January 2013 WMU News

John P. Mulligan obituary

John P. Mulligan, a former Western Michigan University residence hall custodian, died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, in Arkansas at age 89. A memorial service has been held.


Graduate College selects inaugural faculty fellows

Dr. Jon R. Adams and Dr. Louann Bierlein Palmer have been selected as the University's first Graduate College Faculty Fellows. Both also serve on the University's Graduate Studies Council.

Willie G. Page obituary

Willie G. Page, a custodian in Facilities Management who retired in 1998 after 17 years of service to the University, died Dec. 21, 2012, at age 80. Services have taken place.

Chinese research grants available to faculty

A research and creative activities grant valued at up to $3,000 is available to support the study of Greater China by WMU faculty members. The deadline to submit proposals is Friday, Feb. 1.

Dorothy J. McGinnis obituary

Dr. Dorothy J. McGinnis, professor emerita of education and professional development, died Jan. 11 at age 92. Visitation begins at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, in Kalamazoo, with the funeral immediately following at 2 p.m.

Santorini Island Grill now open in the Bronco Mall

The Bernhard Center's newest restaurant will serve Greek, Mediterranean and popular grilled items, and will be open until 8 p.m. on weekdays, 6 p.m. on Saturday, and 8 p.m. on Sunday during the spring semester.

Stanford professor to address politics and performing race

Award-winning author Dr. Harry J. Elam Jr. will examine the intersection of politics and performing race when he speaks at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, as part of the University Center for the Humanies' Power and Publics Series.

WMU once again among nation's 'Best for Vets' colleges

WMU receives its third consecutive designation as one of the nation's best institutions for military veterans by Military Times Edge magazine and is included on Military Advanced Education's list of "military friendly" schools.

'Complex Conversations' coming to Monroe-Brown Gallery

"Complex Conversations: Willie Cole Sculptures and Wall Works" will be on display starting Thursday, Jan. 10, through Friday, Feb. 15. Cole is is best known for his found-object sculptures, prints and photographs.

Kalamazoo Film Society presents 'Holy Motors'

The Kalamazoo Film Society will present the comedy "Holy Motors" Friday through Sunday, Jan. 11-13, at WMU's Little Theatre. The film is not rated; admission is $5.

Scholarships available for short-term study abroad

Awards of up to $2,500 are available to WMU students participating in a select group of short-term study abroad programs this spring and summer. Information sessions will be held starting Wednesday, Jan. 16.