February 2015 Events

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Sunday, February 1

Broncos women's tennis vs. Tennessee - West Hills Athletic Club, 2001 S. 11th St. (indoors), 1 p.m. Free.
University Theatre - presents (through Feb. 8) "The Whale," York Theatre in the Gilmore Theatre Complex, 2 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.
Broncos women's tennis vs. Davenport - West Hills Athletic Club, 2001 S. 11th St. (indoors), 5 p.m. Free.

Monday, February 2

Art exhibit - ”Nature Loves Courage," Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Monroe-Brown Gallery, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free.
Art exhibit - ”Home: An Artists and Writers Project," Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Kerr Gallery, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free.

Tuesday, February 3

Tu B'Shevat begins at sundown
Art exhibit - ”Nature Loves Courage," Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Monroe-Brown Gallery, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free.
Art exhibit - ”Home: An Artists and Writers Project," Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Kerr Gallery, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free.
Career fair student prep session - Sangren Hall lobby, 1 to 4 p.m. Free.
Raise Your Voice Series - "Responding to Gendered Violence in Society, Law and on College Campuses: From 1991 to Today," Anita Hill, Brandeis University, Chenery Auditorium, 714 S. Westnedge Ave., Kalamazoo, 7 p.m. Free; tickets required, available at the Lee Honors College.

Wednesday, February 4

Art exhibit - ”Nature Loves Courage," Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Monroe-Brown Gallery, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free.
Art exhibit - ”Home: An Artists and Writers Project," Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Kerr Gallery, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free.
Lyceum Lecture Series - "Solar Energy Technologies: Potential and Progress," Dr. Ramakrishna Guda, chemistry, Lee Honors College Lounge, noon to 1 p.m. Free; light refreshments provided.
Career fair student prep session - Chemistry Building lobby, 1 to 4 p.m. Free.
Bronco men's basketball vs. Kent State - University Arena, 7 p.m. Tickets: wmubroncos.com or (888) 4-WMU-TIX.
Bullock Performance Institute - Vân-Ánh Vanessa Võ, Vietnamese music, Dalton Center Recital Hall, talk at 7 p.m., music at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-2300 or millerauditorium.com.

Thursday, February 5

Art exhibit - ”Nature Loves Courage," Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Monroe-Brown Gallery, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free.
Art exhibit - ”Home: An Artists and Writers Project," Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Kerr Gallery, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free.
Career fair student prep session - Brown Hall lobby, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free.
Jazz Masters Series - Randy Brecker with the University Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Lab Band, Dalton Center Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-2300 or millerauditorium.com
Campus Activities Board - presents comedian Chris James, Bernhard Center North Ballroom, 9 p.m. Admission $1 with valid Bronco Card, $2 without.

Friday, February 6

Art exhibit - ”Nature Loves Courage," Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Monroe-Brown Gallery, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Free.
Art exhibit - "Home: An Artists and Writers Project," Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Kerr Gallery, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Free.
Career fair student prep session - College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 1 to 4 p.m. Free.
Economics Research Seminar Series - "How Does Financial Literacy and Involvement in Financial Institutions Affect Black Wealth?" Dr. Leslie A. Muller, Grand Valley State University, 2212 Dunbar Hall, 3-4:30 p.m. 
Information session - to learn more about WMU's master's degrees in social work and counselor education and counseling psychology, WMU-Grand Rapids: 200 Ionia Ave. SW, 3 to 5 p.m. Free.
Biological Sciences Seminar Series - "To Eat Perchance to Immunize: Plants as a Platform for Antigen and Antibody Production," Dr. Larry Lutwick, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine, 1710 Wood Hall, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Free.
University Theatre - presents (through Feb. 8) "The Whale," York Theatre in the Gilmore Theatre Complex, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.
University Theatre - presents (through Feb. 15) "Gaslight," Williams Theatre in the Gilmore Theatre Complex, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.
Performance - "Ballroom With a Twist," Miller Auditorium, 8 p.m. Tickets: millerauditorium.com or (269) 387-2300.

