Global Events and Newsletter

 

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February 2019

Monday, February 11

Tuesday, February 12

  • Chinese tutoring for Chinese minors—1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Sprau Tower, room 814, hosted by Confucius Institute. Practice your Chinese through Q&A conversation. Free.
  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the Bernhard Center Global Lounge, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free.
  • "Making People Better: Saving Us from Ourselves through Moral Enhancement" lecture—6:30 p.m. in the Bernhard Center, room 211, hosted by WMU Stryker M.D. School of Medicine and Department of Psychology. The lecturer will be Dr. Parker Crutchfield, associate professor of medical ethics and law. Free.
  • Stages to the Path of Enlightenment class—7 to 8:30 p.m. at the People's Church, 1758 N. 10th St., Kalamazoo, room 9, hosted by Jewel Heart. The Lam Rim (Stages on the Path to Enlightenment) is an organized compilation of the Buddha’s teaching meant to lead students on a graded path to spiritual fulfillment. In the class we examine the various steps through presentation, discussion and guided meditation. Free.

Wednesday, February 13

  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the fourth-floor reception area of Ellsworth hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free.
  • Diversity Lecture Series—7 p.m. at the Fountain Street Church, 24 Fountain St.,NE, Grand Rapids, hosted by Grand Rapids Community College. Bakari Sellers, the youngest member of South Carolina Legislature in 2006 will be lecturing. Free

Thursday, February 14

  • Chinese tutoring for Chinese minors—1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Sprau Tower, room 814, hosted by Confucius Institute. Practice your Chinese through Q&A conversation. Free.
  • "Riot, Race and Reconciliation" documentary—7 to 8 p.m. at the Grand Rapids public library- main branch, 111 Library St., Grand Rapids, hosted by Grand Rapids Public Library and Grand Rapids Historical Society. George Bayard, the director of the documentary will discuss the origins and results of the uprising of African Americans during the summer of 1967. Free.

Friday, February 15

Saturday, February 16

Sunday, February 17

Monday, February 18

Tuesday, February 19

  • ARTbreak talk: African-American artist in the KIA collection—noon at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts (KIA), 435 W South St., Kalamazoo, hosted by the KIA. Harvey Myers will share his knowledge on Charles Alston, Jacob Lawrence, and Hughie Lee Smith, who all featured in The Expressionist Figure. These are artists whose careers overlapped and were major figures in art world during the Harlem Renaissance. Free.
  • Chinese tutoring for Chinese minors—1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Sprau Tower, room 814, hosted by Confucius Institute. Practice your Chinese through Q&A conversation. Free.
  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the Bernhard Center Global Lounge, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free.
  • Stages to the Path of Enlightenment—7 to 8:30 at the People's Church, 1758 N. 10th St., Kalamazoo, room 9. hosted by Jewel Heart. The Lam Rim (Stages on the Path to Enlightenment) is an organized compilation of the Buddha’s teaching meant to lead students on a graded path to spiritual fulfillment. In the class we examine the various steps through presentation, discussion and guided meditation. Free.

Wednesday, February 20

  • Fulbright session for WMU faculty—1 p.m. in 205 Bernhard Center, hosted by Fulbright at WMU. The speaker Peter Raucci from Council of International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), will discuss Fulbright opportunities for faculty to conduct research, to teach, or undertake a combination of both in over 125 countries around the world. Free.
  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the fourth-floor reception area of Ellsworth hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free.
  • "Art, Race and Protest in Three Acts" book discussion—2 p.m. at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts (KIA), 435 W South St., Kalamazoo, hosted by the KIA. The discussion leader will be Jo Ann Mundy. Free.
  • The Courage to Create, poetry celebration—4 p.m. at the WMU Multicultural Center in the Adrian Trimpe Building, hosted by the WMU Office of Diversity and Inclusion. The Courage to Create Program is a writing and research competition designed to encourage the love of poetry, student research in the role of writers as agents for social change, and to promote literacy in middle and high school students. Must be nominated to compete. 

Thursday, February 21

  • Chinese tutoring for Chinese minors—1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Sprau Tower, room 814, hosted by Confucius Institute. Practice your Chinese through Q&A conversation. Free.
  • "More Together Than Alone: The Power and Spirit of Community"—7 p.m. in 2452 Knauss Hall, hosted by the University Center for Humanities. In this talk, Mark will explore the heartwork required to inhabit our lives by engaging our ongoing relationships to self, other, work, community and Source. Free.

