Unless otherwise noted, all events are free of charge and open to the public. Also see WMU News and Events.

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Reserve a conference room in 2302 or 2307 Friedmann Hall

Monday, Sept. 1

U.S. Labor Day

Tuesday, Sept. 2

Fall classes begin

Thursday, Sept. 4

Global and International Studies Open House, 2047 Moore Hall, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

Friday, Sept. 5

Bronco Bash, annual welcome back festival for students, staff and faculty, and community, Sangren Pedestrian Mall, 3 to 7 p.m. 

Tuesday, Sept. 16

Center for the Study of Ethics in Society Lecture Series, "Pictures Travel, Discourses Do Not: The Mohammed Cartoons Controversy, Global Media Communication, and Ethics" presented by Oliver Hahn, professor of journalism, University of Passau, Germany, co-sponsored by the Haenicke Institute for Global Education and the School of Communication, 211 Bernhard Center, 4 to 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

2014 Constitution Day, "State constitutions, versions 2.0 and 3.0: Revising state constitutions during and after the American Revolution" presented by Dr. Sally Hadden, associate professor of history, University Center for Humanities, 5 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

Fourth Annual Western Michigan University Medical Humanities Conference, Fetzer Center, 8 a.m. Registration fee.

CAS Women's Caucus Fall Reception, 2500 Knauss, University Center for the Humanities, 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 24

2nd Annual Michigan Autism Conference, Radisson Plaza Hotel, Kalamazoo, Mich. Light refreshments at 6 p.m.; presentation from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Registration required for this free session.

Thursday, Sept. 25

2nd Annual Michigan Autism Conference, Radisson Plaza Hotel, Kalamazoo, Mich. Registration fee.

Friday, Sept. 26

2nd Annual Michigan Autism Conference, Radisson Plaza Hotel, Kalamazoo, Mich. Registration fee.

Grad Talks, symposium featuring 10-minute presentations of graduate students' scholarly endeavors, Lee Honors College lounge, 4 to 6 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 27

China Festival, showcase of Chinese food and culture, including a ping pong finals, performances, displays and food from local Chinese restaurants; Student Recreation Center; Noon to 5 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 28

World Languages and Literatures Poetry Reading, "Poetry in Nineteen Languages: A Symphony for the Senses," Portage District Library, 300 Library Ln., Portage, Mich, 2 to 4 p.m. followed by a reception with foods from around the world.

Tuesday, Sept. 30

Ethics Lecture, "The Unseen Force: The Power of Traumatic Experiences in Changing the Course of Development Across the Lifespan" presented by James A. Henry, professor, WMU School of Social Work, Co-sponsored by the College of Health and Human Services and the School of Social Work, 209 Bernhard Center, 7 to 9 p.m. Reception to follow.

Friday, Oct. 3

State of the College Address, 2028 Brown Hall, 1 to 3 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 8

Study Abroad Fair, Bernhard Center East Ballroom, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 23

Chemistry Seminar, "Physical Chemistry Seminar" presented Dr. Trilisa M. Perrine, 2014 Alumni Achievement Award Winner, 1720 Chemistry Building, 4 to 5:15 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 24

Homecoming 2014, Distinguished Alumni Awards Reception, East Ballroom, Bernhard Center, 7 p.m. Admission fee.

Saturday, Oct. 25

16th Homecoming Campus Classic, 1K Fun Run (8:45 a.m.), 5 K Run and Walk (9:15 a.m.). Registration fee.

WMU Alumni Homecoming Tailgate, Parking Lot 1 on Oakland Drive (East Campus). Admission fee.

91st Homecoming Game, Time TBA. Admission fee.