Events

The College of Arts and Sciences at Western Michigan University strives to add value to the lives of its learners and continuously improve the quality of its programming to meet the needs and expectations of the communities it serves. Join us for events that are tailored to your academic interests and help prepare you for the future.

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Upcoming events

Thursday, February 23

Speaker Series, "Red Aliens and Mass Media: The Strange Career of William Heikkila" presented by Dr. Rachel Buff, professor of American Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, co-sponsored by the Departments of English, History and Spanish, University Center for the Humanities, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Friday, February 24

Facilitated discussion, Online teaching brown-bag discussion by Dr. Cathryn Bailey, professor of Gender and Women's Studies, Bernhard Center's Faculty Dining Room, 11:30 to 12:45 p.m. Free.
 

Economics Research Seminar, presentation by Kirk Doran, associate professor, Department of Economics, University of Notre Dame, 2212 Dunbar Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Biological Sciences Seminar, "The Global Freshwater Crisis: Lessons for the Great Lakes" presented by Dr. Gary Lamberti, University of Notre Dame, 1710 Wood Hall, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 1

Ethics Speaker Series, “Integrity in the Criminal Justice System” presented by panel moderator Tonya Krause-Phelan, auxiliary dean, WMU Cooley Law School, co-sponsored by the WMU Cooley Law School and The Center for the Study of Ethics in Society, 211 Bernhard Center, 7 to 8 p.m.

Friday, March 3

Spirit Day, no classes.

March 6 through 10

Spring Recess, no classes

Thursday, March 16

Geochange Open House, Mary Upjohn Meader Exhibits Gallery, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Ethics Speaker Series, “Do We Have a Moral Obligation to Study the Liberal Arts?” presented by Kristopher Phillips, Philosophy, Southern Utah University, co-sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and Department of Teaching, Learning and Educational Studies, 213 Bernhard Center, 6 to 7 p.m.

Friday, March 17

Economics Research Seminar, presentation by Shihe Fu, Fulbright Scholar and professor, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, Chengdu, China, 2212 Dunbar Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Biological Sciences Seminar, "Human B1 cells in health and disease" presented by Dr. Thomas Rothstein, WMU Medical School, 1710 Wood Hall, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 21

Women's Caucus Seminar, "The Empress' Gaze: Roman Women and Desire in History and Film" presented by Dr. Anise Strong, professor of History, Women's Caucus, 3025 Brown Hall, 4 to 6 p.m.

Thursday, March 23

Military Career Fair, Register at Boots to Suits: A military- and veteran-only job fair

Science and the Human Endeavor, Kalamazoo Community Foundation's 2017 Community Meeting: "Exploring the Frontiers of Space and Human Potential" presented by Mae Jemison, Miller Auditorium, 7 p.m.

Friday, March 24

Economics Research Seminar, presentation by Marti Mestieri, assistant professor, Department of Economics, Northwestern University, 2212 Dunbar Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Biological Sciences Seminar, "Creating Conversations: Engaging Faculty in Transformation of the Gateway Curriculum" presented by Dr. Cori Fata-Hartley, Michigan State University, 1710 Wood Hall, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 26

Poetry reading, "Everything at Rest is Waiting to Move" by Joseph Gross, Michigan News Agency, 308 W. Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Tuesday, March 28

College of Arts and Sciences Strategic Plan Town Hall Meeting, college staff, students and faculty are welcome to attend one of four town hall meetings to offer feedback on the draft plan, Center for Humanities, 10 a.m. to noon.

Wednesday, March 29

Limitless! Speaker Series, "Make Your Habits" presented by Dr. James Cousins, associate dean, College of Arts and Sciences, 3502 Knauss Hall, 2 to 3 p.m.

Gender and Women's Studies Seminar, "Who Runs the Classroom? A Community Classroom Event: Students Discuss Black Feminism, Beyonce, and Beyond" presented by Dr. Jennifer Richardson, assistant professor, Gender and Women's Studies, 1920 Sangren Hall, 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 30

College of Arts and Sciences Strategic Plan Town Hall Meeting, college staff, students and faculty are welcome to attend one of four town hall meetings to offer feedback on the draft plan, Center for Humanities, 1 to 3 p.m.

Science and the Human Endeavor, "How to Travel Through the World's Paintbox" presented by Victoria Finlay, 1910 Sangren Hall, 7 p.m.

Friday, March 31

Economics Research Seminar, presentation by Manasi Despande, assistant professor, Department of Economics, University of Chicago, 2212 Dunbar Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Biological Sciences Seminar, presentation by Dr. Kazem Kashefi, Michigan State University, 1710 Wood Hall, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Monday, April 3

College of Arts and Sciences Strategic Plan Town Hall Meeting, college staff, students and faculty are welcome to attend one of four town hall meetings to offer feedback on the draft plan, University Center for the Humanities, 10 a.m. to noon.

Wednesday, April 5

Werner Sichel Economics Lecture Series, “On the Implications of a Piecemeal Approach to Immigration Policy and Enforcement” presented by Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes, professor and chair, Department of Economics, San Diego State University, 2028 Brown Hall, noon to 1:15 p.m.

College of Arts and Sciences Strategic Plan Town Hall Meeting, college staff, students and faculty are welcome to attend one of four town hall meetings to offer feedback on the draft plan, Center for Humanities, 1 to 3 p.m.

Thursday, April 6

Winnie Veenstra Peace Lecture, “Again Toward Perpetual Peace: World Government by Lottocracy” presented by Alexander Guerrero, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania, co-sponsored by the Department of Philosophy, Haenicke Institute for Global Education, Department of Political Science, and the Kalamazoo Peace Center, 213 Bernhard Center, 6 to 7 p.m.

Friday, April 7

Community Celebration of Dunn Presidency, Miller Auditorium.

Biological Sciences Seminar, presentation by Dr. Sean Weise, Michigan State University, 1710 Wood Hall, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Friday, April 14

Economics Research Seminar, presentation by Aemit Lakdawala, assistant professor, Department of Economics, Michigan State University, 2212 Dunbar Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Biological Sciences Seminar, "Ecological and agricultural consequences of crop domestication for plant defense to insect herbivory" presented by Dr. Ian Kaplan, Purdue University, 1710 Wood Hall, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 19

Werner Sichel Economics Lecture Series, “The Great Economic Potential of Immigration to the U.S.” presented by Giovanni Peri, professor of economics and chair, Department of Economics, University of California, Davis, 2028 Brown Hall, noon to 1:15 p.m.

Thursday, April 20

Geochange Open House, Mary Upjohn Meader Exhibits Gallery, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Friday, April 21

Biological Sciences Seminar, "The Wondrous Cycles of Polyploidy in Plants" presented by Dr. Jonathan Wendel, Iowa State University, 1710 Wood Hall, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 29

Commencement