June 2013 WMU News

College names business career center director

Geralyn Heystek has been appointed to the position of director of business career services in the Haworth College of Business. Heystek replaces Linda Ickes, who retired earlier this year.

Pamela J. McElroy obituary

Pamela J. McElroy, a former WMU director of corporate foundation relations, died May 29 at age 59. A memorial service will be held in her honor at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 13, in St. Monica Catholic Church.

Robert H. 'Bob' Luscombe obituary

Robert H. "Bob" Luscombe, retired dean emeritus of WMU's College of Fine Arts, died June 8 at age 77. He will be honored during a memorial service from 11 a.m. to noon Friday, June 14, in Richland, Mich.

Breakfast series to feature discussion of WMU Archives

Sharon Carlson, director of the WMU Archives and Regional History Collections, will speak at 8 a.m. Friday, June 28, in the final installment of the 2012-13 Keystone Community Bank Breakfast Speaker Series.

Island Festival features music, food

The Island Festival features three days and nights of reggae music Thursday to Saturday, June 20-22, at the Arcadia Creek Festival Place in downtown Kalamazoo. Admission is free before 4 p.m. each day.

New campus emergency communication system in place

The University has switched to a new emergency alert system, allowing for the transmission of information in text message as well as voice format. Currently registered phone numbers will be transferred to the new system.

Minnie F. Bare obituary

Minnie F. Bare, a retired custodian in the Department of Facilities Management, died Nov. 8, 2012. She joined the staff in 1972 and retired in 1985.

Yousef Alavi obituary

Yousef Alavi, emeritus in mathematics and statistics, died May 21 at age 85. He will be remembered during a memorial service at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 29, in Kanley Chapel.

Bronco Bash returns for 33rd year in new location

The 33rd annual Bronco Bash is set for 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at the pedestrian mall in front of Sangren Hall. Applications are now being accepted for vendor booths and entertainment.

New WMU T-shirt benefits student scholarship

Part of the proceeds from the sale of a new WMU T-shirt will go toward a student scholarship fund. The Western Student Association is selling the shirts in the Campus Pointe Plaza and online.

Miller Auditorium announces staff additions

Heather Ricketts has taken on the role of director of community engagement, and Bethany Gauthier has begun working as the assistant director of marketing in a full-time capacity.