Events and Activities

Fall 2021 one-time events and activities

"Release Your Inner Superstar"

Date: Thursday, Oct. 28
Time: 5 to 6 p.m.
Location: Zoom 
Description: Are you ready to release your inner superstar? Looking to strengthen skills on how to stand out in all areas of life? This event brings opportunities for professional development and success. Join WMU Mentoring with Success Program and MLK Academy in our virtual workshop next Thursday, Oct. 28 from 5 to 6:30 p.m via Zoom. You don’t want to miss the chance to win a free target gift card, do you?

"Build Your Success Network"

Date: Thursday, Nov. 11
Time: 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Location: Zoom 
Description: Who’s in your corner? Have you developed a supportive network for academic success? This event brings opportunities for skill development, breaking down barriers to academic success through engaging a peer network! You don’t want to miss the chance to win a free Target gift card do you? Join WMU Mentoring with Success Program and MLK Academy in our virtual workshop on Thursday, Nov. 11 from 5 to 6:30 p.m via Zoom. Register here before attending.

"Developing Healthy Mechanisms in a Virtual World"

Date: Thursday, Dec. 2
Time: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Location: Room 105, Bernhard Center
Description: Are you an expert when it comes to navigating your world virtually? How has our new virtual world shaped your outlook? Are you staying motivated? Join the MLK Academy and the Mentoring for Success Program for another collaborative event centered around developing tips for success while navigating virtual times! Just because the pandemic has limited opportunities for in-person connection doesn't mean that our ability to succeed has been limited. Please join us on Thursday, Dec. 2, at 5:30 p.m. IN PERSON in the Bernhard Center’s room 105 for hot food, cold beverages, and an opportunity to win a $50 gift card to Target! This is an event you don’t want to miss. Register here before attending.

Fall 2021 recurring events

Math and Science Study Tables

(No session during fall break from Wednesday, Oct. 20 to Friday, Oct. 22, 2021; no session during Thanksgiving break from Wednesday, Nov. 24 to Friday, Nov. 26)
Tuesdays: noon to 1 p.m. on Webex (Please check the Mentoring for Success Program Instagram before each session for login information.)
Thursdays: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in 212 Bernhard Center 
Description: Open study hours for all MLK Academy, DSS, Kalamazoo Promise, MI GEAR UP, and TRiO SSP participants, led by Mentoring for Success Program academic mentors. Also open to students affiliated with ODI and LBGT Student Services who meet the eligibility requirements. Please register here before attending your first session. Mentoring for Success Program academic mentors will be available to provide tutoring and answer questions. At the end of the semester, a $25 or $50 WMU Bookstore gift card or Target gift card will be awarded to the participants with the highest attendance.

Business Study Tables

(No session during fall break from Wednesday, Oct. 20 to Friday, Oct. 22, 2021; no session during Thanksgiving break from Wednesday, Nov. 24 to Friday, Nov. 26)
Mondays: 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Webex (Please check the Mentoring for Success Program Instagram before each session for login information.)
Tuesdays: 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in 212 Bernhard Center 
Description: Open study hours for all MLK Academy, DSS, Kalamazoo Promise, MI GEAR UP, and TRiO SSP participants, led by Mentoring for Success Program academic mentors. Also open to students affiliated with ODI and LBGT Student Services who meet the eligibility requirements. Please register here before attending your first session. Mentoring for Success Program academic mentors will be available to provide tutoring and answer questions. At the end of the semester, a $25 or $50 WMU Bookstore gift card or Target gift card will be awarded to the participants with the highest attendance. 

