October 2017 Events

Sunday, October 1

Monarch March 5K5K run or walk and 1K kids fun run for ages 8-14, Mayors Riverfront Park, 1K begins at 10:30 a.m., 5K begins at 11 a.m. Fees vary; register online.

Monday, October 2

Art exhibit"The Expanded Print: WMU's Collection in Context," Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Monroe-Brown Gallery, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free.

Tuesday, October 3

Art exhibit"The Expanded Print: WMU's Collection in Context," Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Monroe-Brown Gallery, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free.
Discover Discovery research workshopFor WMU faculty and research staff, "Finding Funding to Support Your Research and Creative Activities," Fetzer Center, 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Free; registration required. Lunch provided.

Wednesday, October 4

Art exhibit"The Expanded Print: WMU's Collection in Context," Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Monroe-Brown Gallery, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free.
Bronco men's soccer vs. Michigan State UniversityMidwest United Youth Day, WMU Soccer Complex, 4502 Campus Drive, Kalamazoo, 4:30 p.m. Free.
Real Talk Diversity Series"Imagining Inclusion," Trimpe Building Multicultural Center, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Free; light refreshments provided.

Thursday, October 5

Sukkot begins at sundown
Art exhibit"The Expanded Print: WMU's Collection in Context," Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Monroe-Brown Gallery, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free.

Friday, October 6

Fall ConvocationMorning 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. Free.
Art exhibit"The Expanded Print: WMU's Collection in Context," Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Monroe-Brown Gallery, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Free.

Saturday, October 7

Art exhibit"The Expanded Print: WMU's Collection in Context," Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Monroe-Brown Gallery, noon to 6 p.m. Free.
Bronco men's soccer vs. University of AkronBig Bronco Tailgate, WMU Soccer Complex, 4502 Campus Drive, Kalamazoo, 1 p.m. Free.

Monday, October 9

Homecoming weekVarious events planned on campus, full schedule TBA. Admission fees vary.
Art exhibit"The Expanded Print: WMU's Collection in Context," Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Monroe-Brown Gallery, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free.

Tuesday, October 10

Homecoming weekVarious events planned on campus, full schedule TBA. Admission fees vary.
Art exhibit"The Expanded Print: WMU's Collection in Context," Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Monroe-Brown Gallery, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free.
Real Talk Diversity SeriesBeing Seen: Discussion of Janet Mock's "Surpassing Certainty," Trimpe Building Multicultural Center, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free; lunch and books provided to limited number of registered participants.

Wednesday, October 11

Homecoming weekVarious events planned on campus, full schedule TBA. Admission fees vary.
Michigan Autism ConferenceRadisson Plaza Hotel, 100 W. Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo. Fees vary; registration required.
Art exhibit"The Expanded Print: WMU's Collection in Context," Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Monroe-Brown Gallery, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free.
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.

Thursday, October 12

Homecoming weekVarious events planned on campus, full schedule TBA. Admission fees vary.
Michigan Autism ConferenceRadisson Plaza Hotel, 100 W. Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo. Fees vary; registration required.
Van Riper Lecture Series"Social Communication and Pragmatic Language: A Developmental Perspective from Infancy through Adolescence," Dr. Carol Westby, Fetzer Center, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration required by Oct. 6; costs vary.
Art exhibit"The Expanded Print: WMU's Collection in Context," Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Monroe-Brown Gallery, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free.

Friday, October 13

Family WeekendFor WMU students and their families, various events planned on campus and in the Kalamazoo community, full schedule online. Admission fees vary.
Homecoming weekVarious events planned on campus, full schedule TBA. Admission fees vary.
Michigan Autism ConferenceRadisson Plaza Hotel, 100 W. Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo. Fees vary; registration required.
Van Riper Lecture Series"Social Communication and Pragmatic Language: A Developmental Perspective from Infancy through Adolescence," Dr. Carol Westby, Fetzer Center, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration required by Oct. 6; costs vary.
Art exhibit"The Expanded Print: WMU's Collection in Context," Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Monroe-Brown Gallery, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Free.

Saturday, October 14

Family WeekendFor WMU students and their families, various events planned on campus and in the Kalamazoo community, full schedule online. Admission fees vary.
Homecoming weekVarious events planned on campus, full schedule TBA. Admission fees vary.
Art exhibit"The Expanded Print: WMU's Collection in Context," Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Monroe-Brown Gallery, noon to 6 p.m. Free.
Bronco football vs. AkronHomecoming and Family Weekend, Waldo Stadium, 3:30 p.m. Tickets: wmubroncos.com or (888) 4-WMU-TIX.

Sunday, October 15

Family WeekendFor WMU students and their families, various events planned on campus and in the Kalamazoo community, full schedule online. Admission fees vary.

Monday, October 16

Art exhibit"The Expanded Print: WMU's Collection in Context," Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Monroe-Brown Gallery, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free.

Tuesday, October 17

Art exhibit"The Expanded Print: WMU's Collection in Context," Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Monroe-Brown Gallery, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free.
Discover Discovery research workshopFor WMU faculty and research staff, "First Steps: Reading and Interpreting Requests for Proposals (RFP) and How and Why to Contact the Program Officer," Fetzer Center, 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Free; registration required. Lunch provided.
Bronco men's soccer vs. University of Wisconsin-Green BayWMU Soccer Complex, 4502 Campus Drive, Kalamazoo, 4 p.m. Free.
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.

Wednesday, October 18

Art exhibit"The Expanded Print: WMU's Collection in Context," Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Monroe-Brown Gallery, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free.

Thursday, October 19

Art exhibit"The Expanded Print: WMU's Collection in Context," Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Monroe-Brown Gallery, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free.
Humanities lectureThe Promise of Education, "Geek Heresy: Rescuing Social Change from the Cult of Technology," Kentaro Toyama, 2452 Knauss Hall, 7 to 9 p.m. Free.

Friday, October 20

Art exhibit"The Expanded Print: WMU's Collection in Context," Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Monroe-Brown Gallery, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Free.
Broadway musical"Kinky Boots," Miller Auditorium, 8 p.m. Tickets: millerauditorium.com or (269) 387-2300.

Saturday, October 21

Art exhibit"The Expanded Print: WMU's Collection in Context," Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Monroe-Brown Gallery, noon to 6 p.m. Free.
Broadway musical"Kinky Boots," Miller Auditorium, 2 and 8 p.m. Tickets: millerauditorium.com or (269) 387-2300.

Sunday, October 22

Broadway musical"Kinky Boots," Miller Auditorium, 1 p.m. Tickets: millerauditorium.com or (269) 387-2300.

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, October 26

Real Talk Diversity Series"Disability at the Intersections," Trimpe Building Multicultural Center, 6 to 8 p.m. Free; light refreshments provided.

Friday, October 27

Engineering Graduate School Preview DayLearn about funding opportunities, academic support, professional development and more, Floyd Hall, Parkview Campus, noon to 4 p.m. Free.

Saturday, October 28

Bronco men's soccer vs. Southern IllinoisWMU Soccer Complex, 4502 Campus Drive, Kalamazoo, 1 p.m. Free.

Tuesday, October 31

Halloween
Discover Discovery research workshopFor WMU faculty and research staff, "Stories from the Trenches: Building a Successful Research Career at WMU," Fetzer Center, 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Free; registration required. Lunch provided.