October 2017 Events

Saturday, October 21

Admissions Open HouseBernhard Center Ballroom, check-in begins at 8 a.m., 9 a.m. program. Free.
Art exhibit"The Expanded Print: WMU's Collection in Context," Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Monroe-Brown Gallery, noon to 6 p.m. Free.
Broadway musical"Kinky Boots," Miller Auditorium, 2 and 8 p.m. Tickets: millerauditorium.com or (269) 387-2300.
Bronco hockey vs. Michigan State UniversityLawson Ice Arena, 7:05 p.m. Tickets: wmubroncos.com or (888) 4-WMU-TIX.
Bronco volleyball vs. Ohio UniversityUniversity Arena, 7 p.m. Tickets: wmubroncos.com or (888) 4-WMU-TIX. Televised on ESPN 3.

Sunday, October 22

Broadway musical"Kinky Boots," Miller Auditorium, 1 p.m. Tickets: millerauditorium.com or (269) 387-2300.
Choral ShowcaseFeaturing University Chorale, Cantus Femina, Collegiate Singers, Dalton Center Recital Hall, 3 p.m. Free.

Monday, October 23

International Open Access Week display(Through Oct. 29), highlighting the benefits of free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as needed, Bernhard Center. Free.
CELCIS conversation circleHelp international students practice conversational English, Ellsworth Hall, fourth-floor CELCIS lobby, 2 to 3 p.m. Free.
Graduate and Professional School FairHighlighting advanced study options at more than 80 graduate and professional schools, Bernhard Center's East Ballroom, 3 to 6 p.m. Free.
Colloquium"How might Physics Education Research facilitate the coming computational revolution?" by Dr. Danny Caballero, Michigan State University, 1110 Rood Hall, 4 p.m. Free.
Master of Arts in science education webinarLearn about WMU's online master's degree in science education with Dr. Bill Cobern, professor of biological sciences and science education. Free; participants will receive a link the day of the presentation.

Tuesday, October 24

Candidate presentationFor the position of vice president for research, Dr. Richard Inouye, Utah State University, Fetzer Center's Putney Auditorium, 1:30 to 3 p.m. Free.
CELCIS conversation circleHelp international students practice conversational English, Ellsworth Hall, fourth-floor CELCIS lobby, 2 to 3 p.m. Free.
Ethics book club"The Left Hand of Darkness" by Ursula LeGuin, Central City Tap House, 359 S. Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, 6 p.m. Free; advance registration required: ethicscenter@wmich.edu.
Frostic Speaker Series"Why Michigan Should Worry About Louisiana's Fight for Coastal Survival," Bob Marshall, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, University Center for the Humanities, 2500 Knauss Hall, 6 p.m. Free.
LBGTQ Professionals Meetup and NetworkingStryker Corporation, 1321 Trimpe Building, 6 p.m. Free.
Alumni recitalEma Katrovas, soprano, Dalton Center Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. Free.

Wednesday, October 25

Local Global MarketArea farmers bring fresh fruits and produce to campus for purchase, Sangren Pedestrian Mall, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free admission.
Intersectional Coalition BuildingWith guest speaker Romeo Jackson, University of Utah, Lee Honors College Lounge, noon. Free; bagged lunched welcome.
Lyceum Lecture Series"Intersectional Coalition Building," Romeo Jackson, University of Utah, Lee Honors College Lounge, noon to 1 p.m. Free.
Sichel Lecture Series"Income Inequality, Progressive Taxation and Tax Expenditures," Dr. James Hines Jr., University of Michigan, 2028 Brown Hall, noon to 1:15 p.m. Free.
CELCIS conversation circleHelp international students practice conversational English, Ellsworth Hall, fourth-floor CELCIS lobby, 2 to 3 p.m. Free.
Hot Legal Topics for Educators webinar series"Restorative Justice, Zero Tolerance," Dr. Brett Geier, Department of Educational Leadership, Research and Technology, 4:30 p.m.  Free registration.
Panel discussion"For All Americans? The Future of Healthcare in America," keynote by former congressman Bart Stupak, panel includes Lisa DeMoss, James B. Falahee Jr. and Dr. Tyler Gibb, WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine, 7 to 9 p.m. Free.
Dalton Live and Interactive SeriesØystein Baadsvik, tuba, Dalton Center Recital Hall, 7 p.m. discussion hosted by Dr. Robert White; concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-2300 or millerauditorium.com.
Master of Arts in science education webinarLearn about WMU's online master's degree in science education with Dr. Bill Cobern, professor of biological sciences and science education. Free; participants will receive a link the day of the presentation.

