March 2017 Events

Wednesday, March 1

Ash Wednesday
Fundraiser lunchPasta lunch supporting Hilarity for Charity, an organization working to fight Alzheimer's Disease, 1060 Kanley Memorial Chapel, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $5 for a single plate, $10 for unlimited pasta.
Kercher Center Colloquium Series"On the Frontlines of the Welfare State: The Police and Social Outreach," Dr. Barry Goetz, Lee Honors College lounge, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Free.
Safe on Campus TrainingLearn to be a better advocate and ally to lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender people, Trimpe Building Multicultural Center, 1 to 4 p.m. Free; registration required.
Lecture"Social Media in China: An Update," Dr. King-wa Fu, University of Hong Kong, China, 1028 Brown Hall, 4 p.m. Free.
Award recognition receptionReading by and reception for Dr. Jeffrey Angles, world languages and literatures, winner of 2017 Yomiuri Prize for Literature in poetry, 1035-1045 Fetzer Center, 4:30 to 6 p.m. Free; light hors d’oeuvres served.
Bronco women's basketball vs. Central MichiganUniversity Arena, 7 p.m. Tickets: wmubroncos.com or (888) 4-WMU-TIX.
Ethics lecture"Integrity in the Criminal Justice System," panel moderated by Tonya Krause-Phelan, auxiliary dean, WMU Cooley Law School, 211 Bernhard Center, 7 p.m. Free.
Dalton Live and Interactive SeriesDavid Colson, composer, and Ben Kamins, bassoon, 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 2

Farewell receptionfor Dr. Wolfgang Schlör, Bernhard Center's Bronco Global Lounge, 3 to 5 p.m. Free; cake and beverages provided.
Mathematics Colloquium"Money Management from a Mathematical Point of View," Dr. Stanislaus Maier-Paape, Aachen University, Germany, 6625 Everett Tower, Alavi Commons room, 3:50 to 5 p.m. Free.
Book club discussion"Marie, or Slavery in the U.S.," discussion led by Kathy Purnell, School of Public Administration, 2072 Moore Hall, 4:30 p.m. Free.
Real Talk Diversity Series"Mental Health in a Cultural Context," Deidre Begay, Ph.D. candidate in counselor education and counseling psychology, Trimpe Building Multicultural Center, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Free.
Kzoo SingsDrop-in singing event open to all, Miller Auditorium Grand Tier lobby, doors open at 6:30 p.m., event runs from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission $5; complimentary snacks and full cash bar provided.

Friday, March 3

Spirit Day—no classes
Broncos men's tennis vs. Cleveland StateSorenson Courts (outdoors) or West Hills Athletic Club, 2001 S. 11th St. (indoors), 3 p.m. Free.
Bronco hockey vs. Minnesota-DuluthLawson Ice Arena, 7 p.m. Tickets: wmubroncos.com or (888) 4-WMU-TIX.
Bronco men's basketball vs. Central Michigan UniversityUniversity Arena, 7 p.m. Tickets: wmubroncos.com or (888) 4-WMU-TIX.

Saturday, March 4

Bronco women's basketball vs. Northern IllinoisUniversity Arena, 2 p.m. Tickets: wmubroncos.com or (888) 4-WMU-TIX.
Bronco hockey vs. Minnesota-DuluthLawson Ice Arena, 7 p.m. Tickets: wmubroncos.com or (888) 4-WMU-TIX.

Monday, March 6

Spring semester recessthrough March 10
Spring recess day tripJoin international students at the Gilmore Car Museum, 10 a.m. to noon. Registration, $5, includes admission and transportation: intl-activities@wmich.edu.

Tuesday, March 7

Spring semester recessthrough March 10

Wednesday, March 8

Spring semester recessthrough March 10
Spring recess day tripJoin international students at the Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets in Indiana, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration, $5, includes admission and transportation: intl-activities@wmich.edu.

