The Saturday, May 23, celebration of the life of Dr. Stephen Zegree will feature performances from Gold Company as well as other solo artists and ensembles. Hotel blocks are available for those traveling from out of town.
A ceremony at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 23, will formally mark the installation of a plaque at Kanley that notes the sacrifice of 11 servicemen who died during the war.
The daughter of WMU's second president took a walk down memory lane in April when she returned to campus with her husband and several close family members.
WMU's Go West advertising campaign has produced TV commercials that have earned back-to-back silver Communicator Awards from the Academy of Interactive Visual Arts.
Tyler Payne, Help Desk, was named Student Employment Supervisor of the Year for Michigan by the Midwest Association of Student Employment Administrators.
Students and employees have through Sunday, May 31, to provide new supporting information to help decide which of 25 staff members will be chosen as the top four staffers for 2014-15.
Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to take a survey to provide feedback on the current email system, Webmail Plus, and help determine the needs for future University email services.
Martha Huckabee, a board member at the international medical aid organization, will be the next presenter at the Mercantile Bank of Michigan Breakfast Speaker Series on Friday, May 29.
Senior Joseph Barnett and recent alumnus Stephen John won the prize for their invention, NeoVent, a respiratory support device designed to treat critically ill infants in developing nations.
Junior Alex Gibson has been awarded a $16,500 federal scholarship to study Arabic at the Qasid Arabic Institute in Amman, Jordan, during the the 2015-16 academic year.
Over the past three-plus decades, WMU has tallied more than 150 DownBeat Awards. Results of the 38th annual Student Music Awards will be presented in the magazine's June issue, expected to hit newsstands in mid-May.
The three-year-old company has just moved into a suite in the Southwest Michigan Innovation Center, a business incubator for startups in the life sciences.
Activities range from a free movie about foster care and a seminar for young people on writing about their foster care experiences to a statewide conference of Michigan's Fostering Success network.
Campuswide town hall meetings and informational letters mailed to the home of each member of WMU's Staff Compensation System will highlight the rollout next week of the results of the Staff Compensation Project.
The Michigan College Access Network has presented its inaugural Steward Award to WMU for the University's contributions to increasing the number of Michiganders who earn postsecondary educational credentials.
FAiST Light Metals opened its office May 1. The company specializes in aluminum die casting, precision machining and surface plating of components for the telecom, automotive, electronics and industrial markets.
As the July 1 start of the 2015-16 fiscal year approaches, the University moves to shift salaried employees to a 24-paycheck-per-year schedule, with two consistent dates each month when paychecks are issued.
Opportunities for individuals to celebrate their connections to the WMU legacy are available for inclusion in and around the WMU Alumni Center, which is scheduled to open Oct. 23.
Larry E. Syndergaard, WMU professor emeritus of English, died April 15 in Kalamazoo. He was 78. A memorial service and celebration of his life is planned for 1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 31, in the Fetzer Center.