Home series versus Ball State April 7-9, Eastern Michigan April 21-23, Ohio University April 28-30, Southeast Missouri State May 5-7 and Buffalo May 18-20. Broncos also play Oakland at home May 2.
December 2016 WMU News
Awarded for excellence in athletics and academics were Lucas Bezerra, Kasey Carson, John Keenoy, Taylor Moton, Trevor Sweeney, Zach Terrell and Justin Tranquill.
Thermostats across campus are being set back to conserve energy during winter recess and the holiday closure of WMU offices. The setback results in an annual energy savings of $165,000.
Ronicka Hamilton, senior campus coach for the program, has been tapped to head the acclaimed Seita Scholars support program for former foster youth.
WMU alum Karen Smoots, president and CEO of The Green Glove Dryer, will speak at 8 a.m. Friday, Jan. 13, in 2150 Schneider Hall. The free event begins with breakfast at 7:30 a.m.
Check out what the Student Recreation Center has to offer by visiting the facility Wednesday, Jan. 11, and taking part in tours, free classes, fun contests and more.
Six academic units have a special reason to be grateful during this season of giving, thanks to a $2.5 million bequest from the estate of Mark A. Murvay, a prominent alumnus and business leader.
Dr. James Cousins to oversee engagement, enrollment management and curriculum development. Dr. Heather Petcovic responsible for research, graduate student success, and diversity and inclusion initiatives.
WMU's Seita Scholars program, which supports young people who have aged out of the foster care system, hit a milestone with the graduation of its 100th student, Olivia Williams.
Ron Kitchens of Portage and Shani Penn of Detroit will replace James Hettinger and Mary Asmonga-Knapp, and will serve eight-year terms ending in 2024.
"Motown the Musical," the American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy's journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul, is at Miller Auditorium May 9-14.
WMU students impress at three sales competitions across the country, showing their skills in role playing, marketing, management and speed selling.
More than $60,000 in funds for will be used for a communitywide effort to engage all students in the cause of fighting sexual assault and improve bystander intervention training.
WMU president John M. Dunn surprised Kim LaViolette with the announcement by driving up in a sponsor's car outside of the Bernhard Center.
Twelve Foundation Scholars helped special education students from King-Westwood Elementary create holiday crafts as service-learning project.
Tom Knific, professor of music and director of the jazz studies program, is profiled and featured on the magazine's cover along with other 2016 award recipients.
Using a process engineering students created, models of the bone can be studied by medical students and professionals without fear of damage.
Spring Safe on Campus training sessions for LBGT allies have been scheduled for Jan. 12, Feb. 8, March 1 and April 6.
Monthly rates for on-campus apartments and apartment-style residential units will increase by $7 and $19, effective fall 2017.
WMU's Presidential Search Advisory Committee outlines opportunities and challenges the next president will encounter as well as desired personal and professional qualities.
Despite a winter storm warning for Dec. 16-17, WMU still plans to hold its Saturday, Dec. 17, commencement ceremonies celebrating the graduation of more than 1,700 students.
Davis has earned the title of NCAA Consensus All-American after being named to the first team in three of the five official organizations used to determine the honor. He is the first player in WMU history to receive this title.
Corey Davis and Taylor Moton have been named to the Football Writers Association of America All-American team. This is the first time in program history the Broncos have been honored by the FWAA.
Nominate groups or individuals who support WMU's diversity and inclusion goals by Tuesday, Jan. 3. Recipients will be recognized at the 2017 Spring Convocation Recognition Friday, Feb. 17.
James and Lois Richmond's gift will make possible a new Richmond Product Design and Innovation Institute, combining resources of three WMU colleges and top names in southwest Michigan manufacturing.
Historian Dr. James P. Cousins recently published a new book that examines the growth and transformation of higher education in the early 19th century.
Trustees approved a 3 percent increase in Dunn's salary for his final year, which triggered a $65,000 gift to boost funds for scholarships and other student needs.
The Mohammad Hossein Yassaman Endowment for Chemistry, established by Hashem and SuzAnne Akhavan-Tafti, will support a student who is involved in the study or development of renewable energy technologies.
Dr. Sherine O. Obare, professor of chemistry and interim associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, has been appointed associate vice president for research.
Through a statewide effort called Michigan Gateways to Completion, WMU is aiding students who typically struggle in biology, chemistry, math, physics and psychology.