Global Events and Newsletter

 Get Globally Engaged this Week!— a weekly email of opportunities to get globally engaged. 

 October 2019

Monday, October 7

  • Study Abroad Information Session—12 to 1 p.m. in 2425 Ellsworth Hall, hosted by WMU Study Abroad. Information sessions are the first step for students interested in study abroad programs. No appointment required; free. 
  • CELCIS conversation circle—1:30 to 2:30 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, October 8

  • Study Abroad Information Session—11 a.m. to Noon the Bernhard Center Global Lounge, hosted by WMU Study Abroad. Information sessions are the first step for students interested in study abroad programs. No appointment required; free. 
  • CELCIS conversation circle—1:30 to 2:30 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.
  • "Wunderbar Together: Germany and the U.S." talk—7 to 8:15 p.m. at Aquinas College, 157 Woodward Ln., Grand Rapids, hosted by the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan. The talk will be given by Wolfgang Moessinger, German Consul General for the Midwest. $10, free parking. 

Wednesday, October 9

  • Study Abroad Information Session Walk-Ins—8 to 11:30 a.m. in 2425 Ellsworth Hall, hosted by WMU Study Abroad. Information sessions are the first step for students interested in study abroad programs. No appointment required; free. 
  • Annual Michigan Autism Conference 2019—9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Radisson Plaza Hotel, 100 W Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo, hosted by Great Lakes Center for Autism Treatment and Research. The mission of the Michigan Autism Conference is to disseminate information and training on scientifically-validated, behaviorally-based treatments to parents, caregivers, and professionals who work with and care for individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Registration required.

Thursday, October 10

  • Annual Michigan Autism Conference 2019—8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Radisson Plaza Hotel, 100 W Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo, hosted by Great Lakes Center for Autism Treatment and Research. The mission of the Michigan Autism Conference is to disseminate information and training on scientifically-validated, behaviorally-based treatments to parents, caregivers, and professionals who work with and care for individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Registration required.
  • Study Abroad Information Session—3 to 4 p.m. in 2425 Ellsworth Hall, hosted by WMU Study Abroad. Information sessions are the first step for students interested in study abroad programs. No appointment required; free. 
  • "Saudi Crisis in the Contemporary Mid-East" Ethics Lecture Series—3:30 p.m. in the Kirsch Auditorium, Fetzer Center, hosted by the WMU Center for the Study of Ethics in the Society. The lecture will be given by Dr. Juan Cole, professor of history from University of Michigan. Free.
  • Night Market—5 to 10 p.m. at the Farmers Market, 1204 Bank St, Kalamazoo, hosted by Kalamazoo Farmers Market and Can-Do Kitchen. Join with your family and friends to buy local fruits, veggies, beer, and wine. Free.
  • Unreeled: Film at KIA—6:30 p.m. at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts (KIA), 435 W South St., Kalamazoo, hosted by the KIA. Tirrea Billings, WMU graduate student and filmmaker will be there for the film screening and the discussion. Free.

Friday, October 11

  • Annual Michigan Autism Conference 2019—8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Radisson Plaza Hotel, 100 W Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo, hosted by Great Lakes Center for Autism Treatment and Research. The mission of the Michigan Autism Conference is to disseminate information and training on scientifically-validated, behaviorally-based treatments to parents, caregivers, and professionals who work with and care for individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Registration required.
  • Study Abroad Information Session—10 to 11 a.m. in 2425 Ellsworth Hall, hosted by WMU Study Abroad. Information sessions are the first step for students interested in study abroad programs. No appointment required; free. 
  • "Resilience: African American Artists As Agents of Change" exhibition—11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts (KIA), 435 W South St., Kalamazoo, hosted by the KIA. The exhibition features more than 60 paintings, photographs, works on paper, and sculpture from KIA collection. Free.
  • Global and International Studies Alumna Meet and Greet: Kathleen Fish—2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in 2041 Moore Hall, hosted by the Global and International Studies Program. This open house event gives students the chance to meet and ask questions of WMU alumna Kathleen Fish, a senior associate with Brown Immigration LLC (immigration law firm). Free.
  • Study Abroad Information Session—3 to 4 p.m. in 2425 Ellsworth Hall, hosted by WMU Study Abroad. Information sessions are the first step for students interested in study abroad programs. No appointment required; free. 
  • Japanese film screening: "Born Bone Born"—3:30 p.m. in 3508 Knauss Hall, hosted by the Soga Japan Center. The screening is a part of the 15th Annual Japan Foundation Film Series, English subtitles will be shown. Free.
  • International Day of the Girl—6 to 8 p.m. at Kalamazoo Valley Community College, 6767 W. O Avenue, Kalamazoo, hosted by the Merze Tate Explorers. The event celebrates the past, present and future possibilities of young women around the world as well as the opening of the new College Academy in partnership with Kalamazoo Community College. Tickets are $25. 

