Two robberies late Thursday, Dec. 6, caused University officials to trigger emergency warnings to safeguard the campus. A third robbery, likely related, occurred shortly afterward off-campus.
December 2012 WMU News
The University will confer 1,931 degrees at the Dec. 15 commencement; 1,445 at the bachelor’s level, 447 at the master’s level, one at the specialist level and 38 at the doctoral level.
Acting at its Dec. 5 meeting, the WMU Board of Trustees amended the contract of President John M. Dunn and increased his pay at a rate matching increases for other campus employees.
The WMU Board of Trustees approved rental rate increases for campus apartments, including the Western View, Goldsworth Valley, Elmwood and Stadium Drive complexes, effective fall 2013.
Robert C. Scherzer, a former Western Michigan University physics laboratory manager, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, at age 64. A memorial service was held in November.
The Core Math Tools Project, developed in part by Dr. Christian Hirsch, WMU professor of mathematics, is being lauded as a transformative tool by the National Science Foundation.
Joe R. Chapel, a former Western Michigan University faculty member, died Dec. 1. He was 73. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, in Rockford, Mich.
Leaders from Lake Michigan College and Glen Oaks, Kellogg, and Lansing community colleges met Dec. 4 to sign reverse-transfer agreements with WMU, allowing students to apply WMU credits toward an associate degree.
Janice L. Carlson, a former Western Michigan University staff member, died Thursday, May 3 in Kalamazoo, after 26 years of service to the University. She was 78.
Patti Reinholt and Susan Terranella-Hoffman, co-founders of Cakes Boutique, will speak at the next Entrepreneurship Forum at 8 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14, in 2150 Schneider Hall.
Dr. Geoff Sayre-McCord, the Morehead-Cain Alumni Distinguished Professor from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will share his views in the Dec. 7 lecture.
Emma Straub to present reading as part of the final installment of the fall 2012 Gwen Frostic Reading Series at 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, in the Bernhard Center.
WMU students seeking a low-cost, meaningful spring break experience are encouraged to participate in Spring Staycation, to be held March 4-8, 2013, in Kalamazoo.