February 2019 Events

Monday, February 18

Presidents' Day
Student Employee Appreciation WeekA week to honor all student employees at WMU, through Feb. 22.
Admitted Student EventBernhard Center, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free; registration required.
Virtual Reality Workshop"Creating VR in Unity," 0135 Waldo Library, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Free. Registration required.

Tuesday, February 19

Discovery Acceleration WorkshopsFor WMU faculty and research staff, "Strategic Paths toward Successful Grants from Foundations and Other Non-Profit Organizations," 1040 Fetzer Center, noon to 2 p.m.  Registration required. Lunch provided. Free.
TED Talk TuesdaysDeath Positive, facilitated by Jennifer Townsend. Free and open to the public. Noon, Lee Honors College lounge.
Lecture"The More Things Change, the More they Stay the Same: Understanding the Contradictions of Race in Present-Day U.S. Society," Dr. Mark Orbe, communication, 1115 Moore Hall, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Free.
Protecting Your Digital FootprintLearn techniques and tools to make good decisions about securing your personal information online, presented by University Library employees, Joshua Enos, Scott Russell, and Dianna Sachs, 7:00 p.m. Free and open to the public. Registration is not required.
University Wind Symphony and University Symphonic BandChenery Auditorium, 714 S. Westnedge, Kalamazoo, 7:30 p.m. Free.

Wednesday, February 20

Evaluation Cafe"Using Big Data: Electoral and Voter Data used for Targeted Promotions," Christina Soliz, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, 4410 Ellsworth Hall, noon to 1 p.m. Free; lunch provided.
MLK Event"The Courage to Create," poetry reading and competition award reception, Adrian Trimpe Building, Multicultural Center, 4 p.m.
Virtual Reality Workshop"Creating 3D Objects for VR," 0135 Waldo Library, 5:30 to 7p.m. Free. Registration required.
Bronco Women's Basketball v. Kent StateBronco Women's Basketball v. Kent State, Read Field House / University Arena, 7 p.m.
Guest Artist Recital: Keith Kirchoff, PianoDalton Center Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. Free.

Thursday, February 21

Awards ReceptionTo honor nominees and winners of the 2019 student employee and supervisor of the year, Bernhard Center, 3:30 to 5 p.m.
Truth“More Together Than Alone: The Power and Spirit of Community,” Mark Nepo, poet, author and philosopher, 2425 Knauss Hall, 7 p.m. Free.
Student Composers IIIDalton Center Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. Free.
Coffee and CanvasJoin the Campus Activities Board for a fun-filled night of cookies, coffee and painting while you unleash your inner Picasso, 8:30 to 10:30 p.m.. Bernhard Center north ballroom. Admission is $1 with a student ID, $2 without a student ID.

Friday, February 22

Mercantile Bank of Michigan Breakfast Speaker Series"How to Grow a Family Business," Joe Cekola, president and owner, Imperial Beverage, 2150 Schneider Hall, breakfast at 7:30 a.m., talk at 8 a.m. Free; registration required.
Diversity and Inclusion Conference"Health Care: The Power of a Community Who Cares", keynote speaker Mark Nepo, also featuring workshops and presentations by WMU faculty and students, College of Health and Human Services, Room 4010, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tickets $25, students $10, includes lunch. Registration required
Open Textbook WorkshopFor WMU faculty and staff, Swain Education Library, Group Study Room F, 10:30 am. to noon. Free. Registration required
Peach Jam event"Free. Safe. Educated.," Kailash Satyarthi, 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Winner, 2028 Brown Hall, 2 p.m. Free and open to the public.  

Saturday, February 23

Bronco Women's Basketball v. Eastern Michigan UniversityBronco Women's Basketball v. Eastern Michigan University, Read Field House / University Arena, 2 p.m.

Sunday, February 24

Choral Showcase: Collegiate Singers, Cantus Femina, and University ChoraleDalton Center Recital Hall, 3 p.m. Free.    

Monday, February 25

Colloquium"An Outreach Story: starting and growing an outreach program (with and without grant funding)", Patricia Sievert, Director of Northern Illinois University’s STEM Outreach program, 1110 Rood Hall, 4 p.m. Free. Light refreshments starting at 3:30 p.m., 2202 Everett Tower.
Virtual Reality Workshop"VR: Nursing Simulation Presentation," 0135 Waldo Library, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Free. Registration required.

Tuesday, February 26

TED Talk TuesdaysNavigating a World of "Fake News" and Misinformation facilitated by Dianna Sachs. Free and open to the public. Noon, Lee Honors College lounge.
Mendeley Workshop“Introduction to Mendeley Desktop – Free Reference Management Software,” Swain Education Library, 4:30 to 6 p.m. Free. Registration required.

Wednesday, February 27

Evaluation Cafe"Research Transparency: Registry of Efficacy and Effectiveness Studies," Jessaca Spybrook, WMU professor of evaluation, measurement and research, noon to 1 p.m. Free. Lunch provided.
Ethics Center Book Club"The Land of Open Graves: Living and Dying on the Migrant Trail" by Jason de Leon led by Coral Cervantes, WMU comparative religion graduate student, 2072 Moore Hall, 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 27 and March 13 and 20. Free and open to the public.
Virtual Reality Workshop"Creating Art in VR," 0135 Waldo Library, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Free. Registration required.
Guest Artist Recital: Collect/ProjectDalton Center Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. Free.
PerformanceDiavolo, Miller Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: millerauditorium.com or (269) 387-2300.