Take advantage of global engagement opportunities in February

Contact: Raine Kuch

WMU campus winter view.KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Western Michigan University and the extended Kalamazoo community will offer numerous global engagement opportunities in December. Highlights include book clubs, a Diversity and Inclusion Conference and programs honoring Black History Month. 

Opportunities to get globally engaged are published weekly online by WMU's Haenicke Institute for Global Education.

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February 2019

Friday, February 8

Monday, February 11

Tuesday, February 12

  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 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.
  • Stages to the Path of Enlightenment—7 to 8:30 at the People's Church, 1758 N. 10th St., Kalamazoo, room 9. hosted by Jewel Heart. The Lam Rim (Stages on the Path to Enlightenment) is an organized compilation of the Buddha’s teaching meant to lead students on a graded path to spiritual fulfillment. In the class we examine the various steps through presentation, discussion and guided meditation. Free.

Wednesday, February 13

  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the fourth-floor reception area of Ellsworth hall, 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.

Friday, February 15

Saturday, February 16

Sunday, February 17

Monday, February 18

Tuesday, February 19

  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 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.
  • Stages to the Path of Enlightenment—7 to 8:30 at the People's Church, 1758 N. 10th St., Kalamazoo, room 9. hosted by Jewel Heart. The Lam Rim (Stages on the Path to Enlightenment) is an organized compilation of the Buddha’s teaching meant to lead students on a graded path to spiritual fulfillment. In the class we examine the various steps through presentation, discussion and guided meditation. Free.

Wednesday, February 20

  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the fourth-floor reception area of Ellsworth hall, 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.
  • The Courage to Create, poetry celebration—4 p.m. at the WMU Multicultural Center in the Adrian Trimpe Building, hosted by the WMU Office of Diversity and Inclusion. 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. Must be nominated to compete. 

Thursday, February 21

  • "More Together Than Alone: The Power and Spirit of Community"—7 p.m. in 2452 Knauss Hall, hosted by the University Center for Humanities. In this talk, Mark will explore the heartwork required to inhabit our lives by engaging our ongoing relationships to self, other, work, community and Source. Free.

Friday, February 22

  • Diversity and Inclusion Conference—9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the College of Health and Human Services room 4010, hosted by the College of Health and Human Services.  The 2019 conference will feature keynote speaker Dr. Mark Nepo, and will work toward building a community which embraces diversity. Free.

Monday, February 25

Tuesday, February 26

  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 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.
  • Stages to the Path of Enlightenment—7 to 8:30 at the People's Church, 1758 N. 10th St., Kalamazoo, room 9. hosted by Jewel Heart. The Lam Rim (Stages on the Path to Enlightenment) is an organized compilation of the Buddha’s teaching meant to lead students on a graded path to spiritual fulfillment. In the class we examine the various steps through presentation, discussion and guided meditation. Free.

Wednesday, February 27

  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the fourth-floor reception area of Ellsworth hall, 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.
  • Ethics Center, "The Land of Open Graves: Living and Dying on the Migrant Trail" Book Club—5:30 p.m. in 2072 Moore Hall, hosted by the WMU Center for the Study of Ethics in Society. . This anthropological work details the lived experiences of undocumented migrants in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona as they attempt to cross the Southern border into the United States. Free.

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