April 2017 Events

Saturday, April 1

Capt. Drew Russell Memorial 5kRun and walk, proceeds benefit Capt. Drew Russell Endowed Scholarship for WMU students, Activity Therapy Building, 9 a.m. to noon. Register:
ConcertSociety of Composers Inc. National Conference, Part of the New Sounds Festival, Dalton Center Recital Hall, times vary. Free.
Fundraising and awards dinner"Celebrating the Legacy of César E. Chávez," Fetzer Center, 5 p.m. Reservations encouraged: (269) 387-4420, $40 and $25 for students.

Sunday, April 2

ConcertWMU Trombone Choir, Dalton Center Recital Hall, 3 p.m. Free.
28th annual International FestivalBernhard Center's second floor, 4 to 8 p.m. Free; nominal fees for food.

Monday, April 3

OperaThe Marriage of Figaro (abridged version), Dalton Center Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. Free.

Tuesday, April 4

OperaThe Marriage of Figaro (abridged version), Dalton Center Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. Free.

Wednesday, April 5

Education Career Fair 2017Open to the public; wear appropriate business attire and bring a sufficient supply of resumes to distribute to employers, WMU students encouraged to visit Career and Student Employment Services beforehand, Bernhard Center's East Ballroom, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Free.
Lyceum Lecture SeriesCanceled—"Black Feminisms, Pop Culture and Revolutionary Healing," Dr. Jennifer Richardson, gender and women's studies, Lee Honors College Lounge, noon to 1 p.m. Free; lunches welcome.
Sichel Lecture Series"On the Implications of a Piecemeal Approach to Immigration Policy and Enforcement," Dr. Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes, San Diego State University, 2028 Brown Hall. Free; light lunch reception.
Book club discussion"Fourteen Stories: Doctors, Patients and Other Strangers," Tyler Gibb, WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine, WMed Information Commons, 5:30 p.m. Free.
Dalton Live and Interactive SeriesUniversity Percussion Ensemble, 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.

Thursday, April 6

Safe on Campus TrainingLearn to be a better advocate and ally to lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender people, Trimpe Building Multicultural Center, 1 to 4 p.m. Free; registration required.
Game nightPlay board games with CELCIS students, Ellsworth Hall, 4th Floor CELCIS Lobby, 2 to 3 p.m., Free.
Lecture"Psychological Resilience and Vulnerability among LGBTQ People of Color," Dr. Beverly Greene, 1910 Sangren Hall, 6 p.m. Free.
Winnie Veenstra Peace Lecture"Again Toward Perpetual Peace: World Government by Lottocracy," Alexander Guerrero, University of Pennsylvania, 213 Bernhard Center, 6 p.m. Free.
ConcertGold Company II, Dalton Center Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. Free.
Comedy showNick Offerman, Miller Auditorium, 8 p.m. Tickets $25 or $10 for WMU students at millerauditorium.com. At the door $30 and $15 for WMU students.
Frostic Reading SeriesDao Strom, multimedia, 3512 Knauss Hall, 8 p.m. Free.
Senior dance concert"soft//power," Dalton Center Studio B, 8 p.m. Tickets $12 general admission, $5 for students.

Friday, April 7

Aviation Outlook Day 2017Open to the public; wear appropriate business attire and bring a sufficient supply of resumes to distribute to employers, WMU students encouraged to visit Career and Student Employment Services beforehand, Aviation Education Center, 237 Helmer Rd. N, Battle Creek, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free.
Bronco women's tennis vs. BuffaloSorenson Courts (outdoors) or West Hills Athletic Club, 2001 S. 11th St. (indoors), 1 p.m. Free.
Bronco baseball versus Ball StateBobb Stadium at Hyames Field, 3 p.m. Free.
Farewell celebrationHonoring Dr. John M. Dunn, WMU's eighth president, Miller Auditorium, 3 p.m. Tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis through the Miller Auditorium box office or by calling (269) 387-2300.
Biological Sciences Seminar SeriesTopic TBD, Dr. Sean Weise, MSU, 1710 Wood Hall, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Free.
University TheatrePresents (through April 22) "The Wiz" Williams Theatre in the Gilmore Theatre Complex, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.
Senior dance concert"soft//power," Dalton Center Studio B, 8 p.m. Tickets $12 general admission, $5 for students.

