March 2020 Events

Sunday, March 1

Performance"DRUM TAO 2020", Miller Auditorium, 3 p.m. Tickets: millerauditorium.com or (269) 387-2300.

Monday, March 2

Exhibit"Twin Realities: 19th-Century Stereographic Views and 3D Google Earth," presented by Colleen Woolpert and Scott Russell, Zhang Legacy Collections Center, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Free. No registration required.

Tuesday, March 3

Wednesday, March 4

WSA Senate meetingWSA Senate meetings are every Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. in the Bernhard Center, Room 157. Come join us!

Thursday, March 5

Friday, March 6

Sunday, March 8

Daylight Saving Time begins

Monday, March 9

Purim begins at sundown
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, March 10

Spring Convocation 2020For WMU faculty, research staff and research students, Fetzer Center, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Discovers Excellence Recognition Luncheon for invited guests, 12:30 to 2 p.m.
CELCIS Conversation CircleEnglish-language conversation practice, Bernhard Center Global Lounge, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Free. No registration required.
WSA Senate meetingWSA Senate meetings are every Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. in the Bernhard Center, Room 157. Come join us!

Wednesday, March 11

Gold GatheringsBuffet lunch for faculty and staff, Rooms 208-209 Bernhard Center, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free. Registration required.
Discussion"Lessons Learned from a Study of Three Developmental Evaluations," Heather Esper, senior program manager, William Davidson Institute at University of Michigan. 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, March 12

Workshop"Introduction to Mendeley Desktop," Michele Behr and Edward Eckel, Waldo Library, Classroom B (0152), noon to 1:30 p.m. Free. Registration requested.

Friday, March 13

Entrepreneurship ForumBrett Vanderkamp, president, and Amy Kenny, CFO, New Holland Brewing, 2150 Schneider Hall, breakfast at 7:30 a.m., talk at 8 a.m. Free; registration required.
ConferenceMichigan Council of Teachers of English 2020 "Think Spring" Conference with guest speakers Shelly Shaffer, Gretchen Rumohr and Steve Bickmore who will discuss their book "Contending with Gun Violence in the English Language Classroom." 208/209 Bernhard Center, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
ConferenceThe 11th annual WMU Assessment in Action Conference, Fetzer Center, 9 a.m. Open to all faculty, staff, part-time instructors and graduate teaching assistants at WMU and other local institutions. Lunch will be provided, but registration is required. Click here to register. For questions, contact Karen Stokes Chapo at karen.stokeschapo@wmich.edu.

Saturday, March 14

Saturday Morning Science"Extraction of Toxic Anion Contaminants from Water," Gellert Mezei, 1104 Rood Hall, doors open at 10:30, lecture begins at 11 a.m. Free and open to the public.

Monday, March 16

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, March 17

St. Patrick's Day
Workshop"Introduction to ICPSR," presented by data librarian Daria Orlowska, Waldo Library, 11 a.m. to noon. Free. Registration requested.
Discovery Acceleration WorkshopFor WMU faculty and research staff, "SBIR/STTR and Other Funding for Commercialization ," 2355 Schneider Hall, noon to 1:30 p.m. Registration required. Lunch provided. Free.
CELCIS Conversation CircleEnglish-language conversation practice, Bernhard Center Global Lounge, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Free. No registration required.
Workshop"Searching the Patent Literature," Edward Eckel, Waldo Library, Classroom B (0152), 2 to 3 p.m. Free. Registration requested.
WSA Senate meetingWSA Senate meetings are every Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. in the Bernhard Center, Room 157. Come join us!

Wednesday, March 18

Discussion"A Perspective Shift: Moving from Trauma Informed to Resiliency Informed," Ashlee Offord, clinical educator, Population Health Department at Spectrum Health-Lakeland. The Evaluation Center, 4410 Ellsworth Hall, noon to 1 p.m. Lunch is provided.
Real Talk Diversity Series"Equity: What Does It Look Like?" Trimpe Multicultural Center, noon to 1:30 p.m. Free.
Mental Health First Aid TrainingStudent Affairs and Mental Health Outreach along with Integrated Services of Kalamazoo host Mental Health First Aid training in 4510 Sangren from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Participants must attend both four-hour sessions on March 18 and 25. Registration is required. Free. For more information, contact Laceey Ruble, Graduate Assistant for Mental Health Outreach, at vpsa-mhoutreachga@wmich.edu.
CELCIS Conversation CircleEnglish-language conversation practice, Bernhard Center Global Lounge, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Free. No registration required.