Saturday, October 12

  • Parade of Flags—preceding the Homecoming football game at Waldo Stadium, hosted by the Haenicke Institute for Global Education and International Student Activities. The parade of flags is a colorful display of multicultural diversity on the WMU campus that has become an annual tradition that precedes the WMU Homecoming football game. Homecoming ticket required.
  • "Black Refractions: Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem" exhibition—11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts (KIA), 435 W South St., Kalamazoo, hosted by the KIA. The exhibition features a diverse array of works created by artists of African descent from the 1920s to present. Free.

Sunday, October 13

Monday, October, 14

  • Study Abroad Information Session—12 to 1 p.m. in 2425 Ellsworth Hall, hosted by WMU Study Abroad. Information sessions are the first step for students interested in study abroad programs. No appointment required; free. 

Tuesday, October 15

  • Study Abroad Information Session—11 a.m. to Noon the Bernhard Center Global Lounge, hosted by WMU Study Abroad. Information sessions are the first step for students interested in study abroad programs. No appointment required; free. 
  • ARTbreak Talk: Black Americana—noon at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts (KIA), 435 W South St., Kalamazoo, hosted by the KIA. Tanisha Pyron, featured in Where We Stand: Black Artists in Southwest Michigan, will speak about her mixed media piece that explores black womanhood on a black woman's terms. Free.
  • CELCIS conversation circle—1:30 to 2:30 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, October 16

  • Study Abroad Information Session Walk-Ins—8 to 11:30 a.m. in 2425 Ellsworth Hall, hosted by WMU Study Abroad. Information sessions are the first step for students interested in study abroad programs. No appointment required; free. 
  • CELCIS conversation circle—1:30 to 2:30 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.
  • Tara meditation—6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at The People's church, 1758 N. 10th St., Kalamazoo, room 9,  hosted by Jewel Heart.Tara is the beloved female version of Buddha, famed for quickening compassion, healing and success for practitioners and their loved ones. This ongoing practices are holding in the third Wednesday of each month from February 20 to December 19. Free.

Thursday, October 17

  • Study Abroad Information Session—3 to 4 p.m. in 2425 Ellsworth Hall, hosted by WMU Study Abroad. Information sessions are the first step for students interested in study abroad programs. No appointment required; free. 

Friday, October 18

  • Study Abroad Information Session—10 to 11 a.m. in 2425 Ellsworth Hall, hosted by WMU Study Abroad. Information sessions are the first step for students interested in study abroad programs. No appointment required; free. 
  • "Resilience: African American Artists As Agents of Change" exhibition—11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts (KIA), 435 W South St., Kalamazoo, hosted by the KIA. The exhibition features more than 60 paintings, photographs, works on paper, and sculpture from KIA collection. Free.
  • Study Abroad Information Session—3 to 4 p.m. in 2425 Ellsworth Hall, hosted by WMU Study Abroad. Information sessions are the first step for students interested in study abroad programs. No appointment required; free. 
  • Latvian cooking class—6:30 p.m. at the Kalamazoo Latvian Association, 100 Cherryhill St., Kalamazoo, hosted by Kalamazoo Latvian Association. Attendees should RSVP for the cooking class. Free.

