Coming Events

Unless otherwise noted, all presentations will take place in the Zhang Legacy Collection Center—next to the College of Health and Human Services on South Oakland Drive at 2 p.m.

September 9

Field trip: Discussion and tour of the Michigan Geological Repository for Research and Education

  • Location: 5272 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo MI
  • Speaker: Dr. William Harrison (Emeriti Geology)

Dr. Harrison will describe the role of the MGRRE as it focuses on the recognition, utilization and protection of Michigan’s natural resources (minerals, energy and water). The Michigan Geological Repository for Research and Education is the research center for geological studies in the state of Michigan. This program will give the participants a good opportunity to better understand our need to protect Michigan's natural resources.

October 14

Dr. John Harvey Kellogg and the Religion of Biologic Living

  • Speaker: Dr. Brian Wilson (Professor Comparative Religion)

The program explains Battle Creek’s reputation as a health spa in the early 20th century and Dr. Kellogg’s role in creating it.

November 11

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute: Role and Function

  • Speaker: Dr. Shirley Swanson (Director, Advisory Board of Osher Lifelong Learning Institute)

The program explains how Osher came to WMU and how it currently functions to offer classes and trips.

December 9

Annual Wine Tasting and Holiday Gathering

  • Location: Fetzer Center
  • Time: 5 to 7 p.m.

The Annual Holiday gathering will feature a wine tasting experience with locally produced wines. A Lawton Ridge Winery vintner will guide us through the wine tasting process to select wines to favor our palate. The combination of wine, hor d’oeuvres, colleagues and conversation is a recipe for a holiday celebration. Hope to see you there.