Global Events

Get Globally Engaged this Week!—a weekly email of opportunities to get globally engaged.

September 2017

Thursday, Sept. 14

  • "La Jeune Fille Sans Mains (The Girl Without Hands)" showing—12:30 p.m. at Celebration! Cinema Crossroads, 6600 Ring Road, Portage, hosted by the Kalamazoo Film Society. Don't miss the animated adaptation of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale of the same name. Admission is $7; open to the public. 
  • Global and International Studies Program Fall Welcome—3:30 to 5 p.m. in 2041 Moore Hall, hosted by the Global and International Studies program. Join global and international studies for a "Shay-Buna" (afternoon tea-coffee) to kick off the fall semester. Refreshments provided; free and open to the public. 
  • "China's Emerging Role in Global Agriculture" lecture—4 p.m. in 1028 Brown Hall, hosted by the Timothy Light Center for Chinese Studies. The lecture will be give by Dr. Fred Gale, senior economist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Free and open to the public.
  • Hispanic Heritage Month music celebration—6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Center Stage in the Bronco Mall of the Bernhard Center, hosted by Multicultural Affairs. The event is a kickoff to the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month and will feature musical from Spain and Latin America. Free and open to the public. 
  • "Our Fires Still Burn" film screening—6:30 p.m. at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, 314 S. Park St., Kalamazoo, hosted by the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. The film invites viewers into the lives of contemporary Native Americans living in the Midwest. Free with museum admission; open to the public. 
  • "Trip to Spain" showing—9:15 p.m. at Celebration! Cinema Crossroads, 6600 Ring Road, Portage, hosted by the Kalamazoo Film Society. Don't miss this comedy which portrays Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon playing versions of themselves as they travel around Spain sampling sites and restaurants. Admission is $7; open to the public. 

Friday, Sept. 15

  • Welcoming Michigan Statewide Convening—8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Washtenaw Community College, 4800 E. Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor, hosted by Welcoming Michigan. Join the 4th annual gathering of community members and municipial partners to learn from each other and share promising practices around immigrant integration. Registration starts at $30; open to the public. 
  • "China's Pork Industry: A Globalization Story" talk—noon in 204 Bernhard Center, hosted by the Timothy Light Center for Chinese Studies, the Department of Geography, the Department of Economics, the Confucius Institute at WMU, the Food and Consumer Packaged Goods Marketing program and the Haenicke Institute for Global Education. The talk will be give by Dr. Fred Gale, senior economist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  Free and open to the public.
  • "Trip to Spain" showing—12:30 p.m. at Celebration! Cinema Crossroads, 6600 Ring Road, Portage, hosted by the Kalamazoo Film Society. Don't miss this comedy which portrays Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon playing versions of themselves as they travel around Spain sampling sites and restaurants. Admission is $7; open to the public. 
  • "La Jeune Fille Sans Mains (The Girl Without Hands)" showing—3:30 p.m. at Celebration! Cinema Crossroads, 6600 Ring Road, Portage, hosted by the Kalamazoo Film Society. Don't miss the animated adaptation of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale of the same name. Admission is $7; open to the public. 

Saturday, Sept. 16

  • International Student Activities travels to Saugatuck—9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Saugatuck, hosted by International Student Activities. Join International Student Activities in teaching the importance and fun of our Lake Michigan beaches. Registration required at intl-activities@wmich.edu; $10 registration includes transportation and lunch. Open to the public. 
  • Kalamazoo Hispanic Fiesta—11 a.m. to 9 p.m. in Bronson Park, 200 S. Rose St., Kalamazoo, hosted by the Division of Multicultural Affairs and Despierta Kalamazoo. The fiesta will include a variety of musical performances, food for purchase and games. Free and open to the public.  
  • "La Jeune Fille Sans Mains (The Girl Without Hands)" showing—12:30 p.m. at Celebration! Cinema Crossroads, 6600 Ring Road, Portage, hosted by the Kalamazoo Film Society. Don't miss the animated adaptation of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale of the same name. Admission is $7; open to the public. 
  • "Trip to Spain" showing—9:15 p.m. at Celebration! Cinema Crossroads, 6600 Ring Road, Portage, hosted by the Kalamazoo Film Society. Don't miss this comedy which portrays Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon playing versions of themselves as they travel around Spain sampling sites and restaurants. Admission is $7; open to the public. 

