Western Michigan University's Department of Political Science hosts speakers and other events on campus.


Tuesday, January 14

Study Abroad ExpoCollege of Arts and Sciences Expo to highlight short-term, faculty-led study abroad program options, Brown Hall second floor lobby, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free.

Monday, January 20

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

WMU classes canceled and many offices will be closed in observance

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

Dr. Cherie Strachan, Central Michigan University, will presenting on Civic Engagement Pedagogy

3:30 p.m., Political Science Library, 3301 Friedmann Hall

Friday, February 7

Government and Nonprofit Job Fair

1 to 4 p.m., Bernhard Center

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Edward Montgomery, WMU President, "Academia and Public Policy: Uneasy Allies or Mortal Enemies"

2452 Knauss Hall, 7 p.m.
cosponsored with the University Center for Humanities

Friday, February 28

Spirit Day, No classes

Monday, March 2 through Friday, March 6

Spring Break Recess, WMU classes canceled

Monday-Tuesday, March 23-24, 2020

Sam Clark Lecture Series: Charles Epp, University of Kansas, "Measurement issues in a campaign to shift from fossil fuels to renewables"

Details TBD

Saturday, April 25

WMU College of Arts and Sciences Commencement

Miller Auditorium