Take advantage of global engagement opportunities in February

contact: Korey Force
| WMU News

WMU, you are welcome here.KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Western Michigan University will offer numerous global engagement opportunities during the month of February for members of the campus and surrounding communities. Highlights include a Japanese conversation table, opportunities to teach international students about the area and a wide scope of globally focused lectures.

Global Engagement at WMU

WMU prepares its students to thrive as global citizens and professionals in a diverse workplace by encouraging them to be locally oriented and globally competent, culturally aware, and ready to contribute to world knowledge and discovery. To support these efforts, WMU offers global engagement opportunities on campus and in the greater Kalamazoo area. Events are published weekly at wmich.edu/global/events by WMU's Haenicke Institute for Global Education.

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February 2017 opportunities

Thursday, Feb. 2

  • "The Unifying Power of Education" panel—6 p.m. in 213 Bernhard Center. The panel is part of WMU's 2017 Martin Luther King Day Jr. celebration and is hosted by Keagan Potts, graduate assistant in the Department of Philosophy. Free and open to the public.

Friday, Feb. 3

  • Japanese conversation table—4 to 5 p.m. in the Bernhard Center Cafeteria on the main floor. To register for this free opportunity to practice Japanese language skills, interested participants should email their name and Japanese level to Michiko Yoshimoto at michiko.yoshimoto@wmich.edu. Free and open to the public; registration required.

Tuesday, Feb. 7

  • International Ladies Sports Club—4 to 5 p.m. in the Student Recreation Center. Join female international students for an hour of exercise the second and fourth Tuesday of each month during the spring 2017 semester. Open to the public; registration required.

Wednesday, Feb. 8

Thursday, Feb. 9

Friday, Feb. 10

Thursday, Feb. 16

  • Learn about teaching English abroad—4 p.m. in 3025 Brown Hall. This informational panel will discuss opportunities for teaching English overseas. Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, Feb. 21

  • International Ladies Sports Club—4 to 5 p.m. in the Student Recreation Center. Join female international students for an hour of exercise the second and fourth Tuesday of each month during the spring 2017 semester. Open to the public, registration required.

Wednesday, Feb. 22

Friday, Feb. 24

  • Biennial Diversity and Inclusion Conference—9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Health and Human Services Building. The theme of this year's conference is "Health and Well-Being within a Diverse Health Community." Open to the public; registration required.
  • "Engineers Without Borders: Moving the Norm" talk—1 p.m. in Floyd Hall on WMU's Parkview Campus. The Michigan representative for Engineers Without Borders, Bruce Nieman, will give a talk on the importance of the organization. Free and open to the public.

Saturday, Feb. 25

  • Ski Trip with international students—day event. Join international students for a day of skiing. Registration is $30 and includes transportation. Open to the public; registration required.

Tuesday, Feb. 28

For more information on the events listed above or to learn more about global engagement opportunities at WMU, visit wmich.edu/global or contact Korey Force at korey.force@wmich.edu or (269) 387-3993.

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