Take advantage of global engagement opportunities in July

contact: Korey Force
| WMU News
Photo of WMU CELCIS students.

CELCIS teaches academic English in the classroom as well as social English outside of the classroom with community conversation circles.

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Western Michigan University and the extended Kalamazoo community will offer a number of global engagement opportunities in July. Highlights include Chinese language and culture camps for local youth and conversation circles to help international students practice their English.

Opportunities to get globally engaged are published weekly at wmich.edu/global/events by WMU's Haenicke Institute for Global Education.

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July 2017 opportunities

Saturday, July 1

  • "Impressions: Modern Printmaking in Japan" exhibit—Through July 23 at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, 314 S. Park St., Kalamazoo, hosted by the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. The exhibit features traditional Japanese woodblock prints that fascinated Western artists in the 19th century. Admission is $5; open to the public.

Monday, July 3  

  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the fourth-floor reception area of Ellsworth Hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free and open to the public. 

Wednesday, July 5  

  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the fourth-floor reception area of Ellsworth Hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free and open to the public. 

Thursday, July 6  

  • CELCIS conversation circle (women only)—2 to 3 p.m. in the fourth-floor reception area of Ellsworth Hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free and open to the public; women only, please. 

Saturday, July 8  

  • Henry Ford and Greenfield Village with international students—all day at Greenfield Village, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, hosted by International Student Activities. Join international students in visiting Michigan's famous history museum. Tickets are $20 and include bus transportation; open to the public.
  • "Deutsche Marques: A German Auto Event"—9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Gilmore Car Museum, 6865 W. Hickory Rd., Hickory Corners, hosted by the Deutsche Marques Club. The all-German auto event features German marques including BMW, Audi, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagon.

Monday, July 10  

  • Chinese language and culture summer camp—daily July 10-14 in Sangren Hall, hosted by the Confucius Institute at WMU. Local students are invited to register for the language and culture summer camp, which will include caligraphy, painting and language practice. Open to students ages 8 to 16; registration begins at $100. 
  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the fourth-floor reception area of Ellsworth Hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, July 11  

  • "Black Ash Basketry: A Story of Cultural Resilience" ARTbreak documentary—noon in the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Auditorium, 314 S. Park St., Kalamazoo, sponsored by the Fountains at Bronson Place. The documentary explores a Native American art of basketry that is threatened by the invasive emerald ash borer. Free and open to the public; coffee provided. 
  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the fourth-floor reception area of Ellsworth Hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, July 12  

  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the fourth-floor reception area of Ellsworth Hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free and open to the public. 

Thursday, July 13  

  • CELCIS conversation circle (women only)—2 to 3 p.m. in the fourth-floor reception area of Ellsworth Hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free and open to the public; women only, please. 

Saturday, July 15  

  • Kindleberger Park Arts with CELCIS students—1 to 9 p.m. at Kindleberger Park, Park Ave., Kalamazoo, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join CELCIS students in enjoying the arts, crafts and performances that Kalamazoo offers to its community. Free and open to the public. 
  • "Our People, Our Land, Our Images" exhibit opening—11 a.m. at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, 314 S. Park St., Kalamazoo, sponsored by Warner, Norcross and Judd Attorneys at Law. The exhibit features first-hand photographic accounts from indigenous artists from North America, Peru, Iraq and New Zealand. Entrance is $5 for adults and $2 with a valid student ID; open to the public. 

Monday, July 17  

  • Chinese language and culture summer camp—daily July 17-21 in Sangren Hall, hosted by the Confucius Institute at WMU. Local students are invited to register for the language and culture summer camp, which will include caligraphy, painting and language practice. Open to students ages 8 to 16; registration begins at $100. 
  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the fourth-floor reception area of Ellsworth Hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, July 18  

  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the fourth-floor reception area of Ellsworth Hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, July 19  

  • Annual CELCIS meet-and-greet—1:15 to 3:30 p.m. in 208-209 Bernhard Center, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join CELCIS students in learning about their future academic programs and getting familiar with the resources available to students. Free and open to the public. 
  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the fourth-floor reception area of Ellsworth Hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free and open to the public.
  • International Champions Cup with international students—4:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Comerica Park, 2100 Woodward Ave., Detroit, hosted by International Student Activities. Join international students at the AC Roma vs. Paris St. Germain soccer match of the International Champions Cup. Tickets are $30 and include bus transportation; open to students with a valid Bronco Card.
  • "Braiding Knowledge: Community-Based Archaeology with Turkish and Native American Communities" lecture—7 p.m. at the Niles District Library, 620 E Main St., Niles, hosted by the Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project. The lecture will be given by Dr. Sonya Atalay, associate professor of anthropology at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Free and open to the public.

Thursday, July 20  

  • CELCIS conversation circle (women only)—2 to 3 p.m. in the fourth-floor reception area of Ellsworth Hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free and open to the public; women only, please.
  • Ice cream social with international students—2 to 4 p.m. in 3521 Ellsworth Hall, hosted by International Student Activities. Join international students for ice cream, prize drawings and games. Free and open to the public. 
  • "Changing Perspectives on Indigenous Art" talk and reception—6:30 p.m. in the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Auditorium, 314 S. Park Ave., Kalamazoo, hosted by the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. Internationally recognized scholar, curator and museum administrator David Penney will talk about the evolving place and respect for indigenous art in museums today. Free and open to the public.

Monday, July 24  

  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the fourth-floor reception area of Ellsworth Hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, July 25  

  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the fourth-floor reception area of Ellsworth Hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, July 26  

  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the fourth-floor reception area of Ellsworth Hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free and open to the public.

Thursday, July 27  

  • CELCIS conversation circle (women only)—2 to 3 p.m. in the fourth-floor reception area of Ellsworth Hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free and open to women in the public. 

Friday, July 28  

  • Wii bowling with CELCIS students—6 to 9 p.m. at Friendship Village, 1400 N Drake Rd., Kalamazoo, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join CELCIS students and residents of Friendship Village in a Wii bowling tournament. Free and open to the public. 

Saturday, July 29  

  • Frankenmuth with international students—9 a.m. to 10 p.m. in Frankenmuth, hosted by International Student Activities. Join international students in a visit to Michigan's famous Bavarian city and a visit to the Birch Run Outlet Malls. Tickets are $10 and include bus transportation; open to the public.

Monday, July 31  

  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the fourth-floor reception area of Ellsworth Hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free and open to the public.

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