October 2013 WMU News

Western View expansion, community center opens

The Western View Community Center opened its doors earlier this month, joining the second Western View housing complex that opened in August. A welcome gathering was held Friday, Oct. 4.

Wide range of events set for Campus Sustainability Day

A community roundtable with WMU President John M. Dunn, a video presentation and tours are just some of the activities planned Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 22-23, as part of Campus Sustainability Day.

Faculty composers present an evening of new works

Faculty composers from WMU's School of Music will present an evening of their works at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. A discussion hosted by Dr. Dan Jacobson will precede the show.

'The Addams Family' comes to Miller Auditorium

The new musical comedy "The Addams Family," based on the famous characters created by cartoonist Charles Addams, is coming to Miller Auditorium Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 22-23.

LBGT office launches mentoring program

A new career mentorship program for lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender students and their allies that matches students with local professionals kicks off with an event Friday, Oct. 18.

'Fancy Nancy' comes to Miller Auditorium

"Fancy Nancy the Musical," based on the book series by Jane O'Conner, is coming to Miller Auditorium for performances at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19.

Edwin Lee Gibson's one-man show comes to campus

University Theatre and the Kellogg Foundation partner to bring "Five 'Til" to campus. Several free performances are set for Oct. 17-19 in the York Arena Theatre at the Gilmore Theatre Complex.

Dedication set for Zhang Legacy Collections Center

The new home for the historical records of southwest Michigan will be formally introduced to the community during a Friday, Oct. 18, dedication of WMU's Charles C. and Lynn L. Zhang Legacy Collections Center.

Global warming activist to bring climate fight to campus

Author and activist Bill McKibben will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at Miller Auditorium on "Notes from the Front Lines of the Climate Fight," as part of the University Center for the Humanities 2013-14 Changing Climates Series.

Business Career Day lets students, employers network

More than 100 companies will be on hand for the 2013 Business Career Day. The event runs from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, in the Bernhard Center Ballroom; all WMU students and the public are invited to attend.

Author to speak as part of Universitywide Common Read

Raymond Bonner, author of "Anatomy of Injustice: A Murder Case Gone Wrong," will be on campus Monday, Oct. 14. He will make a presentation and sign his book from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Bernhard Center's North Ballroom.

Award-winning choreographer to hold open rehearsal

Award-winning dancer-choreographer Gabrielle Lamb will stage an open rehearsal of the new piece she created for WMU dance students from 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, in the Dalton Center's Dance Studio B.