Photo of Irish Fest sign at Old Dog Tavern.

Irish Fest returns to downtown Kalamazoo

Entertainment Friday and Saturday, June 23-24, will include a variety of Celtic bands and performers in addition to Irish Step dancers, a kilt contest, and the greenest eyes, reddest hair, and most freckles contests.

Photo of Kelci Winchell posing with a child at the Malambo Orphanage, Panama.

Dance students return from service trip in Panama

For the second year, WMU students participated in the nonprofit service program, Movement Exchange, which provides free, year-round dance classes at partner orphanages and at-risk youth foundations.

You are welcome here

The Haenicke Institute for Global Education and Western Michigan University are committed to being a welcoming and supportive place for everyone on our campus and in our community. As a proud advocate of diversity, the Haenicke Institute has developed a “You are welcome here” poster and appreciates any support you can give in spreading the message of this campaign.  You are invited to print your own poster or submit poster requests to the Haenicke Institute at

Copy of passport and stamped pages

Apply for U.S. passports at campus office

A United States passport acceptance facility is available in the Haenicke Institute for Global Education’s main administrative office on the second floor of Ellsworth Hall. Members of the campus community and the public planning international travel may apply for their passports via appointment or during walk-in hours.

June 24

Biking with CELCIS students Canceled—Join in showing international students local culture by riding the famous Kal-Haven bike trail. Bike rental is $10; register at

June 28

Retirement reception For Ann Ganz, Haenicke Institute for Global Education, for more than 10 years of service to the University, Bernhard Center's Bronco Global Lounge, 4 to 6 p.m.