The 2012-13 Werner Sichel Lecture Series focuses on the economics of good governance. The first lecture, by Dr. Carolyn J. Heinrich, is Wednesday, Sept. 26, in 2028 Brown Hall.
September 2012 WMU News
Staff members Myra Currie, Christin Fawley-Zehner, Rainer Liebert and Jessica Parker to be presented with 2011-12 Annual Make a Difference Awards during Academic Convocation Friday, Sept. 21.
The Confucius Institute offers low-cost courses on Chinese art, language and culture that are open to the public and discounted for WMU faculty, staff and students. Classes begin the week of Sept. 24.
Allison Downey, associate professor of teaching, learning and educational studies, will perform Thursday, Sept. 20, as part of The Moth's 4th annual Michigan GrandSLAM Championship.
Magician and illusionist Joseph Tran is coming to the Bernhard Center' East Ballroom at 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27. Admission is $1 with a valid student Bronco ID card and $2 without.
The president of an Ethiopian university, a Japanese philosopher and experts on early medieval Chinese history and African economic development will speak in a series of September and October lectures.
Directed by D. Terry Williams, an all-student cast will deliver numerous performances of "The Three Musketeers" through Oct. 21 in Shaw Theatre at the Gilmore Theatre Complex.
Barbara Lieurance will perform a solo piano recital as part of the School of Music’s 2012 Distinguished Alumni Concert Series at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.
The music of retired WMU professor and internationally recognized composer C. Curtis-Smith will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.
Dan Jaqua, owner of Jaqua Realtors, will speak Friday, Sept. 21, at 8 a.m. in Schneider Hall. Jaqua is the first guest of the 2012-13 Keystone Community Bank Breakfast Speaker Series.
Western Student Association offers free legal advice for WMU students on a walk-in basis from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays in the Student Organization Center conference room in the Bernhard Center.
Art instructor Paul Flickinger has created a sculpture that captures the spirit of the Kalamazoo Promise. It will be unveiled at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, in the Trimpe Building's Multicultural Center.
Dr. R. Wayne Fuqua, chair of the Department of Psychology, and Dr. Charlotte Giscombe, director of the TRIO Student Success Program, to receive 2011-12 Distinguished Service Awards.
Dr. Rachel Swearingen, who received a doctorate in creative writing from WMU, is among six women to receive this year's Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award.
First named to the list in 1991, WMU is one of only four Michigan schools to receive top-tier recognition from U.S. News & World Report in 2012. Full results will be published in a print guidebook Sept. 18.
The Western Jazz Quartet, featuring new members Keith Hall, Andrew Rathbun and Jeremy Siskind, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.
Rock the Vote Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the Campus Flagpoles and in front of the Bernhard Center, voter registration and information, plus free food and entertainment.
Bronco women's basketball will play two home exhibition games and 12 other homes games during the 2012-13 season. The first regular-season home game is Saturday, Nov. 10, at University Arena.
Faculty members from any discipline are ecouraged to apply for short-term exchange program at the University of Passau in Germany. The program runs from May 1 through June 30, 2013.
The doctoral program in counseling psychology has been reaccredited for seven years by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association.
Preview this year's Bronco men's basketball team at two preseason exhibition games Thursday, Nov. 1, and Saturday, Nov. 3, at University Arena.
Archer to receive the 2012 Minority Corporate Counsel Association's Lifetime Achievement Award Tuesday, Sept. 11 in New York City. The award recognizes his work advocating for the benefits of diversity.
Drs. Jeffrey Angles, Charles Henderson and Sherine Obare have won Emerging Faculty Scholar awards, which recognize exceptional WMU faculty in the first decade of their professorial careers.
Michiko Yoshimoto, outreach coordinator of the WMU's Soga Japan Center, is offering demonstrations on Japanese culture to area K-12 classrooms, libraries, churches and community centers.
Holly Barra, Jody Ickes, Kerrie Jackson, Bridget Jancarz, Brandan Mitchell, Korrine Wojcik, Dawn Wood and Genanne Zeller pen proposal netting $50,000 toward improving outcomes in infant foster care.
Detroit native and U.S. Poet Laureate Philip Levine will speak at Schneider Hall Friday, Sept. 28, at 8 p.m. A reception and book signing at the Fetzer Center will immediately follow Levine's talk.
College of Aviation to host fly-in breakfast at the W.K. Kellogg Regional Airport campus Saturday, Sept. 15, starting at 8 a.m., to benefit aviation college registered student organizations.
Ravi, accomplished pilot and former guitarist for the band Hanson, will present a guest lecture from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, in 1720 Chemistry Building. The talk is sponsored by the College of Aviation.
Stolen years ago, the victory bell has been recovered and restored by WMU employees, and was unveiled during Saturday's CommUniverCity football game against Eastern Illinois.
Flags on all campuses of WMU will be lowered Monday, Sept. 10, in honor of Army Pfc. Shane Cantu, of Corunna, Mich., who died while serving in Afghanistan.