Saturday, October 19

  • Kalamazoo Astronomical Society Public Observing session—7 to 10 p.m. at the Kalamazoo Nature Center, 7000 N Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo, hosted by the Kalamazoo Astronomical Society (KAS). Highlights of the night include the distant Ice Giants, Uranus and Neptune, and the Galaxies of Autumn (including the Andromeda Galaxy, M31). Free.

Monday, October 21

  • Study Abroad Information Session—12 to 1 p.m. in 2425 Ellsworth Hall, hosted by WMU Study Abroad. Information sessions are the first step for students interested in study abroad programs. No appointment required; free. 
  • CELCIS conversation circle—1:30 to 2:30 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.
  • Graduate and professional school fair—3 to 6 p.m. in the Bernhard Center East Ballroom, hosted by the Graduate College. The fair provides opportunities to explore options for advanced studies. Graduate and professional schools in Michigan and throughout the United States will participate in the fair. Free.
  • Real Talk Diversity Series: "Appropriation vs. Appreciation: Why it Matters"—5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Adrian Trimpe Multicultural Center, hosted by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. This dialogue will be centered upon the topic of cultural appropriation and how it is distinguished from cultural appreciation. Free.

Tuesday, October 22

  • Study Abroad Information Session—11 a.m. to Noon the Bernhard Center Global Lounge, hosted by WMU Study Abroad. Information sessions are the first step for students interested in study abroad programs. No appointment required; free. 
  • ARTbreak talk—noon at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts (KIA), 435 W South St., Kalamazoo, hosted by the KIA. Tammy Barnes, assistant director of Material Culture at Kalamazoo Valley Museum will discuss the exhibition by Murphy Darden, a man who has preserved the rich history of African Americans. Free.
  • CELCIS conversation circle—1:30 to 2:30 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, October 23

  • Study Abroad Information Session Walk-Ins—8 to 11:30 a.m. in 2425 Ellsworth Hall, hosted by WMU Study Abroad. Information sessions are the first step for students interested in study abroad programs. No appointment required; free. 
  • CELCIS conversation circle—1:30 to 2:30 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.
  • "Kalamazoo's Legacy of Exchange: Past & Future" dinner and discussion—6 to 9 p.m. at the Ladies' Library Association, 333 South Park St., Kalamazoo, hosted by Colleagues International. The dinner and discussion will explore the deep roots of public diplomacy and international exchange through the prism of women pioneers and reflect on the current state of citizen diplomacy in Kalamazoo. Tickets are $50 per person. 

Thursday, October 24

  • Study Abroad Information Session—3 to 4 p.m. in 2425 Ellsworth Hall, hosted by WMU Study Abroad. Information sessions are the first step for students interested in study abroad programs. No appointment required; free. 
  • "Indigenous-Colonizer Dynamics in Latin America" research brief series—3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in 3025 Brown Hall, hosted by the Global and International Studies program. The presentation will be given by Dr. Marcela Mendoza, instructor of Gender and Women's Studies, and Dr. Matt Nielsen, instructor of Global and International Studies. Free.
  • Global Hop: "Latinx Night"—4 to 6 p.m. in the Global Kitchen and Lounge (Hadley Hall), hosted by the Haenicke Institute for Global Education. The third Thursday of each month, the Global Hop brings students, staff, faculty and community together to talk about the world and their experiences in it. Free, food provided. 

Friday, October 25

  • Study Abroad Information Session—10 to 11 a.m. in 2425 Ellsworth Hall, hosted by WMU Study Abroad. Information sessions are the first step for students interested in study abroad programs. No appointment required; free. 
  • Study Abroad Information Session—3 to 4 p.m. in 2425 Ellsworth Hall, hosted by WMU Study Abroad. Information sessions are the first step for students interested in study abroad programs. No appointment required; free. 
  • Japanese film screening: "Room Laundering"—3:30 p.m. in 3508 Knauss Hall, hosted by the Soga Japan Center. The screening is a part of the 15th Annual Japan Foundation Film Series, English subtitles will be shown. Free.

