Western Michigan University and the University of Passau invite applications for a short-term faculty exchange. The WMU applicant who is selected will spend one month in May or June as a visiting professor at Passau, one of the newest German universities in the lovely region of Bavaria. Application information.
Western Michigan University's fall 2013 enrollment figures show a 5.1 percent increase in the number of new freshmen and strong surges in the number of both international students and graduate students seeking doctoral degrees.
Western Michigan University is making its 23rd consecutive appearance this year on the U.S. News & World Report's annual list of "best national universities."
Western Michigan University students are returning to campus this week just in time to hear the news that their school is one of the top-50 values among national universities and already meets many of the performance measures called for in recent weeks by U.S. President Barack Obama.
Campus welcome reception for Dr. Wolfgang Schlör October 8
A gathering welcoming Dr. Wolfgang F. Schlör, associate provost for the Haenicke Institute for Global Education, is set for 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, at the Oaklands. Read more about Schlör on the University News website.
The public is invited to help put the "home" in homecoming when Western Michigan University holds its annual Parade of Nations Saturday, Oct. 12.
Two renowned Japanese writers to read September 10
Mutsuo Takahashi and Hiromi Itō, two of Japan's most important writers, will participate in a bilingual reading of their work from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10 in 3025 Brown Hall. Dr. Jeffrey Angles, professor of Japanese and director of WMU's Soga Japan Center has published translations of both writers' work and will provide interpretation. Event flier.
Engineering reception for international students September 19
Faculty and staff of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences will welcome international engineering students at a reception planned for 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19 in the front atrium of the college. Entertainment and refreshments will be provided. To RSVP, contact Xiaotang Wang, international programming intern, at (269) 387-3966 or write firstname.lastname@example.org. The reception is being hosted by the CEAS and the Diether H. Haenicke Institute for Global Education.
During a weeklong trip to Western Michigan University, educators from the Dominican Republic's first community college are touring the campus and renewing acquaintances with WMU faculty members who visited their campus to offer a workshop earlier this summer.
Saturday, June 29--Berry picking day trip for international students at Brookside Farms. Bus leaves Bernhard Center at 11 a.m. Cost is $5 for transportation; u-pick berries are $1.25 per pound. Register in 3521 Ellsworth Hall by Friday, June 28. For more information, write email@example.com or call (269) 387-3966.
A free workshop on the ancient art form of Chinese paper cutting will be hosted by the Confucius Institute at Western Michigan University from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. on Thursday, June 13, in Brown Hall Room 2037.
Freshman Mingyuan Yang has taken first place in International Double Reed Society Young Artist Competition. Yang was one of three finalists chosen by an international panel of judges.
Three Western Michigan University students have won a total of $13,500 in scholarships to study foreign languages overseas during the 2013-14 academic year.
Japanese conversation table at WMU
Five free opportunities to practice Japanese language skills in a conversational setting are being offered by the Soga Japan Center from 4 to 5 p.m. on the following Fridays: May 24 and 31 and June 7, 14, and 21. The meetings are open to the public and will be held in WMU’s Bernhard Center Cafeteria, located on the main floor. Sessions will be led by Michiko Yoshimoto, Soga Center outreach coordinator. To register, send Yoshimoto an email that includes your full name and current level of proficiency: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, call (269) 387-5874.
48th Medieval Congress at WMU May 9-12
WMU will stage the the 48th International Congress on Medieval Studies May 9-12.
Some 1,500 Malaysian students expected for the 2013 Midwest Games
The Malaysian Midwest Games, an annual sporting event sponsored by members of Malaysian student organizations at American universities located throughout the Midwest, will be hosted by WMU for the third time Friday through Sunday, May 24-26, on WMU's main campus.
April 15, Lecture - "Yume Ka utsutsu ka: "Dream or Reality?: Exploring the World of Dream in Japanese Noh Theatre," 5 p.m. 2500 Knauss Hall
April 11, Lecture – “The Buddha You Never Knew: Re-imagining a Prince of Ancient India in Japan,” Dr. Micah Auerback, 3025 Brown Hall, 5 p.m.
April 11, Chinese Paper Cutting Workshop - 4 to 5 p.m., Brown Hall Room 3030. The workshop includes a brief presentation about the history of paper cutting and a hands-on opportunity to create a window decoration cut from paper.
April 3, Lecture – “Sustainable Chemistry and Business in the United States and in Africa,” Dr. Mo Hunsen, 3 p.m.