Events

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, March 30

Economics Research Seminar, "The Effect Of Maternal Employment On Child Obesity" presented by Bezawit T. Agiro, WMU Ph.D. student in applied economics, 1115 Moore Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 31

Gender Scholar Award Lecture, Dr. Jennifer Machiorlatti, winner of the 2015 Gender Scholar Award, will present a showing of her documentary on indigenous women filmmakers, 1025 Brown Hall, 3:30 to  4:30 p.m. 

Wednesday, April 1

History Happening, talk with faculty and students about study abroad experiences, internship opportunities and graduate school, learn about scholarships, awards and other opportunities, and enter to win books, shirts, bags and other great door prizes, 4th Floor Friedmann, 4 to 6 p.m. Free pizza and pop provided.

Thursday, April 2

Student Success Services College Success Seminar, "Time Management," 3078 Waldo Library, 1 to 2 p.m.

Mathematics Colloquium, "An Alternative Approach to the Strong Maximum Principle" presented by Dr. Robert Jensen, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Loyola University Chicago, Alavi Commons, 6625 Everett Tower, 4 to 5 p.m. Refreshments served at 3:50 p.m.

Center for the Study of Ethics Lecture Series, special movie screening of "The Insider," 1028 Brown Hall, 5 p.m.

Raise Your Voice, public lecture by Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, Stop Telling Women to Smile, 1004 Richmond Center for the Visual Arts, WMU, 5:30 p.m.

Friday, April 3

Haenicke Institute for Global Education Study Abroad Drop-In Advising Hours, 2352 Friedmann Hall, 9 a.m. to noon.

WMU 6th Annual Assessment in Action Conference, free for all faculty, part-time instructors, graduate teaching assistants and staff who are interested in student learning outcomes assessment, Fetzer Center, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Registration is required for the luncheon.

Economics Research Seminar, "Types Of Financial Development For Poverty Alleviation" presented by James A. Squires, WMU Ph.D. student in applied economics, 2212 Dunbar Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Biological Sciences Seminar Series, "Not your father's microbiology laboratory: new technologies in clinical microbiology" presented by Dr. Richard VanEnk, Bronson Hospital, 1710 Wood Hall, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Raise Your Voice, Stop Telling Women to Smile Exhibit, Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, Black Arts and Cultural Center, Epic Center, Kalamazoo Mall, 5:30 p.m.

Monday, April 6

Burnham-Macmillan Endowment Fund Lecture Series, "A Place at the Table: Women and Decolonization, a Story as Yet Untold" presented by Dr. Philippa Levine, professor in the Department of History at the University of Texas, 3508 Knauss Hall, 4 p.m. A public reception in the University Center for the Humanities will follow the presentation.

Tuesday, April 7

Center for the Study of Ethics Lecture Series, "Inside the Tobacco Industry" presented by Jeffrey Wigand, Smoke-Free Kids, Co-sponsors: Lee Honors College, University Center for the Humanities and School of Communication, Kirsch Auditorium, Fetzer Center, 7 p.m.

Student Success Services College Success Seminar, "Reconciling your Learning Style with your Professor's Teaching Style," 3078 Waldo Library, 7 to 8 p.m.

Department of Political Science and the Walker Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnic Relations Lecture"Expecting Poverty and Violence: How Expectations Shape Underclass Youth" presented by Dr. John M. Bolland, professor emeritus of political science, University of Alabama, Fetzer Center Putney Auditorium, 7:30 to 9 p.m.

Wednesday, April 8

Werner Sichel Lecture Series, "Cleansing Effects from the Great Recession" presented by Dr. Till von Wachter, associate professor of economics, University of California—Los Angeles, 2028 Brown Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Sociology Speaker Series, "The Reconfiguration of Immigrant Families through Immigration Law" presented by Dr. Cecilia Menjivar, Cowden Distinguished Professor at Arizona State University, 2720 Sangren Hall, 3 to 5 p.m.

College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Recognition Awards Ceremony, Center for the Humanities, 2500 Knauss Hall, 3:30 p.m. Reception to follow awards presentation.

Goliardic Society Lecture, "Varied Perspectives on the Chastity of Saint Gerald of Aurillac" presented by Dr. Matthew Kuefler, professor of history at San Diego State University, Center for the Humanities, 2500 Knauss Hall, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. 

Thursday, April 9

International Conference of Robust Rank-Based and Nonparametric Methods, day one of the conference, sponsored by the Department of Statistics, Bernhard Center, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Environmental and Sustainability Studies Lecture, "Climate Change and Our Community", a community discussion drawn from Naomi Klein’s book "This Changes Everything", Van Duesen Room at the Kalamazoo Public Library, 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Friday, April 10

International Conference of Robust Rank-Based and Nonparametric Methods, day two of the conference, sponsored by the Department of Statistics, Bernhard Center, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Haenicke Institute for Global Education Study Abroad Drop-In Advising Hours, 2352 Friedmann Hall, 9 a.m. to noon.

