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It’s time to Rethink Smart

At Western, you can seek a deeper understanding of who you are and who you’re meant to become. Beyond book smarts, your potential lies in your pursuit of purpose. It’s unleashed in a tenacity to question answers and the ability to think differently. It’s time to Rethink Smart. Are you ready?

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    See how we can help you explore your potential and pursue your purpose.

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    You’ll find endless opportunities to grow as a student, individual and member of a thriving community.

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    We have academics, faculty mentors and experiential learning that will help you reach your goals after graduation.

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    This historic $550 million gift is a commitment to WMU’s mission to create an inclusive education that empowers people and communities to create a bright future for all.

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    Holistic wellness tools available to Broncos—YOU at Western, WellTrack and Uwill—promote self-reflection and allow students to be proactive with their health and well-being.

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    The new student center will be the heart of campus where students will find community and belonging.

  • I've had the opportunity and been challenged to further develop introspection, interpersonal relationships and be a lifelong learner as I depart ... I'm happy I chose Western because of the community we have here; we strive for excellence for every student in every type of way.

    Kendall Owens '19, nursing and dance (from Plymouth, Michigan)

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Events

Special talk by the Consul General of Japan

Date: Oct. 4
Time: 3:30pm

The Soga Japan Center is hosting a special talk by the Consul General Yusuke Shindo at Sangren Hall Room 1920. The title is "Japan: People, Society, Tradition and its Relations with the US." This event is free and open to the public.

Chinese Deaf Culture

Date: Oct. 4
Time: 4:00pm
Location: Zoom

A free online lecture “Chinese Deaf Culture” is scheduled to be on October 4 at 4PMJoin this online presentation and learn about the Chinese deaf culture!

Poetry Reading: The Vaudeville Horse

Date: Oct. 4
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Zhang Legacy Collections Center

Join Elizabeth Kerlikowske as she reads from her book, The Vaudeville Horse, "a whimsical, yet honest and eye-opening poetry chapbook." Register now.

Scholarly Success Skills for Graduate Students Series

Date: Oct. 5
Time: noon
Location: Online and in-person at Waldo Library

Attend a Scholarly Success Skills workshop and discover the tools and skills you need to succeed as a graduate student. From data visualization to reviewing the literature to preparing for human subject research, these free workshops help you build the skills you need for your research and future careers.

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