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February 2019

Monday, February 18

Tuesday, February 19

  • Diversity Acceleration Workshop—noon to 2 p.m. in 1040 Fetzer Center, hosted by Office of the Vice President for Research. The workshop is about Strategic Paths toward Successful Grants from Foundations and Other Non-Profit Organizations. lunch provided. Registration required.
  • ARTbreak talk: African-American artist in the KIA collection—noon at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts (KIA), 435 W South St., Kalamazoo, hosted by the KIA. Harvey Myers will share his knowledge on Charles Alston, Jacob Lawrence, and Hughie Lee Smith, who all featured in The Expressionist Figure. These are artists whose careers overlapped and were major figures in art world during the Harlem Renaissance. Free.
  • Chinese language tutoring—1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Sprau Tower, room 814, hosted by Confucius Institute. Practice your Chinese through Q&A conversation. Free.
  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the Bernhard Center Global Lounge, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free.
  • Stages to the Path of Enlightenment—7 to 8:30 at the People's Church, 1758 N. 10th St., Kalamazoo, room 9. hosted by Jewel Heart. The Lam Rim (Stages on the Path to Enlightenment) is an organized compilation of the Buddha’s teaching meant to lead students on a graded path to spiritual fulfillment. In the class we examine the various steps through presentation, discussion and guided meditation. Free.

Wednesday, February 20

  • Fulbright session for WMU faculty—1 p.m. in 205 Bernhard Center, hosted by Fulbright at WMU. The speaker Peter Raucci from Council of International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), will discuss Fulbright opportunities for faculty to conduct research, to teach, or undertake a combination of both in over 125 countries around the world. Free.
  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the fourth-floor reception area of Ellsworth hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free.
  • "Art, Race and Protest in Three Acts" book discussion—2 p.m. at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts (KIA), 435 W South St., Kalamazoo, hosted by the KIA. The discussion leader will be Jo Ann Mundy. Free.
  • The Courage to Create, poetry celebration—4 p.m. at the WMU Multicultural Center in the Adrian Trimpe Building, hosted by the WMU Office of Diversity and Inclusion. The Courage to Create Program is a writing and research competition designed to encourage the love of poetry, student research in the role of writers as agents for social change, and to promote literacy in middle and high school students. Must be nominated to compete. 
  • "Black Resorts in Michigan: Remembering Idlewild" documentary & panel discussion—6 p.m. in the Richmond Center, hosted by the Institute for Intercultural and Anthropological Studies & African American and African Studies program. Panel members include Dr. Ben Wilson, emeritus professor of the African American and African Studies program at WMU, Coy Davis, director of "Whatever Happened to Idlewild?" and Carlean Gill,  former dancer and partner of Arthur Braggs, the major producer of the Idlewild Revue. Free.

Thursday, February 21

  • Chinese language tutoring—1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Sprau Tower, room 814, hosted by Confucius Institute. Practice your Chinese through Q&A conversation. Free.
  • "More Together Than Alone: The Power and Spirit of Community"—7 p.m. in 2452 Knauss Hall, hosted by the University Center for Humanities. In this talk, Mark will explore the heartwork required to inhabit our lives by engaging our ongoing relationships to self, other, work, community and Source. Free.

Friday, February 22

  • Diversity and Inclusion Conference—9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the College of Health and Human Services room 4010, hosted by the College of Health and Human Services.  The 2019 conference feature keynote speaker Dr. Mark Nepo, and will speak about "Health Care: The Power of a Community Who Cares", also there are featuring workshops and presentations by WMU faculty and students. Lunch provided. Registration required; tickets $25, student tickets $10.
  • Japanese language practice sessions 4 to 5 p.m. in the Bernhard Center, hosted by WMU Soga Japan Center. Free.

