Starting June 1, much of the Goldsworth Drive portion of the Ring Road will be closed for more than a month. During the closure, access to the Goldsworth Valley residence halls will be affected for only short periods of time.
May 2015 WMU News
Dr. Barbara Barton, WMU associate professor of social work, received the prestigious 2015 Education/Public Awareness Award from the Brain Injury Association of Michigan.
Experience small-town Americana, murder mysteries and a rock-n-roll take on presidential history through University Theatre's 2015-16 season offerings. Season passes are now on sale.
Campus and community members are invited to read the first graphic novel to win a Pulitzer Prize this summer ahead of public activities being planned for fall.
Competing against some 350 young aviators from teams representing 29 of the top aviation schools in the nation, the 15-member WMU team came in fourth in flight events and seventh in ground events to place fourth overall.
A ceremony at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 23, will formally mark the installation of a plaque at Kanley that notes the sacrifice of 11 servicemen who died during the war.
The daughter of WMU's second president took a walk down memory lane in April when she returned to campus with her husband and several close family members.
WMU's Go West advertising campaign has produced TV commercials that have earned back-to-back silver Communicator Awards from the Academy of Interactive Visual Arts.
Tyler Payne, Help Desk, was named Student Employment Supervisor of the Year for Michigan by the Midwest Association of Student Employment Administrators.
Students and employees have through Sunday, May 31, to provide new supporting information to help decide which of 25 staff members will be chosen as the top four staffers for 2014-15.
Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to take a survey to provide feedback on the current email system, Webmail Plus, and help determine the needs for future University email services.
Willie Nelson has postponed his May 20 performance at Miller Auditorium due to illness. The concert will be rescheduled, so patrons should hold on to their tickets.
Junior Sarah Mills is in Panama City this summer with an organization called Movement Exchange to teach dance. Upon her return she wants to start a chapter of Movement Exchange at WMU.
The Saturday, May 23, celebration of the life of Dr. Stephen Zegree will feature performances from Gold Company as well as other solo artists and ensembles. Hotel blocks are available for those traveling from out of town.
Martha Huckabee, a board member at the international medical aid organization, will be the next presenter at the Mercantile Bank of Michigan Breakfast Speaker Series on Friday, May 29.
Senior Joseph Barnett and recent alumnus Stephen John won the prize for their invention, NeoVent, a respiratory support device designed to treat critically ill infants in developing nations.
Junior Alex Gibson has been awarded a $16,500 federal scholarship to study Arabic at the Qasid Arabic Institute in Amman, Jordan, during the the 2015-16 academic year.
Over the past three-plus decades, WMU has tallied more than 150 DownBeat Awards. Results of the 38th annual Student Music Awards will be presented in the magazine's June issue, expected to hit newsstands in mid-May.
The three-year-old company has just moved into a suite in the Southwest Michigan Innovation Center, a business incubator for startups in the life sciences.
The Grammy-award winning neo-soul musician is coming to Miller Auditorium for one performance at 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 10. Tickets are on sale starting Wednesday, May 13.
The International Congress on Medieval Studies is set for May 14-17 at WMU. Those interested in attending the International Congress on Medieval Studies may still register on site.
Activities range from a free movie about foster care and a seminar for young people on writing about their foster care experiences to a statewide conference of Michigan's Fostering Success network.
Campuswide town hall meetings and informational letters mailed to the home of each member of WMU's Staff Compensation System will highlight the rollout next week of the results of the Staff Compensation Project.
The Piano Guys, Gold Company's "Anything You Can Sing, We Can Swing Better!" and Daniel Tiger's "Neighborhood Live!" have been added to the Lake Michigan Mailers Spotlight Series.
The Michigan College Access Network has presented its inaugural Steward Award to WMU for the University's contributions to increasing the number of Michiganders who earn postsecondary educational credentials.
FAiST Light Metals opened its office May 1. The company specializes in aluminum die casting, precision machining and surface plating of components for the telecom, automotive, electronics and industrial markets.
The students were recognized as part of the inaugural Trailblazer Student Recognition program, and one student was named Trailblazer of the Year during an April 15 ceremony.
As the July 1 start of the 2015-16 fiscal year approaches, the University moves to shift salaried employees to a 24-paycheck-per-year schedule, with two consistent dates each month when paychecks are issued.
For the ninth consecutive year, the program has been recognized by the Sales Education Foundation for preparing students for careers in professional selling and helping to elevate the sales profession.
A team of WMU business students placed third in the final four at the recent West Michigan Collegiate Project Management Competition, which included 15 teams from 11 universities.