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, Nov. 21

Deadline Alert, the Lee Honors College publication, The Laureate, is accepting submissions from WMU undergraduate students in all fields of study. Submissions may include poetry, prose, flash fiction, graphic art, creative non-fiction, photography, etc. Lengthy short stories or plays should be limited to under 15 pages and may be subject to being excerpted by the editors for publication, with approval from the author. Submit to thelaureatecollection@gmail.com by Dec. 31. Multiple submissions are encouraged.

Discussion Panel, Teaching English Abroad, 3025 Brown Hall, 11 a.m. to noon.  

Philosophy Brown Bag Lunch, "Skeptical Arguments and the Concept of Private Judgment in the Work of William Chillingworth" presented by Korey Mauer, WMU philosophy graduate student, 3014 Moore Hall, noon to 1 p.m.

Study Abroad Info Table, Learn about the many opportunities WMU offers to study abroad from study abroad alumni and specialists, hosted by WMU Study Abroad, Lower Level Bernhard Center, 1 to 3 p.m.

Economics Research Seminar, "Subsidy Policies And Insurance Demand" presented by Dr. Jing Cai, assistant professor of economics, University of Michigan—Ann Arbor, 2212 Dunbar Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Japan Festival, Experience Japan's Culture, including traditional food and dance, hosted by Japan Club, 105 Bernhard Center, 3 to 6 p.m.

Mathematics ReceptionDr. Christian Hirsch is retiring after 41 years of service, The Oaklands, 3 to 6 p.m.

Biological Sciences Seminar Series, "Microbial Community Responses to Tree Composition and Diversity in Subtropical China" presented by Dr. Jessica Gutknecht, University of Minnesota, 1710 Wood Hall, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Philosophy Lecture, "Why Kant is not a value realist" presented by Frederick Rauscher, associate professor at Michigan State University, 1115 Moore Hall, 4 to 5 p.m.

Mathematics Speaker Series, "Your Math Degree at Work" presented by Karen Steeno, WMU Career Development Specialist, Alavi Commons, 6625 Everett Tower, 4 to 5 p.m. (refreshments at 3:50 p.m.)

Dominican Festival, Meet WMU students from the Dominican Republic and learn about their country's culture and way of life through food, dance and more, hosted by Dominican Student Organization, Trimpe Building, 4 to 7 p.m.

Legally Desi 2014, Desi is an Indian culture event to raise awareness of Indian culture through music, dance and food, hosted by Indian Student Association, Fetzer Center, 6 to 9 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 24

Chemistry Seminar, presented by Paul Anastas, professor and Teresa and H. John Heinz III Chair of Chemistry for the Environment, Yale University, 1260 Chemistry Building, 2 to 3 p.m.

Harmon Lecture, presented by Paul Anastas, professor and Teresa and H. John Heinz III Chair of Chemistry for the Environment, Yale University, 1720 Chemistry Building, 5 to 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 25

Graduate Pecha-Kucha Competition, Co-Sponsors: Comparative Religion, Anthropology, Humanities Center, and College of Arts and Sciences, Multicultural Center, Trimpe Building, 9:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.) Submit an abstract by Nov. 10.

Monday, Dec. 1

Economics Research Seminar, "Sensible Tax Reforms: Simple, Just and Effective" presented by Christopher North, professor of finance, WMU Haworth College of Business, 1111 Moore Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 3

University Center for the Humanities Brown Bag Lunch on General Education. The campus community is invited to a series of brown-bag lunches to discuss the University's General Education program. University Center for the Humanities, 2500 Knauss Hall, noon to 1 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 4

Center for the Study of Ethics in Society Lecture Series, "Should We Believe in Moral Experts?" presented by Sarah McGrath, Princeton University, 1121 Moore Hall, 5 p.m. Co-sponsored by the Department of Philosophy.

College of Arts and Sciences Drop-in Career and Employment Advising, students can drop-in to chat with Karen Steeno about what they can do with their major, experiential learning option and more, 2352 Friedman Hall, 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Mathematics Colloquium, "Variational Approach to Lagrange Multipliers" presented by Dr. Jim Zhu, WMU Department of Mathematics, Alavi Commons, 6625 Everett Tower, 4 to 5 p.m. (refreshments at 3:50 p.m.)

Friday, Dec. 5

Deadline Alert, the Lee Honors College publication, The Laureate, is accepting submissions from WMU undergraduate students in all fields of study. Submissions may include poetry, prose, flash fiction, graphic art, creative non-fiction, photography, etc. Lengthy short stories or plays should be limited to under 15 pages and may be subject to being excerpted by the editors for publication, with approval from the author. Submit to thelaureatecollection@gmail.com by Dec. 31. Multiple submissions are encouraged.

Eighth Annual Graduate Philosophy Conference

Economics Research Seminar, "Uncovering The Wealth, Credit And Exchange Rate Channels of Monetary Transmission Mechanism In A Small Open Economy" presented by Dr. Menelik Geremew, assistant professor of economics, Kalamazoo College, 2212 Dunbar Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Biological Sciences Seminar Series, "Pattern Control in Regeneration" presented by Dr. Christian Petersen, assistant professor in the Department of Molecular Biosciences at Northwestern University, 1710 Wood Hall, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Math Club Business Meeting—Dinner and a Movie, The Music of the Primes, video produced by the BBC, Co-Sponsors: Department of Mathematics, Pi Mu Epsilon and Math Club, Alavi Commons, 6625 Everett Tower, 4 to 6 p.m. (Dinner after the business meeting)

Saturday, Dec. 6

Center for the Study of Ethics in Society Lecture Series, "Doxastic Blame and Responsibility" presented by Lindsay Rettler, WMU Distinguished Alumni and philosophy graduate student at The Ohio State University, Trimpe Building, 4 p.m. Co-sponsored by Department of Philosophy as part of the Eighth Annual Graduate Philosophy Conference.

