WMU students and employees are encouraged to become Western Heroes by learning how to safely intervene when they see potentially harmful behavior, lessening the "bystander effect."
October 2012 WMU News
Students will be handing out candy in their decorated residence hall from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28. The event, hosted by Eicher/LeFevre Hall, is open to children in grades K-8.
WMU's precision flight team took third place in the National Intercollegiate Flying Association Region III competition, qualifying the team for next spring's national competition.
Dr. Janice M. Brown, executive director of the Kalamazoo Promise, will give a talk as part of the Keystone Community Bank Breakfast Speaker Series at 8 a.m. Friday, Oct. 26.
Buster's Family Weekend Adventure, set for Oct. 26-28, is a fun way for parents and family members of students to experience what college life is like at WMU.
On-campus open houses for high school students and their families are scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 26, Nov. 9 and Nov. 30 in the Bernhard Center.
Dr. Mark Embree, professor of computational applied mathematics at Rice, will speak at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, in 1110 Rood Hall. The talk is free and open to the public.
The speaker series, sponsored by the University Center for the Humanities, will bring several speakers to campus to discuss the 2012-13 theme of "Power and Publics."
The Euclid Quartet will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. A 7 p.m. discussion hosted by Dr. Dan Jacobson, WMU professor of music, will precede the concert.
Chris Wallace will open the show for Grammer at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, in the Bernhard Center Ballroom. Admission is $1 with a valid student Bronco Card and $2 without.
WMU partners with Open Doors Kalamazoo and the Kalamazoo Neighborhood Housing Services to provide non-credit history, literature, philosophy and writing courses free of charge to area residents.
Applications will be accepted through 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, for sponsored programs and activities for the 2013 campus celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Free tickets are available to hear Olympic runner and World War II hero Louis Zamperini speak at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, in the Bernhard Center's North Ballroom.
The film "Mooz-lum" will be shown at the Little Theatre at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23. A Skype discussion with the film's director, Qasim "Q" Basir, will follow the film screening.
Kirk D. Arnold, a staff member in building custodial and support services, died Wednesday, Oct. 3, at age 58. A private memorial service is planned at a later date; memorial guestbook entries may be made online.
The University Symphonic Band will perform a free concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, in Miller Auditorium. The band will perform a work by Christopher Biggs, WMU assistant professor of digital composition.
Sections of WMU's cable television system, EduCable, will be interrupted for varying periods of time between Oct. 15 and Nov. 15 due to the demolition of the old Sangren Hall.
WMU students can get a little extra help with their research papers and projects during the Halloween-themed "Night of the Research Paper" from 4 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, at Waldo Library.
National Campus Sustainability Day is Wednesday, Oct. 24. Events at WMU include a student luncheon, campus sustainability tour, project showcase and keynote address by the Planetwalker.
Nominations for the fall round of Western Michigan University's semiannual Make a Difference awards are due by Wednesday, Oct. 31. Nomination instructions and forms are available online.
Deborah Jack, an artist whose work is based in video and sound installation, photography, painting and text, shows her exhibit "Shore" in the Monroe-Brown Gallery through Nov. 9.
"Safety not Guaranteed," a comedy about a mysterious classified ad that claims the ability to travel through time, will be screened at the Little Theatre Friday through Sunday, Oct. 19-21.
A campus memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, for Dr. Van Cooley, interim dean of the College of Education and Human Development, who died July 31.
A TRiO Student Success Program duo meets the challenge to maintain a 4.0 GPA and earns lunch with President John M. Dunn along with kudos from state Sen. Debbie Stabenow.
Dr. Hal B. Jenson, founding dean of the new WMU School of Medicine, announced that preliminary accreditation has been granted, allowing for recruitment to begin for the school's first class.
Based on the individual performances of cadets, the WMU ROTC topped other Michigan programs at a 29-day leadership training course held in Washington.
The food drive, benefitting the Loaves and Fishes food pantry, runs through Nov. 4. Donations are welcome at the box office or at performances of "The Three Musketeers" or "Spring Awakening."
Wayne Muller, bestselling author and inspirational speaker, will be on hand for the celebration of the Integrative Holistic Health and Wellness program's 30th anniversary Saturday, Oct. 20.
MarAa Isabel Berbes Ribeaux, researcher of popular religion at the Casa del Caribe in Santiago de Cuba, will deliver a lecture in Spanish at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19.
Jen Randall, co-founder of the Kalamazoo-based from Maestro, will kick off the first session of the new Entrepreneurship Forum at the Haworth College of Business Friday, Oct. 19.