Community members as well as WMU students and employees from the Great Lakes area will be meeting April 13-14. The deadline for early registration is 11:59 p.m., EST, Friday, March 23.
March 2018 WMU News
An early April induction of up to 81 top juniors and seniors will mark the 20th anniversary of WMU's chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most prestigious honors organization in the nation.
Supporters of WMUK may donate to the station year-round or during on-air membership drives, such as the spring drive that will begin Tuesday, March 20.
The annual scholarship fundraising dinner honoring the legacy of César E. Chávez is set for March 24. Reservations are encouraged at (269) 387-4420 by March 20.
First-year student Ryan Demas and junior Stacy Zoeller represented WMU in the University of Toledo Invitational Sales Competition, coached by senior Marissa Bruno and Associate Professor of Marketing Dr. Kelley O'Reilly.
Open to the entire campus community and surrounding area, workshops will be held in the lower level of Waldo Library. No registration is needed.
The annual WMU Drum Choir concert, free and open to the public, will take place at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 29, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.
WMU's student-run noncommercial radio station, WIDR 89.1 FM, won an award for best underwriting spot at the 78th annual Intercollegiate Broadcasting System conference.
Public Radio station WMUK 102.1 FM was recognized for broadcasting excellence, receiving three awards in this category from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters at the Great Lakes Media Show.
Chris Burns, senior fixed-income analyst at Greenleaf Trust, will give a presentation titled "Feeling Vertigo? An Update on Financial Markets and the Economy" at 8 a.m. Friday, March 30, in 2150 Schneider Hall.
A listing of all camps, with new listings added as information becomes available, can be found at wmich.edu/admissions/camps. Some scholarships are available.
The Success @ WMU initiative will provide a peer mentor to all new first-year, transfer and international students during their first year at WMU.
Alumnus Robert Kaiser, owner and chief executive officer of Gallagher-Kaiser Corporation, has given a generous naming gift to fund the renovation and expansion of the sales lab in the Haworth College of Business.
Donate from 11 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. Thursday, March 22, in the Student Recreation Center's indoor tennis courts to help WMU beat Central Michigan in the annual Blood Bash.
WMU's Department of Public Safety has been recognized as the No. 3 university police force in the nation for its campus safety initiatives.
Dr. Diane Ravitch, author and renowned research professor of education at NYU, will speak on "Education Reform and the Promise of Education" at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 22, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.
Poet Marcelo Hernandez Castilo will read from his works at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 15, as part of the spring 2018 Gwen Frostic Reading Series at WMU.
WMU is conducting a nationwide search for a newly created position—vice president for marketing and strategic communication.
The WMU Board of Trustees will meet Wednesday, March 14, in Grand Rapids to review new initiatives that will impact all of West Michigan for the coming decades.
Dennis R. Corbin, senior associate athletic director for medical services at Western Michigan University, died March 7 at age 63. A memorial service is scheduled for Monday, March 12.
A new online training module and a new campus climate survey—both focused on sexual misconduct—will be rolled out to the campus community this month.
WMU is seeking volunteers to help host several campus water and aid stations and excitement zones for runners participating in the Kalamazoo Marathon Sunday, May 6.
The Campus Kids Summer Program will run from June 18 to Aug. 24, and each week will feature a different theme with special-interest topics. It is open to children who have completed kindergarten, up to age 12.
The Student Sustainability Survey measures student awareness, interest and support for campus sustainability projects. The survey is open to all currently registered WMU students through March 31.
In the wake of recent high-profile mass shootings, Western Michigan University's Dr. Whitney DeCamp has been serving as an expert for media nationwide on the question of whether such violence is linked to teen video game use.
Performances of Larry David's comedy "Fish in the Dark" run Friday, March 16, through Sunday, March 25, in the Gilmore Theatre Complex.
WMU's Symphony Orchestra and University Chorale will present a free concert in collaboration with the Kalamazoo Latvian Association and the Latvian Ministry of Culture at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 25.
Dr. Carol Harden, former president of the Association of American Geographers, will talk about preparing for natural disasters by responding to and anticipating changing climates at 3 p.m. Friday, March 16.
On his second U.S. tour, Sato Michiyoshi will perform a unique blend of traditional and modern styles on the "shamisen," a Japanese three-stringed banjo, at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 12, in the Dalton Center Lecture Hall.
Students will pitch their business ideas during the O'Shaughnessy Business Pitch Competition and Showcase Friday, March 23. Current WMU students have until Sunday, March 18, to sign up to compete for cash prizes.