WMU Happenings

Student Body Elections
Student body elections are this week! Click here to vote any time between Monday, March 23, 8 a.m. and Friday, March 27, 4 p.m.

WMU 2014-2015 Visiting Scholars and Artists Program
“Environmental Science Literacy as a Resource for Democratic Decision Making” by Dr. Charles Anderson
Monday March 23, 4 p.m., 1910 Sangren Hall
This presentation focuses on what we have learned about the challenges students face in understanding carbon cycling and its role in climate change and about learning progression-based approaches to helping them achieve environmental science literacy.

Dr. Anderson has been a professor in the Department of Teacher Education at Michigan State University, since receiving his Ph.D. in science education from The University of Texas at Austin in 1979. He won the career award for Distinguished Contributions to Science Education through Research from the National Association for Research in Science Teaching. His current research focuses on the development of learning progressions leading to environmental science literacy for grades K-12 and college students.

“Are We Crazy About our Kids?”
Monday, March 23, 7-9 p.m., honors college lounge
An RSO on campus called FOCUS Kalamazoo is collaborating with a nonprofit organization called Raising Kalamazoo County to host a discussion titled, “Are We Crazy About Our Kids?” This discussion will be about the effects of trauma on children. Please click here to RSVP if you plan to attend.

Are we crazy about our kids

Public Presentation on Wolf Hunting
“The Future of Wolf Hunting in Michigan” by Dr. John Vucetich, Michigan Technological University, Thursday, March 26, 7-8 p.m., Kirsch Auditorium, Fetzer Center. See flier for details.


Bronco Blood Bash
Bronco Blood Bash is a blood drive that will take place on April 2 in the Student Rec Center from noon to 8 p.m. Organizers of this blood drive are in need of student volunteers and blood donors. Every student who donates will receive a free Blood Challenge t-shirt, as well as entry into drawings for larger prizes, such as restaurant gift certificates, tablets, etc. See below for details.


Public Lecture
“Tales From A Warming Planet: Climate Change and the Politics of Science,” presented by David Hastings, Professor of Marine Science and Chemistry at Eckerd College, FL
Friday, March 27, 11:30 a.m., 2452 Knauss Hall
Marine geochemist David Hastings’ research focuses on paleoclimatology (the history of past climate change).  His multidisciplinary approach combines marine biogeochemical processes, anthropogenic contamination and the reconstruction of ocean temperature to understand past and future climate change throughout Earth’s history.  Dr. Hastings was one of five of Florida’s top climate scientists who met with Governor Rick Scott to urge him to develop policies to offset the impact of human-induced climate change to the state. RSVP for lunch directly following the lecture to Deb Stoyanoff at (269) 387-2716 or debra.stoyanoff@wmich.edu.


Disability Services for Students (DSS) Film and Discussion 
Thursday, March 26, 6:30 p.m., Trimpe Multicultural Center Room.
DSS is bringing the documentary filmmaker of “Wheelchair Diaries” to campus to screen and discuss his film about his experiences attempting to study abroad as a student with a disability.  The study abroad office will be in attendance to discuss studying abroad and disability accommodations. President Dunn will also be in attendance to give a welcome. See flier for details.

Wheelchair Diaries Flyer

Multicultural Advisory Board
The Multicultural Advisory Board is looking for 10 to 15 students who want to join staff, faculty and administration in discussing different issues regarding underrepresented, misrepresented and discriminated individuals and groups on campus. The purpose is to seek out solutions via discussion and figure out innovative ways to help students get the resources they need to graduate and succeed in life. Click here to apply.

multiculturalAdvisoryBoard Poster

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.


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

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.

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.

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