Global Events

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

July 2017

Thursday, July 20

  • 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. 
  • Ice cream social with international students—2 to 4 p.m. in 3521 Ellsworth Hall, hosted by International Student Activities. Join international students for ice cream, raffles and games. Free and open to the public. 
  • "Changing Perspectives on Indigenous Art" talk and reception—6:30 p.m. in the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Auditorium, 314 S. Park Ave., Kalamazoo, hosted by the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. Internationally recognized scholar, curator and museum administrator David Penney will talk about the evolving place and respect for indigenous art in museums today. Free and open to the public.

Monday, July 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.

Tuesday, July 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.
  • 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, July 26

  • International Ladies Sports Club—1:30 to 2:30 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. 
  • 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.

Thursday, July 27

  • 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, July 28

  • Dokidokon 2017—all day July 28-30 at the Four Points by Sheraton, 3655 E. Cork St., Kalamazoo, hosted by Dokidokon Kalamazoo. Dokidokon is a three-day anime convention that focuses on the appreciation, recognition and culture of Japanese animation. Registration required; open to the public. 
  • Wii bowling with CELCIS students—6 to 9 p.m. at Friendship Village, 1400 N Drake Rd., Kalamazoo, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join CELCIS students and residents of Friendship Village in a Wii bowling tournament. Free and open to the public. 

Saturday, July 29

  • Frankenmuth with international students—9 a.m. to 10 p.m. in Frankenmuth, hosted by International Student Activities. Join international students in a visit to Michigan's famous Bavarian city and a visit to the Birch Run Outlet Malls. Tickets are $10 and include bus transportation; open to the public.

Monday, July 31

  • 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.

August 2017

Tuesday, Aug 1

  • 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.
  • 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, Aug 2

  • International Ladies Sports Club—1:30 to 2:30 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. 
  • 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.
  • "Gender equality in science and technology: A new paradigm?" physics forum—6 to 8 p.m. at the Ladies'Library Association, 333 S. Park St., hosted by the Department of Physics. Speakers for the forum include: Dr. Sylvaine Turck-Chieze, president of the Association Femmes & Sciences in France; Jennifer Lentner, senior director of marketing communications at Stryker; and Dr. Carla Koretsky, dean of the WMU College of Arts and Sciences. Free and open to the public. 

Thursday, Aug 3

  • 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. 

Saturday, Aug 5

  • "Women Warriors: Portraits by Hung Liu" exhibit—daily Aug. 5 to Nov. 26 at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, 314 S. Park St., Kalamazoo, hosted by the Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts. The exhibit features the photographic work of Hung Liu that shows the power and perseverance of Chinese women throughout history. Entrance is $5 for adults and $2 with a valid student ID; open to the public. 
  • Kal-Haven biking with CELCIS students—9 to 6 p.m. on the Kal-Haven Trail State Park, 4143 10th St. N., Kalamazoo, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join CELCIS in showing international students local culture by riding the famous Kal-Haven bike trail. Free and open to the public; bike rental is $10. 

Monday, Aug 7

  • 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, Aug 8

  • 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.
  • 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, Aug 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.

Thursday, Aug 10

  • End-of-semester party with CELCIS students—1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the east stairwell entrance of Ellsworth Hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join CELCIS students, instructors and staff in celebrating a successful semester. Free and open to the public; registration required. 

Saturday, Aug 12

  • Blueberry picking with International Student Activities—11 to 1:30 p.m. at Brookside Farms Fritz's Blueberries, 1475 116th Ave., Otsego, hosted by International Student Activities. Join international students in experiencing one of Michigan's favorite summer pastimes. Registration is $5 and includes transportation; open to the public. 

Monday, Aug 14

  • 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, Aug 15

  • 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.
  • 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 8:30 p.m. at the Rootead Dance Studio, 1501 Fulford Ave., Kalamazoo, hosted by the Kalamazoo Garba Club. Join the Kalamazoo Garba Club for a pop-up dance night to learn and practice the traditional fold dance from India. Entrance is $3; open to the public. 

Wednesday, Aug 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.

Thursday, Aug 17

  • 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. 

Monday, August 28

  • Volunteer at International Orientation—all day Aug. 28 to Sept. 1 on the WMU campus, hosted by International Admissions and Services and International Student Activities. Students, staff, faculty and community members are invited to help welcome new international students to campus during International Orientation. Sign up required be emailing intl-activities@wmich.edu

Tuesday, August 29

  • Volunteer at International Orientation—all day Aug. 28 to Sept. 1 on the WMU campus, hosted by International Admissions and Services and International Student Activities. Students, staff, faculty and community members are invited to help welcome new international students to campus during International Orientation. Sign up required be emailing intl-activities@wmich.edu

Wednesday, August 30

  • Volunteer at International Orientation—all day Aug. 28 to Sept. 1 on the WMU campus, hosted by International Admissions and Services and International Student Activities. Students, staff, faculty and community members are invited to help welcome new international students to campus during International Orientation. Sign up required be emailing intl-activities@wmich.edu

Thursday, August 31

  • Volunteer at International Orientation—all day Aug. 28 to Sept. 1 on the WMU campus, hosted by International Admissions and Services and International Student Activities. Students, staff, faculty and community members are invited to help welcome new international students to campus during International Orientation. Sign up required be emailing intl-activities@wmich.edu

September 2017

Friday, September 1

  • Volunteer at International Orientation—all day Aug. 28 to Sept. 1 on the WMU campus, hosted by International Admissions and Services and International Student Activities. Students, staff, faculty and community members are invited to help welcome new international students to campus during International Orientation. Sign up required be emailing intl-activities@wmich.edu

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