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$1.5M in grants strengthen WMU's vision rehab and mobility programs

The Department of Blindness and Low Vision Studies at Western Michigan University has won two Rehabilitation Services Administration grants totaling nearly $1.5 million to strengthen recruiting efforts and increase the number of highly qualified vision rehabilitation therapists and orientation and mobility specialists over the next five years.

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PT program collects donations for youth shelter

Faculty and students in the Western Michigan University Doctor of Physical Therapy program collected goods to make a group donation to the Ark Shelter located in downtown Kalamazoo.

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Students represent WMU nursing at STEM event

Empower Success navigators Jared Bruner and Justin Crowley represented the WMU Bronson School of Nursing at the inaugural STEM Quest event, held at KVCC in November.

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WMU public health program shines in national opioid summit

The public health program at WMU provides students with opportunities to develop skills and competencies in various aspects of professional development. One example is a recent national opioid use disorder prevention advocacy summit in Washington D.C.

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Photography exhibit kicks off Native American Heritage Month at CHHS

On Friday, Nov. 1, the College of Health and Human Services unveiled a new photography installation in its second floor art gallery. Standing Rock: Photographs of an Indigenous Movement is a series of photographs of Native American resistance to the Dakota Access oil pipeline.

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Emerita recognized as Unsung Hero by Hannan Center

Donna Oas, associate professor emerita in the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, was selected as one of the Hannan Center's 2019 Class of 70 Over 70 Next Chapter Awards winners. Though she was nominated in their Lifelong Learner category, she was selected as an Unsung Hero Impact Winner.

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Sammons honored by alma mater for OT innovations

Dr. Fred Sammons, director of the Sammons Center for Innovation and Research in Occupation Based Technology and long-time supporter of the Department of Occupational Therapy at WMU will be honored at Virginia Commonwealth University on November 6 with a prestigious Alumni Star Award.