Sunday, Sept. 17

  • "Our People, Our Land, Our Images" gallery tour—2 to 3 p.m. at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, 314 S. Park St., Kalamazoo, hosted by the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. Join a docent-led tour of the exhibit which includes 51 works by 26 indigenous photgraphers from Canada, Iraq, New Zealand and the U.S. Free with museum admission; open to the public. 
  • "Trip to Spain" showing—6:30 p.m. at Celebration! Cinema Crossroads, 6600 Ring Road, Portage, hosted by the Kalamazoo Film Society. Don't miss this comedy which portrays Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon playing versions of themselves as they travel around Spain sampling sites and restaurants. Admission is $7; open to the public. 
  • "La Jeune Fille Sans Mains (The Girl Without Hands)" showing—9:15 p.m. at Celebration! Cinema Crossroads, 6600 Ring Road, Portage, hosted by the Kalamazoo Film Society. Don't miss the animated adaptation of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale of the same name. Admission is $7; open to the public. 

Monday, Sept. 18

  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the 4th floor reception area of Ellsworth Hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free and open to the public.
  • "Trip to Spain" showing—3:30 p.m. at Celebration! Cinema Crossroads, 6600 Ring Road, Portage, hosted by the Kalamazoo Film Society. Don't miss this comedy which portrays Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon playing versions of themselves as they travel around Spain sampling sites and restaurants. Admission is $7; open to the public. 
  • Multicultural Meet and Greet—6 to 9 p.m. on the second floor of the Bernhard Center, hosted by the Division of Multicultural Affairs. The event offers opportunities to build relationships with students of color, connect with multicultural RSO's, hear success stories from faculty and alumni of color and learn about local resources. Free and open to the public. 
  • "La Jeune Fille Sans Mains (The Girl Without Hands)" showing—6:30 p.m. at Celebration! Cinema Crossroads, 6600 Ring Road, Portage, hosted by the Kalamazoo Film Society. Don't miss the animated adaptation of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale of the same name. Admission is $7; open to the public. 

Tuesday, Sept. 19

  • "Dancing for My Tribe: Potawatomi Tradition in Modern Times" ARTbreak—noon at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, 314 S. Park St., Kalamazoo, hosted by the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. A Tribal Member of Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Sharon Hoogstraten, describes her 5-year photographic portrait of Potawatomi Native Americans. Free and open to the public.
  • "Trip to Spain" showing—12:30 p.m. at Celebration! Cinema Crossroads, 6600 Ring Road, Portage, hosted by the Kalamazoo Film Society. Don't miss this comedy which portrays Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon playing versions of themselves as they travel around Spain sampling sites and restaurants. Admission is $7; open to the public. 
  • Ice cream social with international students—2 to 4 p.m. at Kanley Chapel, hosted by International Student Activities. Join international students for ice cream, raffles and games. Free and open to the public.
  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the 4th floor reception area of Ellsworth Hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free and open to the public.
  • "La Jeune Fille Sans Mains (The Girl Without Hands)" showing—3:30 p.m. at Celebration! Cinema Crossroads, 6600 Ring Road, Portage, hosted by the Kalamazoo Film Society. Don't miss the animated adaptation of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale of the same name. Admission is $7; open to the public. 
  • Mesa Española—4 to 5 p.m. in the Brown Hall lobby, hosted by the Department of Spanish. Practice Spanish with other students and native Spanish speakers. Refreshments provided; free and open to the public. 

  • "Understanding China Through Music" concert—7 to 9 p.m. at Loy Norrix High School, 606 E. Kilgore Rd., Kalamazoo, hosted by the Confucius Institute at WMU. The concert is part of the celebration of the 8th anniversary of the Confucius Institute that will be performed by a new fusion band featuring Chinese and American hammered dulcimers. Tickets are $15; open to the public. 
  • Tibetan Buddhist meditation/study group—7:15 to 8:30 p.m. at Sanctuary Yoga, 1919 Stearns Ave., Kalamazoo, hosted by Western Michigan Jewel Heart. Explore in a practical way the practices associated with Tibetan Buddhism, including concentration, mindfulness, analysis and visualization. Free and open to the public. 
  • Garba dancing night—7:30 to 9  p.m. at the Rootead Dance Studio, 1501 Fulford Avenue, Kalamazoo, hosted by the Kalamazoo Garba Club. Join the Kalamazoo Garba Club for a pop-up dance night to learn and practice the traditional folk dance from India. Entrance is $3; open to the public.

