Events and Announcements

 

Congratulations to WMU’s chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers for being named one of the 2020 Champ Award recipients from Communities In Schools of Kalamazoo. NSBE was honored for their commitment to volunteering at Kalamazoo Central High, providing tutoring, and mentorship to students with an interest in STEM. WMU NSBE’s volunteering is inspirational and transformative for them and the high school students in which they have invested. Well done NSBE.

The West Michigan Chamber of Commerce’s Building Bridges Through Education initiative has announced its inaugural Fellowship program for 2020-21.  BBTE Fellows is a culturally relevant, early career placement, and development pilot. The competitive, two-semester long fellowship aims to assist talent and strengthen the diverse workforce pipeline in Michigan. Thirty-five students representing Ferris State University, Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Valley State University, Hope College, Michigan State University, and Western Michigan University were named the inaugural fellows. We are proud to announce that the following 8 fellows are Broncos: Leandro Bautista- Interior Design, Aunner Calderon- Biomedical Sciences, Alondra Ponce- Exercise Science, Giselly Silva- Biomedical Sciences, Cristian Vasquez- Biochemistry, Daisy Rivera- Pre-Nursing, Jose Cortex- Urban Planning, and Alondra Diaz- Film, Media & Video Studies.

 

RESOURCES

If you are struggling to have consistent Wi-Fi access please go to the WMU Help Hub which has a list of resources for free to low-cost internet service at home. 

Also, PCs for people are another resource that provides low-cost computers and internet service to families based on income. You can find more information HERE.
 

SELF-CARE Events

If you are anxious about current events, here are some resources available to you:

  • Call Counseling Services at (269)387-1850 for an appointment.
  • Download the WellTrack App at your smartphone app store.
  • See other resources we've compiled here
  • Sign up for a webinar here

WHAT YOU CAN DO?

  • Establish a relaxation routine
  • Take care of your physical health

 

Anti-Racism Reading List

The following pdf has a list of 20 Anti-Racism Books.

Anti-Racism Reading List

 

Celebration of Excellence fall 2020

Click the link below to view the fall 2020 virtual celebration.

 LINK 

Communities in Collaborations: Academic (6/20/20)

 

Video of Communities in Collaboration

Communities in Collaborations: Student Affairs (6/27/20)

 

Video of Communities in Collaboration

Communities in Collaborations: Public Safety

 Live Streamed on July 11, 2020, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. via YouTube. This will be a dialogue between students from WMU and KVCC and public safety officers from both campuses to discuss the issues of racial inequities regarding policing, especially of Black students. 

Join Us at the Link Below

Video of Communities in Collaboration

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