LEED—Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design—certification accredits buildings that meet rigorous standards for sustainability, water and energy efficiency, resource selection and environmental quality.
The board authorized WMU's administration to negotiate and execute an extension to an existing set of development agreements covering a four-block parcel of land it owns in downtown Kalamazoo.
WMU's Board of Trustees set room rates for WMU's new residence halls at their July 23 meeting. Double room rates for the halls in the Center Residential Neighborhood will be set at $5,599 for the academic year.
The University's first submission to the Sustainability, Tracking, Assessment and Rating System—known as STARS—resulted in a gold rating, a designation only achieved by 20 percent of participating institutions.
Registrations are being accepted until noon Friday, Aug. 1, for the biennial WMU Community Golf Outing set for 2:15 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, at the Eastern Hills Golf Club.
The Board of Trustees will welcome a new trustee, James Bolger of Whitehall, during its next formal session at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, in Rooms 157-159 of the Bernhard Center.
WMU's Sunseeker solar racing team finished the Formula Sun Grand Prix Powered by Austin Energy tied for third. The team is now racing from Austin, Texas, to Minneapolis in the American Solar Challenge.
Dr. Mary Anne Bunda, professor emerita of educational studies, died July 17 at age 70. A memorial mass will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, July 24, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 936 Lake St., Kalamazoo.
Lynn Kelly-Albertson, executive director of professional and career development, has been elected vice president-higher education for the Michigan Career Educator and Employer Alliance.
Attendees from around the world will be on campus Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 14-16, for WMU's International Conference on African Development in Brown Hall. The event is open to the public free of charge.
Sophomore Ysaura Ramirez Pena and senior Marilyn Bean will use the Gilman scholarships to study foreign languages overseas during the 2014-15 academic year.
Students, alumni and a faculty advisor from WMU's integrated supply management program are working with city officials to identify operational efficiencies and devise lean systems to improve the city's bottom line.
The 30-second television commercial, set to the music of the "William Tell Overture," earned its creators a 2014 silver Communicator Award from the Academy of Interactive Visual Arts.
WMU will launch the first doctoral program to be offered in the Dominican Republic in fall 2014. The program will include courses taken in the D.R. and a study abroad component.
Three doctoral students and one master's student in engineering have been working on the project for two years. The sensor can be implanted in a football helmet to monitor the severity and location of blows to the head.
Four brown-bag lunch events are scheduled during July and August to offer support and information about the 2014-15 Academic Program Review and Planning process.
City work along West Michigan Avenue July 6-19 will result in a detour, and ongoing reconstruction around the U.S. 131 and Stadium Drive interchange could cause lengthy traffic backups.
WMU students who want to become leaders in their registered student organizations can register online by through Friday, July 25, to attend the fifth annual Leadership and Involvement Conference.
The Seita Scholars program is collecting new items for student welcome packs Monday, July 7, through Friday, Aug. 8, and is in need of essential living and personal health care products.