WMU Happenings

Public Lecture
“Expecting Poverty and Violence: How Expectations Shape Underclass Youth” by Dr. John Bolland, University of Alabama.
Tuesday, April 7, 7:30 p.m., Putney Auditorium, Fetzer Center. See flier for details.

Bolland flyer

Lecture By Noted Psychologist

Cross flier

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.


Chicago Urban Plunge

Chicago Urban Plunge Poster

Earth Day Fair
Friday, April 17, 5 to 9 p.m., Westwood Community Room at Westwood Fire Hall
The first annual Earth Day Fair at Westwood will celebrate and inform neighborhood residents about the benefits of local, sustainable and self reliant systems which ultimately lead to a better quality of life. The venue will feature exhibits and tables with information about alternate energy, local food, active transportation (bicycling and walking), mass transit, energy conservation, gardening, composting, recycling and much more. Light refreshments will be served. For more information call 269-382-4460.



Discussion on Climate Change
“A Climate of Hope” by Rob Sisson, president, ConservAmerica
Tuesday, April 21, 7 p.m., First Presbyterian Church of Kalamazoo, 321 W. South St.

Hope Poster 2015-small size

The Lavender Graduation and Awards Ceremony 
Thursday, April 23, 6 to 8 p.m., Bernhard Center, South Ballroom
The Lavender Graduation and Awards Ceremony will acknowledge the achievements of Western Michigan University’s lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender and ally students. This graduation and awards celebration will feature graduating students receiving certificates and the presentation of several University-wide awards. All students who will be graduating in the upcoming spring, summer or fall semesters are encouraged to participate in Lavender Graduation. Family members and friends of the graduates, as well as of the award recipients, are encouraged to attend the event. Graduates who wish to receive a certificate during the ceremony must visit the website and click “Graduate Registration” to register.

There are four ways to get involved in Lavender Graduation: participate in the graduation ceremony, nominate an award winner, apply for a scholarship and/or attend the ceremony to support a graduate. Deadline for all of the above is April 10. Click here for award guidelines, an online award nomination form, scholarship eligibility requirements and a scholarship application. For more information, contact Jen Hsu, WMU coordinator of the Office of LBGT Student Services, at lbgt-coordinator@wmich.edu or (269) 387-2123.

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

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.


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