The Kalamazoo Film Society will present the film "Anna Karenina" Friday through Sunday, Feb. 8-10, at WMU's Little Theatre. The film is rated R; admission is $5.
January 2013 WMU News
Birds on a Wire will premiere multimedia composition "Biodiversity," a composition by WMU professor Christopher Biggs, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.
R. Luanne Stroup, a former buyer in WMU's purchasing department, died Jan. 19 at age 86. She retired in 1986 after over 18 years of service to the University.
Comedic hypnotist Joanna Cameron, also known as "The Trance Lady," will present an interactive show at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, in the Bernhard Center's North Ballroom.
Except for essential and emergency services, WMU is closed today, Jan. 31, due to severe winter weather. All classes are canceled. The closure includes the main campus in Kalamazoo and regional locations in Battle Creek, Grand Rapids and Traverse City.
Postponed—The Red Cross blood drive sponsored by WMU ROTC and Drive Safe Kalamazoo, originally scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 31, has been postponed and will be rescheduled later this semester.
The Zodiac Trio will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. The performance will be preceded by a 7 p.m. discussion hosted by Dr. Dan Jacobson, WMU professor of music.
Sam Robinson, a retired manager of custodial services, died Thursday, Jan. 17 at age 83. He retired in 1991 after more than 29 years of service to the University.
Rick DeKam, principal and director of asset management for Midwest Realty Group, will speak at 8 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8, in 2150 Schneider Hall. The event is free, but registration is required.
University Theatre presents "Communicating Doors," with several performances running Feb. 7-17 in the Williams Theatre at the Gilmore Theatre Complex.
The Western Brass Quintet will premiere two new commissioned compositions at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.
Western Winds, a School of Music faculty and graduate student ensemble, will perform its first concert of 2013 at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.
Lauren Berger, CEO and founder of InternQueen.com, will talk about the value of internships and how to find them during a public presentation from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, in the Fetzer Center's Kirsch Auditorium.
Bronson School of Nursing seeks input from general public on its master of science in nursing program as part of its efforts toward continuing its accreditation by the Commission on Collective Nursing Education.
Dina Temple-Raston will address the nation's new and emerging challenges in dealing with terrorism and counterinsurgency during a free, public talk at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4, in the Fetzer Center's Putney Auditorium.
Jay Baron Nicorvo will read from his recently released poetry collection at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, in 208 Bernhard Center. The reading was rescheduled from Jan. 31 due to severe weather.
The University Symphony Orchestra will present a free concert featuring 20th century Russian composers and the premiere performance of an alumna composition at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, in Chenery Auditorium in Kalamazoo.
Rescheduled—Visiting Chinese scholar Dr. Ling Wei's lecture on "Rebalancing or Debalancing: The U.S. Strategies and New Asian Order," originally scheduled for Jan. 31, has been rescheduled for 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, in 2212 Dunbar Hall.
Employers representing a diverse array of organizations will be participating in Western Michigan University's 35th annual Career Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, in the Bernhard Center Ballroom. The event is free and open to the public but tailored to WMU students and alumni.
WMU faculty and staff members are invited to nominate deserving students for inclusion in "Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges." The deadline for nominations is Friday, Feb. 1.
Four artists will be featured in a spring series of events celebrating international diversity. The artists are visiting to work with students and will also host free public events.
Comedian Chad Daniels will give a performance on campus at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, in 227 Bernhard Center. The show is sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.
Long-running musical "Les Misérables" will kick off its run of eight Kalamazoo performances at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, at Miller Auditorium. Tickets range from $38 to $78.
Neon Trees and Karmin will headline the Campus Activities Board's spring concert Tuesday, April 9, in Miller Auditorium. Band twenty l one l pilots will open the show.
Heather Kasprzak, a 2005 WMU graduate in film, video and media studies, has been named a finalist in the Doritos Crash Super Bowl challenge for the fourth consecutive year.
Sustainability expert Dr. Mitchell Thomashow will share his framework for creating a culture of sustainability during a trio of events being held on campus Thursday and Friday, Feb. 7-8.
University student athletes recorded the highest combined grade point average on record for WMU during the fall semester, including 38 student athletes who earned a perfect 4.0 GPA.
You can find out if WMU is closed due to inclement weather by calling (269) 387-1001, visiting wmich.edu, or tuning in to a local TV or radio station. The WMU Alert system is not used to announce weather closings.
Students planning to return to residence halls (same room) for fall 2013 can now sign up for housing. New room sign-up begins at noon Friday, Jan. 25, and new hall sign-up begins at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1.
The Groov’tet, a jazz quartet comprised of WMU jazz studies alumni, will reunite for a concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.