February 2013 WMU News

Deadline approaching for two assessment awards

The deadline for submitting applications or nominations for two awards, the University Assessment Excellence Award and University Individual Assessment Excellence Award, is Friday, Feb. 15.

Anne Devereaux Jordan obituary

Anne Devereaux Jordan, a former faculty member well known in the realms of children's literature and science fiction writing, died Feb. 2 at age 69. Services were held Sunday, Feb. 10, in Ashford, Conn.

Professor emeritus honored in counseling

Former WMU professor Dr. John Geisler has been honored with the first Lifetime Achievement Award bestowed by the Michigan Counseling Association and a scholarship initiated by the association in his honor.

Rosemary Lyon obituary

Rosemary Lyon, a retired staff member in the College of Arts and Sciences, died Sunday, Jan. 24, at the age of 89. A memorial service has been held in Kalamazoo.

Events planned for Eating Disorders Awareness Month

If you or someone you know has an eating disorder, help is available. Learn more by picking up information being made readily available on campus or registering to attend the Sindecuse Health Center's body image workshop.

Gladys Stuifbergen obituary

Gladys Stuifbergen, a retired senior clerk in the Office of Admissions died Sunday, Jan. 24, in Kalamazoo. She was 98. Services and internment have been held.

International robotics expert is part of Engineers Week

An international robotics expert from France will be the featured presenter at the 2013 Engineers Week Dinner. A social hour and dinner will precede the talk and will begin at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, in the Fetzer Center.

Spring 2013 staff award nominations sought

Nominations are due by Thursday, Feb. 28, for the spring semiannual Make a Difference Awards, which honor staff members who provide exceptional service to the University.

Two more students earn prestigious Gilman scholarships

Brad Baughman and Rebecca Dubord have been collectively awarded $8,500 through the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program to study foreign languages overseas during the 2013-14 academic year.

Fulbright informational sessions scheduled

Two informational workshops for faculty members and administrators to learn more about the Fulbright Program will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, and at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14.

Weeklong celebration honors student employees

The 27th annual Student Employee Appreciation Week is Feb. 18-22. Faculty and staff members are encouraged to thank their student workers in some way during appreciation week.

Flags lowered Thursday for Sgt. Mark Schoonhoven

Flags on all campuses of WMU will be lowered Thursday, Feb. 7, in honor of Army Sgt. Mark Schoonhoven, formerly of Plainwell, Mich., who died from wounds suffered while serving in Afghanistan.

Students invited to apply for Gibbs House Fellowships

WMU students interested in taking the next step toward sustainable living are encouraged to apply for one of five yearlong residential fellowships at the Gibbs House. The deadline to apply is Saturday, March 30.

WMU Choirs present 'How Can I Keep from Singing?'

The first choral showcase concert of 2013 is set for 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, in the First Methodist Church, 212 S. Park St., in downtown Kalamazoo. The event is free and open to the public.

Free financial aid event for college-bound students on campus

College Goal Sunday, an event intended to assist students and their families with maximizing college financial aid opportunities, will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, in Schneider Hall. The event is free and open to the public.