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.

Friday, Feb. 5

Gwen Frostic Reading Series, reading event with playwright Adam Szymkowicz, Epic Center in downtown Kalamazoo, 7 to 10 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 3

Game on for Chinese New Year, China's games, food and culture will take center stage during a festive, traditional Chinese New Year celebration, Wesley Foundation, 6 to 8 p.m. Registration encouraged.

Friday, Feb. 5

Biological Sciences Seminar Series, "The mind behind the eyes. Simple, non-image forming eyes convey complex image information" presented by Dr. John Jellies, WMU, 1710 Wood Hall, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 8

Comparative Religion Lecture, “Before the Naked Ape: al-Tawhidi (c. 900 CE) Performs the Animal Self in a Sphere of Political Participation” presented by Dr. Samer Ali, Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies, University of Michigan, Fetzer Center, Putney Lecture Hall, 6 to 7:30 pm

Tuesday, Feb. 9

Teaching English Abroad: A Discussion Panel, co-sponsored by Global and International Studies, Department of Spanish, Department of World Languages and Literatures, 3025 Brown Hall, 4 p.m. Hear about the experiences of past teachers of English abroad as they provide recommendations, tips and answer student questions.

Thursday, Feb. 11

Career Fair 2016, Bernhard Center ballrooms, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Lecture Series, "The Jane Austen Quotation Book" presented by Dr. Deidre Lynch, Ernest Bernbaum Professor of English at Harvard University, co-sponsors: departments of English and Gender and Women's Studies, Center for Humanities (2500 Knauss), 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 12

Career Fair Interviewing Event 2016, Bernhard Center ballrooms, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Government and Nonprofit Career Fair 2016, Bernhard Center ballrooms, 1 to 4 p.m.

Biological Sciences Seminar Series, "Biogeography, behavior, and evolution of neotropical electric knifefishes" presented by Dr. Nathan Lovejoy, University of Toronto, Scarborough, 1710 Wood Hall, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Light Center Faculty Research Grant Proposal Deadline, the Light Center for Chinese Studies provides support to WMU faculty for research and creative activities related to the study of greater China, all board-appointed, full-time faculty are eligible to apply, grants are valued at up to $3,000 each.

Thursday, Feb. 18

Department of Mathematics Colloquium, "Multidirectional Mean Value Inequalities" presented by Dr. Robert Kipka, Department of Mathematics, Queens University, Canada, 6625 Everett Tower, Alavi Commons, 4 to 5 p.m. Refreshments served at 3:50 p.m.

Gwen Frostic Reading Series, reading event with writer Claire Vaye Watkins, 157-159 Bernhard Center, 7 to 10 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 19

Biological Sciences Seminar Series, "Microbial community responses to global change: moving from pattern to process" presented by Dr. Sarah Evans, Michigan State University, 1710 Wood Hall, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 23

Global and International Studies Lecture, "A discussion about career readiness" presented by Karen Steeno, Career Development Specialist in Career and Student Employment Services, 2204 Dunbar Hall, 4 to 5 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 24

Werner Sichel Economics Lecture Series, “China’s Evolving State Enterprises” presented by Professor Mary E. Lovely, Melvin A. Eggers Economics Faculty Scholar and Professor of Economics, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, 2028 Brown Hall, noon to 1:15 p.m.  

Center for the Study of Ethics in Society one-act play proceedings and audience discussion"Divorce (Professional)", written by Kathy Purnell and directed by Laura  Henderson, co-sponsored by the Graduate College, Office of the Vice President for Research, Department of Political Science, 2500 Knauss Hall, 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 25

Center for the Study of Ethics in Society one-act play proceedings and audience discussion,"Divorce (Professional)", written by Kathy Purnell and directed by Laura Henderson, co-sponsored by the Graduate College, Office of the Vice President for Research, Department of Political Science,  2500 Knauss Hall, 6 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 26

Biological Sciences Michael Bach Visiting Lecture, "Molecular, cellular and global networks in hemorrhagic viral pathogenesis" presented by Dr. Robert Anderson, Dalhousie University, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, 1910 Sangren Hall, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 17

Bioethics Conference

Friday, March 18

Bioethics Conference

MONDAY, MARCH 21

Medieval Institute and the Friends of  the University Libraries Lecture, "Medieval Islamic Maps" presented by Dr. Karen C. Pinto, assistant professor in the Department of History at Boise State University, Walwood Commons, Walwood Hall, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 22

Center for the Study of Ethics in Society Lecture"Student Leadership in Academic Integrity" presented by Cecellia Parnther, Doctoral Candidate, Department of Educational Leadership, Research and Technology; co-sponsored by the Department of Educational Leadership, Research and Technology and Center for Research on Instructional Change in Postsecondary Education; Brown and Gold Room, Bernhard Center, 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 24

Gwen Frostic Reading Series, reading event with writers Adam LeFevre and Judy Halebsky, 157-159 Bernhard Center, 8 to 10 p.m.

Wednesday, March 30

Werner Sichel Economics Lecture Series, “Why is the Exit Right the Key to The Birth of China’s Land Market?” presented by Professor James G. Wen Department of Economics, Trinity College, 2028 Brown Hall, noon to 1:15 p.m.  

Thursday, April 7

Kalamazoo Islamic Center Open House with WMU Comparative Religion Department, 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. (4 p.m. if walking with the group), 1520 West Michigan Avenue. Event details.

Tuesday, April 12

Study of Ethics in Society Lecture, "The Biopolitical Fragmentation of Life: Lessons Still to Learn a Decade after Schiavo" presented by Tyler Gibb, assistant professor, Program in Medical Ethics, Humanities and Law, WMU Homer Stryker M.D., co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Ethics in Society and WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine, 7 to 8 p.m., Brown and Gold room, Bernhard Center.

Wednesday, April 13

Education Career Fair, Bernhard Center ballrooms, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Werner Sichel Economics Lecture Series, “Trade, Migration and Growth: Evidence from China” presented by Professor Xiaodong Zhu Department of Economics, University of Toronto 2028 Brown Hall, noon to 1:15 p.m.

Comparative Religion Lecture, "Pious Practice and Secular Constraints: Islam, Gender, and Europe's Muslim Crisis" presented by Dr. Jeanette Jouili, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, Fetzer Center, Putney Lecture Hall, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 14

Gwen Frostic Reading Series, reading event with writers Gerald Stern and Anne Marie Macari, 157-159 Bernhard Center, 8 to 10 p.m.

FRIDAY, APRIL 15

Study of Ethics in Society Lecture, "Again Toward Perpetual Peace: World Government by Lottocracy" presented by Alex Guerrero, assistant professor of Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania; co-sponsored by the departments of Philosophy and Political Science, Haenicke Institute for Global Education, Pax Christi; 6 to 7 p.m., Brown and Gold room, Bernhard Center.