March 2018 Events

Thursday, March 1

Young Professionals in Higher Education leadership panelWMU-Grand Rapids, Beltline, 2333 E. Beltline SE, Grand Rapids, in the lower-level Woodland Suites, 7:30 to 9 a.m. Free; registration required.
Broader Impacts 101 WorkshopResearch Proposal Workshop, Bernhard Center President’s Dining Room, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Free; registration required.
Art exhibit"Site & Survey: The Architecture of Landscape," Patrick Van Caeckenbergh, Hildur Ásgeirsdóttir Jónsson and Lina Puerta, Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Monroe-Brown Gallery, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free.
CELCIS conversation circle (women only)Help international students practice conversational English, Bernhard Center's Bronco Global Lounge, 2 to 3 p.m. Free. 

Friday, March 2

Spirit Day—no classes
Art exhibit"Site & Survey: The Architecture of Landscape," Patrick Van Caeckenbergh, Hildur Ásgeirsdóttir Jónsson and Lina Puerta, Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Monroe-Brown Gallery, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Free.
The Eclectic Hour lecture series"Urban Dead Seas: Road Deicers, Fertilizers and the Dynamics of Urban Lakes," Dr. Carla Koretsky, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, The Fountains at Bronson Place, 1700 Bronson Way, Kalamazoo, 11 a.m. to noon. Registration $30 for the series; limited capacity.

Saturday, March 3

Art exhibit"Site & Survey: The Architecture of Landscape," Patrick Van Caeckenbergh, Hildur Ásgeirsdóttir Jónsson and Lina Puerta, Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Monroe-Brown Gallery, noon to 6 p.m. Free.

Monday, March 5

Spring semester recessthrough March 9

Tuesday, March 6

Spring semester recessthrough March 9
Art exhibit"Site & Survey: The Architecture of Landscape," Patrick Van Caeckenbergh, Hildur Ásgeirsdóttir Jónsson and Lina Puerta, Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Monroe-Brown Gallery, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free.

Wednesday, March 7

Spring semester recessthrough March 9
Art exhibit"Site & Survey: The Architecture of Landscape," Patrick Van Caeckenbergh, Hildur Ásgeirsdóttir Jónsson and Lina Puerta, Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Monroe-Brown Gallery, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free.

Thursday, March 8

Spring semester recessthrough March 9
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.
Art exhibit"Site & Survey: The Architecture of Landscape," Patrick Van Caeckenbergh, Hildur Ásgeirsdóttir Jónsson and Lina Puerta, Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Monroe-Brown Gallery, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free.

Friday, March 9

Spring semester recessthrough March 9
Art exhibit"Site & Survey: The Architecture of Landscape," Patrick Van Caeckenbergh, Hildur Ásgeirsdóttir Jónsson and Lina Puerta, Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Monroe-Brown Gallery, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Free.
ConcertWestern Invitational Jazz Festival opening concert featuring Kenny Werner, piano, Dalton Center Recital Hall, 8 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-2300 or millerauditorium.com.

Saturday, March 10

Art exhibit"Site & Survey: The Architecture of Landscape," Patrick Van Caeckenbergh, Hildur Ásgeirsdóttir Jónsson and Lina Puerta, Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Monroe-Brown Gallery, noon to 6 p.m. Free.
Bronco gymnastics vs. Ball StateUniversity Arena, 4 p.m. Free.
ConcertWestern Invitational Jazz Festival closing concert featuring University Jazz Orchestra, Dalton Center Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-2300 or millerauditorium.com.

Sunday, March 11

Daylight Saving Time begins

Monday, March 12

Spring semester classes resume at 8 a.m.
CELCIS conversation circleHelp international students practice conversational English, Ellsworth Hall, fourth-floor reception area, 2 to 3 p.m. Free.

Tuesday, March 13

CELCIS conversation circleHelp international students practice conversational English, Bernhard Center's Bronco Global Lounge, 2 to 3 p.m. Free. 
International Ladies Sports ClubBond with women from all around the world through sports and exercise, Student Recreation Center, 2 to 3 p.m. Free. 
Bronco gymnastics vs. Illinois-ChicagoUniversity Arena, 5:30 p.m. Free.

