January 2019 Events

Monday, January 21

Martin Luther King Jr. DayNo classes. Many WMU offices and services closed or on reduced hours.
MLK EventCity of Kalamazoo Communitywide Day of Service, Kalamazoo City Hall, 241 W. South St., 8 a.m. Volunteer opportunities available at gryphon.org/volunteer.
MLK EventConvocation, Stetson Chapel, Kalamazoo College, 10:50 a.m.
MLK EventMLK Day Teach-In: Bending a Knee for Justice, 210 Bernhard Center, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
MLK EventPre-MLK Walk Lunch Discussion, Kanley Chapel Dialogue Center, 1:45 p.m.
MLK EventCommemorative Walk. Due to weather conditions, instead of walking, participants will take a bus from the Bernhard Center and Kalamazoo College Red Square to the MLK Park. 3:30 p.m.
MLK EventCommunity Celebration, immediately following Commemorative Walk, approximately 5 to 6 p.m., Kalamazoo State Theatre, 404 S. Burdick.

Tuesday, January 22

Open HouseDrop in and try the new Learning Glass Studio, 0157A Waldo Library, 11 a.m. to noon. No registration required. Free.
TED Talk TuesdaysExploring Simplicity in Modern Life, facilitated by Katie Fox, Lee Honors College Lounge, noon. Free and open to the public.
Ethics LectureWinners of the Ethics Center essay contest will discuss the papers they wrote, "A Realistic Approach to Ethical Responsibility," Mitchell Winget, graduate student in philosophy and "Making Ethics Vital," Arthur Woodworth, pre-engineering major, Room 211 Bernhard Center, 4 p.m. Free and open to the public.
MLK EventCommunity Celebration for National Day of Racial Healing, location to be announced, 5:30 to 8 p.m.  
MLK EventPresentation, Dr. Lewis Walker Youth Social Justice Award winners, Kalamazoo City Hall, 241 W. South St., 7 p.m.

Wednesday, January 23

CAS Study Abroad ExpoStudy Abroad hosts January expos to highlight short-term, faculty-led study abroad program options for students. Brown Hall, second floor lobby, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Reaching for the Dream LuncheonFeaturing southern food favorites, all dining centers, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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.
Brown Bag Series"The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same: Understanding the Contradictions of Race in Present-Day U.S. Society," Mark Orbe, WMU professor of communication, 1071 Moore Hall, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Free and open to the public.
Open HouseDrop in and try the new Learning Glass Studio, 0157A Waldo Library, 1 to 2 p.m. No registration required. Free.
Career FairIntegrated Supply Management Career Night sponsored by IDEX, Bernhard Center, 5 to 3:30 p.m. Free.
Bullock Performance Institute: Music of David ColsonDalton Center Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. Pre-concert talk at 7 p.m. Purchase tickets.

Thursday, January 24

Open HouseDrop in and try the new Learning Glass Studio, 0157A Waldo Library, 1 to 2 p.m. No registration required. Free.
Western Warm-UpNew and current students are invited to learn about about on campus opportunities, Bernhard Center, 5 to 8 p.m.

Friday, January 25

Bronco hockey vs. University of DenverLawson Ice Arena, time TBA. Tickets: wmubroncos.com or (888) 4-WMU-TIX.
Mercantile Bank of Michigan Breakfast Speaker Series"The Long and the Short of It—A Historical Perspective on Investing," Chris Burns, senior fixed income analyst, Greenleaf Trust, 2150 Schneider Hall, breakfast at 7:30 a.m., talk at 8 a.m. Free; registration required.
Spring 2019 Seminar Series"Pollinators in the Fourth Dimension," Sarah Cusser, Kellogg Biological Station and Michigan State University, 1710 Wood Hall, 3:30 p.m. Free.
Lecture"Climate Justice: Hope, Resilience, and the Fight for a Sustainable Future", Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland, Dalton Center Auditorium, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Free. Tickets required.
University Theatre performancepresents (through Feb. 10) "The Wolves," York Arena Theatre in the Gilmore Theatre Complex, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.
Winter Gala Dance ConcertWMU dancers will perform works by guest artists, faculty, and students in the Williams Theatre. Featuring the 2018-19 Great Work Happy Little Things by Aszure Barton. 8 p.m. Tickets on sale now https://bit.ly/2RuvLEa.

Saturday, January 26

Bronco hockey vs. University of DenverLawson Ice Arena, time TBA. Tickets: wmubroncos.com or (888) 4-WMU-TIX.
Bronco Men's Basketball v. Eastern Michigan UniversityBronco Men's Basketball v. Eastern Michigan University, Read Field House / University Arena, 2 p.m.
Winter Gala Dance ConcertWMU dancers will perform works by guest artists, faculty, and students in the Williams Theatre. Featuring the 2018-19 Great Work Happy Little Things by Aszure Barton. Performances at 2 and 8 p.m. Tickets on sale now https://bit.ly/2RuvLEa.
University Theatre performancepresents (through Feb. 10) "The Wolves," York Arena Theatre in the Gilmore Theatre Complex, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.

Sunday, January 27

Bronco StampedeWMU Day with the K-Wings, The Overlook, Wings Event Center, 3600 Vanrick Dr., Kalamazoo, 1 to 3 p.m., puck drop at 3 p.m., $39/adults, $28/children 12 and under, game only tickets available. Buy tickets.
Winter Gala Dance ConcertWMU dancers will perform works by guest artists, faculty, and students in the Williams Theatre. Featuring the 2018-19 Great Work Happy Little Things by Aszure Barton. 2 p.m. Tickets on sale now https://bit.ly/2RuvLEa.

Tuesday, January 29

Ethics Lecture"Does Communitywide Public Health Prevention Work? From Reducing Teen Births to Addressing Today's Opioid Epidemic," Dr. Ron A. Cisler, dean of the WMU College of Health and Human Services, Room 157-158 Bernhard Center, 6 p.m. Free and open to the public.
Bronco Men's Basketball v. Kent State UniversityBronco Men's Basketball v. Kent State, Read Field House / University Arena, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, January 30

Evaluation Cafe"Scaling What Works: Evaluation for Reinvention and Adaptation," R. Sam Larson, Michigan State University, 4410 Ellsworth Hall, noon to 1 p.m. Free; lunch provided.
Bullock Performance Institute: University ChoraleDalton Center Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. Pre-concert talk at 7 p.m. Purchase tickets.

Thursday, January 31

Truth“Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News,” Kevin Young, director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and poetry editor for New Yorker, 2452 Knauss Hall, 7 p.m. Free.
PerformanceUniversity Jazz Orchestra and University Jazz Lab Band, Dalton Center Recital Hall. Tickets, $10, students $5, seniors $5.