Western News is the newsletter for and about Western Michigan University faculty and staff members. The Office of University Relations publishes Western News every other week, when classes are in session, during the fall and spring semesters and the first summer session.
Publication dates for 2013-14 are: Sept. 5 and 19; Oct. 3, 17 and 31; Nov. 14; Dec. 5; Jan. 9 and 23; Feb. 6 and 20; March 13 and 27; April 10; May 8 and 22; and June 5 and 19. Western News will be on hiatus following the June 19 issue for the remainder of the summer.
Items to be considered for publication should be submitted by 5 p.m. Friday the week preceding publication to Jeanne Baron in the Office of University Relations by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, fax to (269) 387-8422 or campus mail to mail stop 5433. The first fall 2014 publication date is Thursday, Sept. 4. Submissions for that issue are due by 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29.
Questions may be directed to Jeanne Baron or other Western News staff members.
Available below are all editions of Western News published during the 2013-14 academic year. The most recent issue is listed first. If you are not able to view these PDF files, you may need to download a free copy of Adobe Reader.
Western News, June 19, 2014
Story highlights: New trustee named to governing board; Zhang Center earns certification as 'green' building; Snyder announces Kellogg Foundation's Woodrow Wilson Fellows; On Campus with Jennifer Halseth.
Western News, June 5, 2014
Story highlights: Grant focuses on STEM instruction reform; WMU receives national Climate Leadership Award; Sessions set to explain employee, dependent enrollment benefits; On Campus with Brenda Hamlyn.
Western News, May 22, 2014
Story highlights: WMU commits to climate change response; Celebration to highlight creativity, diversity, community; Teams of student-athletes make NCAA academic ‘honor roll’; WMU becomes part of Osher Lifelong Learning Institute network; On Campus with Norma Sylvester.
Western News, May 8, 2014
Story highlights: WMU-Air Zoo relationship being enhanced; Advisory group to guide teacher preparation programs; Researchers get major grant to improve canes used by blind; On Campus with Doreen Brinson.
Western News, April 10, 2014
Story highlights: WMU named finalist for national award; Gala premiere set for screening of new-employee video; University pledges to increase study abroad enrollment; On Campus with Bradley Horstman.
Western News, March 27, 2014
Story highlights: Five engineering dean candidates to visit; Final design plans for new alumni center revealed; University garners two new grants related to water quality; Dunn elected to national higher ed board; On Campus with Marilyn Johnson.
Western News, March 13, 2014
Story highlights: Medical school named for Homer Stryker; Program one of two to achieve CMA certification; Campus gears up for Sept. 1 start of tobacco-free status; On Campus with Kathy Dziepak.
Western News, Feb. 20, 2014
Story highlights: Project will result in broader autism services; Design meetings set for dining center initiative; WMU earns sixth Tree Campus certification, finds rare tree species; Researchers focusing on northern Michigan for CO2 storage; On Campus with Lewis Hamilton.
Western News, Feb. 6, 2014
Story highlights: Sangren continues earning design praise; WMU literary press recognized with award, grant; News-oriented quiz show episode to be taped on campus; On Campus with Cat Fuller.
Western News, Jan. 23, 2014
Story highlights: Efforts to aid former foster care youth cited; Hettinger, Asmonga-Knapp to lead WMU board; College of Aviation to celebrate 75 years of aviation education; Public gets detailed look at design plans for new alumni center; On Campus with Sue Ketchum.
Western News, Jan. 10, 2014
Story highlights: Annual MLK celebration starts next week; Alumni center to incorporate core of East Hall only; Building setbacks net about $200,000 in energy-cost savings; On Campus with Tom Comer.
Western News, Dec. 5, 2013
Story highlights: WMU attracting international students at high rate; Research universities partner to increase faculty diversity; Wolfinbarger is state’s professor of year; On Campus with Al Shifflett.
Western News, Nov. 14, 2013
Story highlights: University to celebrate MLK’s 1963 visit, talk; WMU named ‘Best for Vets’ for fourth consecutive year; New director named to head Michigan Geological Survey; On Campus with Trent Hines.
Western News, Oct. 31, 2013
Story highlights: Researchers leading $1.4 million project; Donations sought to conserve East Hall’s two wings; More than 50 longtime employees to be inducted into 25 Year Club this year; On Campus with Shawn Tenney.
Western News, Oct. 17, 2013
Story highlights: Board OKs $1 million for alumni center; Coming year will fundamentally change WMU, Dunn says; Zhang Legacy Collections Center dedication slated; Upjohn Center takes top international honor for map product; On Campus with Adrienne Fraaza.
Western News, Oct. 3, 2013
Story highlights: WMU celebrates 90 years of homecoming; Academic convocation gets 2013-14 off to good start; Leading faculty members earn Universitywide scholar awards; On Campus with Shannon Rininger.
Western News, Sept. 19, 2013
Story highlights: Rare potash deposit rediscovered in state; WMU again on U.S. News' top-tier universities list; Surge seen in several 2013 enrollment categories; Five employees earn Universitywide service, teaching awards; On Campus with Maddy Day.
Western News, Sept. 5, 2013
Story highlights: University earns more national accolades; Report details successful first year in implementing strategic plan; Four staff members to receive annual Make a Difference Awards; On Campus with Vance Harris.
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