Wednesday, March 14

Employee wellness workshopEmotional Intelligence: Increase Empathy, 2401 Sangren Hall, noon to 1 p.m. Free; regiser by Jan. 19.
Evaluation Cafe"Diversity in Evaluation," Paul Elam, president, Public Policy Associates, 4410 Ellsworth Hall, noon to 1 p.m. Free; coffee and lunch provided.
Information sessionOn WMU employee tuition remission program, 205 Bernhard Center, noon. Free; refreshments will be served.
Lyceum Lecture Series"How Can Good Enough Be Enough: Perfectionism in Perspective," Kate Hibbard-Gibbons, doctoral student in counseling psychology, and Alexander Hamilton, master's student in industrial/organizational behavior management, Lee Honors College lounge, noon. Free.
CELCIS conversation circleHelp international students practice conversational English, Ellsworth Hall, fourth-floor reception area, 2 to 3 p.m. Free.
Undergraduates Discover Discovery research workshopFor undergraduate WMU students, "What Comes Next: Planning for Graduate School, Careers and Beyond," Bernhard Center Brown and Gold Room, 2:30 to 4 p.m. Free.
Dalton Live and Interactive SeriesLori Sims, piano, Dalton Center Recital Hall, 7 p.m. discussion hosted by Dr. Robert White; concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-2300 or millerauditorium.com.

Thursday, March 15

Bronco women's tennis vs. Illinois-ChicagoSorenson Courts (outdoors) or West Hills Athletic Club, 2001 S. 11th St. (indoors), 2 p.m. Free.
CELCIS conversation circle (women only)Help international students practice conversational English, Bernhard Center's Bronco Global Lounge, 2 to 3 p.m. Free. 
Concert80th annual Southwestern Michigan Vocal Festival, Eph Ehly, guest conductor, Miller Auditorium, 7 p.m. Free.
Sustainability lecture"NetPositive Enterprise: A New Form of Accounting for Achieving Well-Being Societies, Sustainable Economic Development, and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals," Dr. Gregory Norris, Harvard University, 1910 Sangren Hall, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Free.

Friday, March 16

Assessment in Action conferenceFor WMU faculty, graduate teaching assistants, part-time instructors and staff, Fetzer Center, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Free; registration required by March 9 for lunch.
The Eclectic Hour lecture series"The Politics of Climate Change," Dr. Denise Keele, political science and environmental and sustainability studies, The Fountains at Bronson Place, 1700 Bronson Way, Kalamazoo, 11 a.m. to noon. Registration $30 for the series; limited capacity.
Real Talk Diversity Series"Systemic Change at WMU," Trimpe Building Multicultural Center, 1 to 3 p.m. Free; light refreshments provided.
Bronco baseball vs. Butler UniversityBobb Stadium at Hyames Field, 3 p.m. Free.
Geography Colloquium"More Disasters or a More Sustainable Future? Challenges and Opportunities of Climate Change," Dr. Carol Harden, University of Tennessee, 2119 Wood Hall, 3 to 4 p.m. Free.
Loew Lecture in Medieval Studies"Hakluyt's Books and Hawkins's Slaves: Early English Slave Voyages, 1562-1570", Jyotsna G. Singh, Michigan State University, 1028 Brown Hall, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Free.
Bronco women's soccer vs. Northwood UniversityWaldo Stadium, 6 p.m. Free.
University Theatre(through March 25) "Fish in the Dark," Williams Theatre in the Gilmore Theatre Complex, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.

Saturday, March 17

St. Patrick's Day
Bronco baseball vs. Butler UniversityBobb Stadium at Hyames Field, 1 p.m. Free.
University Theatre(through March 25) "Fish in the Dark," Williams Theatre in the Gilmore Theatre Complex, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.

Sunday, March 18

Emerging HOPE Family Strengthening Program Mental Health ForumMLK Celebration event, keynote by Kevin Fischer, Michigan chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, The Arc Community Advocates, 3901 Emerald Dr., Kalamazoo, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free.
Bronco baseball vs. Butler UniversityBobb Stadium at Hyames Field, 1 p.m. Free.

