The University will start Friday, April 24, with a traditional celebration that includes a public tree-planting ceremony. After that, officials will dedicate the new main campus icon.
April 2015 WMU News
Steve Zegree will be remembered during an Sunday, April 19, service at Indiana University and a 4 p.m. Saturday, May 23, service in WMU's Miller Auditorium.
A student was robbed at of several personal belongings in a room on the fourth floor of the Smith-Burnham residence hall. The robbery happened at about 3 p.m.
WMU garnered more than $1.5 million in grants in January and February, bringing the year-to-date grant total to more than $22.5 million. Grants for research led the way, totaling more than $1 million.
The South Haven Michigan Lighthouse Logs, a new digital collection, is being created by WMU library science professionals to give a lifelike representation of lighthouse journals spanning the years 1872-1880.
Sandra Hillring, a WMU alumna who has previously worked in marketing and public relations for several Kalamazoo organizations, has joined the WMU College of Fine Arts as marketing coordinator.
A WMU study abroad program numbers among the 10 innovation grant winners that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced in conjunction with the Summit of the Americas held April 10 and 11 in Panama City, Panama.
WMU students will showcase and demonstrate their senior projects at WMU's 56th Conference on Senior Engineering and Design from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, at the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Linda Maupin, senior director, museum administration, of the Gilmore Car Museum, will speak at 8 a.m. Friday, April 24, in 2150 Schneider Hall. Reservations are required for the free talk.
A leading authority on sustainable value chains will visit WMU's Haworth College of Business to speak about the complexities of sustainable manufacturing at 2 p.m., Thursday, April 23, in 2000 Schneider Hall.
The University community is invited to honor the 12 outstanding staff members who will receive a spring Make a Difference award during a reception at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, in the Bernhard Center.
Dr. Janelle DeWitt, WMU assistant professor of philosophy, will give the free talk at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 16, in the Brown and Gold Room of the Bernhard Center.
The candidates will visit campus this week and next, and each will make a public presentation to members of the campus community beginning Monday, April 13.
Patrick T. Randolph has co-written a book called "Cat Got Your Tongue?" to help teachers around the world learn best practices for teaching common but pesky idioms to English learners.
The University will hold one of its largest career fairs on record for educators from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, April 13. The free, on-campus event is open to the public.
Veteran mathematicians Drs. Gary Chartrand and Ping Zhang co-authored the book, "The Fascinating World of Graph Theory," with Dr. Arthur Benjamin of Harvey Mudd College.
The large representation of the University seal installed in the turnaround in front of the Sangren Hall pedestrian mall will be dedicated Friday, April 24. The piece was designed by artist Joshua Diedrich.
Reviving its past practice of holding occasional meetings in cities where the University has a strong presence, WMU's Board of Trustees will hold its April 22 meeting at the University's College of Aviation campus.
The school will open the doors of its downtown campus from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 10, offering an opportunity for community members who missed the grand opening tours to stop by and take a look at the facility.
Dr. Linda Reeser will be presented a Lifetime Achievement Award during the National Association of Social Workers-Michigan annual conference April 9-10 in Kalamazoo's Radisson Plaza Hotel and Suites
Dr. William E. Cross Jr., a major figure in the discourse on social movement identity change, will present a talk at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 9, in 1910 Sangren Hall.
Dr. Till von Wachter, associate professor of economics at UCLA, will speak at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, in 2028 Brown Hall as part of the Sichel Lecture Series.
Dr. Jeffrey Wigand, the former tobacco company researcher who went public with accusations that his company intentionally manipulated its products to make them more addictive, will speak Tuesday, April 7, in Kirsch Auditorium.
The Native American Student Organization is hosting a powwow from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 11, in Read Fieldhouse's University Arena, bringing the tradition back to campus after nearly a decade.
Events celebrating National Poetry Month are underway. More than 25 events, all of which are free and open to the public, are planned through Thursday, April 16.
The Department of Human Performance and Health Education's 2015 Alumni Honor Academy Luncheon is set for 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 18, in the Fetzer Center.
The WeSustain Community Celebration is set for Thursday, April 16, at the Office for Sustainability. A series of drop-in events from noon to 6 p.m. include discussions, free food, project demonstrations and live music.
Campus facilities management personnel have three campus locations ready to take part in the Light It Up Blue campaign to celebrate World Autism Awareness Day Thursday, April 2.