Sunday, Dec. 7

Eighth Annual Graduate Philosophy Conference

Thursday, Dec. 11

College of Arts and Sciences Drop-in Career and Employment Advising, students can drop-in to chat with Karen Steeno about what they can do with their major, experiential learning option and more, 2352 Friedman Hall, 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 8

College of Arts and Sciences Drop-in Career and Employment Advising, students can drop-in to chat with Karen Steeno about what they can do with their major, experiential learning option and more, 2352 Friedman Hall, 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 15

College of Arts and Sciences Drop-in Career and Employment Advising, students can drop-in to chat with Karen Steeno about what they can do with their major, experiential learning option and more, 2352 Friedman Hall, 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 16 

Economics Research Seminar, "The Economic Costs Of Climate Inaction" presented by Dr. Ahmed Hussen, Edward and Virginia Van Dalson Professor of Economics and Environmental Studies, Kalamazoo College, 2212 Dunbar Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan 22

College of Arts and Sciences Drop-in Career and Employment Advising, students can drop-in to chat with Karen Steeno about what they can do with their major, experiential learning option and more, 2352 Friedman Hall, 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 23

Economics Research Seminar, "Impact Assessment Struggles In A Post-War Period" presented by Dr. Cynthia Donovan, associate professor in the Department of International Development, Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics, Michigan State University, 2212 Dunbar Hall, 3 to 4 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 29

Lee Honors College Documentary Screening, "ANITA: Speaking Truth to Power." Against a backdrop of sex, politics and race, ANITA reveals the intimate story of a woman who spoke truth to power. Seating is limited and tickets will be required (available at Lee Honors College starting Jan. 12). Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 5:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 30

Economics Research Seminar, "Uncovering Ethnic Disparities In Peer Effects And Weight Outcomes Using Spatial Analysis" presented by Dr. Olugbenga Ajilore, associate professor of economics, University of Toledo, OH, 2212 Dunbar Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 5

College of Arts and Sciences Drop-in Career and Employment Advising, students can drop-in to chat with Karen Steeno about what they can do with their major, experiential learning option and more, 2352 Friedman Hall, 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 6

Economics Research Seminar, "How Does Financial Literacy And Involvement In Financial Institutions Affect Black Wealth?" presented by Dr. Leslie A. Muller, assistant professor of economics, Grand Valley State University 2212 Dunbar Hall, 3 to 4 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 12

College of Arts and Sciences Drop-in Career and Employment Advising, students can drop-in to chat with Karen Steeno about what they can do with their major, experiential learning option and more, 2352 Friedman Hall, 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 13

Economics Research Seminar, "The Impact Of Fiscal Poverty In Ethiopia: "A Computable General Equilibrium-Microsimulation Analysis" presented by Daniel Abraham Mengistu, WMU Ph.D. student in applied economics, 2212 Dunbar Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 18

Werner Sichel Lecture Series, "Central Banking in the Great Recession" presented by Donald Kohn, senior fellow, the Brookings Institute, 2028 Brown Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 19

College of Arts and Sciences Drop-in Career and Employment Advising, students can drop-in to chat with Karen Steeno about what they can do with their major, experiential learning option and more, 2352 Friedman Hall, 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 20

Economics Research Seminar, "For Love Reward? Characterizing Preferences For Giving To Parents In An Experimental Setting" presented by Dr. Maria Porter, assistant professor in the Department of International Development, Dept. of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics, Michigan State University, 2212 Dunbar Hall 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 26

College of Arts and Sciences Drop-in Career and Employment Advising, students can drop-in to chat with Karen Steeno about what they can do with their major, experiential learning option and more, 2352 Friedman Hall, 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 27

Economics Research Seminar, "Health Insurance And Workers' Compensation" Speaker and title: Dr. Marcus Dillender, economist, W.E. Upjohn Institute For Employment Research, Kalamazoo, Mich., 2212 Dunbar Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 4

Werner Sichel Lecture Series, "International Dimensions of the Great Recession and the Weak Recovery" presented by Kathryn Dominguez, professor of public policy and professor of economics, University of Michigan, 2028 Brown Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 5

College of Arts and Sciences Drop-in Career and Employment Advising, students can drop-in to chat with Karen Steeno about what they can do with their major, experiential learning option and more, 2352 Friedman Hall, 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 12

College of Arts and Sciences Drop-in Career and Employment Advising, students can drop-in to chat with Karen Steeno about what they can do with their major, experiential learning option and more, 2352 Friedman Hall, 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Thursday March 19

College of Arts and Sciences Drop-in Career and Employment Advising, students can drop-in to chat with Karen Steeno about what they can do with their major, experiential learning option and more, 2352 Friedman Hall, 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Friday, March 20

Economics Research Seminar, "Hotelling Under Pressure" presented by Dr. Soren Anderson, assistant professor in the Department of Economics and Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics, Michigan State University, 2212 Dunbar Hall 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 25

Werner Sichel Lecture Series, "Hall of Mirrors: The great depression, the Great Recession, and the Uses—and Misuses—of History" presented by Dr. Barry Eichengreen, professor of economics and professor of political science, University of California, Berkeley, 2028 Brown Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 26

College of Arts and Sciences Drop-in Career and Employment Advising, students can drop-in to chat with Karen Steeno about what they can do with their major, experiential learning option and more, 2352 Friedman Hall, 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Friday, March 27

Economics Research Seminar, "K-Means Clustering And Panel Data Estimation" presented by Alexander Houser, WMU Ph.D. student in applied economics, 2212 Dunbar Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

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.

Friday, April 3

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.

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.

Friday, April 10

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.

Friday, April 17

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.