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Wednesday, March 4

Purim begins at sundown
Art exhibit - ”Nature Loves Courage," Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Monroe-Brown Gallery, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free.
Art exhibit - ”Home: An Artists and Writers Project," Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Kerr Gallery, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free.
Lyceum Lecture Series - "Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Energy for Sustainability," Dr. Bade Shrestha, mechanical and aerospace engineering, Lee Honors College Lounge, noon to 1 p.m. Free; light refreshments provided.
Sichel Lecture Series - "International Dimensions of the Great Recession and the Weak Recovery," Dr. Kathryn Dominguez, University of Michigan, 2028 Brown Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m. Free.
Bullock Performance Institute - Kontras Quartet, Dalton Center Recital Hall, talk at 7 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-2300 or millerauditorium.com.

Thursday, March 5

Art exhibit - ”Nature Loves Courage," Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Monroe-Brown Gallery, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free.
Art exhibit - ”Home: An Artists and Writers Project," Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Kerr Gallery, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free.
Guest lecture - "Sex Worker, Drug Addiction and AIDS Prevention: Anthropological Study in a City of Southwest China," Dr. Linyou Lan, Harvard University and Minzu University of China, 2028 Brown Hall, 4:30 to 6 p.m. Free.
Meal and discussion - Kalamazoo Peace Center FeminisTea Party, Wesley Foundation Cafe, 7 p.m. Free.

Friday, March 6

Bronco men's basketball vs. Central Michigan - University Arena, TBA. Tickets: wmubroncos.com or (888) 4-WMU-TIX.
Spirit Day
Art exhibit - ”Nature Loves Courage," Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Monroe-Brown Gallery, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Free.
Art exhibit - "Home: An Artists and Writers Project," Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Kerr Gallery, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Free.
Bronco hockey vs. Minnesota-Duluth - Lawson Ice Arena, 7 p.m. Tickets: wmubroncos.com or (888) 4-WMU-TIX.

Saturday, March 7

Bronco women's basketball vs. Northern Illinois - University Arena, 2 p.m. Tickets: wmubroncos.com or (888) 4-WMU-TIX.
Bronco hockey vs. Minnesota-Duluth - Lawson Ice Arena, 7 p.m. Tickets: wmubroncos.com or (888) 4-WMU-TIX.

Sunday, March 8

Daylight Saving Time begins
Vigil - Kalamazoo Peace Center vigil for peace, Federal Building, downtown Kalamazoo, noon to 1 p.m. Free.

Monday, March 9

Spring semester recess - through March 13
Spring Staycation - Volunteer opportunity for WMU students, numerous activities throughout the week. Free.
Great Decisions Series - "Africa Transforms: Wealth, Technology, Democracy," Ambassador Johnnie Carson, Aquinas Performing Arts Center, Grand Rapids, 6 to 7:15 p.m. $10 World Affairs Council members, $15 for council nonmembers, free for WMU students and employees.
Meeting - Kalamazoo Peace Center Collective meeting, Wesley Foundation upper room, 7 p.m. Free.

Tuesday, March 10

Spring semester recess - through March 13
Spring Staycation - Volunteer opportunity for WMU students, numerous activities throughout the week. Free.

Wednesday, March 11

Spring semester recess - through March 13
Spring Staycation - Volunteer opportunity for WMU students, numerous activities throughout the week. Free.

Thursday, March 12

Spring semester recess - through March 13
Spring Staycation - Volunteer opportunity for WMU students, numerous activities throughout the week. Free.

Friday, March 13

Spring semester recess - through March 13
Guest artist recital - Miguel Zenón, jazz saxophone, Dalton Center Recital Hall, 8 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-2300 or millerauditorium.com.

Saturday, March 14

Western Invitational Jazz Festival - day of events beginning at 8 a.m., ending with University Jazz Orchestra concert featuring saxophonist Miguel Zenón, Dalton Center Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-2300 or millerauditorium.com.
Memorial service - for Carl E Lee, longtime friend of the University, WMU's Lee Honors College, 10:30 a.m.

Sunday, March 15

Vigil - Kalamazoo Peace Center vigil for peace, Federal Building, downtown Kalamazoo, noon to 1 p.m. Free.

Monday, March 16

Spring semester classes resume at 8 a.m.
Food Marketing Conference - Radisson Plaza Hotel, Kalamazoo, 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Registration required.
Great Decisions Series - "Brazil: Always on the Edge of Greatness…But Will It Get There?" Melvyn Levitsky, University of Michigan, Aquinas Performing Arts Center, Grand Rapids, 6 to 7:15 p.m. $10 World Affairs Council members, $15 for council nonmembers, free for WMU students and employees.
Meeting - Kalamazoo Peace Center Collective meeting, Wesley Foundation upper room, 7 p.m. Free.
Guest artist recital - Kip Hickman, trombone, Dalton Center Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. Free.

