Events Calendar

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November 5, 2021

Social Work for Society

This course focuses on the relationship between Macro and Micro Social Work. Participants will learn how to connect the Macro practices of Administration, Policy and Advocacy to their social work practice. Participants will develop skills to help them navigate macro systems, as well as advocate for Macro changes needed for their client, service, or program. CE's Offered: 2 Social work CEUs

Date: Friday, Nov. 5
Time: noon to 2:00pm
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Stretching-A virtual lunch and learn

Experts have suggested that Americans sit for approximately 10 hours each day. Sitting for prolonged periods of time increases your risk for type 2 diabetes and heart disease, and may lead to stiff joint pain and injury. Stretching a few times a day will help improve flexibility, get your blood flow moving, and improve your range of motion. Facilitated by Meredith Ganton, Holtyn & Associates, Inc. 

Date: Friday, Nov. 5
Time: noon to 1:00pm

WMU College of Aviation Recognition Dinner

Dinner will be held on Friday, November 5 in the brand new Aviation Education Center at the College of Aviation campus located on the Battle Creek Executive Airport at Kellogg Field. A social period with a cash bar will be available beginning at 5:30, dinner starting at 6:15. Registration includes entrance and dinner.

Date: Friday, Nov. 5
Time: 5:30pm to 9:00pm
Location: Student Commons Aviation Education Center
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WMU Theatre presents SWEAT

SWEAT

By Lynn Nottage

 

Filled with warm humor and tremendous heart, Pulitzer prize-winning SWEAT tells the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets, and laughs while working together on the factory floor. But when layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, the friends find themselves pitted against each other in a heart-wrenching fight to stay afloat.

Date: Friday, Nov. 5
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Gilmore Theatre Complex, Williams Theatre
Sara Gazarek, Amanda Taylor, Erin Bentlage and Johnaye Kendrick

Jazz Masters Series: säje

Grammy-nominated vocal supergroup säje has been named Western Michigan University’s 2021 Jazz Masters Artist. The residency,  beginning on Nov. 1st, culminates in a concert on Friday, Nov. 5 at 8 p.m. featuring collaborations with Advanced Jazz Ensemble, Gold Company and the Western Jazz Collective. 

Date: Friday, Nov. 5
Time: 8:00pm to 9:30pm
Location: Dalton Center Recital Hall

November 6, 2021

Yellow graphic that reads: Lynne Nottage SWEAT

WMU Theatre presents SWEAT

SWEAT

By Lynn Nottage

 

Filled with warm humor and tremendous heart, Pulitzer prize-winning SWEAT tells the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets, and laughs while working together on the factory floor. But when layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, the friends find themselves pitted against each other in a heart-wrenching fight to stay afloat.

Date: Saturday, Nov. 6
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Gilmore Theatre Complex, Williams Theatre

November 8, 2021

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Crucial Conversations

How many times have we avoided saying what is on our minds and in our hearts because we were concerned about how that information would be received? In this workshop, we’ll uncover the elements of Crucial Conversations with the purpose of being equipped the next time we encounter an opportunity to share our truth and be congruent with ourselves.

Facilitated by: Darby Fetzer from Holtyn & Associates, Inc. 

 

Date: Monday, Nov. 8
Time: 11:30am to 12:30pm
Location: Virtual seminar on Zoom

November 9, 2021

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Living and Thriving with Diabetes

November is National Diabetes Month

Learning how to live with diabetes is one thing… learning how to THRIVE with diabetes is another.  This workshop will focus on how healthy eating and exercising not only helps you manage your diabetes but can also help you feel empowered about the choices you’re making and help you to live your best life. 

Facilitator: Gretchen Kauth, Registered Dietitian

 

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 9
Time: 12:05pm to 12:55pm
Location: Virtual presentation through ExperienceWMU

November 10, 2021

Introduction to Zotero

Learn to use the free reference management software Zotero to save your references and create bibliographies for your papers and articles. Registration requested.

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 10
Time: 10:00am to 11:30am
Location: Webex

November 11, 2021

Veterans Day fun run and pancake breakfast

The Office Military and Veterans Affairs invites military-connected members of the University and allies to participate in the annual Veterans Day run and pancake breakfast. The two-mile run will start and end at Ellsworth Hall. The Student Veterans of America will be grilling hot pancakes for all to enjoy in the Learning Studio, first floor of Ellsworth Hall. This event is free and open.

Date: Thursday, Nov. 11
Time: 7:30am to 10:00am

"A Century of Votes for Women: American Elections Since Suffrage" Christina Wolbrecht and Kevin Corder

How have American women voted in the first 100 years since the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment? How have popular understandings of women as voters both persisted and changed over time? In "A Century of Votes for Women," Christina Wolbrecht and J. Kevin Corder offer an unprecedented account of women voters in American politics over the last ten decades.

Date: Thursday, Nov. 11
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Webex

November 15, 2021

Library Skills Week 2021

Make your academic life easier! Advanced skills and new tools can take your student game to the next level. Join us Nov. 15-19 for Library Skills Week, a free workshop series that will help you develop research skills to be the best student you can be. 

Date: Monday, Nov. 15
Time: (All day)

Small Stewart Archive Exhibit

Stop by Waldo Library between now and Dec. 15 and check out the display cases on the 2nd floor in the rotunda to get the first glimpse of materials from the David Small and Sarah Stewart Archive. 

Date: Monday, Nov. 15
Time: (All day)
Location: 2nd floor, rotunda, Waldo Library

November 16, 2021

Library Skills Week 2021

Make your academic life easier! Advanced skills and new tools can take your student game to the next level. Join us Nov. 15-19 for Library Skills Week, a free workshop series that will help you develop research skills to be the best student you can be. 

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 16
Time: (All day)
Coded Bias A Shalini Kantayya Film

Coded Bias screening and discussion with Shalini Kantayya

Coded Bias explores the fallout of MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini's startling discovery that facial recognition does not see dark-skinned faces and women accurately, and her journey to push for the first-ever legislation in the U.S. to govern against bias in the algorithms that impact us all. Join for a screening of of the film Coded Bias and a discussion with filmmaker Shalini Kantayya. 

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 16
Time: 7:00pm

November 17, 2021

Library Skills Week 2021

Make your academic life easier! Advanced skills and new tools can take your student game to the next level. Join us Nov. 15-19 for Library Skills Week, a free workshop series that will help you develop research skills to be the best student you can be. 

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 17
Time: (All day)

Faculty, staff headshots sessions

Formal headshots for faculty and staff will be taken in the lobby of the second floor of the Bernhard Center. Photos are taken on a walk-in basis, and no appointments are needed.

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 17
Time: 8:00am to 5:00pm

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