Thursday, March 9

Spring semester recessthrough March 10

Friday, March 10

Spring semester recessfinal day
University TheatrePresents (through March 19) "Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher," Shaw Theatre in the Gilmore Theatre Complex, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.
ConferenceMichigan Academy of Science, Arts and Letters annual meeting, Sangren Hall, various times and locations. Registration required.
ConcertWestern Invitational Jazz Festival, opening concert featuring George Garzone, saxophone, Dalton Center Recital Hall, 8 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-2300 or millerauditorium.com.

Saturday, March 11

Purim begins at sundown
Spring recess day tripJoin international students at Gilda's Laughfest at the Super Saturday Kids Zone. Registration, $5, includes admission and transportation: intl-activities@wmich.edu.
University TheatrePresents (through March 19) "Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher," Shaw Theatre in the Gilmore Theatre Complex, 1 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online. Sensory-friendly performance.
University TheatrePresents (through March 19) "Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher," Shaw Theatre in the Gilmore Theatre Complex, 4 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.
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 12

Daylight Saving Time begins
Maple Sugar FestivalDiscover WMU with international students, Kalamazoo Nature Center, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration, $5 by emailing intl-activities@wmich.edu.
University TheatrePresents (through March 19) "Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher," Shaw Theatre in the Gilmore Theatre Complex, 2 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.

Monday, March 13

Spring semester classes resume at 8 a.m.
DiscussionOf the book "Writings on the Wall," by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, facilitated by Erin Knott, City of Kalamazoo, and Paul Clements, political science, Heritage Hall Ballroom, 7:30 to 9 p.m. Free.

Tuesday, March 14

International Ladies Sports ClubOpen to women only, join female international students for an hour of exercise, Student Recreation Center, 4 to 5 p.m. Registration $5; includes a t-shirt.
Guest artist recitalAdam Unsworth, horn, Dalton Center Recital Hall, 5 p.m. Free.
LectureKareem Abdul-Jabbar, author of "Writings on the Wall," Miller Auditorium, 7 to 9 p.m. Free; RSVPs requested.
Guest artist recitalCourtney Miller, oboe, Dalton Center Lecture Hall, 7:30 p.m. Free.

Wednesday, March 15

Board of Trustees meetingBernhard Center. Closed informal session at 9 a.m. Formal session at 11 a.m.
Lyceum Lecture Series"Using Fashion and Spirituality to Build Cross-Cultural Love," Zarinah El-Amin Naeem, founder of Beautifully Wrapped and the Headwrap Expo,, Lee Honors College Lounge, noon to 1 p.m. Free; lunches welcome.
Pitch Competition Information SessionOpen to current WMU students, 1335 Schneider Hall, noon to 1 p.m.
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 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.
Pitch Competition Information SessionOpen to current WMU students, Parkview Room, Floyd Hall, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, noon to 1 p.m.
Lecture"How to Make Chinese Cities Skilled," Dr. Shihe Fu, Fulbright scholar, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, China, 1028 Brown Hall, 4 p.m. Free.
Book club discussion"Marie, or Slavery in the U.S.," discussion led by Kathy Purnell, School of Public Administration, 2072 Moore Hall, 4:30 p.m. Free.
Ethics lecture"Do We Have a Moral Obligation to Study the Liberal Arts?" Kristopher Phillips, Southern Utah University, 213 Bernhard Center, 6 p.m. Free.
Concert79th annual Southwestern Michigan Vocal Festival, Francisco Núñez, guest conductor, Miller Auditorium, 7 p.m. Free.

