College News

Learn more about recent news in the College of Arts and Sciences at Western Michigan University.

Submit your news items online to the College of Arts and Sciences.

College of Arts and Sciences

  • Through a statewide effort called Michigan Gateways to Completion, WMU is aiding students who typically struggle in biology, chemistry, math, physics and psychology.


  • Professor of political science Dr. J. Kevin Corder's new book examines how U.S. women voted in elections following suffrage.
  • Dr. Jeffrey Angles, Japanese professor in world languages and literatures, is one of only a handful of non-native speakers ever to win the prestigious Yomiuri Prize for Literature.


  • The Tandem Traveler: Dan Sundberg (Ph.D. ’15, Behavior Analysis) and Lisa Sickman (M.A. ’13, Behavior Analysis) are the brains behind the Tandem Traveler, a California-based tech start up that teaches foreign languages for the purpose of travel.
  • The Mohammad Hossein Yassaman (B.A. ’77, Economics; M.A. ’78, Operations Research) Endowment for Chemistry, established by Hashem (M. A. ’88, Chemistry) and SuzAnne Akhavan-Tafti will support a student who is involved in the study or development of renewable energy technologies.


Sign up to receive our newsletters

To receive information via email, update your contact information.

Past newsletters