International Events Archive

For more information about any event listed below, please contact the Haenicke Institute communications officer or call (269) 387-3993.

August

Friday, Aug. 7

Japanese language workshop for beginners—practice Japanese language skills. 2 to 3 p.m. in WMU's Bernhard Center Cafeteria, located on the main floor. Open to campus and the public free of charge. For information, write: michiko.yoshimoto@wmich.edu

July

Friday, July 31

  • Japanese language workshop for beginners—practice Japanese language skills. 2 to 3 p.m. in WMU's Bernhard Center Cafeteria, located on the main floor. Open to campus and the public free of charge. For information, write: michiko.yoshimoto@wmich.edu

Thursday, July 23 through Saturday, July 25

  • Taste of Kalamazoo11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Cuisine from over 30 restaurants will be available, offering mouth-watering combinations of ethnic items, family favorites, exotic dishes, and local specialties.

Saturday, July 25

Tish'a B'Av begins at sundown

  • Concert—Occidental Gypsy—7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Musical heirs to the likes of Django Reinhardt, Occidental Gypsy closes out the 2015 Summer Festival with their singular blend of gypsy swing, jazz, and world music.

Friday, July 17

Eid al Fitr begins at sundown

Tuesday, July 14

Aeolus QuartetGraduate Resident String Quartet at the Juilliard School, performing classical masterpieces and contemporary works, 7:30 to 9:30, Kalamazoo Nature Center.

Friday, July 10

Performance - Erykah Badu, Miller Auditorium, 8:30 p.m. Ticket prices vary.

Saturday, July 4

U.S. Independence Day - No classes. WMU offices closed except for essential and emergency services.

Friday, July 3

University closure - No classes. WMU offices closed, except for essential and emergency services, in observance of U.S. Independence Day.

Wednesday, July 1

Summer I session ends

June

Friday, June 26 and Saturday June 27

Saturday June 27

  • Concert - Arcato Chamber Ensemble Summer Concert featuring Renata Artman Knific and Andrew Koehler, and the music of Beethoven, Vivaldi and other composers. Kalamazoo College's Light Fine Arts Building Fine Arts Building, 8 p.m.

Thursday, June 4 to Saturday, June 6

  • Kalamazoo Greek Fest—11 a.m. to 12 a.m., Arcadia Greek Festival Place. Information.

Friday, June 5

  • Art Hop exhibit—“Asian Wonders: Selected Chinese and Japanese Artifacts from Kalamazoo College’s Rare Book and Art Collection,” 5 to 8 p.m., A.M. Todd Rare Book Room, Upjohn Library Commons, 3rd floor, Kalamazoo College.

May

Thursday, May 14 to Sunday, May 17

  • International Conference on Medieval Studies—Various locations across campus, registration required. Information.

Friday, May 15

  • KSO Concert—Sarah Chang, one of the world's great violinists, will play compositions by Dvořák, Elgar, and Beethoven, 8 p.m., Chenery Auditorium. .

Saturday, May 16

  • Stulberg International String Competition—8 to 10 p.m., Dalton Center Recital Hall. Information.
  • Climate Change Workshop—"Bringing Climate Change Activities into the Classroom," 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., 1819 East Milham Avenue.

Friday, May 29

  • Mercantile Bank of Michigan Breakfast Speaker Series—"From Average to Extraordinary and Unexpected Life," Martha Huckabee, board member at Doctors Without Borders, breakfast at 7:30 a.m., talk at 8 a.m. 2150 Schneider Hall. Free; registration required. Information.

April

Thursday, April 2

  • Japanese language lessons for teens—4 to 4:50 p.m., for middle and high school students, 3030 Brown Hall. $50 fee, includes materials. Hosted by the Soga Japan Center. Information.
  • Model UN Club meeting—Final organizational meeting, 4 p.m., 2041 Moore Hall. Information.
  • Musical Performance—"Collegium Musicum," instrumental works of Telemann and Purcell, and choral works by Dufay, Josquin, Mozart, Brahms, and a 16th century hymn in Quechua, 7:30 p.m., Dalton Center Recital Hall. Information

Friday, April 3

  • Community Reflection: Leaders in Our Communities—This service highlights different members reflecting on their experiences of taking initiative, creating resources, and finding empowerment in giving back to the Latino community. 11 a.m., Stetson Chapel, Kalamazoo College. 
  • "WMU Campus Strings Spring Concert," Ahmed Anzaldua, conductor, featuring international student soloists and others, 6 p.m., Rehearsal Room A Dalton Center. 

Saturday, April 4

Tuesday, April 7

  • Lecture—"Expecting Poverty and Violence: How Expectations Shape Underclass Youth,"Dr. John M. Bolland, University of Alabama, 7:30 p.m., Fetzer Center, Putney Auditorium.

Wednesday, April 8

  • Workshop and Town Hall Meeting —"Re-institute Africana Studies Project," David Stovall, University of Illinois at Chicago, workshop 10:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., town hall meeting 3:30 to 5 p.m., Multicultural Center in Trimpe. InformationRSVP
  • Kercher Symposium Series Lecture—“The Reconfiguration of Immigrant Families through Immigration Law," Cecilia Menjívar, Arizona State University, 2 p.m., 2720 Sangren.

Thursday, April 9

  • Japanese language lesson for teens—4 to 4:50 p.m., Middle school and high school students, 3030 Brown Hall. $50 fee, includes materials. Contact Michiko Yoshimoto at michiko.yoshimoto@wmich.edu or (269) 387-5874 for more information.
  • Community Discussion—"This Changes Everything," by Naomi Klein, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Van Duesen Room, Kalamazoo Public Library: 315 S. Rose St.

Saturday, April 11

  • Pow Wow--1 p.m., at the University Arena. Hosted by WMU's Native American Student Organization and the Division of Multicultural Affairs. Admission free for WMU students and children under 17. Information: Call Paula at (231) 649-0472.

Monday, April 13

  • International Poetry and Literature Week—"International Poets Display," 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Waldo Library.
  • Raise Your Voice Lecture—"Responding to Gendered Violence in Society, Law and on College Campuses: From 1991 to Today," Anita Hill7 p.m., Chenery Auditorium, 714 S. Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo. Information.

Tuesday, April 14

  • Lecture—"The International Nature of the Kalsec Spice Extraction Company," George Todd, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kalsec, 11 a.m., 3226 Kohrman. Information.
  • International Poetry and Literature Week—"Hyakunin Isshu," noon to 1 p.m., Waldo Library. Information.

Wednesday, April 15

  • International Poetry and Literature Week—"WMU Study Abroad Poetry," 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Waldo Library. Information.
  • International Poetry and Literature Week—"CELCIS Poetry Reading," 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Waldo Library. Information.

Thursday, April 16

  • Webinar—"International Joint and Dual Degrees: Strategy and Implementation," 2 to 3:30 p.m., 3025 Brown Hall. RSVP required. Contact
  • Japanese language lessons for teens—4 to 4:50 p.m., for middle and high school students, 3030 Brown Hall. $50 fee, includes materials. Hosted by the Soga Japan Center. Information.
  • Kalamazoo Poetry Festival—6 to 7:30 p.m., Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts, participating organizations include the Black Arts and Cultural Center, PDL Combat Veterans Writing Group, and the Hispanic American Council. Information.

Friday, April 17

  • International Poetry and Literature Week—"International Folk Tale Readings," 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Waldo Library. Information.
  • WMU East Asian Forum, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Fetzer Center Room 1040. Information. Registration form.
  • Global and International Studies Speaker Series—Better Know an Alum: Shane Preston, Shane Preston, Legislative Director, Michigan State Senate, 11 a.m. to noon, 3025 Brown Hall. Information.
  • Lecture—"The Islamic State: Its Origins, Aims, and Capabilities," Dr. Jamsheed Choksy and Dr. Carol Choksy, Indiana University, 3 to 4 p.m., 105 to 107 Bernhard Center. Contact.

Monday, April 20

  • Documentary Screening—"The Hunting Ground," panel discussion to follow film, 6:30 p.m., 1920 Sangren Hall. Information

Tuesday, April 21

  • Lecture— "Truth, Justice, and Reconciliation on the Ground: Normative Divergence in the Western Balkans,"Jelena Subotic, Georgia State University, 3:30 p.m., PSCI Library, 3301 Friedman. 
  • Lecture— “Crisis at The Hague: What Has Gone Wrong with International War Crimes Trials?” 7:30 p.m., Jelena Subotic, Georgia State University Fetzer Center, Putney Auditorium. Information.

Wednesday, April 22

  • Physics Colloquium— "Mathematics of the Faraday Cage" Nick Trefethen, Oxford University, U.K., 4 p.m., 1110 Rood Hall. Information.