Saturday, October 26

Sunday, October 27

Monday, October 28

  • Study Abroad Information Session—12 to 1 p.m. in 2425 Ellsworth Hall, hosted by WMU Study Abroad. Information sessions are the first step for students interested in study abroad programs. No appointment required; free. 
  • CELCIS conversation circle—1:30 to 2:30 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, October 29

  • Study Abroad Information Session—11 a.m. to Noon the Bernhard Center Global Lounge, hosted by WMU Study Abroad. Information sessions are the first step for students interested in study abroad programs. No appointment required; free. 
  • CELCIS conversation circle—1:30 to 2:30 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.
  • "A Forward Looking Conversation on Japan-U.S. Relations" talk—7 to 8:15 p.m. at Aquinas College, 157 Woodward Ln., Grand Rapids, hosted by the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan. The talk will be given by Tsutomu Nakagawa, Japanese Consul General for the Midwest. $10, free parking. 

Wednesday, October 30

  • Study Abroad Information Session Walk-Ins—8 to 11:30 a.m. in 2425 Ellsworth Hall, hosted by WMU Study Abroad. Information sessions are the first step for students interested in study abroad programs. No appointment required; free. 
  • CELCIS conversation circle—1:30 to 2:30 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.

Thursday, October 31

November 2019

Friday, November 1

  • Study Abroad Information Session—10 to 11 a.m. in 2425 Ellsworth Hall, hosted by WMU Study Abroad. Information sessions are the first step for students interested in study abroad programs. No appointment required; free. 
  • Study Abroad Information Session—3 to 4 p.m. in 2425 Ellsworth Hall, hosted by WMU Study Abroad. Information sessions are the first step for students interested in study abroad programs. No appointment required; free. 
  • Japanese language-lessons for teens—5 p.m. in 2110 Sangren Hall, hosted by the Soga Japan Center. Language lessons are for beginners in middle and high school. $60 for four lessons; registration required.
  • Russian Art and Jewelry Display—5 to 9 p.m. at the Park Trades Center, 326 W. Kalamazoo St., Suite #205, Kalamazoo, hosted by the Kalamazoo Russian Cultural Association. Russian art and jewelry will be on display as a part of Art Hop. Free. 

Saturday, November 2

  • Russian Cultural Presentation Series—10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in 3025 Brown Hall, hosted by the Kalamazoo Russian Cultural Association. Join the series to learn about Russian culture, lunch provided. Free.

Sunday, November 3

  • Russian Concert and Cuisine—3 to 6 p.m. at the Dalton Center, hosted by the Kalamazoo Russian Cultural Association. The concert will feature the University of Wisconsin Russian Folk Orchestra. $35 for adults, $15 for students.

Monday, November 4

  • Study Abroad Information Session—12 to 1 p.m. in 2425 Ellsworth Hall, hosted by WMU Study Abroad. Information sessions are the first step for students interested in study abroad programs. No appointment required; free. 
  • CELCIS conversation circle—1:30 to 2:30 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, November 5

  • Study Abroad Information Session—11 a.m. to Noon the Bernhard Center Global Lounge, hosted by WMU Study Abroad. Information sessions are the first step for students interested in study abroad programs. No appointment required; free. 
  • CELCIS conversation circle—1:30 to 2:30 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.
  • Kalamazoo Islamic Center Campus and Community Visit—4 p.m. at Waldo Library, hosted by the Department of Comparative Religion, the Kalamazoo Islamic Center and the WMU Muslim Association. Join WMU students, faculty and staff as well as community members in a walk to the nearby Kalamazoo Islamic Center for an educational event. Free.