Saturday, April 8

Junior SpotlightAn opportunity for high school juniors and their families to experience campus, Bernhard Center, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration required.
5K walk"Walk for Water Kalamazoo," Campus Fountain near Miller Auditorium, 1 p.m. Fees vary; registration required.
Bronco baseball versus Ball StateBobb Stadium at Hyames Field, 1 p.m. Free.
Bronco women's tennis vs. AkronSorenson Courts (outdoors) or West Hills Athletic Club, 2001 S. 11th St. (indoors), 1 p.m. Free.
Senior dance concert"soft//power," Dalton Center Studio B, 2 and 8 p.m. Tickets $12 general admission, $5 for students.
University TheatrePresents (through April 22) "The Wiz" Williams Theatre in the Gilmore Theatre Complex, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.
ConcertChoral Showcase featuring University Chorale, Cantus Femina and Collegiate Singers, Dalton Center Recital Hall, 8 p.m. Free.

Sunday, April 9

Palm Sunday
Bronco baseball versus Ball StateBobb Stadium at Hyames Field, 1 p.m. Free.
Senior dance concert"soft//power," Dalton Center Studio B, 2 and 8 p.m. Tickets $12 general admission, $5 for students.
University TheatrePresents (through April 22) "The Wiz" Williams Theatre in the Gilmore Theatre Complex, 2 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.
ConcertUniversity Concert Band, Miller Auditorium, 3 p.m. Free.
Guest artist recitalRoomful of Teeth, part of the New Sounds Festival, Dalton Center Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. Free.

Monday, April 10

WMU-Southwest open houseWMU-Southwest lobby, 2785 E. Napier Ave., Benton Harbor, noon to 3 p.m. Free; featuring guest speaker Cindy Bridgman, Bridges of Courage Counseling Center, at 12:30 p.m.
Broncos men's tennis vs. BinghamtonSorenson Courts (outdoors) or West Hills Athletic Club, 2001 S. 11th St. (indoors), 3 p.m. Free.

Tuesday, April 11

Shredding eventLot 41 near Sangren Hall, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free dropoff; schedule pickup (nominal fee) at (269) 327-8553.
Presentation"The Art and Science of Survey Questions," Dr. Lori Wingate, WMU Evaluation Center, Emeriti Lounge, second floor, Walwood Hall, East Campus, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Free; registration required.

Wednesday, April 12

WMU-Battle Creek open houseLearn more about the programs offered at the WMU-Battle Creek regional location, Kendall Center, 50 W. Jackson St., Battle Creek, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. Free; RSVPs requested.
Lyceum Lecture Series"Voices of First Generation Latino Immigrant Fathers: Migration and the Dual Frame of Reference," Dr. Angel Gullon-Rivera, family and consumer sciences, Lee Honors College Lounge, noon to 1 p.m. Free; lunches welcome.
Prescription Drug Disposal Awareness EventLearn how to dispose of prescription drugs safely, Campus Flagpoles at center of campus, 1:30 to 4 p.m. Free; games and giveaways.
Book club discussion"Fourteen Stories: Doctors, Patients and Other Strangers," discussion led by Tyler Gibb, WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine, 3025 Brown Hall, 5:30 p.m. Free.
Film screening"Most Likely to Succeed," Fetzer Center's Kirsch Auditorium, 6:30 to 10 p.m., panel discussion to follow. Free; parking available in Lot 72F.

