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.
The guest speaker for the April 21 event is WMU alumna Dr. Judi Brown Clarke, an Olympic silver medalist in the 400-metre hurdles and a two-time Pan American Games champion.
The WMU Board of Trustees will consider 2018-19 room and board rates for campus residence halls as well as capital outlay priorities for the next five years when it meets in formal session Wednesday, April 18.
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.
Doreen Gildroy and James Janko will be featured at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 19, in 2452 Knauss Hall. WMU graduate student authors will read from their works in the University's M.F.A./Ph.D. Festival at 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 21-22, in 157-159 Bernhard Center.
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."
Laura Cornish, Katie DeCamp, Brenda Hamlyn, Bette Ludwig, Jeff Stone and Janice VandeVusse will be recognized during a reception at 2 p.m. Monday, April 16, in 157 Bernhard Center.
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.
WMU and Kalamazoo will offer numerous global engagement opportunities in April. Highlights include art exhibits, CELCIS conversation circles, jewelry making, family concerts and a choreography showcase.
The free and open celebration recognizes LBGTQ students' contributions to the University and acknowledges their achievements throughout their collegiate experience.
The campus community is invited to bring professional or personal documents and media to be properly destroyed and recycled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, April 20, in Lot 41 near Sangren Hall.
Aviation Outlook Day April 6 and the Education Career Fair April 18 are public events while Suit Up March 25 and the Educational Initiative Event April 5 are open to selected students.
Dr. Diane Ravitch, author and renowned research professor of education at NYU, will speak on "Education Reform and the Promise of Education." This event has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, in 2000 Schneider Hall.