Thursday, April 23

  • Conference—"Diplomacy Begins Here: Detroit!" 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. Information.
  • Lecture—"Translation and Gender," Dr. Momoko Nakamura, Kanto Gakuin University, 5 to 6 p.m., 3025 Brown Hall. Information
  • Open Mic— "Environmental and Sustainability Studies Program Second Annual Open Mic for the Earth and Student Awards Ceremony," 6 to 9 p.m., Martini's Pizza (upstairs room). 
  • Islam in Global Perspectives Speaker Series— "The Revolution Within: Islamic Television and the Struggle for the 'New Egypt," Dr. Yasmine Moll, University of Michigan, 6 to 7:30 p.m., 3512 Knauss Hall Information.
  • Performance—"Lalo Cura," Spanish Rockband from Indiana, doors open at 8 p.m., show begins at 9 p.m., Bell's Eccentric Cafe. Information.

Saturday, April 25

  • Commemoration—"40 Years of Vietnamese-Americans' Journey to Freedom," 5 to 9 p.m., Saigon Plaza: 141 28th St., Grand Rapids. Information.

Wednesday, April 29

  • Reading and Discussion—"Monkey Business," a panel discussion about this journal of new writing from Japan, moderated by Dr. Jeffrey Angles, professor of Japanese language, 4 to 5:30 p.m., 3025 Brown Hall. Information.

Thursday, April 30

"Life is a Leadership Opportunity," a talk by Toastmasters International President Mohammed Murad, 7 p.m. Firekeepers Casino Hotel, Battle Creek. Information.

March

Monday, March 2

  • World Affairs Council Great Decisions Lecture—"Is New President Modi of India Running or Stumbling to Progress?," Dr. Leela Fernandes, 6 p.m., Aquinas College Performing Arts Center. No charge for WMU students and employees with Bronco ID. Information.

Monday, March 2

  • World Affairs Council Great Decisions Lecture—"Is New President Modi of India Running or Stumbling to Progress?," Dr. Leela Fernandes, 6 p.m., Aquinas College Performing Arts Center. No charge for WMU students and employees with Bronco ID. Information

Wednesday, March 4

  • Werner Sichel Lecture Series—"International Dimensions of the Great Recession and the Weak Recovery," Kathryn Dominguez, University of Michigan, 3 to 4:30 p.m, 2028 Brown Hall.

Thursday, March 5

  • Lecture—"Sex Worker, Drug Addiction and AIDS Prevention: Anthropological Study in a City of Southwest China," Dr. Linyou Lan, Harvard University and Minzu University of China, 4:30 p.m., 2028 Brown Hall. 

Sunday, March 8

Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. EST

Monday, March 9

Spring semester recessthrough March 13
  • World Affairs Council Great Decisions Lecture—"Africa Transforms: Wealth, Technology, and Democracy,"Ambassador Johnnie Carson, 6 p.m., Aquinas College Performing Arts Center. No charge for WMU students and employees with Bronco ID. Information.
Spring semester recess—March 9 through March 13

Saturday, March 14

  • St. Patrick's Day Parade, 11 a.m., Downtown Kalamazoo, sponsored by the Irish American Club of Kalamazoo.
  • Multimedia performance—"Four Sides of Floyd," an interpretation of the famous music of Pink Floyd, 8 p.m., Miller Auditorium. Information.

Sunday, March 15

Monday, March 16

  • World Affairs Council Great Decisions Lecture—"Brazil: A Country of the Future, But Will It Always Be So?," Ambassador Melvyn Levitsky, 6 p.m., Aquinas College Performing Arts Center. No charge for WMU students and employees with Bronco ID. Information.
  • MeetingKalamazoo Peace Center Collective meeting, Wesley Foundation upper room, 7 p.m. Free.

Tuesday, March 17

  • Ethics Lecture Series--"Vulnerability, Preventability and Responsibility: Exploring Some Normative Implications of the Human Condition," Dr. Daniel E. Wueste, professor of philosophy at Clemson University, 4 p.m., 159 Bernhard Center. Information.

Wednesday, March 18

Thursday, March 19

  • Workshops on Education Reform—Workshops and keynote presented by international expert Dr. Paul L. Gaston III, Kent State, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 211 Bernhard Center. Information.
  • Advisor Meet and Greet—For CELCIS students nearing program completion, 1:30 to 2:30, Rooms 208 and 209 in the Bernhard Center. RSVP by email
  • Fulbright Scholar Guest Lecture—"Cold War Discourse and the Creation of the Global Child: U.S.-Taiwan Cross-cultural Perspectives," Dr. Andrea Mei-Ying Wu, University of Minnesota and National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan, 4:30 to 6 p.m., 2028 Brown Hall. Information
  • Japanese language lessons for teens—4 to 4:50 p.m., for middle and high school students, 3030 Brown Hall. $50 fee, includes materials. Hosted by the Soga Japan Center. Information.
  • Loew Lecture in Medieval Studies"Illuminare: The Uses and Embellishment of Gold and Other Metallic Leaf and Inks in Medieval and Renaissance Manuscript Painting," Nancy Turner, Paul Getty Museum, 1010 Fetzer Center, 5:15 to 6:45 p.m. Free.

Friday, March 20
Vernal equinox (first day of spring)

  • SymposiumW.K. Kellogg Racial Healing Planning Symposium, Fetzer Center, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free.
  • Film Festival—Kalamazoo World Languages Film Festival, screenings on March 20 to 22 and March 27 to 29, Brown Hall. Information.

Sunday March 22

  • VigilKalamazoo Peace Center vigil for peace, Federal Building, downtown Kalamazoo, noon to 1 p.m. Free.
  • WMU's 26th Annual International Festival, 4 to 8 p.m., Bernhard Center Second Floor. Information.

Monday, March 23

  • Ernst Breisach Faculty Research Colloquium Series—"St. Petersburg's Hermitage Museum: Entrepreneurial Innovation, Revising the Usable Past, and Adjusting to the Growing Authoritarianism of Putin's Russia" Dr. John Norman, Western Michigan University, noon to 1:30 p.m. Information.
  • World Affairs Council Great Decisions Lecture—"Through the Camera Lens: Follow the Journey of the Syrian Refugee Experience," Jared Kohler, 6 p.m., Aquinas College Performing Arts Center. No charge for WMU students and employees with Bronco ID. Information.

February

Monday, February 2

  • World Affairs Council Great Decisions Lecture—"Privacy: Is there such a thing?," Aarti Shahani, 6 p.m., Aquinas College Performing Arts Center. No charge for WMU students and employees with Bronco ID.

Tuesday, February 3

Tu B'Shevat begins at sundown

  • Career Fair Prep Session—Students can attend one or more sessions for help with resume critique, interview skills, and professional dress. 1 to 4 p.m., Sangren Hall lobby. 
  • Raise Your Voice Series—"Responding to Gendered Violence in Society, Law and on College Campuses: From 1991 to Today," Anita Hill, Brandeis University, Chenery Auditorium, 714 S. Westnedge Ave., Kalamazoo, 7 p.m. Free; tickets required, available at the Lee Honors College.

Wednesday, February 4

  • Career Fair Prep Session—Students can attend one or more sessions for help with resume critique, interview skills, and professional dress. 1 to 4 p.m., Chemistry Building.
  • Lyceum Lecture Series"Solar Energy Technologies: Potential and Progress," Dr. Ramakrishna Guda, chemistry, Lee Honors College Lounge, noon to 1 p.m. Free; light refreshments provided.
  • Bullock Performance InstituteVân-Ánh Vanessa Võ, Vietnamese music, Dalton Center Recital Hall, talk at 7 p.m., music at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-2300 or millerauditorium.com.

Thursday, February 5

  • Career Fair Prep Session—Students can attend one or more sessions for help with resume critique, interview skills, and professional dress. 1 to 4 p.m., Brown Hall. 
  • Comedian—Britain's Chris James will perform at 9 p.m. in the Bernhard Center's North Ballroom. Admission $1 with a valid student Bronco Card, $2 without. 

Friday, February 6

  • Conference—Michigan's Global Future Conference for International Students, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Grand Valley State University Pew Campus. 
  • Career Fair Prep Session—Students can attend one or more sessions for help with resume critique, interview skills, and professional dress. 1 to 4 p.m., College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. 

Saturday, February 7

  • WMU Broncords compete in the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella—ICCA Great Lakes—Quarter Final #3, Pasant Theater, Michigan State University. 

Monday, February 9

  • Breisach Faculty Research Colloquium—"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Roman Brothel," Dr. Anise Strong, noon to 1:30 p.m, 2302 Friedmann Hall. Free. 
  • World Affairs Council Great Decisions Lecture—"What are the Consequences from the Crisis in Ukraine?," Matthew Rojansky, 6 p.m., Aquinas College Performing Arts Center. No charge for WMU students and employees with Bronco ID. Information.

