Global Events and Newsletter

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January 2020

Monday, January 13

  • 1917 film screening—10:45 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:45 p.m., 4:10 p.m., 5:55 p.m., 6:50 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.  at Celebration Cinemas, 6600 Ring Road, Portage, hosted by the Kalamazoo Film Society. During World War I, two British soldiers receive seemingly impossible orders. Tickets start at $7. 
  • CELCIS Conversation Circles (women only)—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 international students for conversational English practice. Free. 

Tuesday, January 14

  • Study Abroad Information Session—8 to 9 a.m. in 2425 Ellsworth Hall, hosted by WMU Study Abroad. Stop in for an informal discussion about the study abroad process, no appointment necessary! Free.
  • Study Abroad Expo (CAS)—11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the second floor lobby of Brown Hall, hosted by WMU Study Abroad and the College of Arts and Sciences. The expo will highlight short-term, faculty-led study abroad program options for students. Free.
  • CELCIS Conversation Circles—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 international students for conversational English practice. Free. 

Wednesday, January 15

  • Study Abroad Information Session—8 to 9 a.m. and 10 to 11 a.m. in 2425 Ellsworth Hall, hosted by WMU Study Abroad. Stop in for an informal discussion about the study abroad process, no appointment necessary! Free. 

Thursday, January 16

  • Study Abroad Expo (CHHS)—11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the CHHS Atrium, hosted by WMU Study Abroad and the College of Health and Human Services. The expo will highlight short-term, faculty-led study abroad program options for students. Free.
  • Study Abroad Information Session—2 to 3 p.m. in 2425 Ellsworth Hall, hosted by WMU Study Abroad. Stop in for an informal discussion about the study abroad process, no appointment necessary! Free. 
  • Global Hop—4 to 6 p.m. in the Global Kitchen and Lounge in Hadley Hall, hosted by International Student Activities. Global Hops are a celebration of global engagement for domestic and international students that always include food from around the world. Free.

Friday, January 17

  • Study Abroad Information Session—10 to 11 a.m. in 2425 Ellsworth Hall, hosted by WMU Study Abroad. Stop in for an informal discussion about the study abroad process, no appointment necessary! Free.

Monday, January 20

  • "Truth Power: Misinformation and the Threat to Inclusive Democracy" teach-in—11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Room 210 of the Bernhard Student Center, hosted as a part of Martin Luther King Day Jr. Celebration 2020. The teach-in will feature brief presentations on current topics related to equity and justice, combined with opportunities for networking of students, faculty, community members and justice-centered non-profit organizations. Free.

Tuesday, January 21

  • Study Abroad Information Session—8 to 9 a.m. in 2425 Ellsworth Hall, hosted by WMU Study Abroad. Stop in for an informal discussion about the study abroad process, no appointment necessary! Free.
  • CELCIS Conversation Circles—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 international students for conversational English practice. Free. 

Wednesday, January 22

  • Study Abroad Information Session—8 to 9 a.m. and 10 to 11 a.m. in 2425 Ellsworth Hall, hosted by WMU Study Abroad. Stop in for an informal discussion about the study abroad process, no appointment necessary! Free.
  • "A Refugee Girl's Journey Toward Healing" lecture—11 a.m. in Room 4240 at Kalamazoo Valley Community College, 6767 W O Ave., Kalamazoo, hosted as a part of Martin Luther King Day Jr. Celebration 2020. The lecture will feature Mee Moua a U.S. American politician and former president of the Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC). Free.
  • CELCIS Conversation Circles—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 international students for conversational English practice. Free. 

Thursday, January 23

  • Study Abroad Expo (CEHD)—11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Sangren Hall Atrium, hosted by WMU Study Abroad and the College of Education and Human Development. The expo will highlight short-term, faculty-led study abroad program options for students. Free.
  • Study Abroad Information Session—2 to 3 p.m. in 2425 Ellsworth Hall, hosted by WMU Study Abroad. Stop in for an informal discussion about the study abroad process, no appointment necessary! Free. 

Friday, January 24

Saturday, January 25

  • Chinese New Year Gala—7 p.m. at the Chenery Auditorium, hosted by the Confucius Institute at WMU and the Chinese Association of Greater Kalamazoo. The gala will celebrate the lunar year of the Rat and will feature stage performances, cultural activities and food. Tickets start at $8.

Monday, January 27

  • Study Abroad Information Session—10 to 11 a.m. in 2425 Ellsworth Hall, hosted by WMU Study Abroad. Stop in for an informal discussion about the study abroad process, no appointment necessary! Free.
  • CELCIS Conversation Circles (women only)—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 international students for conversational English practice. Free.
  • Justice Art Competition—4:30 p.m. at Linden Grove Middle School, 4241 Arboretum Parkway, Kalamazoo, hosted by WMU and Kalamazoo Public School District as a part of Martin Luther King Day Jr. Celebration 2020. The art competition features original student artwork that honors Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy. Free.

Tuesday, January 28

  • Study Abroad Information Session—8 to 9 a.m. in 2425 Ellsworth Hall, hosted by WMU Study Abroad. Stop in for an informal discussion about the study abroad process, no appointment necessary! Free.
  • CELCIS Conversation Circles—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 international students for conversational English practice. Free. 

