June 2014 WMU News

Wong to direct School of Music

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.


Welcome basket items sought for Seita students

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.

Zhang Center earns silver certification as 'green' building

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.

William H. Kanzler obituary

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 obituary

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.

Music student wins trombone competition

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

Harvey Overton obituary

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.

WMU offices closed for Independence Day

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.

Trustees approve 26 faculty for tenure

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.

Gov. Snyder names new trustee to WMU Board

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.

Fifty-four faculty members receive promotions

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.