The team has been awarded a $161,802 grant from the Michigan Department of Transportation to study changing speed limits on Michigan interstate freeways.
The newly approved and balanced budget includes a 2.43 percent increase of $9.4 million in both total revenue and expenses, as compared with last year's budget.
Acting in formal session, WMU's Board of Trustees approved a recommendation to increase tuition and required fees for 2016-17 by 4.19 percent.
Improvements associated with construction of WMU's new Valley Dining Center will result in closure of a key portion of the road from 7 a.m. Tuesday, July 5, through the close of business Friday, July 8.
Except for essential and emergency services, WMU offices will be closed Monday, July 4, in observance of U.S. Independence Day. Summer classes will not meet July 4.
Beginning this fall, WMU will offer new majors in business analytics and business law, addressing growing student interest and increasing industry demand for professionals in those areas.
Dr. Donald F. Sellin, professor emeritus of special education, died May 16 at age 82. He joined the faculty in 1969 and retired in 1990 after 21 years of service to the University.
Dr. Terrence M. Curran has been appointed WMU's associate provost for enrollment management following a nationwide search.
The competitive Global Ambassadors Scholarship annually supports early-career study abroad experiences for 100 eligible incoming freshmen.
Berwin H. Bergman, a retired carpet and tile layer, died May 28, at age 75. He joined the staff in 1986 and retired in 2002 after 16 years of service to the University.
Pickard, a 1964 alumnus of WMU, will serve through 2020, finishing out the eight-year term now vacant due to the death of Ronald E. Hall.
The funding enables the Michigan Geological Survey at WMU to do vital work to assess, protect and carefully develop Michigan's vital natural resources.
Graduation exercises, tailored for students in specific academic programs, have been set for 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 25, in Miller Auditorium.
Elizabeth Bates and Shelby Satkowiak will join 50 other teams of women pilots Tuesday through Friday, June 21-24, for the 2016 Air Race Classic.
What started as a class project has now evolved into a student organization on campus, an annual service trip to Panama and plans to bring dance education to at-risk youth in Kalamazoo.
Shacara Burrell, Karina Ortiz-Paccheco and Laura Pacheco del Castillo are the recipients of the scholarships, offered on a competitive basis to exceptional students enrolled in graduate programs.