May 2012 WMU News

May 31, 2012 | WMU News

Dr. Sue Ellen Christian, associate professor of communication, offers a fresh take on unbiased reporting in her book "Overcoming Bias: A Journalist's Guide to Culture and Context."

May 31, 2012 | WMU News

Six staff members received 2011-12 awards from the Administrative Professional Association and Professional Support Staff Organization during the annual APA-PSSO Awards and Spring Luncheon.

May 30, 2012 | WMU News

Mixer on the Mall in downtown Kalamazoo runs Wednesdays from June 13 to Aug. 22 and features unique, up-and-coming musicians along with beverages and the opportunity to network and meet new people.

May 30, 2012 | WMU News

Ground will be broken later this summer for a new facility that will be located near the intersection of Howard Street and Oakland Drive on the grounds of what was once the Kalamazoo Psychiatric Hospital.

May 29, 2012 | WMU News

Live music, food and activities celebrating diversity are highlights of Kalamazoo Pride 2012 from 2 to 11 p.m. Saturday, June 9, at Arcadia Creek Festival Place downtown.

May 29, 2012 | WMU News

Paula M. Davis was named editor of WMU Magazine, effective May 21, and Christopher A. Hunt has been named marketing communication manager, effective June 4.

May 25, 2012 | WMU News

Long-standing tradition Concerts in the Park features free performances by musicians from Kalamazoo and the surrounding area Sundays at 4 p.m. in Bronson Park downtown.

May 25, 2012 | WMU News

Jennifer Hsu has been appointed coordinator for Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay and Transgender Student Services in WMU's Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

May 25, 2012 | WMU News

WMU's Faculty Senate has elected its 2012-14 Executive Board. Drs. William G. Rantz and C. Dennis Simpson have been chosen to serve as president and vice president, respectively.

May 24, 2012 | WMU News

Giving members of the campus community the confidence to step forward and help when they see bad behavior is the goal of a new Bystander Initiative dubbed Western Heroes.

May 24, 2012 | WMU News

Campuswide common read program for all students and employees starts this summer and features the award-winning "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," by Rebecca Skloot.

May 24, 2012 | WMU News

Former Fairborn, Ohio, city councilman Frank Cervone recently presented a check to a WMU research team that has spent the past decade focusing its efforts on finding a cure for multiple system atrophy.

May 24, 2012 | WMU News

In honor of U.S. Memorial Day, there will be no classes Monday, May 28, and except for essential and emergency services, WMU offices will be closed.

May 23, 2012 | WMU News

Kuanchin Chen, William Cobern, Richard Gershon and Albert LaVergne have received prestigious Fulbright Program awards to work overseas during part of the 2011-12 academic year.

May 23, 2012 | WMU News

U.S. News & World Report's recently published rankings of graduate programs puts six of WMU's health and human services programs among the best in the nation.

May 22, 2012 | WMU News

Kalamazoo Island Festival will feature three days and nights of reggae music Thursday through Saturday, June 14-16, at the downtown Arcadia Creek Festival Place.

May 22, 2012 | WMU News

Former assistant director promoted, has responsibility for content on the University's website, mass email, social media and other forms of electronic communication.

May 21, 2012 | WMU News

WMU's 13-member precision flight team, the Sky Broncos, took fourth place in this year's National Intercollegiate Flying Association's championship competition.

May 21, 2012 | WMU News

WMU graduate student Katherine Binder hopes to encourage recycling on campus by streamlining the process with a new placement and design of collection bins.

May 21, 2012 | WMU News

Lt. Justin Soeder of Sterling Heights, Mich., was recognized by the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association with the Major Gen. Robert E. Sadler USAF Award.

May 21, 2012 | WMU News

Dr. James Lewis, associate professor of human performance and health education, has received a President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition Community Leadership Award.

May 18, 2012 | WMU News

Street closures will re-route traffic from Waldo Stadium through downtown Kalamazoo between 6:30 and 8 p.m. Thursday, May 24, for the Girls on the Run 5K.

May 18, 2012 | WMU News

More than 8,000 people, including beginning students and their families as well as transfer students, will be attending orientation sessions that begin June 4 and run through June 29.

May 17, 2012 | WMU News

Available now, season subscriptions are the best way to receive discounted tickets and priority seating for "West Side Story," "Les Misérables," "Hair," "Wicked" and other hit shows.

May 16, 2012 | WMU News

Services are Friday, May 18, for Ida Mae Cutshaw, retired WMU finance clerk. Cutshaw died May 10 at age 75.

May 16, 2012 | WMU News

Students enrolled in the College of Health and Human Services soon will have hands-on educational opportunities galore, thanks to Kalamazoo's new Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly.

May 16, 2012 | WMU News

Kalamazoo's Axonia Medical is doing early-stage work on a revolutionary approach to treat and restore function to those who have suffered major damage to their peripheral or central nervous systems.

May 16, 2012 | WMU News

Dr. Robert DeWit will speak at 8 a.m. Friday, May 25, in the Dean’s Conference Room of Schneider Hall on "Southwest Michigan Innovation Center: Cultivating Innovation."

May 16, 2012 | WMU News

DownBeat magazine has recognized internationally known director, performer and music professor Dr. Stephen Zegree as an outstanding educator by inducting him into its Jazz Education Hall of Fame.

May 16, 2012 | WMU News

High school and middle school students will learn about aerospace and aviation careers during Project Aerospace Expo Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at the College of Aviation.

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