Wednesday, Sept. 20

  • Local Global Market—10 to 2 p.m. in front of Sangren Hall, hosted by International Student Activities. Area farmers will bring fresh fruits and produce to campus for purchase. Email wayne.l.bond@wmich.edu for questions. Free and open to the public.
  • Lyceum Lecture Series: "Legal Issues for the LGTQ+ Community"—noon to 1 p.m. in the Lee Honors College Lounge, hosted by the Lee Honors College. The lecture will be led by Jay Kaplan, director of the ACLU Michigan LGBT Project, and Frank Aielle, professor of law at the WMU Cooley Law School. Free and open to the public.
  • "La Jeune Fille Sans Mains (The Girl Without Hands)" showing—12:30 p.m. at Celebration! Cinema Crossroads, 6600 Ring Road, Portage, hosted by the Kalamazoo Film Society. Don't miss the animated adaptation of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale of the same name. Admission is $7; open to the public. 
  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the 4th floor reception area of Ellsworth Hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free and open to the public.
  • Mesa Española—3 to 4 p.m. in the Brown Hall lobby, hosted by the Department of Spanish. Practice Spanish with other students and native Spanish speakers. Refreshments provided; free and open to the public.
  • Ethics Book Club: "Black and Blue: the Origins and Consequences of Medical Racism"—6 p.m. in the WMed Information Commons, hosted by The Center for the Study of Ethics and Society. Join a discussion of "Black and Blue: the Origins and Consequences of Medical Racism" by John Hoberman led by Keagan Potts, a master's degree student in philosophy. Registration required; free and open to the public. 
  • "Trip to Spain" showing—9:15 p.m. at Celebration! Cinema Crossroads, 6600 Ring Road, Portage, hosted by the Kalamazoo Film Society. Don't miss this comedy which portrays Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon playing versions of themselves as they travel around Spain sampling sites and restaurants. Admission is $7; open to the public. 

Thursday, Sept. 21

  • CELCIS conversation circle (women only)—2 to 3 p.m. in the 4th floor reception area of Ellsworth Hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free and open to women in the public. 
  • "To the People, Food is Heaven: Politics and Quotidian Life in Recent Chinese History" lecture—4:30 p.m. in 1028 Brown Hall, hosted by the Timothy Light Center for Chinese Studies. The lecture will be given by Dr. Hanchao Lu, professor of history at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Free and open to the public. 
  • Alma Latina 40 years celebration—4:30 to 6 p.m. at the WMUK-FM studio, hosted by the Division of Multicultural Affairs. The reception will celebrate 40 years of the Alma Latina radio program, the longest Spanish-language radio show in the Kalamazoo area. Free and open to the public. 
  • "Trip to Spain" showing—6:30 p.m. at Celebration! Cinema Crossroads, 6600 Ring Road, Portage, hosted by the Kalamazoo Film Society. Don't miss this comedy which portrays Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon playing versions of themselves as they travel around Spain sampling sites and restaurants. Admission is $7; open to the public. 
  • "La Jeune Fille Sans Mains (The Girl Without Hands)" showing—9:15 p.m. at Celebration! Cinema Crossroads, 6600 Ring Road, Portage, hosted by the Kalamazoo Film Society. Don't miss the animated adaptation of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale of the same name. Admission is $7; open to the public. 

Friday, Sept. 22

  • "Crossing the 1949 Dividing Line: A New Trend in the Study of Modern China" talk—noon in 204 Bernhard Center, hosted by the Timothy Light Center for Chinese Studies, the Department of History, the Confucius Institute at WMU and the Haenicke Institute for Global Education. The lecture will be given by Dr. Hanchao Lu, director of the China Research Center in Atlanta and professor of history at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Free and open to the public.
  • International Ladies Sports Club—2 to 3 p.m. at the Student Recreation Center, hosted by International Student Activities. Bond with women from all over the world through sports and exercise. Free and open to all women in the community. 

Sunday, Sept. 24

  • "Women Warriors" Portraits by Hung Liu" gallery tour—2 to 3 p.m. at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, 314 S. Park St., Kalamazoo, hosted by the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. Join a docent-led tour of the exhibit which presents visions of determined, strong and beautiful warriors "fragmentary glimpses of unknown women, enveloped within new lives of beauty and dignity." Free with museum admission; open to the public. 

Monday, Sept. 25

  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the 4th floor reception area of Ellsworth Hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free and open to the public.
  • Chinese Culture Classes begin—times vary by class, hosted by the Confucius Institute at WMU. The Confucius Institute offers Chinese culture classes that are open to WMU faculty, staff, students and the public. Half-price discount is available for WMU students and senior citizens (55 and above); open to the public. 

