Events

FALL 2019 events

Multicultural Meet and Greet

Date: Monday, Sept. 9
Time: 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Second Floor, Bernhard Center
Description: The Multicultural Meet and Greet is an orientation that encourages sense of belonging for students of color at WMU and in the greater Kalamazoo community. The event intends to increase retention and graduation rates for WMU students of color through coordinated efforts and college and community collaboration. For more information, please visit the Multicultural Meet and Greet event page.

Multicultural Review

Date: Monday, Oct. 7
Time: 6 p.m. (Doors open at 5:30 p.m.)
Location: Miller Auditorium
Description: The Multicultural Review is one of the largest events held on campus during homecoming week.  Western students display their talents in poetry reading, music, dancing, and much more. This program attracts a large and diverse audience including members of the Kalamazoo Community. The deadline to participate is Wednesday, Sept. 23. Contact Sherrie Fuller for more information.

Annual Commemorative MONTHS

Hispanic Heritage Month: September 15 to October 15
National Hispanic Heritage Month is the period from September 15 to October 15 when people recognize the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrate the group's heritage and culture.

Native American Heritage Month: November
Native American Heritage Month, or American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month, in November is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the contributions of Native people.

Black History Month: February
Black History Month is an annual observance every February in the United States for remembrance of important people and events in the history of the African diaspora.

Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month: May
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, observed in May every year, is a month to celebrate and pay tribute to the contributions generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders have made to American history, society, and culture.