University Theatre presents several performances of the Tony-nominated musical 'Caroline or Change' Jan. 24 through Feb. 10 in York Arena Theatre at the Gilmore Theatre Complex.
December 2012 WMU News
Robert Whaley, professor emeritus of music, will return to campus for a free tuba recital at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.
Staff member Helen Beck and faculty members Robert Wall Emerson, Jim Henry and Linda Reeser were honored with awards from the College of Health and Human Services.
Three integrated supply management majors recently received scholarships and recognition at the 13th annual Institute for Supply Management Services Conference.
Traci D. Brimhall, a doctoral student in WMU's creative writing poetry program, has been awarded a 2013 National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship.
A wide range of weekly talks and discussions focused on climate change will be taking place Jan. 9 through April 17 as part of the Lee Honors College's Lyceum Lecture Series.
Bridget Lorenz Lemberg, founder and lab director of Forensic Fluids Laboratories, will speak at 8 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11, in 2150 Schneider Hall, as part of the first Entrepreneurship Forum of 2013.
The temporary One Stop Convenience Center will open on the second floor of the Bernhard Center Jan. 4-9, offering an assortment of campus services in one location. The center will close over the weekend, Jan. 5-6.
Bob Hercules' film, "Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance," chronicles the Joffrey Ballet's 56-year history and the company's rise to prominence in the world of dance.
Dr. Don W. Nantz, a retired administrator and faculty member in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, died Tuesday, Dec. 18 at age 92. Visit avinkcremation.com to make a memorial guestbook entry.
Jen Hsu, coordinator of Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay and Transgender Student Services, has received the 2012 Kuseske Education Award from the Kalamazoo Gay Lesbian Resource Center.
Four cultural anthropology students placed in the top five percent in a contest focused on writing opinion-editorial pieces, receiving awards from the Center for a Public Anthropology.
"Terrorism, Ticking Time Bombs and Torture" a new book by Dr. Fritz Allhoff, associate professor of philosophy, has been published by The University of Chicago Press.
P.J. Fleck, receivers coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, was introduced as the 15th head coach of WMU's football program during a news conference Tuesday, Dec. 18.
Geraldine J. Bowen, a former WMU staff member, died Wednesday, Dec. 5, at age 94. Bowen retired from the University in 1982 after nearly 10 years of service.
WMU alumna and South Korean native Inja Cho's artwork is on display through Friday, Dec. 21, in the second floor gallery of the College of Health and Human Services building.
Residence hall sign-up for fall 2013 begins at noon Friday, Jan. 18, for students wanting to live in the same room as last year, Jan. 25 for students choosing a different room in the same hall and Feb. 1 for students moving to a new hall.
Junne G. Martin, a former staff member, died Tuesday, June 26, at age 86. Memorial guestbook entries may still be made by visiting staufferfuneralhome.com.
The University makes a major effort to clear the main campus of snow and ice before most people arrive each day and to accommodate members of the campus community who have special mobility needs.
Three suspects have been arrested and charged with armed robbery in connection with two robberies that took place on campus late Dec. 6, as well as a third robbery just west of campus the same evening.
In its 2011-12 season, Bronco softball boasted the most National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-America Scholar Athletes in a single year in program history with eight honorees.
Former Detroit Tiger and 1984 World Series champion Dan Petry will be the keynote speaker for the third annual Bronco Baseball Leadoff Dinner, to be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17.
There is still time for students, employees and retirees to get a flu shot at Sindecuse. Individuals considered at risk for complications are urged to get vaccinated, or to seek medical treatment if experiencing symptoms.
Registration is open for a new faculty learning community, "Sustainability Across Research and Teaching," which will begin in January and run through April 2014.
Except for essential and emergency services, Western Michigan University will be closed beginning Saturday, Dec. 22, and will reopen Wednesday, Jan. 2. Residence halls reopen Saturday, Jan. 5, and classes resume Monday, Jan. 7.
University officials have decided to focus all preservation efforts on renovating WMU's birthplace, East Hall, transforming the original 34,000 square feet of the building into an alumni center.
Keith Roberts, a former Western Michigan University custodian for 29 years, died Nov. 29. He was 77. Memorial gifts may be made to the Duane Roberts Scholarship fund.
At its Dec. 5 meeting, the WMU Board of Trustees approved the retirements of three faculty and 14 staff members and also signed off on three faculty resignations and one faculty promotion.
Anyone who witnessed either crime or has any other information related to the robberies is urged to contact the WMU Department of Public Safety.
Sales students took second place overall and one captured first in the speed-selling category of the National Sales Challenge Nov. 14-16 at William Paterson University in Wayne, N.J.