Tuesday, Sept. 26

  • Real Talk Diversity Series: "Surpassing Certainty"—11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Multicultural Center in the Adrian Trimpe Building, hosted by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Join a discussion of "Surpassing Certainty" by Janet Mock facilitated by Natalie Nguyen, director of the Office for Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay and Transgender Student Services, and Lindsay Palar, program coordinator for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Lunch and copies of the book will be provided to a limited number of registered participants; free and open to the public.
  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the 4th floor reception area of Ellsworth Hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free and open to the public.
  • Mesa Española—4 to 5 p.m. in the Brown Hall lobby, hosted by the Department of Spanish. Practice Spanish with other students and native Spanish speakers. Refreshments provided; free and open to the public. 

  • Tibetan Buddhist meditation/study group—7:15 to 8:30 p.m. at Sanctuary Yoga, 1919 Stearns Ave., Kalamazoo, hosted by Western Michigan Jewel Heart. Explore in a practical way the practices associated with Tibetan Buddhism, including concentration, mindfulness, analysis and visualization. Free and open to the public. 

Wednesday, Sept. 27

  • WMU Study Abroad Fair—11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Sangren Hall, hosted by WMU Study Abroad. Attendees will get a chance to speak with WMU students who have studied and interned abroad, WMU professors who coordinate programs and courses abroad and advisors who help guide students in fitting study abroad in to their program of study. Food provided; free and open to the public. 
  • Lyceum Lecture Series: "The Queer Transformation of College Campuses, 1950's to Present"—noon to 1 p.m. in the Lee Honors College Lounge, hosted by the Lee Honors College. The lecture will be led by Dr. Susan Freeman, WMU associate professor and chair of gender and women's studies. Free and open to the public.
  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the 4th floor reception area of Ellsworth Hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free and open to the public.
  • Mesa Española—3 to 4 p.m. in the Brown Hall lobby, hosted by the Department of Spanish. Practice Spanish with other students and native Spanish speakers. Refreshments provided; free and open to the public.

Thursday, Sept. 28

  • HACU National Internship Program presentation—10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in 204 Bernhard Center, hosted by the Division of Multicultural Affairs. Jonathan D. Santeliz, the national executive director for the Hispanic Association for Colleges and Universities National Internship Program, will present the many opportunities offered by the program. Free and open to the public. 
  • Welcome Reception—2 to 4 p.m. in the Bronco Global Lounge, hosted by the Haenicke Institute for Global Education. Join the Haenicke Institute for Global Education in welcoming Associate Provost Dr. Paulo Zagalo-Melo to WMU. Refreshments provided; free and open to the public. 
  • CELCIS conversation circle (women only)—2 to 3 p.m. in the 4th floor reception area of Ellsworth Hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free and open to women in the public. 
  • "The Search for Resistance and Reconciliation" talk—6:30 p.m. at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, 314 S. Park St., Kalamazoo, hosted by the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts and the Kalamazoo College Department of Art and Art History. Artist Erica Lord will discuss her past and current work that explores displacement, cultural identity and cultural limbo. 
  • The Promise of Education Series: "In Defense of Ideals"—7 p.m. in 3502 Knauss Hall, hosted by the University Center for the Humanities. Join Mark Edmundson as he discusses courage, compassion and wisdom in the works of Homer, the Gospels, Plato and Socrates. Free and open to the public. 

Friday, Sept. 29

  • International Ladies Sports Club—2 to 3 p.m. at the Student Recreation Center, hosted by International Student Activities. Bond with women from all over the world through sports and exercise. Free and open to all women in the community. 

October 2017

Monday, Oct. 2

  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the 4th floor reception area of Ellsworth Hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free and open to the public.
  • Multicultural Review—7 to 9:30 p.m. in the Miller Auditorium, hosted by the Division of Multicultural Affairs. Join as WMU students display talents in poetry reading, music, dancing and more. Free and open to the public. 

Tuesday, Oct. 3

  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the 4th floor reception area of Ellsworth Hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free and open to the public.
  • Mesa Española—4 to 5 p.m. in the Brown Hall lobby, hosted by the Department of Spanish. Practice Spanish with other students and native Spanish speakers. Refreshments provided; free and open to the public. 

Wednesday, Oct. 4

  • Local Global Market—10 to 2 p.m. in front of Sangren Hall, hosted by International Student Activities. Area farmers will bring fresh fruits and produce to campus for purchase. Email wayne.l.bond@wmich.edu for questions. Free and open to the public.
  • Lyceum Lecture Series: "LGBTQ+ Representation in Children's Literature"—noon to 1 p.m. in the Lee Honors College Lounge, hosted by the Lee Honors College. The lecture will be led by Dr. Jill Hermann-Wilmarth, WMU professor of teaching, learning and educational studies. Free and open to the public.
  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the 4th floor reception area of Ellsworth Hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free and open to the public.
  • Mesa Española—3 to 4 p.m. in the Brown Hall lobby, hosted by the Department of Spanish. Practice Spanish with other students and native Spanish speakers. Refreshments provided; free and open to the public.
  • Real Talk Diversity Series: "Imagining Inclusion"—6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Multicultural Center in the Adrian Trimpe Building, hosted by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. The discussion will address the question: How can a movemebt be truly inclusive for everyone, including traditionally silenced individuals and communities? Refreshments provided; free and open to the public. 