Friday, March 17

St. Patrick's Day
Assessment in Action ConferenceFor WMU graduate teaching assistants, part-time instructors, and faculty and staff members, Fetzer Center, 8 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Free; registration required by March 10 for luncheon.
Health and Human Services Interprofessional Education ExpoHighlighting interprofessional collaboration and teamwork. Learn about health care professions. Poster proposals due March 1. College of Health and Human Services, 2 to 5 p.m. Free.
Biological Sciences Seminar Series"Human B1 Cells in Health and Disease," Dr. Thomas Rothstein, WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine, 1710 Wood Hall, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Free.
Interprofessional Education ExpoLearn about health care professions, interprofessional collaboration and teamwork at the College of Health and Human Services, "Post-traumatic Stress Disorder" theme, Health and Human Services Building, 3:30 to 5 p.m. Free.
University TheatrePresents (through March 19) "Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher," Shaw Theatre in the Gilmore Theatre Complex, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.
Performance"One Night of Queen," Gary Mullen and The Works, Miller Auditorium, 8 p.m. Tickets: millerauditorium.com or (269) 387-2300.

Saturday, March 18

Junior SpotlightAn opportunity for high school juniors and their families to experience campus, Bernhard Center, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration required.
Mental Health ForumEmerging HOPE Family Strengthening Program 10th annual Mental Health Forum, VanDuesen Room, Kalamazoo Public Library downtown branch, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration $25 at emerginghopefsp.org.
Memorial serviceHonoring the life of Chrysa Richards, former staff member, Lake Katherine Nature Center and Botanic Gardens, Palos Heights, Illinois, noon.
University TheatrePresents (through March 19) "Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher," Shaw Theatre in the Gilmore Theatre Complex, 1 and 4 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.

Sunday, March 19

Broncos men's tennis vs. Wright StateSorenson Courts (outdoors) or West Hills Athletic Club, 2001 S. 11th St. (indoors), 11 a.m. Free.
University TheatrePresents (final show) "Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher," Shaw Theatre in the Gilmore Theatre Complex, 2 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online.
Concert"Pops," University Symphony Orchestra, Dalton Center Recital Hall, 3 p.m. Free.
Guest artist recitalChristopher Taylor, piano, Dalton Center Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. Free.

Monday, March 20

Vernal equinox (first day of spring)
Guest artist recitalKip Hickman, trombone, Dalton Center Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. Free.

Tuesday, March 21

Lecture"Women's Caucus Gender Scholar Award Lecture," Anise Strong, history, 3025 Brown Hall, 4 to 6 p.m. Free.
ConcertWMU Drum Choir, Dalton Center Recital Hall, 5 p.m. Free.

Wednesday, March 22

Lyceum Lecture Series"SHARE Out: You and Why Race Matters," discussion and panel involving WMU students and the Society for History and Racial Equity, featuring Maime Butler and Jacob Pinney-Johnson, Lee Honors College Lounge, noon to 1 p.m. Free; lunches welcome.
Dalton Live and Interactive SeriesOrchid Ensemble, 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.
PerformanceThe Willis Clan, Miller Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: millerauditorium.com or (269) 387-2300.

Thursday, March 23

Boots to SuitsFourth annual military career fair, 208-210 Bernhard Center, 2 to 6 p.m. Free; registration encouraged.
Ellis Scholarly Speakers Series"Red Aliens and Mass Media," Dr. Rachel Buff, University Center for the Humanities, 2500 Knauss Hall, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Free.
Science and the Human Endeavor Speaker Series"Exploring the Frontiers of Science and Human Potential," Mae Jemison, Miller Auditorium, 7 to 9 p.m. Free.
Faculty recitalLori Sims, piano, Dalton Center Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. Free.

Friday, March 24

Admitted Student EventFor prospective students and their families, Bernhard Center, 8:30 a.m. Free; registration required.
Bronco women's tennis vs. Ball StateSorenson Courts (outdoors) or West Hills Athletic Club, 2001 S. 11th St. (indoors), noon. Free.
Pitch CompetitionOpen to all current WMU students, 2150 Schneider Hall, 1 to 3:30 p.m. Cash prizes totaling $4,000
Broncos men's tennis vs. Ball StateSorenson Courts (outdoors) or West Hills Athletic Club, 2001 S. 11th St. (indoors), 3 p.m. Free.
Biological Sciences Seminar Series"Creating Conversations: Engaging Faculty in Transformation of the Gateway Curriculum," Dr. Cori Fata-Hartley, MSU, 1710 Wood Hall, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Free.
ConcertGold Company Invitational Vocal Jazz Festival, opening concert featuring Chico Pinheiro, guitar, Dalton Center Recital Hall, 8 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-2300 or millerauditorium.com.