Monday, February 25

Tuesday, February 26

  • "Comics, Diversity, Stereotypes" ARTbreak video—noon at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts (KIA), 435 W South St., Kalamazoo, hosted by the KIA. Explore the culture of racist stereotyping in the U.S. through the lens of contemporary comics and their creators. Free.
  • "From dusk to the Dawn" Afghan women progress discussion—1 p.m. in the Bernhard Center President Dining room, hosted by the Department of Comparative Religion. A panel of Afghan women will discuss challenges in education, politics, and arts after 2001 in Afghanistan. Free.
  • Chinese tutoring for Chinese minors—1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Sprau Tower, room 814, hosted by Confucius Institute. Practice your Chinese through Q&A conversation. Free.
  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the Bernhard Center Global Lounge, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free.
  • Stages to the Path of Enlightenment—7 to 8:30 at the People's Church, 1758 N. 10th St., Kalamazoo, room 9. hosted by Jewel Heart. The Lam Rim (Stages on the Path to Enlightenment) is an organized compilation of the Buddha’s teaching meant to lead students on a graded path to spiritual fulfillment. In the class we examine the various steps through presentation, discussion and guided meditation. Free.

Wednesday, February 27

  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the fourth-floor reception area of Ellsworth hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free.
  • Ethics Center, "The Land of Open Graves: Living and Dying on the Migrant Trail" Book Club—5:30 p.m. in 2072 Moore Hall, hosted by the WMU Center for the Study of Ethics in Society. . This anthropological work details the lived experiences of undocumented migrants in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona as they attempt to cross the Southern border into the United States. Free.

Thursday, February 28

 

March 2019

Thursday, March 7

  • Chinese tutoring for Chinese minors—1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Sprau Tower, room 814, hosted by Confucius Institute. Practice your Chinese through Q&A conversation. Free.
  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the fourth-floor reception area of Ellsworth Hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free.
  • Japanese language classes for teens—4 p.m. at the Schoolcraft Community Library, hosted by Soga Japan Center. The classes will be holding for teens in grades 6-12. Free.
  • "International Women's Day" celebration—5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at 601 W Maple St., Kalamazoo, hosted by Intrepid Professional Women’s Network. Guest speakers, awards, and food provided. Free.

Friday, March 8

  • Breakfast of nations 2019—7:30 to 10 a.m. in the MCC Banquets and Events- Macedonian Cultural Center, 43133 Ryan Rd, Sterling Heights, hosted by Welcoming Michigan. Join for a breakfast program featuring the inspiring family migration stories of your Macomb County neighbors. Ticket costs $25.

Monday, March 11

Tuesday, March 12

  • Chinese tutoring for Chinese minors—1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Sprau Tower, room 814, hosted by Confucius Institute. Practice your Chinese through Q&A conversation. Free.
  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the Bernhard Center Global Lounge, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free.
  • "Japanese Folklore/Mythology" lecture—7 to 8 p.m in the Austin and Sugarloaf Lake Rooms at Portage District Library, hosted by Soga Japan Center. The lecturer will be Dr. Stephen Covell, director of the study abroad Japanese Religion and Culture Seminar and the Founding Director of Soga Japan Center. Free.

Wednesday, March 13

  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the fourth-floor reception area of Ellsworth hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free.
  • Ethics Center, "The Land of Open Graves: Living and Dying on the Migrant Trail" Book Club—5:30 p.m. in 2072 Moore Hall, hosted by the WMU Center for the Study of Ethics in Society. . This anthropological work details the lived experiences of undocumented migrants in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona as they attempt to cross the Southern border into the United States. Free.

Thursday, March 14

  • Chinese tutoring for Chinese minors—1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Sprau Tower, room 814, hosted by Confucius Institute. Practice your Chinese through Q&A conversation. Free.
  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the fourth-floor reception area of Ellsworth Hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free.
  • "Religious Education in Eurasia" lecture—2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the in the Knauss Hall Humanities Center, hosted by Global and International Studies program. The lecturers will be Dr. Stephen Covell, professor of comparative religion and Dr. Elena Lisovkaya, professor of sociology. Free.
  • Japanese language classes for teens—4 p.m. at the Schoolcraft Community Library, hosted by Soga Japan Center. The classes will be holding for teens in grades 6-12. Free.

Friday, March 15

Monday, March 18

  • CELCIS conversation circle, women only—2 to 3 p.m. in the Bernhard Center Global Lounge, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free.

Tuesday, March 19

  • Chinese tutoring for Chinese minors—1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Sprau Tower, room 814, hosted by Confucius Institute. Practice your Chinese through Q&A conversation. Free.
  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the Bernhard Center Global Lounge, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free.

