The $15,000 prize was awarded by an international panel of judges for the design of the The Local Loop Farm. The team was challenged to work collaboratively across disciplinary boundaries to create a circular economy.
Dr. Richard E. Munsterman, former chair and professor emeritus of industrial and manufacturing engineering, died Feb. 4 at age 79. Memorial guestbook entries can be made online.
Russell J. Grandstaff, professor emeritus of theatre, died Dec. 20, 2014, at age 86. Grandstaff joined the WMU faculty in 1965 and retired in 1991 after 26 years of service to the University.
The $416,816 grant from the National Institutes of Health will further Dr. James Springstead's research into understanding the underlying biological mechanisms that lead to heart disease.
At its Jan. 22 meeting, the WMU Board of Trustees signed off one faculty and 12 staff member retirements. The board also approved one resignation as well as two sabbatical leaves.
Albert E. Castel III, professor emeritus of history, died Nov. 14, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio at age 86. Services and interment have occurred. Memorial guestbook entries can be made online.
Scholarship opportunities have increased for undergraduate and graduate students without advanced foreign language proficiency to study language and culture abroad.
The march will start at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 2, in Bronson Park and end at 10:45 a.m. on campus at Miller Auditorium. There also will be an opening ceremony at 9:15 and an after-march program from 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Christy Malone will speak at 8 a.m. Friday, April 10, in 2150 Schneider Hall as part of the Haworth College of Business Entrepreneurship Forum. The event is free and open to the public; reservations are required.
Dr. Arthur Kleinman, Harvard University professor of medical anthropology in global health and social medicine and professor of psychiatry, will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 2, in Shaw Theatre.
Registration is open for several noncredit courses being offered to the public in Kalamazoo and in Grand Rapids or online. They include business courses and GRE- and LSAT-prep courses.
A presentation Monday, March 30, by James Forman Jr. from the Yale Law School will kick off a new series of community forums called "Unequal Justice: Race, Class and the Criminal Justice System."
A five-year-old effort to track the postgraduate activities of WMU alumni has revealed a 90.1 percent rate of active engagement after graduation, with 80.1 percent employed in jobs related to their discipline.
Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, an African-American and Iranian artist and freelance illustrator originally from Oklahoma, will speak at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 2, in 1004 Richmond Center for Visual Arts.
The documentary, produced and directed by Dr. Jennifer Machiorlatti and first in a three-part series, will have its local debut at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, in 1025 Brown Hall.
Drs. Julie Apker and Christine Browning have been named Graduate College Faculty Fellows for 2015. Fellows make significant contributions to WMU's graduate education while developing as campus leaders.
Dr. C. James Hueng and Dr. Xiaojun Wang are the recipients of the fourth annual Timothy Light Center for Chinese Studies Research grant. Each awardee will receive $3,000 to support a research project and publication.
Dr. Simon Forde, who most recently served as the head of acquisitions at Amsterdam University Press and publisher of the press' European History list, has taken the helm of the Medieval Institute's publishing arm.
The national Arbor Day Foundation has again recertified WMU as a Tree Campus in recognition of the University's outreach efforts and effective management of its campus trees.
This year's prom will be held Thursday, April 2, in the Bernhard Center East Ballroom. Pre-entertainment begins at 5 p.m., and the dance runs from 7 to 10 p.m. Reservations are not required.
A blood drive is scheduled for noon to 8 p.m., Thursday, April 2, at the Student Recreation Center. The challenge, which pits WMU against CMU, runs through Friday, April 3.
The team bested the University of Michigan to win the first regional title in its 22-year history. Eight riders will move on to the zone championship March 28 at Morehead State University.
The Mid-year Report, posted online for the third year of the WMU Strategic Plan, finds that the University has embraced strategic planning and is becoming more mature in integrating it into the institutional culture.
Two teams of students enrolled in WMU's integrated supply management program finished second and sixth overall in a field of 25 at the 2015 APICS Great Lakes District case competition Feb. 20-21.
The conference, which will include multiple breakout sessions on topics of student learning outcomes assessment, is set for 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 3.
The awards from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters were presented in Lansing March 11. Programs honored included "WestSouthwest" and "Let's Hear It."
Camps for sports, music, creative writing, archeology, aviation and for gifted students are being offering this summer on WMU's campus. Registration is now open.
Hill will speak Monday, April 13 as part of the new "Raise Your Voice" speaker series. She was originally set to speak at an event on Feb. 3, which was postponed due to weather.
Former tobacco company researcher and whistleblower Jeffrey Wigand will speak Tuesday, April 7, five days after the film about him, "The Insider," is screened.