Global Events

Get Globally Engaged this Week!—a weekly email of opportunities to get globally engaged.

June 2017

Friday, June 23

  • 17th Annual Kalamazoo Irish Festival—5 p.m. Friday, June 23 to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 24 at Old Dog Tavern, 402 E. Kalamazoo Ave., Kalamazoo, hosted by the Kalamazoo Irish Fest. The festival will feature Irish music, dance and other cultural performances. Entrance starts at $6; open to the public. 

Saturday, June 24

  • Hunchback of Notre Dame—8 p.m. at the Barn Theatre, 13351 W. M-96, Augusta, hosted by the Barn Theatre School. The play is based on Victor Hugo's classic novel and the Disney animated feature, the Hunchback of Notre Dame. Entrance is $37; open to the public.

Sunday, June 25

  • Hunchback of Notre Dame—5 p.m. at the Barn Theatre, 13351 W. M-96, Augusta, hosted by the Barn Theatre School. The play is based on Victor Hugo's classic novel and the Disney animated feature, the Hunchback of Notre Dame. Entrance is $37; open to the public.

Monday, June 26

  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the 4th floor reception area of Ellsworth Hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free and open to the public. 

Tuesday, June 27

  • Free tutoring for Spanish oral proficiency interview—noon to 1 p.m. in 3010 Brown Hall, hosted by the Department of Spanish. Join this free practice session for the oral proficiency interview required by the College of Education and Human Development and the Michigan Department of Education before interning in public schools. Free and open to the public. 
  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the 4th floor reception area of Ellsworth Hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free and open to the public. 

Wednesday, June 28

  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the 4th floor reception area of Ellsworth Hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free and open to the public. 

Thursday, June 29

  • CELCIS conversation circle (women only)—2 to 3 p.m. in the 4th floor reception area of Ellsworth Hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free and open to women in the public. 

July 2017

Saturday, July 1

  • "Impressions: Modern Printmaking in Japan" exhibit—April 1 to July 23 at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, 314 S. Park St., Kalamazoo, hosted by the Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts. The exhibit features traditional Japanese woodblock prints that fascinated Western artists in the 19th century. Admission is $5; open to the public.

Monday, July 3

  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the 4th floor reception area of Ellsworth Hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free and open to the public. 

Wednesday, July 5

  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the 4th floor reception area of Ellsworth Hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free and open to the public. 

Thursday, July 6

  • CELCIS conversation circle (women only)—2 to 3 p.m. in the 4th floor reception area of Ellsworth Hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free and open to women in the public. 

Saturday, July 8

  • Henry Ford and Greenfield Village with international students—all day at Green Field Village, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, hosted by International Student Activities. Join international students in visiting Michigan's famous history museum. Tickets are $20 and include bus transportation; open to the public.
  • "Deutsche Marques: A German Auto Event"—9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Gilmore Car Museum, 6865 W. Hickory Rd., Hickory Corners, hosted by the Deutsche Marques Club. The all German auto event features German marques including BMW, Audi, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagon.

Monday, July 10

  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the 4th floor reception area of Ellsworth Hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, July 11

  • "Black Ash Basketry: A Story of Cultural Resilience" ARTbreak documentary—noon in the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Auditorium, 314 S. Park St., Kalamazoo, sponsored by the Fountains at Bronson Place. The documentary explores a Native American art of making basket that is threatened by the invasive emerald ash borer. Free and open to the public; coffee provided. 
  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the 4th floor reception area of Ellsworth Hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, July 12

  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the 4th floor reception area of Ellsworth Hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free and open to the public. 

Thursday, July 13

  • CELCIS conversation circle (women only)—2 to 3 p.m. in the 4th floor reception area of Ellsworth Hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free and open to women in the public. 

Saturday, July 15

  • Kindleberger Park Arts with CELCIS students—1 to 9 p.m. at Kindleberger Park, Park Ave., Kalamazoo, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join CELCIS students in enjoying the arts, crafts and performances that Kalamazoo offers to its community. Free and open to the public. 
  • "Our People, Our Land, Our Images" exhibit opening—11 a.m. at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, 314 S. Park St., Kalamazoo, sponsored by Warner, Norcross and Judd Attorneys at Law. The exhibit features first-hand photographic accounts from indigenous artists from North America, Peru, Iraq and New Zealand. Entrance is $5 for adults and $2 with a valid student ID; open to the public. 

