November 2017 Events

Wednesday, November 1

Benefits and Wellness ExpoFor WMU faculty and staff, Bernhard Center, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free.
Board of Trustees meetingOff-campus location to be announced. Closed informal session at 9 a.m. Formal session at 11 a.m.
Lyceum Lecture Series"Little World, Big Impact: Negotiating Gender-Neutral Pronouns in Education" Dr. Lee Airton, Queen's University, Lee Honors College Lounge, noon to 1 p.m. Free.
CELCIS conversation circleHelp international students practice conversational English, Ellsworth Hall, fourth-floor CELCIS lobby, 2 to 3 p.m. Free.
Ethics book club"The Harm in Hate Speech" by Jeremy Waldron, 2072 Moore Hall, 6 p.m. Free; advance registration required: ethicscenter@wmich.edu.
Dalton Live and Interactive SeriesWestern Winds, Dalton Center Recital Hall, 7 p.m. discussion hosted by Dr. Robert White; concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-2300 or millerauditorium.com.
Bronco football vs. Central MichiganWaldo Stadium, 8 p.m. Tickets: wmubroncos.com or (888) 4-WMU-TIX. Televised on ESPN2.

Thursday, November 2

Día de los Muertos altarWaldo Library, second floor, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free.
Joint Conference on Health IT and CybersecurityFor IT and health care professionals, faculty and students, "Health IT Innovation and Cybersecurity in a Digital Age," a joint ICHITA-IT Forum conference, noon to 5:30 p.m. Registration fees vary.
Flu shot drop-in clinicFor WMU students, 107 Bernhard Center, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fees for vaccination vary.
Student drop-in flu shot clinicFor WMU students, 107 Bernhard Center 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fees vary; bring ID and insurance card. Students who are underinsured or uninsured may take advantage of the no-cost flu shots offered by a grant funded through Alana's Foundation.
CELCIS conversation circle (women only)Help international students practice conversational English, Ellsworth Hall, fourth-floor CELCIS lobby, 2 to 3 p.m. Free; women only.
Real Talk Diversity Series"Racial Socialization and the Power of Narrative," Trimpe Building Multicultural Center, 6 to 8 p.m. Free; light refreshments provided.
Frostic Reading SeriesReginald Edmund, playwright, 157-159 Bernhard Center, 7 p.m. Free.
University Theatre(through Nov. 5) "The Crucible," Williams Theatre in the Gilmore Theatre Complex, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.
Lunch lecture"Race, Politics and NAFTA," Dr. James W. Russell, Portland State University, Bernhard Center North Ballroom, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free; light lunch served at 11:45 a.m.

Friday, November 3

Bronco women's basketball vs. Lake Superior StateUniversity Arena, time TBA. Tickets: wmubroncos.com or (888) 4-WMU-TIX.
Bronco women's tennis tournamentBronco Super Challenge, Sorenson Courts (outdoors) or West Hills Athletic Club, 2001 S. 11th St. (indoors), check wmubroncos.com for times. Free.
Día de los Muertos altarWaldo Library, second floor, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free.
Joint Conference on Health IT and CybersecurityFor IT and health care professionals, faculty and students, "Health IT Innovation and Cybersecurity in a Digital Age," a joint ICHITA-IT Forum conference, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Registration fees vary.
Eclectic Hour lecture series"Life Participation Approach to Aphasia," The Fountains at Bronson Place, 1700 Bronson Way, Kalamazoo, 11 a.m. to noon. Free.
International Ladies Sports ClubBond with women from all over the world through sports, WMU Student Recreation Center, 2 to 3 p.m. Free.
Biological Sciences Seminar Series"Impact of Historical Short Science Stories on Post-Secondary Biology Students' Understanding of the Nature of Science," Dr. Michael Clough, Iowa State University, 1710 Wood Hall, 3:30 p.m. Free.
Bronco hockey vs. DenverLawson Ice Arena, 7:05 p.m. Tickets: wmubroncos.com or (888) 4-WMU-TIX.
ConcertGold Company Sneak Preview, Dalton Center Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. Free.
University Theatre(through Nov. 5) "The Crucible," Williams Theatre in the Gilmore Theatre Complex, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.

