August 2015 WMU News

John M. Barney obituary

John M. Barney, a retired electrician in maintenance services, died June 13 at the age of 60. Services have been held.

M. Noreen VanderBeek obituary

M. Noreen VanderBeek, a retired staff member in the business and finance division, died June 1 at age 96. Services have been held.

WMU earns top accreditation for landscape management

The University is one of only five organizations the nation to have received accreditation for landscape management and operations under a program established by the Professional Grounds Management Society.

Dr. Ernest E. Rossi obituary

Dr. Ernest E. Rossi, a former longtime administrator and professor emeritus of political science who retired in 1996, died Aug. 7 at age 86. Services have taken place.

Maryann Haws-Johnson obituary

MaryAnn Haws-Johnson, a retired coordinator of the Education Library, died May 12 at age 76. She retired in 2002 after 22 years of service to the University.

Shelley S. Grant obituary

Shelley S. Grant, a retired administrator in the Department of Facilities Management, died April 1 at age 56. She joined the WMU staff in 1992 and retired in 2013 after 21 years of service to the University.

Judith A. Kirk obituary

Judith A. Kirk, a University Libraries employee, died March 20 at age 57. Kirk had been working at the University for nearly 30 years.

Leonard E. Srackangast obituary

Leonard E. Srackangast, a retired Department of Facilities Management administrator, died March 8 at age 70. Services have been held.

Explore WMU's tuition-related benefits for employees

Informational sessions are being held for eligible WMU employees who want to take graduate or undergraduate classes at the University for free or help an eligible dependent pay for undergraduate tuition.

ISM student wins $3,000 scholarship

Heather Fabian is the latest integrated supply management student to be awarded a statewide scholarship from the Transportation Club of Detroit.

Island Festival features Caribbean vibe

Kalamazoo's 20th annual Island Festival has a new time and location this year, set for Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 27-29, at the Growlers baseball field at Mayors' Riverfront Park.