April 2013 WMU News

Academic department to sponsor blood drive

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.

Campus Activities Board presents comedian Ronnie Jordan

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.

Teacher Education Career Fair set

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.

54th annual Concerto Concert features student soloists

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.

Gordon J. Grinwis obituary

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.

Trustees approve changes to academic programs

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.

Tiempo Libre comes to Miller Auditorium

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.

University Theatre announces 2013-14 season

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.

Kalamazoo Film Society presents 'Amour'

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.

Campus community garden has plots available

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.

University Theatre presents 'Kiss Me Kate'

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.

Abraham L. Poot obituary

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.

Venture capitalist to present business college talk

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.