Ben Martin, owner of Soil Friends, will speak at 8 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 11, in 2150 Schneider Hall. The talk is free; registration is required.
November 2015 WMU News
Registration is required by Dec. 1 for the free Adult Literacy Research and Training Symposium, set for 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4.
The eighth annual Innovation Day is set for 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, and will be held on WMU's Parkview Campus.
Activities at WMU and across the broader Kalamazoo community begin Wednesday, Dec. 2, and are planned through Tuesday, Jan. 19. Due to cold weather, a bus service has been added for the 3:30 p.m., Jan. 18 commemorative walk.
Dr. William Arnold "Arnie" Johnston, WMU professor emeritus of English, and Deborah Ann Percy will read at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, in 208-209 Bernhard Center
WMU's chapter of the Alpha Lambda Delta national honor society received an Order of the Torch Award for the 2014-15 academic year.
George Vuicich, professor emeritus of geography, died Monday, Nov. 2, at age 89. A service is set for Saturday, Dec. 19.
The University Jazz Orchestra, University Jazz Lab Band and Advanced Jazz Ensemble will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13, in Miller Auditorium.
Dr. Helen Frowe, the Wallenberg Academy Research Fellow in Philosophy at Stockholm University, will speak at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, in 157 Bernhard Center.
The 2015 Open Doors Report, a census published annually by the Institute of International Education, was released Nov. 16.
Externally funded awards, much of them for research, pushed the grant total for the 2014-15 fiscal year past $35 million
Seven of the University’s nine choirs will perform at 4 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, at the First Presbyterian Church in Kalamazoo.
Joseph Barnett and Stephen John were named winners of the undergraduate gold medal during an event held Nov. 17 in Alexandria, Virginia.
The concert, set for 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, will preview material that will be performed at the Michigan Music Conference in January.
No tickets remain for the show. The Saturday, Dec. 5, concert is nearly sold out, with only single seats and potential limited view seats remaining.
The endowment will support the communitywide effort that offers noncredit courses and trips to hundreds of area residents annually.
Campus computer labs, library, recreation center, health clinic and other campus facilities will be closed or on reduced hours Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 26-29.
A topping-out ceremony will be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, to mark a milestone in the Valley Dining Center construction project.
WMU was recognized by the Sustainable Endowments Institute as the large institution with the most carbon emissions saved to date.
The Gold Company and GCII will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.
James "Jim" W. Dempsey, a retired administrator in the Office of Admissions, died July 12 at age 84. A tribute or condolence can be made online.
The WMU Paper Technology Foundation has recognized Dr. Margaret Joyce, chemical and paper engineering, with a PTF Honor Award.
Nominations of individuals or groups of employees, students or WMU community members are due by Friday, Dec. 4. Award recipients will be recognized at the Spring Convocation on Friday, Feb. 5.
Michigan will become the 12th state in the nation designated as a formal member of the Liberal Education and America's Promise, or LEAP, Initiative.
A program aimed at getting men more involved in the prevention of sexual assault will be funded through the Campus Sexual Assault Grant Program.
Philo G. "Glen" Bishop, former associate director of media services and manager of technical services at WMU, died Nov. 7. A memorial gathering is set for Saturday, Nov. 14.
Edith M. Yahr, a former staff member in the Graduate College, died Sept. 23 at age 84. She retired in 1997 after 10 years of service to the University.
A team of students and employees from across campus is helping WMU's leaders with a 2015-20 update of the University's inaugural strategic plan.
The "most famous reindeer of all" and his friends are coming to Miller Auditorium for one performance at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25.
Heather Slomski, Traci Brimhall and Adam Passen, three WMU graduates who have gone on to become distinguished writers, will read Nov. 19 as part of the Gwen Frostic Reading Series.