WMU News

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July 14, 2015 | WMU News

Ten high-achieving high school students have won inaugural Foundation Scholarships to begin their studies at WMU this fall. This year's Foundation Scholars have an average grade point of 3.99.

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July 27, 2015 | WMU News

The University's Web presence will take on a new look and enhanced usability with a redesign on wmich.edu set to go live July 28. Visitors will notice both aesthetic and navigational changes.

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July 24, 2015 | WMU News

Joseph J. Eisenbach, WMU professor emeritus of special education, died June 25,n Kalamazoo. He was 92. A private service will be held at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Battle Creek.

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July 23, 2015 | WMU News

John W. Racine, a nearly 30-year employee of WMU and IT lab manager, died suddenly July 21. Visitation is set for 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 24, with a service at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 25.

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July 23, 2015 | WMU News

Lynsey DeGraaf, an integrated supply management major from Parchment, is one of only four students statewide to receive the prestigious $5,000 Transportation Club of Detroit scholarship for 2015.

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July 22, 2015 | WMU News

Four WMU graduates have been selected to serve among the inaugural team of AdviseMI College Advisers throughout the state of Michigan in a program established by the Michigan College Access Network.

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July 22, 2015 | WMU News

A family event centered around the release of a never-before-available Dr. Seuss children's, titled "What Pet Should I Get?," is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 1.

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July 19, 2015 | WMU News

The internationally known leading expert on Pakistan died July 17 in Kalamazoo. Ziring was also one of the world's leading authorities on South Asia geopolitics, U.S. foreign policy for that region and NATO.

July 16, 2015 | WMU News

Dr. Edwin Martini, professor of history and an experienced administrator, has been appointed associate dean of WMU's Extended University Programs. The appointment was effective July 1.

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July 16, 2015 | WMU News

WMU's College of Health and Human Services has named a veteran nursing professor, Dr. Mary D. Lagerwey, as nursing school director and longtime chair Dr. Ann Tyler as associate dean.

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July 14, 2015 | WMU News

The contract was ratified by the union membership during a June 17 vote that won a 93 percent majority approval. The new contract will run through Aug. 21, 2018.

Photo of scholarship winners with Dr. Karen Lancendorfer.
July 14, 2015 | WMU News

Advertising and promotion students Sydney Lammers and Amy Morales are among four students statewide to win Adcraft Club Foundation scholarships. Each received a $2,500 gift.

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July 14, 2015 | WMU News

Acting at its July 8 meeting, WMU's Board of Trustees gave its seal of approval to a resolution authorizing the WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine to acquire the physical assets of the Southwest Michigan Innovation Center.

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July 9, 2015 | WMU News

The early registration deadline for booth space is 5 p.m. Friday, July. 31, for Bronco Bash, set for 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, on the Sangren Pedestrian Mall.

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July 9, 2015 | WMU News

The Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment and Violence, Intimate Partner Violence, and Stalking Policy and Procedures were first rolled out and implemented as an interim policy in January.

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July 9, 2015 | WMU News

WMU Board of Trustees signed off on a recommendation to allow the College of Aviation to become part of a nine-state tuition reciprocity program, making enrollment in the college more accessible to nonresident students.

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July 8, 2015 | WMU News

The home of the WMU Alumni Center on Prospect Hill is slated to open during WMU's Oct. 23-25 Homecoming celebration. The site, formerly known as East Hall, has been under renovation since mid-2014.

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July 8, 2015 | WMU News

Work on the building that now houses the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences began during Floyd's presidency. The engineering building opened for classes in September 2003.

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July 2, 2015 | WMU News

The University is seeking donations of basic household items for more than 40 incoming students who have aged out of the foster-care system. A drop-off station will be set up in Harrison Hall on scheduled dates.