November 2018 Events

Tuesday, November 13

Mendeley Workshop“Introduction to Mendeley Desktop – Free Reference Management Software,” 0152 Waldo Library (Classroom B), 1 to 2:30 p.m. Free. Registration required.
CELCIS conversation circleJoin students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics, Ellsworth Hall, fourth-floor lounge. Free
Panel Presentation"Bird's Eye View: Avian Mortality from Window Collisions," Dr. Sharon Gill, biological sciences, Dr. Gail Walter, Audubon Society of Kalamazoo, student researchers in BIOS 1620 Ecology and Evolution, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Fetzer Center Kirsch Auditorium. Free.
LectureAn Interactive Conversation With Brad Finegood, "A Community Based Approach to the Opioid Epidemic," College of Health and Human Services Building, Room 1010, 6 to 7 p.m.

Wednesday, November 14

IT Career NightFetzer Center, time to be determined. Free.
Lyceum Lecture"Sustainable Agriculture and Farmers Markets", Chris Dilley, Gaby Gerken and Kelly Vallelunga, Lee Honors College lounge, noon. Free.
Three-minute thesis competitionWMU graduate students compete for scholarship awards by presenting research ideas in three-minute increments. 208-209 Bernhard Center, noon. Free. Students interested in participating should apply by Oct. 26.
CELCIS conversation circleJoin students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics, Ellsworth Hall, fourth-floor lounge. Free
Ethics Center Book Club"In the Shadows of the American Century: The Rise and Decline of U.S. Global Power," Water Street Coffee Joint, 3037 Oakland Dr., Kalamazoo. Registration required. Free.
Holiday Spectacular Dining EventSpecial holiday celebration open to WMU students, employees and guests, all dining centers, 4 to 8 p.m.
MapathonHosted by the Geography Club, participants will become citizen cartographers that map areas of the globe needing data to aid humanitarian efforts. Sangren Hall, Classroom E, Swain Education Library, 5 to 10 p.m. Food and drinks provided. Free.
Student book drive"Bedtime Stories With the Provost," bring a new or gently used  children's book to donate as part of the University's United Way campaign, and enjoy milk and cookies with Provost Jennifer Bott, Lee Honors College lounge, 8 p.m.

Thursday, November 15

IT ForumGovernment, industry and academic leaders in information technology and marketing highlight a conference focused on "E-Commerce and Digital Marketing," Fetzer Center, 7:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. with welcome at 8 a.m. Free. Register online.
Lyceum Lecture Series"Nutrition That Really Works: A Quantum Approach From a Doctor of Natural Medicine," Dr. LeAnn Fritz, Lee Honors College lounge, 1 p.m. Free. Event rescheduled from Sept. 5.
CELCIS conversation circleJoin students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics, Ellsworth Hall, fourth-floor lounge. Free
Innovation Networking Session on PFAS and Other Emerging ContaminantsFor WMU faculty and research staff, Fetzer Center, 4 to 7 p.m. Food and beverages provided. Free.  Registration required.
Kalamazoo Islamic Center Open HouseKalamazoo Islamic Center, 1520 W. Michigan Ave., 4 to 5:30 p.m. Meet in front of Waldo Library at 4 p.m. and take the short walk together or meet in the parking lot of the Islamic Center at 4:15. For more information contact Dr. Alisa Perkins alisa.perkins@wmich.edu.
Visiting Scholar and Artists Program"Bride Kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan," Dr. Charles Becker, professor of economics, Duke University.  4 to 5:15 p.m., 2028 Brown Hall. Reception will follow , hosted by the WMU Signature program, light Kyrgyz-style refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public.
Bronco Women's Basketball v. MichiganBronco Women's Basketball v. Michigan, Read Field House / University Arena, 7 p.m.
Frostic Reading SeriesElisa Albert, 157-159 Bernhard Center, 7 to 8 p.m. Free.
The Rise of the African and Decolonial HierarchiesDr. Mukoma wa Ngugi, English, Cornell University, 2500 Knauss, Center for the Humanities, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Free.
University Theatre performancepresents (through Nov. 18) "The Lady in Question," Shaw Theatre in the Gilmore Theatre Complex, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.

Friday, November 16

Virtual Reality Workshop"Advanced VR Interactions in Unity," 0135 Waldo Library, 10:30 a.m. to noon. No registration required. Free.
Biological Sciences Seminar Series"Deciphering the Language of Symbiotic Communication," Dr. Paul Price, Eastern Michigan University, 1710 Wood Hall, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Free.
University Theatre performancepresents (through Nov. 18) "The Lady in Question," Shaw Theatre in the Gilmore Theatre Complex, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.

