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

Monday, Sept. 7

U.S. Labor Day - No classes. WMU offices closed except for essential and emergency services.

Tuesday, Sept. 8

Fall classes begin

Thursday, Sept. 10

Global and International Studies Program Fall Kick-Off, Second Floor Moore Hall, 12:30 to 2 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 11

Economics Research Seminar, "Was Sandmo Right? Experimental Evidence on Attitudes to Price Uncertainty" presented by Marc Bellemare,’ Applied Economics, University of Minnesota, 2212 Dunbar Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 11

Bronco Bash—Annual welcome back festival for students, staff and faculty, and community, Sangren Pedestrian Mall, 3 to 7 p.m. 

Wednesday, Sept. 16

History Lecture"Central Europe and the Ottoman Empire in the Sixteenth Century: Views and Perceptions of German Chroniclers" presented by Professor Martin Hille, visiting professor from the University of Passau, Passau, Germany, co-sponsored by the Department of History and the Diether H. Haenicke Institute for Global EducationUniversity Center for the Humanities, 2500 Knauss Hall), 4 to 6 p.m. Reception to follow.

Thursday, Sept. 17

College of Arts and Sciences Women's Caucus Welcome Reception, come and visit with new and returning faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences to kick off the academic year, lobby of the Richmond Center for Visual Arts, 3:30 to 5 p.m.  

Friday, Sept. 18

Study in the States Courses, deadline for instructors to submit a proposal to The Lee Honors College for courses that allow students to travel in small groups with WMU faculty experts to conduct place-based, experiential learning outside of southwest Michigan. 

Economics Research Seminar, "A Theory on Borrowing Capacity and Foreign Direct Investment" presented by Todd Sarnstrom, Department of’ Economics, WMU, 2212 Dunbar Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Confucius Institute Performance, "Chinese Harmonies with a Taste of Hunan" cultural performance tour, WMU Little Theater, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., tickets are $5; $3 for WMU students (available in 2152 Dunbar Hall or at the door).

Tuesday, Sept. 22

Center for the Study of Ethics in Society Lecture, "The Germans and their Nazi Past: To What Extent Have They Accepted Responsibility?" presented by Professor Martin Hille, visiting professor from the University of Passau, Passau, Germany, 205 Bernhard Center, 4 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 23

Werner Sichel Economics Lecture Series, "The U.S. and the China Challenge" presented by Dr. Murray Scot Tanner, Senior Research Scientist, China Studies Division CNS Corporation, 2028 Brown Hall, noon to 1:15 p.m.  

Thursday, Sept. 24

China Lecture, "Changes and Challenges to Food Marketing Systems in Urban China" presented by Dr. Ann Veeck, WMU professor of marketing,  co-sponsored by Timothy Light Center for Chinese Studies and the Haenicke Institute for Global Education, 1028 Brown Hall, 4:30 to 6 p.m.

The Gwen Frostic Reading Series, featuring T. Geronimo Johnson, sponsored by the Department of English creative writing program, 157-159 Bernhard Center, 8 to 9:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 26

China Festival, stop by for games, performances, display booths and hands-on activities, co-sponsored by the WMU Confucius Institute, Timothy Light Center for Chinese Studies, and the Department of World Languages and Literatures, Student Recreation Center, noon to 4 p.m. Free admission and parking; food for purchase.

Wednesday, Sept. 30

Global Education Panel Discussion, "Human trafficking: In our own backyard" with panelists Amanda Colgrove of Coalition Against Trafficking and Exploitation (CATE) and Becky McDonald of Women at Risk (WAR), International, and moderated by Angie Moe, professor of sociology, WMU; co-sponsored by the Global and International Studies Program and the Haenicke Institute for Global Education; 210 Bernhard Center, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.    

Friday, Oct. 2

Economics Research Seminar"Formal (Official) and Informal (Bribes and Gifts) Payments in the Medical Care Sector in Russia" presented by Alexandra Polovinka, Department of’ Economics, WMU, 2212 Dunbar Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday Oct. 7

Werner Sichel Economics Lecture Series, "An Assessment of Napoleon's Prediction that an Awakened China Would Shake the World" presented by Professor Wing Thye Woo, Department of Economics, University of California at Davis, 2028 Brown Hall, noon to 1:15 p.m.  

Thursday, Oct. 8

Economics Lecture, "The Age of Pill" presented by Dr. Martha Bailey, associate professor of economics and research associate professor of the Population Studies Center, University of Michigan, co-sponsored by the Department of Economics, College of Arts and Sciences and Lee Honors College, WMU Lee Honors College Lounge, 12:15 to 1:30 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 9

Economics Research Seminar, "Does Diet Intervention Lower Students’ Anemia Rate in Rural China? Evidence from a Random Control Trial in Shaanxi Province" presented by Rong Shi, Department of Economics, WMU, 2212 Dunbar Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 14

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

Thursday, Oct. 15

The Gwen Frostic Reading Series, featuring Richard Siken, sponsored by the Department of English creative writing program, 157-159 Bernhard Center, 8 to 9:30 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 23

Economics Research Seminar, "Family Structure, Social Norms, and Investment in Agricultural Inputs: Evidence from Mali" presented by Aissatou Ouedraogo, Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics, Michigan State University, 2212 Dunbar Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

CAS Alumni Achievement Awards

Friday, Nov. 6

Economics Research Seminar, "Sustainable Intensification and Farmer Preferences for Crop System Attributes: Evidence from Malawi’s Central and Southern Regions" presented by David L. Ortega, Department of’ Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics, Michigan State University, 2212 Dunbar Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 11

Werner Sichel Economics Lecture Series, "Is there a Xi Jinping Model of Economic Reform?" presented by Professor Barry J. Naughton, Sokwanlok Chair ofChinese International Affairs Graduate School of International Relations Pacific Studies, University of California, San Diego, 3502 Knauss Hall, noon to 1:15 p.m.  

Thursday, Nov. 19

The Gwen Frostic Reading Series Alumni Reading, featuring Heather A. Slomski, Traci Brimhall, and Adam Pasen, sponsored by the Department of English creative writing program, 157-159 Bernhard Center, 8 to 9:30 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 20

Economics Research Seminar, "Searching for Hidden Costs: A Technology-Based Approach to the Energy Efficiency Gap in Light-Duty Vehicles" presented by Gloria Helfand, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2212 Dunbar Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 2

The Gwen Frostic Reading Series, featuring Arnold Johnston and Deborah Ann Percy, sponsored by the Department of English creative writing program, 208-209 Bernhard Center, 8 to 9:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016 

Werner Sichel Economics Lecture Series, “China’s Evolving State Enterprises” presented by Professor Mary E. Lovely, Melvin A. Eggers Economics Faculty Scholar and Professor of Economics, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, 2028 Brown Hall, noon to 1:15 p.m.  

Wednesday, Mar. 30, 2016 

Werner Sichel Economics Lecture Series, “Why is the Exit Right the Key to The Birth of China’s Land Market?” presented by Professor James G. Wen Department of Economics, Trinity College, 2028 Brown Hall, noon to 1:15 p.m.  

Wednesday, Apr. 13, 2016

Werner Sichel Economics Lecture Series, “Trade, Migration and Growth: Evidence from China” presented by Professor Xiaodong Zhu Department of Economics, University of Toronto 2028 Brown Hall, noon to 1:15 p.m.