Events

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

Submit your events or news items online to the College of Arts and Sciences and University Relations.

Reserve a conference room in 2302 or 2307 Friedmann Hall

Friday, April 17

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

WMU's East Asian Forum, Co-Sponsored by the Confucius Institute, Haenicke Institute for Global Education, Soga Japan Center and Light Center for Chinese Studies, 1040 Fetzer Center, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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, "The Islamic State: Its Origins, Aims and Capabilities" presented by Dr. Jamsheed Choksy and Dr. Carol Choksy, Indiana University, 105-107 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.

Documentary Viewing and Discussion, presentation of the film "The Hunting Ground," followed by a discussion with a panel of experts on your reaction and how we can change campus culture as it relates to sexual assault, co-sponsored by the Office of the President, Office of the Provost, Academic Affairs, Office of Student Affairs, Office of Institutional Equity, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of Gender and Women's Studies, the Department of Sociology and the Women in Higher Education Learning Community, 1920 Sangren Hall, 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 21

Physics Colloquium, "Covariant density functional theory: A global assessment across nuclear landscape" presented by Dr. Anatoli Afanasjev, professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Mississippi State University, 1110 Rood Hall, 4 p.m.

2015 George Klein Lecture, “Crisis at The Hague: What Has Gone Wrong with International War Crimes Trials?” presented by Dr. Jelena Subotic, Georgia State University, co-sponsored by the Department of Political Science and the Institute of Government and Politics, Fetzer Center Putney Auditorium, 7:30 to 9 p.m.

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

Michael K. Bach Distinguished Visiting Lectureship 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, April 30

College of Arts and Sciences Office of the Dean Picnic, Celebrate the achievements of the year at the picnic in the CAS forum (space outside of the Center for the Humanities), 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. All CAS faculty and staff are invited.

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.