Wednesday, March 20

  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the fourth-floor reception area of Ellsworth hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free.
  • Ethics Center, "The Land of Open Graves: Living and Dying on the Migrant Trail" Book Club—5:30 p.m. in 2072 Moore Hall, hosted by the WMU Center for the Study of Ethics in Society. . This anthropological work details the lived experiences of undocumented migrants in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona as they attempt to cross the Southern border into the United States. Free.

Thursday, March 21

  • Chinese tutoring for Chinese minors—1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Sprau Tower, room 814, hosted by Confucius Institute. Practice your Chinese through Q&A conversation. Free.
  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the fourth-floor reception area of Ellsworth hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free.
  • Japanese language classes for teens—4 p.m. at the Schoolcraft Community Library, hosted by Soga Japan Center. The classes will be holding for teens in grades 6-12. Free.

Friday, March 22

Saturday, March 23

  • "Rewards of Wisdom" contemporary Chinese ink painting exhibition—11 a.m to noon at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts (KIA), 435 W South St., Kalamazoo, hosted by the KIA. Featuring both distinguished artists and rising stars who express through their brushwork the goals of virtue, peace, wisdom, beauty, meditation, science, knowledge, and philosophy. Free.

Sunday, March 24

  • International Festival—4 to 8 p.m. in the Bernhard Center second floor, hosted by the Haenicke Institute for Global Education. Join International Student Activities in this celebration of the many cultures represented at WMU. Free entry and nominal food fee. 

Monday, March 25

  • CELCIS conversation circle, women only—2 to 3 p.m. in the Bernhard Center Global Lounge, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free.

Tuesday, March 26

  • Fulbright session for WMU faculty—9:30 a.m. in 1040-1050 Fetzer Center, hosted by Fulbright at WMU. The session is about opportunities to apply for Fulbright core and specialist awards to conduct research, teach or consult in over 125 countries around the world. Free.
  • Chinese tutoring for Chinese minors—1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Sprau Tower, room 814, hosted by Confucius Institute. Practice your Chinese through Q&A conversation. Free.
  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the Bernhard Center Global Lounge, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free.

Wednesday, March 27

  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the fourth-floor reception area of Ellsworth hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free.

Thursday, March 28

  • Chinese tutoring for Chinese minors—1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Sprau Tower, room 814, hosted by Confucius Institute. Practice your Chinese through Q&A conversation. Free.
  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the fourth-floor reception area of Ellsworth hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free.
  • Fulbright session for WMU faculty—3:30 p.m. in the Knauss Hall Humanities Center, hosted by Fulbright at WMU. Panel discussion by College of Arts and Science Fulbright faculty. Free.
  • Transgender Day of Visibility Celebration—4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Adrian Trimpe Building Multicultural Center, hosted by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Activities will recognize the livelihood and empowerment that transgender individuals demonstrate daily around the globe. Free.
  • Truth: Kevin Young—7 p.m. at 2452 Knauss Hall, hosted by the University Center for the Humanities. Kevin Young, award winning poet and critique, will be presenting on the topic, "Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News," as part of the Gwen Frostic Reading Series. Free. 

April 2019

Tuesday, April 2

  • Chinese tutoring for Chinese minors—1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Sprau Tower, room 814, hosted by Confucius Institute. Practice your Chinese through Q&A conversation. Free.

Thursday,  April 4

  • Chinese tutoring for Chinese minors—1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Sprau Tower, room 814, hosted by Confucius Institute. Practice your Chinese through Q&A conversation. Free.
  • Celebrating Us All: Asian Pacific American Heritage—5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Adrian Trimpe Building Multicultural Center, hosted by the Office for Diversity and Inclusion, and WMU Asian Pacific American Student Association. In celebration of the history of Asian American and Pacific Islanders' enrichment of the United States and the important role of Asian American and Pacific Islanders in our future, campus and local community members are invited to participate in festivities in honor of a range of Asian Pacific American traditions and experiences.

Tuesday, April 9

  • Chinese tutoring for Chinese minors—1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Sprau Tower, room 814, hosted by Confucius Institute. Practice your Chinese through Q&A conversation. Free.

Tuesday, April 16

  • "Sky Ladder" ARTbreak video—noon at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts (KIA), 435 W South St., Kalamazoo, hosted by the KIA. Trace the rise of contemporary artist Cai Guo-Quiang from childhood in Mao's China to global art world superstar, and join his quest to realize his lifelong obsession: Sky Ladder. Free.

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