo Studies at Jadavpur University in Kolkata, 3014 Moore Hall, 1 to 2 p.m.

Monday Oct. 6

Ernst Breisach Faculty Research Colloquium, "The Rice and Malaguetta Cultivators of Pre-Liberia and the Making of the Atlantic Community of  Colonial South Carolina, 1510-1808" presented by Dr. Amos Beyan, professor in the WMU Department of History, College of Arts and Sciences International Conference Room, 2302 Friedmann, noon to 1 p.m.

Grad School Fair, Bernhard Center Ballroom, 3 to 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 8

Study Abroad Fair, Bernhard Center East Ballroom, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Thursday, Oct 9

Michigan Association of Broadcasting Career Fair, bring your resumes and meet representatives from the media industry. This is a great resource for securing internships or entry level employment. Business or business casual dress recommended. Co-sponsored by School of Communication, second floor Brown Hall, noon to 3 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 Friedmann Hall, 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Timothy Light Center for Chinese Studies Lecture, “The Dragon’s Tale: Modernizing the Chinese Military and What It Means to the United States," presented by Dr. Xiao Bing Li, director of the Western Pacific Institute at the University of Central Oklahoma, 2028 Brown Hall, 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 10

Biological Sciences Seminar Series, "Disulfide bond formation and reduction in the chloroplast lumen" presented by Dr. Patrice Hamel, Ohio State University, 1710 Wood Hall, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 13

Physics Colloquium Series, "Changes Coming to the SI System" presented by Dr. Alvin Rosenthal, WMU Department of Physics, 1110 Rood Hall, 4 p.m. (refreshments in 2202 Everett Tower, 3:30 p.m.)

Wednesday, Oct. 15

CAS Global Learning Outcomes Brown Bag, An opportunity for WMU faculty and staff to review and discuss the proposed draft of global learning outcomes created by the College of Arts and Sciences International Committee, College of Arts and Sciences International Room, 2302 Friedmann, noon to 1:30 p.m.

Werner Sichel Lecture Series, "Can We Reverse the Damage from the Great Recession?" presented by Dr. Laurence Ball, professor of economics, John Hopkins University, 2028 Brown Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 16

Anthony Ellis Scholarly Speaker Series, "Race and Racism, 1700s to Now" presented by Dr. Patrick Brantlinger, Indiana University, Center for the Humanities, 2500 Knauss, 7 p.m. to 8:30 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 Friedmann Hall, 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 17

Biological Sciences Seminar Series, "Food Security: Beyond the Green Revolution" presented by Dr. Jeffery Watts, Biological Sciences 2014 Distinguished Alumnus from Zoetis Global Therapeutics Research, 1710 Wood Hall, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 22

Gwen Frostic Series, "Life Amongst the 'Tar Sands' Oil Pipelines: Impacts on Rural Communities and the Environment," Lee Honors College, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 23

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 Friedmann Hall, 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Chemistry Seminar, "Physical Chemistry Seminar" presented by Dr. Trilisa M. Perrine, associate professor at Ohio Northern University and 2014 WMU Alumni Achievement Award Winner, 1720 Chemistry Building, 4 to 5:15 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 24

Brown Bag talk, "An Intellectual Account of Evil: Kant and Anselm on Morality and the Freedom of the Will," presented by Dr. Janelle DeWitt, WMU Department of Philosophy, 3014 Moore Hall, noon to 1 p.m.

Economics Research Seminar Series, "Ballots Versus Bombs: Do Elections Influence the Equity Volatility Of US Military Contractors" presented by Dr. Matthew Ross, assistant professor of finance, WMU Haworth College of Business, 2212 Dunbar Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Biological Sciences Seminar Series, "Delaying aging is beneficial in C. elegans models of  neurodegenerative disease" presented by Dr. Jeremy Van Raamsdonk, Van Andel Institute, 1710 Wood Hall, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Homecoming 2014, Distinguished Alumni Awards Reception, East Ballroom, Bernhard Center, 7 p.m. Admission fee.

Saturday, Oct. 25

16th Homecoming Campus Classic, 1K Fun Run (8:45 a.m.), 5 K Run and Walk (9:15 a.m.). Registration fee.

WMU Alumni Homecoming Tailgate, Parking Lot 1 on Oakland Drive (East Campus). Admission fee.

91st Homecoming Game, Time TBA. Admission fee.

Monday, October 27

Physics Colloquium Series, "Asteroid Rotation Studies at Butler University" presented by Dr. Xianming L. Han, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Butler University, 1110 Rood Hall 4 p.m. (refreshments in 2202 Everett Tower, 3:30 p.m.)

