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    Enterprise Charlotte Foundation, WMU Work to Forecast Algae Blooms

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  • Dr. Mohamed Sultan chair of WMU's geosciences program and Dr. Matt Reeves, director of WMU's hydrogeology program

    WMU Sustainability Experts Present Programs and Research to Charlotte County Board

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    WMU to Announce Alliance with Florida Southwestern State College

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There's a way to attend a major research university without leaving home. There's a way to prepare for success and contribute to the growth of your own community.

The WMU bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and certificates offered in Punta Gorda, Tampa and online are of the same high quality as degrees offered on WMU's main campus, including covering the same materials and learning from the same faculty.

Online courses at WMU offer flexibility and convenience to busy learners with busy schedules. Programs based in Punta Gorda and Tampa offer courses that meet face-to-face.

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    WMU Begins Course Offerings at Shared Facilities with WMU Cooley Law School
    Aug. 9

    Western Michigan University will begin offering master’s level courses at WMU Cooley Law School campuses in Auburn Hills, Lansing, and Tampa Bay, Florida. A partner in an affiliation agreement that led to the naming of the Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 2014, the University will begin full course offerings for programs on the law school’s campuses this fall.

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    WMU at EAA Airventure Oshkosh 2017
    July 21

    Western Michigan University’s College of Aviation will highlight its aviation programs being offered in Florida and a virtual reality experience during the world’s largest aviation event, the Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture, July 24–30. The Oshkosh, Wisconsin, event attracts more than 500,000 people each year.

  • WMU-Tampa Bay to launch master of science in engineering management
    July 6

    Beginning this fall, Western Michigan University will offer a Master of Science in engineering management through WMU’s new Tampa Bay regional location in Riverview. The 30-credit graduate program is a hybrid of regularly scheduled online instruction with face-to-face meetings three weekends per semester. Students can complete the degree in two years.

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    Southwest Florida's new flight school is ready to take off
    April 14

    WMU's Director of Flight Operations Russ Kavalhuna took NBC2's Tim Wronka on a flight over Charlotte County, explaining that its warm climate is a great place to train new pilots.

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    WMU gets final OK to offer classes in Punta Gorda and Tampa
    March 22

    The Higher Learning Commission has approved Western Michigan University’s request to offer programs at two locations in Florida.

  • WMU Partnered with Charlotte County's Hands Across the Harbor
    January 31

    Hands Across the Harbor is a half marathon and community event that encourages Charlotte County residents, regional residents, tourists, and businesses to live a healthy life style and make environmentally responsible decisions.

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    Enterprise Charlotte Foundation, WMU Work to Forecast Algae Blooms
    January 30

    The Enterprise Charlotte Foundation has awarded nearly $18,000 to WMU for a study its scientists are doing aimed at improving the ability to forecast algae blooms along the Charlotte County, Florida, coastline and its northern and southern extensions.

  • WMU Sustainability Experts to Present Programs and Research at Charlotte County Board of Commissioners Meeting
    January 23

    On January 24, Western Michigan University officials will present details about WMU’s sustainability programs and research initiatives to the Charlotte County Board of Commissioners at their regular meeting. The programs are designed to positively impact the community’s sustainability through hands-on research regarding sustainable land use.

  • WMU Sustainability Experts to Present Programs and Research at Charlotte County Board of Commissioners Meeting
    October 17

    On Tuesday, Oct. 18, officials from Western Michigan University and Florida Southwestern State College will announce an alliance that will allow WMU to offer several high-profile academic programs at FSW's Charlotte County, Florida campus. The alliance will provide integrated programs based on the community’s need and impact on Charlotte County’s economic development.

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