Fall/Winter 2019-20

Dr. Rudolf Siebert

Waging Peace

From unwilling German soldier to catalyst for civility, Dr. Rudolf Siebert has devoted his life to bringing people together to talk through their problems.

Read how he's helping find common ground

University News

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    Hidden gem. Innovation leader. WMU is garnering national accolades for its programs propelling students to success. Whether it's the University's commitment to student experiences, dedication to sustainability or emphasis on embracing diversity, Broncos earned high praise in 2019.

A Place to Become

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    Western Michigan University is not a place to go, it's a place to become. That's the mantra emerging from the Think Big initiative, which is reimagining the University's brand and its promise to students.

    Throughout the process, participants have distilled more than 300 ideas to create a shared vision that encompasses four core values: a WMU student journey will focus on purpose, career and well-being, all rooted in the foundation of flexibility.

Experiential Learning

Pioneer of Pride

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WMU's Office of Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay and Transgender Student Services—one of the oldest such offices in the country—celebrates 30 years on campus.

See how it's changed lives

Driving Research and Innovation

Expert Insights

Alumni Spotlight

(Being an orientation leader) was an amazing journey for me, and I discovered, if I followed my heart, I could really help the students I was meeting, Most of who I am, personally and as an HR professional, comes from that experience.

Karen Feller Baldwin

See how WMU shaped her professional life

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