September 2018 Events

Wednesday, September 19

Lyceum Lecture"How Did Meat Become a Global Food?," Dr. Wilson Warren, Lee Honors College lounge, free.
CELCIS conversation circleJoin students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics, Ellsworth Hall, fourth-floor lounge. Free
Ethics Center Book Club"Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic," 322 W. Walnut St., Kalamazoo. Registration required. Free.
Movie Night in Dinosaur Park"Jurassic World-The Fallen Kingdom!," Rood Hall Courtyard Dinosaur Park, 7:40 to 10:30 p.m. Free.

Thursday, September 20

Faculty Abroad"The Future of Arctic Security: Reflections from Iceland and Alaska," Dr. Fritz Allhoff, philosophy, 3120 Sangren Hall, noon to 1 p.m. Free.
CELCIS conversation circleJoin students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics, Ellsworth Hall, fourth-floor lounge. Free
"We, The People": The Promise of DemocracyMelody Barnes, former director of President Obama's Domestic Policy Council, 157 Bernhard Center, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Registration required. Free.
Meet the FirmsPublic career fair for accounting, finance, and information systems majors, Fetzer Center, open to Beta Alpha Psi members at 6 p.m., open to public from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Free.
PerformanceWayne Hoffman, mentalist, speaker and television personality, Bernhard Center, 8 p.m. Free for students with a Bronco Card; $1 for the general public.

Friday, September 21

Biological Sciences Seminar Series"Epigenetic Approaches to the Evolution of Prosocial Human Behavior: Methods and Questions," Dr. Bilinda Straight, WMU professor of anthropology, 1710 Wood Hall, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Free.
Virtual Reality Workshop"Intro to VR," 0135 Waldo Library, 10:30 a.m. to noon. No registration required. Free.
SFSA Preparation WorkshopFor WMU faculty, Support for Faculty Scholars Award application assistance, 204 Bernhard Center, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Free.
Virtual Reality Workshop"Creating an Exterior VR Environment in Unity," 0135 Waldo Library, 2 to 3:30 p.m. No registration required. Free.
Bronco women's soccer vs. University of AkronWMU Soccer Complex, 4 p.m. Free.
Retirement receptionFor Charles Overberger, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Gilmore House, 5 to 7:30 p.m.
Retirement receptionHonoring Drs. Walter Burt and Dennis McCrumb, Educational Leadership, Research and Technology, Fetzer Center lobby, 5 to 7:30 p.m.
Virtual Reality TournamentPlay the VR game "The Unspoken," 0135 Waldo Library, 5 to 8 p.m. No registration required. Free.
Bronco volleyball vs. Ball State UniversityUniversity Arena, 7 p.m. Tickets: wmubroncos.com or (888) 4-WMU-TIX.
University Theatre performancepresents (through Oct. 7) "Almost, Maine," York Arena in the Gilmore Theatre Complex, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.

Saturday, September 22

Autumnal equinox (first day of fall)
Bronco StampedeGathering ahead of Bronco football game WMU vs. Georgia State University, Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Downtown Atlanta Capitol Park, Time to be determined, three hours before the start of the game. Tailgate admission $35/adult, $15/child (12 and under). Game tickets sold separately. Registration required.
Bronco volleyball vs. University of ToledoUniversity Arena, 7 p.m. Tickets: wmubroncos.com or (888) 4-WMU-TIX.
University Theatre performancepresents (through Oct. 7) "Almost, Maine," York Arena in the Gilmore Theatre Complex, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.

Sunday, September 23

Sukkot begins at sundown
Bronco women's soccer vs. University of BuffaloWMU Soccer Complex, 1 p.m. Free.

Monday, September 24

Summit"Inform. Empower. Prevent. Let's End Campus Sexual Assault" summit, details and a full agenda TBA at endcampussexualassault.com.
CELCIS conversation circleJoin students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics, Ellsworth Hall, fourth-floor lounge. Free
Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences Seminar Series"Evaluating the Impact of Leaking Sewers on Urban Public Supply Wells using Geochemical, Microbiological, and Geomechanical Methods", Dr. Christopher A. Gellasch, assistant professor, Eastern Michigan University, 4 to 5 p.m., 1118 Rood Hall  
Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences Seminar Series"Evaluating the impact of leaking sewers on urban public supply wells using geochemical, microbiological, and geomechanical methods," Christopher A. Gellasch, assistant professor, Eastern Michigan University, 4 to 5 p.m., 1118 Rood Hall.

