President John M. Dunn joined six college and university presidents in Grand Rapids to sign the "To College, Through College" initiative aimed at doubling the rate at which the city's public school graduates earn degress.
Western Michigan University has received a 2014 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity award from INSIGHT Into Diversity, the nation's oldest and largest publication that focuses on diversity in higher education.
An all-star lineup of autism researchers will make presentations as part of the Second Annual Michigan Autism Conference Thursday and Friday, Sept. 25-26, at the Radisson Plaza Hotel and Suites.
Dr. Susan Dorr Goold, founder and first director of the U-M Bioethics Program, will speak at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, in the Fetzer Center's Putney Auditorium as part of the Fourth Annual Medical Humanities Conference.
Beginning this week, students are selling T-shirts featuring the face of WMU President John M. Dunn for $10. All proceeds will go to the Student Emergency Relief Fund.
Senior integrated supply management major Sean Perkins is awarded the 2014 Transportation Club of Detroit scholarship for outstanding achievement in supply chain management.
Psychotherapist and artist Alessandra Santos-Pye of Kalamazoo will provide an interactive dialogue on acculturation surrounding her art exhibit in the Multicultural Center in the Adrian Trimpe Building.
The grant to Dr. Timothy McGrew will be used to assemble a digital library and interactive web portal of historical religious philosophical writings in partnership with University of Oxford.
Helen J. Healy, associate professor emerita of University Libraries died July 26. Healy retired from what was then the College of Education in 2000 after 36 years of service.
Installation of a new iconic feature has required construction fencing to be installed inside the turnaround on the West Campus. The Bernhard Center bus stops will remain in their new locations until the fencing is removed.
The two forums will allow voters to meet and learn more about candidates in the 60th and 61st House Districts and in the 20th Senate District. They are set for Sept. 17 and 24.
The fall series is bringing eight artists from across the country to campus through December. All of the lectures are at 5:30 p.m. in the Richmond Center for Visual Arts.
The 5k run and walk event is set for Saturday, Sept. 27. Day-of-race registration begins at 8 a.m. at Kanley Track. Sign-up prior to the day of the race is available online.
Except for the immediate past president, nine faculty members will serve for the next two years as elected officers and directors on the Faculty Senate Executive Board.
The Invisible Need Project kicked off this summer and is initially focusing on collecting donations for a food pantry set to open Sept. 15 and establishing a Student Emergency Relief Fund.
The University's first China Festival to commemorate the traditional Chinese Moon Festival is set for noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, on campus in the Student Recreation Center.
The 2014-15 Lyceum Lecture Series is underway, with 11 public talks scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. most Wednesdays through Dec. 3 on campus in the Lee Honors College Building.
Harold Glasser and Tracey Quada will be recognized at WMU's annual Academic Convocation ceremony Friday, Oct. 10, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.
The director of community relations and development at Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan will present a talk as the Haworth College of Business kicks off its 2014-15 Mercantile Bank of Michigan Breakfast Speaker Series.
Western Michigan University's men's basketball team will make its MAC home debut Saturday, Jan. 10, when they host the University of Buffalo at University Arena for the first of two games against the Bulls.
Humanities for Everybody classes for this academic year began Tuesday, Sept. 9. Applications are being accepted on a continuous basis for these free, noncredit courses.
The Western Michigan University women's basketball team will play road games at two Big Ten opponents and a total of 13 home games during the 2014-15 season.
A series of four personal finance workshops are being offered to WMU faculty and staff members this fall. They will start Tuesday, Sept. 23, and be held from noon to 1 p.m. in the Bernhard Center.
Both the regional and campus United Way campaigns are set to launch Tuesday, Sept. 16. This year's fundraising goal is $282,335, a number that represents all certificates and degrees awarded to WMU graduates since 1904.
Dr. Shirley Van Hoeven, a professor emerita of communication at WMU, died Sept. 8 at age 79. Details about services will be provided as they become available.
For the 24th consecutive year, WMU is listed in the top tier among 280 national institutions—173 public, 100 private and seven for-profit—and moved up eight spots on this year's list.
Wendell L. Christoff, Daniel J. Martin and Donald Southwell are WMU's 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award winners. Oct. 23 is the deadline to register for the Oct. 24 event at which they will be recognized.