Thursday, Oct. 30

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 Friedmann Hall, 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 31

Economics Research Seminar Series, "Economic Shocks, Child Labor and Educational Expenditure—Evidence From Nigeria" presented by Kofi Acheampong, Ph.D. student in WMU applied economics, 2212 Dunbar Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Biological Sciences Seminar Series,"Murder by the Pale Green Light: The blood-curdling tale of a bioluminescent bacterial pathogen" presented by Dr. Michael Wollenberg, Kalamazoo College, 1710 Wood Hall, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 3

Ernst Breisach Faculty Research Colloquium, “From the myth of the American Frontier to the imaginary early medieval Italian Frontiers” presented by Dr. Andrea Berto, associate professor in the WMU Department of History, College of Arts and Sciences International Conference Room, 2302 Friedmann, noon to 1 p.m.

Thursday Nov. 6

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 Friedmann Hall, 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Loew Lecture in Medieval Studies, "Religious Education and Collaboration at the Beguinage of Paris," presented by Tanya Stabler Miller, Purdue University, Calumet, Walwood Commons, 4:30 p.m.

Friday Nov. 7

Economics Research Seminar Series, "The Hidden Cost Of Recessions: Occupational Reassignment Within Firms" presented by Dr. Eliza Forsythe, post-doctoral scholar, W.E. Upjohn Institute, Kalamazoo, Mich., 2212 Dunbar Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 12

Werner Sichel Lecture Series, "Lessons of the Great Recession for Economic Policy-making" presented by Gary Burtless, Whitehead Chair in Economic Studies, the Brookings Institution, 2028 Brown Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 13

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 Friedmann Hall, 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Anthony Ellis Scholarly Speaker Series, "Talking Sex" presented by Dr. Valerie Traub, Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor of English and Women's Studies, University of Michigan, 2500 Knauss Hall, University Center for Humanities, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 14

State of the College Address, 3508 Knauss Hall, 3 p.m.

Economics Research Seminar, "Effectiveness Of Animation Videos In Inducing Technology Adoption: A Field Experiment In Burkina Faso, West Africa" presented by Dr. Mywish Maredia, professor of international development, Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics at Michigan State University, 2212 Dunbar Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 17

Economics Research Seminar, "The Effects Of Unconventional And Conventional U.S. Monetary Policy On Exchange Rate Volatility" presented by DWan Wei, WMU Ph.D. student in applied economics, 0111 Moore Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 20

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 Friedmann Hall, 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Gwen Frostic Series, a seminar and reception, "The True Cost of Oil," presented by Garth Lenz, internationally renowned photographer, Richmond Center, 5:30 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 21

Economics Research Seminar, "Subsidy Policies And Insurance Demand" presented by Dr. Jing Cai, assistant professor of economics, University of Michigan—Ann Arbor, 2212 Dunbar Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 5

Economics Research Seminar, "Uncovering The Wealth, Credit And Exchange Rate Channels of Monetary Transmission Mechanism In A Small Open Economy" presented by Dr. Menelik Geremew, assistant professor of economics, Kalamazoo College, 2212 Dunbar Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

2015

Friday, Jan. 16

Economics Research Seminar, "The Economic Costs Of Climate Inaction" presented by Dr. Ahmed Hussen, Edward and Virginia Van Dalson Professor of Economics and Environmental Studies, Kalamazoo College, 2212 Dunbar Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 23

Economics Research Seminar, "Impact Assessment Struggles In A Post-War Period" presented by Dr. Cynthia Donovan, associate professor in the Department of International Development, Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics, Michigan State University, 2212 Dunbar Hall, 3 to 4 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 6

Economics Research Seminar, "How Does Financial Literacy And Involvement In Financial Institutions Affect Black Wealth?" presented by Dr. Leslie A. Muller, assistant professor of economics, Grand Valley State University 2212 Dunbar Hall, 3 to 4 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 13

Economics Research Seminar, "The Impact Of Fiscal Poverty In Ethiopia: "A Computable General Equilibrium-Microsimulation Analysis" presented by Daniel Abraham Mengistu, WMU Ph.D. student in applied economics, 2212 Dunbar Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 18

Werner Sichel Lecture Series, "Central Banking in the Great Recession" presented by Donald Kohn, senior fellow, the Brookings Institute, 2028 Brown Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 20

Economics Research Seminar, "For Love Reward? Characterizing Preferences For Giving To Parents In An Experimental Setting" presented by Dr. Maria Porter, assistant professor in the Department of International Development, Dept. of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics, Michigan State University, 2212 Dunbar Hall 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 27

Economics Research Seminar, "Health Insurance And Workers' Compensation" Speaker and title: Dr. Marcus Dillender, economist, W.E. Upjohn Institute For Employment Research, Kalamazoo, Mich., 2212 Dunbar Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 4

Werner Sichel Lecture Series, "International Dimensions of the Great Recession and the Weak Recovery" presented by Kathryn Dominguez, professor of public policy and professor of economics, University of Michigan, 2028 Brown Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Friday, March 20

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.

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.

Friday, March 27

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.

Friday, April 3

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.

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.

Friday, April 10

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.

Friday, April 17

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.