The Epsilon Xi chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha Inc. fraternity will celebrate its 50-year history at WMU with various events Oct. 4-6, including a founder's banquet, speaker series, tailgate and more.
September 2012 WMU News
Homecoming Campus Classic 5K starts at 9:15 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, on Western Avenue in front of the Student Recreation Center; 1K starts at 8:45 a.m. in Lot 13 in front of the recreation center.
Dr. Ilmars Mezs, head of the International Organization for Migration in Riga, Latvia, will speak Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the Latvian Community Center, and Friday, Oct. 5, on campus.
Stand-up comedian Ty Barnett will perform at 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, in the Bernhard Center Ballroom. Admission is $1 with a valid student Bronco Card, and $2 without.
Alumnus Dr. Daniel J. Hurley will lead a discussion on the government's policymaking processes and their effect on public universities at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, in the Fetzer Center.
Defending CCHA Tournament champions move up from 13th in the preseason poll of one year ago, return 18 letterwinners including goalie and CCHA Tournament MVP Frank Slubowski.
Restaurants, retailers and other downtown Kalamazoo businesses vying Oct. 1-5 to become the champs of “Spirit Week,” creatively displaying WMU colors and emblems, flying WMU flags, offering student discounts.
The fair from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, in the Bernhard Center will provide information on graduate and professional studies at WMU and over 50 other graduate, professional and law schools.
WMU offers more than 70 study abroad programs in 30-plus countries. Learn about them at the Study and Intern Abroad Fair from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, in the Bernhard Center.
Students and young professionals are needed to teach English and help with internationalization projects in Japan. Learn more at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, in 3025 Brown Hall.
Engineering Expo will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27 in the main lobby of the Engineering and Applied Sciences Building on the Parkview Campus.
"The Art of Healing: Surviving Sexual Abuse," a collaboration between several artists, is on display in the college's second floor art gallery through the end of October.
A week of "We Bleed Brown and Gold" activities will culminate Friday and Saturday, Oct. 5-6, when students, alumni, families and fans gather for Homecoming Weekend 2012.
Brannon Cho, winner of multiple performance prizes for cello, will perform with the University Symphony Orchestra at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, in Miller Auditorium.
Keith C. Valentine, WMU alumnus and president of NuVasive Inc., will speak Wednesday, Oct. 3, as part of the first 2012-13 Distinguished Speaker Series event. Registration is required by Sept. 28.
Still time for Kalamazoo-area residents to sign up for free program that gives nontraditional students with low to moderate incomes access to rigorous humanities education.
The Medical Humanities Conference to address numerous interdisciplinary topics related to medical history and ethics Thursday to Friday, Sept. 27-28, at the Fetzer Center.
Celebrate the many cultures on campus by carrying a nation's flag in the annual Parade of Nations before kickoff of this year's Homecoming football game.
The Sones de Mexico Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the Dalton Center Recital Hall. The evening will include a pre-concert lecture introducing regional musical styles and instruments.
The 3rd annual WMUsic Showcase Spectacular, set for Sunday, Oct. 7, will feature performances by student and faculty ensembles to raise funds for School of Music student scholarships.
WMU Board of Trustees approved the retirements of two faculty members and nine staff members at its September meeting. Trustees also signed off on the return of three administrators to the faculty.
College of Engineering and Applied Sciences moves to differential tuition; students will see increased tuition and decreased fees beginning in the spring 2013 semester.
WMU's $8 million archives facility, which is being built on the Oakland Drive Campus, will bear the names of two of the University's most noted alumni, Charles and Lynn Zhang.
The University sees increased enrollment of honors college and international students, and of students attending class online or at regional institutions.
Trustees will consider a proposal to implement a differential tuition policy for the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences when they meet at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, in 157 Bernhard Center.
The public is invited to celebrate the completion of the new Sangren Hall, pedestrian mall and renovated Lee Honors College at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28.
The College of Aviation moves to introduce an aviation app, which could one day lead to iPads replacing paper maps in pilots' flight bags, into the flight science curriculum.
Set for 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, the Academic Convocation will feature President Dunn's State of the University address and recognize staff and faculty members for extraordinary service and scholarship.
Drs. Jon Adams and Richard Malott to receive Distinguished Teaching Awards, given to exceptional educators and mentors, during Friday's Academic Convocation.
Informational sessions for the new master's degree in organizational learning and performance will be held at the WMU regional location in Royal Oak, Mich., Sept. 26 and Nov. 7.