Tuesday, September 25

Ethics lecture series"How Far Have We Come," Black History 101 Mobile Museum special exhibit, Richmond Center for Visual Arts, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free.
CELCIS conversation circleJoin students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics, Ellsworth Hall, fourth-floor lounge. Free
Ethics lecture series“The Truth Hurts: Black History, Honesty and Healing the Racial Divide,” Khalid el-Hakim, curator of the Black History 101 Mobile Museum, Room 2008, Richmond Center for the Visual Arts, 3:30 p.m. Free.
Ethics Center Book Club"Intuition," 2072 Moore Hall. Registration required. Free.
Lyceum Lecture"Lyceum Keynote Event: Unsavory Truth: How Food Companies Skew the Science of What We Eat," Dr. Marion Nestle, Chenery Auditorium, free.

Wednesday, September 26

Engineering ExpoCareer and Student Employment Services is hosting the annual engineering expo, main lobby of Floyd Hall in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free and open to the public.
Ethics lecture series"How Far Have We Come," Black History 101 Mobile Museum special exhibit, Richmond Center for Visual Arts, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free.
Study Abroad FairLearn about numerous academic and language-intensive programs and internships, Sangren Hall, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free.
CELCIS conversation circleJoin students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics, Ellsworth Hall, fourth-floor lounge. Free
Bronco men's soccer vs. Detroit MercyWMU Soccer Complex, 4:30 p.m. Free.
Ethics Center Book Club"Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic," 322 W. Walnut St., Kalamazoo. Registration required. Free.

Thursday, September 27

Sustainability CelebrationOpen house, featuring live music, local and campus sustainability groups, engagement opportunities, local food and workshops, Office for Sustainability, 2529  West Michigan Ave., open house, noon to 3 p.m., workshops 4 to 6 p.m. Registration required for workshops. Free.
Custer Leadership Lecture Series“Leadership Matters,” John A. White, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Industrial Engineering and Chancellor Emeritus from University of Arkansas, D-115 Floyd Hall, 1:30 p.m. Free.
CELCIS conversation circleJoin students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics, Ellsworth Hall, fourth-floor lounge. Free
WMU-Cooley Law School Open HouseWMU-Cooley Law School's Open House is a great time to explore law school possibilities. Thursday, Sept. 27, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Bernhard Center, President's Dining Room, first floor. Registration required. Free.

Friday, September 28

Fall University payment planLast day to sign up for a fall University payment plan.
Mercantile Bank of Michigan Speaker Series"The Future of Business Education: Strategic Implications for the Haworth College of Business," Satish Deshpande, Ph.D., dean, Haworth College of Business, 1035 Fetzer Center, breakfast at 7:30 a.m., talk at 8 a.m. Free; registration required.
Asian ForumA forum for scholars at WMU and in the West Michigan area who work on Asia to share their research and to learn about ways in which to network with other faculty, Fetzer Center. Free
Retirement receptionFor Judy Mendendorp, special education and literacy studies, McGinnis Reading Center Library, noon to 3 p.m.
Truth"Art & Activism: On the Inside Out,” Angela Davis, visiting scholar, Kalamazoo College, WMU Dalton Center Recital Hall, 2 p.m. Free.
Virtual Reality Workshop"Creating Art in VR with Quill and Medium," 0135 Waldo Library, 2 to 3:30 p.m. No registration required. Free.
Biological Sciences Seminar Series"Oncolytic Virotherapy with Myxoma Virus," Dr. Grant McFadden, Arizona State University, 1260 Chemistry Building, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Free.
Virtual Reality TournamentPlay the VR game "The Unspoken," 0135 Waldo Library, 5 to 8 p.m. No registration required. Free.
Salsa Night and WineProfessional dancers from the Kalamazoo Ballroom Academy will perform for WMU graduate students and give an intensive salsa lesson, learn the basics of wine and food pairing, Global Lounge, Bernhard Center. Reservations required.
University Theatre performancepresents (through Oct. 7) "Almost, Maine," York Arena in the Gilmore Theatre Complex, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.

Saturday, September 29

FundraiserGiving Day Walk/Run, in support of the College of Arts and Sciences, Kanley Track, 10 a.m. to noon. Free; donations encouraged.
Guest lectureEva Kor, Holocaust survivor and forgiveness advocate, Bernhard Center's North Ballroom, 10:30 a.m. Free.
2018 China FestivalChina Festival at WMU commemorates the traditional Chinese Moon Festival and will include events such as: dance and music performances, a badminton tournament, hands-on activities, and more. Student Recreation Center. Free.
University Theatre performancepresents (through Oct. 7) "Almost, Maine," York Arena in the Gilmore Theatre Complex, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.
PerformanceiLuminate, Miller Auditorium, 8 p.m. Tickets: millerauditorium.com or (269) 387-2300.

Sunday, September 30

Bronco men's soccer vs. University of PacificWMU Soccer Complex, noon. Free.
University Theatre performancepresents (through Oct. 7) "Almost, Maine," York Arena in the Gilmore Theatre Complex, 2 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.
PerformanceUnder the Streetlamp, Miller Auditorium, 3 p.m. Tickets: millerauditorium.com or (269) 387-2300.