Thursday, Oct. 5

  • CELCIS conversation circle (women only)—2 to 3 p.m. in the 4th floor reception area of Ellsworth Hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free and open to women in the public. 

Friday, Oct. 6

  • International Ladies Sports Club—2 to 3 p.m. at the Student Recreation Center, hosted by International Student Activities. Bond with women from all over the world through sports and exercise. Free and open to all women in the community. 

Saturday, Oct. 7

  • China Festival—noon to 5 p.m. in the Student Recreation Center, hosted by the Haenicke Institute for Global Education, the Confucius Institute at WMU and others. The event features dance and music performances, a badminton tournament, hands-on activities, a Chinese art exhibition and informational display booths about Chinese culture. Free and open to the public. 

Monday, Oct. 9

  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the 4th floor reception area of Ellsworth Hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, Oct. 10

  • Real Talk Diversity Series: "Surpassing Certainty"—11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Multicultural Center in the Adrian Trimpe Building, hosted by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Join a discussion of "Surpassing Certainty" by Janet Mock facilitated by Natalie Nguyen, director of the Office for Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay and Transgender Student Services, and Lindsay Palar, program coordinator for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Lunch and copies of the book will be provided to a limited number of registered participants; free and open to the public.
  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the 4th floor reception area of Ellsworth Hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free and open to the public.
  • Mesa Española—4 to 5 p.m. in the Brown Hall lobby, hosted by the Department of Spanish. Practice Spanish with other students and native Spanish speakers. Refreshments provided; free and open to the public. 

Wednesday, Oct. 11

  • Local Global Market—10 to 2 p.m. in front of Sangren Hall, hosted by International Student Activities. Area farmers will bring fresh fruits and produce to campus for purchase. Email wayne.l.bond@wmich.edu for questions. Free and open to the public.
  • Lyceum Lecture Series: "National Coming Out Day: Trans and Immigrant Rights in the Fight for Liberation"—noon to 1 p.m. in the Lee Honors College Lounge, hosted by the Lee Honors College and the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership at Kalamazoo College. The lecture will be led by Jennicet Guteirrez, founding member of La Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement. Free and open to the public.
  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the 4th floor reception area of Ellsworth Hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free and open to the public.
  • Mesa Española—3 to 4 p.m. in the Brown Hall lobby, hosted by the Department of Spanish. Practice Spanish with other students and native Spanish speakers. Refreshments provided; free and open to the public.
  • Western World Cup—2 to 6 p.m. at the WMU Student Recreation Center, hosted by International Student Activites and Intramural Sports. Mark your calendars for the soccer face-off of the year as teams around campus and in the community compete for the title of Western World Cup Champions. Register to play by emailing intl-actassist@wmich.edu.

Thursday, Oct. 12

  • CELCIS conversation circle (women only)—2 to 3 p.m. in the 4th floor reception area of Ellsworth Hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free and open to women in the public. 
  • "Immigrant to Neighbor:Journeying through Hope and Fear" panel—7 p.m. in the Brown & Gold Room of the Bernhard Center, hosted by the Study of Ethics in Society. The panel features readings from the recently published anthology Immigration & Justice for Our Neighbors. Free and open to the public. 
  • Western World Cup—2 to 6 p.m. at the WMU Student Recreation Center, hosted by International Student Activites and Intramural Sports. Mark your calendars for the soccer face-off of the year as teams around campus and in the community compete for the title of Western World Cup Champions. Register to play by emailing intl-actassist@wmich.edu.

Friday, Oct. 13

  • Western World Cup Finals—3:30 to 6 p.m. at the WMU Student Recreation Center, hosted by International Student Activites and Intramural Sports. Mark your calendars for the soccer face-off of the year as teams around campus and in the community compete for the title of Western World Cup Champions. Register to play by emailing intl-actassist@wmich.edu.

