March 2019 Events

Tuesday, March 19

Broadway performance"Beautiful—The Carole King Musical," Miller Auditorium, time TBA. Tickets: millerauditorium.com or (269) 387-2300.
Mendeley Workshop“Introduction to Mendeley Desktop – Free Reference Management Software,” 0152 Waldo Library (Classroom B), 10 to 11:30 a.m. Free. Registration required.
Open HouseWMU-Grand Rapids, Beltline offers the opportunity to connect with faculty and staff for WMU's Regional and Online programs for WMU-Grand Rapids, WMU-Lansing and WMU-Online. Stop by between 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and 4 to 6:30 p.m. 
Discovery Acceleration WorkshopsFor WMU faculty and research staff, "Applying to the Department of Defense Agencies," 1040 Fetzer Center, noon to 2 p.m.  Registration required. Lunch provided. Free.

Wednesday, March 20

Broadway performance"Beautiful—The Carole King Musical," Miller Auditorium, time TBA. Tickets: millerauditorium.com or (269) 387-2300.
Purim begins at sundown
Vernal equinox (first day of spring)
CELCIS conversation circleCenter for English Language and Culture for International Students conversation circle, Ellsworth Hall, 4th floor reception area, 2 to 3 p.m. Free.
Dining EventInternational Dinner 2019, Of Spice and Health: Chinese Cuisine, WMU Dining Centers, 4 to 8 p.m.
Timothy Light Center for Chinese Studies talk"Pacific Narratives of Chinese and American Female Intellectuals in the First Half of the 20th Century," Dr. Lijuan Huang, 1025 Brown Hall, 4 to 5 p.m. Free and open to the public.
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.
Bullock Performance Institute: Lafayette String QuartetDalton Center Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. Pre-concert talk at 7 p.m. Purchase tickets

Thursday, March 21

Broadway performance"Beautiful—The Carole King Musical," Miller Auditorium, time TBA. Tickets: millerauditorium.com or (269) 387-2300.
WMU vs. CMU Blood BashStudent Recreation Center, Indoor Tennis Courts, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Student Success SummitIn Pursuit of a Better WMU, featuring a viewing of the award winning documentary, "Unlikely," discussion following the film moderated by Dr. Ceceilia Parnther, WMU alumna and assistant professor of higher education in the Department of Administrative and Instructional Leadership at St. John's University, 12:30 to 4:15 p.m. Please RSVP by March 18.
Mendeley Workshop“Introduction to Mendeley Desktop – Free Reference Management Software,” 0152 Waldo Library (Classroom B), 1 to 2:30 p.m. Free. Registration required.
Soga Japan Center eventJapanese language classes for teens (grades 6-12), Schoolcraft Community Library, 330 N. Centre St. Free. Call the library at (269) 679-5959 to reserve a spot.
Sustainability Speaker"Sankofa and Social Permaculture: Applying Ecological Principles to Social Design," Pandora Thomas, 1910 Sangren Halll, 7 to 10 p.m. Free and open to the public. Registration required.

Friday, March 22

Broadway performance"Beautiful—The Carole King Musical," Miller Auditorium, time TBA. Tickets: millerauditorium.com or (269) 387-2300.
Admitted Student EventBernhard Center, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free; registration required.
Teaching and Learning Technology DayUniversity Libraries will showcase recently developed teaching and learning spaces, Waldo Library, lower level, 10 a.m. to  3 p.m.
University Theatre performancespresents (through April 7) "Tony n' Tina's Wedding," Cityscape Events, Downtown Kalamazoo, 7 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.
Western Invitational Jazz FestivalFeaturing David Binney, Saxophone, Dalton Center Recital Hall, 8 p.m. Purchase tickets.

Saturday, March 23

Broadway performance"Beautiful—The Carole King Musical," Miller Auditorium, time TBA. Tickets: millerauditorium.com or (269) 387-2300.
Open Spring Football PracticeThe Western Michigan University football program will hold a spring practice open to the public, Seelye Indoor Athletic Facility or Waldo Stadium (weather dependent), 10:30 a.m.
University Theatre performancespresents (through April 7) "Tony n' Tina's Wedding," Cityscape Events, Downtown Kalamazoo, 7 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.

Sunday, March 24

Broadway performance"Beautiful—The Carole King Musical," Miller Auditorium, time TBA. Tickets: millerauditorium.com or (269) 387-2300.
International FestivalEnjoy the music, foods, fashions and traditional dances of many cultures, second floor, Bernhard Center, 4 to 8 p.m. Free admission. Food tickets available for purchase or in exchange for donating nonperishable food items to WMU's Invisible Need Project.
University Theatre performancepresents (through April 7) "Tony n' Tina's Wedding," Cityscape Events, Downtown Kalamazoo, 5 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.

