The annual Horn Day festival will take place beginning at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, concluding with a final concert at 6:30 p.m. in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.
January 2013 WMU News
Students can play individually or in teams for the chance to win a cash prize in an interactive game show from 9 to 11 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, in 208 Bernhard Center.
A precautionary boil water advisory, due to city of Kalamazoo repairs to a water main and a subsequent second water main break, will affect East Hall, Spindler Hall and the Seelye Center over the weekend.
Flutist Chris Norman and violinist David Greenberg will perform traditional music of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.
A precautionary boil water advisory will be in effect starting at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, through at least 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20 for East Hall, the Seelye Center and Spindler Hall.
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.
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, 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.
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.
Second annual Gender and Leadership Summit for students is set for 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1. Registration is available through the day of the event for $15.
Most University offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 21, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Classes resume and all offices resume normal hours Tuesday, Jan. 22.
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.
Activities begin Thursday, Jan. 17, at WMU, Kalamazoo College and across the broader Kalamazoo community to honor civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. This year's theme is "Seeding the Dream."
Help keep the rate of seasonal flu cases on campus relatively low, by taking everyday precautions to stop the spread of germs and, for those who have not already done so, getting a flu shot.
Mas Que Nada returns to Western Michigan University for a reunion concert and CD release at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.
At its meeting Wednesday, Dec. 5, the Board of Trustees approved sabbatical leaves for 33 faculty members. Most will be taking sabbatical during the 2013-14 academic year.
A commemorative MLK luncheon will be offered from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, in the residence hall dining rooms and at the Bernhard Café and Market. The full menu is available online.
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.
Rebecca Skloot, author of the Universitywide Common Read book "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," and two members of the Lacks family will visit campus this spring for presentations and book signings.
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.
Kalamazoo College head volleyball coach and newly published author Jeane Hess will present the first Keystone Community Bank Breakfast Speaker Series event of the year Friday, Jan. 25, at 8 a.m. in 2150 Schneider Hall.
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.
Two finalists for the position of associate provost for enrollment management, Dr. Bryan J. Terry and Christopher W. Tremblay, will give public presentations on campus this week.
"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.
A team of nine advertising and promotion students have placed first in the EdVenture Partners’ Jobs for America’s Graduates Scholastic Achievement Award Challenge, continuing a seven-year trend of placing in the top 10.
The Confucius Institute offers a number of low-cost Chinese language and culture classes that are open to the public. Registration is now open and classes begin the week of Jan. 22.
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.
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.
Prospective and established business owners have until 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, to register for Venture Plan and Venture Forward workshops being offered by WMU's Small Business and Technology Development Center.