May 2014 WMU News

Kalamazoo Island Fest returns for 19th year

The Kalamazoo Island Fest is set for Thursday through Saturday, June 19-21. The festival features live reggae music and Caribbean food and culture. Fare from several local restaurants will also be available.

New award established to recognize graduate students

The Graduate Student Advisory Committee has debuted a new Make a Difference award to recognize graduate students who are making a difference in their peers' lives. The first four students received the honor April 12.

Public input session set for Valley Dining Center

A public input session for the new Valley Dining Center has been set for 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, in the President's Dining Room of the Bernhard Center. The session will focus on input on the dining experience to be offered.

WMU offices closed Monday for Memorial Day

Except for essential and emergency services, University offices will be closed and all classes canceled Monday, May 26, in honor of U.S. Memorial Day. Classes and regular hours will resume Tuesday, May 27.

Campus wayfinding topic of public input session

Navigating campus will be the topic of an hour-long public input session at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, in 2030 Fetzer Center. Input will be used to help develop a wayfinding master plan for the University.

WMU lands four on Academic All-MAC gymnastics team

Four WMU gymnasts—Michelle Adams, Jessi Buis, Shelby MacDonald and Kayla Weber—have been recognized as Academic All-Mid-American Conference for excellence in athletics and academics.

Kalamazoo Pride celebrates diversity

The seventh annual Kalamazoo Pride kicks off at 5 p.m. Friday, June 13, for a two-day event celebrating diversity and featuring live music, food and activities.

New MBA concentration in aviation takes flight

WMU’s Haworth College of Business and College of Aviation will offer a new concentration in aviation within the MBA program, geared toward students interested in management roles in the aviation industry.

Claude S. Phillips Jr. obituary

Dr. Claude S. Phillips Jr., a major player in WMU's early internationalization efforts, died April 17 at age 91. Services have taken place. Visit to make a memorial guestbook entry.

Do-Dah Parade a kickoff for downtown summer fun

Local people will dress the part of parodies, spoofs and characters and parade along the streets of downtown Kalamazoo beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 7, for the annual Do-Dah Parade.