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

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.

Major Excitement, academic fair, representatives from different program areas will be available to answer questions and assist students in discovering majors that are compatible with their personalities, skills and interests, Sangren Pedestrian Mall, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Open to the public and free of charge.

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

Real Talk Diversity Series, "Unraveling the Gender Knot" by Dr. Allan Johnson, Multicultural Center of the Trimpe Building, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Refreshments will be provided.

Friday, Sept. 19

Biological Sciences Seminar Series, "Worms and Germs: Interactions between Nematodes and Bacteria" presented by Amanda Wollenberg, Kalamazoo College, 1710 Wood Hall, 3:30 to 4:30 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.

Visiting Scholars and Artists Program"A Conversation and Bilingual Reading" presented by Hiromi Ito, Japanese poet and novelist, and translator Dr. Jeffrey Angles, WMU Department of World Languages and Literatures, 3025 Brown Hall, 4 to 5:30 p.m. A book signing will follow and books will be available for purchase. Co-sponsored by the WMU Visiting Scholars and Artists Program, the Soga Japan Center and the Department of World Languages and Literatures.

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.

Monday, Sept. 29

Physics Colloquium Series,"Antihydrogen trapped and manipulated" presented by Dr. Francis Robicheaux, Purdue University, 1110 Rood Hall, 4 p.m. (refreshments in 2202 Everett Tower, 3:30 p.m.)

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 9

Michigan Association of Broadcasting Career Fair, bring your resumes and meet representatives from the media industry. This is a great resource for securing internships or entry level employment. Business or business casual dress recommended. Co-sponsored by School of Communication, second floor Brown Hall, noon to 3 p.m. 

Wednesday, Oct. 22

Gwen Frostic Series, "Life Amongst the 'Tar Sands' Oil Pipelines: Impacts on Rural Communities and the Environment," Lee Honors College, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 23

Chemistry Seminar, "Physical Chemistry Seminar" presented by 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.

Thursday Nov. 20

Gwen Frostic Series, a seminar and reception, "The True Cost of Oil," presented by Garth Lenz, Richmond Center, 5:30 p.m.