Werner Sichel Lecture Series
The Department of Economics at WMU hosts speakers and events during the year that are thought-provoking for those interested in economics, development, and environmental policy. More info>
WHERE: 2028 Brown Hall, WMU, Kalamazoo
WHEN: varying Wednesdays monthly from September 23 through November 11, 12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Pollinators : Perils and Possibilities
Kalamazoo Nature Center and Kalamazoo Area Wild Ones present a day of workshops and lectures addressing the serious problems facing pollinators in our environment. The event includes keynote speaker Heather Holm, author of Pollinators of Native Plants, discussing native insect pollinators, and a bee identification workshop. More info>
WHERE: Kalamazoo Nature Center,7000 N Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo
Saturday, October 10, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$15 with KNC or Wild Ones membership, $20 without

Zipline Adventures
Fly Like a Bird! Experience the rush of soaring through the trees!  KNC’s Adventure Staff will guide you through a short educational program and a safety orientation before you take flight on our ground-landing zip line.  Age Level: 4th grade and up. More info>
WHERE: Kalamazoo Nature Center,7000 N Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo
Saturday, October 17, 1 hours sessions : 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$15 with KNC or Wild Ones membership, $20 without

WMU's University Center for the Humanities : Reimagining Community Speaker Series
In a global culture of war, social injustice and environmental calamity, and with our country's stark racial turmoil and political divisions, reimagining the idea of community-what it means for us now and for our future on this planet-might be the most important first task for us all.  As part of this series, join Ta-Nehisi Coates in a discussion entitled "Between the World and Me".  More info>
WHERE: Miller Auditorium, WMU, Kalamazoo
WHEN: Tuesday, November 3, 8:00 p.m.

This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate 
Naomi Klein, journalist, filmmaker, and social activist will talk about her latest book This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate. The lecture will be followed by a reception and book signing. More info>
WHERE: Rackham Auditorium, University of Michigan, 915 E. Washington, Ann Arbor
WHEN: Monday, November 2, 4:00 p.m.

Kalamazoo Summit on Racism
Brought to you by the Racial Healing Initiative of the Society for History and Racial Equity in collaboration with the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership at Kalamazoo College, Borgess Medical Center, Community Action Agency, Fair Food Matters, ERACCE, the Fair Housing Center of Southwest Michigan, Kalamazoo Valley Museum, Michigan Department of Civil Rights & YWCA of Kalamazoo. More info>
WHERE: Lawrence Education Center, Borgess Hospital, 1521 Gull Rd, Kalamazoo
WHEN: Thursday, November 19, 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


Community rallies around Riverview Launch project
September 3, 2015 | Southwest Michigan Second Wave
At Riverview Launch, a once blighted piece of property is becoming a hub for bicyclists, boaters, and more.

WMU earns top accreditation for landscape management
August 26, 2015 | WMU News
WMU has become just the fifth organization in the country to receive accreditation for landscape management and operations under a new, dynamic sustainability-oriented program established by the Professional Grounds Management Society.

Electric scooter company to zoom into business college for first entrepreneurship forum

August 24, 2015 | WMU News
The president of Fido Motors, an electric scooter company, will be the next speaker in the Entrepreneurship Forum speaker series at WMU’s Haworth College of Business.