Events

The College of Arts and Sciences at Western Michigan University strives to add value to the lives of its learners and continuously improve the quality of its programming to meet the needs and expectations of the communities it serves. Join us for events that are tailored to your academic interests and help prepare you for the future.

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Upcoming events

Tuesday, August 1

Physics Workshop on Astrophysical Opacities–many invited speakers, Fetzer Center Putney Auditorium, 8:30 a.m. Full registration is $400, student registration is $300; registration ends on July 31.

Wednesday, August 2

Physics forum–"Gender equality in science and technology: A new paradigm?" presented by Sylvaine Turck-Chièze, Jennifer Lentner and Carla M. Koretsky, Ladies' Library Association, 333 S. Park St., Kalamazoo, MI 49007, 6 to 8 p.m.

Thursday, August 3

Physics Workshop on Astrophysical Opacities–many invited speakers, Fetzer Center Putney Auditorium, 8:30 a.m. Full registration is $400, student registration is $300; registration ends on July 31.

Friday, August 4

Physics Workshop on Astrophysical Opacities–many invited speakers, Fetzer Center Putney Auditorium, 8:30 a.m. Full registration is $400, student registration is $300; registration ends on July 31.

Friday, August 11

Bronco Brewfest–featuring nine alumni-owned breweries, interactive presentations from industry experts, special event presentations and demonstrations, appetizers and raffles. Heritage Hall, 601 Oakland Drive, Kalamazoo, MI 49008. $35/person; $5/person will benefit the WMU Sustainable Brewing program.

Broncos Night OutMovie Night: La La Land. 8 p.m.- Heritage Hall Tours & Outdoor Tailgate Games, 9:15 p.m.- Movie Begins on the Big Screen. Prospect Hill, Heritage Hall’s Grand Lawn. Free.

Friday, August 18

Summer II session ends

Monday, September 4

U.S. Labor Day—No classes. Many WMU offices closed.

Tuesday, September 5

Fall semester classes begin at 8 a.m.

Friday, September 8

Bronco Bash—Annual fall welcome-back celebration, Sangren Pedestrian Mall, 3 to 7 p.m.

Thursday, September 14

Seventh Annual Western Michigan University Medical Humanities Conference–co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Ethics in Society, the Department of Philosophy and the Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine, Western Michigan University, Fetzer Center, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Friday, September 15

Seventh Annual Western Michigan University Medical Humanities Conference–co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Ethics in Society, the Department of Philosophy and the Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine, Western Michigan University, Fetzer Center, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Presidential inauguration—Inauguration of WMU's ninth president, Dr. Edward B. Montgomery, Miller Auditorium, 11 a.m. Details TBA.

Friday, September 22

Autumnal equinox (first day of fall)

Monday, September 25

Fourth Annual Arcadia Ales Classic–18-hole, four-person scramble to support scholarships for the Kalamazoo Valley Community College and WMU College of Arts and Sciences Sustainable Brewing Program, Moors Golf Club, Portage, 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Register here by September 22.

Wednesday, September 27

2017 Study Abroad Fair—Sangren Plaza, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Friday, September 29

Fifty-Sixth Annual Midwest Medieval History ConferenceKeynote speaker: Ruth Mazo Karras, The University of Minnesota Twin-Cities "Thou Art The Man: King David and Medieval Masculinites," Western Michigan University.

Saturday, September 30

Fifty-Sixth Annual Midwest Medieval History ConferenceKeynote speaker: Ruth Mazo Karras, The University of Minnesota Twin-Cities "Thou Art The Man: King David and Medieval Masculinites," Western Michigan University.

Friday, October 6

Fall Convocation—Morning of academic activities followed by an 11 a.m. awards ceremony and the president's State of the University address, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 11

Ethics book club—"Black and Blue: The Origins and Consequences of Medical Racism" by John Hoberm, Central City Tap House, 359 S. Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, 6 p.m. Free; advance registration required: ethicscenter@wmich.edu.

Friday, October 13

Distinguished Alumni Award reception–more info to follow.

Friday, October 14

Homecoming Football Game–WMU vs. Akron, Ohio, Western Michigan University, 3:30 p.m. Alumni Tailgate, East Campus, noon.

Tuesday, October 17

Ethics book club—"The Left Hand of Darkness" by Ursula LeGuin, Central City Tap House, 359 S. Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, 6 p.m. Free; advance registration required: ethicscenter@wmich.edu.

Tuesday, October 24

Ethics book club—"The Left Hand of Darkness" by Ursula LeGuin, Central City Tap House, 359 S. Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, 6 p.m. Free; advance registration required: ethicscenter@wmich.edu.

Thursday, November 2

Ethics book club—"The Harm in Hate Speech" by Jeremy Waldron, 2072 Moore Hall, 5 p.m. Free; advance registration required: ethicscenter@wmich.edu.

Tuesday, November 7

Ethics book club—"The Left Hand of Darkness" by Ursula LeGuin, Central City Tap House, 359 S. Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, 6 p.m. Free; advance registration required: ethicscenter@wmich.edu.

Thursday, November 16

Ethics book club—"The Harm in Hate Speech" by Jeremy Waldron, location TBD, 5 p.m. Free; advance registration required: ethicscenter@wmich.edu.

Thursday, November 30

Ethics book club—"The Harm in Hate Speech" by Jeremy Waldron, location TBD, 5 p.m. Free; advance registration required: ethicscenter@wmich.edu.