WMU is joining a cohort of universities in a three-year institutional change effort to develop inclusive faculty recruitment, hiring and retention practices in STEM fields—part of the NSF INCLUDES initiative.
Michigan Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist visited WMU's campus Monday, Oct. 21, to help launch the testing of accessible autonomous shuttles aimed at improving transportation options for people with disabilities. Two WMU graduate students, Nick Goberville and Johan Rojas, are helping coordinate and carry out the multimillion-dollar project.
WMU was one of 93 institutions from around the nation named an annual HEED honoree by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine and has been honored by the publication each year since 2013.
The new scholars exemplify the academic prowess and diversity of backgrounds high school grads bring to WMU each fall.
WMU is launching a Carbon Neutrality Committee as it works to explore ways to advance the University's commitment to reducing its carbon footprint and strengthen its Climate Action Plan.
He joined former first lady Michelle Obama and some 200 others recognized for achievements in academia, the arts, business, government and public affairs.
Planting the Seeds of Sustainability
Hundreds of native plants are being raised at the University and used in ecological restoration projects all over campus.
Landscape Services personnel created a large-scale house that is providing nesting habitat for bees and other pollinators that help keep the native plants at the Parkview Campus healthy.
A New Chapter in Business Development
The Kalamazoo Refugee Resource Collaborative debuted a pilot program this summer to help middle- and high school-aged refugees get the tools they need to be successful in the American school system.
For the first time, the Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project is exploring underneath an old dump in Niles, doubling the size of their archaeological site.
Master's student Tre Goodhue is developing programming for experiences at facilities like the National Museum of Natural History and National Museum of American History, among others.
WMU's chapter of Engineers without Borders recently organized a project for kids at the Refugee Education Center.