WMU News

Photo of a pink corsage.
March 24, 2015 | WMU News

This year's prom will be held Thursday, April 2, in the Bernhard Center East Ballroom. Pre-entertainment begins at 5 p.m., and the dance runs from 7 to 10 p.m. Reservations are not required.

Photo of James Forman Jr.
March 27, 2015 | WMU News

A presentation Monday, March 30, by James Forman Jr. from the Yale Law School will kick off a new series of community forums called "Unequal Justice: Race, Class and the Criminal Justice System."

Photo of a WMU student at a career fair.
March 27, 2015 | WMU News

A five-year-old effort to track the postgraduate activities of WMU alumni has revealed a 90.1 percent rate of active engagement after graduation, with 80.1 percent employed in jobs related to their discipline.

Photo of Tatyana Fazlalizadeh.
March 26, 2015 | WMU News

Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, an African-American and Iranian artist and freelance illustrator originally from Oklahoma, will speak at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 2, in 1004 Richmond Center for Visual Arts.

Photo of Dorothy Christian.
March 26, 2015 | WMU News

The documentary, produced and directed by Dr. Jennifer Machiorlatti and first in a three-part series, will have its local debut at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, in 1025 Brown Hall.

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March 26, 2015 | WMU News

Drs. Julie Apker and Christine Browning have been named Graduate College Faculty Fellows for 2015. Fellows make significant contributions to WMU's graduate education while developing as campus leaders.

Light Center for Chinese Studies logo.
March 26, 2015 | WMU News

Dr. C. James Hueng and Dr. Xiaojun Wang are the recipients of the fourth annual Timothy Light Center for Chinese Studies Research grant. Each awardee will receive $3,000 to support a research project and publication.

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March 26, 2015 | WMU News

More than 400 middle and high school students from five counties will gather Saturday, March 28, or the Region 10 Science Olympiad competition. Many WMU students, faculty and staff volunteers will be on hand.

Photo of Dr. Simon Forde.
March 26, 2015 | WMU News

Dr. Simon Forde, who most recently served as the head of acquisitions at Amsterdam University Press and publisher of the press' European History list, has taken the helm of the Medieval Institute's publishing arm.

Tree Campus USA logo.
March 25, 2015 | WMU News

The national Arbor Day Foundation has again recertified WMU as a Tree Campus in recognition of the University's outreach efforts and effective management of its campus trees.

Photo of Judith Rypma.
March 25, 2015 | WMU News

Judith A. Rypma will read from her latest book, a collection of poems titled "Amber Notes," during a public reading at 8 p.m. Monday, March 30, on campus in 3025 Brown Hall.

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March 24, 2015 | WMU News

Applications to become Gibbs House Fellows, who are paid to research and work on campus sustainability projects and policies while living in the historic Gibbs House on Parkview Avenue, are due March 30.

 

Graphic depicting a drop of blood.
March 24, 2015 | WMU News

A blood drive is scheduled for noon to 8 p.m., Thursday, April 2, at the Student Recreation Center. The challenge, which pits WMU against CMU, runs through Friday, April 3.

Photo of WMU Equestrian Team trophy.
March 23, 2015 | WMU News

The team bested the University of Michigan to win the first regional title in its 22-year history. Eight riders will move on to the zone championship March 28  at Morehead State University.

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March 23, 2015 | WMU News

The Mid-year Report, posted online for the third year of the WMU Strategic Plan, finds that the University has embraced strategic planning and is becoming more mature in integrating it into the institutional culture.

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March 23, 2015 | WMU News

Two teams of students enrolled in WMU's integrated supply management program finished second and sixth overall in a field of 25 at the 2015 APICS Great Lakes District case competition Feb. 20-21.

Photo of Dr. Damon Williams.
March 19, 2015 | WMU News

Dr. Damon Williams, senior vice president and chief education officer of the Boys and Girls Club of America, will speak from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 26, in 157-159 Bernhard Center.

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March 19, 2015 | WMU News

The conference, which will include multiple breakout sessions on topics of student learning outcomes assessment, is set for 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 3.

WMUK-FM logo.
March 18, 2015 | WMU News

The awards from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters were presented in Lansing March 11. Programs honored included "WestSouthwest" and "Let's Hear It."

Photo of children's hands in a stack.
March 18, 2015 | WMU News

Camps for sports, music, creative writing, archeology, aviation and for gifted students are being offering this summer on WMU's campus. Registration is now open.

 

Western Student Assocation election logo.
March 17, 2015 | WMU News

Students will choose a new president and vice president for the WSA as well as weigh in on a Student Assessment Fee ballot referendum. Voting will be open March 23-27.

Photo of Comerica Park.
March 17, 2015 | WMU News

Ed Mayo and John Weitzel will discuss "Branding and the Baseball Fan Experience" at 8 a.m. Friday, March 27, in 2150 Schneider Hall. The event is free and open to the public and begins with breakfast at 7:30 a.m.

Photo of Michael Steele.
March 17, 2015 | WMU News

Michael Steele, founder, president and CEO of Advantage Communications Inc., will present the next Distinguished Speaker Series talk at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 26. Registration is requested.

Photo of the Bronco statue.
March 16, 2015 | WMU News

The top seniors in 47 WMU departments and programs will be recognized during the 35th annual Presidential Scholars Convocation Thursday, March 19. The honorees were selected from more than 6,000 senior students.

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March 12, 2015 | WMU News

On the heels of last fall's successful effort, beginning March 21 WMUK will once again feature a shorter pledge drive to raise funds to purchase programs and produce local shows.

Kalamazoo World Languages Film Festival logo.
March 10, 2015 | WMU News

The newly renamed Kalamazoo World Languages Film Festival is March 20-22 and March 27-29 and will include films from China, Germany, Japan, France, Spain, Canada and Arabic nations.

Photo of Anita Hill.
February 24, 2015 | WMU News

Hill will speak Monday, April 13 as part of the new "Raise Your Voice" speaker series. She was originally set to speak at an event on Feb. 3, which was postponed due to weather.

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February 2, 2015 | WMU News

Former tobacco company researcher and whistleblower Jeffrey Wigand will speak Tuesday, April 7, five days after the film about him, "The Insider," is screened.