Wednesday, November 6

  • Study Abroad Information Session Walk-Ins—8 to 11:30 a.m. in 2425 Ellsworth Hall, hosted by WMU Study Abroad. Information sessions are the first step for students interested in study abroad programs. No appointment required; free. 
  • "Religious Pluralism in Ukraine and the Midwest" research brief series—3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in 3025 Brown Hall, hosted by the Global and International Studies Program. The talk will be given by Dr. Vyacheslav (Slava) Karpov, professor of sociology. Free.
  • Ethics Lecture Series—6 p.m. in the Brown & Gold Room, Berhnard Center, hosted by the WMU Center for the Study of Ethics in the Society.“Populism, Social Media and Democratic Participation” lecture will be delivered by Anna Popkova, WMU professor of communication and Taylor Koopman, master's student in the school of communication. Free.

Thursday, November 7

  • Study Abroad Information Session—3 to 4 p.m. in 2425 Ellsworth Hall, hosted by WMU Study Abroad. Information sessions are the first step for students interested in study abroad programs. No appointment required; free. 

Friday, November 8

  • Study Abroad Information Session—10 to 11 a.m. in 2425 Ellsworth Hall, hosted by WMU Study Abroad. Information sessions are the first step for students interested in study abroad programs. No appointment required; free. 
  • "Resilience: African American Artists As Agents of Change" exhibition—11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts (KIA), 435 W South St., Kalamazoo, hosted by the KIA. The exhibition features more than 60 paintings, photographs, works on paper, and sculpture from KIA collection. Free.
  • Study Abroad Information Session—3 to 4 p.m. in 2425 Ellsworth Hall, hosted by WMU Study Abroad. Information sessions are the first step for students interested in study abroad programs. No appointment required; free. 
  • Japanese language-lessons for teens—5 p.m. in 2110 Sangren Hall, hosted by the Soga Japan Center. Language lessons are for beginners in middle and high school. $60 for four lessons; registration required.
  • Real Talk Diversity Series: "Race Talk Workshop"—5:30 to 9 p.m. in the Adrian Trimpe Multicultural Center, hosted by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. The event features a panel comprised of individuals who will share their narratives of racial socialization, as well as instruction by Dawnielle Simmons, founder of Racial Literacy Advocates. Free.

Saturday, November 9

Sunday, November 10

Monday, November 11

  • International Education Week—Nov. 11 to 17, hosted by the Haenicke Institute for Global Education and the U.S. Department of State. Join for a full week of programming that celebrates international education. Free. 
  • Study Abroad Information Session—12 to 1 p.m. in 2425 Ellsworth Hall, hosted by WMU Study Abroad. Information sessions are the first step for students interested in study abroad programs. No appointment required; free. 
  • CELCIS conversation circle—1:30 to 2:30 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, November 12

  • International Education Week—Nov. 11 to 17, hosted by the Haenicke Institute for Global Education and the U.S. Department of State. Join for a full week of programming that celebrates international education. Free. 
  • Study Abroad Information Session—11 a.m. to Noon the Bernhard Center Global Lounge, hosted by WMU Study Abroad. Information sessions are the first step for students interested in study abroad programs. No appointment required; free. 
  • CELCIS conversation circle—1:30 to 2:30 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, November 13

  • International Education Week—Nov. 11 to 17, hosted by the Haenicke Institute for Global Education and the U.S. Department of State. Join for a full week of programming that celebrates international education. Free.
  • Study Abroad Information Session Walk-Ins—8 to 11:30 a.m. in 2425 Ellsworth Hall, hosted by WMU Study Abroad. Information sessions are the first step for students interested in study abroad programs. No appointment required; free. 

Thursday, November 14

  • International Education Week—Nov. 11 to 17, hosted by the Haenicke Institute for Global Education and the U.S. Department of State. Join for a full week of programming that celebrates international education. Free.
  • Study Abroad Information Session—3 to 4 p.m. in 2425 Ellsworth Hall, hosted by WMU Study Abroad. Information sessions are the first step for students interested in study abroad programs. No appointment required; free. 

