September 2012 WMU News

WMU to recognize top four staff members for 2011-12

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.

Magician Joseph Tran coming to Bernhard Center

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.

Four fall lectures to address international topics

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.

Sculpture celebrating Kalamazoo Promise to be unveiled

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.

Two honored with Distinguished Service Award

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.

Women's basketball 2012-13 schedule set

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.

CECP program reaccredited

The doctoral program in counseling psychology has been reaccredited for seven years by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association.

Men's basketball schedule announced

Preview this year's Bronco men's basketball team at two preseason exhibition games Thursday, Nov. 1, and Saturday, Nov. 3, at University Arena.

Three professors lauded as emerging scholars

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.

WMU graduate students author infant foster care grant

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.

Guitarist turned aviation activist to address WMU students

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.