October 2012 WMU News

October 31, 2012 | WMU News

The annual Health and Wellness Expo, planned for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 7, in the Student Recreation Center's indoor tennis courts, connects people with health resources.

October 31, 2012 | WMU News

Dr. Ann Veeck, professor of marketing, was honored with a 2012 Marketing Managment Association Teaching Innovation Award during this year's Fall Educators' Conference.

October 31, 2012 | WMU News

Julie Jensen, honored by the Kennedy Center and many other organizations for her plays, will read as part of the Frostic Reading Series at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8.

October 30, 2012 | WMU News

Students graduating in December can enjoy a 20 percent discount on graduation regalia and WMU merchandise at the Grad Fair, to be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 13-14, in Textbook Alley.

October 30, 2012 | WMU News

Dr. Joseph B. Walther, Michigan State University professor, will speak on "Social Influence in Social Media" from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, in 1920 Sangren Hall.

October 30, 2012 | WMU News

WMU's 5K Turkey Trot run and walk, the oldest organized race in southwest Michigan, is set for 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17. The non-certified course starts and ends at the Indoor Tennis Courts.

October 30, 2012 | WMU News

Long lines are expected at polling places Election Day, Nov. 6. To help speed the process, there are some things you'll need and need to know before going to the polls.

October 30, 2012 | WMU News

The Office for Sustainability invites campus and community members to attend a Nov. 8 reception to mark the start of operations at its new location at the corner of Howard Street and West Michigan Avenue.

October 29, 2012 | WMU News

A Zumba dance party, 42-foot climbing wall, inflatable obstacle courses and free photo booth are all part of the campus United Way's $5 fundraiser, to be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11.

October 29, 2012 | WMU News

Sindecuse has been reaccredited five consecutive times, again distinguishing itself from many other outpatient facilities by providing top-quality care, as determined by an independent, external evaluation process.

October 29, 2012 | WMU News

University theatre students will deliver several performances of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Ruined," featuring guest director Awoye Timpo, Nov. 8-18 in the Shaw Theatre at the Gilmore Theatre Complex.

October 29, 2012 | WMU News

The University Symphony Orchestra will perform its second concert of the 2012–13 season at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall, featuring the conducting debut of graduate student Jeffrey Spenner.

October 26, 2012 | WMU News

Professor Allison Downey will entertain Michigan Radio listeners with her one-hour special, "The Living Room," airing at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, and again at 3 p.m. Thanksgiving Day.

October 25, 2012 | WMU News

Three finalists in the search to find a new leader for the University's Haenicke Institute for Global Education will visit and speak on campus Nov. 6-15.

October 24, 2012 | WMU News

Dr. Walter L. Burt, associate professor of educational leadership, research and technology, has been appointed interim dean of the College of Education and Human Development.

October 24, 2012 | WMU News

The role technology plays in communication and information sharing will be explored during 10th annual IT Forum at the Fetzer Center Friday, Nov. 2, from 7:15 a.m. to 4:50 p.m.

October 24, 2012 | WMU News

The award-winning play "8" will be the focus of a staged reading at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 2 and 3, in Western Michigan University's York Arena Theatre.

October 24, 2012 | WMU News

The Department of Mathematics will be host of a large, four-day conference that will draw together mathematics educators from across North America Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 1-4.

October 24, 2012 | WMU News

The ensemble, featuring WMU faculty members and graduate students, will give the debut performance of an original work by School of Music Director David Colson Wednesday, Nov. 7.

October 24, 2012 | WMU News

Lee, honorary WMU alumna and longtime supporter of the Lee Honors College, died Tuesday, Oct. 23, at age 92. A funeral service is set for 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 26.

October 24, 2012 | WMU News

Directed by Jay Berkow, an all-student cast will deliver numerous performances of "Spring Awakening" through Nov. 4 in Williams Theatre at the Gilmore Theatre Complex.

October 23, 2012 | WMU News

Doctoral student David Sellers is the second student in University history and the first from the Department of Chemistry to win a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.

October 23, 2012 | WMU News

Pianist Kari Johnson will perform a free concert of electro-acoustic and multimedia compositions at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, in the Dalton Center Lecture Hall.

October 23, 2012 | WMU News

Jeremy Siskind, assistant professor of music, has won the 2012 Nottingham International Jazz Piano Competition. Siskind is the second pianist with WMU ties to win the competition.

October 23, 2012 | WMU News

Diana Hernández has been named Educator of the Year by two prominent statewide Hispanic organizations and the Capital Area César E. Chávez Commission.

October 23, 2012 | WMU News

Paul E. Czuchna, assistant professor emeritus of speech pathology and audiology, died Oct. 12 at age 80. Memories can be shared on mlive.com or via email.

October 23, 2012 | WMU News

Responsive design is revolutionizing the Web, and Western Michigan University is among the first schools in the country to have a system for providing responsive design across its entire website.

October 22, 2012 | WMU News

The choral showcase, which will include performances from University Chorale, Collegiate Singers and Cantus Femina, is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, with a repeat performance at 5 p.m.

October 22, 2012 | WMU News

“Rhetoric & Reality: a Journey from Kalamazoo, Michigan to Dakar, Senegal in Metals and Photography,” will be on display Monday, Oct. 29 through Friday, Nov. 2.

October 22, 2012 | WMU News

Several candidates for local, state and federal public office will appear at a forum from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, in 157 Bernhard Center. Non-partisan voting information will also be available.

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