Saturday, November 4

Bronco women's tennis tournamentBronco Super Challenge, Sorenson Courts (outdoors) or West Hills Athletic Club, 2001 S. 11th St. (indoors), check wmubroncos.com for times. Free.
Admissions Open HouseBernhard Center Ballroom, check-in begins at 8 a.m., 9 a.m. program. Free.
Russian Cultural Expo and ConferenceVariety of speakers, readings and performances recognizing the 100th anniversary of the fall of the Romanovs and the Soviet Revolution, 1025 and 1028 Brown Hall, 9:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Free.
Bronco men's soccer vs. Bowling GreenSenior Day, WMU Soccer Complex, 4502 Campus Drive, Kalamazoo, 1 p.m. Free.
Gala"Art and Soul," celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Richmond Center for Visual Arts, held at the center, 6 p.m. Purchase tickets online.
Bronco hockey vs. DenverLawson Ice Arena, 7:05 p.m. Tickets: wmubroncos.com or (888) 4-WMU-TIX.
University Theatre(through Nov. 5) "The Crucible," Williams Theatre in the Gilmore Theatre Complex, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.

Sunday, November 5

Bronco women's tennis tournamentBronco Super Challenge, Sorenson Courts (outdoors) or West Hills Athletic Club, 2001 S. 11th St. (indoors), check wmubroncos.com for times. Free.
Daylight Saving Time ends
University Theatre(final show) "The Crucible," Williams Theatre in the Gilmore Theatre Complex, 2 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.
ConcertBronco Marching Band, Miller Auditorium, 3 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-2300 or millerauditorium.com.

Monday, November 6

Día de los Muertos altarWaldo Library, second floor, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free.
CELCIS conversation circleHelp international students practice conversational English, Ellsworth Hall, fourth-floor CELCIS lobby, 2 to 3 p.m. Free.
Geosciences Seminar Series"The seismicity of Michigan: not so stable ground," Kazuya Fujita, Michigan State University, 1118 Rood Hall, 4 to 5 p.m. Free.

Tuesday, November 7

Día de los Muertos altarWaldo Library, second floor, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free.
Custer Office Environment Lecture Series"Our Cosmic Roots: How Did Humans Come to be on Planet Earth, and Where to Next?" Dr. Firouz Naderi, retired, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, D-115 Floyd Hall, Parkview Campus, 1:30 p.m. Free.
CELCIS conversation circleHelp international students practice conversational English, Ellsworth Hall, fourth-floor CELCIS lobby, 2 to 3 p.m. Free.
WMU Connect: After HoursNetwork with fellow business professionals, Schneider Hall's Zhang Career Center, 4 to 6 p.m. Free; registration required by Nov. 2.
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, November 8

Día de los Muertos altarWaldo Library, second floor, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free.
Information sessionOn WMU employee tuition remission program, 205 Bernhard Center, noon. Free; refreshments will be served.
Lyceum Lecture Series"Promoting Resilience in Individuals and Couples with LGBTQ+ Identities," Dr. Gary Bischof, Lee Honors College, and Amber Mosely, sexual assault prevention education coordinator, Lee Honors College Lounge, noon to 1 p.m. Free.
CELCIS conversation circleHelp international students practice conversational English, Ellsworth Hall, fourth-floor CELCIS lobby, 2 to 3 p.m. Free.
Book Signing for Walt's PilgrimageChris Tremblay, author of "Walt's Pilgrimage," Zhang Legacy Collection Center, East Campus, 4 to 6 p.m. Free. Overview by the author at 4:30 p.m.
Bronco football vs. Kent StateSalute to Heroes, Waldo Stadium, 7 p.m. Tickets: wmubroncos.com or (888) 4-WMU-TIX. Televised on ESPN2, ESPNU and CBS Sports Net.