Monday, March 19

History lecture"Although his Mother was a Saracen: Mozarabs, Conversion, Pastoral Care and the Toledan Clergy in the Late Twelfth Century," Dr. Kyle Lincoln, Kalamazoo College Department of History, 2302 Friedmann Hall, noon to 1 p.m. Free; food and drink provided.
CELCIS conversation circleHelp international students practice conversational English, Ellsworth Hall, fourth-floor reception area, 2 to 3 p.m. Free.
Geological and Environmental Sciences Seminar Series"Discovering Hidden Folds and Faults in the Precambrian: Refining Baraboo Interval Stratigraphy and Deformation in Southern WI," Esther Stewart, Wisconsin Geological Survey, 1118 Rood Hall, 4 to 5 p.m.
Book club discussion"Education and Equality" by Danielle Allen, 4267 Health and Human Services Building, 6 p.m. Free; register at ethicscenter@wmich.edu by March 12.
America Divided Film Festival"Something in the Water," Bernhard Center North Ballroom, doors open at 6:30 p.m., film and post-engagement facilitated discussion from 7 to 9 p.m. Free; refreshments provided.

Tuesday, March 20

Vernal equinox (first day of spring)
Discover Discovery research workshopFor WMU faculty and research staff, "Understanding the Role of Project Evaluation in Grants," Fetzer Center, 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Free; registration required. Lunch provided.
CELCIS conversation circleHelp international students practice conversational English, Bernhard Center's Bronco Global Lounge, 2 to 3 p.m. Free. 
Custer Office Environment Lecture Series"A Few Things I've Learned From Riding My Bike," Jim Heath, retired president of Stryker Instruments, D-201 Floyd Hall, Parkview Campus, 4:30 p.m. Free.

Wednesday, March 21

Employee wellness workshopEmotional Intelligence: Pursue Noble Goal, 2401 Sangren Hall, noon to 1 p.m. Free; regiser by Jan. 19.
Evaluation CafeTitle TBA, Paul Sachs, director, Department of Planning and Performance Improvement, 4410 Ellsworth Hall, noon to 1 p.m. Free; coffee and lunch provided.
Lyceum Lecture Series"Technology and Mental Health: Challenges and Resources," Dr. Emily Lattie, Northwestern University, Lee Honors College lounge, noon. Free.
CELCIS conversation circleHelp international students practice conversational English, Ellsworth Hall, fourth-floor reception area, 2 to 3 p.m. Free.
WorkshopQueering Faith: A 101 on LGBTQ Religious Affiliation, Mariam Mustafa, Trimpe Building Multicultural Center, 2 to 4 p.m. Free.
Research Briefs in Global Studies Series"Telling Migration Stories," Ann Miles, sSociology; Susan Pozo, global and international studies and economics, 3025 Brown Hall, 4 to 5 p.m. Free.
Hot Legal Topics for Educators webinar series"Public School Teacher Evaluation," Dr. Brett Geier, Department of Educational Leadership, Research and Technology, 4:30 p.m.  Free registration.
Genesis Film Festival screeningDarren Aronofsky's "The Fountain" (2006), with discussion led by A.T. Lambert, Western Herald film critic, 4413 Friedmann Hall, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free.
Dalton Live and Interactive SeriesVoice Faculty Showcase, Dalton Center Recital Hall, 7 p.m. discussion hosted by Dr. Robert White; concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-2300 or millerauditorium.com.

Thursday, March 22

CELCIS conversation circle (women only)Help international students practice conversational English, Bernhard Center's Bronco Global Lounge, 2 to 3 p.m. Free. 
WorkshopTrans 101, Natalie Nguyen, Director of LBGT Student Services, Trimpe Building Multicultural Center, 2 to 4 p.m. Free.
Humanities/ethics lectureThe Promise of Education, "Education Reform and the Promise of Public Education," Diane Ravitch, Dalton Center Recital Hall, 7 to 9 p.m. Free.
University Theatre(through March 25) "Fish in the Dark," Williams Theatre in the Gilmore Theatre Complex, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.

Friday, March 23

Bronco men's tennis vs. Northern IllinoisSorenson Courts (outdoors) or West Hills Athletic Club, 2001 S. 11th St. (indoors), 1 p.m. Free.
Bronco baseball vs. University of ToledoBobb Stadium at Hyames Field, 3 p.m. Free.
University Theatre(through March 25) "Fish in the Dark," Williams Theatre in the Gilmore Theatre Complex, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.
ConcertGold Company Vocal Jazz Invitational opening concert featuring New York Voices, Dalton Center Recital Hall, 8 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-2300 or millerauditorium.com.

