LZ Granderson's inspirational life story includes how he made it to college — or nearly didn't — before launching a successful journalism career. He says a WMU admissions officer's visit to his home saved his life.
Timothy Light Center for Chinese Studies is accepting applications for a research and creative activities grant to support the study of Greater China. The deadline for submitting proposals is Feb. 13, 2015.
WMU's Real Talk Diversity Series continues with three events that are free and open to the public. Topics include navigating the intersectional identities with success, tribal governance and traditional Native American dance and music.
The Scholar Scare, a 5K race and 1K fun run, is being staged Nov. 1, by the Lee Honors College to raise funds for student scholarships. Register online, and don't be afraid to wear a costume.
CNN contributor, ESPN senior writer and alumnus LZ Granderson returns to campus this week to deliver a lecture in the Community and Communication Distinguished Speaker Series put on by the School of Communication.
Western Michigan University is holding it's 16th annual Homecoming Campus Classic race Saturday, Oct. 25. The annual 1K Fun Run and 5K will kick off the final day of homecoming activities.
Dr. Robert L. Harrison, associate professor of marketing at Western Michigan University, will discuss "Black Friday" shopping at 8 a.m. Friday, Oct. 31, in Room 2150 of Schneider Hall.
The annual Parade of Flags during Homecoming festivities at Western Michigan University on Oct. 25 may see flags from as many as 100 different nations on display.
A public forum on Friday, Oct. 24, will address the importance of working in a team setting in the health professions and will feature high-ranking alumni of the Western Michigan University College of Health and Human Services.
Changes have been made to the WMU Student Code as the result of a resolution agreement reached last year between the University and U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights.
At its Sept. 30 meeting, the WMU Board of Trustees approved the retirements of 15 faculty and staff members and also signed off on one faculty resignation and three faculty leaves.
Scores of exciting activities for thousands of WMU community members, friends and fans are taking place during homecoming week, Monday through Sunday, Oct. 20-26, and Family Weekend, Friday through Sunday, Oct. 24-26.
The aviation program will observe its diamond anniversary during a gala celebration starting at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at the College of Aviation facilities in Battle Creek. The gala is open to the public.
WMU students and employees are invited to participate in a meeting about making the campus easier to navigate. The meeting is set for 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, in Room 204 of the Bernhard Center.
The Greenleaf Trust Trading Room, located in the main corridor of Schneider Hall, will let students experience the excitement of a Wall Street trading floor. A grand opening celebration will be held at 1 p.m. on Oct. 27.
Archie E. Watson, assistant professor emeritus of education and professional development, died Feb. 25 at age 81. Services were held Sept. 28. Memorial gifts may be made to a charity of choice.
WMU's Faculty Senate's Ad Hoc Committee on General Education will host brown-bag lunch discussions on Oct. 29, Nov. 18 and Dec. 3 to provide a forum to explore the possibilities of imagining General Education differently.
Krishna H. Pushkar, joint secretary of the government of Nepal, will speak at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, in Room 1028 of Brown Hall. His presentation will examine "The Modern Kafala Slavery System."
Western Michigan University has been named one of the nation's top 50 most affordable, eco-friendly colleges by Best Choice Schools. Coming in at No. 13, WMU is the top-placing college in Michigan.
Western Michigan University's public radio station WMUK will kick off its annual fall campaign on Saturday, Oct. 18, and hopes to cut on-air pledging in half. The goal of this fall's campaign is $160,000.
The founding director of WMU's Bronson School of Nursing is one of four selected as 2014 Living Legends of Nursing by the American Academy of Nursing. The designation is the highest honor in the academy.
The 13-member Sky Bronco team will compete against top teams from nine other regions at National Intercollegiate Flying Association Safety and Evaluation Conference's 2015 championship competition May 11 to 16.
The Commitment to Diversity award for WMU was announced during the Oct. 3-5 Washington D.C. conference of Minority Access Inc. This is the second consecutive year the University has been honored.
Curtis Curtis-Smith, an internationally known contemporary composer and pianist who taught at Western Michigan University for 43 years, died Oct. 10 at his home in Kalamazoo. He was 73.
7GenAE, the newest private partner in WMU's Business Technology and Research Park, melds a tradition of sustainability and a vision aimed at protecting the future for generations to come.
Alessandro DiNello, president, CEO and director of Flagstar Bank and Flagstar Bancorp, will be the first speaker in Western Michigan University's 2014-15 Distinguished Speaker Series on Oct. 23.
Dr. Caryl P. Freeman, associate professor emeritus of business information systems, died Sept. 30 at age 86. Services have taken place. Memorials gifts may be made to the Gilmore Keyboard Festival.
Tim Terrentine, president of the Kalamazoo Regional Chamber of Commerce, will speak at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 22, in the Multicultural Center in the Adrian Trimpe Building as part of WMU's Real Talk Diversity Series.
The director of the National Institutes of Health was among the experts who met at the WMU School of Medicine to discuss ways Congress can help eliminate hindrances to medical research and, ultimately, cures.
Western Michigan University's men's basketball team begins its non-conference schedule with a home exhibition game Tuesday, Nov. 4, against Spring Arbor. The team make its MAC home debut Saturday, Jan. 10.
Nominations for the fall round of Make a Difference awards are due by Friday, Oct. 31. The campuswide peer-to-peer program recognizes staff for their accomplishments and exceptional service to the University.