January 2013 WMU News

New music concert features student ensemble

Birds on a Wire will premiere multimedia composition "Biodiversity," a composition by WMU professor Christopher Biggs, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

R. Luanne Stroup obituary

R. Luanne Stroup, a former buyer in WMU's purchasing department, died Jan. 19 at age 86. She retired in 1986 after over 18 years of service to the University.

'Trance Lady' to give interactive show

Comedic hypnotist Joanna Cameron, also known as "The Trance Lady," will present an interactive show at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, in the Bernhard Center's North Ballroom.

WMU is closed due to severe winter weather

Except for essential and emergency services, WMU is closed today, Jan. 31, due to severe winter weather. All classes are canceled. The closure includes the main campus in Kalamazoo and regional locations in Battle Creek, Grand Rapids and Traverse City.

Internationally renowned trio to give campus performance

The Zodiac Trio will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. The performance will be preceded by a 7 p.m. discussion hosted by Dr. Dan Jacobson, WMU professor of music.

Sam Robinson obituary

Sam Robinson, a retired manager of custodial services, died Thursday, Jan. 17 at age 83. He retired in 1991 after more than 29 years of service to the University.

Western Winds to perform first concert of 2013

Western Winds, a School of Music faculty and graduate student ensemble, will perform its first concert of 2013 at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

NPR counterterrorism correspondent to give talk

Dina Temple-Raston will address the nation's new and emerging challenges in dealing with terrorism and counterinsurgency during a free, public talk at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4, in the Fetzer Center's Putney Auditorium.

University Symphony Orchestra to premiere alumna composition

The University Symphony Orchestra will present a free concert featuring 20th century Russian composers and the premiere performance of an alumna composition at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, in Chenery Auditorium in Kalamazoo.

U.S. strategies in East Asia topic of lecture by visiting scholar

Rescheduled—Visiting Chinese scholar Dr. Ling Wei's lecture on "Rebalancing or Debalancing: The U.S. Strategies and New Asian Order," originally scheduled for Jan. 31, has been rescheduled for 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, in 2212 Dunbar Hall.

Some 175 employers to participate in Career Fair 2013

Employers representing a diverse array of organizations will be participating in Western Michigan University's 35th annual Career Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, in the Bernhard Center Ballroom. The event is free and open to the public but tailored to WMU students and alumni.

Nominations sought for 'Who's Who' program

WMU faculty and staff members are invited to nominate deserving students for inclusion in "Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges." The deadline for nominations is Friday, Feb. 1.

'Les Misérables' comes to Miller Auditorium

Long-running musical "Les Misérables" will kick off its run of eight Kalamazoo performances at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, at Miller Auditorium. Tickets range from $38 to $78.

WMU student athletes excel academically

University student athletes recorded the highest combined grade point average on record for WMU during the fall semester, including 38 student athletes who earned a perfect 4.0 GPA.

How to find out if WMU is closed

You can find out if WMU is closed due to inclement weather by calling (269) 387-1001, visiting wmich.edu, or tuning in to a local TV or radio station. The WMU Alert system is not used to announce weather closings.