Friday, November 15

  • International Education Week—Nov. 11 to 17, hosted by the Haenicke Institute for Global Education and the U.S. Department of State. Join for a full week of programming that celebrates international education. Free.
  • Study Abroad Information Session—10 to 11 a.m. in 2425 Ellsworth Hall, hosted by WMU Study Abroad. Information sessions are the first step for students interested in study abroad programs. No appointment required; free. 
  • Study Abroad Information Session—3 to 4 p.m. in 2425 Ellsworth Hall, hosted by WMU Study Abroad. Information sessions are the first step for students interested in study abroad programs. No appointment required; free. 
  • "How To Be An Antiracist" talk—4 p.m. in 2452 Knauss Hall, hosted by the Center for Humanities and the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. The talk will be given by New York Times bestselling author Ibram X. Kendi and will be followed by a theatrical production of "Gem of the Ocean" at Shaw Theatre. Free; ticket required for "Gem of the Ocean."
  • Japanese language-lessons for teens—5 p.m. in 2110 Sangren Hall, hosted by the Soga Japan Center. Language lessons are for beginners in middle and high school. $60 for four lessons; registration required.
  • "Gem of the Ocean" production—7:30 p.m. in the Shaw Theatre, hosted by the Shaw Theatre. "Gem of the Ocean" is the ninth work in August Wilson's ten-play cycle recording the American Black experience. Tickets start at $18. 

Saturday, November 16

  • International Education Week—Nov. 11 to 17, hosted by the Haenicke Institute for Global Education and the U.S. Department of State. Join for a full week of programming that celebrates international education. Free.

Sunday, November 17

  • International Education Week—Nov. 11 to 17, hosted by the Haenicke Institute for Global Education and the U.S. Department of State. Join for a full week of programming that celebrates international education. Free.

Monday, November 18

  • Study Abroad Information Session—12 to 1 p.m. in 2425 Ellsworth Hall, hosted by WMU Study Abroad. Information sessions are the first step for students interested in study abroad programs. No appointment required; free. 
  • CELCIS conversation circle1:30 to 2:30 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, November 19

  • Study Abroad Information Session—11 a.m. to Noon the Bernhard Center Global Lounge, hosted by WMU Study Abroad. Information sessions are the first step for students interested in study abroad programs. No appointment required; free. 
  • CELCIS conversation circle—1:30 to 2:30 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, November 20

  • Study Abroad Information Session Walk-Ins—8 to 11:30 a.m. in 2425 Ellsworth Hall, hosted by WMU Study Abroad. Information sessions are the first step for students interested in study abroad programs. No appointment required; free. 
  • "Resilience: African American Artists As Agents of Change" exhibition—11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts (KIA), 435 W South St., Kalamazoo, hosted by the KIA. The exhibition features more than 60 paintings, photographs, works on paper, and sculpture from KIA collection. Free.
  • Tara meditation—6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at The People's church, 1758 N. 10th St., Kalamazoo, room 9,  hosted by Jewel Heart.Tara is the beloved female version of Buddha, famed for quickening compassion, healing and success for practitioners and their loved ones. This ongoing practices are holding in the third Wednesday of each month from February 20 to December 19. Free.

Thursday, November 21

  • Study Abroad Information Session—3 to 4 p.m. in 2425 Ellsworth Hall, hosted by WMU Study Abroad. Information sessions are the first step for students interested in study abroad programs. No appointment required; free. 
  • Real Talk Diversity Series: "Identity, Privilege and Power Workshop"—6 to 8 p.m. in the Adrian Trimpe Multicultural Center, hosted by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. This participatory workshop provides a critical foundation for the campus community to engage in learning and dialogue around the ways in which our individual identities are positioned within broader social systems and structures. Free.
  • "Gem of the Ocean" production—7:30 p.m. in the Shaw Theatre, hosted by the Shaw Theatre. "Gem of the Ocean" is the ninth work in August Wilson's ten-play cycle recording the American Black experience. Tickets start at $18. 

