June 2013 WMU News

Mary J. Bullock obituary

Mary J. Bullock, retired library assistant in the Education Library, died Saturday, June 22, at age 76. A visitation will be held Sunday, June 30, with a memorial service set for Monday, July 1.

Sue S. Coates obituary

Sue S. Coates, retired chair of the former Department of Home Economics and Department of Consumer Resources and Technology, died Friday, June 14, at age 86. Online condolences may be left at parkerfuneralservice.com.

New visual identity materials posted

WMU's Visual Identity Program guidelines hvae been updated. The guidelines are designed to help ensure that units across campus are representing the University in a polished and professional way.

Bike race part of weekend of cycling events

An upcoming weekend of activities scheduled for area cyclists features the eighth annual competitive cycling day, set for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at WMU's BTR Park.

WMU to confer some 1,300 degrees during summer commencement

The Saturday, June 29, commencement will be held at Miller Auditorium, with ceremonies at 9 a.m. and noon. Degrees to be granted include 862 at the bachelor's level, 460 at the master's level and 21 at the doctoral level.

Lee Allen Cliffman obituary

Lee Allen Cliffman, a licensed plumber at Western Michigan University, died June 15 at age 60. Services are set for 1 p.m. Thursday, June 20, in the chapel of Calvary Bible Church in Kalamazoo

Ronald J. Pelc obituary

Ronald J. Pelc, a retired associate registrar, died June 3 at age 77. A memorial service will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, June 20, in the Beacon Club in Portage, Mich.

Interim dean of engineering college named

Dr. Edmund Tsang, associate dean of WMU's College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, has been named interim dean of the college, effective Monday, July 1.

Trustees approve tenure for 18 faculty members

Eighteen faculty members were granted tenure by the WMU Board of Trustees at its June 12 meeting. The status will be effective with the beginning of the 2013-14 academic year.

Forty-one faculty members receive promotions

Trustees have approved promotions of 41 faculty members effective with the beginning of the 2013-14 academic year. The promotions range from the rank of faculty specialist II to full professor.

WMU's sales program again recognized for excellence

The WMU sales and business marketing program once again has been named a top university sales program by the Sales Education Foundation. Fewer than 20 universities nationwide share the distinction.