Thursday, April 13

Research and Creative Activities Poster and Performance DayGraduate student presentations, Bernhard Center East Ballroom, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free; continental breakfast and buffet lunch included.
WMU-Grand Rapids open houseWMU-Grand Rapids Beltline, 2333 E. Beltline Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free, drop in. RSVP online: wmich.edu/extended/openhouse.
Guest speakerPart of WMU-Grand Rapids open house, "Cultural Competence for Health Professionals," Dr. Dee Sherwood, School of Social Work, WMU-Grand Rapids Beltline, 2333 E. Beltline Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, 12:30 to 1 p.m. Free.
George Klein Lecture"Hungary and the New Financial Nationalism in Europe," Dr. Juliet Johnson, McGill University, Friedmann Hall third floor library, 3:30 to 5 p.m. Free.
Guest speakerPart of WMU-Grand Rapids open house, "Refugee Health: Concerns, Considerations and Photos from Congolese Refugee Women," Dr. Shannon McMorrow, School of Interdisciplinary Health Programs, 4 to 4:30 p.m.
Retirement receptionhonoring Joel Boyd, CELCIS, for his 21 1/2 years of service to the University, the Oaklands, 4 to 7 p.m.
George Klein Lecture"Monumental Politics in the Post-Communist World," Dr. Juliet Johnson, McGill University, Fetzer Center's Putney Auditorium, 7 to 9 p.m. Free.
Concert49th annual Spring Conference on Wind and Percussion Music, Steven Bryant, guest composer and conductor, Miller Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Free.
University TheatrePresents (through April 22) "The Wiz" Williams Theatre in the Gilmore Theatre Complex, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.

Friday, April 14

Good Friday
Biological Sciences Seminar Series"Ecological and Agricultural Consequences of Crop Domestication for Plant Defense to Insect Herbivory," Dr. Ian Kaplan, Purdue University, 1710 Wood Hall, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Free.
CelebrationFor the 2017 Broncos4Broncos campus campaign, Heritage Hall cafe and portico, 4 to 6 p.m. Free; refreshments provided and open bar available.
University TheatrePresents (through April 22) "The Wiz" Williams Theatre in the Gilmore Theatre Complex, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.
Guest artist recitalJoe Alessi, trombone, Dalton Center Recital Hall, 8 p.m. Free.

Saturday, April 15

University TheatrePresents (through April 22) "The Wiz" Williams Theatre in the Gilmore Theatre Complex, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.
ConcertStudent Composers IV, Dalton Center Recital Hall, 8 p.m. Free.

Sunday, April 16

Easter Sunday
Bronco women's tennis vs. DePaulSorenson Courts (outdoors) or West Hills Athletic Club, 2001 S. 11th St. (indoors), 1 p.m. Free.

Monday, April 17

Concert37th annual Music Therapy Clinic Concert, Dalton Center Recital Hall, 7 p.m. Free.

Tuesday, April 18

Passover ends

Wednesday, April 19

WMU-Muskegon open houseWMU-Muskegon, 221 Quarterline Rd., Muskegon, 3 to 6:30 p.m. Free, drop in. RSVP online: wmich.edu/extended/openhouse.
Guest speakerPart of WMU-Muskegon open house, "Supply Chain Implications of the Port in Muskegon," Dr. Bruce Ferrin, integrated supply management program, WMU-Muskegon, 221 Quarterline Rd., Muskegon, 5:15 to 6 p.m. Free.
Book club discussion"Fourteen Stories: Doctors, Patients and Other Strangers," discussion led by Tyler Gibb, WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine, University Roadhouse, 1332 W. Michigan Ave., 5:30 p.m. Free.

