March 2015 WMU News

Richard E. Munsterman obituary

Dr. Richard E. Munsterman, former chair and professor emeritus of industrial and manufacturing engineering, died Feb. 4 at age 79. Memorial guestbook entries can be made online.

University Theatre presents 'Man of La Mancha'

The all-student cast will stage the award-winning musical April 10-19 in the Williams Theatre at the Gilmore Theatre Complex. Graduating music theatre performance majors will perform following some shows.

Russell J. Grandstaff obituary

Russell J. Grandstaff, professor emeritus of theatre, died Dec. 20, 2014, at age 86. Grandstaff joined the WMU faculty in 1965 and retired in 1991 after 26 years of service to the University.

Trustees approve 13 retirements, 1 resignation

At its Jan. 22 meeting, the WMU Board of Trustees signed off one faculty and 12 staff member retirements. The board also approved one resignation as well as two sabbatical leaves.

Albert E. Castel III obituary

Albert E. Castel III, professor emeritus of history, died Nov. 14, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio at age 86. Services and interment have occurred. Memorial guestbook entries can be made online.

Date, time set for annual César Chávez march

The march will start at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 2, in Bronson Park and end at 10:45 a.m. on campus at Miller Auditorium. There also will be an opening ceremony at 9:15 and an after-march program from 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WMU student team wins national Wege sustainability prize

The $15,000 prize was awarded by an international panel of judges for the design of the The Local Loop Farm. The team was challenged to work collaboratively across  disciplinary boundaries to create a circular economy.

Trombonist Shachar Israel to perform on campus

The Cleveland Orchestra trombonist will perform a concert at 8 p.m. Friday, April 3, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. Israel will also give a master class earlier in the day.

Novelist next up in Frostic Reading Series

Scott Blackwood, author of the novels "See How Small" and "We Agreed to Meet Just Here," will read from his works at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 2, in the Little Theatre.

Collegium Musicum to perform free concert

The early music ensemble will perform works including a 16th-century hymn at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 2, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. The concert is free and open to the public.

Mivos Quartet to give campus concert

The quartet, which performs the works of contemporary composers, will appear at 7:30 p.m. April 1 in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. The performance will be preceded by a 7 p.m. discussion hosted by Dr. Robert White.

Graduate College selects duo to be 2015 fellows

Drs. Julie Apker and Christine Browning have been named Graduate College Faculty Fellows for 2015. Fellows make significant contributions to WMU's graduate education while developing as campus leaders.

Some 400 students to visit campus for Science Olympiad

More than 400 middle and high school students from five counties will gather Saturday, March 28, or the Region 10 Science Olympiad competition. Many WMU students, faculty and staff volunteers will be on hand.

WMU Medieval Institute names new publications director

Dr. Simon Forde, who most recently served as the head of acquisitions at Amsterdam University Press and publisher of the press' European History list, has taken the helm of the Medieval Institute's publishing arm.