Tuesday, March 17

St. Patrick's Day
Food Marketing Conference - Radisson Plaza Hotel, Kalamazoo, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration required.
Ethics Lecture Series - "Vulnerability, Preventability and Responsibility: Exploring Some Normative Implications of the Human Condition," Dan Wueste, Clemson University, 159 Bernhard Center, 4 p.m. Free.

Wednesday, March 18

Evaluation Cafe - "Project Management: Keeping You and Your Project Organized," Emma Perk, Evaluation Center, 4410 Ellsworth Hall, noon to 1 p.m. Free; coffee and lunch provided.
Lyceum Lecture Series - "Are Renewables the Right Alternative? A Critique of Alternative Energy," Dr. Brian Petersen, environmental and sustainability studies, Lee Honors College Lounge, noon to 1 p.m. Free; light refreshments provided.
Dalton Live and Interactive Series - Ensemble Dal Niente, Dalton Center Recital Hall, talk at 7 p.m., performance at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-2300 or millerauditorium.com.
Comedy competition - Last Bronco Standing, Little Theatre, 9 p.m. Admission $1 with a Bronco ID, $2 without.

Thursday, March 19

Workshop - "50 Potholes to Gen Ed Reform: The Politics and Promise of Campus Change," Dr. Paul L. Gaston III, Kent State University, 211 Bernhard Center, 9 to 10 a.m. Free.
Workshop - "Scaffolding a New Curriculum: Current Best Practices," Dr. Paul L. Gaston III, Kent State University, 211 Bernhard Center, 1 to 2 p.m. Free.
Workshop - "The Classroom Paradigm Shift: From Content Delivery to Facilitating Learning," Dr. Paul L. Gaston III, Kent State University, 211 Bernhard Center, 2 to 3 p.m. Free.
Keynote address - "One Word Behind Student-Centered Curricula (It's Not 'Plastics')," Dr. Paul L. Gaston III, Kent State University, Fetzer Center's Kirsch Auditorium, 4 p.m. Free.
Language lesson - Japanese lessons (through April 16), 3030 Brown Hall, 4 to 4:50 p.m. $50 fee includes materials.
Guest lecture - "Cold War Discourse and the Creation of the Global Child: U.S.-Taiwan Crosscultural Perspectives," Dr. Andrea Mei-Ying Wu, University of Minnesota and National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan, 2028 Brown Hall, 4:30 to 6 p.m. Free.
Loew Lecture in Medieval Studies - "Illuminare: The Uses and Embellishment of Gold and Other Metallic Leaf and Inks in Medieval and Renaissance Manuscript Painting," Nancy Turner, Paul Getty Museum, 1010 Fetzer Center, 5:15 to 6:45 p.m. Free.
77th Annual
 Southwestern Michigan Vocal Festival - closing concert featuring guest conductor Andrew Megill, Miller Auditorium, 7 p.m. Free.

Friday, March 20

Film festival - Kalamazoo World Languages Film Festival, formerly the Francophone Film Festival, 1025 Brown Hall, numerous events throughout the day. $2 per film for students, $5 per film for the public.
Vernal equinox (first day of spring)
Entrepreneurship Forum - Daniel Jefferies, NewMind Group, 2150 Schneider Hall, breakfast at 7:30 a.m.; talk at 8 a.m. Free; registration required.
Symposium - W.K. Kellogg Racial Healing Planning Symposium, Fetzer Center, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free.
Lunch and learn - Disability Services for Students video and student panel on autism spectrum disorder, 2302 Friedmann Hall, lunch at 11:45 a.m., video begins at noon. Free; RSVPs required.
Economics Research Seminar Series - "Hotelling Under Pressure," Dr. Soren Anderson, Michigan State University, 2212 Dunbar Hall, 3-4:30 p.m. Free. 
Biological Sciences Seminar Series - "The Role of Axon Guidance Molecules in Carcinogenesis and Metastasis," Dr. Jamie K. Alan, Central Michigan University College of Medicine, 1710 Wood Hall, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Free.
Math Club Speaker Series - "Mathematical Applications in Field Hydrogeology," Kathryn Hillenbrand, mathematics undergraduate student, 6625 Everett Tower, 3:45 to 5 p.m. Free.
University Theatre - presents (through March 29) "Charlotte's Web," Williams Theatre in the Gilmore Theatre Complex, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.
Performance - Blue Man Group, Miller Auditorium, 8 p.m. Tickets: millerauditorium.com or (269) 387-2300.