Monday, July 17

  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the 4th floor reception area of Ellsworth Hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, July 18

  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the 4th floor reception area of Ellsworth Hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, July 19

  • Annual CELCIS meet and greet—1:15 to 3:30 p.m. in 208-209 Bernhard Center, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join CELCIS students in learning about their future academic programs and getting familiar with the resources available to students. Free and open to the public. 
  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the 4th floor reception area of Ellsworth Hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free and open to the public.
  • International Champions Cup with international students—4:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Comerica Park, 2100 Woodward Ave., Detroit, hosted by International Student Activities. Join international students at the AC Roma vs. Paris St. Germain soccer match of the International Champions Cup. Tickets are $30 and include bus transportation; open to students with a valid Bronco ID.

Thursday, July 20

  • CELCIS conversation circle (women only)—2 to 3 p.m. in the 4th floor reception area of Ellsworth Hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free and open to women in the public. 
  • Ice cream social with international students—2 to 4 p.m. in 3521 Ellsworth Hall, hosted by International Student Activities. Join international students for ice cream, raffles and games. Free and open to the public. 
  • "Changing Perspectives on Indigenous Art" talk and reception—6:30 p.m. in the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Auditorium, 314 S. Park Ave., Kalamazoo, hosted by the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. Internationally recognized scholar, curator and museum administrator David Penney will talk about the evolving place and respect for indigenous art in museums today. Free and open to the public.

Monday, July 24

  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the 4th floor reception area of Ellsworth Hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, July 25

  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the 4th floor reception area of Ellsworth Hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, July 26

  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the 4th floor reception area of Ellsworth Hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free and open to the public.

Thursday, July 27

  • CELCIS conversation circle (women only)—2 to 3 p.m. in the 4th floor reception area of Ellsworth Hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free and open to women in the public. 

Friday, July 28

  • Wii bowling with CELCIS students—6 to 9 p.m. at Friendship Village, 1400 N Drake Rd., Kalamazoo, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join CELCIS students and residents of Friendship Village in a Wii bowling tournament. Free and open to the public. 

Saturday, July 29

  • Frankenmuth with international students—9 a.m. to 10 p.m. in Frankenmuth, hosted by International Student Activities. Join international students in a visit to Michigan's famous Bavarian city and a visit to the Birch Run Outlet Malls. Tickets are $10 and include bus transportation; open to the public.

Monday, July 31

  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the 4th floor reception area of Ellsworth Hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free and open to the public.

August 2017

Tuesday, Aug 1

  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the 4th floor reception area of Ellsworth Hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, Aug 2

  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the 4th floor reception area of Ellsworth Hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free and open to the public.

Thursday, Aug 3

  • CELCIS conversation circle (women only)—2 to 3 p.m. in the 4th floor reception area of Ellsworth Hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free and open to women in the public. 

Saturday, Aug 5

  • Kal-Haven biking with CELCIS students—9 to 6 p.m. on the Kal-Haven Trail State Park, 4143 10th St. N., Kalamazoo, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join CELCIS in showing international students local culture by riding the famous Kal-Haven bike trail. Free and open to the public; bike rental is $10. 

Monday, Aug 7

  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the 4th floor reception area of Ellsworth Hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, Aug 8

  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the 4th floor reception area of Ellsworth Hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, Aug 9

  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the 4th floor reception area of Ellsworth Hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free and open to the public.

Thursday, Aug 10

  • End-of-semester party with CELCIS students—1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the east stairwell entrance of Ellsworth Hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join CELCIS students, instructors and staff in celebrating a successful semester. Free and open to the public; registration required. 

Monday, Aug 14

  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the 4th floor reception area of Ellsworth Hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, Aug 15

  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the 4th floor reception area of Ellsworth Hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, Aug 16

  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the 4th floor reception area of Ellsworth Hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free and open to the public.

Thursday, Aug 17

  • CELCIS conversation circle (women only)—2 to 3 p.m. in the 4th floor reception area of Ellsworth Hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free and open to women in the public. 

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