September 2014 WMU News

University to honor its top four staffers for 2013-14

Mary Lou Brooks, Elena Gaudio, Nancy Landsberger and James Oswalt are the latest recipients of WMU's Annual Make a Difference Award, the highest honor bestowed specifically on non-faculty employees for service excellence.

University Theatre present 'One Man, Two Guvnors'

The all-student cast, directed by Mark Liermann and Afton Earp, will give several performances of Richard Bean's Tony-nominated farce Oct. 10-19 in the Shaw Theatre at the Gilmore Theatre Complex.

New director named for Soga Japan Center

Dr. Takashi Yoshida, a WMU associate professor of history and founding member of the center, has been named the new director of the Michitoshi Soga Japan Center, effective Sept. 2.

Campus United Way to hold weekly prize drawings

WMU faculty and staff members who give any amount toward the 2014 campaign this fall will be eligible for weekly drawings to be held each Friday afternoon beginning Oct. 10.

Gerald L. Sievers obituary

Dr. Gerald L. Sievers, professor emeritus of mathematics and statistics, died Sept. 25 at age 74. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Sept. 29, and the funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30.

Voca People comes to Miller Auditorium

Featuring more than 80 hits from Madonna to Mozart, "Voca People" use only their voices to reproduce the sounds of an entire orchestra. See the thrilling musical adventure at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12.

Submissions for sustainability art show being taken now

The art exhibit "Re:Solution Envisioning Sustainability" will run Nov. 19 to 21 in WMU's Richmond Center for Visual Arts in South Kohrman Hall. It also features a lecture by visiting artist Garth Lenz on Nov. 20.

Engineering Expo recruiting event slated at WMU

A record number of employers are expected to participate in this year's Engineering Expo from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 2, at the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences on WWMU's Parkview Campus.

Grad school event helps those seeking advanced studies

Area students and residents may explore options for advanced studies during the 2014 Graduate and Professional School Fair from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6, in the Bernhard Center Ballroom at WMU.

Aviation college holding pancake breakfast fly-in

The public is invited to help the College of Aviation celebrate 75 years of aviation education at WMU during a pancake breakfast fly-in from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at the college's facilities at the W.K. Kellogg Airport.

World-class pianist to perform at WMU

Edisher Savitski will perform exhilarating works by Schumann, Haydn, Rachmaninoff, and Prokofiev at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. The concert is free and open to the public.