Monday, March 25

Ethics Lecture"Social Media and Mass Violence," Susan Benesch, faculty associate of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. Bernhard Center's Brown and Gold Room, 6 p.m. Free and open to the public.
ForumStump the Pro-Lifer, Trevor Pollo, Protect Life Michigan, President's Dining Room, Bernhard Center, 7:30 to 9 p.m. Student event.
University Percussion EnsembleDalton Center Recital Hall. Free.

Tuesday, March 26

Spring ConvocationFetzer Center - 9 to 11:30 a.m., Discovery Symposia, Room 2020; Fulbright Workshop, Room 1040/1050; 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Faculty Research and Creative Activity Awards Poster Presentations, Fetzer lobby; 12:30 to 2 p.m., Discovery Excellence Recognition Luncheon, invited guests of the vice president for research, Susan Pozo, keynote speaker, 2018 Distinguished Faculty Scholar.
Fulbright at WMULearn about opportunities to apply for Fulbright core and specialist awards to conduct research, teach or consult in over 125 countries around the world, for WMU faculty only, Fetzer Center, Rooms 1040-1050, 9:30 a.m. Free.
Book Discussion"The Hate U Give" by Angie Thomas, 1310 Trimpe Building, noon to 1:30 p.m. Free.
Fake News Workshop"Coping with Fake News," 1070 Waldo Library (Classroom A), 7 to 8 p.m. Free. Registration required.

Wednesday, March 27

Human Library"Don't judge a book by its cover," The Human Library®  is designed to build a positive framework that can challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue, Waldo Library, 2:30 to 4 p.m. Free. 
Lecture"Humanimal: Feral Citizenship and Gender Without Borders," Priya Jha, chair of English, University of Redlands, 2500 Knauss Hall, University Center for the Humanities, 5 to 6:30 p.m., followed by a light reception. Free and open to the public.
Bullock Performance Institute: Andrew Rathbun CD Release ConcertDalton Center Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. Pre-concert talk, 7 p.m. Purchase tickets.

Thursday, March 28

Fulbright at WMUPanel discussion by the College of Arts and Sciences Fulbright faculty, for WMU faculty only, Humanities Center, Knauss Hall, 3:30 p.m. Free.
Senior PromArea senior citizens and college students gather for a night of games and swing and ballroom dancing, East Ballroom, Bernhard Center. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., Bingo from 5 to 7 p.m., casino games from 6 to 8:30 p.m., dancing from 7 to 10 p.m. Free.
Anthropology Talk"Labor, Leisure, and Smoking: Tobacco Pipes and French Canadian Voyageurs during the Fur Trade Era in North America," Dr. Rob Mann, St. Cloud State University, Room 1710 Sangren Hall, 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Free event and open to the public. 
Frostic Reading Series“Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News," Kevin Young, author, poet and poetry editor of The New Yorker, 2452 Knauss Hall, 7 to 9 p.m. Free.
Google Workshop"Google Like a Bad@$$," 1070 Waldo Library (Classroom A), 7 to 8 p.m. Free. Registration required.
University Theatre performancespresents (through April 7) "Tony n' Tina's Wedding," Cityscape Events, Downtown Kalamazoo, 7 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.

Friday, March 29

Mercantile Bank of Michigan Speaker Series"Hospital Hospitality House — I Hope You Never Need One," Judy Paget, executive director, Hospital Hospitality House, 2150 Schneider Hall, breakfast at 7:30 a.m., talk at 8 a.m. Free; registration required.
Admitted Student EventBernhard Center, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free; registration required.
P.E.A.K. FairThe campus community is invited to attend this semester's individual WMU Signature graduate P.E.A.K. experience presentations, 2710, 2720, 2730 Sangren Hall, 3 to 4 p.m., followed by a reception and an opportunity to ask graduates questions, 4 to 5 p.m.
University Theatre performancespresents (through April 7) "Tony n' Tina's Wedding," Cityscape Events, Downtown Kalamazoo, 7 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.

Saturday, March 30

University Theatre performancespresents (through April 7) "Tony n' Tina's Wedding," Cityscape Events, Downtown Kalamazoo, 7 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.

Sunday, March 31

University Theatre performancepresents (through April 7) "Tony n' Tina's Wedding," Cityscape Events, Downtown Kalamazoo, 5 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.
University Percussion EnsembleDalton Center Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. Free.