April 2013 WMU News

April 12, 2013 | WMU News

The program, offers funding for travel expenses and honoraria to bring talented guests to campus, has an application deadline of 5 p.m. Thursday, April 18.

April 12, 2013 | WMU News

A blood drive, organized by the Department of Military Science and Leadership, will run from 11 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, on the Oakland Drive campus.

April 12, 2013 | WMU News

Business major Sara Simic, working as an intern at Stryker Instruments, designed a website and mobile application that is helping Styker's national sales force.

April 11, 2013 | WMU News

A tree-planting ceremony, planned for 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 18, has been postponed due to the forecast of strong thunderstorms in the area, and will be rescheduled as weather permits.

April 11, 2013 | WMU News

Comedian Ronnie Jordan and Last Bronco Standing winner Brendan Duffy are set to perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, in 227 Bernhard Center. Admission is $1 with a valid student Bronco Card, and $2 without.

April 11, 2013 | WMU News

More than 80 school districts from 18 U.S. states as well as China, Japan and Korea will participate in the 25th annual Teacher Education Career Fair, set for Tuesday, April 16, in the East Ballroom of the Bernhard Center.

April 11, 2013 | WMU News

Senior engineering students will unveil their projects this month during the 52nd Conference on Senior Engineering Design, which runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 16.

April 10, 2013 | WMU News

"The Invisible War," a documentary about sexual assault in the U.S. military will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 15, in the Little Theatre. A panel discussion will follow the film screening.

April 5, 2013 | WMU News

Authors Jaswinder Bolina and Mandy Keifetz will read from their works starting at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 11, in 208-209 Bernhard Center as part of the Frostic Reading Series.

April 5, 2013 | WMU News

Dr. Stephen C. Smith, George Washington University professor of economics and international affairs, will speak at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, in 2028 Brown Hall.

April 5, 2013 | WMU News

The second annual SustainabiliBASH will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 19, at the Gibbs House on Parkview Avenue near the Parkview Campus. The event is free and open to the public.

April 5, 2013 | WMU News

The WMU Orchestra, under the direction of Bruce Uchimura, will present the 54th annual Concerto Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 14, in Miller Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public.

April 5, 2013 | WMU News

Dr. Gordon J. Grinwis, emeritus associate professor of art, died Thursday, March 28, at age 81. He joined the WMU faculty in 1961, retiring in 1995 after 34 years of service to the University.

April 5, 2013 | WMU News

During its Feb. 27 meeting, the WMU Board of Trustees signed off on creating new academic programs and deleting six existing majors and major options. A variety of program and unit name changes were also approved.

April 5, 2013 | WMU News

Three-time Grammy-nominated Cuban music group Tiempo Libre is coming to Miller Auditorium at 8 p.m. Friday, April 12. Audience members will be seated on stage with the band at this unique event.

April 5, 2013 | WMU News

Experience the inside lives of corrupt real estate agents, enjoy a stage adaption of a classic novel, or take in a fairy tale performed by puppets. Season passes are now on sale.

April 5, 2013 | WMU News

Three scholars vying for the position of dean of the University's Lee Honors College are scheduled to make presentations to campus audiences April 10-12 in the Fetzer Center.

April 5, 2013 | WMU News

The WMU College of Aviation is the first collegiate program in the nation to be part of an American Eagle Airlines pilot-hiring program that will allow recent graduates to accrue additional flight hours at their alma mater. 

April 5, 2013 | WMU News

The College of Aviation selected the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals as the 2013 recipient of its Aviation Excellence in Diversity Award, which was presented at an April 3 reception.

April 4, 2013 | WMU News

Winners of the annual awards presented by WMU's two nonbargaining staff groups will be honored during a reception and luncheon April 18 and 19, respectively.

April 4, 2013 | WMU News

The Kalamazoo Film Society will present the film "Amour" Friday through Sunday, April 12-14, at WMU's Little Theatre. The film is rated PG-13; admission is $5.

April 4, 2013 | WMU News

The Stadium Drive Community Garden, sponsored by WMU's Office for Sustainability, has plots available for use by students, faculty, staff and the general public for the May through October growing season.

April 4, 2013 | WMU News

Dr. Pnina Ari-Gur, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, secured a $13,500 award from Google’s Computer Science for High School program to offer a game-design workshop.

April 4, 2013 | WMU News

The Confucius Institute will host an on-campus testing site for levels 3 to 6 of China's Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi language proficiency test Saturday, April 20. Registration is required by April 18.

April 3, 2013 | WMU News

The all-student cast will give several performances of the Tony Award-winning musical April 11-20 in Shaw Theatre, directed by guest artist-in-residence Christopher George Patterson.

April 2, 2013 | WMU News

Mark Schauer and Rob Sisson will speak as part of the Lyceum Lecture Series from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, in the Lee Honors College lounge. The talk is free and open to the public.

April 2, 2013 | WMU News

The University community is invited to honor the 12 outstanding staff members who will receive a semiannual Make a Difference award during a reception Monday, April 15.

April 2, 2013 | WMU News

Ed Bernard, founder of Bermo Enterprises, will speak at 8 a.m. Friday, April 12, in 2150 Schneider Hall. The event is free and open to the public; RSVPs are required.

April 2, 2013 | WMU News

Abraham L. Poot, a laboratory technician in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, died March 27 at age 65. A funeral mass was celebrated April 1.

April 2, 2013 | WMU News

Sam Valenti, chairman of the board of TriMas Corp., will present "Total Success: Why WMU is the Greatest Thing That Ever Happened to You" at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, in Schneider Hall.

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