September 2016 Events

Friday, September 30

24th annual Van Riper Lecture Series"Communication Disorders: The Lived Experience," featuring speakers Michael Turner and Gael Hannan, Fetzer Center, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Free.
Fall ConvocationBernhard Center, events scheduled throughout the day.
Flags loweredIn honor of former president and prime minister of Israel, Shimon Peres.
Mercantile Bank of Michigan Breakfast Speaker Series"Changing the Story Together: A Community Where All People Realize Their Full Potential," Michael Larson, president and CEO of the United Way of Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region, 2150 Schneider Hall, breakfast at 7:30 a.m., talk at 8 a.m. Free; registration required.
Art exhibit"After the Thrill is Gone: Fashion, Politics and Culture in Contemporary South African Art," Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Kerr Gallery, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Free.
Biological Sciences Seminar Series"The Sound of Conservation: Songbirds, Behavior and Anthropogenic Noise," Dr. Darren Proppe, Calvin College, 1710 Wood Hall, 3:30 p.m. Free.
Open dance rehearsal"Lilac Garden," Dalton Center Studio B, Room 3116, 5 p.m. Free.
VisitationDr. James Croteau, counselor education and counseling psychology, Betzler Life Story Funeral Home, 6080 Stadium Drive, Kalamazoo, 5 to 8 p.m.
Benefit dinnerFor registered student organization FOCUS Kalamazoo, Radisson Plaza Hotel, 100 W. Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo, 6 to 10 p.m. Admission fees vary; tickets required.
University TheatrePresents (through Oct. 8) "Baby With the Bathwater," York Arena Theatre in the Gilmore Theatre Complex, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.
Musical"Dirty Dancing—The Classic Story On Stage," Miller Auditorium, 8 p.m. Ticket prices vary.