Dennis Corbin, WMU's associate athletic director for medical and support services, was recently inducted into the Michigan Athletic Trainers Society Hall of Fame.
June 2014 WMU News
City work along West Michigan Avenue July 6-19 will result in a detour, and ongoing reconstruction around the U.S. 131 and Stadium Drive interchange could cause lengthy traffic backups.
WMU students who want to become leaders in their registered student organizations can register online by Friday, July 25, to attend the fifth annual Leadership and Involvement Conference.
Bradley Wong, professor of music, has assumed leadership of the University's music school. His appointment was approved during the WMU Board of Trustees' June 10 meeting.
Six faculty and staff members have received 2013-14 recognition awards from the College of Fine Arts. The annual awards were presented during an April reception.
At its June 10 meeting, WMU trustees approved the retirements of 19 faculty and staff members and also signed off on three faculty resignations and one faculty change in departmental affiliation.
Biking events July 11-13, include the 2014 Miller Energy Criterium set for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Business, Technology and Research Park on WMU's Parkview Campus.
Dean Enyedi announced the appointment, which is effective Tuesday, July 1. Hearit's responsibilities will focus on research, discovery and creative activity within the College.
WMU's public radio station was awarded two awards from Public Radio News Directors Inc., or PRNDI. WMUK's Gordon Evans accepted the award during a June 21 ceremony in Washington, D.C.
A committee in WMU's Haworth College of Business has selected 29 business students to receive major scholarships in recognition of their outstanding character and academic excellence.
The Seita Scholars program is collecting new items for student welcome packs Monday, July 7, through Friday, Aug. 8, and is in need of essential living and personal health care products.
WMU's Zhang Legacy Collections Center has achieved silver certification under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating system, bringing the University's total number of LEED-certified buildings to eight.
Dr. William H. "Bill" Kanzler, professor emeritus of education and professional development, died May 11 at age 87. A memorial gathering will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 28.
William J. Kowalski, retired assistant vice president for facilities engineering at WMU, died June 18 in Kalamazoo. He was 91. Memorial guestbook entries can be made at lifestorynet.com.
Nick Dewyer of Chelsea, Michigan, won the Larry Wiehe Solo Competition at the 2014 International Trombone Festival at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York
WMU will grant degrees to more than 1,300 students during two commencement ceremonies. They are set for Saturday, June 28, in Miller Auditorium.
Harvey Overton, a former professor of humanities, died April 16. He was 92. Overton retired from the University in 1982. No information on services is available.
Beginning with the fall 2014 semester, WMU will offer a Master of Science in aerospace engineering. The 30-credit-hour program will allow students to focus on one of three concentrations.
The University has announced this year's winners of its coveted Medallion Scholarships, the highest merit-based award WMU can bestow on an incoming freshman. The 2014 Medallion Scholars will begin their WMU studies this fall.
New state funding will boost number of trained professionals to work with autism and expand services for children and college students. The funding was announced June 20 on campus.
Except for essential and emergency services, WMU offices will be closed Friday, July 4, in observance of U.S. Independence Day. Summer classes will not meet July 4.
Teams of WMU business students and professionals are helping the city of Detroit devise lean systems that will improve the city's overall efficiency—and its bottom line.
The 21st annual Kalamazoo Blues Festival will be Thursday through Saturday, July 10-12, at the Arcadia Creek Festival Place in downtown Kalamazoo. Admission varies by day.
The WMU chapter of the Society for Excellence in Human Resources has received national recognition from the Society for Human Resource Management for the sixth time in seven years.
The 34th annual Bronco Bash is set for 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, on the pedestrian mall in front of Sangren Hall. Applications are now being accepted for vendor booths and entertainment.
At its June 10 meeting, the WMU Board of Trustees approved the tenure of 26 faculty members. Tenure is granted effective with the beginning of the 2014-15 academic year.
James Bolger of Whitehall, Michigan, will replace Michelle Crumm, who recently resigned. Bolger will serve on the eight-member governing body through Dec. 31, 2020.
Twenty-one faculty members were promoted to the rank of full professor, 22 to associate professor, four to master faculty specialist and seven to faculty specialist II at WMU's June 10 Board of Trustees meeting.
The Kalamazoo Irish Fest is set for June 27-28, at the Arcadia Creek Festival Place in downtown Kalamazoo. The festival runs from 4:30 p.m. to midnight Friday and from 10:30 a.m. to midnight Saturday.
"Peace During War," depicting the changed lives of two former gang rivals, was produced and directed by Dr. Jennifer Machiorlatti with help from 15 WMU students.