September 2014 Events

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Monday, September 1

U.S. Labor Day

Tuesday, September 2

Fall semester begins
One Stop Convenience Center - offering numerous student services in one location, Bernhard Center West Ballroom, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free.

Wednesday, September 3

One Stop Convenience Center - offering numerous student services in one location, Bernhard Center West Ballroom, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free.
Back-to-campus social - featuring refreshments, games, prizes and information about the Sindecuse Health Center, Campus Flagpoles, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free.
Retirement reception - for Roger Arndt, Extended University Programs, the Oaklands, 3 to 5 p.m.

Thursday, September 4

One Stop Convenience Center - offering numerous student services in one location, Bernhard Center West Ballroom, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free.
Open house - for global and international studies students to meet faculty and staff, 2047 Moore Hall, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Free.

Friday, September 5

Teaching and Learning Bash - open to all WMU instructors, Fetzer Center, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Free.
One Stop Convenience Center - offering numerous student services in one location, Bernhard Center West Ballroom, 9 a.m. to noon. Free.
Bronco Bash - annual welcome back festival for students, staff and faculty, and community, Sangren Pedestrian Mall, 3 to 7 p.m. Free.

Monday, September 8

Last day to drop or add fall courses

Wednesday, September 10

Surplus sale - Activity Therapy Building, 1 to 3 p.m. Free admission.

Friday, September 12

Broncos men's soccer vs. Butler - WMU Soccer Complex, 5 p.m. Free.

Sunday, September 14

Broncos men's soccer vs. Eastern Illinois - WMU Soccer Complex, 2:30 p.m. Free.

Tuesday, September 16

Guest lecture - "Pictures Travel, Discourses Do Not: The Mohammed Cartoons Controversy, Global Media Communication and Ethics," Oliver Hahn, University of Passau, Germany, 211 Bernhard Center, 4 to 6 p.m. Free.

Thursday, September 18

Real Talk Diversity Series - “Unraveling the Gender Knot,” Trimpe Building Multicultural Center, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Free; refreshments provided.

Friday, September 19

Real Talk Diversity Series - discussion on the topic of the 2014-15 University Common Read, "Life of Pi," first of three meetings, Trimpe Multicultural Center, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free; RSVP to parnell.l.fleming@wmich.edu or (269) 387-6324.

Saturday, September 20

Bronco football vs. Murray State - CommUniverCity Night, Waldo Stadium, time TBA. Tickets: wmubroncos.com or (888) 4-WMU-TIX.

Monday, September 22

First day of fall (autumnal equinox)

Tuesday, September 23

Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown

Wednesday, September 24

Real Talk Diversity Series - discussion on the topic of the 2014-15 University Common Read, "Life of Pi," second of three meetings, Trimpe Multicultural Center, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free; RSVP to parnell.l.fleming@wmich.edu or (269) 387-6324.
Surplus sale - Activity Therapy Building, 1 to 3 p.m. Free admission.

Friday, September 26

Broncos men's soccer vs. Northern Kentucky - WMU Soccer Complex, 4 p.m. Free.
Grad Talks - symposium featuring 10-minute presentations of graduate students' scholarly endeavors, Lee Honors College lounge, 4 to 6 p.m. Free.

Saturday, September 27

5K run/walk - Alpha Sigma Phi K benefiting Homes for our Troops, WMU’s Kanley Track, 8 a.m. Registration $25 in advance; $30 day of the event: www.asp5k.com.
China Festival - a showcase of Chinese food and culture, featuring performances, displays and food from local restaurants, Student Recreation Center, noon to 5 p.m. Free.

Sunday, September 28

Poetry reading - "Poetry in nineteen languages: A symphony for the senses," featuring WMU faculty, Portage District Library, 2 to 4 p.m., reception to follow. Free.

Tuesday, September 30

Board of Trustees meeting - Time and location to be announced.
Real Talk Diversity Series - art exhibit and discussion, "From Assimilation to Integration: The Acculturation Journey of a Brazilian American," Alessandra Santos Pye, Trimpe Multicultural Center, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free.
Ethics Lecture Series - "The Power of Traumatic Experiences in Changing the Course of Development Across the Lifespan," Dr. James A. Henry, social work, 209 Bernhard Center, 7 to 9 p.m. Free.