Saturday, March 21

Film festival - Kalamazoo World Languages Film Festival, formerly the Francophone Film Festival, 1025 Brown Hall, numerous events throughout the day. $2 per film for students, $5 per film for the public.
Memorial service - for Ellen Page-Robin, professor emerita of community health services, Kiva Room at Friendship Village, 1400 N. Drake, Kalamazoo, time to be announced.
University Theatre - presents (through March 29) "Charlotte's Web," Williams Theatre in the Gilmore Theatre Complex, 1 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.
Performance - Blue Man Group, Miller Auditorium, 3 and 8 p.m. Tickets: millerauditorium.com or (269) 387-2300.

Sunday, March 22

Film festival - Kalamazoo World Languages Film Festival, formerly the Francophone Film Festival, 1025 Brown Hall, numerous events throughout the day. $2 per film for students, $5 per film for the public.
Vigil - Kalamazoo Peace Center vigil for peace, Federal Building, downtown Kalamazoo, noon to 1 p.m. Free.
26th annual International Festival - Bernhard Center' second floor, 4 to 8 p.m. Free; nominal charge for food.

Monday, March 23

Student art exhibit - Graphic Design BFA senior exhibitions, Richmond Center for Visual Arts, DeVries Student Gallery, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free.
Breisach Faculty Research Colloquium - "St. Petersburg's Hermitage Museum: Entrepreneurial Innovation, Revising the Usable Past and Adjusting to the Growing Authoritarianism of Putin's Russia," Dr. John Norman, history, 2302 Friedmann Hall, noon to 1:30 p.m. Free.
Great Decisions Series - "Through the Lens: Lessons From the Syrian Refugee Crisis," Jared Kohler, freelance photojournalist, Aquinas Performing Arts Center, Grand Rapids, 6 to 7:15 p.m. $10 World Affairs Council members, $15 for council nonmembers, free for WMU students and employees.
Meeting - Kalamazoo Peace Center Collective meeting, Wesley Foundation upper room, 7 p.m. Free.
Concert - New Sounds Festival
: Kari Johnson, piano
, Dalton Center Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. Free.

Tuesday, March 24

Student art exhibit - Graphic Design BFA senior exhibitions, Richmond Center for Visual Arts, DeVries Student Gallery, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free.

Wednesday, March 25

Student art exhibit - Graphic Design BFA senior exhibitions, Richmond Center for Visual Arts, DeVries Student Gallery, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free.
Board of Trustees meeting - Time and location to be announced.
Lyceum Lecture Series - "Politics of Energy," Jack Schmitt, deputy director, Michigan LCV, Lee Honors College Lounge, noon to 1 p.m. Free; light refreshments provided.
Sichel Lecture Series - "Hall of Mirrors: The Great Depression, the Great Recession, and the Uses-and Misuses-of History," Dr. Barry Eichengreen, University of California-Berkeley, 2028 Brown Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m. Free. 
Sichel Lecture Series - "Hall of Mirrors: The Great Depression, the Great Recession, and the Uses- and Misuses- of History," Dr. Barry Eichengreen, University of California Berkeley, 2028 Brown Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m. Free.
Workshop - Kalamazoo Peace Center workshop on self care, Wesley Foundation Cafe, 6 to 10 p.m. Free.
Bullock Performance Institute - Birds on a Wire with guest composer Robert Carl, Dalton Center Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-2300 or millerauditorium.com.

Thursday, March 26

Student art exhibit - Graphic Design BFA senior exhibitions, Richmond Center for Visual Arts, DeVries Student Gallery, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free.
Distinguished Speaker Series - "A Unique Perspective on Consumer Responsibility," Michael Steele, Advantage Communications Inc., 2000 Schneider Hall, 12:30 p.m. Free.
Film screening and discussion - "Wheelchair Diaries: One Step Up," documentary investigating Europe's lack of wheelchair accessibility, Trimpe Building Multicultural Center, 6:30 p.m. Free.
Meal and discussion - Kalamazoo Peace Center FeminisTea Party, Wesley Foundation Cafe, 7 p.m. Free.
University Theatre - presents (through April 12) "Tony 'n Tina's Wedding," Cityscape Events, downtown Kalamazoo, 7 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.
Frostic Reading Series - New Issues reading, Matt Burriesci and Lisa Williams, 157-157 Bernhard Center, 8 p.m. Free.