Saturday, Oct. 14

  • Parade of Flags Homecoming Event—11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Waldo Stadium, hosted by International Student Activities and the Haenicke Institute for Global Education. Don't miss the homecoming tradition that displays the University's international diversity. Register to volunteer by emailing intl-specialprojects@wmich.edu; open to the public. 
  • Hispanic Heritage Month homecoming alumni gathering—1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the College of Health and Human Services Tailgate lot, East Campus, hosted by the Division of Multicultural Affairs. Join as alumni gather to reconnect and share stories of their experiences while students. Food provided; free and open to the public. 

Monday, Oct. 16

  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the 4th floor reception area of Ellsworth Hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, Oct. 17

  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the 4th floor reception area of Ellsworth Hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free and open to the public.
  • Mesa Española—4 to 5 p.m. in the Brown Hall lobby, hosted by the Department of Spanish. Practice Spanish with other students and native Spanish speakers. Refreshments provided; free and open to the public. 

  • Ethics Book Club: "The Left Hand of Darkness"—6 p.m. at the Central City Tap House, 359 S. Kalamazoo Mall, hosted by the Center for the Study of Ethics and Society. Join a discussion of "The Left Hand of Darkness" by Ursula LeGuin led by John Minser, curriculum coordinator at the WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine. Registration required; free and open to the public.

Wednesday, Oct. 18

  • Local Global Market—10 to 2 p.m. in front of Sangren Hall, hosted by International Student Activities. Area farmers will bring fresh fruits and produce to campus for purchase. Email wayne.l.bond@wmich.edu for questions. Free and open to the public.
  • Lyceum Lecture Series: "Beyond Binaries: Identity and Sexuality"—noon to 1 p.m. in the Lee Honors College Lounge, hosted by the Lee Honors College. The lecture will be led by Robyn Ochs, educator, speaker, grassroots activist and editor of Bi Women Quarterly. Free and open to the public.
  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the 4th floor reception area of Ellsworth Hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free and open to the public.
  • Mesa Española—3 to 4 p.m. in the Brown Hall lobby, hosted by the Department of Spanish. Practice Spanish with other students and native Spanish speakers. Refreshments provided; free and open to the public.

Thursday, Oct. 19

  • CELCIS conversation circle (women only)—2 to 3 p.m. in the 4th floor reception area of Ellsworth Hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free and open to women in the public. 
  • Speaker: Immaculée Ilibagiza—7 p.m. at the Miller Auditorium. Immaculée Ilibagiza will talk about her experience as a a survivor of the 1994 Rwandan genocide that took the lives of nearly one million Tutsis. Tickets start at $10; open to the public. 

Monday, Oct. 23

  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the 4th floor reception area of Ellsworth Hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, Oct. 24

  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the 4th floor reception area of Ellsworth Hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free and open to the public.
  • Mesa Española—4 to 5 p.m. in the Brown Hall lobby, hosted by the Department of Spanish. Practice Spanish with other students and native Spanish speakers. Refreshments provided; free and open to the public. 

  • Ethics Book Club: "The Left Hand of Darkness"—6 p.m. at the Central City Tap House, 359 S. Kalamazoo Mall, hosted by the Center for the Study of Ethics and Society. Join a discussion of "The Left Hand of Darkness" by Ursula LeGuin led by John Minser, curriculum coordinator at the WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine. Registration required; free and open to the public. 

Wednesday, Oct. 25

  • Local Global Market—10 to 2 p.m. in front of Sangren Hall, hosted by International Student Activities. Area farmers will bring fresh fruits and produce to campus for purchase. Email wayne.l.bond@wmich.edu for questions. Free and open to the public.
  • Lyceum Lecture Series: "Intersectional Coalition Building"—noon to 1 p.m. in the Lee Honors College Lounge, hosted by the Lee Honors College. The lecture will be led by Romeo Jackson, graduate student at the University of Utah. Free and open to the public.
  • Werner Sichel Lecture Series: "Income Inequality, Progressive Taxation and Tax Expenditures"—noon to 1:15 p.m. in 2028 Brown Hall, hosted by the Department of Economics. The lecture will be presented by James Hines Jr., professor of economics and law at the University of Michigan. Free and open to the public. 
  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the 4th floor reception area of Ellsworth Hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free and open to the public.
  • Mesa Española—3 to 4 p.m. in the Brown Hall lobby, hosted by the Department of Spanish. Practice Spanish with other students and native Spanish speakers. Refreshments provided; free and open to the public.

Thursday, Oct. 26

  • CELCIS conversation circle (women only)2 to 3 p.m. in the 4th floor reception area of Ellsworth Hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free and open to women in the public. 
  • Real Talk Diversity Series: "Disability at the Intersections"6 to 8 p.m. in the Multicultural Center in the Adrian Trimpe Building, hosted by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Facilitators from Disability Services for Students will explire the social model of disability, the language used around disability and how to identify and challenge one's own implicit biases. Refreshments provided; free and open to the public. 