Friday, November 22

  • Study Abroad Information Session—10 to 11 a.m. in 2425 Ellsworth Hall, hosted by WMU Study Abroad. Information sessions are the first step for students interested in study abroad programs. No appointment required; free. 
  • Study Abroad Information Session—3 to 4 p.m. in 2425 Ellsworth Hall, hosted by WMU Study Abroad. Information sessions are the first step for students interested in study abroad programs. No appointment required; free. 
  • Japanese language-lessons for teens—5 p.m. in 2110 Sangren Hall, hosted by the Soga Japan Center. Language lessons are for beginners in middle and high school. $60 for four lessons; registration required.
  • Ethics Lecture Series—5 p.m. in room 157, Berhnard Center, hosted by the WMU Center for the Study of Ethics in the Society. “Responsibility in Shared Action" lecture will be delivered by Saba Bazargan-Forward, professor of philosophy, University of California, San Diego. Free.

Saturday, November 23

Sunday, November 24

  • "Where We Stand: Black Artists in Southwest Michigan" exhibition—11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts (KIA), 435 W South St., Kalamazoo, hosted by the KIA. The exhibition focuses on the creativity of Black artists working regionally, while reflecting the cultural richness of our area. Free.
  • "Gem of the Ocean" production—2 p.m. in the Shaw Theatre, hosted by the Shaw Theatre. "Gem of the Ocean" is the ninth work in August Wilson's ten-play cycle recording the American Black experience. Tickets start at $18. 

Monday, November 25

  • Study Abroad Information Session—12 to 1 p.m. in 2425 Ellsworth Hall, hosted by WMU Study Abroad. Information sessions are the first step for students interested in study abroad programs. No appointment required; free. 
  • CELCIS conversation circle—1:30 to 2:30 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, November 26

  • Study Abroad Information Session—11 a.m. to Noon the Bernhard Center Global Lounge, hosted by WMU Study Abroad. Information sessions are the first step for students interested in study abroad programs. No appointment required; free. 
  • CELCIS conversation circle—1:30 to 2:30 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, November 27

  • Study Abroad Information Session Walk-Ins—8 to 11:30 a.m. in 2425 Ellsworth Hall, hosted by WMU Study Abroad. Information sessions are the first step for students interested in study abroad programs. No appointment required; free. 
  • CELCIS conversation circle—1:30 to 2:30 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.

December 2019

Monday, December 2

  • Study Abroad Information Session—12 to 1 p.m. in 2425 Ellsworth Hall, hosted by WMU Study Abroad. Information sessions are the first step for students interested in study abroad programs. No appointment required; free. 
  • CELCIS conversation circle—1:30 to 2:30 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, December 3

  • Study Abroad Information Session—11 a.m. to Noon the Bernhard Center Global Lounge, hosted by WMU Study Abroad. Information sessions are the first step for students interested in study abroad programs. No appointment required; free. 
  • CELCIS conversation circle—1:30 to 2:30 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, December 4

  • Study Abroad Information Session Walk-Ins—8 to 11:30 a.m. in 2425 Ellsworth Hall, hosted by WMU Study Abroad. Information sessions are the first step for students interested in study abroad programs. No appointment required; free. 
  • CELCIS conversation circle—1:30 to 2:30 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.

Thursday, December 5

  • Study Abroad Information Session—3 to 4 p.m. in 2425 Ellsworth Hall, hosted by WMU Study Abroad. Information sessions are the first step for students interested in study abroad programs. No appointment required; free. 

Friday, December 6

  • Study Abroad Information Session—10 to 11 a.m. in 2425 Ellsworth Hall, hosted by WMU Study Abroad. Information sessions are the first step for students interested in study abroad programs. No appointment required; free. 
  • Study Abroad Information Session—3 to 4 p.m. in 2425 Ellsworth Hall, hosted by WMU Study Abroad. Information sessions are the first step for students interested in study abroad programs. No appointment required; free. 

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