Tuesday, February 10

  • Winnie Veenstra Peace Lecture—ʺPeace Education and the U.S. Public School: Embracing Global Citizenship Prior to World War I,ʺ Dr. Hope Elizabeth MayPh.D., J.D., professor of philosophy, Central Michigan University, 7 p.m., 2028 Brown Hall. 

Wednesday, February 11

  • 2015 Chinese New Year Gala at WMU, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Wesley Foundation. Full--registration closed.

Thursday, February 12

  • Interdisciplinary Conference on Diversity and Inclusion—"Collaboration for Equity: Building a Community that Supports Health Care for All,"  8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Free. Registration required. Information.
  • Career Fair—Speak with employers about full-time jobs, internships, and career exploration. Professional dress is required. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Bernhard Center Ballrooms and Rooms 208 to 210.
  • Lecture—"Researchers' Perspectives From the Field: Lima Climate Change Conference," Dr. Lei Meng3 p.m., 2500 Knauss Hall, Free.

Friday, February 13

  • Global and International Studies Research Seminar—"Infant Mortality: A third world problem in our own backyard" Dr. Catherine Kothari, assistant professor of biomedical sciences, director of community research, Division of Epidemiology and Biostats, WMU School of Medicine, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., 2202 Dunbar Hall. Information
  • Government and Nonprofit Career Fair—Speak with employers about full-time jobs, internships, and career exploration. Professional dress is required. 1 to 4 p.m., Bernhard Center Ballrooms. 
  • Lecture, "The Impact of Fiscal Policy on Poverty in Ethiopia: A Computable General Equilibrium—Microsimulation Analysis," Daniel A. Mengistu, Western Michigan University. 3 to 4:30 p.m., 2212 Dunbar Hall. 

Monday, February 16

  • World Affairs Council Great Decisions Lecture—"Is it Religion or Politics that Divide the Middle East?," Sebastian Maisel, 6 p.m., Aquinas College Performing Arts Center. No charge for WMU students and employees with Bronco ID. Information.

Wednesday, February 18

School of Communication Lecture—"Straddling the World Split Open: Lessons from Newspaperwomen of the Women's Lib Era," Dr. Katherine Miller, Arizona State University, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., 1920 Sangren Hall.

Thursday, February 19

  • Panel discussion—Teaching English abroad. Panelists will share their experiences teaching English abroad. 2 p.m., 3025 Brown Hall. Information.

Friday, February 20

  • How do I get there?—Paths to a profession presentation for global and international studies students and other interested students. Learn about how to market your skills, create an effective resume and other job-seeking tips. 11 a.m. to noon, 2302 Friedmann Hall. Information.

Monday, February 23

  • Lecture—"An Empire among Empires and Revolution among Revolutions: The America Revolution as an International Event," Paul Mapp, William and Mary, 4 p.m., 2500 Knauss Hall. Information.
  • World Affairs Council Great Decisions Lecture—"Human Trafficking: A local, national, and global problem!," Becky McDonald, Amanda Colegrove, and moderated by Senator Judy Emmons, 6 p.m., Aquinas College Performing Arts Center. No charge for WMU students and employees with Bronco ID. Information. Thursday, February 26
  • Real Talk Diversity Series—"Islam 101: Creating an Inclusive Campus Environment," 6 to 7:30 p.m., Multicultural Center in the Adrian Trimpe Building. Information.

Saturday, February 28

  • Festival—"Global Roots Music Festival," 11 a.m., Bell's Eccentric Cafe: 335 E. Kalamazoo Ave. Information

January

Thursday, January 8

Friday, January 9

  • International Student Orientation and Registration Program, 8 a.m.,
    Bernhard Center East Ballroom (map).
  • Thursday, January 15

  • Study Abroad Expo—learn about WMU's 27 short-term, faculty-led study abroad opportunities, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sangren Hall Atrium.
    Program list and scholarship information.
  • Lecture—“The Mandatory Mandarin: An Archival Study of Qing Dynasty Language Policy,” by Dr. Hongyuan Dong, assistant professor of Chinese language and linguistics at George Washington University, 4 p.m., 2028 Brown Hall. 

Friday, January 16

  • Geosciences Seminar Series—"The Rosetta Mission: The Historic Moment in Modern Space Exploration," Dr. Essam Heggy, California Institute of Technology, Fetzer Center's Kirsch Auditorium, 2 to 3:30 p.m., reception to follow. Free.
  • Economics Research Seminar— "The Economic Costs Of Climate Inaction" presented by Dr. Ahmed Hussen, Edward and Virginia Van Dalson Professor of Economics and Environmental Studies, Kalamazoo College, 2212 Dunbar Hall,
    3 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Japanese Conversation Table—For intermediate and advanced levels, 3 to 4 p.m., Bernhard Center Cafeteria on the main floor. Write to register. 

Sunday, January 18

  • Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra presents—"The World of Prokofiev," Miller Auditorium, 3 p.m. Tickets: millerauditorium.com or (269) 297-2300.
  • Monday, January 19

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day—No classes. WMU offices closed except for essential and emergency services.

Thursday, January 22

  • Lecture—"Simulacra, Simulation, and Baudrillardian Rhetoric," Brian Gogan, Western Michigan University, 7 p.m., 2500 Knauss Hall. 

Friday, January 23

  • Economics Research Seminar Series—"Impact Assessment Struggles in a Post-War Period," Dr. Cynthia Donovan, Michigan State University, 2212 Dunbar Hall, 3-4:30 p.m. Free.
  • Japanese Conversation Table—For intermediate and advanced levels, 3 to 4 p.m., Bernhard Center Cafeteria on the main floor. Write to register.

Tuesday, January 27

  •  "Profiles of Future WMU Students," led by associate provosts Dr. Dawn Gaymer, Dr. Wolfgang Schloer and Dr. Christopher Tremblay, noon to 1:30 p.m., Bernhard Center Room 204.

Thursday, January 29

  • "ANITA: Speaking Truth to Power," documentary screening hosted by the Lee Honors College at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 5:30 p.m. Sold out.

Friday, January 30

  • Info Session—Spanish Language and Culture Experience for WMU Employees in Quito, Ecuador from May 2 to 16, noon, 4030 Brown Hall. Information.
  • Economics Research Seminar Series—"Uncovering Ethnic Disparities in Peer Effects and Weight Outcomes Using Spatial Analysis," Dr. Olugbenga Ajilore, University of Toledo, 2212 Dunbar Hall, 3-4:30 p.m. Free.
  • Japanese Conversation Table—For intermediate and advanced levels, 3 to 4 p.m., Bernhard Center Cafeteria on the main floor. Write to register. 
  • Reading—Dipika Guha, special guest of the Gwen Frostic Reading Series, 7:30 p.m., The Epic Theater. Free event, reception to follow. Information.

2014

December

Wednesday, December 3

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

Thursday, December 4

  • Ethics Lecture Series—"Should We Believe in Moral Experts?," Dr. Sarah McGrath, Princeton University, 1121 Moore Hall, 5 p.m. Free.

Friday, December 5

  • Economics Research Seminar Series—"Uncovering the Wealth, Credit and Exchange Rate Channels of Monetary Transmission Mechanism in a Small Open Economy," Dr. Menelik Geremew, Kalamazoo College, 2212 Dunbar Hall, 3-4:30 p.m. Free.

Saturday, December 6

  • Ethics Lecture Series—"Doxastic Blame and Responsibility," Lindsay Rettler, Ohio State University, Trimpe Building Multicultural Center, 4 p.m. Free.

Wednesday, December 10

Final examination week—December 8 to 12

November

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. 

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. 
  • Chinese Paper Cutting workshop, 6 to 7:30 p.m., 3002 Brown Hall. Registration is required. 

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, 4:30 p.m., Walwood Commons.
  • Native American Month Celebration, WMU honors Matt Wesaw, of the Department of Civil Rights, 4:30 to 6 p.m., President's Dining Room. 

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.
  • Monday, Nov. 10

  • 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, noon to 1 p.m., 2302 Friedmann.

Tuesday, Nov. 11

  • Travel signature event for international students, 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1:15 to 4 p.m., International Admissions and Services Office, 4th Floor of Ellsworth Hall. 
  • "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. 
  • Healing Arts Speaker Series, "Stories from the Front and the Home Front: Chapter 2," by the Combat Veterans Writing Group of Portage District Library, 6:30 p.m. 

Wednesday, Nov. 12

  • Global Citizenship lecture series, “Reading Diverse Texts: Exposure to Diverse Perspectives,” noon to 1 p.m., Lee Honors College Lounge. 
  • Lecture, "The Woodcarving of Lamídi Fawkeye: Four Generations of Yoruba Masters and Apprentices," presented by Bruce Haight, professor emeritus of history, 2 p.m., Zhang Legacy Collections Center.

