As a result of Lori Brown's work with Microsoft HoloLens, WMU has become the first aviation program in the nation to use augmented reality in the classroom.
Academic officials at both institutions have been working for two years to put the program in place. Aquinas students may apply for acceptance in the engineering program at the end of their sophomore year.
Western Michigan University has just been authorized to add seven new degree and certificate programs in a range of disciplines to students studying at its Punta Gorda, Florida, regional location. Acting at its March 27 meeting, the Florida Department of Education Commission for Independent Education approved a WMU request to make the additional programs available to students at WMU-Punta Gorda, beginning in the fall semesters of 2018 and 2019.
WMU Holds Graduate Recognition Ceremony in Traverse City for Freshwater Science and Sustainability Graduates
The freshwater science and sustainability program at Western Michigan University-Traverse City held a graduate recognition ceremony, Thursday, Dec. 14. While past graduates of the program had the opportunity to participate in graduation ceremonies in Kalamazoo, all graduates since 2016 and those who are expected to graduate in spring 2018 were invited to walk during this first ever ceremony at WMU-Traverse City.
The freshwater science and sustainability program at Western Michigan University-Traverse City was launched in partnership with Northwestern Michigan College in 2014. Since then, students are continually taken to the next level of environmental learning and policy change.
Western Michigan University student Tanja Frederick of Morley, Michigan, has been honored with the Crime Prevention Volunteer Award by the Crime Prevention Association of Michigan for her contributions to the city of Grand Rapids Hoarding Task Force.
WMU Collaborates with Native Americans to Develop Case Study Addressing Cultural Competency in Public Health Care
Western Michigan University’s Grand Rapids public health and social work faculty recently developed curricula aimed at improving cultural competency for health professions students in collaboration with Native American partners in greater Grand Rapids.
WMU-Grand Rapids Program Receives Grant for Case Study Addressing Cultural Competency in Public Health Care Collaboration with Native Americans
Western Michigan University’s Grand Rapids regional location recently received grant funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research to develop curricula aimed at improving cultural competency for health professions students. The grant awards nearly $14,700 for the project, which focuses on addressing diabetes and tobacco use among Native Americans.