November 2018 Events

Thursday, November 1

CELCIS conversation circleJoin students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics, Ellsworth Hall, fourth-floor lounge. Free
Bronco football vs. Ohio UniversitySalute to Heroes, Waldo Stadium, 7 p.m. Tickets: wmubroncos.com or (888) 4-WMU-TIX.
Frostic Reading SeriesAlumni Reading, Tyler Smith, Gary McDowell and Cara Beth Heath, 157-159 Bernhard Center, 7 to 8 p.m. Free.
Symphony Orchestra PerformanceStudent conductor’s concert, Dalton Center Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. Free. Austin McWilliams will conduct the Overture to Verdi's opera "Nabucco," Zachary Nicely will conduct the first movement of Schubert's "Symphony No. 8 in b minor," Eric Dalmau will prepare Liszt's tone poem "Les Preludes," Teresa Strobel will present the first movement of Dvorak's "Symphony No. 9 in e minor," and WMU graduate Zachary Ploeger will return to campus and direct Rimsky-Korsakov's "Capriccio Espagnol."
University Theatre performancepresents (through Nov. 4) "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown," Williams Theatre in the Gilmore Theatre Complex, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.

Friday, November 2

WMU Open HouseMake sure to take advantage of this is unique opportunity to visit our lively campus and see everything  that WMU has to offer.  You can look forward to a full day event designed to allow you to explore and experience WMU's campus at your own pace.
Virtual Reality Workshop"Creating Texture for VR with Substance Painter," 0135 Waldo Library, 10:30 a.m. to noon. Free; no registration required.
Biological Sciences Seminar Series"Ornaments, Enemies and Sensory Filters in the Evolution of Communication Systems," Dr. Ximena Bernal, Purdue University, 1710 Wood Hall, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Free.
University Theatre performancepresents (through Nov. 4) "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown," Williams Theatre in the Gilmore Theatre Complex, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.
Jazz performanceGold Company Sneak Preview, Dalton Center Recital Hall, 8 p.m. Adults $10, seniors/students $5.

Saturday, November 3

Bronco volleyball vs. Miami (Ohio) UniversityUniversity Arena, 7 p.m. Tickets: wmubroncos.com or (888) 4-WMU-TIX.
University Theatre performancepresents (through Nov. 4) "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown," Williams Theatre in the Gilmore Theatre Complex, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.

Sunday, November 4

Daylight Saving Time ends
University Theatre performancepresents (through Nov. 4) "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown," Williams Theatre in the Gilmore Theatre Complex, 2 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.

Monday, November 5

Employee photo sessionFor WMU faculty and staff, Walwood Hall's Heinig Emeriti Lounge, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free; no appointment required.
CELCIS conversation circleJoin students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics, Ellsworth Hall, fourth-floor lounge. Free
Ethics lecture series“Integrating Research Ethics into the High School Science Classroom,” Moderator: Susan Stapleton, WMU Dean of the Graduate College, 1710 Sangren Hall, 6 p.m. Free.

Tuesday, November 6

CELCIS conversation circleJoin students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics, Ellsworth Hall, fourth-floor lounge. Free
Bronco Men's Basketball v. Detroit MercyBronco Men's Basketball v. Detroit Mercy, Read Field House / University Arena, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, November 7

Lyceum Lecture"Growing a Stronger Kalamazoo with Community Gardening", Linda Whitlock, 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"In the Shadows of the American Century: The Rise and Decline of U.S. Global Power," Water Street Coffee Joint, 3037 Oakland Dr., Kalamazoo. Registration required. Free.
Orchesis Dance Society ConcertAnnual concert featuring student choreography in a variety of styles, Dalton Center Studio B, 8 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-2300 or millerauditorium.com.

Thursday, November 8

CELCIS conversation circleJoin students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics, Ellsworth Hall, fourth-floor lounge. Free
Truth“Women Envisioning Women in Contemporary China: Subjectivity, Objectification, and the Problem of Authenticity in Art,” Dr. Lara Blanchard, Lace Professor of East Asian Art, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, 314 S. Park St., Kalamazoo, 6:30 p.m. Free.
Bronco Women's Basketball v. Purdue Fort WayneBronco Women's Basketball v. Purdue Fort Wayne, Read Field House / University Arena, 7 p.m.
PerformanceWMU Jams with Keith Hall, Union Cabaret and Grille, 125 S. Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, 7 p.m. Free.
Orchesis Dance Society ConcertAnnual concert featuring student choreography in a variety of styles, Dalton Center Studio B, 8 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-2300 or millerauditorium.com.

