January 2020 Events

Saturday, January 18

VisitationPublic School Students' Visitation, East Ballroom, Bernhard Center, 8:45 a.m. registration. Free and open to families from Kalamazoo Public Schools and surrounding schools districts.
Performance"Dinosaur World Live", Miller Auditorium, 2 p.m. Tickets: millerauditorium.com or (269) 387-2300.

Sunday, January 19

CelebrationNorthside Ministerial Alliance 34rd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, Rev. Nathan Johnson, Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 120 Roberson St., Kalamazoo, 4 p.m. Free.

Monday, January 20

Martin Luther King Jr. DayNo classes, convocation and activities.
Day of ServiceKalamazoo Communitywide Day of Service, Kalamazoo City Hall, 241 W. South St., 8 a.m. Sign up to volunteer.
ConvocationDr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, historian and political activist Dr. Barbara Ransby, Dalton Theatre, Kalamazoo College, 11 a.m. Free.
Teach-in"Truth Power: Misinformation and the Threat to Inclusive Democracy," Bernhard Center, Room 210, 3 p.m. Free.
CeremonyLaying of the Wreath Ceremony, Martin Luther King Jr. Park, 507 N. Rose St., Kalamazoo, 4:45 p.m.
CelebrationMLK Day Community Celebration, State Theatre, 404 S. Burdick Ave., Kalamazoo, doors open at 5 p.m., program from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Free.

Tuesday, January 21

Discovery Acceleration WorkshopFor WMU faculty and research staff, "Grants for Education Research," 3310 Sangren Hall, noon to 1:30 p.m. Registration required. Lunch provided. Free.
Workshop"Introduction to Zotero Desktop," Edward Eckel, Waldo Library, Classroom B (0152), noon to 1:30 p.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.

Wednesday, January 22

Gold GatheringsBuffet lunch for faculty and staff, Rooms 208-209 Bernhard Center, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free. Registration required.
Lecture"A Refugee Girl's Journey Toward Healing," Mee Moua, Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Texas Township Campus, Room 4240, 11 a.m.
LuncheonReaching for the Dream Luncheon, Dining Centers, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $10. A la carte prices are available at Bernhard Cafe.
Discussion"Preparing new evaluators: A model for assessing and training graduate students, " Chad Jobin, evaluation associate and field coordinator, University of Michigan School of Social Work, and Ebony Reddock, principal consultant, Bumblebee Design and Evaluation. The Evaluation Center, 4410 Ellsworth Hall, noon to 1 p.m. Lunch is provided.   
CELCIS Conversation CircleEnglish-language conversation practice, Bernhard Center Global Lounge, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Free. No registration required.

Thursday, January 23

Study Abroad ExpoCollege of Education and Human Development Expo to highlight short-term, faculty-led study abroad program options, Sangren Hall Atrium, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free.

Friday, January 24

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"Remote Sensing Approach to Estimate Crop Water Use and Stress Across Agricultural Lands in India, Dr. Nishan Bhattarai, 2119 Wood Hall, 2 to 3 p.m. Free.
Documentary screening NHK Japanese documentary screening, co-sponsored by Soga Japan Center and Japan Club, 1025 Brown Hall, 4 to 6 p.m. Free.

Saturday, January 25

Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year GalaChinese New Year Gala, Confucius Institute at WMU, Chenery Auditorium, 714 S. Westnedge Ave., 7 p.m. Purchase tickets at  http://cagk.org/tickets.html.  

Monday, January 27

CELCIS Conversation Circles (women only)Join international students for conversational English practice, Bernhard Center Global Lounge, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Free. 

Tuesday, January 28

Career PreparationJob Fair Prep + Headshots for Handshake with Smart Hire Partners, Bernhard Center, main level outside of café, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Workshop on job fair preparation, main lobby, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Direct questions to the employer engagement team at career-fair@wmich.edu or (269) 387-2745.
CELCIS Conversation CircleEnglish-language conversation practice, Bernhard Center Global Lounge, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Free. No registration required.
Broadway musical"Les Misérables", Miller Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: millerauditorium.com or (269) 387-2300.

Wednesday, January 29

Discussion"No more textbooks: The structuration of resistance to an imposed organizational change," David Szabla, WMU associate professor of organizational change leadership. The Evaluation Center, 4410 Ellsworth Hall, noon to 1 p.m. Lunch is provided.
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.
Broadway musical"Les Misérables", Miller Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: millerauditorium.com or (269) 387-2300.

Thursday, January 30

Real Talk Diversity Series"Inclusive Careers: The Colors of Leadership," panel disucssion, Trimpe Multicultural Center, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free.
Broadway musical"Les Misérables", Miller Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: millerauditorium.com or (269) 387-2300.

Friday, January 31

Documentary screening NHK Japanese documentary screening, co-sponsored by Soga Japan Center and Japan Club, 1025 Brown Hall, 4 to 6 p.m. Free.
Broadway musical"Les Misérables", Miller Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: millerauditorium.com or (269) 387-2300.