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Graduate Writing Circles (virtually every Thursday)
The Graduate College will continue providing a virtual graduate student Writing Circle during the Summer II 2022 session on Thursdays from 1 to 4 p.m. ET. Learn more at

Congratulations to Tabitha DiBacco, Department of Psychology, for being selected as the winner at the 78th Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools. Her presentation, A Two Session ACT Intervention with Healthcare Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic, was selected from among 40 entries. This marks the first time that a WMU graduate student has won the competition!

Historic Walking Tour: Schoolcraft Township Cemetery

Date: Aug. 25
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Meet at northwest corner of U.S. 131 and West Lyons Street

Get active this summer and learn about Kalamazoo history and the Schoolcraft Township Cemetery during this walking tour with regional history curator Lynn Houghton.

Historic Walking Tour: Libraries in Kalamazoo

Date: Aug. 26
Time: 8:00am
Location: Meet at Gazelle Sports

Get active this summer and learn about the history of Kalamazoo libraries during this walking tour with regional history curator Lynn Houghton.

U.S. Labor Day

Date: Sep. 5
Time: All day

No classes. Many WMU offices closed.

Graduate Student Slide Presentations
Thank you to all participants who participated in WMU’s Graduate College Research Presentations Week earlier this spring! This event recognized the research of 22 graduate students and provided an opportunity for them to share their work with the University community. Twelve students listed below were selected for their outstanding research presentations. Congratulations!

Highest Score
Xin Li, Teaching, Learning, and Educational Studies
Presentation title: “The Effect of Preschool and Kindergarten Participation on Later Achievement of Language-Minority Student: A Sociocultural Perspective”

Honorable Mention
Mousa Abushattal, Civil and Construction Engineering
Wisam Al Isawi, Chemistry
Mir Angkur, Applied Economics
Samantha Atkins, English
Melissa Beck, Communication
Listiani Eran, Mallinson Institute for Science Education
Ana Lidia Gungulo, Applied Economics
Mohammad Jaminur Islam, Computer Science
Nazife Onaral, Geological and Environmental Sciences
Shivi Saxena, Chemistry
Christopher Woodley, Mallinson Institute for Science Education

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