Wednesday, January 29

  • Study Abroad Information Session—8 to 9 a.m. and 10 to 11 a.m. in 2425 Ellsworth Hall, hosted by WMU Study Abroad. Stop in for an informal discussion about the study abroad process, no appointment necessary! Free.
  • CELCIS Conversation Circles—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 international students for conversational English practice. Free. 

Thursday, January 30

Friday, January 31

February 2020

Sunday, February 2

  • Japanese Ceramics Guided Tour —2 p.m. at The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. With admission, $5/$2 for students/free for members and youth through age 12. 

Monday, February 3

  • Study Abroad Information Session—10 to 11 a.m. in 2425 Ellsworth Hall, hosted by WMU Study Abroad. Stop in for an informal discussion about the study abroad process, no appointment necessary! Free.
  • CELCIS Conversation Circles (women only)—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 international students for conversational English practice. Free.

Tuesday, February 4

  • CELCIS Conversation Circles—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 international students for conversational English practice. Free. 

Wednesday, February 5

  • CELCIS Conversation Circles—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 international students for conversational English practice. Free. 

Friday, February 7

  • Chinese Lantern Festival at Art Hop—5 to 8 p.m. at the Epic Center, 359 S. Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, hosted by the Confucius Institute at WMU, the Chinese Association of Greater Kalamazoo and the Kalamazoo Chinese Academy. Part of Art Hop, the festival will celebrate the lunar year of the Rat. Free.  

Monday, February 10

  • Study Abroad Information Session—10 to 11 a.m. in 2425 Ellsworth Hall, hosted by WMU Study Abroad. Stop in for an informal discussion about the study abroad process, no appointment necessary! Free.
  • CELCIS Conversation Circles (women only)—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 international students for conversational English practice. Free.

Tuesday, February 11

  • CELCIS Conversation Circles—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 international students for conversational English practice. Free.

Wednesday, February 12

  • "Body Diversity Dialogue" real talk diversity series—noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Multicultural Center in the Adrian Trimpe Building, hosted by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. This participatory dialogue will feature the critical topic of body diversity, which centers the historically marginalized, and is distinguished from 'body positivity'. Free.
  • CELCIS Conversation Circles—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 international students for conversational English practice. Free.

Monday, February 17

  • Study Abroad Information Session—10 to 11 a.m. in 2425 Ellsworth Hall, hosted by WMU Study Abroad. Stop in for an informal discussion about the study abroad process, no appointment necessary! Free.
  • CELCIS Conversation Circles (women only)—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 international students for conversational English practice. Free.

Tuesday, February 18

  • CELCIS Conversation Circles—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 international students for conversational English practice. Free.

Wednesday, February 19

  • CELCIS Conversation Circles—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 international students for conversational English practice. Free.
  • "The Courage to Create" poetry celebration—4 p.m. in the Trimpe Multicultural Center in the Adrian Trimpe Building, hosted as a part of Martin Luther King Day Jr. Celebration 2020. 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. Free.
  • ¡Hola! Hello!—6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Washington Square Kalamazoo Library Branch. For English speakers who want to practice Spanish and Spanish speakers who want to practice English.

Thursday, February 20

  • Global Hop—4 to 6 p.m. in the Global Kitchen and Lounge in Hadley Hall, hosted by International Student Activities. Global Hops are a celebration of global engagement for domestic and international students that always include food from around the world. Free.

Monday, February 24

  • CELCIS Conversation Circles (women only)—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 international students for conversational English practice. Free.

Tuesday, February 25

  • CELCIS Conversation Circles—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 international students for conversational English practice. Free.

Wednesday, February 26

  • CELCIS Conversation Circles—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 international students for conversational English practice. Free.

March 2020

Sunday, March 1

Monday, March 9

  • CELCIS Conversation Circles (women only)—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 international students for conversational English practice. Free.

Tuesday, March 10

  • CELCIS Conversation Circles—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 international students for conversational English practice. Free.

Wednesday, March 11

  • CELCIS Conversation Circles—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 international students for conversational English practice. Free.

Monday, March 16

  • CELCIS Conversation Circles (women only)—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 international students for conversational English practice. Free.

Tuesday, March 17

  • CELCIS Conversation Circles—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 international students for conversational English practice. Free.

Wednesday, March 18

  • "Equity: What does it look like?" real talk diversity series—noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Multicultural Center in the Adrian Trimpe Building, hosted by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Join the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and campus partners in engaging in a critical and challenging dialogue around the topic of equity. Free.
  • CELCIS Conversation Circles—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 international students for conversational English practice. Free.

Friday, March 20

Sunday, March 22

  • Japanese Ceramics Guided Tour —2 p.m. at The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. With admission, $5/$2 for students/free for members and youth through age 12. 

Monday, March 23

  • CELCIS Conversation Circles (women only)—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 international students for conversational English practice. Free.

Tuesday, March 24

  • CELCIS Conversation Circles—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 international students for conversational English practice. Free.

Wednesday, March 25

  • CELCIS Conversation Circles—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 international students for conversational English practice. Free.

Sunday, March 29

  • International Festival—4 to 8 p.m. on the second floor of the Bernhard Student Center, hosted by the Haenicke Institute for Global Education. Take a trip around the world—without leaving Michigan—to enjoy some of the music, foods, fashions and traditional dances of many cultures. Free; nominal fee for food.

Monday, March 30

  • CELCIS Conversation Circles (women only)—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 international students for conversational English practice. Free.

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