Calendar of SPuRS-Approved Events

Upcoming events

* Events with an asterisk (*) require registration. Click on the event link for details. Event dates and times are subject to change. 

October 7

October 8

  • Ted Talk Tuesday: This event takes place in Lee Honors College from noon to 1 p.m. This is a Personal & Interpersonal Knowledge - Foundational Level event.
  • Accounting and Finance Career Night: This event takes place in the Fetzer Center from 5 to 8 p.m. This is a Professional Insight - Advanced Level event.

October 10

  • *Writing Killer Scholarship Essays: Want to get money to pay for school? Come to this workshop and find out tips and strategies for writing the strongest, most effective scholarship essays, internship narratives and graduate school application essays. RSVP required. For more information on this event, please contact Beth Ernst: beth.ernst@wmich.edu. This event requires a separate follow-up appointment in the Communication Center. THIS EVENT WILL NOW TAKE PLACE IN 1255 Schneider Hall from 11 a.m. to noon. This is a Personal & Interpersonal Knowledge - Advanced Level event.

October 14

October 15

  • *Starting Gate Workshop - Customer Discovery: This event takes place in the Park Trades Center Building, Suite #321, located at 326 W. Kalamazoo Ave from 4 to 5 p.m. This is a Personal & Interpersonal Knowledge - Advanced Level event.

October 16 - October 18

October 18

  • Entrepreneurship Forum: Rhonda Ethridge from LIfeCycle Studios will be speaking. This event takes place in 2150 Schneider Hall from 7:30 to 9 a.m.  RSVP required. This is a Professional Insight - Foundational Level event.

October 21

October 22

  • Ted Talk Tuesday: This event takes place in Lee Honors College from noon to 1 p.m. This is a Personal & Interpersonal Knowledge - Foundational Level event.

October 23

October 24

  • Financial Planning Speaker Series: This event takes place in the Sanford Center for Financial Planning & Wellness, 3455 Schneider Hall, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. This is a Professional Insight - Foundational Level event. 

October 25

  • Mercantile Bank Speaker Series: Kimberly Earnshaw fron the American Heart Association will be speaking. This event takes place in 2150 Schneider Hall from 7:30 to 9 a.m.. This is a Personal & Interpersonal Knowledge - Foundational Level event.

October 28

October 29

  • Ted Talk Tuesday: This event takes place in Lee Honors College from noon to 1 p.m. This is a Personal & Interpersonal Knowledge - Foundational Level event.

November 1 

  • IT Career Day:  A professional development and networking event for students interested in information technology. This event takes place in the Fetzer Center from 2 to 3:30 p.m. This is a Professional Insight - Advanced Level event.

November 4

November 5

  • Ted Talk Tuesday: This event takes place in Lee Honors College from noon to 1 p.m. This is a Personal & Interpersonal Knowledge - Foundational Level event.

November 6

  • *Women in Leadership: This event takes place in TBD from 5 to 8 p.m.. This is a Leadership & Service - Advanced Level event.

November 7

  • Presidential Leadership Series: WMU Trustee William D. Johnston will be speaking. This event takes place in the President's Dining room, Bernhard Center from 6:30 to 8 p.m. This is a Leadership & Service - Foundational Level event.
  • One-on-One with Quicken Loans - A Meet & Greet Event: This event takes place in the Zhang Career Center, 3020 Schnieder Hall from TBD. This is a Professional Insight - Foundational Level event.

November 8

  • Entrepreneurship Forum: Kristen Chesak from the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo will be speaking. This event takes place in 2150 Schneider Hall from 7:30 to 9 a.m. This is a Professional Insight - Foundational Level event.
  • *Bring Your "A- Game" to Work: Learn to define, discuss, practice and apply the seven behaviors of work ethic. This event takes place in 2345 Schneider Hall from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is a Leadership & Service - Advanced Level event.
  • Real Talk - RaceTalk Workshop: This event takes place in the Trimpe Multicultural Center from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. This is a Personal & Interpersonal Knowledge - Foundational Level event.