Saturday, February 7

Art exhibit - ”Nature Loves Courage," Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Monroe-Brown Gallery, noon to 6 p.m. Free.
Art exhibit - "Home: An Artists and Writers Project," Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Kerr Gallery, noon to 6 p.m. Free.
Bronco women's basketball vs. Central Michigan - University Arena, 2 p.m. Tickets: wmubroncos.com or (888) 4-WMU-TIX.
Movie screening and singalong - "Frozen," Miller Auditorium, 2 and 6 p.m. Tickets: millerauditorium.com or (269) 387-2300.
University Theatre - presents (through Feb. 8) "The Whale," York Theatre in the Gilmore Theatre Complex, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.
University Theatre - presents (through Feb. 15) "Gaslight," Williams Theatre in the Gilmore Theatre Complex, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.

Sunday, February 8

College Goal Sunday - assistance for high school seniors in filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, Schneider Hall, 2 to 4 p.m. Free.
University Theatre - presents (final show) "The Whale," York Theatre in the Gilmore Theatre Complex, 2 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.

Monday, February 9

Art exhibit - ”Nature Loves Courage," Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Monroe-Brown Gallery, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free.
Art exhibit - ”Home: An Artists and Writers Project," Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Kerr Gallery, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free.

Tuesday, February 10

Art exhibit - ”Home: An Artists and Writers Project," Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Kerr Gallery, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free.
Art exhibit - ”Nature Loves Courage," Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Monroe-Brown Gallery, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free.
Ethics Lecture Series - "Peace Education and the U.S. Public School: Embracing Global Citizenship Prior to World War I," Hope Elizabeth May, Central Michigan University, 2028 Brown Hall, 7 p.m. Free.
Concert - Western Winds
, Dalton Center Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. Free.

Wednesday, February 11

Art exhibit - ”Home: An Artists and Writers Project," Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Kerr Gallery, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free.
Art exhibit - ”Nature Loves Courage," Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Monroe-Brown Gallery, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free.
Lyceum Lecture Series - "Wind Energy Technologies: Opportunities and Challenges," Dr. Maarten Vonhof, biological sciences, environmental and sustainability studies, Lee Honors College Lounge, noon to 1 p.m. Free; light refreshments provided.
Chinese New Year Gala - Wesley Foundation, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Free.
Bullock Performance Institute - WMU jazz and dance collaboration—METRICS, Dalton Center Recital Hall, 7:30  p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-2300 or millerauditorium.com

Thursday, February 12

Art exhibit - ”Home: An Artists and Writers Project," Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Kerr Gallery, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free.
Art exhibit - ”Nature Loves Courage," Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Monroe-Brown Gallery, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free.
Career Fair 2015 - annual Career Fair, Bernhard Center Ballrooms, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free.
University Theatre - presents (through Feb. 15) "Gaslight," Williams Theatre in the Gilmore Theatre Complex, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.

Friday, February 13

Entrepreneurship Forum - Jim Lyon, managing director of Separation Solutions, 2150 Schneider Hall, breakfast at 7:30 a.m.; talk at 8 a.m. Free; registration required.
Art exhibit - "Home: An Artists and Writers Project," Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Kerr Gallery, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Free.
Art exhibit - ”Nature Loves Courage," Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Monroe-Brown Gallery, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Free.
Career fair - Government and Nonprofit Fair, Bernhard Center Ballroom, 1 to 4 p.m. Free.
Economics Research Seminar Series - "The Impact of Fiscal Policy on Poverty in Ethiopia: A Computable General Equilibrium-Microsimulation Analysis," Daniel Abraham Mengistu, applied economics, 2212 Dunbar Hall, 3-4:30 p.m. Free.
Biological Sciences Seminar Series - "Rare When? The Microbial Rare Biosphere's Surprising Contribution to Community Dynamics," Dr. Ashley Shade, Michigan State University, 1710 Wood Hall, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Free.
Broncos women's tennis vs. Michigan State - West Hills Athletic Club, 2001 S. 11th St. (indoors), 5 p.m. Free.
University Theatre - presents (through Feb. 15) "Gaslight," Williams Theatre in the Gilmore Theatre Complex, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.
Guest artist recital - Stephen Framil, cello, And Carla Trynchuk, violin, Dalton Center Recital Hall, 8 p.m. Free.