Friday, November 9

Broadway performance"Monty Python's Spamalot," Miller Auditorium, time TBA. Tickets: millerauditorium.com or (269) 387-2300.
Bronco hockey vs. University of Nebraska at OmahaLawson Ice Arena, time TBA. Tickets: wmubroncos.com or (888) 4-WMU-TIX.
Entrepreneurship ForumJesus Grillo, founder, Nueva Opinion, 2150 Schneider Hall, breakfast at 7:30 a.m., talk at 8 a.m. Free; registration required.
Virtual Reality Workshop"Intro to VR," 0135 Waldo Library, 10:30 a.m. to noon. No registration required. Free.
Virtual Reality Workshop"Creating VR in Unity", 0135 Waldo Library, 2 to 3:30 p.m. No registration required. Free.
Biological Sciences Seminar SeriesFriday, Nov. 9, 2018 "Identification of Genes Required for Germline Development Using Planarians in Undergraduate Coursework," Dr. Labib Rouhana, Wright State University, 1710 Wood Hall, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Free.
Ethics lecture series“Plato's Dialogues of Definition: What is Socrates Looking for?" Justin C. Clark, assistant professor, Department of Philosophy, Hamilton College, 157 Bernhard Center, 5 p.m. Free.
Bronco volleyball vs. Eastern Michigan UniversityUniversity Arena, 7 p.m. Tickets: wmubroncos.com or (888) 4-WMU-TIX.
University Theatre performancepresents (through Nov. 18) "The Lady in Question," Shaw Theatre in the Gilmore Theatre Complex, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.
Orchesis Dance Society ConcertAnnual concert featuring student choreography in a variety of styles, Dalton Center Studio B, 8 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-2300 or millerauditorium.com.

Saturday, November 10

Broadway performance"Monty Python's Spamalot," Miller Auditorium, time TBA. Tickets: millerauditorium.com or (269) 387-2300.
Bronco hockey vs. University of Nebraska at OmahaLawson Ice Arena, time TBA. Tickets: wmubroncos.com or (888) 4-WMU-TIX.
Orchesis Dance Society ConcertAnnual concert featuring student choreography in a variety of styles, Dalton Center Studio B, 8 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-2300 or millerauditorium.com.
Bronco volleyball vs. Central Michigan UniversityUniversity Arena, 7 p.m. Tickets: wmubroncos.com or (888) 4-WMU-TIX.
University Theatre performancepresents (through Nov. 18) "The Lady in Question," Shaw Theatre in the Gilmore Theatre Complex, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.
Orchesis Dance Society ConcertAnnual concert featuring student choreography in a variety of styles, Dalton Center Studio B, 8 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-2300 or millerauditorium.com.

Sunday, November 11

Broadway performance"Monty Python's Spamalot," Miller Auditorium, time TBA. Tickets: millerauditorium.com or (269) 387-2300.
U.S. Veterans Day
Bronco Women's Basketball v. New Mexico StateBronco Women's Basketball v. New Mexico State, Read Field House / University Arena, 1 p.m.
Orchesis Dance Society ConcertAnnual concert featuring student choreography in a variety of styles, Dalton Center Studio B, 8 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-2300 or millerauditorium.com.

Monday, November 12

International Education Week A joint Initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education in efforts to promote programs that prepare students for a global environment. Events will include lectures, festivals and cultural events. 
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"Mineral-Microbe Interactions", Dr. Jena Johnson, assistant professor, University of Michigan, 1118 Rood Hall, 4 to 5 p.m. Free.

Tuesday, November 13

CELCIS conversation circleJoin students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics, Ellsworth Hall, fourth-floor lounge. Free

Wednesday, November 14

IT Career NightFetzer Center, time to be determined. Free.
Lyceum Lecture"Sustainable Agriculture and Farmers Markets", Chris Dilley, Gaby Gerken and Kelly Vallelunga, Lee Honors College lounge, free.
Three-minute thesis competitionWMU graduate students compete for scholarship awards by presenting research ideas in three-minute increments. 208-209 Bernhard Center, noon. Free. Students interested in participating should apply by Oct. 26.
CELCIS conversation circleJoin students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics, Ellsworth Hall, fourth-floor lounge. Free
Ethics Center Book Club"In the Shadows of the American Century: The Rise and Decline of U.S. Global Power," Water Street Coffee Joint, 3037 Oakland Dr., Kalamazoo. Registration required. Free.

