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Another year of excitement and change has taken place at the Kalamazoo Autism Center
- WMU joins national alliance aimed at developing more inclusive and diverse STEM faculty
- WMU program promotes support in securing gainful employment
WMU launches new effort to advance climate commitment
- Department of Spanish faculty member and graduate students featured in Second Wave of SW Michigan article for Day of the Dead Altar
- Bringing Japanese religion and culture to career
- Beginning spring of 2020, Dunbar Hall will be fully renovated to accommodate students and campus. Renovations will be completed by Fall 2022.
- Dino Park makes its mark at WMU
- WMU secures NIH grant to use technology to battle opioid addiction
- WMU among recipients of nearly $1M NSF grant to boost women in STEM fields
- Beloved WMU religion and society professor, Dr. Rudolf Siebert, retires after a more than five-decade career; WMU holding conference in his honor
- Drs. Whitney and Elise DeCamp uncover racial bias in jury selection
- The Michigan Council of Teachers of English has named Dr. Jonathan Bush the 2019 recipient of the Charles Carpenter Fries Award
- Dr. Kathleen Baker guides organizations decisions through spatial data and analysis
- The sky is the only limit; Dr. Mine Dogan brings low frequency electromagnetic sensor system to WMU
- Dr. Angela Moe and Sunny, the therapy dog, provide healing comfort wherever their services are needed
- Dr. Anthony DeFulio will lead the research into opioid addiction and recovery using smartphone applications
- Dr. Carla Koretsky spoke with WoodTV 8 about the sharing of a nearly one million-dollar NSF grant to find ways to encourage more women to teach in STEM fields
- Dr. Elena Litvinova, associate professor of physics, was awarded the WMU Emerging Scholar Award
- Drs. Matthew Mingus, professor of public administration and director of the graduate programs, and Leah Omilion-Hodges, associate professor of communication, were honored as recipients of WMU's 2019 Distinguished Teaching Awards
- Dr. Brian Wilson, professor comparative religion, received WMU's 2019 Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award
- Dr. Wei-Chiao Huang, department chair and professor of economics, was awarded WMU's 2019 Distinguished Service Award
- Dr. Hedy Habra published a new poetry collection entitled "The Taste of the Earth"
- Dr. Ann Miles elected as new director of the University Center for the Humanities
- Dr. Lewis Pyenson awarded Life Membership in Royal Society of Canada
- Dr. Carla Koretsky and Dr. Terri Goss Kinzy recognized as 2019 Notable Women in STEM by Crain’s Detroit Business
- Lauren LaLonde travels far and wide, participating in numerous study abroad programs
- Twenty-two freshmen were inducted into the elite Medallion Scholars program at Western Michigan University. Nearly a quarter are from the College of Arts and Sciences.
- Sustainable brewing student Ellie Maddelein earns second scholarship
- A bird's eye view of Michigan's interdunal wetlands
Students, researchers dig deeper into history of Fort St. Joseph
- Arts and Sciences students receive top honor from Michigan Public Relations Society of America
- Sociology major Jacob Riccioni was accepted to American Sociological Association (ASA) Honors Program
- WMU alumna, Stephanie Hampton, named 2019 English teacher of the year
- Finding fortune: WMU alumni Roger Steininger unearths some of the world’s most significant gold and mineral discoveries
- WMU alumni, Jeremy Goldman, Neena Marion and Ann Feldmeier, create educational opportunities for Kalamazoo refugees
- Monica Orsolini (B.S.’85; M.A. ‘14) was recently nominated an Unsung Hero
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