October 2012 WMU News

O'Brien and Upton debate Monday at WMU

In their first debate of the campaign, Republican Fred Upton, a 13-term incumbent, and Democratic challenger Mike O'Brien will answer questions from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, in 3512 Knauss Hall.

Jazz concert features Grammy winner John Clayton

University Jazz Orchestra will perform with Grammy Award-winning bassist, composer and conductor John Clayton at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

Edwin Ryba obituary

Edwin Ryba, a former WMU staff member, died Sept. 22 at the age of 84. To make a memorial guestbook entry, visit dlmillerfuneralhome.com. Memorial gifts can be directed to Hospice of Southwest Michigan.

Jack S. Wood obituary

Jack S. Wood, professor emeritus and an environmentalist with a strong commitment to public service, died Sept. 18 at age 80. To leave a personal message, visit farleyestesdowdle.com.

Nita H. Hardie obituary

Nita H. Hardie, assistant professor emerita of political science and pioneer in the areas of gender and race, died Sept. 23 at age 83. Hardie retired in 1992 after 27 years of service.

New Sangren designed for instructional change and sustainability

The new Sangren Hall welcomed students in fall 2012. The 230,000-square-foot, sustainably designed facility features 50 classrooms with 2,435 instructional seats, an education library, a grants and research center, and office and clinical space for several programs.

Avoid online scams and identity theft

WMU reminds students, faculty and staff to exercise caution and common sense in their online dealings, and offers tips for avoiding online scams and identity theft.

WIDR celebrates 60th anniversary with dance party

WMU's independent student radio station, WIDR 89.1 FM, will host a 60th Birthday Dance Party Extravaganza at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at Bell's Eccentric Cafe in downtown Kalamazoo.

Panel to address climate change as a moral issue

Drs. Paul Clements, David Karowe and Ronald Kramer will share their views on climate change as it relates to morality at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, at the University Center for the Humanities.