A man and woman tend to plants inside a greenhouse.

Farm Fresh

WMU experts, alum describe how and why locally sourced food is enjoying a renaissance. The pandemic is playing a key role in changing consumer buying and eating behaviors.

Eat with a purpose

Antigen testing

A Sindecuse Health Center worker dressed in protective garb inserts a swab into a masked man's nose as he sits in the car.

WMU now has rapid-result COVID-19 testing

Active COVID-19 antigen testing, which offers results within 15 minutes, is now available at WMU's Sindecuse Health Center, one of only a few sites in Kalamazoo County. Though symptomatic individuals are prioritized, members of the WMU, Kalamazoo College and Kalamazoo Valley Community College communities can get tested whether they have symptoms of the virus or not.

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Resilient

WMU professor unites health care heroes, Broadway stars to raise spirits and funds during pandemic

Jay Berkow, director of music theatre performance, spearheaded the Resilient Project—bringing together dozens of Broadway stars to sing his inspirational anthem, "Resilient," alongside frontline health care workers. The project is raising money for three national charities.

Broadway meets Broncos

Pandemic Art

  • Students holding up individual letters in separate photos spelling out "Focusing on self care."

    Students in Bill Davis' Digital Photo I course had to transition to distance education in the middle of the semester, some without the necessary camera or editing equipment. Using their own experiences and whatever tools they had at home, they found ways to express themselves and become better artists despite having limited resources. They created imaginative photos portraying the fear, solitude, hope and even humor of life during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Broncos Giving Back

  • A mother and her son kneel beside bags of groceries in their home.

    Dr. Renée Branch Canady,  who is CEO of the Michigan Public Health Institute and Celeste Sanchez Lloyd, Community Program Manager at Strong Beginnings, are among a diverse group of two dozen medical professionals, health and community leaders appointed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to the Michigan Coronavirus Task Force on Racial Disparities. Led by Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist, the group is tasked with developing strategies to address the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on communities of color in Michigan.

Path to Success

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Path to Success

Western Michigan University's 2020 graduates are navigating an uncertain job market, but Career Services is virtually helping these Broncos land a career.

Looking to the future

Staying Connected

Ready to Serve

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Ready to Serve

Despite mounting uncertainty, Western Michigan University nursing students say they're ready to join the ranks of health care workers fighting COVID-19.

Preparing for the pandemic

Stay Healthy