Four ceremonies, each one geared toward a particular set of graduates, will be held Saturday, April 28, in Miller Auditorium. The times are at 9 a.m., noon, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.
WMU’s Haworth College of Business recognized 25 students as part of the fourth annual Trailblazer Student Recognition program, including senior MacKenzie King, who was named Trailblazer of the Year.
All of the 2,700 4-inch-by-8-inch brick pavers on the Heritage Hall portico have sold out, but 12-inch-by-12-inch spaces are still available.
Helen J. Flaspohler, who for 19 years was instrumental in developing private fundraising efforts for WMU, died April 18 in Kalamazoo. She was 87. A celebration of her life will take place in July of this year.
First lady Sue Snyder has announced that WMU will host Michigan's fourth campus sexual assault summit Sept. 24. During the month of April, take the "MI Pledge" to help end campus sexual assault.
Candidates' public presentations: Dr. Jennifer P. Bott at 10 a.m. Friday, April 20; Dr. Kevin J. Corcoran at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 25; and Dr. Jerold L. Hale at 10 a.m. Friday, April 27.
The six-week low-cost courses begin the week of Monday, May 14, are taught in English and are open to all ages. Registrations are due by Friday, May 11.
At the April 27 event, learn more about WMU's investment in trees, and help plant a conifer honoring the University's new president and first lady.
Students living in a traditional residence hall and selecting a 15-meal plan option will see an increase of $288 for the full academic year. More information can be found at wmich.edu/housing/info/rates.
Highlights of the May events include meditation classes, Middle Eastern drumming, art exhibits, family concerts and a performance by the Spanish Harlem Orchestra.
Spanish major Desi Taylor took first place for her pitch about a company that puts a creative spin on traditional travel with trips that are 100 percent customized for the client.
To accommodate students as they study for their final exams, Waldo Library will be open 24 hours a day beginning at 10 a.m. Sunday, April 22, through midnight Thursday, April 26. The VR Lab also will extend its hours.
Emily Stewart, a WMU junior majoring in social work, has qualified to compete in May at the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association's national championships.
WMU will add seven new degree and certificate programs in a range of disciplines for students studying at its Punta Gorda, Florida, regional location.
Keynote speakers include Dr. Jennifer Mindell, University College in London, and Eric J. Schneidewind, president of the American Association of Retired Persons, who will both speak on "Assessing and Valuing the Barrier Effect of Busy Roads."
Jim Ritsema, Kalamazoo city manager, will talk about "Kalamazoo's Foundation for Excellence" at 8 a.m. Friday, April 27, in 2150 Schneider Hall. Reservations are required for the free event, which begins with breakfast at 7:30 a.m.