Friday, February 22

  • Diversity and Inclusion Conference—9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the College of Health and Human Services room 4010, hosted by the College of Health and Human Services.  The 2019 conference will feature keynote speaker Dr. Mark Nepo, and will work toward building a community which embraces diversity. Free.
  • Japanese language practice sessions 4 to 5 p.m. in the Bernhard Center, hosted by WMU Soga Japan Center. Free.

Monday, February 25

Tuesday, February 26

  • "Comics, Diversity, Stereotypes" ARTbreak video—noon at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts (KIA), 435 W South St., Kalamazoo, hosted by the KIA. Explore the culture of racist stereotyping in the U.S. through the lens of contemporary comics and their creators. Free.
  • "From dusk to the Dawn" Afghan women progress discussion—1 p.m. in the Bernhard Center President Dining room, hosted by the Department of Comparative Religion. A panel of Afghan women will discuss challenges in education, politics, and arts after 2001 in Afghanistan. Free.
  • Chinese tutoring for Chinese minors—1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Sprau Tower, room 814, hosted by Confucius Institute. Practice your Chinese through Q&A conversation. Free.
  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the Bernhard Center Global Lounge, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free.
  • Stages to the Path of Enlightenment—7 to 8:30 at the People's Church, 1758 N. 10th St., Kalamazoo, room 9. hosted by Jewel Heart. The Lam Rim (Stages on the Path to Enlightenment) is an organized compilation of the Buddha’s teaching meant to lead students on a graded path to spiritual fulfillment. In the class we examine the various steps through presentation, discussion and guided meditation. Free.

Wednesday, February 27

  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the fourth-floor reception area of Ellsworth hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free.
  • Ethics Center, "The Land of Open Graves: Living and Dying on the Migrant Trail" Book Club—5:30 p.m. in 2072 Moore Hall, hosted by the WMU Center for the Study of Ethics in Society. . This anthropological work details the lived experiences of undocumented migrants in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona as they attempt to cross the Southern border into the United States. Free.

Thursday, February 28

 

March 2019

Thursday, March 7

  • Chinese tutoring for Chinese minors—1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Sprau Tower, room 814, hosted by Confucius Institute. Practice your Chinese through Q&A conversation. Free.
  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the fourth-floor reception area of Ellsworth Hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free.
  • Japanese language classes for teens—4 p.m. at the Schoolcraft Community Library, hosted by Soga Japan Center. The classes will be holding for teens in grades 6-12. Free.
  • "International Women's Day" celebration—5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at 601 W Maple St., Kalamazoo, hosted by Intrepid Professional Women’s Network. Guest speakers, awards, and food provided. Free.

Friday, March 8

  • Breakfast of nations 2019—7:30 to 10 a.m. in the MCC Banquets and Events- Macedonian Cultural Center, 43133 Ryan Rd, Sterling Heights, hosted by Welcoming Michigan. Join for a breakfast program featuring the inspiring family migration stories of your Macomb County neighbors. Ticket costs $25.

Monday, March 11

Tuesday, March 12

  • Chinese tutoring for Chinese minors—1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Sprau Tower, room 814, hosted by Confucius Institute. Practice your Chinese through Q&A conversation. Free.
  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the Bernhard Center Global Lounge, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free.
  • "Japanese Folklore/Mythology" lecture—7 to 8 p.m in the Austin and Sugarloaf Lake Rooms at Portage District Library, hosted by Soga Japan Center. The lecturer will be Dr. Stephen Covell, director of the study abroad Japanese Religion and Culture Seminar and the Founding Director of Soga Japan Center. Free.

Wednesday, March 13

  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the fourth-floor reception area of Ellsworth hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free.
  • Ethics Center, "The Land of Open Graves: Living and Dying on the Migrant Trail" Book Club—5:30 p.m. in 2072 Moore Hall, hosted by the WMU Center for the Study of Ethics in Society. . This anthropological work details the lived experiences of undocumented migrants in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona as they attempt to cross the Southern border into the United States. Free.

Thursday, March 14

  • Chinese tutoring for Chinese minors—1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Sprau Tower, room 814, hosted by Confucius Institute. Practice your Chinese through Q&A conversation. Free.
  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the fourth-floor reception area of Ellsworth Hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free.
  • "Religious Education in Eurasia" lecture—2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the in the Knauss Hall Humanities Center, hosted by Global and International Studies program. The lecturers will be Dr. Stephen Covell, professor of comparative religion and Dr. Elena Lisovkaya, professor of sociology. Free.
  • Japanese language classes for teens—4 p.m. at the Schoolcraft Community Library, hosted by Soga Japan Center. The classes will be holding for teens in grades 6-12. Free.