Saturday, March 25

ConcertGold Company Invitational Vocal Jazz Festival, closing concert featuring Gold Company, Dalton Center Recital Hall, 8 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-2300 or millerauditorium.com.

Sunday, March 26

Broncos men's tennis vs. University of ToledoSorenson Courts (outdoors) or West Hills Athletic Club, 2001 S. 11th St. (indoors), 1 p.m. Free.

Monday, March 27

ConcertUniversity Jazz Lab Band, Dalton Center Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. Free.

Wednesday, March 29

MBA Open HouseWMU-Grand Rapids, 200 Ionia Ave. SW, Grand Rapids, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Free.
Lyceum Lecture Series keynote presentationSybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, talks about her work to turn grief into advocacy for empowering youth, Chenery Auditorium, 714 S. Westnedge Ave., Kalamazoo, 7 p.m. Free.
Lyceum Lecture Series keynote presentation"An Evening with Ms. Sybrina Fulton," featuring activist Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, and moderated by Earlene McMichael, WMUK, Chenery Auditorium, 714 S. Westnedge Ave., Kalamazoo, 7 p.m. Free.
Dalton Live and Interactive Series"Voice 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 30

Gold Gathering lunch buffetFor WMU faculty and staff, Bernhard Center, President's Dining Room, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free; RSVPs requested online.
ConcertSociety of Composers Inc. National Conference, Part of the New Sounds Festival, Dalton Center Recital Hall, times vary. Free.
Samuel I. Clark Lecture"Is There Really a 'Gap' between Political Science and Policy? Exploring Links Between IR Scholarship and U.S. Foreign Policy" Dr. Ido Oren, University of Florida, Friedmann Hall third floor library, 3:30 to 5 p.m. Free.
Book club discussion"Marie, or Slavery in the U.S.," discussion led by Kathy Purnell, School of Public Administration, 2072 Moore Hall, 4:30 p.m. Free.
Senior PromBernhard Center, bingo from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Brown and Gold Room, dance from 7 to 10 p.m. in the North Ballroom, featuring entertainment by the Otsego Jazz Ensemble and light appetizers. Free.
Real Talk Diversity Series"Let's Talk about Gender," panel facilitated by Sojn Boothroyd, teaching, learning and educational studies, Trimpe Building Multicultural Center, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Free.
Samuel I. Clark Lecture"WMD, WMD, WMD: How the Incantation of Ambiguous Phrases Creates Foreign Threats," Dr. Ido Oren, University of Florida, 157-158 Bernhard Center, 7 to 9 p.m. Free.
Science and the Human Endeavor Speaker Series"How to Travel Through the World’s Paintbox," Victoria Finlay, 1910 Sangren Hall, 7 to 9 p.m. Free.
ConcertCollegium Musicum, Dalton Center Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. Free.

Friday, March 31

ConcertSociety of Composers Inc. National Conference, Part of the New Sounds Festival, Dalton Center Recital Hall, times vary. Free.
Bronco women's tennis vs. ToledoSorenson Courts (outdoors) or West Hills Athletic Club, 2001 S. 11th St. (indoors), 1 p.m. Free.
Biological Sciences Seminar SeriesTopic TBD, Dr. Kazem Kashefi, MSU, 1710 Wood Hall, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Free.
Broncos men's tennis vs. BuffaloSorenson Courts (outdoors) or West Hills Athletic Club, 2001 S. 11th St. (indoors), 5:30 p.m. Free.