Climate Change and the Humanities
A discussion on the issues not just of science and technology, but of history and cultural understanding in order to address the ethical and moral dimensions of climate change. 
WHERE: 3025 Brown Hall, WMU
WHEN: Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Mercantile Bank of Michigan Breakfast Speaker Series
Chief executive officer of Big Brothers Big Sisters, Amy Kuchta, will give a presentation titled "Helping Local Children Change Their Lives for the Better, Forever". Breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. More info>
WHERE: 2150 Schneider Hall, WMU
WHEN: Friday, January 27, 2017 at 8:00 a.m.

Computing, Freedom and Privacy
The way digital technology is developing, it threatens our freedom, within our computers and in the internet. What are threats? What must we change? Join Dr. Richard Stallman as he addresses these questions. More info>
WHERE: 103 Olds-Upton, Kalamazoo College
WHEN: Monday, January 30, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

The Unifying Power of Education
Keagan Potts, Philosophy, WMU, panel moderator, will speak on "The Unifying Power of Education" in part of the 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. More info>
WHERE: 213 Bernhard Center, WMU
WHEN: Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

Seeing History in 2-D: A Visual culture Jam on Society and the Environment
Dr. Cindy Ott, graphics editor of Environmental History will lead lively critiques of visual sources, along with offering her top ten tools for interpreting images in the environmental humanities. More info>
WHERE: The Fetzer Center Putney Auditorium, WMU
WHEN: Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.

Call for Proposals
With a theme of "Stronger in Solidarity", the AASHE Conference & Expo will focus on how the campus sustainability community can break down walls, build bridges, and continue to make progress toward a healthy and equitable future for all. We invite you to share your knowledge, achievements and ideas on sustainability advancements in higher education. More info>
WHEN: Deadline is Monday, February 13, 2017

Bee School 2017
If you are a new beekeeper or have years of experience there's something here for you! The Kalamazoo Bee Club is hosting a full day of beekeepers education! More info>
WHERE: 6767 West O Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI, Kalamazoo Valley Community College
WHEN: Saturday, February 18, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
COST: Varies upon registration

2017 Midwest Campus Contact Conference
Whether you are new to civic and community engagement, curious about learning the basics of campus-community partnerships, or a seasoned professional seeking new and innovative approaches and discussion of important issues, this conference will provide opportunities to learn, explore, connect, and prepare for bold, thoughtful action. More info>
WHERE: Loyola University, Chicago, IL
WHEN: June 6-7, 2017 (Proposals due February 17, 2017)
COST: TBD (Registration opens early Spring 2017)


Current Job Postings Through the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
Frederick Douglass Institute Fellowships, University of Rochester Medical Center; Sustainability Designer/Digital Content Producer, University of Florida; Assistant Vice President in Facilities Management, Winona State University; Senior Student Program Coordinator in the Campus Environmental Center, The University of Texas at Austin; University Colloquium Instructor, Florida Gulf Coast University; Sustainability Specialist, Kaust; Environmental Studies Assistant Professor, St. Mary's College of Maryland; Sustainability Analyst, American University; Energy Manager, San Francisco State University; Marketing Communications Specialist, Penn State University.

Bookkeeper for Hollander Development Corporation
Looking for a part-time position involved in the advancement of affordable housing and sustainable development? Hollander Development Corporation is looking for a motivated self-starter who is detail oriented and possesses strong organizational skills. Email your resume in PDF format to More info>


Permaculture course encourages mindful resource management
January 18, 2017 | Western Herald 
Matt Dykstra helped to organize a course on permaculture to improve the probability of students becoming productive, self-sustaining members of society.

WMU Catering to showcase new services and menu
January 13, 2017 | WMU News
The updated menu will highlight three levels of service including modern favorites, new selections, gluten-friendly and vegetarian options.

Western Michigan University committee lists qualities wanted in new president
January 4, 2017 | MLive
The Presidential Search Advisory Committee created a 16-point list describing what they hope to find in WMU's next president. All nominations and applications should be submitted prior to February 28, 2017.