Six careers fairs will be held at WMU in late January and throughout February to connect employers with job seekers from across West Michigan.
January 2018 WMU News
WMU's Advanced Jazz Ensemble and composition professor Christopher Biggs will incorporate digital processing and live electronics in real time during a Wednesday, Jan. 24, performance in the Dalton Center.
Performances run Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 1-3, in the Shaw Theatre. Shows begin at 8 p.m. on all dates with a 2 p.m. matinee Saturday, Feb. 3.
Guest oboist Andreas Oeste and percussionists Brant Blackard and Connor Stevens of Duo Tierra Fria will perform in a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.
The Tom Rainey Trio will give a free, public recital at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, at WMU's Dalton Center Lecture Hall.
WMU's spring ethics series kicks off Thursday, Jan. 25, with a panel presentation revolving around Kalamazoo's annual MLK Celebration. Dale Brown, WMU master's student in philosophy, will moderate.
The University Symphony Orchestra will be joined by 2017 School of Music Distinguished Alumni Award recipient Alex Jokipii for a free winter concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4, in Miller Auditorium.
University Theatre will stage "Lucky Stiff," a musical comedy by the same duo who wrote "Ragtime" and "Once on This Island," Jan. 26 through Feb. 11 in York Arena Theatre at the Gilmore Theatre Complex.
WMU's Office for Sustainability is accepting applications through 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, for the fall 2018 WeSustain Internship Program, which runs Sept. 12 through Dec. 7.
WMU's Haworth College of Business has received a major naming gift from alumnus Todd Sanford, CEO and founder of Sanford Financial Services. The gift establishes a new center focusing on personal finance.
The University Assessment Steering Committee is accepting applications until Wednesday, Jan. 31, for its annual Assessment Excellence Collaboration, Individual and Unit awards.
The Jan. 15 Teach-In is one of several events planned in January on campus and across the broader Kalamazoo community honoring slain civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Titles include: "Lit-Up: One Reporter, Three Schools, Twenty-Four Books That Can Change Lives," "Moral Machines: Teaching Robots Right From Wrong," "Education and Equality," and "The Future of Employment: How Susceptible Are Jobs to Computerization?"
A screening and panel discussion of "The 'S' Word," a film about young adults and suicide, is planned for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, at Chenery Auditorium as part of a spring Lee Honors College Lyceum Lecture series.
The complexities of gender inequity in higher education will be explored during a related book discussion Jan. 19 and a talk by one of that book's co-authors Feb. 8.
Area businesspersons, budding entrepreneurs, students and others are invited to network and get help starting or expanding their businesses during an on-campus gathering Jan. 16.
After a campuswide call for ideas that transform the way WMU serves its students, two new initiatives have been announced and funded to build a stronger sense of belonging and community among all students.
Several public events and activities honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. are scheduled throughout the weekend and Monday. A schedule of events can be found at wmich.edu/mlk.
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at WMU will offer nearly 70 courses, trips, lectures and special programs this session.
The data is based on responses from WMU's annual Postgraduation Success Survey, in which a record 77 percent of WMU's 5,205 2016-17 graduates responded.
Tickets for "The Wizard of Oz" are available and may be purchased online at millerauditorium.com, by calling (269) 387-2300 or (800) 228-9858, or in person at the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office.
Dr. Laurel A. Grotzinger, professor emeritus of University Libraries and a former administrator at WMU, died Dec. 15 at age 82. No service information has been publicized.
Adam McFarlin will speak at 8 a.m. Friday, Jan. 12, in 2150 Schneider Hall. The event is free and open to the public and begins with breakfast at 7:30 a.m.
Peter Gistelinck, Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra president and CEO, will speak at 8 a.m. Friday, Jan. 26, in 2150 Schneider Hall. Reservations are required for the free event.