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.

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2021 EVENTS

Saturday, March 6

History Day District 6 Competition–students grades 4-12 work as groups or individuals, prepare exhibits, media, projects, dramatic performances, or historical papers that explore a theme set each year by the National History Day contest; 2021's theme is "Communication in History" and will be held virtually.

Tuesday, March 9

Formal headshots - for WMU faculty and staff, Bernhard Center, second floor lobby | 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 18

College of Arts and Sciences Research Webinar Series: COVID-19 Pandemic Research at WMU–“Accreditation and the Future of Higher Learning” presented by Dr. James Cousin, associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and master faculty specialist of history | 2 p.m.

Thursday, March 18

Books and Beer-The University Center for the Humanities invites you to our celebration of the publications from University faculty over the last year. Jeffrey Angles (editor / translator) and Takako Arai (poet) will read poems  from "Factory Girls." | 5:30 p.m.

Friday, March 19

America Seen Through Chinese Lenses - The WMU Timothy Light Center for Chinese Studies presents an online talk with Dr. Wang Xi, professor of history, Indiana University of Pennsylvania | 10 a.m.

Tuesday, March 23

Formal headshots - for WMU faculty and staff, Bernhard Center, second floor lobby | 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 25

Ethnic Tensions in Ethiopia - A Webex panel discussion takes an interdisciplinary look at the escalation, processes and implications of the crisis in the Tigray region with Dr. Joyce Busch, Dr. Thomas Kostrzewa, Dr. Gary Marquardt and moderator Kala WIllette.  RSVP to kala.willette@wmich.edu | 4 to 5 p.m.

Friday, March 26

Spirit Day - No classes. University is open regular business hours.

Monday, March 29-Friday, April 2

Spring recess - No classes. University is open regular business hours.

Tuesday, April 6

Formal Headshots - for WMU faculty and staff, Bernhard Center, second floor lobby | 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 7-Friday, April 9

International Festival-Join us for a 3 night virtual live streaming event that features video submissions from international and cultural RSO's as well as discussions on the importance of global engagement by University students, staff, faculty and administrators. | 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 20

Formal Headshots - for WMU faculty and staff, Bernhard Center, second floor lobby | 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Friday, April 30

Spring semester ends

Saturday, May 1

Commencement

Monday, May 10

56th International Congress on Medieval Studies–will be hosted virtually by WMU's Medieval Institute; more info TBD.

Summer I semester classes begin

Tuesday, May 11

56th International Congress on Medieval Studies–will be hosted virtually by WMU's Medieval Institute; more info TBD.

Wednesday, May 12

56th International Congress on Medieval Studies–will be hosted virtually by WMU's Medieval Institute; more info TBD.

Thursday, May 13

56th International Congress on Medieval Studies–will be hosted virtually by WMU's Medieval Institute; more info TBD.

Friday, May 14

56th International Congress on Medieval Studies–will be hosted virtually by WMU's Medieval Institute; more info TBD.

Saturday, May 15

56th International Congress on Medieval Studies–will be hosted virtually by WMU's Medieval Institute; more info TBD.

Monday, May 31

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