Events

The College of Arts and Sciences at Western Michigan University strives to add value to the lives of its learners and continuously improve the quality of its programming to meet the needs and expectations of the communities it serves. Join us for events that are tailored to your academic interests and help prepare you for the future.

Submitting events

Events for Arts and Sciences

Submit your events or news items online to the College of Arts and Sciences to share your upcoming events below. For a series of events, email a list or the web address of the series information to coas-web@wmich.edu.

Events for WMU Marketing and Strategic Communications

If your event is open to the entire campus community, please share it with MarCom:

  • If you have CMS (Content Management System) access, add an event under Add Content in the CMS. If you do not see that option under Add Content, apply for the reporter role for your section(s).
  • If you rarely submit events and do not have a CMS role for a website, complete the University event form.

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Reserve a conference room in 2302 or 2307 Friedmann Hall.

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Upcoming events

Friday, April 3

Climate Change: Fridays for Future Series–"Celebrating Food Around Lake Michigan," KVCC–Culinary and Allied Health Building, noon. Canceled.

Biological Sciences Seminar Series–"Mycorrhizal Mayhem: Explorations of the Ecology and Evolution Describing Host-Microbe Interactions," presented by Dr. Megan Rúa of Wright State University, 1710 Wood Hall, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Canceled.

English Awards and Recognition Ceremony–The Department of English will honors its undergraduate and graduate students for their outstanding achievements, Fetzer Center–Kirsch Auditorium, 3:30 to 5 p.m. Canceled.

Monday, April 6

Chemistry Speaker Series–"Investigation of Clinical Oral Drug Candidate MIDD0301 for Severe Asthma and COPD," presented by Dr. Leggy Arnold of University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, 1220 Chemistry Building, 4 p.m. Canceled.

Tuesday, April 7

Global and International Studies: Faculty Abroad Speaker Series–"Exchanges, Translations and Dialogues," presented by Dr. Jeffrey Angles and Patricia Villalobos Echevarría, University Center for the Humanities–2500 Knauss Hall, noon to 1 p.m. Canceled.

Wednesday, April 8

Donuts With the Deans–The College of Arts and Sciences invites its faculty, students and staff to join the deans for Donuts With the Deans, an informal gathering to encourage informal chats, share ideas, address concerns and answer any questions, University Center for the Humanities–2500 Knauss Hall, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Canceled.

School of Public Affairs and Administration Public Service Engagement Series–Title: TBA, presented by Dr. Felicia DeHaney of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, 1910 Sangren Hall, 5:15 to 6:30 p.m.; refreshments at 5 p.m. Canceled.

Friday, April 10

Climate Change: Fridays for Future Series–"Carbon Criminals, Climate Crimes," Fetzer Center, noon. Canceled.

Biological Sciences Seminar Series–"You Are What You Eat: Mechanisms of Staphylococccus Aureus Nutrient Sulfur Acquisition During Infection," presented by Dr. Neal Hammer of Michigan State University, 1710 Wood Hall, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Canceled.

Saturday, April 11

Saturday Morning Science lecture–"How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Supernova Explosions," presented by Dr. Michael Famiano, 1104 Rood Hall, 10:30 a.m. to noon. Canceled.

Monday, April 13

Chemistry Speaker Series–Title: TBA, presented by Dr. Melanie Cooper of Michigan State University, 1220 Chemistry Building, 4 p.m. Canceled.

Friday, April 17

Biological Sciences Seminar Series–"Zebrafish Models of Hearing Loss: Lessons From the Lateral Line," presented by Dr. David Raible of University of Washington, 1710 Wood Hall, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Canceled.

Saturday, April 18

Climate Change: Fridays for Future Series–"Kalamazoo Earth Day Celebration," Bank Street Farmers' Market Site, noon. Canceled.

Friday, April 24

Workshop–"Open Textbook Workshop," for WMU faculty and staff, presented by Maira Bundza, offered online through WebEx, 1 to 2 p.m. Free. Registration requested.

Biological Sciences Seminar Series–Student presentations, 1710 Wood Hall, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Canceled.

Saturday, April 25

CommencementPostponed Miller Auditorium, times to be announced in March.

Tuesday, April 28

Spring semester grades due

Monday, May 4

Summer I classes begin at 8 a.m. (Note: all summer I courses at WMU will be taught through distance education.)

Donuts With the Deans–The College of Arts and Sciences invites its faculty, students and staff to join the deans for Donuts With the Deans, an informal gathering to encourage informal chats, share ideas, address concerns and answer any questions, University Center for the Humanities–2500 Knauss Hall, 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Thursday, May 7

55th International Congress on Medieval Studies–The congress features more than 500 sessions of papers, panel discussions, roundtables, workshops, demonstrations, performances, poster sessions and much more, held from Thursday at 10 a.m. through Sunday at noon; registration required.

Friday, May 8

55th International Congress on Medieval Studies–The congress features more than 500 sessions of papers, panel discussions, roundtables, workshops, demonstrations, performances, poster sessions and much more, held from Thursday at 10 a.m. through Sunday at noon; registration required.

Saturday, May 9

55th International Congress on Medieval Studies–The congress features more than 500 sessions of papers, panel discussions, roundtables, workshops, demonstrations, performances, poster sessions and much more, held from Thursday at 10 a.m. through Sunday at noon; registration required.

Sunday, May 10

55th International Congress on Medieval Studies–The congress features more than 500 sessions of papers, panel discussions, roundtables, workshops, demonstrations, performances, poster sessions and much more, held from Thursday at 10 a.m. through Sunday at noon; registration required.

Monday, May 25

U.S. Memorial Day–No classes. Many WMU offices closed.

Saturday, June 20

Summer solstice–First day of summer

Wednesday, June 24

Summer I session ends

Thursday, June 25

Summer II classes begin at 8 a.m.

Saturday, June 27

Commencement–Miller Auditorium, times to be announced in May.

Tuesday, June 30

Summer I semester grades due