Thursday, November 9

CELCIS conversation circle (women only)Help international students practice conversational English, Ellsworth Hall, fourth-floor CELCIS lobby, 2 to 3 p.m. Free; women only.
On-site graduate advisingMeet with advisors from WMU-Grand Rapids premier graduate degree programs, WMU-Grand Rapids, 2333 E Beltline Ave SE, Grand Rapids, 4 to 6 p.m. Free; RSVP.
Ethics Lecture Series"Criminal Justice, Social Justice and Climate Justice," Dr. Ron Kramer, sociology, Bernhard Center Brown and Gold Room, 6 p.m. Free; reception to follow.
Frostic Reading SeriesGail Wronsky, poet, and Chuck Rosenthal, poet and novelist, 157-159 Bernhard Center, 7 p.m. Free.

Friday, November 10

Entrepreneurship ForumCharles Grantier and Tim Davis, Territorial Brewing Company, 2150 Schneider Hall, breakfast at 7:30 a.m., talk at 8 a.m. Free; registration required.
14th annual Barbara A. Rider Colloquium"Health Promotion & Prevention through the Lifespan," featuring keynote speaker Dr. Sherrilene Classen, University of Florida, as well as lectures and breakout sessions with leading OT educators and practitioners, Fetzer Center, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Registration required; fees vary.
Veterans Day Blood DriveStudent Recreation Center, 11 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Sign up (optional) at redcrossblood.org with the code WMU.
Geography Colloquium"Pasteur's Quadrant: An Appealing Ecophronetic Alternative to the Prevalent Bohr's Quadrant in Ecosystem Services Research," Dr. Wei-Ning Xiang, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2119 Wood Hall, 3 p.m. Free.
Biological Sciences Seminar Series"Stem Cell Quiescence in the Caenorhabditis Elegans Germline," Dr. Hannah Seidel, Eastern Michigan University, 1710 Wood Hall, 3:30 p.m. Free.
Bronco volleyball vs. University of ToledoUniversity Arena, 7 p.m. Tickets: wmubroncos.com or (888) 4-WMU-TIX. Televised on ESPN 3.
University Theatre(through Nov. 19) "The Game's Afoot," Shaw Theatre in the Gilmore Theatre Complex, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.
Opera"Trial by Jury" and "An Embarrassing Position," Dalton Center Recital Hall, 8 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-2300 or millerauditorium.com.

Saturday, November 11

U.S. Veterans Day
Bronco volleyball vs. Ball State UniversityUniversity Arena, 7 p.m. Tickets: wmubroncos.com or (888) 4-WMU-TIX. Televised on ESPN 3.
University Theatre(through Nov. 19) "The Game's Afoot," Shaw Theatre in the Gilmore Theatre Complex, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.
Opera"Trial by Jury" and "An Embarrassing Position," Dalton Center Recital Hall, 8 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-2300 or millerauditorium.com.

Sunday, November 12

Western World Cup TournamentCo-ed indoor soccer tournament, WMU Student Recreation Center, 1 to 7 p.m. Registration is $5 per player; email intl-actassist@wmich.edu.
ConcertUniversity Symphony Orchestra, Dalton Center Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. Free

Monday, November 13

CELCIS conversation circleHelp international students practice conversational English, Ellsworth Hall, fourth-floor CELCIS lobby, 2 to 3 p.m. Free.
ConcertElectroacoustic Surround Sound, Dalton Center Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. Free.

Tuesday, November 14

Discover Discovery research workshopFor WMU faculty and research staff, "How to Create a Budget that Gets You Where You are Going and Secure the Required Internal Approvals for Submission," Fetzer Center, 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Free; registration required. Lunch provided.
CELCIS conversation circleHelp international students practice conversational English, Ellsworth Hall, fourth-floor CELCIS lobby, 2 to 3 p.m. Free.
Guest artist recitalDafnis Prieto Sextet, Dalton Center Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-2300 or millerauditorium.com.