Friday, Oct. 27

  • International Ladies Sports Club—2 to 3 p.m. at the Student Recreation Center, hosted by International Student Activities. Bond with women from all over the world through sports and exercise. Free and open to all women in the community. 

Monday, Oct. 30

  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the 4th floor reception area of Ellsworth Hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, Oct. 31

  • Mesa Española—4 to 5 p.m. in the Brown Hall lobby, hosted by the Department of Spanish. Practice Spanish with other students and native Spanish speakers. Refreshments provided; free and open to the public. 

November 2017

Wednesday, Nov. 1

  • Native American Month display—daily Nov. 1 to Dec. 1. on the third floor of the Waldo Library, hosted by the Division of Multicultural Affairs. Stop by the Waldo Library to browse a bookcase filled with artifacts, books and articles created by Native American authors. Free and open to the public. 
  • Día de los Muertos altar display—9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the second floor of the Waldo Library, hosted by the Division of Multicultural Affairs and the Department of Spanish. Come to observe a traditional altar constructed in observance of the Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Free and open to the public. 
  • Lyceum Lecture Series: "Little Word, Big Impact: Negotiating Gender-Neutral Pronouns in Education"—noon to 1 p.m. in the Lee Honors College Lounge, hosted by the Lee Honors College and the College of Education and Human Development. The lecture will be led by Dr. Lee Airton, assistant professor of gender and sexuality in education at Queen's University. Free and open to the public.
  • Mesa Española—3 to 4 p.m. in the Brown Hall lobby, hosted by the Department of Spanish. Practice Spanish with other students and native Spanish speakers. Refreshments provided; free and open to the public.
  • Ethics Book Club: "The Harm in Hate Speech"—6 p.m. in 2072 Moore Hall, hosted by the Center for the Study of Ethics and Society. Join a discussion of "The Harm in Hate Speech" by Jeremy Waldron led by Kathy Purnell, a part-time instructor in the School of Public Affairs and Administration.  Registration required; free and open to the public. 

Thursday, Nov. 2

  • Día de los Muertos altar display—9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the second floor of the Waldo Library, hosted by the Division of Multicultural Affairs and the Department of Spanish. Come to observe a traditional altar constructed in observance of the Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Free and open to the public. 
  • Real Talk Diversity Series: "Racial Socialization and the Power of Narrative"—6 to 8 p.m. in the Multicultural Center in the Adrian Trimpe Building, hosted by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Join the WMU Student Assembly for Racial Equity and Cultural Inclusion in a critical conversation about the path to building a campus community that dismantles institutionalized racism and White supremacy in all its forms. Refreshments provided; free and open to the public. 

Friday, Nov. 3

  • Día de los Muertos altar display—9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the second floor of the Waldo Library, hosted by the Division of Multicultural Affairs and the Department of Spanish. Come to observe a traditional altar constructed in observance of the Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Free and open to the public. 
  • International Ladies Sports Club—2 to 3 p.m. at the Student Recreation Center, hosted by International Student Activities. Bond with women from all over the world through sports and exercise. Free and open to all women in the community. 

Saturday, Nov. 4

  • Día de los Muertos altar display—9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the second floor of the Waldo Library, hosted by the Division of Multicultural Affairs and the Department of Spanish. Come to observe a traditional altar constructed in observance of the Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Free and open to the public. 

Sunday, Nov. 5

  • Día de los Muertos altar display—9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the second floor of the Waldo Library, hosted by the Division of Multicultural Affairs and the Department of Spanish. Come to observe a traditional altar constructed in observance of the Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Free and open to the public. 

Monday, Nov. 6

  • Día de los Muertos altar display—9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the second floor of the Waldo Library, hosted by the Division of Multicultural Affairs and the Department of Spanish. Come to observe a traditional altar constructed in observance of the Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Free and open to the public. 

Tuesday, Nov. 7

  • Día de los Muertos altar display—9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the second floor of the Waldo Library, hosted by the Division of Multicultural Affairs and the Department of Spanish. Come to observe a traditional altar constructed in observance of the Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Free and open to the public. 
  • Mesa Española—4 to 5 p.m. in the Brown Hall lobby, hosted by the Department of Spanish. Practice Spanish with other students and native Spanish speakers. Refreshments provided; free and open to the public. 

