March 2017 Events

Thursday, March 23

Bronco Blood BashBlood drive competition between WMU and Central Michigan University, Bernhard Center, 11 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. Free; appointments available.
Boots to SuitsFourth annual military career fair, 208-210 Bernhard Center, 2 to 6 p.m. Free; registration encouraged.
Game nightPlay board games with CELCIS students, Ellsworth Hall, 4th Floor CELCIS Lobby, 2 to 3 p.m., Free.
Ellis Scholarly Speakers Series"Red Aliens and Mass Media," Dr. Rachel Buff, University Center for the Humanities, 2500 Knauss Hall, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Free.
Science and the Human Endeavor Speaker Series"Exploring the Frontiers of Science and Human Potential," Mae Jemison, Miller Auditorium, 7 to 9 p.m. Free.
Faculty recitalLori Sims, piano, Dalton Center Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. Free.
ConcertR. City Featuring Don Don, Kalamazoo State Theatre, 404 S. Burdick St., 8 to 11 p.m. Tickets $15 and $5 for WMU students. Busing from the Bernhard Center is available for WMU students.
Frostic Reading SeriesGregory Moss, playwright, 157-159 Bernhard Center, 8 p.m. Free.

Friday, March 24

Flags loweredIn honor of Air Force Capt. Andrew Becker, who died March 14.
Admitted Student EventFor prospective students and their families, Bernhard Center, 8:30 a.m. Free; registration required.
Bronco women's tennis vs. Ball StateSorenson Courts (outdoors) or West Hills Athletic Club, 2001 S. 11th St. (indoors), noon. Free.
Pitch CompetitionOpen to all current WMU students, 2150 Schneider Hall, 1 to 3:30 p.m. Cash prizes totaling $4,000
Broncos men's tennis vs. Ball StateSorenson Courts (outdoors) or West Hills Athletic Club, 2001 S. 11th St. (indoors), 3 p.m. Free.
Biological Sciences Seminar Series"Creating Conversations: Engaging Faculty in Transformation of the Gateway Curriculum," Dr. Cori Fata-Hartley, MSU, 1710 Wood Hall, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Free.
Human rights talk"An Indigenous Perspective: Protecting People and Planet," Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchú Tum, Shaw Theatre, Gilmore Theatre Complex, 7:30 p.m. Free.
ConcertGold Company Invitational Vocal Jazz Festival, opening concert featuring Chico Pinheiro, guitar, Dalton Center Recital Hall, 8 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-2300 or millerauditorium.com.
Musical"Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella," Miller Auditorium, 8 p.m. Ticket prices vary.

Saturday, March 25

Western World CupSoccer tournament, eight-player minimum per team with a $5 registration fee per player, WMU Student Recreation Center, 1 to 7 p.m. Admission is free.
Musical"Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella," Miller Auditorium, 2 and 8 p.m. Ticket prices vary.
Memorial serviceIn honor of Air Force Capt. Andrew Becker, Ward Presbyterian Church, Northville, 3 p.m.
ConcertGold Company Invitational Vocal Jazz Festival, closing concert featuring Gold Company, Dalton Center Recital Hall, 8 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-2300 or millerauditorium.com.

Sunday, March 26

Broncos men's tennis vs. University of ToledoSorenson Courts (outdoors) or West Hills Athletic Club, 2001 S. 11th St. (indoors), 1 p.m. Free.
Musical"Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella," Miller Auditorium, 1 p.m. Ticket prices vary.

Monday, March 27

ConcertUniversity Jazz Lab Band, Dalton Center Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. Free.