Thursday, October 26

Secretary of State DayGet new or renewed driver's licenses and personal identification cards, Bernhard Center's West Ballroom, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free; Secretary of State fees apply.
GeoChange and HDReAM Community Open HouseLearn about the W.E. Upjohn Center for the Study of Geographical Change and WMU Health Data Research, Analysis and Mapping Center, 1000 Welborn Hall, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free.
Candidate presentationFor the position of vice president for research, Terri Goss Kinzy, Rutgers University, 157-159 Bernhard Center, 1:30 to 3 p.m. Free.
CELCIS conversation circle (women only)Help international students practice conversational English, Ellsworth Hall, fourth-floor CELCIS lobby, 2 to 3 p.m. Free; women only.
Lecture"The Road of Art is to Promote the Spiritual Civilization of Mankind," Chengjun Yin, Beijing Language and Culture University, 4705 Sangren Hall, 4 p.m. Free.
Real Talk Diversity Series"Disability at the Intersections," Trimpe Building Multicultural Center, 6 to 8 p.m. Free; light refreshments provided.
Frostic Reading SeriesDanielle Evans, short-story author, 157-159 Bernhard Center, 7 p.m. Free.
Japanese film screening"Silver Spoon," 3508 Knauss Hall, 7 p.m. Free.

Friday, October 27

Mercantile Bank of Michigan Speaker Series"Transforming the Motorsports Business," Aaron Zeigler, president of Zeigler Auto Group, 2150 Schneider Hall, breakfast at 7:30 a.m., talk at 8 a.m. Free; registration required.
Campuswide shred eventLot 41 near Sangren Hall, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free.
Engineering Graduate School Preview DayLearn about funding opportunities, academic support, professional development and more, Floyd Hall, Parkview Campus, noon to 4 p.m. Free.
International Ladies Sports ClubBond with women from all over the world through sports, WMU Student Recreation Center, 2 to 3 p.m. Free.
Geography Colloquium"Climate Change and Water Quantity in the Great Lakes Region: A Tale of Precipitation, Temperature, Radiation and Walleye on a Stick," Dr. Brent Lofgren, Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory at NOAA, 2119 Wood Hall, 3 p.m. Free.
Open Access presentationLearn what Open Access is, and how it can benefit students and faculty. Waldo Library, Classroom A, 3 p.m. Free.
Biological Sciences Seminar Series"Staying in Shape with Planarian Regeneration," Dr. Wendy Beane, WMU biological sciences, 1710 Wood Hall, 3:30 p.m. Free.
Japanese Conversation TableOpportunity to practice Japanese language skills, Bernhard Center Cafe, 4 to 5 p.m. Free; registration required to michiko.yoshimoto@wmich.edu.
University Theatre(through Nov. 5) "The Crucible," Williams Theatre in the Gilmore Theatre Complex, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.

Saturday, October 28

Bronco men's soccer vs. Southern IllinoisWMU Soccer Complex, 4502 Campus Drive, Kalamazoo, 1 p.m. Free.
Japanese film screening"There is No Lid on the Sea," 3508 Knauss Hall, 2 p.m. Free.
Bronco volleyball vs. Bowling GreenUniversity Arena, 7 p.m. Tickets: wmubroncos.com or (888) 4-WMU-TIX.
University Theatre(through Nov. 5) "The Crucible," Williams Theatre in the Gilmore Theatre Complex, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.

Sunday, October 29

International Open Access Week display(Oct. 24-29), highlighting the benefits of free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as needed, Bernhard Center. Free.
Guest artist recitalJosh Nelson, jazz piano, Dalton Center Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. Free

Monday, October 30

CELCIS conversation circleHelp international students practice conversational English, Ellsworth Hall, fourth-floor CELCIS lobby, 2 to 3 p.m. Free.
Geosciences Seminar Series"Statistical analysis of soil moisture impacts on climate extremes," Lei Meng, Department of Geography and Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, WMU, 1118 Rood Hall, 4 p.m. Free.

Tuesday, October 31

Halloween
Discover Discovery research workshopFor WMU faculty and research staff, "Stories from the Trenches: Building a Successful Research Career at WMU," Fetzer Center, 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Free; registration required. Lunch provided.
Candidate presentationFor the position of vice president for research, Dr. Kent Keyser, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Fetzer Center's Putney Auditorium, 1:30 to 3 p.m. Free.
CELCIS conversation circleHelp international students practice conversational English, Ellsworth Hall, fourth-floor CELCIS lobby, 2 to 3 p.m. Free.