November 2019 Events

Tuesday, November 12

Technology for Social Good"Technology for Social Good"," Bernhard Center West Ballroom, 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. For WMU researchers who are interested in learning about ongoing research work in this field, forging collaborations and identifying funding opportunities. Free. Food and beverages will be provided. Registration required.
CELCIS Conversation CircleEnglish-language conversation practice; Bernhard Center Global Lounge; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Free, no registration required.
Poetry ReadingFeaturing poets Kathleen McGookey and Mike Delp, Zhang Legacy Collections Center, 1650 Oakland Dr., 7 to 8:30 p.m. Free. No registration required.
PerformanceRob Clearfield and Caroline Davis - Persona, Dalton Center Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. Free.  

Wednesday, November 13

Chef's TableWMU Dining Services is hosting a Chef’s Table in the Hoekje/Bigelow Dining Center. This tasting will feature Apple Cinnamon Butternut Squash Soup made with local produce from De Leo’s Farm in Bangor, Michigan, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
CELCIS Conversation CircleEnglish-language conversation practice; Bernhard Center Global Lounge; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Free, no registration required.
Workshop"How to Avoid Predatory Publishers," Michael Duffy and Edward Eckel, Waldo Library Classroom B (0152), 2 to 3 p.m. Free. Registration requested.
Artist TalkWMU student and artist-in-residence, Darien Burress. Waldo Library, Meader Room, 3rd Floor, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Free. No registration required.

Friday, November 15

Workshop"Introduction to Zotero Desktop, a Free Reference Management Software," Edward Eckel, Waldo Library Classroom B (0152), noon to 1:30 p.m. Free. Registration requested.
Workshop"Open Textbook Workshop," for WMU faculty and staff, presented by Maira Bundza, Swain Education Library, Group Study Room D, 1 to 2 p.m. Free. Registration requested
Geography Colloquium"Close-Range Remote Sensing in Rivers: Fluvial Dynamic Insights Provided by High-Resolution Datasets," Dr. Kory Konsoer, 2119 Wood Hall, 2 to 3 p.m. Free.
Broadway musical"Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical", Miller Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: millerauditorium.com or (269) 387-2300.
Performance and Discussion"How To Be An Antiracist," discussion with Ibram X. Kendi following the 7:30 p.m. performance of Gem of the Ocean. Ticket purchase required for performance, discussion is free. 
Performance"Big Band Swing!", University Jazz Orchestra, University Jazz Lab Band, Dalton Center Recital Hall, 8 p.m. Purchase tickets.

Saturday, November 16

Broadway musical"Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical", Miller Auditorium, 2 p.m. Tickets: millerauditorium.com or (269) 387-2300.
Broadway musical"Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical", Miller Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: millerauditorium.com or (269) 387-2300.

Sunday, November 17

Broadway musical"Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical", Miller Auditorium, 1 p.m. Tickets: millerauditorium.com or (269) 387-2300.
NaNoWriMo WorkshopNational Novel Writing Month creative writing workshop with Sigma Tau Delta, Waldo Library Classroom A (1070), 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free. Registration requested.

Monday, November 18

Workshop"Citations without Tears - The Science Edition," Carrie Leatherman, Waldo Library, Classroom A (1070), 10 to 11 a.m. Free. Registration requested.
CELCIS Conversation CircleEnglish-language conversation practice; Bernhard Center Global Lounge; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Free, no registration required.
Colloquium“Windows to the Mind: Multi-Modal Biometric Analysis as a Translation from the Internal Mind to the External World,” Sarah Hulbert George, Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1110 Rood Hall, 4 p.m. Free. 

Tuesday, November 19

Discovery Acceleration WorkshopFor WMU faculty and research staff, "National Institutes of Health - Major Changes to the R15 Grants and Beyond," ParkView D-132 Floyd Hall, noon to 1:30 p.m. Registration required. Lunch provided. Free.
CELCIS Conversation CircleEnglish-language conversation practice; Bernhard Center Global Lounge; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Free, no registration required.
Workshop"Introduction to Mendeley Desktop," Michele Behr and Edward Eckel, Waldo Library Classroom B (0152), 2 to 3:30 p.m. Free. Registration requested.
Poetry Reading and Discussion"Reflections on a Middle Eastern Heritage," Hedy Habra, Waldo Library, Special Collections, 3rd Floor, 4 to 5 p.m. Free. No registration required.
Visiting artistPublic talk by Shaun Leonardo, 2452 Knauss Hall, 6:30 p.m. Free. 

