July 2014 WMU News

Trustees agree to extension on Cole-Gilmore property

The board authorized WMU's administration to negotiate and execute an extension to an existing set of development agreements covering a four-block parcel of land it owns in downtown Kalamazoo.

Trustees set 2015-16 rates for new residence hall complex

WMU's Board of Trustees set room rates for WMU's new residence halls at their July 23 meeting. Double room rates for the halls in the Center Residential Neighborhood will be set at $5,599 for the academic year.

Mary Anne Bunda obituary

Dr. Mary Anne Bunda, professor emerita of educational studies, died July 17 at age 70. A memorial mass will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, July 24, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 936 Lake St., Kalamazoo.

Good governance in Africa is focus of August conference

Attendees from around the world will be on campus Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 14-16, for WMU's International Conference on African Development in Brown Hall. The event is open to the public free of charge.

Ribfest coming to Kalamazoo

Kalamazoo's annual Ribfest, featuring live music and some of the best ribs in the country, will run Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 7-9, at the Arcadia Creek Festival Place downtown.

Dancers and musicians perform for annual conference

Three dance students performed "Entrechat," a ballet choreographed by WMU's Sharon Garber, during the 2014 annual conference of Corps de Ballet International, held June 20 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.