October 2014 WMU News

Open enrollment period underway for WMU health benefits, FSAs

Retirees, benefits-eligible nonbargaining employees, and employees who are members of certain unions have until 5 p.m. Nov. 14, to add eligible dependents to their healthcare coverage and enroll in a flexible spending account.

'Sister Act' comes to Miller Auditorium

Five-time Tony-nominated musical "Sister Act," featuring an original score with music by multi-Academy, Grammy and Golden Globe Award-winning composer Alan Menken, is coming to Miller Auditorium for two performances on Nov. 1.

WMU percussion ensemble performance to explore world music

The Western Michigan University Percussion Ensemble will perform music inspired by Brazil, India, Spain and Africa, among other parts of the world at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 12 at the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

Bronco Marching Band presents annual concert

The WMU marching band will present its annual "Season in Review" concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, in Miller Auditorium. The Bronco Marching Band is directed by Dr. David Montgomery.

(Canceled) CEO of OtterBox to present business college talk

Brian Thomas, chief executive officer of OtterBox, will present "Growing up Otter: Education, Opportunity and Giving Back" at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13. The talk is part of the business college's Distinguished Speaker Series.

Campus engineer George Wilson dies

George L. Wilson, who recently retired from his position as electrical engineering manager in Facilities Management, died Oct. 22. He was 63. A memorial service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25.

Spirit of the 60s captured in photo exhibit at WMU

Fans of music, art and the cultural revolution of the 1960s will get an unusual first-hand look at the era when photographer and political activist Leni Sinclair brings her work to WMU Oct. 29.

Registration underway for free Chinese culture workshops

Learn more about Chinese culture at two upcoming one-day workshops. Explore Chinese Paper Cutting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, and Chinese Calligraphy from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19.

Chinese research grants available to faculty

Timothy Light Center for Chinese Studies is accepting applications for a research and creative activities grant to support the study of Greater China. The deadline for submitting proposals is Feb. 13, 2015.

Real Talk Diversity Series continues in November

WMU's Real Talk Diversity Series continues with three events that are free and open to the public. Topics include navigating the intersectional identities with success, tribal governance and traditional Native American dance and music.

Communitywide race and fun run has Halloween theme

The Scholar Scare, a 5K race and 1K fun run, is being staged Nov. 1, by the Lee Honors College to raise funds for student scholarships. Register online, and don't be afraid to wear a costume.

Homecoming Campus Classic race set for Oct. 25

Western Michigan University is holding it's 16th annual Homecoming Campus Classic race Saturday, Oct. 25. The annual 1K Fun Run and 5K will kick off the final day of homecoming activities.