Friday, March 27

Film festival - Kalamazoo World Languages Film Festival, formerly the Francophone Film Festival, 1025 Brown Hall, numerous events throughout the day. $2 per film for students, $5 per film for the public.
Student art exhibit - Graphic Design BFA senior exhibitions, Richmond Center for Visual Arts, DeVries Student Gallery, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Free.
Lecture - "Tales From a Warming Planet: Climate Change and the Politics of Science," Dr. David Hastings, 2452 Knauss Hall, 11:30 a.m. Free.
Lunch and learn - Disability Services for Students video and student panel on learning disabilities and ADHD, 2021 Brown Hall, lunch at 11:45 a.m., video begins at noon. Free; RSVPs required.
Broncos women's tennis vs. Ball State - Sorenson Courts (outdoors) or West Hills Athletic Club, 2001 S. 11th St. (indoors), 1 p.m. Free.
Competition - first round of the WMU Business Pitch Competition, Schneider Hall, 3 to 5:30 p.m. Free.
Economics Research Seminar Series - "K-Means Clustering and Panel Data Estimation," Alexander Houser, applied economics, 2212 Dunbar Hall, 3-4:30 p.m. Free.
Biological Sciences Seminar Series - "Lesson from the Wolves and Moose of Isle Royale: 50 Years of Predation Research," Dr. John Vucetich, Michigan Technological University, 1710 Wood Hall, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Free.
University Theatre - presents (through April 12) "Tony 'n Tina's Wedding," Cityscape Events, downtown Kalamazoo, 7 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.
University Theatre - presents (through March 29) "Charlotte's Web," Williams Theatre in the Gilmore Theatre Complex, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.
Guest artist recital - Kate McGarry, jazz vocals, and Keith Ganz, guitar, Dalton Center Recital Hall, 8 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-2300 or millerauditorium.com.
Performance - "Who Killed Mr. Mason?" a murder mystery featuring collaboration by the WMU Department of Dance and School of Music, third floor Dalton Center, 8 p.m. Free.

Saturday, March 28

Film festival - Kalamazoo World Languages Film Festival, formerly the Francophone Film Festival, 1025 Brown Hall, numerous events throughout the day. $2 per film for students, $5 per film for the public.
Competition - final round of the WMU Business Pitch Competition, location to be announced, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Free.
University Theatre - presents (through March 29) "Charlotte's Web," Williams Theatre in the Gilmore Theatre Complex, 1 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.
University Theatre - presents (through March 29) "Charlotte's Web," Williams Theatre in the Gilmore Theatre Complex, 4 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.
Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra - presents "Fire and Water," Miller Auditorium, prelude 7 p.m., performance 8 p.m. Tickets: millerauditorium.com or (269) 387-2300.
University Theatre - presents (through April 12) "Tony 'n Tina's Wedding," Cityscape Events, downtown Kalamazoo, 7 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.
Concert - Gold Company Invitational Vocal Jazz Festival closing concert, Dalton Center Recital Hall, 8 p.m.
 Tickets: (269) 387-2300 or millerauditorium.com.

Sunday, March 29

Film festival - Kalamazoo World Languages Film Festival, formerly the Francophone Film Festival, 1025 Brown Hall, numerous events throughout the day. $2 per film for students, $5 per film for the public.
Palm Sunday
Vigil - Kalamazoo Peace Center vigil for peace, Federal Building, downtown Kalamazoo, noon to 1 p.m. Free.
Performance - "Who Killed Mr. Mason?" a murder mystery featuring collaboration by the WMU Department of Dance and School of Music, third floor Dalton Center, 2 p.m. Free.
University Theatre - presents (final show) "Charlotte's Web," Williams Theatre in the Gilmore Theatre Complex, 2 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.
Broadway musical - "Peter and the Starcatcher," Miller Auditorium, 3 p.m. Tickets: millerauditorium.com or (269) 387-2300.
Concert - University Symphony Orchestra pops concert, Dalton Center Recital Hall, 3 p.m.
 Free. 

University Theatre - presents (through April 12) "Tony 'n Tina's Wedding," Cityscape Events, downtown Kalamazoo, 5 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.

Monday, March 30

Economics Research Seminar Series - "The Effect of Maternal Employment on Child Obesity," Bezawit T. Agiro, applied economics, 0111 Moore Hall, 3-4:30 p.m. Free.
Concert - WMU Drum Choir, Dalton Center Recital Hall, 5 p.m. Free.
Meeting - Kalamazoo Peace Center Collective meeting, Wesley Foundation upper room, 7 p.m. Free.
Poetry reading - Judith Rypma, 3025 Brown Hall, 8 p.m. Free.

Tuesday, March 31

Film screening - of a documentary produced by Dr. Jennifer Machiorlatti, 1025 Brown Hall, 3:30 to 4:40 p.m. Free.
Concert - WMU Trombone Choir, Dalton Center Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. Free.