International Events Archive

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

 August

Saturday, Aug. 2—Manchester United vs Real Madrid soccer match in Ann Arbor, field trip for international students. To register and for more information call (269) 203-5482.

Tuesday, Aug. 5—Horse Riding trip for international students. 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., for more information, contact wayne.l.bond@wmich.edu or call (269) 387-4853.

Thursday, Aug. 7—CELCIS Picnic, 2-4:30 p.m., Ramona Park, for more information, contact wayne.l.bond@wmich.edu or call (269) 387-4853.

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., For more information, contact wayne.l.bond@wmich.edu or call (269) 387-4853.

Saturday, July 19—Tiger Baseball game, field trip for international students. To register and for more information call (269) 203-5482.

Wednesday, July 23—Ladies Garden, for female international students, 2-3:30 p.m., For more information, contact wayne.l.bond@wmich.edu or call (269) 387-4853.

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., For more information contact wayne.l.bond@wmich.edu or call (269) 387-4853.

June 2014

Thursday, June 5—Greek Festival, Downtown Kalamazoo, field trip for international students, 2 to 5 p.m. For more information, write wayne.l.bond@wmich.edu or call (269) 387-4853.

Friday, June 6—International Night at the Kalamazoo Growlers baseball game. 7:05 p.m., Homer Stryker Field. $15 ticket includes food and drink. For more information, write wayne.l.bond@wmich.edu or call (269) 387-4853.

Wednesday, June 11—Ladies Garden, for female international students, 2-3:30 p.m. For more information, write wayne.l.bond@wmich.edu or call (269) 387-4853.

Friday, June 13—Wii Bowling, Friendship Village Senior Living Community, for international students. 6:30-9:30 p.m. For more information, contact wayne.l.bond@wmich.edu or call (269) 387-4853.

Saturday, June 14—Michigan Adventure Amusement and Water Park, field trip for international students. To register and for more information call (269) 203-5482.

Wednesday, June 18—Binder Park Zoo, Battle Creek, field trip for international students, 2:30-5:30 p.m., For more information, contact wayne.l.bond@wmich.edu or call (269) 387-4853.

Friday, June 20

  • Island Festival, field trip for international students, 1:50-3:30 p.m., For more information, contact wayne.l.bond@wmich.edu or call (269) 387-4853.
  • Wii Bowling, Friendship Village Senior Living Community, for international students. 6:30-9:30 p.m. For more information, contact wayne.l.bond@wmich.edu or call (269) 387-4853.

Monday, June 23—Ladies Garden, for female international students, 2-3:30 p.m., For more information, contact wayne.l.bond@wmich.edu or call (269) 387-4853.

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. For more information contact wayne.l.bond@wmich.edu or call (269) 387-4853.

Wednesday, June 25—Shipshewana, Indiana, Amish country, field trip for international students. To register and for more information call (269) 203-5482.

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.
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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.