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.
WMU alumnus Dr. Marc Humphrey works as a team leader for the world's "Atoms for Peace" agency, helping to monitor nations' nuclear programs. He says he wouldn't be where he is today without having had Western.
WMU will host hundreds of scholars from around the state during this year's meeting of the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts and Letters Friday, March 10, in Sangren Hall.
WMU's Presidential Search Advisory Committee and the search firm it is working with are in the recruitment stage, building a pool of candidates and preparing for March interviews.
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.
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.
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.
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.