Native American Studies Discussion and Planning

November 7, 2019 - 2452 Knauss Hall


College of Arts and Sciences and the Institute for Intercultural and Anthropological Studies would like to extend an invitation to gather on Thursday, November 7, 2019. The purpose for our gathering is to begin a conversation to explore the potential for a Native Studies program within the Institute. As we move forward, we want to make sure that we are inclusive of the Native community in discussion and planning. We would also like to hear any of your ideas, concerns, and challenges facing the Native community. The proposed itinerary is shown below. In addition, we are hosting Dr. Matthew Fletcher that evening for a lecture titled: The Ghost Road: Anishinaabe Responses to Indian-Hating at 7 p.m. in room 2452 Knauss Hall. Dr. Fletcher will also be joining us for the discussion and dinner.

  • 4:00-5:30 pm Informal conversation with the Native American and Indigenous People’s committee and Native American community members

    Place: 1075 Moore Hall

  • 5:30-6:30 pm Catered buffet for the Native American and Indigenous People’s committee, Native American community members, and guestsPlace: 1075 Moore Hall

  • 6:30 p.m. Native Artist - Place: Outside 2452 Knauss

  • 6:45 pm Hand Drum: Doreece Gaines - Place: 2452 Knauss

  • 7:00 pm The Ghost Road and Anishinnaabe Responses to Indian-Hating, presented by Matthew Fletcher

Please let us know by November 4, 2019 if you will be joining us by contacting: Michael Nassaney ( If you are in need of a parking pass please notify Diana Hernández ( and an electronic pass will be sent via email. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call Prof. Nassaney (269-491-1658)

"Beyond the Music: A Musical Geography of Mexico " with Sones De Mexico Ensemble

Monday, Sept. 16, 2019 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Dalton Recital Hall

Using projected images and live music demonstrations, Mexican ethnomusicologist Juan Díes and the multi-instrumentalist ensemble will guide those attending through several regional styles of Mexican folk music played on a collection of over 40 instruments. Some of these instruments are rarely heard outside of the regions where they originate. The ensemble will talk about what to listen for in the major regional styles as well as take questions from the audience.

Free and open to the public. This event is sponsored in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.


Fall Fab FestS

Saturday, September 7, 2019, 4:00 to 7:00 pm - Multicultural Center, Adrian Trimpe Building


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Join the Office of LBGT Student Services to welcome LGBT students and their allies to Western's campus! We will offer resources for students around campus and Kalamazoo, local entertainment, and free food! For more information, please visit the Office of LBGT Student Services page


Dr. Paul Archibald Presents Research on Post-Traumatic Slave Syndrome

March 21, 2019, 5:30 pm  - College of Health and Human Services, Room 4010

KevIn Young - "Bunk:The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagarists, Phonies, Post-Facts and Fake News"

WMU Gwen Frostic Reading Series - Department of English

March 28, 2019, 7:00 pm - 2452 Knaus Hall