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Painter crafts images that transformPainting by Suzanne Siegel
Artist Reception: Back to the Garden, works by Suzanne B. Siegel
Thursday, March 26, 4–6 p.m.
CHHS Second Floor Art Gallery

Painter Suzanne B. Siegel describes herself as a perpetual seeker, transcendental meditator, perennial philosophy devotee and interpretive realist. Her collection "Back to the Garden" is on exhibit in the second floor art gallery through the end of April.

ArtworkSunlight and Shadow exhibit evokes calm and contemplation
"Sunlight and Shadow," works in pastel by Kalamazoo artist Melody Allen; reception Wednesday, Feb. 4, 4 to 6 p.m. and on display in the College of Health and Human Services second floor art gallery through March 2.

Photo of Doctor Matthew Johnson.Clinic optometrist honored as fellow
Unified Clinics optometrist Dr. Matthew Johnson has achieved the prestigious fellowship accreditation “FAAO” recognizing him as a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry.

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A new issue of the College of Health and Human Services Connections e-newsletter is available for reading online

Lecture and conference feature collaborations for health equity
On Feb. 11 and 12, 2015, the College of Health and Human Services will examine collaborative methods of advancing health equity with a Bill Burian University-Community Lecture and a conference presented by the Committee on Diversity and Inclusion. 

LaQuandra S. Nesbitt, M.D. will present the Burian Lecture, "Successful Strategies for Interdisciplinary Collaboratives to Achieve Health Equity" on Wednesday, Feb. 11 at 5:30 p.m. She will also be the keynote speaker at the conference, "Collaboration for Equity: Building a Community that Supports Health Care for All" on Feb. 12 from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Both events will take place at the Health and Human Services Building and are free and open to the public, with free parking available in the adjacent Lot 104. Advanced registration for either or both events is required and can be made online at mywmu.com/burian-conference or by calling (269) 387-2663 by Wednesday, Feb. 4.

Thumbnail image of painting.Abstract artist paints until the work looks complete
Abstract painter Mark Olson’s work will be on display in the College of Health and Human Services second floor art gallery through Dec. 18, and a reception that is free and open to the public is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 2 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the gallery.

We Will ReignCollege of Health and Human Service announces 2014 Outstanding Alumni slate and Homecoming events
Please join us for these upcoming events.

 

Screen shot of the e-newsletter.E-Newsletter available
A new issue of the College of Health and Human Services Connections e-newsletter is available for reading online.

 

Artist/alumna presents visual discourse on immigration experience
Exhibit & Reception: "Accultured" will be on exhibit until Oct. 17 and the WMU campus community and the general public are invited to a free artist's reception on  Tuesday, September 23 from 4-6 p.m. in the gallery.

Assistive Technology: Narrowing the Gap conference
This conference, to be held Oct. 20, will introduce individuals to assistive technology. It will provide attendees with two valuable sessions, including: There's an App for That! Mobile Applications to Increase Independence and Foundations in Transition. Please see the flier for more information or register online.

 

Faculty, staff and graduate students invited to join fall yoga program
Starting Sept. 10 and through Dec. 10, 2014, Professor Yvonne Unrau will instruct yoga classes as part of the college Take a Break Program. Sessions will be held on a drop-in basis Wednesdays from noon to 12:50 p.m. in room 1021 of the Health and Human Services Building. Please review the flier for more information.

Connections newsletter 2.E-Newsletter available
A new issue of the College of Health and Human Services Connections e-newsletter is available for reading online.

 

Photo of artist and intern.Center for Disabilities Services artists express and earn
Among the many services of the Center for Disability Services is the Creative Abilities Art Studio, which affords adults with disabilities opportunities to express themselves through art and to sell their works. Through June 30, works from these artists will be on display in the in the College of Health and Human Services second floor art gallery. The public is invited to view the exhibit and meet some of the artists at a free reception on Wednesday, June 11 from 4 to 6 p.m. The works can also be viewed through June 30 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

Photo of Mary StahlNursing faculty member awarded for excellence in teaching
Bronson School of Nursing Master Faculty Specialist Mary Stahl has been selected to receive the 2013-14 College of Health and Human Services Teaching Excellence Award based on her teaching skills in all three areas of the award criteria

Dean Washington calls for 2013-14 Teaching Excellence Award nominations
Faculty, staff, students, alumni and community members are invited to nominate a WMU College of Health and Human Services faculty member for the 2013-14 Excellence in Teaching Award.

Excellence in teaching is a hallmark of the college. The Excellence in Teaching Award recognizes and sustains that tradition. Find information about the award, the nomination process and a nomination form on the award page. Here is a list of eligible facultyNominations are due Friday, April 18 at 5 p.m. 

Painting of a turtle.Artist honors mother and nature
Artist Gay Walker’s exhibit "My Mother’s Nature" will be on display in the College of Health and Human Services Building second floor art gallery through May 21, 2014, and an artist’s reception is scheduled for Wednesday, April 16 from 4 to 6 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public, with free parking available in Lot 104.

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The first issue of the College of Health and Human Services Connections e-newsletter is available for reading online.

 

Photo of Eva Evans.Education leader to present Burian Lecture on poverty reduction
On Tuesday, March 25, national education leader and accomplished humanitarian Dr. Eva L. Evans will present the Bill Burian University-Community Lecture, Building Bridges, at 6 p.m. at the WMU Fetzer Center. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is a collaboration of the College of Health and Human Services, the University-Community Empowerment Center and the WMU Academy of Lifelong Learning. It is a continuation of A Call to Action: Poverty Reduction in Kalamazoo County, a five-week series of forums examining ways to reverse the negative impacts of poverty and its correlates on the well-being of individuals and families in our community.

More information about the lecture and speaker is available at wmich.edu/hhs/about/lectures. Advanced registration will be appreciated and can be made at mywmu.com/burianlectures or by calling (269) 387-2663.

Photo of artwork from the "All for One" exhibition."All for One" exhibit features visual art and autism
The Autism and Visual Art "All for One" exhibition will be on display in the Health and Human Services Building second floor art gallery through Feb. 28, and an exhibit reception is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 4 from 4 to 6 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public, with free parking available in Lot 104.

Photo of Barbara BartonSocial work professor selected for service learning award
WMU School of Social Work Associate Professor Dr. Barbara Barton has been selected by the Michigan Campus Compact to receive the 2014 Michigan Campus Compact Faculty/Staff Community Service-Learning Award.