November 2014 WMU News

December meeting of WMU trustees postponed

The WMU Board of Trustees meeting originally scheduled for Dec. 4 has been postponed until Thursday, Dec. 18. An agenda will be available closer to the meeting date.

Sustainability internships available for spring semester

Students are invited to apply by Monday, Dec. 1, for one of up to 10 semester-long internships. Eligible students must have sophomore standing or above and be full-time students taking classes on WMU's main campus.

University Theatre presents 'Late Night Broadway'

Acclaimed Broadway actor and composer Jeff Blumenkrantz joins Music Theatre Performance program seniors for an evening of cabaret-style music Dec. 4-6 in the Williams Theatre at the Gilmore Theatre Complex.

Med school slates open house during Art Hop

The WMU Stryker School of Medicine's downtown facility will be an Art Hop stop as well as open for limited self-guided tours from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5. The medical school had its grand opening in September.

WMU alum's abstract art comes full circle in CHHS exhibition

The work of self-taught, abstract artist Mark Olson is on display through Thursday, Dec. 18, in the College of Health and Human Services second floor art gallery. A reception is set for 4 to 6 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 2.

Emeriti Council funds $9,200 in student scholarships

This fall, 23 undergraduate students have received $400 Emeriti Council Book Scholarships to help them purchase textbooks and school supplies. A total of $9,200 in book scholarships was given away this fall.

Poinsettia, popcorn orders due Nov. 24

Gourmet popcorn as well as poinsettias are being sold this year during the Professional Support Staff Organization's annual fundraiser. Orders are being accepted through 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24.

Most offices closed Thanksgiving weekend

Campus computer labs, library, recreation center, health clinic and other campus facilities will be closed or on reduced hours Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 27-30. Classes and regular hours resume Monday, Dec. 1.

Information session slated for student vets

An information session is being held from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24, for student military veterans to learn more about the services and resources available to them at WMU and around the Kalamazoo community.

WMU boosts need-based aid for 10 top incoming students

WMU is adding 10 $50,000 awards to its mix of top scholarships for the fall 2015 incoming class. The new Foundation Scholarships will be awarded based on both academic performance and financial need.

Robert L. Blefko obituary

University officials learned Nov. 1 that Dr. Robert L. Blefko, a retired Western Michigan University faculty member, died at his home in Kalamazoo. He was 82. A memorial service was held on campus Nov. 19.

Heavy snow and wind trigger rare campus weather closure

An unusual late fall snowstorm closed the WMU campus Nov. 18, the earliest such closure in more than 25 years. The main campus was closed after crews were unable to stay ahead of rapidly falling snow and clear parking lots.

Special movie screening for campus community

The film "Pilot Error," which counts four WMU alumni among its cast and crew, will be screened during Western Night Nov. 18 in the Kalamazoo 10 theatre. Additional screenings are set for later this month and December.