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, Sept. 18

CAS Women's Caucus Fall Reception, 2500 Knauss, University Center for the Humanities, 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Real Talk Diversity Series, "Unraveling the Gender Knot" by Dr. Allan Johnson, Multicultural Center of the Trimpe Building, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Refreshments will be provided.

Friday, Sept. 19

Biological Sciences Seminar Series, "Worms and Germs: Interactions between Nematodes and Bacteria" presented by Dr. Amanda Wollenberg, Kalamazoo College, 1710 Wood Hall, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 22

Geosciences Seminar Series, "Paleoclimate erspectives on ice sheet and sea level sensitivity" presented by Dr. Tim Naish, Victoria University, New Zealand, 1118 Rood Hall, 4 to 5 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 24

2nd Annual Michigan Autism Conference, Radisson Plaza Hotel, Kalamazoo, Mich. Light refreshments at 6 p.m.; presentation from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Registration required for this free session.

Thursday, Sept. 25

2nd Annual Michigan Autism Conference, Radisson Plaza Hotel, Kalamazoo, Mich. Registration fee.

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.

Visiting Scholars and Artists Program"A Conversation and Bilingual Reading" presented by Hiromi Ito, Japanese poet and novelist, and translator Dr. Jeffrey Angles, WMU Department of World Languages and Literatures, 3025 Brown Hall, 4 to 5:30 p.m. A book signing will follow and books will be available for purchase. Co-sponsored by the WMU Visiting Scholars and Artists Program, the Soga Japan Center and the Department of World Languages and Literatures.

Mathematics Colloquium Series, “Hamiltonian Graphs: Advancing an Idea of Hamilton” presented by Dr. Ping Zhang, WMU Department of Mathematics, 6625 Everett Tower, Alavi Commons Room, 4:05 to 5 p.m. (refreshments served at 3:50 p.m.)

Friday, Sept. 26

2nd Annual Michigan Autism Conference, Radisson Plaza Hotel, Kalamazoo, Mich. Registration fee.

Grad Talks, symposium featuring 10-minute presentations of graduate students' scholarly endeavors, Lee Honors College lounge, 4 to 6 p.m.

Biological Sciences Seminar Series, "Planarian Regeneration: The Shape of Things to Come" presented by Dr. Wendy Beane, WMU Department of Biological Sciences, 1710 Wood Hall, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 27

China Festival, showcase of Chinese food and culture, including a ping pong finals, performances, displays and food from local Chinese restaurants; Student Recreation Center; Noon to 5 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 28

World Languages and Literatures Poetry Reading, "Poetry in Nineteen Languages: A Symphony for the Senses," Portage District Library, 300 Library Ln., Portage, Mich, 2 to 4 p.m. followed by a reception with foods from around the world.

Monday, Sept. 29

Physics Colloquium Series,"Antihydrogen trapped and manipulated" presented by Dr. Francis Robicheaux, Purdue University, 1110 Rood Hall, 4 p.m. (refreshments in 2202 Everett Tower, 3:30 p.m.)

Tuesday, Sept. 30

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.

Thursday, Oct. 2

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.

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. Also, 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

State of the College Address, 2028 Brown Hall, 1 to 3 p.m.

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.

Guest Speaker Dr. Idrani Sanyal will be speaking on Philosophical Problems of Modal Logic. 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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.