WMU News

Stock photo of a Thanksgiving cornucopia
November 20, 2014 | WMU News

Campus computer labs, library, recreation center, health clinic and other campus facilities will be closed or on reduced hours Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 27-30. Classes and regular hours resume Monday, Dec. 1.

Photo of a WMU sign.
November 25, 2014 | WMU News

The WMU Board of Trustees meeting originally scheduled for Dec. 4 has been postponed until Thursday, Dec. 18. An agenda will be available closer to the meeting date.

Photo of Western View apartments.
November 25, 2014 | WMU News

New green building honors for two buildings were announced during a recent event. In addition, several plaques to mark WMU's commitment to sustainable building practices were unveiled.

Graphic depicting a green light bulb.
November 25, 2014 | WMU News

Students are invited to apply by Monday, Dec. 1, for one of up to 10 semester-long internships. Eligible students must have sophomore standing or above and be full-time students taking classes on WMU's main campus.

Photo of Sgt. 1st Class Michael Cathcart.
November 25, 2014 | WMU News

Flags on all campuses of WMU will be lowered Wednesday, Nov. 26, in honor of Sgt. 1st Class Michael Cathcart, of Bay City, Michigan, who died while serving in Afghanistan.

Stock photo of winter boots
November 23, 2014 | WMU News

Western Michigan University's Seita Scholars Program is soliciting donations for students' coats and boots. Tax-deductible donations may be made by using your credit card or by check payable to WMU Foundation.

WMU Make a Difference award logo
November 22, 2014 | WMU News

The University community is invited to honor the 14 outstanding staff members who will receive a semiannual Make a Difference Award during a reception at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, in Room 157 Bernhard Center.

WMU med school logo
November 22, 2014 | WMU News

The WMU Stryker School of Medicine's downtown facility will be an Art Hop stop as well as open for limited self-guided tours from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5. The medical school had its grand opening in September.

Statue of a philosopher
November 20, 2014 | WMU News

Philosophers from Princeton and Cornell universities will headline the speaker lineup during the Graduate Philosophy Conference Friday through Sunday, Dec. 5-7, at Western Michigan University.

Photo of Lindsay Rettler
November 20, 2014 | WMU News

Sarah McGrath is featured as the conference Distinguished Ethics Speaker, while WMU graduate Lindsay Rettler is the Distinguished Alumna Speaker. Their presentations are the final two in the Fall 2014 Lecture Series.

Photo of WMU students participating in the annual parade of flags
November 20, 2014 | WMU News

Western Michigan University continues to succeed in attracting international students according to the 2014 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange released Nov. 17.

Photo of Matt and Rene Greff
November 20, 2014 | WMU News

Matt and Rene Greff, founders of Arbor Brewing Company, will discuss how a passion for beer and adventure launched their entrepreneurial journey in microbrewing. The couple will speak at 8 a.m. Friday, Dec. 5.

Photo of the Michigan National Guard 110th Airlift Wing in Battle Creek
November 20, 2014 | WMU News

Starting with the spring 2015 semester, WMU will offer courses that are tailored specifically to the unit training weekend schedules of Air National Guard members assigned to Battle Creek's Kellogg Air National Guard Base.

Photo of a WMU sign.
November 20, 2014 | WMU News

This fall, 23 undergraduate students have received $400 Emeriti Council Book Scholarships to help them purchase textbooks and school supplies. A total of $9,200 in book scholarships was given away this fall.

Photo of a pointsettia
November 20, 2014 | WMU News

Gourmet popcorn as well as poinsettias are being sold this year during the Professional Support Staff Organization's annual fundraiser. Orders are being accepted through 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24.

Photo of a WMU bronco statue
November 19, 2014 | WMU News

Western Michigan University is adding 10 $50,000 awards to its mix of top scholarships for the fall 2015 incoming class. The new Foundation Scholarships will be awarded based on both academic performance and financial need.

State Farm Marketing and Sales Competition winners Burnham (left) and Ross
November 17, 2014 | WMU News

Haworth College of Business seniors Hope Burnham and Caleb Ross were named overall winners at this year’s State Farm Marketing and Sales Competition and brought home $4,000 in scholarships.

Photo of a WMU student veteran
November 17, 2014 | WMU News

Up five spots from last year, WMU is the only Michigan school to have appeared on all five years of Military Times EDGE magazine's annual list of the top colleges in the U.S. for military veterans pursuing higher education.

Photo of a WMU sign.
November 14, 2014 | WMU News

Find out if WMU is closed due to inclement weather by calling (269) 387-1001, visiting wmich.edu, or tuning in to a local TV or radio station. Subscribers to WMU's alert system will also receive messages about weather closings.