Events

The Haworth College of Business at Western Michigan University strives to add value to the lives of its learners and continuously improve the quality of its programming to meet the needs and expectations of the communities it serves. Join us for events that are tailored to your academic interests and help prepare you for the future.

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Upcoming events

Monday, October 9

Homecoming week—Various events planned on campus, full schedule TBA. Admission fees vary.

Tuesday, October 10

Homecoming week—Various events planned on campus, full schedule TBA. Admission fees vary.

Marketing, Sales and Food Marketing Career Night, Fetzer Center, 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 11

Homecoming week—Various events planned on campus, full schedule TBA. Admission fees vary.

Business Career Day—John T. Bernhard Center, Noon to 4 p.m.

Thursday, October 12

Homecoming week—Various events planned on campus, full schedule TBA. Admission fees vary.

Career Day Interviews, John T. Bernhard Center and 3020 Schneider Hall.

Friday, October 13

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

Homecoming week—Various events planned on campus. Admission fees vary.

Haworth College of Business Awards Ceremony—Award ceremony honoring all recipients at 4 p.m., followed by a reception.  RSVP to Stacey Markin. (269) 387-6936 | Email Stacey Markin

Saturday, October 14

Homecoming—Various events planned on campus. Admission fees vary.

Haworth College of Business pancake breakfast—At the Official WMU Tailgate Site from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Lot 1 (in between Walwood and Heritage Halls on East Campus). Pre-registration is kindly requested. 

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

Sunday, October 15

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

Wednesday, October 18

BUS 3000 Interview Lab, Schneider Hall.

Women and Men for Gender Equity and Equality: A Women in Leadership Event, Fetzer Center

Friday, October 20

Entrepreneurship Forum—Noel Corwin, founder, Gorilla Gourmet, 2150 Schneider Hall, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Reservations required.

Tuesday, October 24

Professor of the Day

Thursday, October 26

Finance Career Night, Fetzer Center, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Friday, October 27

Mercantile Breakfast Series—"Transforming the Motorsports Business" presented by Aaron Zeigler, president and CEO, Zeigler Auto Group, 2150 Schneider Hall, 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Reservations required.

Thursday, November 2

Guest Lecture—"Raising Equity" presented by Jeff Rinvelt, chair of WMU Trustees, 2150 Schneider Hall, 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

ICHITA/Information Technology Forum—Fetzer Center, Noon to 5 p.m. Registration fee.

Guest Lecture—"Raising Equity" presented by Jeff Rinvelt, chair of WMU Trustees, 2150 Schneider Hall, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Friday, November 3

ICHITA/Information Technology Forum—Fetzer Center, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration fee.

Sunday, November 5

Daylight Saving Time ends

Friday, November 10

Entrepreneurship Forum—Charles Grantier and Tim Davis, co-owners, Territorial Brewing Company, 2150 Schneider Hall, 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Reservations required.

Monday, November 13

Major Match-Up, First floor Schneider Hall.

Tuesday, November 14

Major Match-Up, First floor Schneider Hall.

Wednesday, November 15

Major Match-Up, First floor Schneider Hall.

Friday, November 17

Mercantile Breakfast Series—"Generational Differences at Work" presented by Kevin Brozovich, founder and chief people officer, HRM Innovations, 2150 Schneider Hall, 8 to 10:30 a.m. Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Reservations required.

BBA Orientation, 2000 Schneider Hall, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Wednesday, November 22

Thanksgiving recess begins at noon—No classes. WMU offices open normal hours.

Thursday, November 23 through Sunday, November 26

Thanksgiving recess—No classes. Many WMU offices closed.

Tuesday, November 28

BBA Orientation, 2000 Schneider Hall, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Wednesday, December 8

Entrepreneurship Forum—Kristin Fiore, founder, Down Dog Yoga Center, 7:30 a.m. Reservations required.

Monday, December 11 through Thursday, December 14

Exam Week

Saturday, December 16

Commencement—Miller Auditorium, times to be announced.

Saturday, December 23, 2017 through Monday, January 1, 2018

Holiday closure—Many WMU offices closed.

January 8, 2018

Spring semester classes begin at 8 a.m.

January 12, 2018

Entrepreneurship Forum—Adam McFarlin, owner, Kalamazoo Candle Company, 7:30 a.m. Reservations required.

January 26, 2018

Mercantile Breakfast Series—"Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra" presented by Peter Gistelinck, president and CEO, Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, 2150 Schneider Hall, 8 a.m. Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Reservations required.

February 9, 2018

Entrepreneurship Forum—Kevin Romeo, creative directory, Rhino Media, 7:30 a.m. Reservations required.

February 23, 2018

Mercantile Breakfast Series—"WMU Football" presented by Tim Lester, football head coach, WMU, 2150 Schneider Hall, 8 a.m. Breakfast at 7:30 a.m.Reservations required.

March 16, 2018

Entrepreneurship Forum—Roxanne Leder, owner, Decadent Dogs, 7:30 a.m. Reservations required.

March 30, 2018

Mercantile Breakfast Series—"Special Topics in Finance" presented by Chris Burns, fixed income analyst, Greenleaf Trust, 2150 Schneider Hall, 8 a.m. Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Reservations required.

April 13, 2018

Entrepreneurship Forum—Regi Kurien, president, Amhawk, 7:30 a.m. Reservations required.

April 27, 2018

Mercantile Breakfast Series—"Kalamazoo's Foundation for Excellence" presented by Jim Ritsema, Kalamazoo city manager, 2150 Schneider Hall, 8 a.m. Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Reservations required.

May 18, 2018

Mercantile Breakfast Series—Presentation by Dr. Edward Montgomery, president, WMU, 2150 Schneider Hall, 8 a.m. Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Reservations required.