Thursday, Nov. 13

  • Veterans Day celebration—hosted by Army ROTC and the Department of Military Science and Leadership, for veterans from all service branches, Activities Therapy Building, 2 to 4 p.m. Reservations are requested at (269) 387-8120 or (800) 968-7682, but reservations are not required to attend the event. Free parking will be available in lot 103.
  • 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
  • Real Talk Diversity Series, "Tribal governance: what does it all really mean?" 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., 1220 of the Chemistry Building. Information.
  • Lee Honors College Lecture Series, presentation of Chippewa style chants, recitation and storytelling set to the backdrop of complementary musical improvisation by Gordon Henry, Jr., of Michigan State University, 7 p.m., Lee Honors College lounge.

Friday, Nov. 14

  • Entrepreneurship forum on the world hunger relief nonprofit, Food Resource Bank, by Norm Braksick, former director, 8 a.m., 2150 Schneider Hall. Reservation required. Information.
  • 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.
  • Reception for area faculty members, 4 to 6 p.m., Kalamazoo Institute of Arts - 314 S. Park St. Reservation required. Flier.
  • 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.

International Education Week at WMU is November 15-21—see IEW 2014 listings below.

Saturday, Nov. 15

  • Kalamazoo Russian Festival, hosted by the Kalamazoo Russian Cultural Association,  9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fetzer Center. Information.
  • Tools for Change, half-day workshop sponsored by Kalamazoo Peace Center, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Bernhard Center Room 157. Information.

Sunday, Nov. 16

  • IEW 2014—Cricket Mania, hosted by the Western Cricket Club, noon to 9 p.m., Student Recreation Building. Information.
  •  Faculty recital—Merling Trio with Ander Koehler, violin, and Jun-Ching Lin, viola, Dalton Center Recital Hall, 3 p.m. Free.
  • IEW 2014—Brazilian Day, hosted by the Brazilian Students Organization, 5 to 8 p.m., Trimpe Building. Information.

Monday, Nov. 17

  • IEW 2014—Confucius Institute at WMU information session, 1 to 3 p.m., Bernhard Center Lower Level. Information.
  • 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.
  • IEW 2014—Southeast Asian Cuisines Festival, hosted by the Association of Vietnamese Students at Western, Malaysian Students' Association, and the Indonesian Overseas Association, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Wesley Foundation. Information.

Tuesday, Nov. 18

  • IEW 2014—Window to China, hosted by the Confucius Institute at WMU, 3 to 5 p.m., 209 Bernhard Center. Information.
  • IEW 2014—Malaysia Night, hosted by the Malaysian Students' Association, 6 to 9 p.m., Wesley Foundation. Information.
  • Real Talk Diversity Series, "Living traditionally in a modern world: Native Americans of West Michigan adjusting to an ever growing and expanding world," 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., tennis courts of the Student Recreation Center. 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. Information.
  • IEW 2014Calligraphy Workshop, hosted by the Confucius Institute at WMU, 6 to 7:30 p.m., 3002 Brown Hall. Information.
  • IEW 2014Day of China, hosted by the Association of Chinese Students and Scholars, 6 to 9 p.m., Wesley Foundation. Information.

Thursday, Nov. 20

  • Burnham-Macmillan Speaker Series—"The Last Imperial Coronations in Rome: The End of the Holy Roman Empire?" Dr. Jonathan Lyon, University of Chicago, Center for the Humanities, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Free.
  • IEW 2014American Thanksgiving Celebration, hosted by the International Student Fellowship, noon to 1:30 p.m., Kanley Chapel Social Room. Information.
  • IEW 2014—Study Abroad Info Table, 1 to 3 p.m., Bernhard Center Lower Level. Information
  • Gwen Frostic Series, seminar and reception, "The True Cost of Oil," by Garth Lenz, internationally renowned photographer, Richmond Center, 5:30 p.m. Information.

Friday, Nov. 21

  • Teaching English Abroad, discussion panel hosted by the global and international studies program, 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 21, 3025 Brown Hall. Information.
  • Biological Sciences Seminar Series—"Microbial Community Responses to Tree Composition and Diversity in Subtropical China," Dr. Jessica Gutknecht, University of Minnesota, 1710 Wood Hall, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Free.
  • IEW 2014—Study Abroad Info Table, hosted by WMU Study Abroad, 1 to 3 p.m., Bernhard Center Lower Level. Information
  • IEW 2014—Japan Festival, hosted by Japan Club, 3 to 6 p.m., 105 Bernhard Center. Information.
  • IEW 2014—Dominican Festival, hosted by Dominican Student Organization, 4 to 7 p.m., Trimpe Building. Information.
  • IEW 2014—Legally Desi, hosted by Indian Student Association, 6 to 9 p.m., Fetzer Center. Information

Wednesday, Nov. 26

  • Thanksgiving recess begins at noon - no afternoon classes, WMU offices open normal hours.

Thursday, Nov. 27

  • Thanksgiving recess - No classes. WMU offices closed except for essential and emergency services.
    U.S. Thanksgiving Day

Friday, Nov. 28

  • Thanksgiving recess - No classes. WMU offices closed except for essential and emergency services.

October

Wednesday, Oct. 1

  • Global Citizenship lecture series, “Challenges of Promoting Academic Diversity and Inclusiveness for Global Citizens of the 21st Century,” noon to 1 p.m., Lee Honors College Lounge. 

Thursday, Oct. 2

  • Ebola: A Panel Discussion on the Current Outbreak in West Africa, noon to 1 p.m., 204 Bernhard Center.
  • Japan Exchange and Teaching Program information session, 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., 4010 Brown Hall.
  • Lecture, "Order in Chaos: Intra-Party Coordination in Proportional Representation Systems," Dr. José Antonio Cheibub, professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 2 to 3:30 p.m., 3301 Friedmann.

Friday, Oct. 3

  • Philosophy Guest Speaker - "Philosophical Problems of Modal Logic," Dr. Idrani Sanyal, professor of philosophy and co-ordinator, Centre for Sri Aurobindo Studies at Jadavpur University in Kolkata, 3014 Moore Hall, 1 to 2 p.m. Free.  
Eid al Adha begins at sundown

Yom Kippur begins at sundown

Monday, Oct. 6
  • Art exhibit -visual discourse on immigration, "Accultured," by Alessandra Santos-Pye, College of Health and Human Services, second-floor art gallery, 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Free.
  • Breisach Faculty Research Colloquium— "The Rice and Malaguetta Cultivators of Pre-Liberia and the Making of the Atlantic Community of Colonial South Carolina, 1510-1808," Dr. Amos Beyan, history, 2302 Friedmann Hall, noon to 1 p.m. Free.
  • CELCIS, Ladies Only Tea, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 8

  • Study Abroad Fair, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Bernhard Center East Ballroom. Free. 
  • Global Citizenship lecture series, “Divided Societies: Roots of Conflict and Pathways to Peace,” noon to 1 p.m., Lee Honors College Lounge. Read more.
  • World Affairs Council lecture series, "Switch. An Energy Project Documentary," 7 to 8:30 p.m., Loosemore Auditorium, DeVos Center, Grand Valley State University, Downtown Grand Rapids  Campus.

Thursday, Oct. 9

  • Anthropology Speaker Series, "Spirits and Healing Selves: Suffering and Self-Transformation in an Afro-Brazilian Religion" presented by Dr. Rebecca Seligman, Northwestern University, 1101 Moore Hall, 2 to 3 p.m. 
  • Lecture, "The Dragon’s Tale: Modernizing the Chinese Military and What It Means to the United States," Dr. Xiaobing Li, of the University of Central Oklahoma. 5 to 6:30 p.m., 2028 Brown Hall.

Friday, Oct. 10

  • Lecture, "Global Climate Change and Forest Carbon Modeling: Methods and Challenges," Dr. Guangxing Wang, of Southern Illinois University Carbondale. 2 to 3 p.m., 2119 Wood.

Saturday, Oct. 11 to Sunday, Oct. 12

Tuesday, Oct. 14

  • Lecture, "U.S.-Japan Relations: An Enduring Partnership," Dr. Kazuyuki Katayama, the Honorable Consul-General of Japan in Detroit. 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., 1750 Sangren Hall. 
  • Haworth College of Business Study Abroad Fair, 1 to 4:30 p.m., Dean's Conference Room, Schneider Hall.

Wednesday, Oct. 15

  • CELCIS, Apple Picking outing, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Information: wayne.l.bond@wmich.edu or call (269) 387-4853.
  • Global Citizenship Lecture Series, “Culturally Responsive and Globally Engaged Health Services in a Diverse World,” noon to 1 p.m. in the Lee Honors College Lounge. Read more.
  • Global Learning Outcomes Brown Bag Discussion, 12 to 1:30 p.m., CAS International Room (2302 Friedmann Hall). Information.
  • Chinese knot workshop, 6 to 7:30 p.m., 3002 Brown Hall. Registration is required.

