December 2014 WMU News

Charles F. Woodward obituary

Charles F. Woodward, assistant professor emeritus of industrial and manufacturing engineering, died Dec. 12 at age 81. Memorial guestbook entries can be made online.

Business student awarded patent for speaking device

Marketing student Daniel Floyd has obtained a patent for his invention SpeechMasterPro, a device that assists those with speech impediments, as well as anyone else seeking to improve articulation and elocution.

Trustees set formal 'annual' meeting date

In their final meeting of the 2014 calendar year, WMU trustees agreed on Thursday, Jan. 22, as their next meeting date, and the one designated as the Board of Trustees annual meeting.

One Stop offers convenient service to students

The temporary One Stop Convenience Center will open on the second floor of the Bernhard Center Jan. 9-14, offering an assortment of campus services in one location. The center will close over the weekend, Jan. 10-11.

William M. Cremin obituary

Professor Emeritus William M. Cremin, a key member of the Department of Anthropology for more than three decades, died Sept. 10 in Marshall at age 72. Cremin retired in 2007 after 32 years of service.

Frank Robinson obituary

Dr. Frank Robinson, a former WMU faculty member and former head of the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, died Dec. 1 in Kalamazoo. He was 100.

Many WMU offices closed during holiday recess

Except for essential and emergency services, WMU will be closed beginning Thursday, Dec. 25, and will reopen Monday, Jan. 5. Residence halls reopen Saturday, Jan. 10, and classes resume Monday, Jan. 12.

Jean E. Lowrie obituary

Dr. Jean E. Lowrie, a former WMU administrator and an influential leader in librarianship and elementary education, died Nov. 9 at age 96. She retired in 1983 after 32 years of service.

WMU to confer more than 1,800 degrees in December

Commencement ceremonies will be staged at 9 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, in Miller Auditorium for WMU's fall graduating class. President John M. Dunn will preside over the ceremonies.

'Pilot Error' event honoring WMU rescheduled

A screening of the film "Pilot Error" that will recognize the film's WMU connections has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8, in the Kalamazoo 10 theatre in Oshtemo.