  • Ethics Book Club: "The Left Hand of Darkness"—6 p.m. at the Central City Tap House, 359 S. Kalamazoo Mall, hosted by the Center for the Study of Ethics and Society. Join a discussion of "The Left Hand of Darkness" by Ursula LeGuin led by John Minser, curriculum coordinator at the WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine. Registration required; free and open to the public. 

Wednesday, Nov. 8

  • Día de los Muertos altar display—9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the second floor of the Waldo Library, hosted by the Division of Multicultural Affairs and the Department of Spanish. Come to observe a traditional altar constructed in observance of the Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Free and open to the public. 
  • Lyceum Lecture Series: "Promoting Resilience in Individuals and Couples with LGBTQ+ Identities"—noon to 1 p.m. in the Lee Honors College Lounge, hosted by the Lee Honors College. The lecture will be led by Dr. Gary Bischof, professor and dean of Lee Honors College, and Amber Mosley, coordinator of sexual assault prevention education at Sindecuse Health Center. Free and open to the public.
  • Mesa Española—3 to 4 p.m. in the Brown Hall lobby, hosted by the Department of Spanish. Practice Spanish with other students and native Spanish speakers. Refreshments provided; free and open to the public.

Tuesday, Nov. 14

  • Mesa Española—4 to 5 p.m. in the Brown Hall lobby, hosted by the Department of Spanish. Practice Spanish with other students and native Spanish speakers. Refreshments provided; free and open to the public. 

Wednesday, Nov. 15

  • Lyceum Lecture Series: "Transgender Stories"—noon to 1 p.m. in the Lee Honors College Lounge, hosted by the Lee Honors College. The panel-style session will be led by Sara Jacobs, program director of Out Proud Safe, Jay Maddock, executive director of OutFront Kalamazoo and Natalie Nguyen, director of WMU LBGT Student Services. Free and open to the public.
  • Mesa Española—3 to 4 p.m. in the Brown Hall lobby, hosted by the Department of Spanish. Practice Spanish with other students and native Spanish speakers. Refreshments provided; free and open to the public.

Thursday, Nov. 16

  • "The discovery of Puerto Rico in 1493" talk—6:30 to 7 p.m. in 1750 Sangren Hall, hosted by the Division of Multicultural Affairs. The talk will be given by Dr. Ángel Gullón-Rivera, professor in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences. Free and open to the public. 

Tuesday, Nov. 28

  • Mesa Española—4 to 5 p.m. in the Brown Hall lobby, hosted by the Department of Spanish. Practice Spanish with other students and native Spanish speakers. Refreshments provided; free and open to the public. 

Wednesday, Nov. 29

  • Lyceum Lecture Series: "Resisting Reconciliation: Queer Muslim Indentity in America"—noon to 1 p.m. in the Lee Honors College Lounge, hosted by the Lee Honors College. The lecture will be led by Mariam Mustafa, comparative religion graduate student. Free and open to the public.
  • Mesa Española—3 to 4 p.m. in the Brown Hall lobby, hosted by the Department of Spanish. Practice Spanish with other students and native Spanish speakers. Refreshments provided; free and open to the public.

December 2017

Tuesday, Dec. 5

  • Mesa Española—4 to 5 p.m. in the Brown Hall lobby, hosted by the Department of Spanish. Practice Spanish with other students and native Spanish speakers. Refreshments provided; free and open to the public. 

  • Kwanzaa Celebration—5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Multicultural Center of the Adrian Trimpe Building, hosted by the Division of Multicultural Affairs and the Office for Diversity and Inclusion. The event will feature traditional Kwanzaa foods as well as a speaker who will explain the meaning of the holiday tradition. Free and open to the public. 

Wednesday, Dec. 6

  • Lyceum Lecture Series: "The Life and Death of Latisha King"—noon to 1 p.m. in the Lee Honors College Lounge, hosted by the Lee Honors College, the Center for the Study of Ethics in Society, Gender and Women's Studies and Philosophy. The lecture will be led by Dr. Gayle Salamon, associate professor of English at Princeton University. Free and open to the public.
  • Mesa Española—3 to 4 p.m. in the Brown Hall lobby, hosted by the Department of Spanish. Practice Spanish with other students and native Spanish speakers. Refreshments provided; free and open to the public.

Tuesday, Dec. 11

  • Mesa Española—4 to 5 p.m. in the Brown Hall lobby, hosted by the Department of Spanish. Practice Spanish with other students and native Spanish speakers. Refreshments provided; free and open to the public. 

Wednesday, Dec. 12

  • Mesa Española—3 to 4 p.m. in the Brown Hall lobby, hosted by the Department of Spanish. Practice Spanish with other students and native Spanish speakers. Refreshments provided; free and open to the public.

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