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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Graduate students in humanities disciplines will present papers on a wide range of topics at the Graduate Humanities Conference, scheduled for Friday, March 22.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Alyce Dickinson, WMU professor of psychology, has been honored for fundamentally advanced understanding and application of behavioral principles in organizational settings.
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.
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.
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.
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.