Saturday, March 24

Bronco baseball vs. University of ToledoBobb Stadium at Hyames Field, 1 p.m. Free.
Bronco women's tennis vs. BradleySorenson Courts (outdoors) or West Hills Athletic Club, 2001 S. 11th St. (indoors), 1 p.m. Free.
University Theatre(through March 25) "Fish in the Dark," Williams Theatre in the Gilmore Theatre Complex, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.
ConcertGold Company Vocal Jazz Invitational opening concert featuring Gold Company, Dalton Center Recital Hall, 8 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-2300 or millerauditorium.com.

Sunday, March 25

Palm Sunday
Bronco baseball vs. University of ToledoBobb Stadium at Hyames Field, 1 p.m. Free.
University Theatre(final show) "Fish in the Dark," Williams Theatre in the Gilmore Theatre Complex, 2 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.
ConcertUniversity Symphony Orchestra and University Chorale, Dalton Center Recital Hall, 3 p.m. Free.

Monday, March 26

CELCIS conversation circleHelp international students practice conversational English, Ellsworth Hall, fourth-floor reception area, 2 to 3 p.m. Free.
Book club discussion"Education and Equality" by Danielle Allen, 4267 Health and Human Services Building, 6 p.m. Free; register at ethicscenter@wmich.edu by March 12.
Guest artist recitalGene Bertoncini, jazz guitar, bassist Tom Knific and vocalist Sunny Wilkinson, Dalton Center Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-2300 or millerauditorium.com.

Tuesday, March 27

CELCIS conversation circleHelp international students practice conversational English, Bernhard Center's Bronco Global Lounge, 2 to 3 p.m. Free. 
Bronco men's tennis vs. Illinois-ChicagoSorenson Courts (outdoors) or West Hills Athletic Club, 2001 S. 11th St. (indoors), 7 p.m. Free.
Bronco men's tennis vs. Wayne StateSorenson Courts (outdoors) or West Hills Athletic Club, 2001 S. 11th St. (indoors), 7 p.m. Free.

Wednesday, March 28

Evaluation Cafe"Evaluation and Poverty ($2 per day in America)," Dr. H. Luke Shaefer, University of Michigan, 4410 Ellsworth Hall, noon to 1 p.m. Free; coffee and lunch provided.
Lyceum Lecture Series"Medications 101 and Mental Health Treatment Options," Dr. Gayle Ruggiero, WMU Sindecuse staff psychiatrist, Lee Honors College lounge, noon. Free.
Sichel Lecture Series"Institutions, Structures and Policy Paradigms in Sub-Saharan Africa: Toward Understanding Inequality," Dr. Howard Stein, University of Michigan, 2028 Brown Hall, noon to 1:15 p.m. Free.
CELCIS conversation circleHelp international students practice conversational English, Ellsworth Hall, fourth-floor reception area, 2 to 3 p.m. Free.
Dalton Live and Interactive SeriesWestern Brass Quintet, Dalton Center Recital Hall, 7 p.m. discussion hosted by Dr. Robert White; concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-2300 or millerauditorium.com.

Thursday, March 29

CELCIS conversation circle (women only)Help international students practice conversational English, Bernhard Center's Bronco Global Lounge, 2 to 3 p.m. Free. 
ConcertWMU Drum Choir, Dalton Center Recital Hall, 5 p.m. Free.
Ethics Lecture Series"Why We Don't Have a Peace Memorial: The Vietnam War and the Distorted Memory of Dissent," Dr. Christian Appy, professor of history at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, 1028 Brown Hall, 7 p.m. Free.

Friday, March 30

Good Friday
Passover begins at sundown
Bronco women's tennis vs. Northern IllinoisSorenson Courts (outdoors) or West Hills Athletic Club, 2001 S. 11th St. (indoors), 1 p.m. Free.
Bronco baseball vs. Kent State UniversityBobb Stadium at Hyames Field, 3 p.m. Free.

Saturday, March 31

Bronco baseball vs. Kent State UniversityBobb Stadium at Hyames Field, 1 p.m. Free.

Sunday, April 1

Easter Sunday