Free, public Study Abroad Fair is first step to journey of a lifetime
The ancient Chinese philosopher Laozi wisely advised his contemporaries that the journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. Western Michigan University students are invited to take their first step toward planning an overseas learning experience as part of their degree program by attending the annual Study Abroad Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 14, on campus in the Bernhard Center's East Ballroom. Read more.
Community invited to participate in Parade of Flags
Fulbright student awards go to WMU alumni, doctoral candidate
Two recent Western Michigan University alumni and a current doctoral candidate have won highly competitive Fulbright awards to conduct research or teach English overseas for the 2015-16 academic year. The trio is comprised of Keith Carver, a spring 2015 graduate from Marshall; Peter Dobek, a doctoral candidate from McHenry, Illinois; and Ian Magnuson, a spring 2014 graduate from Battle Creek. Read more.
Mexican migration focus of documentary screening and panel discussion
"Both Sides of the Fence (Los Dos Lados de la Frontera)," a documentary focused on understanding the barriers and challenges faced by Mexicans who migrate to the United States will be shown in a free, open-to-the-public screening planned for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, in the Fetzer Center’s Putney Auditorium on Western Michigan University's main campus. Read more.
CELCIS one of six programs worldwide to reach accreditation milestone
Western Michigan University's internationally recognized center for English language instruction is one of just six programs worldwide to already have achieved a second reaccreditation by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation. Read more.
Free community celebration commemorates Chinese Moon Festival
The second annual China Festival at Western Michigan University commemorates the traditional Chinese Moon Festival, which will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, in WMU's Student Recreation Center. Read more.
China's rise in spotlight during 2015-16 Sichel Series
Six experts on China will take a close look at the emergence of the Asian nation as an economic and political superpower in the coming months when they visit Western Michigan University as part of the restructured Werner Sichel Lecture Series. Read more.
Germans and their Nazi past on tap in Ethics Center season opener
An expert on the regional history of Weimar, Germany, and Nazi Germany will examine the issue of Germans and their Nazi past when he speaks this month at Western Michigan University. Read more.