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August

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Monday, Aug. 31

September

Monday, Sept. 7

U.S. Labor Day - No classes. WMU offices closed except for essential and emergency services.

Tuesday, Sept. 8

Fall classes begin

Thursday, Sept. 10

  • Social—Global and International Studies Program Fall Kick-Off, for current and new global studies majors and minors, Moore Hall second floor, 12:30 to 2 p.m. Free.

Friday, Sept. 11

  • Communities in Schools—informational meeting about volunteering to help offer Japanese cultural programs for area K-12 students, 11 a.m. to noon, in 4560 Sangren Hall. Information.

Wednesday, Sept. 23

  • Raise Your Voice — Lecture,"Know Your Nine," Wagatwe Wanjuki, 7 p.m. in Sangren Hall room 1920.

Thursday Sept. 24

  • Real Talk Diversity Series — "Unraveling the Knot of Race," 6:30 to 8 p.m. in WMU's Multicultural Center in the Adrian Trimpe Building.

Wednesday, Sept. 23

  • Real Talk Diversity Series — "Why Comics? Why Mice? A Discussion Series on the Visual Representation of the Holocaust in Art Spiegelman's Maus," 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in WMU's Multicultural Center in the Adrian Trimpe Building, refreshments provided.

Saturday, Sept. 26

  • China Festival at WMU—Food from local Chinese restaurants, ping pong tournaments, raffle and performances, Noon to 5 p.m. in WMU's Student Recreation Center. Free admission and parking.

Wednesday, Sept. 30

  • Real Talk Diversity Series — "Why Comics? Why Mice? A Discussion Series on the Visual Representation of the Holocaust in Art Spiegelman's Maus," 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in WMU's Multicultural Center in the Adrian Trimpe Building, refreshments provided.
  • Human Trafficking in Our Own Backyard—Panel discussion featuring local and global experts. 12:30 p.m., 201 Bernhard Center.
  • Real Talk Diversity Series — "Breaking Chains: From Gang to Graduation," 5 to 6:30 p.m. in WMU'st Bernhard Center Ballroom. At the conclusion of the event, participants may stay for round table discussions during which time pizza will be served.

October 

 Wednesday, Oct. 7

  • Real Talk Diversity Series — "Why Comics? Why Mice? A Discussion Series on the Visual Representation of the Holocaust in Aart Spiegelman's Maus," 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in WMU's Multicultural Center in the Adrian Trimpe Building, refreshments provided.
  • Raise Your Voice — Lecture,"Hearing Voices:Re/collecting a Femicide," Gail Griffin, noon in Lee College of Honors Lounge.

Thursday, Oct. 8

  • Lecture—"The Age of the Pill," Dr. Martha Bailey, noon to 1:30 p.m. in Lee Honors Lee College Lounge. Information 

Friday, Oct. 9

  • Japanese language workshop for teens—practice Japanese language skills. 4 to 4:45 p.m. in 2045 Brown Hall. $50 for five Friday lessons beginning on October 9th. Open to middle and high school students. For more information, contact: michiko.yoshimoto@wmich.edu

Friday, Oct. 16

  • Japanese language workshop for teens—practice Japanese language skills. 4 to 4:45 p.m. in 2045 Brown Hall. $50 for five Friday lessons beginning on October 9th. Open to middle and high school students. For more information, contact: michiko.yoshimoto@wmich.edu

Sunday, Oct. 18 

  • Raise Your Voice — Lecture,"(Un)welcome: an Exploration of Sexual Violence and Self Empowerment," 7:30 p.m. in York Arena, Gilmore Theater Complex.

Thursday, Oct. 22 

  • Raise Your Voice — Lecture,"Violence and Silence: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How all Men can Help," Jackson Katz, 7 p.m. in Knauss Hall room 2452.

Friday, Oct. 23

  • Japanese language workshop for teens—practice Japanese language skills. 4 to 4:45 p.m. in 2045 Brown Hall. $50 for five Friday lessons beginning on October 9th. Open to middle and high school students. For more information, contact: michiko.yoshimoto@wmich.edu

Tuesday, Oct. 27

  • Real Talk Diversity Series — "Food Prisons: A Musical Play About Body Image," in WMU's Multicultural Center in the Adrian Trimpe Building, refreshments provided.

Friday, Oct. 30

  • Japanese language workshop for teens—practice Japanese language skills. 4 to 4:45 p.m. in 2045 Brown Hall. $50 for five Friday lessons beginning on October 9th. Open to middle and high school students. For more information, contact: michiko.yoshimoto@wmich.edu

November

Friday, Nov. 6

  • Japanese language workshop for teens—practice Japanese language skills. 4 to 4:45 p.m. in 2045 Brown Hall. $50 for five Friday lessons beginning on October 9th. Open to middle and high school students. For more information, contact: michiko.yoshimoto@wmich.edu
  • Raise Your Voice — "An Evening with Gloria Steinem," Gloria Steinem, 7:30 p.m. in Miller Auditorium.

Tuesday, Nov. 10

  • Real Talk Diversity Series — "Hidden Disabilities: ADHD, Learning Disabilities, and the College Experience," 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Multicultural Center in the Adrian Trimpe Building, refreshments provided.

Tuesday, Nov. 17

  • Real Talk Diversity Series — "Trans*, Gender Nonconforming, and Gender Creative Lived Experiences,"6:30 to 8 p.m. in WMU's Multicultural Center in the Adrian Trimpe Building, refreshments provided.

February

Tuesday, Feb. 16

  • Real Talk Diversity Series — "Hidden Disabilities: Mental Health and The College Experience," 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Multicultural Center in the Adrian Trimpe Building, refreshments provided.

Wednesday, Feb. 24

  • Real Talk Diversity Series — "Identifying Anti- (Fill in the Blank) Narratives in Our Media," 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Multicultural Center in the Adrian Trimpe Building, refreshments provided.

March

Tuesday, March 8

  • Real Talk Diversity Series — "Start Smart: Negotiating Your Salary and Closing the Gender Pay Gap," 6 to 8 p.m. in the Multicultural Center in the Adrian Trimpe Building, refreshments provided.

April

Tuesday, April 12

  • Real Talk Diversity Series — "Stand Up: Short Play Addressing Privilege and Oppression," 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Multicultural Center in the Adrian Trimpe Building, refreshments provided.