Thursday, March 19

Vernal equinoxFirst day of spring.
Faculty Abroad Series"A Woman Archaeologist in the Middle East: Experiences in Turkey and Syria," Dr. Britt Hartenberger, Institute for Intercultural and Anthropological Studies, 3025 Brown Hall, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. No registration required.
Senior PromCommunity seniors interact with students, sponsored by Residence Life, Bernhard Center East Ballroom, 5 to 10 p.m. Free.
Performance"That Golden Girls Show!", Miller Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: millerauditorium.com or (269) 387-2300.

Friday, March 20

Workshop"Introduction to Zotero Desktop," Edward Eckel, Waldo Library, Classroom B (0152), noon to 1:30 p.m. Free. Registration requested.
Geography Colloquium"Privilege, poverty, and place: Competing geographies of the Garden Route Reserve, South Africa," Dr. Robert Fincham, University of KwaZulu-Natal, 2119 Wood Hall, 2 to 3 p.m. Free.
Memorial Event"10 Years with Hayao Miyazaki" memorial event for Rodger Swan, a 2009 graduate who passed away while serving as an English teacher in Japan in January 2010, WMU Soga Japan Center and World Languages and Literatures, 1025 Brown Hall, 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Public Address"Speak Truth to Power," 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Tawakkol Karman, Great Lakes PeaceJam Spring Youth Conference, 2000 Schneider Hall, 7 p.m. Suggested donation of $15 per guest is requested. Tickets may be purchased at the door or online. Additionally, a reception honoring Karman will be at 5:30 p.m. in Schneider Hall. Tickets are $50 and must be purchased in advance.

Monday, March 23

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, March 24

CELCIS Conversation CircleEnglish-language conversation practice, Bernhard Center Global Lounge, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Free. No registration required.

Wednesday, March 25

Discussion"Scaling Impact: Innovation for the Public Good," John Gargani, president, Gargani and Company, and former president of the American Evaluation Association. The Evaluation Center, 4410 Ellsworth Hall, noon to 1 p.m. Lunch is provided.
Mental Health First Aid TrainingStudent Affairs and Mental Health Outreach along with Integrated Services of Kalamazoo host Mental Health First Aid training in 4510 Sangren from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Participants must attend both four-hour sessions on March 18 and 25. Registration is required. Free. For more information, contact Laceey Ruble, Graduate Assistant for Mental Health Outreach, at vpsa-mhoutreachga@wmich.edu.
CELCIS Conversation CircleEnglish-language conversation practice, Bernhard Center Global Lounge, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Free. No registration required.
PresentationGreat Michigan Read interactive conversation with Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, author of "What the Eyes Don't See," chronicling the Flint water crisis, Bernhard Center East Ballroom, 6 to 9 p.m. Free.

Friday, March 27

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
Broadway performance"Waitress", Miller Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: millerauditorium.com or (269) 387-2300.

Saturday, March 28

Broadway performance"Waitress", Miller Auditorium, 2 p.m. Tickets: millerauditorium.com or (269) 387-2300.
Broadway performance"Waitress", Miller Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: millerauditorium.com or (269) 387-2300.

Sunday, March 29

Broadway performance"Waitress", Miller Auditorium, 1 p.m. Tickets: millerauditorium.com or (269) 387-2300.
International FestivalEnjoy music, foods, fashions and traditional dances of many cultures, Bernhard Center, 4 to 8 p.m. Free.

Monday, March 30

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, March 31

Informational Meeting"CollaborATE , CreATE , InnovATE , ElevATE," learn about funding opportunities from National Science Foundations’s Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Program, Lori Wingate, Fetzer Center, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Register by Tuesday, March 17.
CELCIS Conversation CircleEnglish-language conversation practice, Bernhard Center Global Lounge, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Free. No registration required.