June 2015 WMU News

Dunn re-elected to head MAC council

Members of the Mid-American Conference Council of Presidents, the governing body for the MAC, have selected WMU President John M. Dunn to chair the council for another two-year term.

Accountancy student receives $10,000 scholarship

Rainie Quang, a senior accountancy major and management minor, recently received a $10,000 Public Company Accounting Oversight Board Scholarship. She hopes to one day open her own tax preparation business.

Soga Japan Center receives Champs award

The successful partnership between the Soga Japan Center and Kalamazoo Public Schools earned the center one of this year's eight Champs awards. Michiko Yoshimoto, the center's outreach coordinator, accepted the award.

Irish Festival features music, food and activities

The festival runs from 4 p.m. to midnight Friday and 11 a.m. to midnight Saturday. Admission is $8 and $4 for students with a valid ID. Proceeds benefit Kalamazoo Loaves and Fishes.

Former President Elson Floyd dies in Washington

Dr. Elson S. Floyd died Saturday, June 20, at age 59. Floyd was WMU's president from 1998 to 2003. His tenure was marked by a series of major developments that have had a lasting impact on the campus and community.

Concerts in the Park schedule announced

The weekly outdoor concerts are offered Sunday afternoons throughout June, July and August and will feature performances of jazz, big band, bluegrass, American roots and blues music.

BroncoJobs Web platform gets major makeover

A major upgrade to BroncoJobs has resulted in several new services and system efficiencies for both WMU students and alumni seeking jobs and on- and off-campus employers seeking to fill open positions.

George William Hobbs obituary

Former WMU coach and professor, George William Hobbs died Thursday, March 12, in Merritt Island, Florida. He was 75. A memorial service is set for Friday, June 12.

Kalamazoo Pride event celebrates diversity

The eighth annual Kalamazoo Pride event celebrating diversity of sexual orientation and gender identity will be Friday and Saturday, June 12-13, in downtown Kalamazoo.

Groundbreaking for Valley Dining Center set

The campus community will gather in Goldsworth Valley at 1:30 p.m. Friday, June 12, for a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction on the new dining facility that will be open for fall 2016.