Thursday, November 15

IT ForumGovernment, industry and academic leaders in information technology and marketing highlight a conference focused on "E-Commerce and Digital Marketing," Fetzer Center, 7:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. with welcome at 8 a.m. Free. Register online.
Lyceum Lecture Series"Nutrition That Really Works: A Quantum Approach From a Doctor of Natural Medicine," Dr. LeAnn Fritz, Lee Honors College lounge, 1 p.m. Free. Event rescheduled from Sept. 5.
CELCIS conversation circleJoin students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics, Ellsworth Hall, fourth-floor lounge. Free
Innovation Networking Session on PFAS and Other Emerging ContaminantsFor WMU faculty and research staff, Fetzer Center, 4 to 7 p.m. Food and beverages provided. Free.  Registration required.
Bronco Women's Basketball v. MichiganBronco Women's Basketball v. Michigan, Read Field House / University Arena, 7 p.m.
Frostic Reading SeriesElisa Albert, 157-159 Bernhard Center, 7 to 8 p.m. Free.
The Rise of the African and Decolonial HierarchiesDr. Mukoma wa Ngugi, English, Cornell University, 2500 Knauss, Center for the Humanities, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Free.
University Theatre performancepresents (through Nov. 18) "The Lady in Question," Shaw Theatre in the Gilmore Theatre Complex, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.

Friday, November 16

Virtual Reality Workshop"Advanced VR Interactions in Unity," 0135 Waldo Library, 10:30 a.m. to noon. No registration required. Free.
Biological Sciences Seminar Series"Deciphering the Language of Symbiotic Communication," Dr. Paul Price, Eastern Michigan University, 1710 Wood Hall, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Free.
University Theatre performancepresents (through Nov. 18) "The Lady in Question," Shaw Theatre in the Gilmore Theatre Complex, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.

Saturday, November 17

Bronco Men's Basketball v. AquinasBronco Men's Basketball v. Aquinas, Read Field House / University Arena, 2 p.m.
Jazz performanceBig Band Swing Tribute, University Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Lab Band, Dalton Center Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. Adults $10, seniors/students $5.
University Theatre performancepresents (through Nov. 18) "The Lady in Question," Shaw Theatre in the Gilmore Theatre Complex, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.

Sunday, November 18

University Theatre performancepresents (through Nov. 18) "The Lady in Question," Shaw Theatre in the Gilmore Theatre Complex, 2 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.

Monday, November 19

CELCIS conversation circleJoin students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics, Ellsworth Hall, fourth-floor lounge. Free

Tuesday, November 20

Mawlid an-Nabi begins at sundown
Discovery Acceleration WorkshopsFor WMU faculty and research staff, "The Ins and Outs of National Science Foundation Grants," 1055 Fetzer Center, noon to 2 p.m.  Registration required. Lunch provided. Free.
CELCIS conversation circleJoin students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics, Ellsworth Hall, fourth-floor lounge. Free
Bronco football vs. Northern Illinois UniversitySenior Day, Waldo Stadium, 7 p.m. Tickets: wmubroncos.com or (888) 4-WMU-TIX.

Wednesday, November 21

Thanksgiving recess begins at noonNo classes. WMU offices open normal hours.
CELCIS conversation circleJoin students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics, Ellsworth Hall, fourth-floor lounge. Free

Thursday, November 22

Thanksgiving recessNo classes. Many WMU offices closed or on reduced hours.
U.S. Thanksgiving Day
CELCIS conversation circleJoin students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics, Ellsworth Hall, fourth-floor lounge. Free

Friday, November 23

Thanksgiving recessNo classes. Many WMU offices closed or on reduced hours.

Monday, November 26

Fall semester classes resume at 8 a.m.
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"Use of Blomarkers in Sedimentary Geology", Dr. Megan Rohrssen, assistant professor, Central Michigan University, 1118 Rood Hall, 4 to 5 p.m. Free.

Tuesday, November 27

CELCIS conversation circleJoin students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics, Ellsworth Hall, fourth-floor lounge. Free

Wednesday, November 28

Lyceum Lecture"WMU Permaculture Programming, Practices and Research", WMU Office for Sustainability, 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
Research Briefs in Global Studies"Globalisms and South Asian Literature," Drs. Nathan Tabor and Todd Kuchta, Center for the Humanities, Knauss Hall, 4 to 5 p.m. Free.
Bronco Women's Basketball v. Eastern KentuckyBronco Women's Basketball v. Eastern Kentucky, Read Field House / University Arena, 7 p.m.
Performance"Mannheim Steamroller Christmas," Miller Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: millerauditorium.com or (269) 387-2300.

Thursday, November 29

CELCIS conversation circleJoin students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics, Ellsworth Hall, fourth-floor lounge. Free
University Theatre performancepresents (through Dec. 1) "Next Stop, Broadway," Williams Theatre in the Gilmore Theatre Complex, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.

Friday, November 30

Biological Sciences Seminar Series"Conservation Corridors for Nature and for People," Dr. Nick Haddad, Kellogg Biological Station and Michigan State University, 1710 Wood, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Free.
Bronco hockey vs. Niagara UniversityLawson Ice Arena, 7 p.m. Tickets: wmubroncos.com or (888) 4-WMU-TIX.
University Theatre performancepresents (through Dec. 1) "Next Stop, Broadway," Williams Theatre in the Gilmore Theatre Complex, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.