WMU was named the public sector category winner by the Detroit Free Press in this year's Michigan Green Leader competition. Winners in all categories will be honored at a June 10 event.
Top News of 2013
Zheng "Rachel" Wei, graduate student in paper and imaging science and engineering, and Dr. Margaret Joyce, professor of paper and chemical engineering, both earned awards at a recent industry conference.
Freshman Mingyuan Yang will compete June 27 as one of three finalists in the International Double Reed Society Young Artist Competition for young bassoon players.
Dr. Margaret Merrion, dean of the College of Fine Arts, is one of five recipients of 2013 YWCA Women of Achievement Awards and will be honored at an event Tuesday, May 21.
A team from the computer information systems capstone course earned first place in the second annual Midwest Student Information Systems Project and Case Competition, beating out eight other teams from five universities.
For the fourth consecutive year, WMU has been recognized for its sustainability efforts by Princeton Review and the U.S. Green Building Council's Center for Green Schools.
A summer redesign of Fountain Plaza near Miller Auditorium will result in more green space, seating and shade, with the aim of making the area more informal and inviting. Plans can be seen at fm.wmich.edu/planning.
By voice vote at its April 18 meeting, WMU's Board of Trustees approved a resolution authorizing the development of an agreement for the University to affiliate with Cooley Law School.
Two WMU music students took top honors and three others were finalists at the Opera Grand Rapids 2013 Collegiate Vocal Competition earlier this month, competing against students from several other institutions.
Eaton has provided $8,000 to WMU in support of three student engineering teams that will design and develop vehicles to compete against other collegiate teams this year in solar, baja and formula-style races.
Hanna Downs of Novi, Mich., is the sixth WMU student to receive a prestigious Richter Scholarship over the past decade. Downs and fellow 2013 scholarship recipients will be honored at an April 27 dinner.
Business major Sara Simic, working as an intern at Stryker Instruments, designed a website and mobile application that is helping Styker's national sales force.
The WMU College of Aviation is the first collegiate program in the nation to be part of an American Eagle Airlines pilot-hiring program that will allow recent graduates to accrue additional flight hours at their alma mater.
Dr. Pnina Ari-Gur, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, secured a $13,500 award from Google’s Computer Science for High School program to offer a game-design workshop.
In late December, both institutions agreed to take a number of exploratory steps to review the impact of an alliance between WMU and the nation's largest law school.
The School of Music will hit its 100th anniversary this year as the first university in Michigan to be named an All-Steinway Music School, joining other esteemed schools including the Yale School of Music.
Atlanta-based Newell Rubbermaid plans to open a state-of-the art 40,000-square-foot facility at WMU's Business Technology and Research Park by early 2014, and expects to have a Kalamazoo employee base of up to 100.
Students were recognized at the Michigan Clean Energy Venture Challenge, winning $10,000 in micro-grants for innovative ideas, including apps to encourage energy savings and track electronics for recycling.
WMU has been named to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll With Distinction, which recognizes educational institutions acheiving meaningful outcomes in their communities through service.
Dr. Alyce Dickinson, WMU professor of psychology, has been honored for fundamentally advanced understanding and application of behavioral principles in organizational settings.
A WMU team of integrated supply management students was the top-placing undergraduate team in a field of 24 at the recent Great Lakes Region APICS—the Association for Operations Management case competition.
A national non-profit organization has given WMU's career center gold-level certification for 2013 as a place where lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students can find career resources.
Brown Hall, the Chemistry Building and Phase I Western View buildings all earned LEED certifications within the past year. Several other campus buildings are in the process of being certified.
A collaboration agreement allowing WMU to offer advanced classes at Wayne County Community College District's Northwest Campus will expand the University's growing presence in southeast Michigan.
Senior Ronald Altman has been chosen to present his paper at a prestigious international conference in April. David Curwen, WMU associate professor of dance, will also present a paper at the conference.
University graduate Taylor Paskin has designed a completely online anatomy and physiology class that employs both a virtual anatomy lab and hands-on lab assignments that students conduct at home.
Brad Baughman and Rebecca Dubord have been collectively awarded $8,500 through the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program to study foreign languages overseas during the 2013-14 academic year.
WMU receives its third consecutive designation as one of the nation's best institutions for military veterans by Military Times Edge magazine and is included on Military Advanced Education's list of "military friendly" schools.