Thursday, April 20

Open houseLearn more about the W.E. Upjohn Center for the Study of Geographical Change, Meader Exhibits Gallery, Welborn Hall, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free.
WMU-Lansing open house and speakerWMU-Lansing, LCC University Center, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 6 to 7:30 p.m. Evening segment features WMU alumna Teresa Kmetz, president and CEO, Capital Area United Way, on "Donor Retention During an Economic Recession." Free, refreshments served.
WMU-Traverse City open houseWMU-Traverse City, 2200 Dendrinos Dr., Traverse City, 3 to 6:30 p.m. Free, drop in. RSVP online: wmich.edu/extended/openhouse.
Gold GatheringFaculty-staff mixer, Fetzer Center lobby, 4 to 6 p.m. Free, complimentary light hors d'oeuvres and cash bar available.
Guest speakerPart of WMU-Traverse City open house, WMU-Traverse City, 2200 Dendrinos Dr., Traverse City, "Slow Down to Spark Innovation: Why the Key to Happiness and Business Growth is Cutting Back," Joe Sanok, Mental Wellness Counseling, 5:30 p.m. Free.
Guest speakerPart of WMU-Traverse City open house, WMU-Traverse City, 2200 Dendrinos Dr., Traverse City, "Many Hands Make Light Work," Yarrow Brown, Leelenau Conservancy, 5:30 p.m. Free.
Kzoo SingsDrop-in singing event open to all, Miller Auditorium Grand Tier lobby, doors open at 6:30 p.m., event runs from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission $5; complimentary snacks and full cash bar provided.
University TheatrePresents (through April 22) "The Wiz" Williams Theatre in the Gilmore Theatre Complex, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.

Friday, April 21

Admitted Student EventFor prospective students and their families, Bernhard Center, 8:30 a.m. Free; registration required.
Bronco baseball versus Eastern Michigan UniversityBobb Stadium at Hyames Field, 3 p.m. Free.
Biological Sciences Seminar Series"The Wondrous Cycles of Polyploidy in Plants," Dr. Jonathan Wendel, Iowa State University, 1710 Wood Hall, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Free.
University TheatrePresents (through April 22) "The Wiz" Williams Theatre in the Gilmore Theatre Complex, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.
Performance"Close to You: The Music of the Carpenters," Miller Auditorium, 8 p.m. Tickets: millerauditorium.com, (269) 387-2300 or (800) 387-2312.

Saturday, April 22

Color RunArcadia Creek Festival Grounds, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration starts at $39.99 for team member and $44.99 for individuals.
Bronco baseball versus Eastern Michigan UniversityBobb Stadium at Hyames Field, 1 p.m. Free.
Broncos men's tennis vs. ToledoSorenson Courts (outdoors) or West Hills Athletic Club, 2001 S. 11th St. (indoors), 1 p.m. Free.
University TheatrePresents (final show) "The Wiz" Williams Theatre in the Gilmore Theatre Complex, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.

Sunday, April 23

Bronco baseball versus Eastern Michigan UniversityBobb Stadium at Hyames Field, 1 p.m. Free.
Concert58th annual Concerto Concert, University Symphony Orchestra, Miller Auditorium, 3 p.m. Free.

Monday, April 24

Tuesday, April 25

Wednesday, April 26

Thursday, April 27

Board of Trustees meetingHeritage Hall. Closed informal session at 9 a.m. Formal session at 11 a.m.
WMU-Auburn Hills open houseWMU-Auburn Hills lobby, 2630 Featherstone Rd., Auburn Hills, 3 to 7 p.m. Free; featuring panel discussion with Dr. David Szabla, organizational change leadership, WMU, at 6 p.m. RSVP online.

Friday, April 28

Bronco baseball versus Ohio UniversityBobb Stadium at Hyames Field, 3 p.m. Free.
Broncos4Broncos wrapup celebrationFor WMU faculty and staff, Heritage Hall Ballroom, 4 to 6 p.m. Free; complimentary appetizers and open bar. Prizes from community sponsors.

Saturday, April 29

Spring semester ends
CommencementMiller Auditorium, times to be announced.
Bronco baseball versus Ohio UniversityBobb Stadium at Hyames Field, 1 p.m. Free.

Sunday, April 30

Bronco baseball versus Ohio UniversityBobb Stadium at Hyames Field, 1 p.m. Free.