International Events

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September

Friday, Sept. 4

  • Most University offices closing at 2:30 p.m. Information.

Monday, Sept. 7

U.S. Labor Day - No classes. WMU offices closed except for essential and emergency services.

Tuesday, Sept. 8

Fall classes begin

Thursday, Sept. 10

  • Social—Global and International Studies Program Fall Kick-Off, for current and new global studies majors and minors, Moore Hall second floor, 12:30 to 2 p.m. Free.

Friday, Sept. 11

  • Communities in Schools—informational meeting about volunteering to help offer Japanese cultural programs for area K-12 students, 11 a.m. to noon, 4560 Sangren Hall. Information.

Wednesday, Sept. 16

  • Lecture—"Central Europe and the Ottoman Empire in the Sixteenth Century: Views and Perceptions of German Chroniclers," by Professor Martin Hille, visiting professor, University of Passau, 4 p.m., University Center for the Humanities (2500 Knauss).

Friday, Sept. 18

  • JET program information session—Learn about an opportunity for college graduates to work in Japan as an Assistant Language Teacher from WMU alumna Ellen Knuth, 3 to 4 p.m. in 2037 Brown Hall. Information.

Tuesday, Sept. 22

  • Lecture— "The Germans and their Nazi Past: To What Extent Have They Accepted Responsibility?" by Professor Martin Hille, visiting professor from the University of Passau, 4 p.m., 205 Bernhard Center. 

Wednesday, Sept. 23

Thursday Sept. 24

  • Real Talk Diversity Series—"Unraveling the Knot of Race," 6:30 to 8 p.m., Multicultural Center in the Adrian Trimpe Building.

Wednesday, Sept. 23

  • Real Talk Diversity Series—"Why Comics? Why Mice? A Discussion Series on the Visual Representation of the Holocaust in Art Spiegelman's Maus," 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Multicultural Center in the Adrian Trimpe Building, refreshments provided.

Thursday, Sept. 24

  • Timothy Light Lecture Series on China—"Changes and Challenges to Food Marketing Systems in Urban China," Dr. Ann Veeck, 4:30 p.m., 1028 Brown Hall. Information.

Saturday, Sept. 26

  • China Festival at WMU—Food from local Chinese restaurants, ping pong tournaments, raffle and performances, Noon to 5 p.m., Student Recreation Center. Free admission and parking. Information.

Wednesday, Sept. 30

  • Real Talk Diversity Series"Why Comics? Why Mice? A Discussion Series on the Visual Representation of the Holocaust in Art Spiegelman's Maus," 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Multicultural Center in the Adrian Trimpe Building, refreshments provided.
  • Human Trafficking in Our Own Backyard—Panel discussion featuring local and global experts. 12:30 p.m., 201 Bernhard Center. Information.
  • Real Talk Diversity Series"Breaking Chains: From Gang to Graduation," 5 to 6:30 p.m., Bernhard Center Ballroom, round table discussions and pizza after the talk.

October 

 Wednesday, Oct. 7

  • Real Talk Diversity Series"Why Comics? Why Mice? A Discussion Series on the Visual Representation of the Holocaust in Aart Spiegelman's Maus," 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Multicultural Center in the Adrian Trimpe Building, refreshments provided.
  • Raise Your Voice—lecture,"Hearing Voices:Re/collecting a Femicide," Gail Griffin, noon, Lee Honors College Lounge.

Thursday, Oct. 8

  • Lecture—"The Age of the Pill," Dr. Martha Bailey, noon to 1:30 p.m., Lee Honors Lee College Lounge. Information 

Thursday, Oct. 15

  • Timothy Light Lecture Series on China—"The Rapid Wartime Growth of Communism as the Local Revolution," Dr. Patrick Fuliang Shan, 4:30 p.m., 1028 Brown Hall. Information.

Friday, Oct. 9

  • Japanese language workshop for teens—practice Japanese language skills. 4 to 4:45 p.m. in 2045 Brown Hall. $50 for five Friday lessons beginning on October 9. Open to middle and high school students. Information: michiko.yoshimoto@wmich.edu

Friday, Oct. 16

  • Japanese language workshop for teens—practice Japanese language skills. 4 to 4:45 p.m. in 2045 Brown Hall. $50 for five Friday lessons beginning on October 9. Open to middle and high school students. Information: michiko.yoshimoto@wmich.edu

Sunday, Oct. 18 

  • Raise Your Voice—"(Un)welcome: an Exploration of Sexual Violence and Self Empowerment," 7:30 p.m., York Arena, Gilmore Theater Complex.

Thursday, Oct. 22 

  • Raise Your Voice—"Violence and Silence: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How all Men can Help," Jackson Katz, 7 p.m. 2452 Knauss Hall.

Friday, Oct. 23

  • Japanese language workshop for teens—practice Japanese language skills. 4 to 4:45 p.m., 2045 Brown Hall. $50 for five Friday lessons beginning on October 9. Open to middle and high school students. Information: michiko.yoshimoto@wmich.edu

Tuesday, Oct. 27

  • Real Talk Diversity Series"Food Prisons: A Musical Play About Body Image," 6:30 to 8 p.m., Multicultural Center in the Adrian Trimpe Building, refreshments provided.

Friday, Oct. 30

  • Japanese language workshop for teens—practice Japanese language skills. 4 to 4:45 p.m. in 2045 Brown Hall. $50 for five Friday lessons beginning on October 9. Open to middle and high school students. Information: michiko.yoshimoto@wmich.edu

November

Friday, Nov. 6

  • Japanese language workshop for teens—practice Japanese language skills. 4 to 4:45 p.m., 2045 Brown Hall. $50 for five Friday lessons beginning on October 9. Open to middle and high school students. Information: michiko.yoshimoto@wmich.edu
  • Raise Your Voice—"An Evening with Gloria Steinem," 7:30 p.m., Miller Auditorium.

Tuesday, Nov. 10

  • Real Talk Diversity Series—"Hidden Disabilities: ADHD, Learning Disabilities, and the College Experience," 7 to 8:30 p.m., Multicultural Center, Adrian Trimpe Building, refreshments provided.

Tuesday, Nov. 17

  • Real Talk Diversity Series—"Trans*, Gender Nonconforming, and Gender Creative Lived Experiences,"6:30 to 8 p.m., Multicultural Center, Adrian Trimpe Building, refreshments provided.

February

Tuesday, Feb. 16

  • Real Talk Diversity Series—"Hidden Disabilities: Mental Health and The College Experience," 7 to 8:30 p.m., Multicultural Center, Adrian Trimpe Building, refreshments provided.
  • Real Talk Diversity Series—"Identifying Anti- (Fill in the Blank) Narratives in Our Media," 6:30 to 8 p.m., Multicultural Center, Adrian Trimpe Building, refreshments provided.

March

Tuesday, March 8

  • Real Talk Diversity Series—"Start Smart: Negotiating Your Salary and Closing the Gender Pay Gap," 6 to 8 p.m., Multicultural Center, Adrian Trimpe Building, refreshments provided.

April

Tuesday, April 12

  • Real Talk Diversity Series—"Stand Up: Short Play Addressing Privilege and Oppression," 6:30 to 8 p.m., Multicultural Center, Adrian Trimpe Building, refreshments provided