WMU Sculptor Albert LaVergne

WMU sculptor receives Fulbright award for Nigerian project

Creating sculptures in Nigeria that celebrate the power of reading by individuals and as a family activity is the focus of a Fulbright project that Western Michigan University Professor Emeritus Albert LaVergne will begin in August 2016.

WMU alumni at reunion in Tokyo

WMU delegation visits Japan partners and alumni

Haenicke Institute Executive Director Jane Blyth and CELCIS Director Tom Marks traveled to Japan in early June for a nine-day trip to visit WMU partners. Blyth and Marks also attended an alumni reunion in Tokyo hosted by the Kalamazoo-Kai, a WMU alumni organization.

Orxan Abbasov, WMU alumni and ambassador

Fulbright Fellow lands senior adviser position in Azerbaijan's education ministry

Orxan Abbasov, a Fulbright Fellow who attended Western Michigan University from 2012 to 2014, was recently named senior advisor in the Ministry of Education in his home country—the Republic of Azerbaijan. He is currently working on implementation of a national strategy to develop education in rural, remote areas of Azerbaijan.

July 4

U.S. Independence Day No classes. WMU offices closed except for essential and emergency services.

July 27

WMU Summer Sing Practice and performance of the Fauré Requiem, Dalton Center Recital Hall, registration begins at 6:30 p.m. Suggested donation of $5.

August 13

Tish'a B'Av begins at sundown

September 10

Eid al Adha begins at sundown