Saturday, February 14

Bronco men's basketball vs. Northern Illinois - University Arena, TBA. Tickets: wmubroncos.com or (888) 4-WMU-TIX.
Bronco women's basketball vs. Buffalo - University Arena, TBA. Tickets: wmubroncos.com or (888) 4-WMU-TIX.
St. Valentine's Day
Art exhibit - "Home: An Artists and Writers Project," Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Kerr Gallery, noon to 6 p.m. Free.
Art exhibit - ”Nature Loves Courage," Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Monroe-Brown Gallery, noon to 6 p.m. Free.
Broncos women's tennis vs. Wright State - West Hills Athletic Club, 2001 S. 11th St. (indoors), 1 p.m. Free.
Concert - Gold Company, Miller Auditorium, 2 and 8 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-2300 or millerauditorium.com.
Performance - "Gold Company: From Brazil With Love," Greg Jasperse, director, Miller Auditorium, 2 and 8 p.m. Tickets: millerauditorium.com or (269) 387-2300.
Broncos women's tennis vs. Oakland - West Hills Athletic Club, 2001 S. 11th St. (indoors), 6 p.m. Free.
University Theatre - presents (through Feb. 15) "Gaslight," Williams Theatre in the Gilmore Theatre Complex, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.
Concert - Gold Company, Miller Auditorium, 2 and 8 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-2300 or millerauditorium.com.

Sunday, February 15

University Theatre - presents (final show) "Gaslight," Williams Theatre in the Gilmore Theatre Complex, 2 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.

Monday, February 16

Presidents' Day
Art exhibit - ”Home: An Artists and Writers Project," Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Kerr Gallery, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free.
Art exhibit - ”Nature Loves Courage," Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Monroe-Brown Gallery, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free.

Tuesday, February 17

Art exhibit - ”Home: An Artists and Writers Project," Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Kerr Gallery, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free.
Art exhibit - ”Nature Loves Courage," Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Monroe-Brown Gallery, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free.
Alumni recital - Stephen James, trumpet, Dalton Center Recital Hall, 5 p.m. Free.

Wednesday, February 18

Ash Wednesday
Art exhibit - ”Home: An Artists and Writers Project," Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Kerr Gallery, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free.
Art exhibit - ”Nature Loves Courage," Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Monroe-Brown Gallery, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free.
Evaluation Cafe - "The Detroit Sexual Assault Kit Action Research Project: Developmental Evaluation in Practice," Dr. Rebecca Campbell, Michigan State University, 4410 Ellsworth Hall, noon to 1 p.m. Free; coffee and lunch provided.
Lyceum Lecture Series - "Role of Biomass for Sustainable Future Energy," Dr. John Miller, chemistry, Lee Honors College Lounge, noon to 1 p.m. Free; light refreshments provided.
Sichel Lecture Series - "Central Banking in the Great Recession," Dr. Donald Kohn, Brookings Institution, 2028 Brown Hall, 3 p.m. Free.
Bronco men's basketball vs. Ohio - University Arena, 7 p.m. Tickets: wmubroncos.com or (888) 4-WMU-TIX.

Thursday, February 19

Chinese New Year
Art exhibit - ”Home: An Artists and Writers Project," Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Kerr Gallery, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free.
Art exhibit - ”Nature Loves Courage," Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Monroe-Brown Gallery, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free.

Friday, February 20

Art exhibit - ”Nature Loves Courage," Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Monroe-Brown Gallery, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Free.
Economics Research Seminar Series - "For Love Reward? Characterizing Preferences for Giving to Parents in an Experimental Setting," Dr. Maria Porter, Michigan State University, 2212 Dunbar Hall, 3-4:30 p.m. Free. 
Retirement reception - for George Kohrman, Office of Information Technology, 2202 Kohrman Hall, 3 to 5 p.m.
Biological Sciences Seminar Series - "Systems Biology Approach to Understand Human Epilepsy," Dr. Jeffrey Loeb, University of Illinois, 1710 Wood Hall, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Free.

