Scores of exciting activities for thousands of WMU community members, friends and fans are taking place during homecoming week, Monday through Sunday, Oct. 20-26, and Family Weekend, Friday through Sunday, Oct. 24-26.
Western Michigan University is holding it's 16th annual Homecoming Campus Classic race Saturday, Oct. 25. The annual 1K Fun Run and 5K will kick off the final day of homecoming activities.
Dr. Robert L. Harrison, associate professor of marketing at Western Michigan University, will discuss "Black Friday" shopping at 8 a.m. Friday, Oct. 31, in Room 2150 of Schneider Hall.
The annual Parade of Nations during Homecoming festivities at Western Michigan University on Oct. 25 may see flags from as many as 100 different nations on display.
A public forum on Friday, Oct. 24, will address the importance of working in a team setting in the health professions and will feature high-ranking alumni of the Western Michigan University College of Health and Human Services.
Changes have been made to the WMU Student Code as the result of a resolution agreement reached last year between the University and U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights.
At its Sept. 30 meeting, the WMU Board of Trustees approved the retirements of 15 faculty and staff members and also signed off on one faculty resignation and three faculty leaves.
The aviation program will observe its diamond anniversary during a gala celebration starting at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at the College of Aviation facilities in Battle Creek. The gala is open to the public.
WMU students and employees are invited to participate in a meeting about making the campus easier to navigate. The meeting is set for 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, in Room 204 of the Bernhard Center.
The Greenleaf Trust Trading Room, located in the main corridor of Schneider Hall, will let students experience the excitement of a Wall Street trading floor. A grand opening celebration will be held at 1 p.m. on Oct. 27.
Archie E. Watson, assistant professor emeritus of education and professional development, died Feb. 25 at age 81. Services were held Sept. 28. Memorial gifts may be made to a charity of choice.
WMU's Faculty Senate's Ad Hoc Committee on General Education will host brown-bag lunch discussions on Oct. 29, Nov. 18 and Dec. 3 to provide a forum to explore the possibilities of imagining General Education differently.
Krishna H. Pushkar, joint secretary of the government of Nepal, will speak at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, in Room 1028 of Brown Hall. His presentation will examine "The Modern Kafala Slavery System."
Western Michigan University has been named one of the nation's top 50 most affordable, eco-friendly colleges by Best Choice Schools. Coming in at No. 13, WMU is the top-placing college in Michigan.
Western Michigan University's public radio station WMUK will kick off its annual fall campaign on Saturday, Oct. 18, and hopes to cut on-air pledging in half. The goal of this fall's campaign is $160,000.
The founding director of WMU's Bronson School of Nursing is one of four selected as 2014 Living Legends of Nursing by the American Academy of Nursing. The designation is the highest honor in the academy.
The 13-member Sky Bronco team will compete against top teams from nine other regions at National Intercollegiate Flying Association Safety and Evaluation Conference's 2015 championship competition May 11 to 16.
The Commitment to Diversity award for WMU was announced during the Oct. 3-5 Washington D.C. conference of Minority Access Inc. This is the second consecutive year the University has been honored.
Curtis Curtis-Smith, an internationally known contemporary composer and pianist who taught at Western Michigan University for 43 years, died Oct. 10 at his home in Kalamazoo. He was 73.
7GenAE, the newest private partner in WMU's Business Technology and Research Park, melds a tradition of sustainability and a vision aimed at protecting the future for generations to come.
Alessandro DiNello, president, CEO and director of Flagstar Bank and Flagstar Bancorp, will be the first speaker in Western Michigan University's 2014-15 Distinguished Speaker Series on Oct. 23.
Dr. Caryl P. Freeman, associate professor emeritus of business information systems, died Sept. 30 at age 86. Services have taken place. Memorials gifts may be made to the Gilmore Keyboard Festival.
Tim Terrentine, president of the Kalamazoo Regional Chamber of Commerce, will speak at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 22, in the Multicultural Center in the Adrian Trimpe Building as part of WMU's Real Talk Diversity Series.
The director of the National Institutes of Health was among the experts who met at the WMU School of Medicine to discuss ways Congress can help eliminate hindrances to medical research and, ultimately, cures.
The first 300 fans will get a free hot breakfast beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, before watching the Bronco men's basketball team scrimmage. Doors will open at 8 a.m., and a free breakfast will be served to the first 300 fans.
Western Michigan University's men's basketball team begins its non-conference schedule with a home exhibition game Tuesday, Nov. 4, against Spring Arbor. The team make its MAC home debut Saturday, Jan. 10.
Six award-winning economists will take a look at the Great Recession in the coming months when they visit campus as part of the Werner Sichel Lecture Series. The series begins Oct. 15 with a presentation by Dr. Laurence Ball.
WMU's next residence hall dining facility will feature nine restaurant-style eateries as well as a convenience store and cafe and be open to all WMU students, employees and visitors.
Entrepreneur, activist, author and public speaker Judy Wicks will be on campus Oct. 16 and 17 to help celebrate National Sustainability Day. Events include a keynote address, luncheon roundtable, student meet and greet and workshop.
For students who have an electric car and are going to college, there are few better places in the United States than Western Michigan University. The University placed fourth on the list.
Progress and outcomes realized in the second year of WMU's three-year strategic plan are detailed in a year-end report. This fall, the University began the final year of the current plan.
Nominations for the fall round of Make a Difference awards are due by Friday, Oct. 31. The campuswide peer-to-peer program recognizes staff for their accomplishments and exceptional service to the University.
Dr. Patrick Brantlinger, the James Rudy Professor Emeritus of English at I-U, will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, in the University Center for the Humanities, 2500 Knauss Hall.
Western Michigan University has been named one of the nation's most Military Friendly Schools for the sixth consecutive time by one of the leading publishers of magazines for veterans and their families.
The owner of a leading West Michigan video and communications company will be the next speaker at the Entrepreneurship Forum speaker series at Western Michigan University's Haworth College of Business.
WMU's new state-of-the-art residence halls will be known as Western Heights, after the student-suggested name won unanimous approval from University trustees.
WMU has introduced a new 30-second promotional television spot that expands on the "Go West" advertising campaign, which will air in all major Michigan markets from October through December and again in 2015.
WMU faculty and staff members who give any amount toward the 2014 campaign this fall will be eligible for weekly drawings to be held each Friday afternoon beginning Oct. 10.