Wednesday, November 20

Evaluation Cafe"A Systemic Approach to Identifying Learning Needs and Performance System Requirements: A Multinational Case Study," noon to 1 p.m., 4410 Ellsworth Hall.
CELCIS Conversation CircleEnglish-language conversation practice; Bernhard Center Global Lounge; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Free, no registration required.
Workshop"Citations without Tears," Michele Behr, Swain Education Library, Classroom E, 3 to 4 p.m. Free. Registration requested.
Holiday SpectacularVisit the dining centers for a holiday meal featuring carved turkey and roast beef, stuffed squash, mashed potatoes, gravy and pumpkin pie, 4 to 8 p.m. 
Performance"The Piano Guys", Miller Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: millerauditorium.com or (269) 387-2300.

Thursday, November 21

Workshop"Citations without Tears,"  Michele Behr, Swain Education Library, Classroom E, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Free. Registration requested.
Workshop"Citations without Tears - The Science Edition," Carrie Leatherman, Waldo Library, Classroom A (1070), 2 to 3 p.m. Free. Registration requested.
Lecture"Sex Museums: The Politics and Performance of Display," Jennifer Tyburczy, feminist studies, University of California-Santa Barbara, 2500 Knauss Hall, WMU Center for the Humanities, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Free
Poetry ReadingBilingual poetry reading by Japanese poet Takako Arai to celebrate the publication of Factory Girls, edited and co-translated by WMU Professor Jeffrey Angles, 3025 Brown Hall, 5 to 6:15 p.m. Free. 
Real Talk Diversity Series"Identity, Privilege and Power Workshop," Trimpe Multicultural Center, 6 to 8 p.m. Free.

Friday, November 22

Geography Colloquium"Privilege, Poverty, and Place: Competing Geographies of the Garden Route Biosphere Reserve, South Africa," Dr. Robert Fincham, 2119 Wood Hall, 2 to 3 p.m. Free.
Ethics Lecture Series“Responsibility in Shared Action,” Saba Bazargan-Forward, philosophy, University of California, San Diego, 157 Bernhard Center, 5 p.m. Free, no registration required.

Saturday, November 23

Turkey Trot5k race open to all WMU students, faculty, staff, alumni and members of the community, Student Recreation Center, check-in begins at 7 a.m., race begins at 8:30 a.m. Registration.

Sunday, November 24

NaNoWriMo WorkshopNational Novel Writing Month creative writing workshop with Sigma Tau Delta, Waldo Library Classroom A (1070), 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free. Registration requested.

Monday, November 25

Native American Heritage Month Photo Exhibit"Standing Rock: Photographs of an Indigenous Movement," Room 4010, College of Health and Human Services, 1 to 5 p.m. The Gun Lake Tribe will offer free mental health screenings from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Speaker Levi Rickert at 4 p.m. Free and open to the public.
CELCIS Conversation CircleEnglish-language conversation practice; Bernhard Center Global Lounge; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Free, no registration required.
Workshop"Citations without Tears," Kate Langan, Waldo Library, Classroom A (1070), 3 to 4 p.m. Free. Registration requested.

Tuesday, November 26

CELCIS Conversation CircleEnglish-language conversation practice; Bernhard Center Global Lounge; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Free, no registration required.

Wednesday, November 27

Thanksgiving recess beings at noonNo classes. WMU offices open normal hours.
CELCIS Conversation CircleEnglish-language conversation practice; Bernhard Center Global Lounge; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Free, no registration required.
Performance"Holiday Dreams, A Spectacular Holiday Cirque!", Miller Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Tickets

Thursday, November 28

U.S. Thanksgiving Day

Friday, November 29

Thanksgiving recessNo classes. Many WMU offices closed.