March 2013 WMU News

March 19, 2013 | WMU News

Area seniors are invited to join WMU students and employees for a night of music and dancing Thursday, March 28, during WMU's 25th annual Senior Prom. Activities will start at 5 p.m. and dancing runs from 7 to 10 p.m.

March 19, 2013 | WMU News

Carrie Cumming, has been named to position of registrar. She has held the position on an interim basis since late 2010, and has worked in the office since 1993.

March 19, 2013 | WMU News

Dr. Jerome G. Manis, professor emeritus of sociology, died Saturday, Feb. 23, at age 95. Private services have been held. Memorial gifts may be made to the Kokua Council.

March 19, 2013 | WMU News

Students can win up to a $1,200 first-place prize in the Business Pitch Competition, where potential investors and panels of judges will evaluate three-minute presentation of business ideas.

March 19, 2013 | WMU News

Area residents will honor César E. Chávez and some of their own during a dinner program at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23. Reservations will be accepted until Wednesday, March 20, but tickets will also be sold at the door.

March 19, 2013 | WMU News

Donate clothes to a good cause during the communitywide 5K "strip run" from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 23. An information and registration session is set for Thursday, March 21.

March 15, 2013 | WMU News

Students were recognized at the Michigan Clean Energy Venture Challenge, winning $10,000 in micro-grants for innovative ideas, including apps to encourage energy savings and track electronics for recycling.

March 15, 2013 | WMU News

Graduate students in humanities disciplines will present papers on a wide range of topics at the Graduate Humanities Conference, scheduled for Friday, March 22.

March 14, 2013 | WMU News

Christopher W. Tremblay, assistant vice chancellor for enrollment management at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, has been named WMU's associate provost for enrollment management.

March 13, 2013 | WMU News

Registration is under way for summer sessions offering teachers classroom-tested strategies to help teach writing as well as provide young writers with a popular summer camp opportunity. 

March 13, 2013 | WMU News

Registration runs through March 27 for the Excellence in Diversity Awards, to be held at 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 3, in the East Ballroom of the Bernhard Center. Appetizers from around the world will be served at this free event.

March 13, 2013 | WMU News

WMU has been named to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll With Distinction, which recognizes educational institutions acheiving meaningful outcomes in their communities through service.

March 12, 2013 | WMU News

Renowned new music collective International Contemporary Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall as part of the New Sounds Festival.

March 12, 2013 | WMU News

Dr. Seema Jayachandran, associate professor of economics and director of the Center for Study of Development Economics at Northwestern University, will speak at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, in 2028 Brown Hall.

March 12, 2013 | WMU News

This year's Food Marketing Conference will focus on "Moving the Metrics on Performance" and is scheduled for March 25-26 at the Radisson Hotel in downtown Kalamazoo.

March 12, 2013 | WMU News

Asia will bring his energetic poetry slam show to campus at 8 p.m. Friday, March 22, in 157-159 Bernhard Center. Admission is $1 with a valid student Bronco Card, $2 without.

March 12, 2013 | WMU News

Students will come to campus Saturday, March 16, from Allegan, Barry, Branch, Calhoun and Kalamazoo counties for the annual competition designed to promote scientific literacy.

March 12, 2013 | WMU News

Gilda Jacobs is the keynote speaker for the School of Social Work's 2013 Whitney Young Jr. Scholars Program. She will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 21, in 4010 College of Health and Human Services building. 

March 12, 2013 | WMU News

The Rev. Naim Ateek, a Palestinian Christian and founder and head of the Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center in Jerusalem, will speak at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 16, in 1060 Fetzer Center.

March 12, 2013 | WMU News

Graduating students can enjoy a 20 percent discount on regalia and more during the Grad Fair sale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, March 19-20, in Textbook Alley.

March 12, 2013 | WMU News

Dr. Monica Nalepa, Notre Dame professor of political science and a faculty fellow at the Nanovic, Kroc and Kellogg institutes, will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, in Fetzer Center's Putney Auditorium.

March 11, 2013 | WMU News

WMU faculty, staff and graduate teaching assistants are invited to the Assessment in Action Days conference, which runs March 20-22. The conference is free of charge and no registration is required.

March 11, 2013 | WMU News

Some 900 high school juniors and their parents are expected to visit campus Saturday, March 23, and Saturday, April 6, for the annual WMU Spotlight, one of the University's largest on-campus recruiting events.

March 11, 2013 | WMU News

The festival, held March 20-24 in the Little Theatre, will present subtitled films from French-speaking countries across the world and feature visits by two award-winning directors.

March 8, 2013 | WMU News

Five WMU instructors will share their poetry, fiction and other creative works during "Talent Unveiled: A Festival of WMU Adjuncts' Creative Work" from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, in 2500 Knauss Hall.

March 8, 2013 | WMU News

Dr. Alyce Dickinson, WMU professor of psychology, has been honored for fundamentally advanced understanding and application of behavioral principles in organizational settings.

March 8, 2013 | WMU News

This year's 44 Presidential Scholars will be recognized during a by-invitation-only convocation Thursday, March 21, in the Fetzer Center. They were selected from a senior class of more than 6,000 members.

March 8, 2013 | WMU News

All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to participate in the online LibQUAL+ survey being conducted this month by University Libraries. Those who complete the 10-minute survey can enter to win prizes.

March 8, 2013 | WMU News

This year's Respecting Differences program will feature the spoken-word duo Kinetic Affect at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, and again at 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 20, in Kalamazoo's Chenery Auditorium.

March 8, 2013 | WMU News

Broncos will have a five-game home football schedule this fall, highlighted by Homecoming Oct. 12 against Buffalo and the home season finale Nov. 16 against rival Central Michigan University.

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