Thursday, Oct. 16

  • World Affairs Council lecture series, "China Town Hall," 7 to 8:30 p.m., Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, 303 Pearl St, NW Downtown Grand Rapids.
  • Anthony Ellis Scholarly Speaker Series, "Race and Racism, 1700s to Now" presented by Dr. Patrick Brantlinger, Indiana University, Center for the Humanities, 2452 Knauss, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 17

  • CELCIS lunchtime movie, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Information: wayne.l.bond@wmich.edu or call (269) 387-4853.
  • Lecture, "Perverse Consequences of Well-intentioned Regulation: Evidence from India's Child Labor," Dr. Leah Lakdawala, of Michigan State University. 3 to 4:30 p.m., 2212 Dunbar Hall. 
  • Biological Sciences Seminar Series—“Food Security: Beyond the Green Revolution,” Dr. Jeffery Watts, Biological Sciences 2014 Distinguished Alumnus from Zoetis Global Therapeutics Research, 1710 Wood Hall, 3:30 p.m. Free. Information.

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.

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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Hamner Lecture Series, “War, Peace, and Empire: A Paradoxical History? Has War made Humanity Safer and Richer than Peace?,” by Dr. Ian Morris, Stanford University, 7:30 p.m., 1035 Fetzer Center.
  • 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.
  • 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.

  • “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: kim.ballard@wmich.edu. Flier.
  • 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. 

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. 
  • 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: wayne.l.bond@wmich.edu or call (269) 387-4853.
  • Parade of Flags, WMU Bronco Football Homecoming game. Volunteer to carry a flag. 

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: wayne.l.bond@wmich.edu or call (269) 387-4853.

Wednesday, Oct. 29

  • Global Citizenship lecture Series, “An Invitation to Question Whiteness and Privilege,” noon to 1 p.m., Lee Honors College Lounge. Information.
  • CELCIS, mid-semester party, 1:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Information: wayne.l.bond@wmich.edu or call (269) 387-4853.
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, WMU Ph.D. student in applied economics, 3 to 4:30 p.m., 2212 Dunbar Hall. Information.

September

Wednesday, Sept. 10—Lecture, "That is No Country for Old Men: Shifting Cultural Borders by Young Egyptian Artists," Osama Madany, of Minoufiya University in Egypt. 4 p.m. in 212 Bernhard Center.

Saturday, Sept. 13—Birch Run and Frankenmuth, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., field trip for international students.

Tuesday, Sept. 16—Lecture, "Pictures Travel, Discourses Do Not," Dr. Oliver Hahn, of University of Passau in Germany. 4 p.m. in 211 Bernhard Center.

Wednesday, Sept. 17—CELCIS Picnic, 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., register at the CELCIS office.

Friday, Sept. 19—CELCIS, Wii Bowling, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20—CELCIS fishing trip, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., for international students.

Wednesday, Sept. 10

  • Lecture, “That is No Country for Old Men: Shifting Cultural Borders by Young Egyptian Artists,” Osama Madany, of Minoufiya University in Egypt. 4 p.m. in 212 Bernhard Center.
  • Global Citizenship lecture series, “How Did I Become an Engaged Global Citizen?,” noon to 1 p.m., Lee Honors College Lounge. Read more.

Saturday, Sept. 13—Birch Run and Frankenmuth, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., field trip for international students.

Tuesday, Sept. 16

  • Info session, “Graduate Programs in International Affairs,” meet with representatives from several prestigious graduate schools, 1:15 to 2:45 p.m., 3301 Friedmann Hall.
  • Lecture, “Pictures Travel, Discourses Do Not,” Dr. Oliver Hahn, exchange professor from the University of Passau in Germany, 4 p.m., 211 Bernhard Center. 

Wednesday, Sept. 17

  • CELCIS Picnic, 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., register at the CELCIS office.
  • Global Citizenship lecture series, “The Need For Cross–Cultural Perspectives in Family and Human Service Programs,” noon to 1 p.m., Lee Honors College Lounge. Read more.

Monday, Sept. 22

  • Info session for studying abroad in Japan, 5 to 6:30 p.m., 3025 Brown Hall. For more information, write.
  • CELCIS, Bingo at Friendship Village, 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. Information: wayne.l.bond@wmich.edu or call (269) 387-4853.

Wednesday, Sept. 24

  • CELCIS, Women's Ice Cream Social, 1:45 to 4 p.m. Information: wayne.l.bond@wmich.edu or call (269) 387-4853. 

Thursday, Sept. 25

  • Reading, Hiromi Ito, 4 to 5:30 p.m., 3025 Brown Hall. Information: jeffrey.angles@wmich.edu, (269) 387-3044.
  • Reception for international engineering students, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., College of Engineering and Applied Sciences lobby. 
  • With/Out – ¿Borders? Conference, Arcus Center, Downtown Kalamazoo. Information.

Friday, Sept. 26

  • Japanese Language Lessons for Teens, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., 2045 Brown Hall. Runs for four consecutive Fridays. Information.

Saturday, Sept. 27

  • China Festivala showcase of Chinese food and culture, featuring performances, displays and food from local restaurants. Noon to 5 p.m., WMU Student Recreation Center, noon to 5 p.m. Free entrance. Nominal charge for food.
  • International Programs Council BBQ, 4 to 6:30 p.m. at Goldsworth Pond, main campus. Contact: intl-rso@wmich.edu

Sunday, Sept. 28

  • Poetry Reading, "Poetry in Nineteen Languages: A Symphony for the Senses," Portage District Library, 300 Library Ln., Portage, Mich., 2 to 4 p.m. followed by a reception with foods from around the world.

Monday, Sept. 29

 August

Saturday, Aug. 2—Manchester United vs Real Madrid soccer match in Ann Arbor, field trip for international students.

Tuesday, Aug. 5—Horse Riding trip for international students. 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 7—CELCIS Picnic, 2-4:30 p.m., Ramona Park.

Thursday, Aug. 14 to Saturday, Aug. 16—8th International Conference on African Development (8th ICAD): The Challenges of Good Governance and Leadership for Sustainable Development in African States. Conference website.

Saturday, Aug. 23—Chicago Chinatown trip, hosted by the Confucius Institute at WMU for area school groups, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 25 - Friday, Aug. 29—International Student Orientation

July

Wednesday, July 9—Ladies Garden, for female international students, 2-3:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 19—Tiger Baseball game, field trip for international students.

Wednesday, July 23—Ladies Garden, for female international students, 2-3:30 p.m..

Saturday-Sunday, July 26-27—2014 Global Hap Ki Do Championship, visit the website for more information.

Wednesday, July 30—Ladies Ice Cream Social, for female international students, 1:45-3:30 p.m..

June 2014

Thursday, June 5—Greek Festival, Downtown Kalamazoo, field trip for international students, 2 to 5 p.m.

Friday, June 6—International Night at the Kalamazoo Growlers baseball game. 7:05 p.m., Homer Stryker Field. $15 ticket includes food and drink.

Wednesday, June 11—Ladies Garden, for female international students, 2-3:30 p.m.

Friday, June 13—Wii Bowling, Friendship Village Senior Living Community, for international students. 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 14—Michigan Adventure Amusement and Water Park, field trip for international students.

Wednesday, June 18—Binder Park Zoo, Battle Creek, field trip for international students, 2:30-5:30 p.m.

Friday, June 20

  • Island Festival, field trip for international students, 1:50-3:30 p.m.
  • Wii Bowling, Friendship Village Senior Living Community, for international students. 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Monday, June 23—Ladies Garden, for female international students, 2-3:30 p.m..

Tuesday, June 24—Independence Day Picnic, Ramona Park, Portage, Mich., field trip for international students, 1:30-5:30 p.m. No admission fee, transportation provided. Sign up in the CELCIS office.

Wednesday, June 25—Shipshewana, Indiana, Amish country, field trip for international students.

May 2014

Saturday, May 10—Holland Tulip Festival, field trip for international students. To register and for more information call (269) 203-5482.

Saturday, May 17The Gathering, a study abroad alumni fundraiser for Cloghan, Ireland adult day center, 1 to 4 p.m., $5 door donation. Irish dancers, tea and scones and slide show of students' Ireland images.

April 2014

Tuesday, April 1—"Women and East Germans in Leadership Positions in the German Bundestag: Representation and Quota Effects," Dr. Melanie Kintz, of Technische Universität Chemnitz in Germany. 3:30 to 5 p.m. in 3301 Friedman.

Wednesday, April 2—CELCIS Ladies Ice Cream Social, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., write or call (269) 387-4853.

