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Reserve a conference room in 2302 or 2307 Friedmann Hall

Thursday, April 17

George Klein Lecture, "Diasporas and Contested Sovereignty" presented by Maria Koinova, University of Warwick, Political Science Library, 3301 Friedmann, 11 a.m.

Comparative Religion Guest Lecture, "Theorizing the Ghostly" presented by Dr. Bruce Lincoln, University of Chicago Divinity School, 1028 Brown Hall, 4:30 p.m.

George Klein Lecture, "The Impact of Ethnic Conflict in the Balkan States" presented by Maria Koinova, University of Warwick, 208 Bernhard, 7 p.m.

Friday, April 18

Celebratory launch of HDReAM (Health Data Research, Analysis and Mapping), a collaboration between WMU Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, the departments of Statistics and Geography, and Calhoun and Kalamazoo County Health Departments, Fetzer Center, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. RSVP for lunch by April 4.

Biological Sciences Seminar Series featuring Dr. Angela Kent, University of Illinois, 1710 Wood Hall, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Flash Fiction Reading, Students from Thisbe Nissen's ENGL 5970 course, Literary Forms: Flash Fiction, will read from their original short-short stories, 3025 Brown, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. (light refreshments provided)

Retirement Reception, honoring Dr. Gerald Sievers, Department of Statistics, for 46 years of service to the University, The Oaklands, 4 to 6 p.m

Monday, April 21

Literary Reading by Yoko Tawada, Japanese/German novelist, 3025 Brown Hall, 5 to 6:15 p.m.

Wednesday, April 23

College of Arts and Sciences Faculty and Staff Appreciation Picnic, Humanities Center (outside), 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Friday, April 25

Biological Sciences Seminar Series, "Forest management and climate effects on fire regimes in North American forests: a below ground perspective" presented by
Dr. Jessica Miesel, Michigan State University, 1710 Wood Hall, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 26

College of Arts and Sciences Commencement, Miller Auditorium, 6 p.m.

Saturday, May 3

Burgos Alumni Reunion, The Department of Spanish celebrates 15 years of a mutually beneficial relationship between WMU and the University of Burgos, Fetzer Center, Putney Auditorium, 4 to 10 p.m.