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2022 EVENTS

Wednesday, October 5

Book Club: Ethics Between the Lines — White Space, Black Hood: Opportunity Hoarding and Segregation in the Age of Inequality by Sheryll Cashin.  Discussions led by Kathy Purnell, the senior coordinator of advocacy and intake for the Fair Housing Center of Southwest Michigan. The Fair Housing Center will be hosting a free virtual conference November 10 addressing issues in the book. Meetings will be 4-5:30 p.m. online on Zoom. Register here.

Thursday, October 6

The founding leaders of Interfaith America, author Eboo Patel, and BridgeUSA, Manu Meel, are coming to campus Oct. 5 and 6 to share how their organizations work with institutions and individuals to build a more diverse and just democracy. Interfaith America's mission is to inspire, equip, and connect leaders and institutions to unlock the potential of America’s religious diversity. BridgeUSA, a youth-led nonprofit, creates spaces on high school and college campuses for open discussion between students about political issues. Patel's most recent book, "We Need To Build: Fieldnotes For Diverse Democracy" has been described as an "essential handbook" for activists ready to move from resistance to rebuilding a world of justice. Staff/Faculty may request a copy by email to wetalk@wmich.eduPlease Join us on Thursday, October 6th at 5:30 p.m. for a reception and 6:30 p.m. for the presentation - Restitching the Fabric of Our Democracy presentation with Eboo Patel and Manu Meel. Register here.

Tuesday, October 11

Harriet Washington will speak on "Unethical Treatment of Marginalized Populations in the Name of Medicine" as part of the Ethics Center's Fall 2022 lecture series. Lecture is free to attend from 7-8pm in Room 4010 of the College of Health and Human Services building. More details here.

Wednesday, October 12

Book Club: Ethics Between the Lines — White Space, Black Hood: Opportunity Hoarding and Segregation in the Age of Inequality by Sheryll Cashin.  Discussions led by Kathy Purnell, the senior coordinator of advocacy and intake for the Fair Housing Center of Southwest Michigan. The Fair Housing Center will be hosting a free virtual conference November 10 addressing issues in the book. Meetings will be 4-5:30 p.m. online on Zoom. Register here.

Friday, October 14

College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Achievement Awards. 4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. on the Miller Auditorium stage.

Wednesday, October 19

Faculty and staff formal headshot session from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Schneider Hall, Room 2150. Photos are taken on a walk-in basis, and no appointments are needed.

Wednesday, October 19 - Friday, October 21

Fall recess. No classes. University is open regular business hours.

Wednesday, October 26

Book Club: Ethics Between the Lines — White Space, Black Hood: Opportunity Hoarding and Segregation in the Age of Inequality by Sheryll Cashin.  Discussions led by Kathy Purnell, the senior coordinator of advocacy and intake for the Fair Housing Center of Southwest Michigan. The Fair Housing Center will be hosting a free virtual conference November 10 addressing issues in the book. Meetings will be 4-5:30 p.m. online on Zoom. Register here.

Thursday, October 27

Book Club: Ethics Between the LinesTrans Medicine: The Emergence and Practice of Treating Gender by Stef Shuster.  Discussions led by Chien-Juh Gu, WMU professor of sociology. The author will give a talk at WMU on November 17. Meetings will be 5:30-6:30 p.m. in person in R3120 Sangren Hall. 

Tuesday, November 1

Book Club: Ethics Between the Lines — The Ten Myths of Israel by Ilan Pappe. Discussions led by William Santiago-Valles, associate professor emeritus of Africana Studies.  Meetings will be at 5:30-7 p.m. online on Zoom.

Thursday, November 3

Ethics Center Lecture Series: Join the Department of History, Center for the Study of Ethnics in Society, and the Diether H. Haenicke Institute for Global Education, for a lecture titled "Conspiracy Theories in Germany and the U.S." featuring Thomas Stelzl, professor of History Didactics at the University of Passau, Germany. The event will take place from 4-6 p.m. in 1730 Sangren Hall. The event is free to attend.