Social Sciences Study Tables

(No session during fall break from Wednesday, Oct. 20 to Friday, Oct. 22, 2021; no session during Thanksgiving break from Wednesday, Nov. 24 to Friday, Nov. 26)
Subjects: ART, GIST, GWS, HIST, LANG, REL, PSY
Day and Times: Thursdays, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Webex (Please check the Mentoring for Success Program Instagram before each session for login information.)
Description: Open study hours for all MLK Academy, DSS, Kalamazoo Promise, MI GEAR UP, and TRiO SSP participants, led by Mentoring for Success Program academic mentors. Also open to students affiliated with ODI and LBGT Student Services who meet the eligibility requirements. Please register here before attending your first session. Mentoring for Success Program academic mentors will be available to provide tutoring and answer questions. At the end of the semester, a $25 or $50 WMU Bookstore gift card or Target gift card will be awarded to the participants with the highest attendance. 

Spring 2022 one-time events and activities

 

Spring 2022 recurring events

Math and Science Study Tables

(No session during spring recess from Monday, March 7 to Friday, March 11, 2022)
Mondays: 4 to 5 p.m. in 205 Bernhard Center (except Monday, Feb. 21 in Faculty Dining Room on the first floor of the Bernhard Center)
Thursdays: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in 205 Bernhard Center
Description: Open study hours for all MLK Academy, DSS, Kalamazoo Promise, MI GEAR UP, and TRiO SSP participants, led by Mentoring for Success Program academic mentors. Also open to students affiliated with ODI and LBGT Student Services who meet the eligibility requirements. Please register here before attending your first session. Mentoring for Success Program academic mentors will be available to provide tutoring and answer questions. At the end of the semester, a $25 or $50 WMU Bookstore or Target gift card will be awarded to the participants with the highest attendance. 

Business Study Tables

(No session during spring recess from Monday, March 7 to Friday, March 11, 2022)
Tuesdays: 11 a.m. to noon on Webex (Please check the Mentoring for Success Program Instagram before each session for login information.)
Wednesdays: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in 205 Bernhard Center
Description: Open study hours for all MLK Academy, DSS, Kalamazoo Promise, MI GEAR UP, and TRiO SSP participants, led by Mentoring for Success Program academic mentors. Also open to students affiliated with ODI and LBGT Student Services who meet the eligibility requirements. Please register here before attending your first session. Mentoring for Success Program academic mentors will be available to provide tutoring and answer questions. At the end of the semester, a $25 or $50 WMU Bookstore or Target gift card will be awarded to the participants with the highest attendance. 

Social Sciences Study Tables

(No session during spring recess from Monday, March 7 to Friday, March 11, 2022)
Subjects: TBD
Day and Times: Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to noon
Location: Webex (Please check the Mentoring for Success Program Instagram before each session for login information.)
Description: Open study hours for all MLK Academy, DSS, Kalamazoo Promise, MI GEAR UP, and TRiO SSP participants, led by Mentoring for Success Program academic mentors. Also open to students affiliated with ODI and LBGT Student Services who meet the eligibility requirements. Please register here before attending your first session. Mentoring for Success Program academic mentors will be available to provide tutoring and answer questions. At the end of the semester, a $25 or $50 WMU Bookstore or Target gift card will be awarded to the participants with the highest attendance. 

Other events and activities

(Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these events may not take place during the 2020-21 or 2021-22 academic year.)

Additionally, the MLK Academy and Multicultural Affairs for Students offer diverse programming including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Black History Month—The department works closely with registered student organizations to host a series of events held in February to provide students with a rich, culturally diverse experience and to celebrate and acknowledge the contributions of African Americans.
  • Celebrations—The MLK Academy celebrates and recognizes program participants throughout the academic year with a variety of social and academic events.
  • Homecoming—The Multicultural Review is one of the Multicultural Affairs for Students' annual homecoming events; it is a recognition and celebration of the diversity of cultures at WMU. The event is designed to showcase the many talents of the student body. The showcase usually consists of singing, dancing, poetry or spoken word, skits, art displays, synchronized stepping, and various presentations of talent. The event has been well-attended since its inception in 2001 and is highly anticipated by the student body.
  • Hispanic Heritage Month—A series of events are held in September and October to provide students with a rich, culturally diverse experience and to celebrate the success and accomplishments of Hispanics.
  • University-wide programming—Academy participants take part in a variety of campus-wide collaborative, diverse programming.