March 2013 WMU News

Senior citizens, campus community preparing for prom night

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.

Jerome G. Manis obituary

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.

Registration for diversity awards event under way

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.

WMU service-learning, community work wins national praise

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.

Scholar tackles education, health in developing nations

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.

Former legislator, Michigan League director to speak

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. 

Assessment in Action Days conference returns to campus

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.

High school juniors invited to check out WMU

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.

Top seniors to be honored as 2013 Presidential Scholars

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.

Campus participation urged for library survey

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.

WMU releases 2013 Bronco football schedule

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.