WMU Happenings

Climate change community discussion
Thursday, April 9, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Van Duesen Room, Kalamazoo Public Library
Come to the Kalamazoo community discussion to talk about collective reflections and responses to the book, “This Changes Everything.” Copies of the book are available for loan at the front desk. See flier for details.


2015 WMU Business Pitch Competition
Friday, March 27, 3 to 5:30 p.m., and Saturday, March 28, 10a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Present your business idea at the third annual WMU Business Pitch Competition. Information sessions about the competition begin March 16. Deadline to apply is March 20. Click here or see flier for details.


Real Talk Diversity Series
“Islam 101: Creating an Inclusive Campus Environment.”
Thursday, Feb. 26, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Multicultural Center in Trimpe Hall
Learn about the experiences of Muslims at WMU and participate in this interactive diversity training. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.


WMU in The New York Times
WMU was noted in The New York Times for its efforts to be energy efficient and eco-friendly. Click here to read the article.

Faces of Pride
The Office of Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay and Transgender (LBGT) Student Services is seeking participants for their third annual Out at WMU Faces of Pride poster campaign. They will be featuring individuals from our campus who self-identify as part of the LBGT and ally community. Participant form submissions will be accepted through March 31 or until the poster is full. Click here for more information and to apply.

Out At WMU advertisement 2015

East Asian Forum 
The deadline to register for the East Asian Forum at WMU has been extended to February 28. The forum will include topics such as the environment and tourism in China, history and literature of Japan and more. Lead a panel, present an abstract or just observe. Contact Renita Bellmore at renita.bellmore@wmich.edu for more information and to apply.

Textbooks Available at the Library
There is now an expanded list of textbooks available to students on reserve in Waldo Library. The books were chosen based on courses for which tutoring is offered in the Bronco Study Zone. They can be checked out at the circulation desk for use in the Bronco Study Zone or the library in general. Click here for the list of books currently on reserve.

Ferguson and Beyond Resource Guide
Stay up to date on issues related to racism, white privilege, injustice and society with this helpful resource guide. You can explore statistics, read athletes’ and artists’ responses to recent stories, watch videos and much more. Click here to connect.

Ethics Lecture Series Lecture
Wednesday, Feb. 25, 7 p.m., President’s Dining Room, Bernhard Center
“Professional Ethics in Challenging Times” presented by Norman Hawker, Michael Pritchard and Victoria Vuletich

Ethics Series poster spring 2015

Call for Poster Abstracts
April 1-2, Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, Michigan State University
Michigan State University’s Environmental Science and Policy Program has added a poster session on April 2 to its premier annual event, the 2015 Fate of the Earth Symposium. Cash prizes will be awarded for best posters! Email Karessa Weir at weirkare@msu.edu for more information. Those submitting posters are also encouraged to attend the Public Symposium on April 1. Click here for details on both days, including a list of speakers.

Reinstitute Africana Studies Program Project Student Essay Contest
Write an essay advocating for the return of Africana Studies at WMU and become eligible to win a gift card of up to $100. See flier for essay requirements and more information. Deadline for submission is Feb. 28.

Student Essay Contest

WMU Nonprofit Leadership Program Wins Award
Western Michigan University is the recipient of the 2015 Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Sprint Program Excellence Award, a prestigious national honor awarded to institutions dedicated to preparing the next generation of nonprofit sector leaders.

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