January 2015 WMU News

University Theatre presents 'Gaslight'

The all-student cast will give several performances of the Victorian thriller Feb. 6-15 in the Shaw Theatre at the Gilmore Theatre Complex under the direction of guest director David Allen George.

Health disparities focus of WMU Burian lecture, conference

Dr. LaQuandra S. Nesbitt will deliver the Bill Burian University-Community Lecture at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, and give the keynote address at 8 a.m. the following day at the Diversity and Inclusion Conference

New admissions director to start in February

Dachea Hill, an administrator at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, will be WMU's new director of admissions beginning Feb. 9. She will succeed Penny Bundy, who is now the University's director of graduate admissions.

Hawking biography to be screened

The PBS documentary "Hawking," a personal biography of renowned physicist Stephen Hawking, will be shown at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, in Room 1110 Rood Hall.

Campus Activities Board presents comedian Chris James

Comedian Chris James will bring his act from across the pond to campus at 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, in the Bernhard Center's North Ballroom. Admission is $1 with a valid student Bronco Card, and $2 without.

Emmy Award-winning musician to perform on campus

Vân-Ánh Vanessa Võ will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. The performance will be preceded by a 7 p.m. discussion hosted by Dr. Robert White.

Groundbreaking music ensemble to perform concert

Sonic Escape will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28 in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. The performance will be preceded by a 7 p.m. discussion hosted by Dr. Robert White.

Erwin W. Rayford obituary

Erwin W. Rayford, retired professor of industrial technology and education, died June 18, 2014, at age 94. Services have been held, and memorial guestbook entries can be made online.

WMU Pilot Plants director, researcher dies

Joel Kendrick, a leader in boosting recycling efforts in the fast food and packaging industries, died Monday, Jan. 19, at age 56. Services are set for Friday, Jan. 23, and Saturday, Jan. 24.

Event draws top students to vie for $50,000 scholarships

Some 800 academically talented high school seniors will be on campus Saturday, Jan. 24 or 31, to participate in the Medallion Scholarship Competition, one of the biggest competitive scholarship events in Michigan.

Guest artist Ivalah Allen to perform concert

The guest soprano will perform "American Songs of Love and Faith" with pianist Gunta Laukmane at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

Student leadership institute coming up

All WMU students are invited to strengthen their leadership skills by registering for the Diversity and Leadership Institute Friday, Jan. 23, in the Bernhard Center. Registrations are due Wednesday, Jan. 21.