Wednesday, November 15

Lyceum Lecture Series"Transgender Stories: A Panel Discussion," Sara Jacobs, LGBTQ Homeless Youth Program, Jay Maddock, OutFront Kalamazoo, Natalie Nguyễn, WMU LBGT Student Services, Nick Smith WMU student, Lee Honors College Lounge, noon to 1 p.m. Free.
CELCIS conversation circleHelp international students practice conversational English, Ellsworth Hall, fourth-floor CELCIS lobby, 2 to 3 p.m. Free.
Undergraduates Discover Discovery research workshopFor undergraduate WMU students, "Integrity, Compliance, and Safety in Research," 210 Bernhard Center, 2:30 to 4 p.m. Free.
Hot Legal Topics for Educators webinar series"Holiday Issues in Public Schools," Dr. Brett Geier, Department of Educational Leadership, Research and Technology, 4:30 p.m.  Free registration.
Ethics book club"The Harm in Hate Speech" by Jeremy Waldron, location TBD, 6 p.m. Free; advance registration required: ethicscenter@wmich.edu.
Dalton Live and Interactive SeriesBirds on a Wire, Dalton Center Recital Hall, 7 p.m. discussion hosted by Dr. Robert White; concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-2300 or millerauditorium.com.

Thursday, November 16

CELCIS conversation circle (women only)Help international students practice conversational English, Ellsworth Hall, fourth-floor CELCIS lobby, 2 to 3 p.m. Free; women only.
Info sessionLearn more about WMU's undergraduate freshwater sciences and sustainability program, WMU-Traverse City, NMC Great Lakes Campus, Room 101, 715 E. Front St., Traverse City, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Free.
Historical talk"The Discovery of Puerto Rico in 1493," Dr. Ángel Gullón-Rivera, family and consumer sciences, 1750 Sangren Hall, 6:30 to 7 p.m. Free; question-and-answer session to follow.
Guest artist recitalRobert Satterlee, piano, Dalton Center Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. Free
University Theatre(through Nov. 19) "The Game's Afoot," Shaw Theatre in the Gilmore Theatre Complex, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.

Friday, November 17

Mercantile Bank of Michigan Speaker Series"Generational Differences at Work," Kevin Brozovich, founder and chief people officer; and Jacob Bradley, people advisor; HRM Innovations, 2150 Schneider Hall, breakfast at 7:30 a.m., talk at 8 a.m. Free; registration required.
Eclectic Hour lecture series"School Reform Isn't Complicated, It's Complex," The Fountains at Bronson Place, 1700 Bronson Way, Kalamazoo, 11 a.m. to noon. Free.
Geography Colloquium"Dams Large and Small: Ecosystem Impacts on the World's Tropical River Systems," Dr. Stephen K. Hamilton, W.K. Kellogg Biological Station, 2119 Wood Hall, 3 to 4 p.m. Free.
Bach Distinguished Visiting Lecture"Integrating Oncolytic Viruses into Immune-Based Cancer Treatment Paradigms," Dr. Stephen Russell, Mayo Clinic, 1260 Chemistry Building, 3:30 p.m. Free.
Bronco hockey vs. OmahaLawson Ice Arena, 7:05 p.m. Tickets: wmubroncos.com or (888) 4-WMU-TIX.
University Theatre(through Nov. 19) "The Game's Afoot," Shaw Theatre in the Gilmore Theatre Complex, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.
Big Band Swing Tribute concertDalton Center Recital Hall, 8 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-2300 or millerauditorium.com.

