The Western Brass Quintet will present its annual Christmas concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8 at Miller Auditorium. Tickets are available at online or by calling (269) 387-2300 or (800) 228-9858.
November 2013 WMU News
An all-student cast will accompany award-winning vocalist Lillias White for several performances Dec. 5-7 in the Williams Theatre at the Gilmore Theatre Complex.
The University community is encouraged to participate in this year's national day of giving Tuesday, Dec. 3, by making a donation to support student scholarships. Gifts may be made online Dec. 3 only.
Senior engineering students at WMU will unveil their projects from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, during the 53rd Conference on Senior Engineering Design.
WMU is embracing a new nationwide program aimed at expanding how higher education views sustainability and transforming the way campuses collect data to document sustainability achievements.
Dr. John E. Martell Jr., retired assistant dean of the Lee Honors College, died Nov. 12 at age 71. Honors college officials are planning a memorial service that will be announced at a later date.
Matthew Moersch, winemaker and distiller for Entente Spirits, LLC, will speak at 8 a.m. Friday, Dec. 6, in 2150 Schneider Hall. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (269) 387-6059 or at wmich.edu/business/e-rsvp.
WMU will commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s visit to campus and speech at Read Fieldhouse at noon Monday, Dec. 2, in the North Ballroom of the Bernhard Center.
The exhibit "Al LaVergne: Sequences" is on display in the Richmond Center for Visual Arts' Kerr Gallery through Friday, Dec. 20. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
The annual Frostic School of Art Faculty Exhibition is on display in the Richmond Center for Visual Arts' Monroe-Brown Gallery through Friday, Dec. 20. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
The campus community is invited to enjoy a special holiday meal from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at the Bernhard Café. Cash, Dining Dollars, Visa, MasterCard and Discover are accepted at the Bernhard Café cash register.
WMU employees interested in applying for the faculty-staff 2014 summer study abroad program can learn more at an information session at 5:10 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014.
Two sales and business marketing students have earned top honors in a national sales competition, jointly securing more than $10,000 in scholarships and landing WMU a second-place finish.
Dr. Karen M. Lancendorfer, WMU associate professor of marketing, has been elected president of the American Academy of Advertising. She will serve a 3-year term beginning in January.
The University community is invited to attend a reception honoring the most recent recipients of semiannual Make a Difference awards at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, in 157 Bernhard Center.
The Historical Society of Michigan has presented a State History Award to the Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project. The award is in the educational programs category.
Dr. Stephen M. Wolfinbarger, professor of music, has been named the 2013 Michigan Professor of the Year. Wolfinbarger has been a WMU faculty member since 1986.
The annual holiday favorite, "A Choral Christmas," will feature all three of WMU's traditional choral ensembles Saturday, Dec. 7. Concerts begin at 4 and 7:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 321 W. South St., in Kalamazoo.
WMU is exceeding the national average in attracting international students according to the 2013 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange, which was released Nov. 12.
The deadline to register for the 2013 Administrative Professional Association holiday gathering is 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27. APA-eligible staff members and their guests are invited to attend.
Poinsettias purchased through the Professional Support Staff Organization's annual sale can be used as seasonal gifts or decorations. Orders for the festive plants are being accepted through 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25.
Josh Ruebner, national advocacy director of the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, will speak at 7 p.m., Saturday Nov. 23, in 211 Bernhard Center. The event is free and open to the public.
Dr. Patrick H. Munley, professor and chair of the Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology at WMU, is the new chair of the Michigan Board of Counseling.
This year's open enrollment period will continue through 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6. During this time, most employees and retirees have the option of making changes to health care coverage and flexible spending accounts.
At its Sept. 18 meeting, the WMU Board of Trustees approved the retirements of nine staff members. Trustees also signed off on one faculty resignation as well as faculty promotions and leaves.
WMU's precision flight team, the Sky Broncos, recently captured the National Intercollegiate Flying Association's Region III title to qualify for the national championship in May.
The Princeton Review has named WMU's Haworth College of Business to its list of "The Best 295 Business Schools" for 2014, based on a high regard for its academic programs and the review of institutional data.
WMU and WSCC recently signed a reverse transfer agreement, allowing WSCC students who have transferred to WMU the opportunity to combine credits earned at both institutions toward an associate degree.
This year's common read programming includes a talk by Jeffrey Fink, former Kalamazoo County prosecutor, from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, in the Lee Honors College Building lounge.
WMU alumna and violinist Katarzyna Sokol-Borup will perform as part of the School of Music's Distinguished Alumni Series at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.