November 2013 WMU News

John E. Martell Jr. obituary

Dr. John E. Martell Jr., retired assistant dean of the Lee Honors College, died Nov. 12 at age 71. Honors college officials are planning a memorial service that will be announced at a later date.

Special holiday lunch to be offered on campus

The campus community is invited to enjoy a special holiday meal from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at the Bernhard Café. Cash, Dining Dollars, Visa, MasterCard and Discover are accepted at the Bernhard Café cash register.

Archaeological project earns state award

The Historical Society of Michigan has presented a State History Award to the Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project. The award is in the educational programs category.

APA schedules 2013 holiday gathering

The deadline to register for the 2013 Administrative Professional Association holiday gathering is 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27. APA-eligible staff members and their guests are invited to attend.

Holiday poinsettia sales support PSSO

Poinsettias purchased through the Professional Support Staff Organization's annual sale can be used as seasonal gifts or decorations. Orders for the festive plants are being accepted through 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25.

Open enrollment period underway for health benefits, FSAs

This year's open enrollment period will continue through 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6. During this time, most employees and retirees have the option of making changes to health care coverage and flexible spending accounts.

Trustees approve retirements, faculty personnel moves

At its Sept. 18 meeting, the WMU Board of Trustees approved the retirements of nine staff members. Trustees also signed off on one faculty resignation as well as faculty promotions and leaves.

Sky Broncos are regional champs

WMU's precision flight team, the Sky Broncos, recently captured the National Intercollegiate Flying Association's Region III title to qualify for the national championship in May.

Princeton Review lauds Haworth College of Business

The Princeton Review has named WMU's Haworth College of Business to its list of "The Best 295 Business Schools" for 2014, based on a high regard for its academic programs and the review of institutional data.