Most University offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 20, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Classes resume and all offices resume normal hours of operation Tuesday, Jan. 21.
January 2014 WMU News
WMU's Center for Fostering Success has been recognized by a leading social policy organization as one of the top programs nationwide making a critical difference in the lives of foster care youth.
WMU faculty and staff members are invited to nominate deserving students for inclusion in "Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges." The deadline for nominations is Friday, Jan. 24.
The Lee Honors College will present 12 talks this semester that relate to the uncertainty in life. They will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays from Jan. 15 through April 9 in the honors college building.
WMU's Academy of Lifelong Learning has announced its spring list of low-cost courses and trips. Nonmembers of the academy may register for most offerings beginning Thursday, Jan. 23.
The first 2014 meeting of WMU's Board of Trustees is slated to take place at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, in 157-159 Bernhard Center. Election of board officers will take place at the meeting.
"Past, Present, and Future: Living the Dream" is the theme of this year's celebration planned to honor Martin Luther King Jr., which includes many events at WMU and across the Kalamazoo community beginning Jan. 15.
Recent alumna Shelley Aurand is one of five ROTC cadets in the nation selected for a special program allowing nursing graduates to delay active duty to pursue a graduate degree full time.
The student chapter of APICS has earned a platinum status for the 15th year. The group was recognized during a November meeting at WMU's Fetzer Center that included a keynote presentation by Dr. Sime Curkovic.
The all-student cast will tell the true stories, written by award-winning playwrights, of seven women Jan. 23 through Feb. 2 in the York Arena Theatre at the Gilmore Theatre Complex.
Dr. Nancy B. Mansberger, associate professor in the College of Education and Human Development, has been named WMU's new director of academic collective bargaining, effective Jan. 1.
Senior Alexandria White from Tawas, Mich., received a prestigious Gilman International Scholarship to spend the spring semester overseas studying Spanish as well as European perspectives on economics and business.
Jazz studies faculty will perform with jazz vocalist Christine Correa, composer and pianist Frank Carlberg, and bassist Jay Anderson at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.
Dr. Anthony Ellis, associate professor of English and an expert on Renaissance literature died Jan. 7 in Worcester, Mass. He was 46. A campus memorial service is being planned for later this semester.
A community input session designed to give campus and area residents an opportunity to be part of the WMU Alumni Center design process has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 14.
Except for essential and emergency services, WMU will be closed for a second day Tuesday, Jan. 7, due to severe weather. All classes are canceled. For information on the status of regional locations, visit the Extended University Programs Web page.
Except for essential and emergency services, WMU is closed Monday, Jan. 6, due to severe weather. All classes are canceled. Information related to the Jan. 6 closure will be added as available.
Find out if WMU is closed due to inclement weather by calling (269) 387-1001, visiting wmich.edu, or tuning in to a local TV or radio station. Subscribers to WMU's alert system will also receive messages about weather closings.
After WMU's eight-day winter recess came to an end Thursday, Jan. 2, officials estimated the final tally of energy savings during the period to be more than $140,000.
Dr. Lonnie E. Duncan, WMU associate professor of counselor education and counseling psychology, died suddenly Dec. 31. He was 46. A visitation will be held Sunday, Jan. 5, with a memorial service set for Monday, Jan. 6.
WMU officials have made a final decision to focus renovation only on the original core of East Hall, setting the design parameters for the new alumni center. Construction expected to be complete by summer 2015.
Dale Anderson, owner of Confections with Convictions, a Kalamazoo-based artisanal chocolate store dedicated to hiring young workers with criminal records, will speak at 8 a.m. Friday, Jan. 10, in 2150 Schneider Hall.