WMU News

Sustainability, Tracking, Assessment and Rating System logo.
July 23, 2014 | WMU News

The University's first submission to the Sustainability, Tracking, Assessment and Rating System—known as STARS—resulted in a gold rating, a designation only achieved by 20 percent of participating institutions.

Photo of the Sunseeker solar race car.
July 29, 2014 | WMU News

The 14-member WMU team qualified its car by passing the requirements of scrutineering, then completed the 1,700-mile cross-country race that began in Austin, Texas, last week.

Photo of a WMU flag.
July 24, 2014 | WMU News

The summit is set for 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Aug. 7, and will include reviews of various student employment policies and procedures at WMU. Registrations are due by Monday, Aug. 4.

Photo of a WMU seal.
July 24, 2014 | WMU News

Acting at its July 23 meeting, the WMU Board of Trustees approved the retirements of two faculty members and six staff members. The board also signed off on several other personnel items.

Photo of a WMU seal.
July 23, 2014 | WMU News

The board authorized WMU's administration to negotiate and execute an extension to an existing set of development agreements covering a four-block parcel of land it owns in downtown Kalamazoo.

Photo of a WMU sign.
July 23, 2014 | WMU News

WMU's Board of Trustees set room rates for WMU's new residence halls at their July 23 meeting. Double room rates for the halls in the Center Residential Neighborhood will be set at $5,599 for the academic year.

Photo of WMU's Sangren Hall.
July 23, 2014 | WMU News

LEED—Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design—certification accredits buildings that meet rigorous standards for sustainability, water and energy efficiency, resource selection and environmental quality.

Golf ball and tee.
July 22, 2014 | WMU News

Registrations are being accepted until noon Friday, Aug. 1, for the biennial WMU Community Golf Outing set for 2:15 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, at the Eastern Hills Golf Club.

WMU's Sunseeker solar race car
July 21, 2014 | WMU News

WMU's Sunseeker solar racing team finished the Formula Sun Grand Prix Powered by Austin Energy tied for third. The team is now racing from Austin, Texas, to Minneapolis in the American Solar Challenge.

Lynn Kelly-Albertson
July 21, 2014 | WMU News

Lynn Kelly-Albertson, executive director of professional and career development, has been elected vice president-higher education for the Michigan Career Educator and Employer Alliance.

Map of Africa
July 21, 2014 | WMU News

Attendees from around the world will be on campus Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 14-16, for WMU's International Conference on African Development in Brown Hall. The event is open to the public free of charge.

July 21, 2014 | WMU News

Sophomore Ysaura Ramirez Pena and senior Marilyn Bean will use the Gilman scholarships to study foreign languages overseas during the 2014-15 academic year.

Lori Sowle, Ken Jones, David Shackelford and Hanna Downs.
July 18, 2014 | WMU News

Students, alumni and a faculty advisor from WMU's integrated supply management program are working with city officials to identify operational efficiencies and devise lean systems to improve the city's bottom line.

Photo of a WMU sign.
July 7, 2014 | WMU News

Four brown-bag lunch events are scheduled during July and August to offer support and information about the 2014-15 Academic Program Review and Planning process.

Photo of a fence and construction sign.
June 30, 2014 | WMU News

City work along West Michigan Avenue July 6-19 will result in a detour, and ongoing reconstruction around the U.S. 131 and Stadium Drive interchange could cause lengthy traffic backups.

Photo of a volunteer assembling a welcome pack for Seita students.
June 26, 2014 | WMU News

The Seita Scholars program is collecting new items for student welcome packs Monday, July 7, through Friday, Aug. 8, and is in need of essential living and personal health care products.

Photo of a Bronco Bash attendee.
June 17, 2014 | WMU News

The 34th annual Bronco Bash is set for 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, on the pedestrian mall in front of Sangren Hall. Applications are now being accepted for vendor booths and entertainment.