P2P Newsletter December 3, 2019

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Map to Ombudsman Office - located in the Faunce Student Services BuildingIf you ever need help resolving conflict at WMU, the Office of Ombudsman can act as a neutral party to help you get to a solution. Some of the services the office provides are:

  • Listens to you and discusses your problems and concerns, identifying and evaluation with you options to resolve problems.
  • Provides information on resources within the University that may help you.
  • Identifies problem areas facing faculty, staff and students, and recommends changes in University policies and procedures.
  • Facilitates process for hardship and non-attendance withdrawal appeals, course grade appeals and program dismissal appeal.

To learn more about the Office of Ombudsman and have access to complaints and appeal forms click on the map below. To learn more about the location and hours click on the button below.

Location and Hours

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Office of Sustainability

The Office of Sustainability helps the Western Michigan University community in fulfilling and growing its sustainability.

  • The Office of Sustainability office hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Students can volunteer with the Office of Sustainability
  • Students who have not done so already can go to the Office of Sustainability and receive a free EcoEssential item
  • A list of events that are centered around sustainability can be found on the Office of Sustainability homepage

Fast Facts Fall 2019: (1) 4881 students hand an on-campus job, (2) The Bronco Study Zone has had 1,404 different student visits this semester! This includes 513 different freshman, (3) The Lee Honors College spends $523.39 on coffee per year, (4) 17 undergraduate students completed all requirements for WMU Signature, and (5) 4 percent of freshman studied abroad last year! The most popular location was Italy.

What to do in Kalamazoo

Image of the Kalamazoo Mall

The Kalamazoo Mall, located in downtown Kalamazoo (within walking distance of WMU) is a great place for those with any interest! The first outdoor shopping mall is in the United States, the Kalamazoo Mall is home to many different shops, restaurants, coffee shops, and more! There are frequent sidewalk sales, and other special events hosted at the Kalamazoo Mall throughout the year, such as Art on the Mall, and special holiday festivities.

The Kalamazoo Candle Company is housed in the Kalamazoo Mall, and offers a variety of scents and other unique items. Candles are pre-made at the Candle Company, but can be custom, and they offer group candle-making as well as custom labels, and even fundraising opportunities! Kalamazoo Candle Company's candles make for great gifts for the upcoming holiday season, and offer an opportunity to support local business!

To learn more about the Kalamazoo Mall click on the image.


To learn more about the Kalamazoo Mall, click here.

Home Athletic Events:

Athletic CalendarMen's Basketball:

  • Dec. 3 vs Oakland University, 7 p.m.
  • Dec. 7 vs Youngstown State University, 2 p.m.
  • Dec. 18 vs Aquinas College, 7 p.m.
  • Jan. 4 vs Ohio University, 4 p.m.
  • Jan. 14 vs Bowling Green, 7 p.m.

Men's Ice Hockey:

  • Dec. 6 vs University of North Dakota, 7:05 p.m.
  • Dec. 7 vs University of North Dakota, 7:05 p.m.
  • Jan. 5 vs Notre Dame, 5:05 p.m.

Men's Tennis:

  • Jan. 12 vs Butler, 10 a.m.
  • Jan. 12 vs University of Illinois at Chicago, 3:30 p.m.

Women's Basketball:

  • Dec. 14 vs Chicago State University, 2 p.m.
  • Jan. 4 vs University of Toledo, 2 p.m.

Women's Gymnastics:

  • Jan. 5 vs Michigan State University, 1 p.m.


Fine Arts Events:

Fine Arts Event CalendarMusic:

  • Dec. 3 - Student Composers II, Dalton Center Recital Hall 8 p.m. Free
  • Dec. 5 - University Concert Band, Dalton Center Recital Hall 7:30 p.m. Free
  • Dec. 7 A Choral Christmas: University Chorale, Anima, Amphion, First Presbyterian Church, Kalamazoo. Concerts at 4 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. $5 for students, get tickets at millerauditorium.com
  • Dec. 8 - Jazz for the Holidays, Miller Auditorium 3 p.m.$5 for students, get tickets at millerauditorium.com
  • Dec. 15 - A Brass Celebration of Christmas, Dalton Center Recital Hall 3 p.m. $5 for students, get tickets at millerauditorium.com


  • Dec. 6 - In the Works with WMU Dance-Art Hop, Wellspring Theatre Epic Center 6 p.m. Free
  • Dec. 7 - Fall Showcase, Dalton Center Studio B, 7 p.m.


  • Dec. 5, 6, 7 - Next Stop, Broadway with Cady Huffman, Williams Theatre 7:30. Tickets are $6 for students purchased in person at the ticket office.


General Campus Events:

  • Campus Event CalendarDec. 4 - Larry the Cable Guy: Remain Seated, Miller Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Get tickets at millerauditorium.com
  • Dec. 6 - "Entrepreneurship Forum", Mike Klok, owner and creative director of Stuffed Brain Studio. 2150 Schneider Hall, breakfast at 7:30 a.m., talk at 8 a.m. Free but registration required
  • Dec. 7 - Saturday Morning Science, "Monarch Butterflies, Migration and Human Impact," Stephen Malcom. 1104 Rood Hall, 10:30 a.m. Free
  • Dec. 9 - Start of Final Examination Week
  • Dec. 11 - Evaluation Cafe, "American Evaluation Association President Visit", 4410 Ellsworth Hall, noon to 1 p.m. Free
  • Dec. 12 - Last day of Final Examinations Week
  • Dec. 14 Commencement, Miller Auditorium 9 a.m., Noon, and 3 p.m.
  • Dec. 17 Fall semester grades due
  • Jan. 2 - Spring 2020 Tuition and Fees due
  • Jan. 6 - Spring semester classes begins at 8 a.m.
  • Jan 11 - Saturday Morning Science, "The Science of Electrified Transportation". 1104 Rood Hall, doors open at 10:30 a.m., lecture begins at 11 a.m. Free


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