Saturday, November 17

Bronco Men's Basketball v. AquinasBronco Men's Basketball v. Aquinas, Read Field House / University Arena, 2 p.m.
Jazz performanceBig Band Swing Tribute, University Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Lab Band, Dalton Center Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. Adults $10, seniors/students $5.
University Theatre performancepresents (through Nov. 18) "The Lady in Question," Shaw Theatre in the Gilmore Theatre Complex, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.

Sunday, November 18

University Theatre performancepresents (through Nov. 18) "The Lady in Question," Shaw Theatre in the Gilmore Theatre Complex, 2 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.

Monday, November 19

CELCIS conversation circleJoin students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics, Ellsworth Hall, fourth-floor lounge. Free
Colloquium"Beyond Mean-field Approaches for Nuclear Physics", Dr. Jiangming Yao, 1110 Rood Hall, 4 p.m. Free. Light refreshments starting at 3:30 p.m., 2202 Everett Tower.

Tuesday, November 20

Mawlid an-Nabi begins at sundown
Discovery Acceleration WorkshopsFor WMU faculty and research staff, "The Ins and Outs of National Science Foundation Grants," 1055 Fetzer Center, noon to 2 p.m.  Registration required. Lunch provided. Free.
CELCIS conversation circleJoin students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics, Ellsworth Hall, fourth-floor lounge. Free
Bronco football vs. Northern Illinois UniversitySenior Day, Waldo Stadium, 7 p.m. Tickets: wmubroncos.com or (888) 4-WMU-TIX.

Wednesday, November 21

Thanksgiving recess begins at noonNo classes. WMU offices open normal hours.
CELCIS conversation circleJoin students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics, Ellsworth Hall, fourth-floor lounge. Free

Thursday, November 22

Thanksgiving recessNo classes. Many WMU offices closed or on reduced hours.
U.S. Thanksgiving Day
CELCIS conversation circleJoin students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics, Ellsworth Hall, fourth-floor lounge. Free

Friday, November 23

Thanksgiving recessNo classes. Many WMU offices closed or on reduced hours.

Monday, November 26

Fall semester classes resume at 8 a.m.
Valley Dining Center LEED Gold Award CelebrationValley Dining Center, lower level lobby, plaque unveiling and remarks, 1 to 1:30 p.m. Free, light refreshments provided.
CELCIS conversation circleJoin students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics, Ellsworth Hall, fourth-floor lounge. Free
Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences Seminar Series"Use of Blomarkers in Sedimentary Geology", Dr. Megan Rohrssen, assistant professor, Central Michigan University, 1118 Rood Hall, 4 to 5 p.m. Free.

Tuesday, November 27

CELCIS conversation circleJoin students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics, Ellsworth Hall, fourth-floor lounge. Free

Wednesday, November 28

Lyceum Lecture"WMU Permaculture Programming, Practices and Research", WMU Office for Sustainability, Lee Honors College lounge, noon. Free.
CELCIS conversation circleJoin students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics, Ellsworth Hall, fourth-floor lounge. Free
Research Briefs in Global Studies"Globalisms and South Asian Literature," Drs. Nathan Tabor and Todd Kuchta, Center for the Humanities, Knauss Hall, 4 to 5 p.m. Free.
Bronco Women's Basketball v. Eastern KentuckyBronco Women's Basketball v. Eastern Kentucky, Read Field House / University Arena, 7 p.m.
Performance"Mannheim Steamroller Christmas," Miller Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: millerauditorium.com or (269) 387-2300.

Thursday, November 29

CELCIS conversation circleJoin students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics, Ellsworth Hall, fourth-floor lounge. Free
University Theatre performancepresents (through Dec. 1) "Next Stop, Broadway," Williams Theatre in the Gilmore Theatre Complex, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.

Friday, November 30

Mercantile Bank of Michigan Speaker Series"An Update: Kalamazoo Valley Community College's Bronson Healthy Living Campus," L. Marshall Washington, Ph.D., president, Kalamazoo Valley Community College, 2150 Schneider Hall, breakfast at 7:30 a.m., talk at 8 a.m. Free; registration required.
Biological Sciences Seminar Series"Conservation Corridors for Nature and for People," Dr. Nick Haddad, Kellogg Biological Station and Michigan State University, 1710 Wood, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Free.
Bronco hockey vs. Niagara UniversityLawson Ice Arena, 7 p.m. Tickets: wmubroncos.com or (888) 4-WMU-TIX.
Dance Performance"Wisteria," graduating presentations from senior BFA dance students and production design by theater design majors, Dalton Center Multimedia room, 7 and 9 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-2300 or millerauditorium.com.
University Theatre performancepresents (through Dec. 1) "Next Stop, Broadway," Williams Theatre in the Gilmore Theatre Complex, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.
Dance Performance"Wisteria," graduating presentations from senior BFA dance students and production design by theater design majors, Dalton Center Multimedia room, 7 and 9 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-2300 or millerauditorium.com.