Book Club: Ethics Between the Lines — Trans Medicine: The Emergence and Practice of Treating Gender by Stef Shuster.  Discussions led by Chien-Juh Gu, WMU professor of sociology. The author will give a talk at WMU on November 17. Meetings will be 5:30-6:30 p.m. in person in R3120 Sangren Hall. 

Tuesday, November 8

Book Club: Ethics Between the Lines — The Ten Myths of Israel by Ilan Pappe. Discussions led by William Santiago-Valles, associate professor emeritus of Africana Studies.  Meetings will be at 5:30-7 p.m. online on Zoom.

Wednesday, November 9

Healthcare, Life and Physical Science Job Fair is a specialty job fair is for students majoring in the sciences who seek internships, clinical experiences, or full-time opportunities with employers in the areas of Biomedical, Environmental, Healthcare, Laboratory, Pharmaceutical, Research and Sustainable Brewing. Student majors include: Biological/Biomedical Sciences, Chemistry/Sustainable Brewing, Family Sciences, Geological and Environmental Sciences, Health and Human Services and Human Development.

Thursday, November 10

Book Club: Ethics Between the Lines — Trans Medicine: The Emergence and Practice of Treating Gender by Stef Shuster.  Discussions led by Chien-Juh Gu, WMU professor of sociology. The author will give a talk at WMU on November 17. Meetings will be 5:30-6:30 p.m. in person in R3120 Sangren Hall. 

Monday, November 14

College of Arts and Sciences State of the College

Tuesday, November 15

Book Club: Ethics Between the Lines — The Ten Myths of Israel by Ilan Pappe. Discussions led by William Santiago-Valles, associate professor emeritus of Africana Studies.  Meetings will be at 5:30-7 p.m. online on Zoom. Register here.

Thursday, November 17

Faculty and staff formal headshot session from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Bernhard Center second floor lobby. Photos are taken on a walk-in basis, and no appointments are needed.

Thursday, November 17

Ethics Center Lecture Series: Uncertain Expertise in Trans Medicine,” 2022 Burian Lecture, 6 p.m., in person in Room 4010, College of Health and Human Services building and live streamed on the CHHS YouTube Channel. Stef Shuster, assistant professor of sociology, Michigan State University. Co-sponsors: WMU College of Health and Human Services’ Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; WMU Department of Sociology; WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine, WMU School of Social Work. RSVP. Download flier.

Tuesday, November 22

Book Club: Ethics Between the Lines — The Ten Myths of Israel by Ilan Pappe. Discussions led by William Santiago-Valles, associate professor emeritus of Africana Studies.  Meetings will be at 5:30-7 p.m. online on Zoom. Register here.

Wednesday, November 23

Thanksgiving recess. Beings at noon. University is open until 5 p.m.

Thursday, November 24 - Friday, November 25

Thanksgiving recess. No classes. Many WMU offices closed.

Monday, November 28

Fall classes resume at 8 a.m.

Tuesday, November 29

Book Club: Ethics Between the Lines — The Ten Myths of Israel by Ilan Pappe. Discussions led by William Santiago-Valles, associate professor emeritus of Africana Studies.  Meetings will be at 5:30-7 p.m. online on Zoom. Register here.

Saturday, December 17

Fall semester ends.

Friday, December 23 - Saturday, December 31

Holiday recess. Most University offices closed.

2023 EVENTS

Sunday, January 1 - Tuesday, January 3

Holiday recess. Most University offices closed.

Monday, January 9

Spring classes start at 8 a.m.

Monday, January 16

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. No classes. Many WMU offices closed. View activities on MLK Celebration website.

Friday, March 3

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

Monday, March 6 - Friday, March 10

Spring recess

Monday, March 13

Spring classes resume at 8 a.m.

Saturday, April 29

Spring semester ends

Monday, May 8

Summer I classes start at 8 a.m.

Monday, May 29

Memorial Day. No classes. Many WMU offices closed.

Wednesday, June 28

Summer I semester ends.

Thursday, June 29

Summer II classes start at 8 a.m.

Tuesday, July 4

Independence Day. No classes. Many WMU offices closed.

Friday, August 18

Summer II semester ends.

View the 2022-23 Academic Calendar