Thursday, April 3

  • Lecture, "The Power of Images and Muslim Women: A Critical Reflection on "Sharia in Canada," Tabassum Ruby, of Western Michigan University. 6 to 7:30 p.m., in the WMU Multicultural Center of the Adrian Trimpe Building. Part of the Islam in Global Perspectives spring speaker series. 
  • Lecture, "Globalization, Chinese-Culture and the Expansion of Higher Education System in Taiwan," Dr. Tien-hui Chiang, of National University of Tainan. 4:30 p.m., Thursday, April 3 in 2028 Brown Hall.
  • OPT Workshop for international students with an F-1 visa. 2 p.m., Fourth floor Ellsworth. Write or call (269) 387-5865. 

Friday, April 4Internationalizing the Curriculum: Global Engagement Across Campus, workshops for WMU faculty, administrators and staff, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., 2000 Schneider Hall. Register.
Image of event flier for Buddhist music
Monday, April 7—Lecture and demonstration, Japanese Buddhist Music, GoeikaRev. Myosei Midorikawa, 6 p.m., Freidmann Hall 3301. Write for more information.

Tuesday, April 8Miller Movie, "The Muslims are Coming," 8 p.m., Miller Auditorium, $1 for WMU students with ID, $2 for non-WMU students. 

Wednesday, April 9OPT Workshop for international students with an F-1 visa. 2 p.m., Fourth floor Ellsworth. Write or call (269) 387-5865. 

Saturday, April 12International Ball, 7 p.m. to midnight, Bernhard Center, $15, dinner provided. 

 Monday, April 14Academic Training workshop, 9 a.m., International Admissions and Services, write or call (269) 387-5865. 

Tuesday, April 15

  • OPT workshop for international students with an F-1 visa. 2 p.m., Fourth floor Ellsworth. Write or call (269) 387-5865. 
  • Lecture, "Ethnic Conflicts and Governance in the Balkan States," Dr. Maria Koinova, of the University of Warwick. 7 p.m., Bernhard Center West--Suite 208. Write

Monday, April 21—Discussion and reading by internationally renowned Japanese author, Yoko Tawada. 5 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., 3025 Brown Hall. Write

Wednesday, April 23Curricular Practical Training workshop for F-1 students. 2 p.m., write or call (269) 387 - 5865.

Thursday, April 24

  • Lavender Graduation, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., 105 to 107 Bernhard Center. 
  • OPT Workshop for international students with an F-1 visa. 2 p.m., Fourth floor Ellsworth. Write or call (269) 387-5865. 

Friday, April 25Colors of the World, activity night for international students, 6 to 8 p.m., in the Wesley Foundation.

March 2014

Monday, March 10

  • Great Decisions lecture, "Turkey at a Crossroads," Dr. Jerry Leach, retired U.S. diplomat, teacher and non-profit leader, moderated by Dr. Michelle Metro-Roland, Western Michigan University, 6 to 7:15 p.m., Aquinas College Performing Arts Center. Free entrance for WMU students, faculty, and staff. Write or call (616) 776-1721. 
  • Lecture,"Internships with IGOs and NGOs at Home and Abroad," Dr. Thomas Kostrzewa and Alison Sprague, of Western Michigan University, 4 p.m., Monday, March 10, 1920 Sangren. Part of the Haenicke Institute's International Career Development lecture series. Write
  • Lecture, "Teaching Foreign Languages in Spain: Approaches and Methodologies," Dr. Montserrat Casanovas Català, of Universidad de Lleida, 1 p.m., Monday, March 10, 3025 Brown Hall. Write

Thursday, March 13—CELCIS Ladies Lunch at Garden Gate Café, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., write or call (269) 387-4853

Monday, March 17

  • Great Decisions lecture at WMU, "Unintended Consequences of the Arab Spring," Reza Marashi, National Iranian American Council, 11 a.m., Fetzer Center Putney Auditorium.  An evening presentation is also planned for 6 to 7:15 p.m., Aquinas College Performing Arts Center. Free entrance for WMU students, faculty, and staff. Write or call (616) 776-1721.
  • Lecture, "The U.S. Fulbright and Boren Programs: Graduate Programs Abroad," Dr. Michelle Metro-Roland, of Western Michigan University, 4 p.m., Monday, March 17, 1920 Sangren. Part of the Haenicke Institute's International Career Development Series. Write

Tuesday, March 18—Lecture, "Three Years Later: Japan and the Challenges of Post-disaster Recovery,"by Dr. Ethan Segal, associate professor of history at Michigan State University, 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, 3301 Friedmann Hall. Sponsored by the WMU Soga Japan Center.

Wednesday, March 19—Field trip for international students to the Kalamazoo Planetarium to see Stars of the Pharaoh show, 2:45 p.m. to 4 p.m., Kalamazoo Museum, write or call (269) 387-4853.

Thursday, March 20

  • Kalamazoo Islamic Center visit—At 10 a.m., join the WMU group walking to the Center in front of Waldo Library. Learn about Islam, meet neighbors, enjoy snacks! 
  • Lecture, "Challenges of Racism and the Acculturation of American Muslims," Dawud Walid, of the Council of American Islamic Relations-Michigan. 6 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 20 in the WMU Multicultural Center of the Adrian Trimpe Building. Part of the Islam in Global Perspectives spring speaker series. Read more.
  • Ladies Ice Skating with CELCIS, 4:40 to 6 p.m, Lawson Ice Arena, write or call (269) 387-4853

Friday, March 21 through Sunday, March 30—Francophone Film Festival of Kalamazoo.

Sunday, March 23International Festival--25th Anniversary, 4 to 8 p.m. in the Bernhard Center Ballroom. Free admission. Nominal charge for food. Open to the public.

Monday, March 24

  • Great Decisions lecture, “U.S. Trade Policy in the Western Hemisphere," Walter Bastian, U.S. Department of Commerce, moderated by Drew Johnston, Walgreen Company, 6 to 7:15 p.m., Aquinas College Performing Arts Center. Free entrance for WMU students, faculty, and staff. Write or call (616) 776-1721. 
  • Lecture,"Live Abroad and Teach English as a Second Language," Gabrielle Hirth, Garyle Voss, Sally Thelen, and Dr. Michelle Metro-Roland, of Western Michigan University, 4 p.m., Monday, March 24, 1920 Sangren. Part of the Haenicke Institute's International Career Development Series. Write
  • Field trip for international students to Airway Lanes, 6 to 9 p.m., Portage, write or call (269) 387-4853.

Thursday, March 27

  • Lecture, "Rural Women's Employment and the Chinese State: 60 Years of Changes," Dr. Yukun Hu, of Peking University. 4:30 p.m., Thursday, March 27 in 2028 Brown Hall. 
  • Lecture, "Ethical Publics and Urdu Poetics in Muslim North India," Nathan Tabor, of the University of Texas. 6 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 27 in the WMU Multicultural Center of the Adrian Trimpe Building. Part of the Islam in Global Perspectives spring speaker series. Read more.

Saturday, March 29— Horse riding field trip for international students, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., Allegan, write or call (269) 387-4853

Monday, March 31—Great Decisions lecture, "Is China Opening Up or Closing Down?” James Fallows, The Atlantic, 6 to 7:15 p.m., Aquinas College Performing Arts Center. Free entrance for WMU students, faculty, and staff. Write or call (616) 776-1721. 

February 2014

Sunday, Feb. 2—Field trip for international students to Somerset Mall 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., write or call (269) 387-4853

Monday, Feb. 3—Great Decisions lecture, "The Role of the Press and National Security Leaks in the Age of Big Data," Dina Temple-Raston, NPR, 6 to 7:15 p.m., Aquinas College Performing Arts Center. Free entrance for WMU students, faculty and staff. Write or call (616) 776-1721.

Tuesday, Feb. 4—CELCIS bowling trip, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Airway Lanes, write or call (269) 387-4853

Thursday, Feb. 6

  • Lecture, "American Muslim Identities and the Cultural Wombs that Bore Them," Zarinah El-Amin Naeem, of Niyah Creative Living, 6 to 7:30 p.m., WMU Multicultural Center of the Adrian Trimpe Building. Part of the Islam in Global Perspectives spring speaker series. 
  • CELCIS service learning project at Friendship Village Retirement Community (Piano Concert), Thursday, Feb. 6, write or call (269) 387-4853

Friday, Feb. 7—Japanese conversation table for intermediate and advanced level speakers. 3 to 4 p.m., Bernhard Center Cafe. To register, write Michiko Yoshimoto with your name and Japanese

Monday, Feb. 10—Great Decisions lecture, "How the Three Geos (Geopolitical, Geo-economics and Geophysical Changes) are Rewriting the World Map," Cleo Paskal, Fellow, Chatham House (Royal Institute of International Affairs, 6 to 7:15 p.m., Aquinas College Performing Arts Center. Free entrance for WMU students, faculty, and staff. Write or call (616) 776-1721.

