Two events, held Jan. 21 and 27, will launch a spring series of panel discussions about innovating the curriculum that forms the backbone of WMU’s undergraduate education.
Joel Kendrick, a leader in boosting recycling efforts in the fast food and packaging industries, died Monday, Jan. 19, at age 56. Services are set for Friday, Jan. 23, and Saturday, Jan. 24.
The formal annual meeting is scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, in 157-159 Bernhard Center. The board will set its remaining 2015 meeting dates and address a number of other administrative items.
An enhancement to the system that makes access to alerts available for WMU's eight regional locations was recently activated. The alerts notify members of the WMU community to emergencies and campus closures.
WMU's Board of Trustees approved the retirements of 13 faculty and staff members as well as the resignations of six faculty members during its Dec. 18 meeting.
Trustees have granted sabbatical leaves to 36 faculty members. The leaves are for the fall 2015 semester, spring 2016 semester and the 2015-16 academic year.
A dual effort between WMU and KVCC, the 96-credit-hour program will have a rigorous science base as well as sustainability, marketing and culture courses. The major will be offered beginning fall 2015.
Chris Harris, director of the program, will discuss "Fostering Success through the WMU Seita Scholars Program" at 8 a.m. Friday, Jan. 30, in 2150 Schneider Hall.
Anita Hill will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, in Kalamazoo's Chenery Auditorium. The documentary "Anita: Speaking Truth to Power" also will be shown at 5:30 and 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, at the Alamo Drafthouse.
Nellie Hermann, creative director of the Columbia University Narrative Medicine program and author of the novel "The Cure for Grief," will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.
The University will mark the end of its campus United Way campaign with a celebration at 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, in the Gilmore Theatre Complex Atrium. More than 93 percent of the campaign goal has been raised.
Dr. Houssam A. Toutanji will become dean effective July 1 pending approval by the WMU Board of Trustees, which is expected to act on the recommendation at its next meeting.
Many events are planned at WMU and around the Kalamazoo community in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, including a convocation, march, day of service, educational programs and presentations.
WMU's Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment and Violence, Intimate Partner Violence, and Stalking Interim Policy and Procedures will remain in effect until a final version of the policy is in place for fall 2015.