December 2017 Events

Friday, December 1

Innovation DayFloyd Hall atrium, Parkview Campus, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Free to attend; register to participate.
Biological Sciences Seminar Series"Fresh Insights from Old Fish: Spotted Gar Reveals the Genomic Basis of Vertebrate Development and Evolution and Connects Human Biology with Biomedical Fish Models," Dr. Ingo Braasch, Michigan State University, 1710 Wood Hall, 3:30 p.m. Free.
University Theatre(through Dec. 2) "Next Stop, Broadway," starring Stephen Wallem, Williams Theatre in the Gilmore Theatre Complex, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.

Saturday, December 2

Bronco men's basketball vs. Oakland UniversityUniversity Arena, 2 p.m. Tickets: wmubroncos.com or (888) 4-WMU-TIX.
Concert"A Choral Christmas," featuring University Chorale, Cantus Femina, Collegiate Singers, First Presbyterian Church, 321 W. South St., Kalamazoo, 4 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-2300 or millerauditorium.com.
University Theatre(through Dec. 2) "Next Stop, Broadway," starring Stephen Wallem, Williams Theatre in the Gilmore Theatre Complex, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.

Monday, December 4

CELCIS conversation circleHelp international students practice conversational English, Ellsworth Hall, fourth-floor CELCIS lobby, 2 to 3 p.m. Free.
Geosciences Seminar Series"A Pliocene marine diatom oxygen isotope record of terrestrial-marine feedbacks and orbitally-paced cryogenic brine formation in the McMurdo Dry Valleys," Justin Dodd, Northern Illinois University, 1118 Rood Hall, 4 to 5 p.m. Free.
Student recitalStudent composers II, Dalton Center Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. Free.

Tuesday, December 5

WMU Connect at BreakfastNetwork with fellow business professionals and enjoy a heart-healthy breakfast, Fetzer Center, 7:30 to 9 a.m. Registration $10; required by Nov. 30.
CELCIS conversation circleHelp international students practice conversational English, Ellsworth Hall, fourth-floor CELCIS lobby, 2 to 3 p.m. Free.
ConcertUniversity Percussion Ensemble, Dalton Center Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. Free.
Concert reading"Roe Versus Wade," Sarah Schulman, author and Distinguished Professor of the Humanities, City University of New York, York Arena Theatre, Gilmore Theatre Complex, 7:30 to 9 p.m. Free.

Wednesday, December 6

Information sessionOn WMU employee tuition remission program, 205 Bernhard Center, noon. Free; refreshments will be served.
Lyceum Lecture Series"The Life and Death of Latisha King," Dr. Gayle Salamon, Princeton University, Lee Honors College Lounge, noon to 1 p.m. Free.
CELCIS conversation circleHelp international students practice conversational English, Ellsworth Hall, fourth-floor CELCIS lobby, 2 to 3 p.m. Free.
Lecture"Conflict is not Abuse," Sarah Schulman, author and Distinguished Professor of the Humanities, City University of New York, 1028 Brown Hall, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Free.
Bronco men's basketball vs. Cleveland State UniversityExhibition, University Arena, 7 p.m. Tickets: wmubroncos.com or (888) 4-WMU-TIX.
Screening and discussion"United in Anger: A History of ACT-UP," Sarah Schulman, author and Distinguished Professor of the Humanities, City University of New York, 1025 Brown Hall, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Free.

Thursday, December 7

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.
Retirement receptionhonoring Dr. Edmund Tsang, associate dean for undergraduate programs in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Bernhard Center, President's Dining Room, 4 to 6 p.m.

Friday, December 8

Entrepreneurship ForumKristin Fiore, Down Dog Yoga Center, 2000 Schneider Hall, breakfast at 7:30 a.m., talk at 8 a.m. Free; registration required.
Biological Sciences Seminar Series"Messenger RNA (mRNA): A New Class of Vaccines," Dr. Ayub Khan, Zoetis, 1710 Wood Hall, 3:30 p.m. Free.
Bronco hockey vs. MiamiLawson Ice Arena, 7:05 p.m. Tickets: wmubroncos.com or (888) 4-WMU-TIX.
Bronco women's basketball vs. DetroitUniversity Arena, 7 p.m. Tickets: wmubroncos.com or (888) 4-WMU-TIX.
Family musical"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical," Miller Auditorium, 7 p.m. Tickets: millerauditorium.com or (269) 387-2300.

Saturday, December 9

WMU Graduate Philosophy Conference keynote lecture"Liberalism and Racial Justice," Dr. Charles Mills, City University of New York, 157 Bernhard Center, 4:45 p.m. Free.
Bronco hockey vs. MiamiLawson Ice Arena, 7:05 p.m. Tickets: wmubroncos.com or (888) 4-WMU-TIX.

Sunday, December 10

Concert"A Brass Celebration of Christmas," Miller Auditorium, 3 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-2300 or millerauditorium.com.

Monday, December 11

Final examination week through Dec. 15

Tuesday, December 12

Final examination week through Dec. 15
Board of Trustees meetingBernhard Center. Closed informal session at 9 a.m. Formal session at 11 a.m.
University Holiday ReceptionFor all WMU faculty and staff members, Bernhard Center Ballroom, 1:30 to 3 p.m. Free.
Frostic Reading SeriesWMU alumni reading featuring Ephraim Scott Sommers and Dan Mancilla, 157-159 Bernhard Center, 7 p.m. Free.

Wednesday, December 13

Final examination week through Dec. 15
Hanukkah begins at sundown

Thursday, December 14

Final examination week through Dec. 15
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute trip"Holiday Musical Joy," Grand Rapids Symphony, depart from D&W parking lot, 525 Romence Road, Portage. Registration required by Nov. 14: members $149, non-members $164.

Friday, December 15

Final examination week through Dec. 15
Bronco women's basketball vs. Kentucky State UniversityUniversity Arena, 7 p.m. Tickets: wmubroncos.com or (888) 4-WMU-TIX.

Saturday, December 16

Fall semester ends
CommencementMiller Auditorium—9 a.m. for Haworth College of Business and College of Education and Human Development; noon for College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, College of Health and Human Services and Extended University Programs; 3 p.m. for College of Arts and Sciences, College of Aviation and College of Fine Arts.

Monday, December 18

Bronco men's basketball vs. University of IdahoUniversity Arena, 7 p.m. Tickets: wmubroncos.com or (888) 4-WMU-TIX.

Tuesday, December 19

Wednesday, December 20

Memorial serviceHonoring longtime WMU board secretary Betty A. Kocher, Heritage Hall, 3 to 6 p.m.

Thursday, December 21

Winter solstice (first day of winter)

Saturday, December 23

Holiday closureMany WMU offices closed.

Sunday, December 24

Christmas Eve
Holiday closureMany WMU offices closed.

Monday, December 25

Christmas Day
Holiday closureMany WMU offices closed.

Tuesday, December 26

Holiday closureMany WMU offices closed.

Wednesday, December 27

Holiday closureMany WMU offices closed.

Thursday, December 28

Holiday closureMany WMU offices closed.

Friday, December 29

Holiday closureMany WMU offices closed.

Saturday, December 30

Holiday closureMany WMU offices closed.
Bronco women's basketball vs. Bowling GreenUniversity Arena, 2 p.m. Tickets: wmubroncos.com or (888) 4-WMU-TIX.
Bronco men's basketball vs. Chicago State UniversityUniversity Arena, 4:30 p.m. Tickets: wmubroncos.com or (888) 4-WMU-TIX.

Sunday, December 31

Holiday closureMany WMU offices closed.
New Year's Eve