September 2016 Events

Wednesday, September 28

Art exhibit"After the Thrill is Gone: Fashion, Politics and Culture in Contemporary South African Art," Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Kerr Gallery, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free.
Study Abroad FairFor students interested in learning more about study abroad, Sangren Pedestrian Mall, 11 to 3 p.m. Free.
Real Talk Diversity Series"Imaginary Worlds and Real Insights," discussion of University Common Read book "Station Eleven," Trimpe Building Multicultural Center, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free; RSVP required to lindsey.palar@wmich.edu. Lunch and books provided.
Lyceum Lecture Series"The Aral Sea: Devastation and Partial Restoration of a Great Lake," Dr. Phil Micklin, emeritus in geography, Lee Honors College Lounge, noon to 1 p.m. Free; light refreshments provided.
Sichel Lecture Series"Tradable Refugee-Admission Quotas and Matching: Combining Physical and Financial Solidarity in Asylum Policy," Dr. Hillel Rapoport, Paris School of Economics, 2028 Brown Hall, noon to 1:15 p.m. Free.
Evaluation Cafe"Getting to Go: Launching Evaluation in a New Medical School," Jeffrey Greene, WMU Homer Stryker, M.D. School of Medicine, 4410 Ellsworth Hall, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Free; coffee and lunch provided.
Dalton Live and Interactive SeriesStockholm Chamber Brass and Western Brass Quintet, 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, September 29

Art exhibit"After the Thrill is Gone: Fashion, Politics and Culture in Contemporary South African Art," Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Kerr Gallery, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free.
Lecture and discussion"Ending Mass Incarceration: Local State and National Action Agenda," Dennis Schrantz, 1301 Wood Hall, 3 to 5 p.m. Free.
Burnham-Macmillan Speaker Series"With/Out Discipline: Public Engagement and the Ph.D.," Dr. David Perry, Dominican University, 3508 Knauss Hall, 4 p.m., reception to follow in 2500 Knauss Hall. Free.
Film screening"The Way We Talk,"by Michael Turner, Kalamazoo Valley Community College's Lake Auditorium, 6:45 p.m., reception and discussion with the filmmaker to follow. Admission $25, $15 for students.
Guest lecture"The Road to a Zero-waste Future Through the Past? Sustainable Design Strategies in Historical Perspective," Dr. Carl Zimring, 1028 Brown Hall, 7 p.m. Free.
Science and the Human Endeavor Speaker Series"Some Things We've Learned About Science Through its History," Ron Numbers, 2452 Knauss Hall, 7 to 9 p.m. Free.
University TheatrePresents (through Oct. 8) "Baby With the Bathwater," York Arena Theatre in the Gilmore Theatre Complex, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.

Friday, September 30

24th annual Van Riper Lecture Series"Communication Disorders: The Lived Experience," featuring speakers Michael Turner and Gael Hannan, Fetzer Center, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Free.
Fall ConvocationBernhard Center, events scheduled throughout the day.
Mercantile Bank of Michigan Breakfast Speaker Series"Changing the Story Together: A Community Where All People Realize Their Full Potential," Michael Larson, president and CEO of the United Way of Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region, 2150 Schneider Hall, breakfast at 7:30 a.m., talk at 8 a.m. Free; registration required.
Art exhibit"After the Thrill is Gone: Fashion, Politics and Culture in Contemporary South African Art," Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Kerr Gallery, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Free.
Biological Sciences Seminar Series"The Sound of Conservation: Songbirds, Behavior and Anthropogenic Noise," Dr. Darren Proppe, Calvin College, 1710 Wood Hall, 3:30 p.m. Free.
Open dance rehearsal"Lilac Garden," Dalton Center Studio B, Room 3116, 5 p.m. Free.
VisitationDr. James Croteau, counselor education and counseling psychology, Betzler Life Story Funeral Home, 6080 Stadium Drive, Kalamazoo, 5 to 8 p.m.
Benefit dinnerFor registered student organization FOCUS Kalamazoo, Radisson Plaza Hotel, 100 W. Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo, 6 to 10 p.m. Admission fees vary; tickets required.
University TheatrePresents (through Oct. 8) "Baby With the Bathwater," York Arena Theatre in the Gilmore Theatre Complex, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.
Musical"Dirty Dancing—The Classic Story On Stage," Miller Auditorium, 8 p.m. Ticket prices vary.