The Seita Scholars coaching program, for youths who have aged out of foster care to be successful in college, has become a model with broader applications.
Top News of 2016
Fotoula "Tulla Kaz" Kazanowski, a retired senior administrative assistant for the College of Arts and Sciences, died Jan. 7 at age 89.
An information session for the new degree program is slated for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, at WMU’s Grand Rapids Downtown regional location.
Jane Walter, a retired scanning machine operator, died Nov. 25, 2015, at age 92. She retired in 1987 after 14 years of service to the University.
Shirley R. Miars, a retired statistician in the Registrar's Office, died Nov. 17, 2015, at age 92. She retired in 1987 after 12 years of continuous service to the University.
Michel Legrand will receive the honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree in May while in Kalamazoo to perform at the 2016 Gilmore Keyboard Festival.
Kenneth V. Miller of Kalamazoo and Jeffrey Rinvelt of Ann Arbor have been elected chair and vice chair, respectively. Kahler B. Schuemann was elected secretary to the board.
Dr. Beverly J. Vandiver has been appointed the incoming editor-in-chief of the Journal of Black Psychology. The journal is published six times each year.
WMU has agreed to partner with Leaders Advancing and Helping Communities by boosting the value of individual awards made by the organization's Arab American Scholarship Foundation Program.
WMU has a growing number of educational opportunities and resources inside and outside the classroom designed to support and produce the next generation of entrepreneurs.
Robert Jack Smith, professor emeritus and chair of anthropology died Jan. 31. A gathering to celebrate his life will be held Saturday, Feb. 6.
Campus efforts toward promoting diversity and inclusion will be recognized at the University’s first Spring Convocation at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, in the Fetzer Center.
Dr. Jessaca Spybrook looks to plan studies that can better assess how well professional development initiatives for science teachers are working.
Marian Tripplett and Dr. Dee Ann Sherwood, both of the School of Social Work, will receive the the Innovative Teaching Award at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, in the Fetzer Center.
Jim Tripp, a painter/glazier, died Dec. 25, 2015, at age 62. An open house to celebrate his life will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13.
John J. Pruis, a former WMU vice president, professor and secretary to the Board of Trustees, died Friday, Jan. 15, at age 92.
George Kremer, a veteran low-vision professional is serving southwest Michigan residents as well as campus community in his new role.
Dr. Lambert R. VanderKooi, professor emeritus of electrical and computer engineering, died Nov. 17, 2015, at age 80. Services have been held.
Michael "Woody" Woodhams, former electrician in maintenance services, died Jan. 19. A memorial service will be held Monday, Jan. 25.
The terms of the new agreements are already enabling the delivery this semester of two upper-level law classes on WMU's main campus in Kalamazoo.
Janice S. Weaver, a retired Dining Services staff member, died Dec. 30, 2015, at age 68. Services have been held. A message book is available online.
Marvin "Geno" Milkovich, a former carpet cleaner, died Dec. 24 at age 83. A private graveside service is to be held.
Robert "Herb" Williams of Kalamazoo died Saturday, Jan. 16, in Battle Creek. A visitation is set for 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20.
College of Aviation researchers will use the grants to study weather information systems with the aim of improving general aviation safety.
Melissa Scheid, a second year physician assistant student, was awarded a $1000 scholarship by the Michigan Physician Assistant Foundation.
Elton Mayo, a former member of the Facilities Management staff, died Jan. 26, 2015, at age 83. Arrangements were handled by Life Story Funeral Homes-Betzler.
Joseph T. MacLean, former manager of the WMU Bookstore, died Sept. 11, 2015, at age 77. Services have been held.
Most board meetings are held on campus in the Bernhard Center at 11 a.m., but the 2016 schedule may be modified as necessary.
Edward W. Randt Jr., a retired journeyman plumber, died Dec. 24 at age 77. Visitation and the funeral service will be held Friday, Jan. 15, at 10 and 11 a.m., respectively.
John "Bokey" D. Satterfield Jr., a retired maintenance services manager, died Dec. 29 at age 73. A visitation is set for Jan. 8 with a service on Jan. 9.
Results for the annual American Prize competition were announced Dec. 30 by the Connecticut-based nonprofit organization.