Saturday, February 21

Bronco men's basketball vs. Toledo - University Arena, TBA. Tickets: wmubroncos.com or (888) 4-WMU-TIX.
Art exhibit - "Home: An Artists and Writers Project," Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Kerr Gallery, noon to 6 p.m. Free.
Art exhibit - ”Nature Loves Courage," Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Monroe-Brown Gallery, noon to 6 p.m. Free.
Bronco hockey vs. North Dakota - Lawson Ice Arena, 7 p.m. Tickets: wmubroncos.com or (888) 4-WMU-TIX.
Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra - presents "Heavenly Life," Miller Auditorium, prelude 7 p.m., performance 8 p.m. Tickets: millerauditorium.com or (269) 387-2300.
Concert - Choral showcase
: University Chorale, Cantus Femina and Collegiate Singers, Dalton Center Recital Hall, 8 p.m. Free.

Sunday, February 22

Concert - University Symphonic Band, Miller Auditorium, 3 p.m. Free.

Monday, February 23

Art exhibit - ”Home: An Artists and Writers Project," Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Kerr Gallery, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free.
Art exhibit - ”Nature Loves Courage," Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Monroe-Brown Gallery, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free.
Guest artist recital - Phoenix Park, piano, Dalton Center Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. Free.

Tuesday, February 24

Art exhibit - ”Home: An Artists and Writers Project," Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Kerr Gallery, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free.
Art exhibit - ”Nature Loves Courage," Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Monroe-Brown Gallery, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free.
Concert - University Concert Band, Miller Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Free.

Wednesday, February 25

Art exhibit - ”Home: An Artists and Writers Project," Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Kerr Gallery, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free.
Art exhibit - ”Nature Loves Courage," Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Monroe-Brown Gallery, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free.
Lyceum Lecture Series - "Why is There Still Lead in Aviation Fuel?," Terry Michmerhuizen, aviation sciences, Lee Honors College Lounge, noon to 1 p.m. Free; light refreshments provided.
Ethics Lecture Series - "Professional Ethics in Challenging Times," Norman Hawker, finance, Michael Pritchard, philosophy, and Victoria Vuletich, WMU Cooley Law School, President’s Dining Room, Bernhard Center, 7 p.m. Free.
Bullock Performance Institute - Third Coast Percussion, Dalton Center Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-2300 or millerauditorium.com.

Thursday, February 26

Art exhibit - ”Home: An Artists and Writers Project," Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Kerr Gallery, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free.
Art exhibit - ”Nature Loves Courage," Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Monroe-Brown Gallery, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free.
Real Talk Diversity Series - “Islam 101: Creating an Inclusive Campus Environment,” Trimpe Building Multicultural Center, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Free; refreshments provided.
Poetry reading - part of the 2015 MLK Celebration, "The Courage to Create: Group Poetry Reading on Confronting Injustice," 2500 Knauss Hall, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Free.
Frostic Reading Series - Jericho Brown, Emory University, The Little Theatre, 8 p.m. Free.

Friday, February 27

Art exhibit - "Home: An Artists and Writers Project," Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Kerr Gallery, noon to 6 p.m. Free.
Art exhibit - ”Nature Loves Courage," Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Monroe-Brown Gallery, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Free.
Economics Research Seminar Series - "Health Insurance and Workers' Compensation," Dr. Marcus Dillender, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, 2212 Dunbar Hall, 3-4:30 p.m. Free. 
Biological Sciences Seminar Series - Dr. Kelly Ai-Sun Tseng, University of Nevada, 1710 Wood Hall, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Free.
Fridays with Friends - faculty-staff mixer, Fetzer Center, 4 to 6 p.m. Free; light hors d'oeuvres and cash bar provided.

Saturday, February 28

Bronco men's basketball vs. Eastern Michigan - University Arena, TBA. Tickets: wmubroncos.com or (888) 4-WMU-TIX.
Bronco women's basketball vs. Ball State - University Arena, TBA. Tickets: wmubroncos.com or (888) 4-WMU-TIX.
Art exhibit - "Home: An Artists and Writers Project," Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Kerr Gallery, noon to 6 p.m. Free.
Art exhibit - ”Nature Loves Courage," Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Monroe-Brown Gallery, noon to 6 p.m. Free.