More than 300 first-year students in the WMU's Haworth College of Business will participate in the service-learning project Saturday, Nov. 2, at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta, Mich.
October 2013 WMU News
WMU students, employees and retirees can learn about campus and community wellness resources at the 2013 Health & Wellness expo, set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6.
Members of the University community are invited to make nominations for the Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award, WMU's highest faculty honor. Nominations are due Friday, Jan. 31.
Dr. Fritz Allhoff, associate professor of philosophy, received the grant as part of a collaborative project with California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and the Naval Postgraduate School.
Gold Company, WMU's internationally recognized vocal jazz ensemble, will present its 36th annual Sneak Preview concert Thursday, Oct. 31 at 7:30 p.m. in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.
Joel Mueller, founder of MacUpdate, will speak at 8 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8, in 2150 Schneider Hall. The event is free and open to the public and begins with breakfast at 7:30 a.m.
WMU students can get a little extra help with their research papers and projects during the Halloween-themed "Night of the Research Paper" from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, at Waldo Library.
Comedian Erin Jackson will be drumming up laughs on WMU's campus at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, in the Bernhard Center's North Ballroom. Admission is $1 with a valid student Bronco Card, and $2 without.
Birds on a Wire, WMU's new music ensemble conducted by School of Music Director David Colson, and KLOrk, the Kalamazoo Laptop Orchestra, will appear in concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6.
Five softball players were named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-American Scholar Athlete Team. This was the fourth consecutive season that at least five WMU players were named to the team.
Dr. Andrew Targowski, professor of business information systems, is the author of a new book, "Harnessing the Power of Wisdom, From Data to Wisdom." The book was published in July.
The One and Only Tommy Dorsey Orchestra is coming to Miller Auditorium for one performance at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3. Tickets range from $25 to $45 and can be purchased online.
The WMU gymnastics team's season begins Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, with the first home meet set for Friday, Jan. 17, against Bowling Green University. Nine gymnasts from the 2013 championship season are returning.
WMU's Percussion Ensemble, conducted by Professor Judy Moonert, will perform its first concert of the 2013–14 season at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.
The Kalamazoo Film Society will present the drama "The Attack" Friday through Sunday, Oct. 25-27, at WMU's Little Theatre. The film is rated R; admission is $5.
A brief ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 10 signaled the official reopening of the Fountain Plaza by Miller Auditorium. The plaza area underwent a redesign this summer to make it more accessible and inviting.
The WMU School of Medicine celebrated the completion of the addition to its existing 320,000-square-foot building at 300 Portage St. by holding a topping off ceremony Oct. 2 at the downtown Kalamazoo site.
George O. Egland, WMU associate professor emeritus of speech pathology, died Thursday, Oct. 3, at the age of 104. Egland joined the WMU faculty in 1954 and retired in 1972 after 18 years of service.
A Zumba dance party to raise money for breast cancer research will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, in the multi-purpose room of WMU's Student Recreation Center.
Dr. Ming Li will be welcomed to campus during an Oct. 30 reception. The reception will also serve as a backdrop to celebrate the completion of two art installations commissioned for Sangren Hall.
The forum, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, will give citizens the opportunity to hear from Kalamazoo City Commission candidates.
Deb Olin Unferth, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, will read at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, in 157-159 Bernhard Center. The event is free and open to the public.
Honeywell and WMU joined forces Oct. 23 to showcase campus sustainability efforts and launch a two-year research project designed to determine best practices for engaging people in trimming energy consumption in buildings.
Nominations for the fall round of WMU's semiannual Make a Difference awards are due by Thursday, Oct. 31. Nomination instructions and forms are available online at wmich.edu/makeadifference/nominations.
The Department of Mathematics is holding a memorial symposium Thursday and Friday, Oct. 24-25. The event features talks by noted mathematicians and remembers Dr. Yousef Alavi, WMU professor emeritus of mathematics.
Western Winds, a WMU ensemble comprised primarily of students in the graduate winds program and their studio faculty mentors in the School of Music, will perform Wednesday, Oct. 30, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.
WMU has received a 2013 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity—HEED—award from INSIGHT Into Diversity, the nation's oldest and largest publication that focuses on diversity in higher education.
The W.E. Upjohn Center for the Study of Geographical Change has earned a major award for a map initiative that is bringing hyper-accurately geo-referenced maps to market for mobile devices.
Sam and Connor Field of Helios Solar will discuss "The Economics of Solar Power" at 8 a.m. Friday, Oct. 25, in 2150 Schneider Hall. The event is free and open to the public and begins with breakfast at 7:30 a.m.
The finale concert of the School of Music's centennial festival, featuring the University Symphony Orchestra, Grand Chorus and Western Winds, will begin at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, in Miller Auditorium.