December 2016 Events

Sunday, December 4

Lunch with SantaFetzer Center, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Reservations required: adults $15.50, children 3 to 11 $9, under 2 free.
Football bowl announcement watch partyUniversity Arena at Read Fieldhouse, 1:30 p.m. Free general admission; no reserved seating.
Concert"A Choral Christmas," University Chorale, Cantus Femina and Collegiate Singers, Kalamazoo First Presbyterian Church, 321 W. South St., 4 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-2300 or millerauditorium.com.

Monday, December 5

Candidate presentationFor position of dean of WMU's Haworth College of Business, Dr. Anthony Ross, professor and Rockwell Automation Endowed Chair in Supply Chain Management and founding director of the Supply Chain Management Institute in the Sheldon Lubar School of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Fetzer Center's Putney Lecture Hall, 10 a.m.

Tuesday, December 6

Conference on Senior Engineering and DesignSenior engineering students showcase solutions to business and industry problems, Floyd Hall, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Free.
Aviation Student Council speakerRick Fiddler, vice president of aviation, Amway Corp., 208 Bernhard Center, 6 p.m. Free.
Bronco women's basketball vs. IPFWUniversity Arena, 7 p.m. Tickets: wmubroncos.com or (888) 4-WMU-TIX.
PerformanceMoscow Ballet’s "Great Russian Nutcracker," featuring University Symphony Orchestra, Miller Auditorium, 7 p.m. Tickets: millerauditorium.com or (269) 387-2300.

Wednesday, December 7

Candidate presentationFor position of dean of WMU's Haworth College of Business, Dr. Richard J. Buttimer Jr., senior associate dean of the Belk College of Business at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Fetzer Center's Putney Lecture Hall, 10 a.m.
Evaluation Cafe"Being a Scholar in the Digital Age," Maira Bundza, University Libraries, 4410 Ellsworth Hall, noon to 1 p.m. Free; coffee and lunch provided.
Surplus sale635 W. Ransom St., Kalamazoo, noon to 3 p.m.
Retirement receptionHonoring Dr. C. Richard Spates, psychology, for his 29 years of service, Oaklands, 4 to 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, December 8

Candidate presentationFor position of dean of WMU's Haworth College of Business, Dr. John D. Mittelstaedt, professor of marketing and director of the UW Sales Initiative in the College of Business at the University of Wyoming, Fetzer Center's Putney Lecture Hall, 3:30 p.m.
Graduate school application workshopLearn about the application process and get tips from Dr. Ken Steuer, global and international studies program, 3025 Brown Hall, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Free.
ConcertUniversity Percussion Ensemble, Dalton Center Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. Free.

Friday, December 9

Entrepreneurship ForumT.J. Waldofsky and Chris O'Neill, One Well Brewing, 2150 Schneider Hall, breakfast at 7:30 a.m., talk at 8 a.m. Free; registration required.
Biological sciences seminar"Boyz II Men and Girlz II Women: Sex Differences in Pubertally Born Neurons and Glia and Contributions to Reproductive Maturation," Dr. Cheryl Sisk, Michigan State University, 1710 Wood Hall, 3:30 p.m. Free.
VisitationFor Dr. Ernst A. Breisach, professor emeritus of history, St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 247 W. Lovell St., Kalamazoo 5 to 7 p.m.

Saturday, December 10

Bronco men's basketball vs. James MadisonUniversity Arena, 1 p.m.. Tickets: wmubroncos.com or (888) 4-WMU-TIX.
Dance concertFall Showcase, Dalton Center Studio B, Room 3116, 3 and 7 p.m. Free.
Memorial serviceFor Dr. Ernst A. Breisach, professor emeritus of history, St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 247 W. Lovell St., Kalamazoo 5 p.m.
Fundraiser movie screening"National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation," State Theatre, 404 S. Burdick St., Kalamazoo, 7:35 p.m. Tickets $10: http://bit.ly/24RK1I8.

Monday, December 12

Final examination week through Dec. 16

Tuesday, December 13

Final examination week through Dec. 16
Board of Trustees meetingClosed informal session 9 a.m.; formal session, Bernhard Center, 11 a.m.
University Holiday ReceptionFor all WMU faculty and staff members, Bernhard Center Ballroom, 1:30 to 3 p.m. Free.

Wednesday, December 14

Final examination week through Dec. 16
Mawlid an-Nabi begins at sundown
Surplus sale635 W. Ransom St., Kalamazoo, 4 to 7 p.m.

Thursday, December 15

Final examination week through Dec. 16
Open houseLearn more about the W.E. Upjohn Center for the Study of Geographical Change, Meader Exhibits Gallery, Welborn Hall, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free.
Retirement receptionHonoring Carolyn Noack, Office for Sustainability, Fetzer Center atrium, 3 p.m. Free; light hors d'oeuvres will be served.

Friday, December 16

Final examination week through Dec. 16

Saturday, December 17

CommencementMiller Auditorium, times to be announced in November.
Fall semester ends
Bronco women's basketball vs. BradleyUniversity Arena, time TBA. Tickets: wmubroncos.com or (888) 4-WMU-TIX.
Memorial serviceHonoring Dr. Mary Cain, professor emerita of education and professional development, Kanley Chapel, 2 p.m.

Sunday, December 18

Concert"A Brass Celebration of Christmas," Dalton Center Recital Hall, 3 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-2300 or millerauditorium.com.

Tuesday, December 20

Wednesday, December 21

Winter solstice (first day of winter)

Saturday, December 24

Christmas Eve
Hanukkah begins at sundown

Sunday, December 25

Christmas Day

Monday, December 26

Holiday closureWMU offices closed except for essential and emergency services.

Tuesday, December 27

Holiday closureWMU offices closed except for essential and emergency services.

Wednesday, December 28

Holiday closureWMU offices closed except for essential and emergency services.

Thursday, December 29

Holiday closureWMU offices closed except for essential and emergency services.
Bronco men's basketball vs. Alabama A&MUniversity Arena, 7 p.m. Tickets: wmubroncos.com or (888) 4-WMU-TIX.

Friday, December 30

Holiday closureWMU offices closed except for essential and emergency services.

Saturday, December 31

New Year's Eve