WMU's integrated supply management program was recently named second in the nation by Software Advice for its emphasis on teaching technology, software and quantitative tools in an undergraduate program.
Dr. Kathryn Dominguez, a professor of public policy and economics at the University of Michigan, will speak at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, in 2028 Brown Hall as part of the 2014-15 Sichel Lecture Series.
Soraya Chemaly will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, in 2000 Schneider Hall as part of the new "Raise Your Voice" speaker series sponsored by the Lee Honors College.
For two days this week and next—Feb. 24-25 and March 3-4—two Aon Hewitt representatives are joining Human Resources personnel to meet with individual unit leaders from across the campus.
Lee enjoyed a strong relationship with the University, serving on the board of the WMU Foundation and actively supporting a number of initiatives. A memorial service is planned for March 14.
WMU's Food Marketing Conference will celebrate its 50th anniversary March 16 and 17 with one of the best programs in its long history. Online registration is open.
Dr. Paul L. Gaston III, an international speaker on higher education reform, public policy and the humanities will be at WMU Thursday, March 19, to discuss the reform movement in higher education.
Hill will speak Monday, April 13 as part of the new "Raise Your Voice" speaker series. She was originally set to speak at an event on Feb. 3, which was postponed due to weather.
WMU has kicked off the 2015 RecycleMania tournament, a competition that builds school spirit and encourages waste reduction and recycling on campuses nationwide.
Nominations will be accepted through March 16 for the first Sustainability Champion Awards. Students, faculty and staff may be nominated. Honorees will be announced April 16.
With the signing of the agreement with Bay deNoc Community College, WMU became only the second school in the state to have reverse transfer agreements with all 28 community colleges in Michigan.
Students can offer feedback to help shape future campus sustainability-related projects by taking the Student Sustainability Survey by March 8. Results will be presented in April.
Aspiring student entrepreneurs from across campus are invited to present their business pitches for cash prizes totaling $4,000 at the third annual Pitch Competition March 27 and 28.
Spring 2015 Sustainability Grant applications are due Thursday, March 5. The grants support student research, activities and sustainability initiatives. Applications can be downloaded online.
The contributions of part-time faculty members will be honored as WMU holds its first Part-time Instructors Appreciation Week Monday through Friday, Feb. 23-27.
WMU's Office of Facilities Management has completed a yearlong effort to become certified for its commercial and institutional cleaning services, becoming the first higher education institution in the Midwest to do so.
The WMU Alumni Association Board of Directors is seeking nominations for the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Awards. The deadline for nominations is Sunday, March 1, and they can be made online.
Dr. H. Nicholas Hamner, a professor emeritus of history whose career at WMU spanned 36 years, died Feb. 15. He was 92. A memorial service is set for 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, in the Kiva Auditorium at Friendship Village.
Jeana Koerber will discuss "Enabling Children to Reach Their Full Potential Through Evidence-based Practice" at 8 a.m. Friday, Feb. 27, in 2150 Schneider Hall.
The School of Music will present a tribute concert in memory of Curtis Curtis-Smith, professor of music, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.
"Islam 101: Creating an Inclusive Campus Environment" is the topic of a speech from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, in the Trimpe Building's Multicultural Center.
WMU students seeking a low-cost, meaningful spring break experience are encouraged to participate in Spring Staycation, to be held March 9-13, in Kalamazoo.
Matching funds are available to help small businesses in West Michigan hire WMU student interns to work on STEM or STEM-related projects. Applications for this summer are due Monday, March 2.
Nominations for the spring round of Make a Difference awards are due Saturday, Feb. 28. The campuswide peer-to-peer program recognizes staff for their accomplishments and exceptional service to the University.
Student Employee Appreciation Week is Feb. 23-27. Nominations are due Feb. 13 for the Supervisor of the Year and Belleville Student Employee of the Year awards.
Ellen Page-Robin, professor emerita of community health services, died Jan. 3 in Kalamazoo. She was 82. A memorial service will be held on March 21 in the Kiva Room at Friendship Village, 1400 N. Drake, Kalamazoo.
Former tobacco company researcher and whistleblower Jeffrey Wigand will speak Tuesday, April 7, five days after the film about him, "The Insider," is screened.
Many events are planned at WMU and around the Kalamazoo community in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, including a convocation, march, day of service, educational programs and presentations.