Global Events and Newsletter

 

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April 2019

Monday, April 15

  • "What We Carried: Fragments and Memories from Iraq and Syria" exhibition closing—9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum, 230 N Rose St, Kalamazoo, hosted by Arab American National Museum and photographer Jim Lommasson. Photographer Jim Lommasson created a project that showcases the significant personal items that Iraqi and Syrian refugees brought with them when they immigrated to the United States. Free.
  • Drop-In Fulbright session—10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Lee Honors College conference room, hosted by Fullbright at WMU. If you want to learn more about Fulbright and how to apply, now is your chance. Come and meet the WMU Fulbright Program Advisor and learn more about researching, teaching English or pursuing a master's degree abroad. Free.
  • 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.

  • Geological and Environmental Sciences Seminar Series—4 to 5 p.m. in 1118 Rood Hall, hosted by the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences. The lecturer will be Jim Ferritto from Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. Free. 

Tuesday, April 16

  • "Sky Ladder" ARTbreak video, part 1—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.
  • Diversity Acceleration Workshop—noon to 2 p.m. in 1055 Fetzer Center, hosted by Office of the Vice President for Research. The workshop is being held for WMU faculty and research staff and is about building partnerships with industries. Lunch will be provided. Free; registration required.
  • 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, April 17

  • End of the semester party—1 to 3 p.m. in the Bernhard Center Global Lounge, hosted by WMU International Student Activities and the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students, ISA and CLECIS staff for games, pizza, and conversation to celebrate the end of the semester. 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.

Thursday, April 18

  • Item Swap at the Office of Sustainability—11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the WMU Office of Sustainability, 2529 W Michigan Ave, hosted by WMU Office of Sustainability. WMU students, faculty/staff and community members are welcome to stop by the Office for Sustainability to browse the selection of used items from around town and take some treasures home. Free entry.
  • Books and Beer—5 p.m. in the 2500 Knauss Hall, hosted by the University Center for the Humanities. The event will be a celebration of the publications from the university faculty over the last year. Bill Warren will read from his book "Meat Makes People Powerful: A Global History of the Modern Era." Steve Bertman will talk about the brewing program at WMU. Light snacks and locally brewed beer will be served. Free.

Friday, April 19

  • Introduction to Tibetan Buddhist Meditation class—7 to 8:30 p.m. at the People's Church, 1758 N. 10th St., Kalamazoo, room 9, hosted by Jewel Heart. An 8-week course in the practical application of concentration, mindfulness, analysis and visualization techniques specifically geared toward enhancing our experience of compassion. Free.
  • "Sensory Experience and Chinese Painting circa 1800" talk—5 p.m. at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, 435 W. South St., Kalamazoo, hosted by the Haenicke Institute for Global Education, the Timothy Light Center for Chinese Studies, the WMU Center for the Humanities, the Confucius Institute at WMU, the Richmond Center for Visual Arts, the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts and the Kalamazoo Art League. The talk will be given by Dr. Michael Hatch, assistant professor of East Asian art at Miami University. Free.

Monday, April 22

  • Drop-In Fulbright session—10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Lee Honors College conference room, hosted by Fullbright at WMU. If you want to learn more about Fulbright and how to apply, now is your chance. Come and meet the WMU Fulbright Program Advisor and learn more about researching, teaching English or pursuing a master's degree abroad. Free.
  • Kalamazoo Autism Center: 1th Annual Art Show—6 to 10 p.m. at the Bell's Brewery, hosted by Kalamazoo Autism Center. Featuring art by KAC kids with live music/entertainment and a raffle/auction of artwork and prizes; all proceeds go toward securing services for families affected by autism. Free entry.

Sunday, April 28

  • From undercover to outfront, the story of Kalamazoo;s LGBTQ community—1:30 p.m. at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum, 230 N Rose Street, hosted by OutFront Kalamazoo. For more than thirty years, the Kalamazoo Gay Lesbian Resource Center—a non-profit, charitable organization now called OutFront Kalamazoo—has sought to serve the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and allied community of southwest Michigan. Director Denise Miller will discuss the organization’s past and future. Free; registration required.

Tuesday, April 30

  • "Sky Ladder" ARTbreak video, part 2—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.

May 2019

Monday, May 6

  • Summer 2019 Chinese Culture Classes— 5:30 to 7 p.m. at various locations on WMU campus, hosted by WMU Confucius Institute. Summer 2019 classes include Chinese tea ceremony, Taichi, basic, intermediate and advanced Chinese language and Chinese handcraft. All classes have 5 sessions through June 10. Discounted tuition for WMU students and senior citizens, free for WMU employees. Registration required.

Thursday, May 9

  • First annual Latin American film series—4 p.m in the Dewing 103, Dewing commons, Kalamazoo College, hosted by the Department of Spanish language and Literature & the Latin American studies committee. "Embrace of the Serpent" movie screening with English subtitles. Free.
  • Film screening by K-College student filmmakers—6:30 p.m. at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts (KIA), 314 S Park St., Kalamazoo, hosted by the KIA. K-College student filmmakers will share their views on the people and places of Kalamazoo and stories of inclusion, diversity, creativity, determination, and community. Free.

June 2019

Thursday, June 13

  • "The Paris Bible: What's in a Name" public lecture—4 p.m. in the Waldo Library 3th floor, Meader Room, hosted by University Libraries and WMU Medieval Institute. The lecturer will be Laura Light, the director and senior specialist of Text Manuscripts at Les Enluminures. Free. 

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