WMU Alumni & Friends of Geoscience Dinner

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Mangia Kitchen and Bar

209 South Kalamazoo Mall

Kalamazoo, MI 49007

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Western Michigan University Alumni of the Geological and Environmental Sciences Department and Friends of the Geosciences Dinner!

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The WMU Geological and Environmental Sciences Advisory Board and WMU Alumni Association are hosting a dinner to benefit the Schmaltz Geology and Mineral Museum and Dinosaur Park. The dinner is being held Homecoming Weekend on October 12, 2019 at Mangia Kitchen and Bar from 5:30 pm to 10 pm. Tickets to the dinner are free.

This event is sponsored by Envirologic Technologies and Earth Forensics, Inc.

Be sure to join us for an evening of fun, reconnecting, and help bring the vision for the museum and dinosaur park to life!

About the museum:

The Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences is renovating the Schmaltz Museum of Earth History, and we need your help!

We have a number of future displays and exhibits planned that will greatly enhance the museum and its learning capabilities within WMU and the greater Kalamazoo community. Project funding is always in need of an assist and we have provided an opportunity whereby donors can purchase a variety of items for the museum and its outdoor interactive entity ‘Dinosaur Park’.

Cannot join us? You may support the museum and dinosaur park by following the links below.

To see more:

Would you like to donate a Dinosaur?


Downtown Kalamazoo Parking link:

NOTE: The parking lots closest to the restaurant are Parking Ramp 3 (South & Portage Streets) and Ramp 2 (South and John Streets).

Who is going?

Kim and Bill Steinmann

Sara Pearson

Thomas Howe

Erica Bays

Stephanie Buglione

Kyle Patterson

Geoffrey Hickok

W. Richard Laton

Dok Stevens-Dehring

Gary Blinkiewicz

Jeff Clark

Kathy Wright

Heidi Bryant

Duane Hampton

Mike Wireman

Steve Barone

Kevin Kincare

Roger Steininger

Diane Russell

Ryohei Wakabayashi

Olga Tarasev

Jacqueline Koney

Russell Schindler

Pablo Mora

Zack Spotts

Josh Kirschner

Ryan Vannier

Melissa Hunter

Ann Gilchrist

Brian Chmielewski

Thomas Robyn

Mary Robyn

Jay Kim

Jake Cadle

John Yellich

Jeff Hawkins

Marian Hawkins

Linda Zabik

Jarab Selner

Jerry Aiken

Heather Petcovic

Tom Kamin

Dr. Lloyd Schmaltz

Dr. Lloyd Schmaltz and former student, Dr. Julie Stein, stand with the coelacanth exhibit they prepared for the museum together in the 1970s. Dr. Stein is now the executive director of the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture in Seattle.

The Schmaltz Museum's collection of minerals is a regular stop on campus tours. It also provides instructional opportunities for young geologists, like these CoreKids students.

Design sketch of Dinosaur Park and compilation of existing and future exhibits. Our goal is to raise $200,000 to complete landscape development and purchasing dinosaur exhibits.

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209 South Kalamazoo Mall

Kalamazoo, MI 49007

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