November 8 - November 9

  • *Exploring Leadership Retreat:The Exploring Leadership Retreat is a two-day program designed to serve the needs of developing student leaders. The Exploring Leadership Retreat consists of a wide variety of activities that touch on the following topics: leadership, problem solving, risk-taking, team-building and multicultural mindedness. This event takes place at the Sherman Lake YMCA Camp. This is a Leadership & Service - Advanced Level event. Register now: https://wmich.campuslabs.com/engage/submitter/form/start/277843 

November 11

  • *Starting Gate Workshop - Business Research: This event takes place in the Park Trades Center Building, Suite #321, located at 326 W. Kalamazoo Ave from 4 to 5 p.m. This is a Personal & Interpersonal Knowledge - Advanced Level event.

November 12

  • Ted Talk Tuesday: This event takes place in Lee Honors College from noon to 1 p.m. This is a Personal & Interpersonal Knowledge - Foundational Level event.

November 13

  • *Visual Communication Strategies: Experience the difference that color  & font choice, graphics & images, and layout & design elements make in the clarity of your resumes, written reports and presentation visuals. This event takes place in 1275 Schneider Hall from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
  • *The 5 P's of  Presenting Professionally: This workshop identifies and provides examples of the "5 P's" necessary for developing and delivering a powerful, professional presentation. This event takes place in 1275 Schneider Hall from 2 to 3 p.m. This is a Leadership & Service - Foundational Level event.
  • Major Match Up: Major Match-Up is an event for all students wishing to explore Haworth College of Business Majors. Students will be able to learn what it takes to be successful in the major, what the coursework is like, who the faculty are, which employers come to campus to hire students for internships and/or full time positions in this major, which organizations are aligned with the major, which events are best to attend, and any other questions that you may have. THIS IS A PEER TO PEER EVENT, designed to provide information to first and second year students who are exploring options in order to select a major. This event takes place TBD from TBD. This is a Professional Insight - Foundational Level event.

November 14

  • IT Career Day:  IT Career Day is a professional development and networking event for students interested in information technology. Attend a keynote address delivered by an IT professional and network with employers interested in hiring our business information systems students. This event takes place TBD from TBD. This is a Professional Insight - Advanced Level event.

November 18 - December 6

  • *"What Happened at the College of Business Holiday Mixer?" An Escape Room Experience: Put your critical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills to the test with four of your friends. This event takes place in the Zhang Career Center, 3020 Schneider Hall. This event runs daily, with designated sign-up times. Watch for the sign up link coming soon! This is a Personal & Interpersonal Knowledge - Advance Level event.

November 19

  • Ted Talk Tuesday: This event takes place in Lee Honors College from noon to 1 p.m. This is a Personal & Interpersonal Knowledge - Foundational Level event.
  • *Starting Gate Workshop - Digital Marketing Tools for Entrepreneurs: This event takes place in the Park Trades Center Building, Suite #321, located at 326 W. Kalamazoo Ave from 4 to 5 p.m. This is a Personal & Interpersonal Knowledge - Advanced Level event.

November 21

  • Financial Planning Speaker Series: This event takes place in the Sanford Center for Financial Planning & Wellness, 3455 Schneider Hall, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. This is a Professional Insight - Foundational Level event. 

November 22

  • Mercantile Bank Speaker Series: Dr. Alan Rea of Western Michigan University will be speaking. This event takes place in 2150 from 7:30 to 9 a.m. This is a Personal  & Interpersonal Knowledge - Foundational Level event.
  • *Critical Thinking through CLUE w/ Lacks Enterprises: Participate in this interactive workshop introducing, exploring, and applying critical thinking and problem solving techniques through the famous board game, Clue. Presented by Lacks Enterprises and hosted by SPuRS, student participants will learn to identify and recognize critical thinking strategies and will engage in practical application of the material. This event takes place in 1360 Schneider Hall from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is a Personal & Interpersonal Knowledge - Advanced Level event.

November 25

December 2

December 3

  • Ted Talk Tuesday: This event takes place in Lee Honors College from noon to 1 p.m. This is a Personal & Interpersonal Knowledge - Foundational Level event.

December 6

  • Entrepreneurship Forum: Mike Klok from Stuffed Brain Studios will be speaking. This event takes place in 2150 Schneider Hall from 7:30 to 9 a.m. This is a Professional Insight - Foundational Level event.