July 2013 WMU News

22nd annual Ribfest comes to Kalamazoo

Country band Lonestar will be the featured entertainment for Ribfest Kalamazoo, which runs Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 1-3, at Arcadia Creek Festival Place. Gates open each day at 11 a.m.

Summit set for supervisors of student workers

This year's Student Employment Summit for WMU employees who supervise student workers is set for Thursday, Aug. 1, with registrations being accepted through Monday, July 29.

American studies program eliminated

Trustees approve a recommendation to eliminate the University's major and minor in American studies. No students are currently enrolled in either curriculum.

University establishes health data center

The recent proliferation of electronic medical databases, health registries and other Web-based health data has prompted WMU to establish the Center for Health Data Research, Analysis and Mapping.

Grants to WMU exceed $24 million for the year

Externally funded awards to WMU soared past $4.2 million in May and June, pushing the year-end total of grants received for the 2012-13 fiscal year past the $24 million mark.