In their first debate of the campaign, Republican Fred Upton, a 13-term incumbent, and Democratic challenger Mike O'Brien will answer questions from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, in 3512 Knauss Hall.
October 2012 WMU News
University Jazz Orchestra will perform with Grammy Award-winning bassist, composer and conductor John Clayton at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.
Ernesta Hinton, a former Western Michigan University staff member, died Sept. 3 at age 96. Guestbook entries can be made by visiting whitleymemorialfuneralhome.com and clicking on Services.
Edwin Ryba, a former WMU staff member, died Sept. 22 at the age of 84. To make a memorial guestbook entry, visit dlmillerfuneralhome.com. Memorial gifts can be directed to Hospice of Southwest Michigan.
Jack S. Wood, professor emeritus and an environmentalist with a strong commitment to public service, died Sept. 18 at age 80. To leave a personal message, visit farleyestesdowdle.com.
Nita H. Hardie, assistant professor emerita of political science and pioneer in the areas of gender and race, died Sept. 23 at age 83. Hardie retired in 1992 after 27 years of service.
WMU will hold information sessions on its Master of Business Administration program from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at regional locations in Battle Creek and Grand Rapids.
The new Sangren Hall welcomed students in fall 2012. The 230,000-square-foot, sustainably designed facility features 50 classrooms with 2,435 instructional seats, an education library, a grants and research center, and office and clinical space for several programs.
The honors college grew by 4,000 square feet, doubled the number of classrooms, remodeled the student lounge and added an outdoor classroom with tiered seating.
Michigan Sports Hall of Fame names WMU Athletic Director Kathy Beauregard the recipient of a prestigious Gerald R. Ford Award for leading Broncos to success on and off the field.
Most roads will be closed for shorter periods than originally announced. Access will be limited to nearly every building on West Campus between 9 and 10:15 a.m.
WMU reminds students, faculty and staff to exercise caution and common sense in their online dealings, and offers tips for avoiding online scams and identity theft.
WMU's independent student radio station, WIDR 89.1 FM, will host a 60th Birthday Dance Party Extravaganza at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at Bell's Eccentric Cafe in downtown Kalamazoo.
Renovations to Lee Honors College building, including an outdoor classroom, were showcased in a recent campus celebration.
Weekly prizes, including tickets to athletic events and Miller Auditorium shows, are available to faculty and staff who donate to the campus United Way campaign.
Drew Everett, an advertising student in the Haworth College of Business, has won one of three 2012-13 scholarships from the Adcraft Club of Detroit's Adcraft Foundation.
Drs. Paul Clements, David Karowe and Ronald Kramer will share their views on climate change as it relates to morality at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, at the University Center for the Humanities.