Economics Research Seminar, "Evidence From A Randomized Evaluation Of The Impact Of Conditional And Unconditional Cash Transfers Given To Mothers Or Fathers" presented by Dr. Richard Akresh, associate professor of economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2212 Dunbar Hall. 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Biological Sciences Seminar Series, "The Curious Road from Poxvirus Tropism to Oncolytic Virotherapy" presented by Dr. Grant McFadden, University of Florida Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, 1710 Wood Hall, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Mathematics Speaker Series, "Face to Face with Linear Algebra" presented by Steven Crow, graduate student in the WMU Department of Mathematics, co-sponsors: Pi Mu Epsilon and the Math Club, Alavi Commons, 6625 Everett Tower, 4 to 5 p.m. Refreshments served at 3:50 p.m.

The Laureate Launch Party, join us as we launch the 14th Edition of The Laureate, view artwork done by WMU undergraduate students and listen as authors read their creative work, sponsored by the Carl and Winifred Lee Honors College and the Design Center at the Gwen Frostic School of Art, Lee Honors College Lounge, 7 p.m.

Monday, April 13

Raise Your Voice Lecture, "Responding to Gendered Violence in Society, Law and on College Campuses: From 1991 to Today" presented by Anita Hill, Chenery Auditorium, 714 S. Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, April 15

Student Success Services College Success Seminar, "Problem Solving," 3078 Waldo Library, 6 to 7 p.m.

Thursday, April 16

Center for the Study of Ethics Lecture Series, public lecture presented by Janelle DeWitt, WMU Department of Philosophy, Brown and Gold Room, Bernhard Cetner, 4 p.m. 

Friday, April 17

Haenicke Institute for Global Education Study Abroad Drop-In Advising Hours, 2352 Friedmann Hall, 9 a.m. to noon.

Global and International Studies Speaker Series, Better Know an Alum: Shane Preston, presented by Shane Preston, Legislative Director, Michigan State Senate, 3025 Brown Hall, 11 a.m. to noon.

Haenicke Institute for Global Education Lecture, presented by Dr. Jamsheed Choksy and Dr. Carol Choksy, Indiana University, 105 to 107 Bernhard Center, 3 to 4 p.m.

Economics Research Seminar, "The Ambiguity Of Economic Development And Growth: Observing Your Space And Recording The Facts" presented by Dr. Teshome Abebe, professor of economics, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois, 2212 Dunbar Hall. 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Biological Sciences Seminar Series, "Metabolic Diversification—A View from the Tip of a Tomato Hair" presented by Dr. Robert Last, Michigan State University, 1710 Wood Hall, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Mathematics Speaker Series, "Chess Math: Queens on a Torus and Other Chess Based Problems" presented by Sean English, graduate students in the WMU Department of Mathematics, co-sponsors: Pi Mu Epsilon and the Math Club, Alavi Commons, 6625 Everett Tower, 4 to 5 p.m. Refreshments served at 3:50 p.m.

Monday, April 20

Ernst Breisach Faculty Research Colloquium Series, "Photography as a Field Method for Environmental History" presented by Dr. Lynne Heasley, associate professor in the Department of History and Department of Environmental Studies at WMU, International Conference Room, 2302 Friedmann Hall, noon to 1:30 p.m., pizza and soda provided by the Burnham-MacMillan Endowment Fund.

Wednesday, April 22

Physics Colloquium, "Mathematics of the Faraday Cage" presented by Nick Trefethen, professor of the Mathematical Institute at Oxford University, U.K., 1110 Rood Hall, 4 p.m.

Student Success Services College Success Seminar, "Textbook Reading Strategies," 3078 Waldo Library, 5 to 6 p.m.

Thursday, April 23

Islam in Global Perspectives Speaker Series, "The Revolution Within: Islamic Television and the Struggle for the 'New Egypt'" presented by Dr. Yasmin Moll, University of Michigan, Co-Sponsors: Department of Comparative Religion and the Haenicke Institute for Global Education, 3512 Knauss Hall, 6 to 7:30 p.m. 

Friday, April 24

Biological Sciences Bach Visiting Lecture Series, "Regulatory Function of Th17 Cells in Autolmmunity and Tissue Regeneration" presented by Dr. Bhagirath Singh, University of Western Ontario, 1220 Chemistry Building, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Mathematics Speaker Series, presentation of the movie, "The Story of Math, Episode 3—The Frontiers of Space," co-sponsors: Pi Mu Epsilon and the Math Club, Alavi Commons, 6625 Everett Tower, 4 to 5 p.m. Refreshments served at 3:50 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 17

College of Arts and Sciences Women's Caucus Welcome Reception, meet other women faculty and network on research, creative activities, family and community, location to be announced, 3:30 to 5 p.m.  

Wednesday, Oct. 14

Study Abroad Fair, Bernhard Center East Ballroom, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.