International Events

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Thursday, Oct. 23

  • Free seminar, "International Student Immigration Options for Employment," noon to 2:30 p.m., President's Dining Room of the Bernhard Center. Call International Admissions and Services at (269) 387-5865 to reserve a seat. Flier.
  • “Reconsidering Plagiarism Policy and Students’ Writing Engagement,” by Dr. Sandra Jamieson, Professor of English and Director of Writing Across the Curriculum at Drew University, an open discussion hosted by WMU's Writing Center, 6 to 7:30 p.m., 3025 Brown Hall. Write: Flier.
  • Campus read talk, “Healing Journeys: Crossing the Pacific, Dealing with Trauma,” by Yann Martel, author of the novel, “Life of Pi,” 7 p.m., Miller Auditorium. Information.

  • World Affairs Council Lecture Series,“Running the Engine: How Energy Propels the Economy,” 7 to 8:30 p.m., Loosemore Auditorium, DeVos Center, Grand Valley State University, Downtown Grand Rapids Campus. Flier.

Friday, Oct. 24

  • Geography Colloquium Series, "How Much Does Landscape Patter Contribute to Mitigate Urban Heat Island Effects?" by Dr. Liding Chen, The Chinese Academy of Sciences, 3 to 4 p.m., 2708 Wood Hall. Flier.
  • Economics Research Seminar Series, “Ballots Versus Bombs: Do Elections Influence the Equity Volatility Of U.S. Military Contractors,” presented by Dr. Matthew Ross, WMU assistant professor of finance, 3 to 4:30 p.m., 2212 Dunbar Hall. Information.
  • Mathematics Honors Speaker Series, “The Story of Math: The Language of the Universe,” by Professor Marcus du Sautoy, University of Oxford, 4 to 5 p.m. (refreshments at 3:50 p.m), 6625 Everett Tower, Alavi Commons Room.
  • College of Aviation 75 Year Gala—celebrating 75 years of aviation education, Aviation Maintenance Building, W.K. Kellogg Airport, social at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. Admission fees vary; registration required. Information.

Saturday, Oct. 25

  • CELCIS, Homecoming event, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Information: or call (269) 387-4853.
  • Parade of Flags, WMU Bronco Football Homecoming game. Volunteer to carry a flag. Flier.

Monday, Oct. 27

  • Physics Colloquium Series, “Asteroid Rotation Studies at Butler University,”  by Dr. Xianming L. Han, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Butler University, 1110 Rood Hall 4 p.m. (refreshments in 2202 Everett Tower, 3:30 p.m.)

Tuesday, Oct. 28

  • CELCIS, John Ball Zoo, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., field trip for international students. Information: or call (269) 387-4853.

Wednesday, Oct. 29

  • CELCIS, mid-semester party, 1:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Information: or call (269) 387-4853.
  • Global Citizenship lecture Series, “An Invitation to Question Whiteness and Privilege,” noon to 1 p.m., Lee Honors College Lounge. Information.

Thursday, Oct. 30

  • World Affairs Council Lecture Series, "Energy Security as a Grand Strategy," 7 to 8:30 p.m., Loosemore Auditorium, DeVos Center, Grand Valley State University, Downtown Grand Rapids Campus. Flier.

Friday, Oct. 31

  • Economics Research Seminar Series, "Economic Shocks, Child Labor and Educational Expenditure—Evidence From Nigeria" presented by Kofi Acheampong, Ph.D. student in WMU applied economics, 2212 Dunbar Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m. Information.

Monday, Nov. 3

  • Ernst Breisach Faculty Research Colloquium, “From the myth of the American Frontier to the imaginary early medieval Italian Frontiers,” presented by Dr. Andrea Berto, associate professor, WMU Department of History, 2302 Friedmann, noon to 1 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 4

  • Real Talk Diversity Series - discussion, "At the Intersections: An Interactive Presentation on Race, Religion, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity," Trimpe Building Multicultural Center, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Free; refreshments provided. Information

Wednesday, Nov. 5

  • Global Citizenship lecture series, "Learning with the World: Why International and Domestic Students Makes Good Bedfellows,” noon to 1 p.m., Lee Honors College Lounge. Information.
  • Chinese Paper Cutting workshop, 6 to 7:30 p.m., 3002 Brown Hall. Registration is required: Flier.

Thursday, Nov. 6

  • Loew Lecture in Medieval Studies, "Religious Education and Collaboration at the Beguinage of Paris," presented by Tanya Stabler Miller, Purdue University, Calumet, Walwood Commons, 4:30 p.m. Information.

Friday, Nov. 7

  • College and Arts and Sciences Alumni Speaker Series, "Better Know An Alum: Ellen Knuth," presented by the Global and International Studies program, noon to 1 p.m., 2500 Knauss Hall. Flier

Tuesday, Nov. 11

  • Healing Arts Speaker Series, "Stories from the Front and the Home Front: Chapter 2," 6:30 p.m., Portage District Library. Sponsored by WMU's Center for the Humanities. Information.
  • "Stories from the Barracks to the Front," a reading by WMU military veterans, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (reading at noon), Lee Honor's College Lounge. Flier.

Wednesday, Nov. 12

  • Global Citizenship lecture series, “Reading Diverse Texts: Exposure to Diverse Perspectives,” noon to 1 p.m., Lee Honors College Lounge. Information.

Thursday, Nov. 13

  • Lecture, "Enduring Echoes in a Changing Landscape: History of China's Land Tax," Dr. Yan Xu, of Columbia University and Chinese University of Hong Kong, 5 p.m., 2028 Brown Hall. Flier

Friday, Nov. 14

  • Friday Economics Research Seminars talk, "Effectiveness of animation videos in inducing technology adoption: A field experiment in Burkina Faso," Dr. Mywish Maredia, professor, Michigan State University. 3 to 4:30 p.m., 2212 Dunbar Hall. Information.
  • Goliardic Society Guest Speaker, "Gentil Hertes: Chaucer's Poetics of Pity" presented by Dr. Matthew Irvin, Sewanee: University of the South, 2500 Knauss Hall, 5:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Information.

Monday, Nov. 17

  • Economics Research Seminar, "The Effects Of Unconventional And Conventional U.S. Monetary Policy On Exchange Rate Volatility" presented by DWan Wei, WMU Ph.D. student in applied economics, 0111 Moore Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m. Information.

Wednesday, Nov. 19

Thursday, Nov. 20

  • Gwen Frostic Series, seminar and reception, "The True Cost of Oil," by Garth Lenz, internationally renowned photographer, Richmond Center, 5:30 p.m. Information.


Wednesday, Dec. 3

  • Global Citizenship lecture series, “Disability, Handicap, Disorder, Impairment: Global Perspectives,” noon to 1 p.m., Lee Honors College Lounge. Information.

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Friday, Feb. 13

  • Lecture, "The Impact of Fiscal Policy on Poverty in Ethiopia: A Computable General Equilibrium - Microsimulation Analysis," Daniel A. Mengistu, of Western Michigan University. 3 to 4:30 p.m., 2212 Dunbar Hall. Read more.