Tuesday, Feb. 11

  • Field trip for international students to Reindeer Ranch, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., write or call (269) 387-4853
  • Academic Training Workshop, 3 p.m., International Admissions and Services, write or call (269) 387-5865
  • Workshop on Yukata fashion. For women only, learn to wear this traditional garment. 1 to 2 p.m., 3252 Ellsworth Hall. To register, write Michiko Yoshimoto

Wednesday, Feb. 12

  • Presentation, "A Day in the Life of a Professional Translator and Conference Interpreter," Brandie Brunner, contract interpreter for the U.S. Department of State, 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 12 in 3025 Brown Hall. Write Cynthia Running-Johnson. Write Professor Vivan Steemers. 
  • Workshop on Yukata fashion. For women only, learn to wear this traditional garment. 1 to 2 p.m, 3525 Ellsworth Hall. To register, write Michiko Yoshimoto.

Thursday, Feb. 13

  • Lecture, "Conversion to Shi'i Islam and the Transformation of Religious Authority in Senegal," Mara Leichtman, of Michigan State University. 6 to 7:30 p.m., WMU Multicultural Center of the Adrian Trimpe Building. Part of the Islam in Global Perspectives spring speaker series. 
  • Lecture, "Following in Haiku Footsteps: Taneda Santōka & the Haiku Life in Translation," Emiko Miyashita, poet and director of the JAL Foundation. 4 to 5 p.m., 3025 Brown Hall. 
  • Lecture, "Japanese Aesthetics since the Founding of the Tea Ceremony," Susumu Miyashita, expert in tea related antiques. 5 to 6 p.m, 3025 Brown Hall.

Friday, Feb. 14

  • Lecture, "Globalization and Its Discontents," Patricia Werhane, Wicklander Professor of Business and Ethics, and managing director of the Institute for Business and Professional Ethics at DePaul Univeristy. 3 p.m.,1120 Schneider Hall. 
  • Japanese conversation table for intermediate and advanced level speakers. 3 to 4 p.m., Bernhard Center Cafe. To register, write Michiko Yoshimoto with your name and Japanese level.
  • Workshop on Yukata fashion. For women only, learn to wear this traditional garment. 2 to 3 p.m, 3525 Ellsworth Hall.  To register, write Michiko Yoshimoto

Sunday, Feb. 16—Sledding trip for international students, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., write or call (269) 387-4853

Monday, Feb. 17—Great Decisions lecture, "Out of Africa: How Food Insecurity and Water Shortages THERE Affect Us HERE," Dr. Michael DeVivo, Grand Rapids Community College, Dr. Gerald Nyambane, Davenport University, moderated by Dr. Deborah Steketee, Aquinas College, 6 to 7:15 p.m., Aquinas College Performing Arts Center. Free entrance for WMU students, faculty, and staff. Write or call (616) 776-1721.

Wednesday, Feb. 19—Wall climbing activity for international students, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., WMU Student Rec Center.

Thursday, Feb. 20—Lecture, "Building on Difference: Detroit's First Mosques, 1912-1962," Sally Howell, of the University of Michigan-Dearborn. 6 to 7:30 p.m., WMU Multicultural Center of the Adrian Trimpe Building. Part of the Islam in Global Perspectives spring speaker series. 

 Monday, Feb. 24 

  • Great Decisions lecture, "U.S.-Israeli Relations in a Changing Middle East," Dr. Yael Aronoff, Michigan State University, 6 to 7:15 p.m., Aquinas College Performing Arts Center. Free entrance for WMU students, faculty, and staff. Write or call (616) 776-1721. 
  • Lecture, "Career Opportunities in the U.S. Department of State," Dr. Michelle Jones, of the U.S. Department of State, 4 p.m., Monday, Feb. 24, 1920 Sangren. Part of the Haenicke Institute's International Career Development Series. Write

Tuesday, Feb. 25—Field trip for international students to a Challenger space shuttle exhibit, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., write or call (269) 387-4853.

 Friday, Feb. 28Japanese conversation table for intermediate and advanced level speakers. 3 to 4 p.m., Bernhard Center Cafe. To register, write Michiko Yoshimoto with your name and Japanese level. 

January 2014

Thursday, Jan. 9Lecture, "Doing Sensitive Research Cross-cultural Contexts: Reflections from Fieldwork,” Dr. Federica De Sisto, a research associate at the Institute of International Integration Studies, Trinity College, 4 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 in 1115 Moore Hall.

Friday, Jan. 10 and Tuesday, Jan. 14—HCED Signature Sessions for Iraqi Families, 1:30 to 4 p.m. Friday, International Admissions and Services, 4th Floor Ellsworth Hall. Iraqi HCED students should visit the IAS office during these times to have their family sponsorship forms signed by their J-1 immigration advisor.

Wednesday, Jan. 22

  • Lecture, "Economic Development from a Historical Perspective: The Origin of Nature and Good Institutions," Avna Greif, of Stanford University, 3 to 4:30 p.m., 2028 Brown Hall.
  • Spanish Language and Culture Experience for WMU Employees info session 5:10 p.m. in 2033 Brown Hall. 

Thursday, Jan. 23—Lecture, "Muslim Expressions: A Tour of the Muslim World through Music Videos," Mohammad Hassan Khalil, of Michigan State University. 6 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 23 in the WMU Multicultural Center of the Adrian Trimpe Building. Part of the Islam in Global Perspectives spring speaker series. 

Friday, Jan. 24—Lecture,"Perceptions of Food Safety Risks by Urban Consumers in Nanjing, China: 2013," Gregory Veeck, Department of Geography, and Anne Veeck, Department of Marketing, 3 to 4 p.m., Friday, Jan. 24 in 2708 Wood Hall.

Wednesday, Jan. 29Chinese New Year Gala, 6 to 8 p.m., Wesley Foundation on WMU's main campus. Visit the Confucius Institute at WMU website for more information.

Thursday, Jan. 30

  • Lecture, "Reconfiguring the Classic Islamic Thought in Early Twentieth-Century Egypt," Ahmed El Shamsy, of the University of Chicago, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 30 in the WMU Multicultural Center of the Adrian Trimpe Building. Part of the Islam in Global Perspectives spring speaker series. 
  • Reception and lecture,"Mountains and Waters: The Enduring Art of Chinese Landscape Painting," Amelia Kit-Yiu Chau, the Adjunct Curator of Asian Art at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento California, 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 30 at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts—314 S. Park St., Kalamazoo. RSVP no later than Jan. 28 by emailing Jay Simon at jays@kiarts.org.

Friday, Jan. 31, 2014—Seminar, International Student Immigration Options for Employment, noon to 2:30 p.m., President's Dining Room in the Bernhard Center on WMU's main campus. Registration is free, but required. Reserve your seat by calling International Admissions and Services at (269) 387-5865. 

December

Tuesday, Dec. 3—CELCIS bowling trip to Airway Lanes, write celcis-activities@wmich.edu or call (269) 387-4853.

Wednesday, Dec. 4—OPT Workshop, 2 p.m., International Admissions and Services, write oiss-info@wmich.edu or call (269) 387-5865.

Thursday, Dec. 5

  • Academic Training Workshop, 9 a.m., International Admissions and Services, write oiss-info@wmich.edu or call (269) 387-5865.
  • CEAS Pizza Study Break for international engineering students, 6 to 8 p.m., CEAS Student Lounge. Write intl-specialprojects@wmich.edu.

Saturday, Dec. 7—Timber Ridge Ski Area field trip. Write intl-rso@wmich.edu.

Thursday, Dec. 12—OPT Workshop, 2 p.m., International Admissions and Services, write oiss-info@wmich.edu or call (269) 387-5865.

Wednesday, Dec. 18—OPT Workshop, 2 p.m., International Admissions and Services, write oiss-info@wmich.edu or call (269) 387-5865.

November 2013

Friday, Nov. 1—CELCIS service learning project at Friendship Village Retirement Community, write celcis-activities@wmich.edu or call (269) 387-4853.

Saturday, Nov. 2—Halloween Dance, 8 p.m. to midnight, Bigelow Dining Hall. Write intl-rso@wmich.edu or call (269) 387-3944.

Wednesday, Nov. 6

  • OPT Workshop, 2 p.m., International Admissions and Services, write oiss-info@wmich.edu or call (269) 387-5865.
  • Lecture, "Sacred Value, Rule-based Choice and the Brain," by Professor David Spurret, 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, 1920 Sangren Hall.

Thursday, Nov. 7

  • CELCIS mid-semester meet and greet, write celcis-activities@wmich.edu or call (269) 387-4853.
  • Lecture, "Magical and Religious Seals and the Sources of Chinese Buddhism," Dr. Paul Copp, 3:45 p.m., 2028 Brown Hall. 

Saturday, Nov. 9

Tuesday, Nov. 12—Travel Signature event, 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1:15 to 4 p.m., International Admissions and Services, Ellsworth Hall 4th Floor. 

