International Events

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October

Tuesday, Oct. 21

  • Study Abroad course information session, “INTL 4980 International and Community Service in Peru,” 3 to 4 p.m., 2041 Moore Hall.  Flier.
  • Lecture, “World Cup Soccer on the Migrant's Grave: The Modern Kafala Slavery System,” Krishna H. Pushkar, Joint Secretary of the Government of Nepal, 1028 Brown Hall, 5 p.m. Information.

Wednesday, Oct. 22

  • Global Citizenship lecture series, “Queer Theory in Practice: What is it and How Does it Work?,” noon to 1 p.m., Lee Honors College Lounge. Read more
  • Real Talk Diversity series discussion—“The 'Real Deal' in Diversity in Employment,” presented by Tim Terrentine, Southwest Michigan First, Trimpe Multicultural Center, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Free. Information

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, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Write: kim.ballard@wmich.edu
  • WMU Advisor Meet and Greet, with advanced CELCIS students preparing to enroll in University programs, 1:30 to 3 p.m., 208 Bernhard Center. RSVP to christie.a.gates@wmich.edu.
  • 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

  • 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.
  • 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.

Saturday, Oct. 25

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

Tuesday, Oct. 28

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

Wednesday, Oct. 29

  • CELCIS, mid-semester party, 1:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Information: wayne.l.bond@wmich.edu 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. Read more.

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 in the WMU Department of History, College of Arts and Sciences International Conference Room, 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. Read more.
  • Chinese Paper Cutting workshop, 6 to 7:30 p.m., 3002 Brown Hall. Registration is required: http://www.wmuconfucius.org/workshops. 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.

Wednesday, Nov. 12

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

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

  • Global Citizenship lecture series, “Dual Citizenship from a Pottawatomi Perspective?,” noon to 1 p.m., Lee Honors College Lounge. Information.
  • Chinese Calligraphy Workshop, 6 to 7:30 p.m., 3002 Brown Hall. Registration is required: http://www.wmuconfucius.org/workshops. Flier.

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.

December

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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January

February

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.