Wednesday, March 29

MBA Open HouseWMU-Grand Rapids, 200 Ionia Ave. SW, Grand Rapids, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Free.
Custer Office Environment Lecture Series"What was it like to Work on the Space Shuttle: The Misadventures of a Space Cadet," Gregory Cecil, Everglades University, D-212 Floyd Hall, 4 p.m. Free.
Wreath-laying ceremonyFor Vietnam-era veterans—Nov. 1, 1955, to May 15, 1975—Vietnam Memorial outside of Kanley Chapel, 5 p.m. Free parking in Lot 41 behind Sangren Hall.
Lyceum Lecture Series keynote presentationSybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, talks about her work to turn grief into advocacy for empowering youth, Chenery Auditorium, 714 S. Westnedge Ave., Kalamazoo, 7 p.m. Free.
Lyceum Lecture Series keynote presentation"An Evening with Ms. Sybrina Fulton," featuring activist Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, and moderated by Earlene McMichael, WMUK, Chenery Auditorium, 714 S. Westnedge Ave., Kalamazoo, 7 p.m. Free.
Dalton Live and Interactive Series"Voice Faculty Showcase," Dalton Center Recital Hall, 7 p.m. discussion hosted by Dr. Robert White; concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-2300 or millerauditorium.com.

Thursday, March 30

Gold Gathering lunch buffetFor WMU faculty and staff, Bernhard Center, President's Dining Room, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free; RSVPs requested online.
ConcertSociety of Composers Inc. National Conference, Part of the New Sounds Festival, Dalton Center Recital Hall, times vary. Free.
Custer Environment Lecture Series"Big Data in Computer Science Education Research," Clifford Shaffer, Virginia Tech, D-201 Floyd Hall, 1 p.m. Free; beverages and snacks provided.
Game nightPlay board games with CELCIS students, Ellsworth Hall, 4th Floor CELCIS Lobby, 2 to 3 p.m., Free.
Open houseFor the WMU Graduate College in its new location, Walwood Hall (west entrance) main lobby, 3 to 6 p.m. Free; light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments served.
Samuel I. Clark Lecture"Is There Really a 'Gap' between Political Science and Policy? Exploring Links Between IR Scholarship and U.S. Foreign Policy" Dr. Ido Oren, University of Florida, Friedmann Hall third floor library, 3:30 to 5 p.m. Free.
Mathematics Colloquium"College Students' Perception of Mathematics," Katrina Piatek-Jimenez, Central Michigan University, 6625 Everett Tower, Alavi Commons, 3:50 to 5 p.m. Free.
Retirement receptionFor Nancy Dyksterhouse, Office of the President, Fetzer Center Atrium, 4 to 6 p.m.
Book club discussion"Marie, or Slavery in the U.S.," discussion led by Kathy Purnell, School of Public Administration, 2072 Moore Hall, 4:30 p.m. Free.
Senior PromBernhard Center, bingo from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Brown and Gold Room, dance from 7 to 10 p.m. in the North Ballroom, featuring entertainment by the Otsego Jazz Ensemble and light appetizers. Free.
Visiting Artist LectureRyan Standfest, 2008 Richmond Center for Visiting Arts, 5:30 p.m. Free.
Real Talk Diversity Series"Let's Talk about Gender," panel facilitated by Sojn Boothroyd, teaching, learning and educational studies, Trimpe Building Multicultural Center, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Free.
Samuel I. Clark Lecture"WMD, WMD, WMD: How the Incantation of Ambiguous Phrases Creates Foreign Threats," Dr. Ido Oren, University of Florida, 157-158 Bernhard Center, 7 to 9 p.m. Free.
Science and the Human Endeavor Speaker Series"How to Travel Through the World’s Paintbox," Victoria Finlay, 1910 Sangren Hall, 7 to 9 p.m. Free.
ConcertCollegium Musicum, Dalton Center Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. Free.

Friday, March 31

Mercantile Bank of Michigan Breakfast Speaker Series"Building Community Through the Arts," Belinda Tate, executive director, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, 2150 Schneider Hall, breakfast at 7:30 a.m., talk at 8 a.m. Free; registration required.
ConcertSociety of Composers Inc. National Conference, Part of the New Sounds Festival, Dalton Center Recital Hall, times vary. Free.
Bronco women's tennis vs. ToledoSorenson Courts (outdoors) or West Hills Athletic Club, 2001 S. 11th St. (indoors), 1 p.m. Free.
Biological Sciences Seminar SeriesTopic TBD, Dr. Kazem Kashefi, MSU, 1710 Wood Hall, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Free.
Broncos men's tennis vs. BuffaloSorenson Courts (outdoors) or West Hills Athletic Club, 2001 S. 11th St. (indoors), 5:30 p.m. Free.