Saturday, November 18

Bronco hockey vs. OmahaLawson Ice Arena, 7:05 p.m. Tickets: wmubroncos.com or (888) 4-WMU-TIX.
University Theatre(through Nov. 19) "The Game's Afoot," Shaw Theatre in the Gilmore Theatre Complex, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.
Comedy showTrevor Noah, Miller Auditorium, 8 p.m. Tickets: millerauditorium.com or (269) 387-2300.

Sunday, November 19

University Theatre(final show) "The Game's Afoot," Shaw Theatre in the Gilmore Theatre Complex, 2 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.
ConcertUniversity Symphonic Band and University Concert Band, Miller Auditorium, 3 p.m. Free.

Monday, November 20

CELCIS conversation circleHelp international students practice conversational English, Ellsworth Hall, fourth-floor CELCIS lobby, 2 to 3 p.m. Free.
ConcertWestern Horn Choir, Dalton Center Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. Free

Tuesday, November 21

CELCIS conversation circleHelp international students practice conversational English, Ellsworth Hall, fourth-floor CELCIS lobby, 2 to 3 p.m. Free.
Guest artist recitalParallax, Dalton Center Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. Free

Wednesday, November 22

Thanksgiving recess begins at noonNo classes. WMU offices open normal hours.

Thursday, November 23

U.S. Thanksgiving Day
Thanksgiving recessNo classes. Many WMU offices closed.

Friday, November 24

Bronco women's basketball vs. St. John's UniversityUniversity Arena, time TBA. Tickets: wmubroncos.com or (888) 4-WMU-TIX.
Thanksgiving recessNo classes. Many WMU offices closed.
Bronco hockey vs. Colgate UniversityLawson Ice Arena, 7:05 p.m. Tickets: wmubroncos.com or (888) 4-WMU-TIX.

Saturday, November 25

Bronco hockey vs. Colgate UniversityLawson Ice Arena, 7:05 p.m. Tickets: wmubroncos.com or (888) 4-WMU-TIX.
Concert"Canadian Brass Christmas," Miller Auditorium, 8 p.m. Tickets: millerauditorium.com or (269) 387-2300.

Sunday, November 26

Bronco women's basketball vs. TBAUniversity Arena, time TBA. Tickets: wmubroncos.com or (888) 4-WMU-TIX.

Monday, November 27

Fall semester classes resume at 8 a.m.
CELCIS conversation circleHelp international students practice conversational English, Ellsworth Hall, fourth-floor CELCIS lobby, 2 to 3 p.m. Free.

Tuesday, November 28

CELCIS conversation circleHelp international students practice conversational English, Ellsworth Hall, fourth-floor CELCIS lobby, 2 to 3 p.m. Free.

Wednesday, November 29

Lyceum Lecture Series"Resisting Reconciliation: Queer Muslim Identity in America," Mariam Mustafa, graduate student, comparative religion, Lee Honors College Lounge, noon to 1 p.m. Free.
CELCIS conversation circleHelp international students practice conversational English, Ellsworth Hall, fourth-floor CELCIS lobby, 2 to 3 p.m. Free.
Ethics book club"The Harm in Hate Speech" by Jeremy Waldron, location TBD, 6 p.m. Free; advance registration required: ethicscenter@wmich.edu.
Dalton Live and Interactive Series"The Music of Scott Cowan," Dalton Center Recital Hall, 7 p.m. discussion hosted by Dr. Robert White; concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-2300 or millerauditorium.com.
Interactive live show"Brain Candy Live," Miller Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: millerauditorium.com or (269) 387-2300.

Thursday, November 30

Bronco women's basketball vs. Olivet CollegeUniversity Arena, time TBA. Tickets: wmubroncos.com or (888) 4-WMU-TIX.
CELCIS conversation circle (women only)Help international students practice conversational English, Ellsworth Hall, fourth-floor CELCIS lobby, 2 to 3 p.m. Free; women only.
University Theatre(through Dec. 2) "Next Stop, Broadway," starring Stephen Wallem, Williams Theatre in the Gilmore Theatre Complex, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.