Friday, March 15

Monday, March 18

  • CELCIS conversation circle, women only—2 to 3 p.m. in the Bernhard Center Global Lounge, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free.

Tuesday, March 19

  • Chinese tutoring for Chinese minors—1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Sprau Tower, room 814, hosted by Confucius Institute. Practice your Chinese through Q&A conversation. Free.
  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the Bernhard Center Global Lounge, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free.

Wednesday, March 20

  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the fourth-floor reception area of Ellsworth hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free.
  • Ethics Center, "The Land of Open Graves: Living and Dying on the Migrant Trail" Book Club—5:30 p.m. in 2072 Moore Hall, hosted by the WMU Center for the Study of Ethics in Society. . This anthropological work details the lived experiences of undocumented migrants in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona as they attempt to cross the Southern border into the United States. Free.

Thursday, March 21

  • Chinese tutoring for Chinese minors—1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Sprau Tower, room 814, hosted by Confucius Institute. Practice your Chinese through Q&A conversation. Free.
  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the fourth-floor reception area of Ellsworth hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free.
  • Japanese language classes for teens—4 p.m. at the Schoolcraft Community Library, hosted by Soga Japan Center. The classes will be holding for teens in grades 6-12. Free.

Friday, March 22

Saturday, March 23

  • "Rewards of Wisdom" contemporary Chinese ink painting exhibition—11 a.m to noon at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts (KIA), 435 W South St., Kalamazoo, hosted by the KIA. Featuring both distinguished artists and rising stars who express through their brushwork the goals of virtue, peace, wisdom, beauty, meditation, science, knowledge, and philosophy. Free.

Sunday, March 24

  • International Festival—4 to 8 p.m. in the Bernhard Center second floor, hosted by the Haenicke Institute for Global Education. Join International Student Activities in this celebration of the many cultures represented at WMU. Free entry and nominal food fee. 

Monday, March 25

  • CELCIS conversation circle, women only—2 to 3 p.m. in the Bernhard Center Global Lounge, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free.

Tuesday, March 26

  • Fulbright session for WMU faculty—9:30 a.m. in 1040-1050 Fetzer Center, hosted by Fulbright at WMU. The session is about opportunities to apply for Fulbright core and specialist awards to conduct research, teach or consult in over 125 countries around the world. Free.
  • Chinese tutoring for Chinese minors—1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Sprau Tower, room 814, hosted by Confucius Institute. Practice your Chinese through Q&A conversation. Free.
  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the Bernhard Center Global Lounge, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free.

Wednesday, March 27

  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the fourth-floor reception area of Ellsworth hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free.

Thursday, March 28

  • Chinese tutoring for Chinese minors—1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Sprau Tower, room 814, hosted by Confucius Institute. Practice your Chinese through Q&A conversation. Free.
  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the fourth-floor reception area of Ellsworth hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free.
  • Fulbright session for WMU faculty—3:30 p.m. in the Knauss Hall Humanities Center, hosted by Fulbright at WMU. Panel discussion by College of Arts and Science Fulbright faculty. Free.
  • Transgender Day of Visibility Celebration—4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Adrian Trimpe Building Multicultural Center, hosted by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Activities will recognize the livelihood and empowerment that transgender individuals demonstrate daily around the globe. Free.
  • Truth: Kevin Young—7 p.m. at 2452 Knauss Hall, hosted by the University Center for the Humanities. Kevin Young, award winning poet and critique, will be presenting on the topic, "Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News," as part of the Gwen Frostic Reading Series. Free. 

April 2019

Tuesday, April 2

  • Chinese tutoring for Chinese minors—1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Sprau Tower, room 814, hosted by Confucius Institute. Practice your Chinese through Q&A conversation. Free.

Thursday,  April 4

  • Chinese tutoring for Chinese minors—1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Sprau Tower, room 814, hosted by Confucius Institute. Practice your Chinese through Q&A conversation. Free.
  • Celebrating Us All: Asian Pacific American Heritage—5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Adrian Trimpe Building Multicultural Center, hosted by the Office for Diversity and Inclusion, and WMU Asian Pacific American Student Association. In celebration of the history of Asian American and Pacific Islanders' enrichment of the United States and the important role of Asian American and Pacific Islanders in our future, campus and local community members are invited to participate in festivities in honor of a range of Asian Pacific American traditions and experiences.

Tuesday, April 9

  • Chinese tutoring for Chinese minors—1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Sprau Tower, room 814, hosted by Confucius Institute. Practice your Chinese through Q&A conversation. Free.

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