Events

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

Events

SPAA Public Service Engagement Series: Insider Perspective on Michigan Public Policy Development and Engagement

Mr. Judd Herzer, Policy Director, Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity

Thursday, October 14 at 5 p.m. via webex (see flyer for link)

WMU Virtual Graduate and Professional School Fair

Monday, October 18, 3  to 6 p.m. ET

WMU Virtual Graduate and Professional School Fair will be held on Monday, October 18, 2021 from 3  to 6 p.m. ET through the Handshake platform. This free event is available to anyone interested in exploring their options for advanced studies. Learn more about graduate and professional school by chatting with representatives from 100+ colleges and universities around the country in real time.  

Free Speech Cafe poster

College and university representatives who are interested in hosting a virtual table are welcome to register online here

Free Speech Cafe: Public interest leads free speech protections

Wednesday, October 20, Bernhard Center
Moderator: Jessica Swartz, deputy general counsel

Fundamentals of Free Speech: Speech of public interest. If the speech being analyzed is not of public interest, none of the rest applies.

Fall Break 2021

Wednesday, October 20 through Friday, October 22

No classes will be held. Plan accordingly.

Spring 2022 registration begins

Monday, October 25 at 7:30 a.m.

Spring Registration Schedule

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel - University Center for the Humanities "Courage" Speaker Series

The University Center for the Humanities welcomes Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel to Western Michigan University as the first speaker in our 2021-22 "Courage" speaker series.  This year’s series is inspired by the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage.

Thursday, Oct. 28 at 7:00pm
228 - South Ballroom Bernhard Center

"A Century of Votes for Women: American Elections Since Suffrage" Christina Wolbrecht and Kevin Corder

How have American women voted in the first 100 years since the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment? How have popular understandings of women as voters both persisted and changed over time? In "A Century of Votes for Women," Christina Wolbrecht and J. Kevin Corder.

Monday, Nov. 11 at 7:00pm
Location: Webex

Free Speech Cafe: Free speech in the context of city elections, campaigns

Date: November
Moderator: Dr. Denise Keele, asst. professor, political science and and environmental and sustainability studies

Co-hosts: We Vote, Political Science

Thanksgiving Break

Wednesday, November 24 at noon through Friday, November 26

In recognition, many offices, including the Department of Political Science, will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 25 and November 26. No classes will be held. Plan accordingly.

Fall 2021 - Final Exam Week

Monday through Friday, December 13 to 16

Fall 2021 Final Exam Schedule

Fall 2021 Graduation Commencement

Saturday, December 18

Commencement Information

Spring 2022 semester begins

Monday, January 10 at 8 a.m.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation and Activities

Monday, January 17

MLK Day information

Summer 2022 registration begins

Monday, February 7 at 7:30 a.m.

Summer Registration Schedule

Spirit Day

Friday, March 4

In recognition, no classes will be held. Plan accordingly.

Spring Break 2022

Monday, March 7 through Friday, March 11

In recognition, no classes will be held. Plan accordingly.

Spring 2022 - Final Exam Week

Monday through Friday, April 25 to 28

Spring 2022 Final Exam Schedule

Spring 2022 Graduation Commencement

Saturday, April 30

Commencement Information

Summer I 2021 semester begins

Monday, May 9 at 8 a.m.

Memorial Day

Monday, May 30

In recognition, many offices, including the Department of Political Science, will be closed. No classes will be held Plan accordingly.

Summer Graduation Commencement

Saturday, June 25 

Commencement Information

Summer II 2021 semester begins

Thursday, June 30 at 8 a.m.

Independence Day

Monday, July 4

In recognition, many offices will be closed, including the Department of Political Science, on Monday, July 4. No classes will be held. Plan accordingly.