Lifelong Learner Helen Lee Selected for Teaching Excellence Award
May 20, 2013
Known as a lifelong learner who inspires students to be learners, Department of Blindness and Low Vision Studies Assistant Professor Helen Lee has been selected to receive the 2012-13 College of Health and Human Services Teaching Excellence Award.
Social work graduate assistant honored as WMU student employee of the year
March 7, 2013
Congratulations to Demetria Jones, a graduate assistant in the School of Social Work field education office who has been selected from among 66 nominees and over 3,900 student employees as the 2012-13 Western Michigan University Student Employee of the Year.
Center for Disability Services artists celebrate spring with color
March 6, 2013
The second floor art gallery of the Health and Human Services building is lively and vibrant with colorful works created by four individuals who participate in day programming and services offered by the Center for Disability Services.
Calligraphy guild exhibits "On Healing…" in Health and Human Services gallery
Jan. 28, 2013
The Pen Dragons Calligraphy Guild's exhibit "On Healing...body, mind, spirit, our world" is currently on display in the College of Health and Human Services second-floor gallery and will be there until Feb. 21, 2013.
Lecture and conference cover health disparities
Jan. 22, 2013
Brian K. Gibbs, Ph.D., will present the Burian Lecture on "Health Inequality: Barriers, Challenges, and Solutions" at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, at the WMU Fetzer Center. He will also be the keynote speaker at the conference, Diversity and Inclusion: Preparing Ourselves to Advance Health Equity, being held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at the Health and Human Services Building. Both events are free and open to the public.
Dean Washington celebrates College of Health and Human Services faculty and staff awards
Dec. 13, 2012
On Friday, Dec. 7, College of Health and Human Services Dean Earlie M. Washington hosted an awards ceremony followed by a celebration to recognize faculty and staff in the college.
Western alumna transforms pain into beautiful art
Dec. 10, 2012
Artist Inja Cho's exhibition Unbearable Sweetness of Being can be viewed from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. The show runs until Dec. 21 in the second floor gallery of the Health and Human Services Building.
Inaugural issue of Open Journal of Occupational Therapy released
Dec. 10, 2012
We are pleased to announce the inaugural issue of The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy. We have assembled an outstanding issue that includes applied research, topics in education, opinions in the profession, and occupation and the artist.
Burian lecturer to speak on Affordable Health Care Act and grassroots organizing
Nov. 5, 2012
On Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 5:30 p.m, Richard Kirsch will be at WMU's Fetzer Center to speak about how ordinary citizens fought for the passage of the Affordable Care Act.
Please review the 2013–16 strategic plan
Sept. 21, 2012
The College of Health and Human Services is close to completing an exciting new 2013–16 Strategic Plan. Please review the plan and let us know what you think by filling out this survey by Oct. 15.
College to honor outstanding alumni and at Homecoming event
Sept. 13, 2012
On Friday, Oct. 5, the WMU College of Health and Human Services will host a reception and program to honor and recognize 12 alumni and induct them into the Outstanding Alumni Academy.
Dr. Fred Sammons recieves AMBUC of the Year
Aug. 7, 2012
Dr. Fred Sammons, longtime friend and supporter of the Department of Occupational Therapy at Western Michigan University has been honored as the 2012 AMBUC of the Year by the National Association of American Business Clubs.
Cochlear Implant Clinic donor, Carls Foundation honored with award
Aug. 4, 2012
The Carls Foundation has committed more than $600,000 to the Cochlear Implant Clinic at WMU in the last two years. As a result, WMU nominated The Carls Foundation for the Exemplary Foundation Award and they will be honored with that award by the Association of Fundraising Professionals-West Michigan in mid-November.
Holistic health program has new name in its 30th year
July 1, 2012
As the WMU holistic health care program in the College of Health and Human Services celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2012, it also takes on a new name, integrative holistic health and wellness.
June 22, 2012
Social work alumna Rachel Eagly tells her story of stroke and aphasia in "Momma, Just Shake It!," a children's book about parents who have had a stroke.
U.S. News & World Report ranks grad programs among the best
June 1, 2012
As in 2008, recent U.S. News & World Report graduate program rankings place six College of Health and Human Services programs among the top in the nation.
Social work professor recognized for teaching excellence
June 1, 2012
Congratulations to Dr. Linda Reeser, professor of social work and coordinator of the school's undergraduate degree program, who has been selected to receive the 2011-12 College of Health and Human Services Teaching Excellence Award.
Associate dean honored with Blaha Award
June 1, 2012
To commemorate this important milestone, we are planning a series of events during the fall 2012 and winter 2013 semesters. More information regarding those events will be forthcoming.
Artist features Michigan waterways in water colors
June 1, 2012
Douglas Chambers' paintings portray Michigan's waterways, landscapes, islands and bays, which he sees as paradise. "Capturing out of the way areas in watercolors," says the artist, "is a small way of distributing beauty to other people with the hope of renewing interest in Great Lakes clean water."