The Department of Geography at Western Michigan University regularly hosts scholars from around the world to exhibit their most recent research and findings. These events are open to the general public and all students are encouraged to attend these unique seminars to gain invaluable information regarding the cutting edge studies ongoing in the field of geography and related disciplines. All events are held at 2 p.m. and in 2119 Wood Hall (unless stated otherwise).
History Lecture–"Labor, Leisure, and Smoking: Tobacco Pipes and French Canadian Voyageurs During the Fur Trade Era in North America," presented by Dr. Rob Mann, professor of anthropology at St. Cloud State University, co-sponsored with the Departments of Anthropology and Geography and WMU's Visiting Scholars and Artists Program, 1710 Sangren Hall, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
"The Power of People in Science: Exploring Community-Based Uses of Maps, Apps and Drones," presented by Dr. Timothy Hawthorne, assistant sociology professor of the University of Central Florida, sponsored by the American Association of Geographers, the Harrison Endowment Fund and Gamma Theta Upsilon, 2119 Wood Hall, 2 p.m.
"This Old Town: Living and Planning in a Small Midwestern City," presented by Dean Walrack, planning and zoning administrator of Coldwater, 2119 Wood Hall, 2 p.m.