Thursday, Nov. 14—OPT Workshop, 2 p.m., International Admissions and Services, write oiss-info@wmich.edu or call (269) 387-5865.

Saturday, Nov. 16 through Saturday, November 23—International Education Week. Several campus activities will be held to commemorate IEW. Contact: intl-specialprojects@wmich.edu.

Sunday, Nov. 17 — International Cooking 101, 5 to 7 p.m., Kanley Chapel Dialogue Room, hosted by the WMU International Student Activities Office.

Monday, Nov. 18 — Study Abroad Info Table, 12 to 2 p.m., Bernhard Center Lower Level.

Tuesday, Nov. 19 Confucius Institute Info Tables, 12 to 3 p.m., Bernhard Center Lower Level.

Wednesday, Nov. 20

  • OPT Workshop, 2 p.m., International Admissions and Services, write oiss-info@wmich.edu or call (269) 387-5865.
  • China Quiz Bowl, 4 to 6 p.m., Bernhard Center Room 105.
  • Dominican Student Organization, 7 to 9 p.m., Wesley Foundation.

Thursday, Nov. 21

  • Lecture, “Taiwan and China in a World of Globalization,” Dr. Tse-Kang Leng, 2028 Brown Hall.
  • American Thanksgiving Celebration, 12 to 1:30 p.m., Kanley Chapel Social Room.
  • Study Abroad Info Table, 3 to 5 p.m., Bernhard Center Lower Level.
  • Boren Scholarship and Fellowship program information session, 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21 in Bernhard Center Room 211, facilitated by a Boren representative. No registration required.
  • Japan Festival, 5 to 7 p.m., Wesley Foundation.
  • Indian Student Association - Legally Desi 2013, 8 to 10 p.m., Bernhard Center North Ballroom.

Friday, Nov. 22

  • Getting to Know the World Game Night, 4 to 6 p.m., Bernhard Center President's Dining Room.
  • Day of China, 7 to 9 p.m., Wesley Foundation.

Saturday, Nov. 23

  • CELCIS field trip to Arabic Museum, write celcis-activities@wmich.edu or call (269) 387-4853.
  • Muslim Student Association Annual Dinner, 3:30 to 5 p.m., Bernhard Center West Ballroom.
  • Malaysia Night, 7 to 10 p.m., Wesley Foundation.

Wednesday, Nov. 27

  • OPT Workshop, 2 p.m., International Admissions and Services, write oiss-info@wmich.edu or call (269) 387-5865.
  • Academic Training Workshop, 9 a.m., International Admissions and Services, write oiss-info@wmich.edu or call (269) 387-5865.

October 2013

Thursday, Oct. 3—OPT Workshop, 2 p.m., International Admissions and Services, write oiss-info@wmich.edu or call (269) 387-5865.

Saturday, Oct. 5

  • Western World Cup, student soccer competition, 10 a.m. Contact: intl-rso@wmich.edu.
  • Saudi National Day at WMU, 4 to 6:30 p.m., Bernhard Center.

Sunday, Oct. 6—CELCIS field trip to John Ball Zoo, write celcis-activities@wmich.edu or call (269) 387-4853.

Monday, Oct. 7—CELCIS: Ladies-Only Tea at Henderson Castle, write celcis-activities@wmich.edu or call (269) 387-4853.

Tuesday, Oct. 8—Campus welcome reception for Dr. Wolfgang Schlör, associate provost for the Haenicke Institute for Global Education, 3 to 5 p.m. at the Oaklands.

Wednesday, Oct. 9

Friday, Oct. 11

Saturday, Oct. 12—Parade of Nations, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kanley Track. Contact: hige-activities@wmich.edu.

Tuesday, Oct. 15

  • Haworth College of Business Study Abroad Fair, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Dean's Conference Room of Schneider Hall.
  • Lecture, "Romancing the Planet: On British Romanticism and Early Globalization," Dr. Evan Gottlieb, 7:30 p.m., 2500 Knauss Hall. 
  • CELCIS field trip--Apple picking, write celcis-activities@wmich.edu or call (269) 387-4853.

Thursday, Oct. 17

  • Be a Bronco for a Day, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Multicultural Center in Trimpe Hall. Email ias-assistant2@wmich.edu or call (269) 387-5880.
  • OPT Workshop, 2 p.m., International Admissions and Services, write oiss-info@wmich.edu or call (269) 387-5865.

Friday, Oct. 18—CELCIS movie "Lilo and Stitch," 2028 Brown Hall.

Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 19-20—Chicago trip for international students. Contact: intl-rso@wmich.edu.

Wednesday, Oct. 23

  • OPT Workshop, 2 p.m., International Admissions and Services, write oiss-info@wmich.edu or call (269) 387-5865.
  • CELCIS service learning project at Friendship Village Retirement Community, write celcis-activities@wmich.edu or call (269) 387-4853.
  • Lecture, "Managing Hegemony in East Asia: China's Rise in Historical Perspective," Dr. Yuan-kang Wang, 3:30 p.m., 2730 Sangren Hall. 

Thursday, Oct. 24—Lecture, "Keeping Up Appearances: Gender and Theater in Premodern Japan," Dr. Maki Isaka, 3:30 p.m., 2500 Knauss Hall.

Saturday, Oct. 26—Haunted House field trip. 

Tuesday, Oct. 29—Academic Training Workshop, 9 a.m., International Admissions and Services, write oiss-info@wmich.edu or call (269) 387-5865.

Wednesday, Oct. 30—OPT Workshop, 2 p.m., International Admissions and Services, write oiss-info@wmich.edu or call (269) 387-5865.

 

September

Thursday, Sept. 5 and ongoing—Optional Practical Training (for F-1 visa holders), 2 p.m. International Admissions and Services, fourth floor of Ellsworth Hall. Registration required. Write oiss-info@wmich.edu or call (269) 387-5865. See workshop flier for all fall semester workshop dates.

Friday, Sept. 6—International Programs Council BBQ, noon to 5 p.m. at the Goldsworth Valley Apartments. Contact: intl-rso@wmich.edu

Thursday, Sept. 12—Curricular Practical Training, 2 p.m., International Admissions and Services, fourth floor of Ellsworth Hall. Registration required. Write oiss-info@wmich.edu or call (269) 387-5865.

Friday, Sept. 13—Employment workshop for international students, noon to 2:30 p.m., President's Dining Room, Bernhard Center.

Tuesday, Sept. 17—Lecture, "Human Resource Management in China Under the Transition Economy," 3:30 p.m., 1120 Schneider Hall.

Wednesday, Sept. 18—Reception for Dr. Gabriella Schellberg, visiting exchange scholar from the University of Passau, 3 to 4:30 p.m., Bernhard Center Faculty Lounge.

Thursday, Sept. 19—Reception for international engineering students, 4:30 p.m., front atrium, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. To RSVP, contact Xiaotang Wang, international programming intern at (269) 387-3966 or write intl-specialprojects@wmich.edu.

Monday, Sept. 30

  • Teach English in Japan: JET Programme International, informational meeting, 3:30 to 5 p.m., 3025 Brown Hall.
  • Academic Training Workshop, 9 a.m., International Admissions and Services, write oiss-info@wmich.edu or call (269) 387-5865.

August

Monday, Aug. 26 through Friday, August 30—WMU's International Student Orientation and Registration Program for students entering the University in fall 2013 in the Bernhard Center East Ballroom. Register for ISORP.

July

Friday, July 12--Bronco photographers featured in July Art Hop. The WMU Photography NOW Collective will be in the Saniwax Gallery (suite 209) of the Park Trades Center for the July 12 Art Hop. For more information, visit the Park Trades Center website.

Saturday, July 13--Japanese Culture Day at the Kalamazoo Institute of Art (lobby) featuring Japanese interactive art and food demonstrations. 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 13. Open to the public free of charge. Sponsored by the Soga Japan Center.

Sunday, July 14--Detroit Tiger baseball game for international students. Cost is $30 for transportation and game ticket. Bus leaves the Bernhard Center at 9 a.m. Register in 3516 Ellsworth Hall.  For more information, write intl-specialprojects@wmich.edu or call (269) 387-3944.

The Soga Japan Center is offering a Japanese Language Club at Kalamazoo Public Library from 6 to 7:15 p.m. on Tuesdays all summer and at Parchment Community Library that will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. on four Wednesdays in July (3, 10, 17, 24). For more information, write: michiko.yoshimoto@wmich.edu.

July 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31--Optional Practical Training workshops, 2 p.m., International Admissions and Services, contact oiss-info@wmich.edu.

Saturday, July 6--Michigan Adventure amusement park day trip for international students. Register in 3516 Ellsworth Hall. Cost is $25 for transportation and park entrance fee. For more information, write intl-specialprojects@wmich.edu or call (269) 387-3944.