Several public events and activities honoring the life and legacy of Dr. King are scheduled throughout the weekend and Monday. A schedule of events can be found at wmich.edu/mlk.
WMU Catering will showcase its new menu during an open house from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, in the Bernhard Center's updated East Ballroom.
Former Bronco standout Tim Lester has been named WMU's head football coach. Lester began his coaching career in 2003 and most recently was the quarterbacks coach at Purdue.
John F. Walker, a former industrial design teacher, died Dec. 27 at age 76. Survivors include his wife, Gay, emerita in interdisciplinary health programs. A memorial service is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 15.
Seven graduate social work students who examined the practical therapeutic applications of mindfulness had their paper published in one of the discipline's most prestigious journals.
The $100,000 grant will allow the Humanities for Everybody program to expand and create a bridge-year program for first-generation college students transitioning to higher education.
Lectures on racial equity and justice at noon Wednesdays in the Lee Honors College. Sybrina Fulton, activist and mother of Trayvon Martin, to speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, at Chenery Auditorium.
Amy Kuchta, chief executive officer of Big Brothers Big Sisters, will talk about "Helping Local Children Change Their Lives for the Better, Forever" at 8 a.m. Friday, Jan. 27, in 2150 Schneider Hall.
WMU's Center for the Study of Ethics in Society is sponsoring four book clubs during spring semester to spark ethics discussions. They start Friday, Jan. 13, with "The Autobiography of Malcolm X" as told to Alex Haley.
Learn about new offerings of WMU's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute during its annual January Thaw reception from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts.
The nonprofit, independent literary publication Fifth Wednesday Journal and the University Center for the Humanities at WMU are teaming up to present a reading Jan. 26 featuring professors, students and graduates.
Dr. Kamlesh Sharma, assistant professor emerita of biological sciences, died Dec. 21 at age 78. A memorial service will be held in the spring.
Bill Hatfield and 1947 and 1948 Sky Broncos flight teams inducted into WMU College of Aviation Hall of Honor. Gregory Lyman and Randall Rochon honored for efforts to diversify the aviation industry.
Opportunities for global engagement in January include winter outings, exploring study abroad through short-term faculty-led programs, and the grand opening of the Global Lounge in the Bernhard Center.
Junior Dan King of Bloomingdale is the first WMU student to receive Kalamazoo Beer Exchange's Beer Week scholarship. He is pursuing a bachelor's degree through the joint WMU-KVCC sustainable brewing program.