Dorothy Kaczmarek, a former Western Michigan University utility food worker for Bernhard Dining Services, died May 13 at age 78.
July 2018 WMU News
WMU's Fritz Allhoff spent last month at the University of Iceland working on cybersecurity and critical infrastructure issues, including co-organizing an international workshop on emerging arctic conflicts.
Imagine taking a trip that is 100 percent customized for you. The only catch is, you won't know where you're going until you get there. This is the idea behind Cluventure, a travel agency started by WMU student Desi Taylor.
The city of Kalamazoo has declared July 12, 2018, Walt Disney Day in Kalamazoo in honor of a WMU course that takes a group of honors students on a cross-country journey to explore Disney's legacy.
High school seniors competed for the Medallion Scholarships, the highest merit-based award WMU can bestow on an incoming freshman. All 32 runners-up were offered a $25,000 scholarship.
Renee Pearl will serve as the interim vice president for development and alumni relations while WMU conducts a national search. A search committee is expected to be announced in the coming weeks.
The Gartner's ranking serves to solidify the strength of WMU's integrated supply management program, which was one of only three to be ranked in all three evaluation categories.
Pilot Lauren Quandt, of Grosse Ile; co-pilot Shelby Satkowiak, of Mio; and teammate Kelly Erdmann, of Southfield, captured fifth place overall in the women-only Air Race Classic cross-country flying event.
WMU Regional History Curator Lynn Houghton and the historic Kalamazoo Mall will be featured on the PBS show "10 Streets That Changed America," airing Tuesday, July 10, nationwide.
The Fort St. Joseph Summer Lecture Series begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, at the Niles District Library. A free open house is planned for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 4-5, at the corner of Fort and Bond streets.
With his nonprofit social startup, Lansing 5:01, WMU alumnus Christopher Sell is helping the Lansing area attract and retain top talent by coordinating unique events and career-focused initiatives that illustrate the best opportunities for living, working and playing in the region.