July 2015 WMU News

New WMU Web presence ready for rollout

The University's Web presence will take on a new look and enhanced usability with a redesign on wmich.edu set to go live July 28. Visitors will notice both aesthetic and navigational changes.

IT Lab Manager Racine dies, services planned

John W. Racine, a nearly 30-year employee of WMU and IT lab manager, died suddenly July 21. Visitation is set for 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 24, with a service at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 25.

Advertising students win $5,000 in scholarships

Advertising and promotion students Sydney Lammers and Amy Morales are among four students statewide to win Adcraft Club Foundation scholarships. Each received a $2,500 gift.

Trustees give OK to med school purchase

Acting at its July 8 meeting, WMU's Board of Trustees gave its seal of approval to a resolution authorizing the WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine to acquire the physical assets of the Southwest Michigan Innovation Center.

Booth registration open for Bronco Bash

The early registration deadline for booth space is 5 p.m. Friday, July. 31, for Bronco Bash, set for 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, on the Sangren Pedestrian Mall.

Taste & Brew features local food, beer

The event in downtown Kalamazoo Thursday through Saturday, July 23-25, features food from over 30 restaurants, music and a variety of beers from local breweries and a wine bar.

Black Arts Festival returns

The Black Arts Festival is returning to a seven-day format for the first time since 2010 and moving to a new location for its 2015 celebration. This year's festival will run Monday through Sunday, July 13-19

WMU board adopts new campuswide policy changes

The Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment and Violence, Intimate Partner Violence, and Stalking Policy and Procedures were first rolled out and implemented as an interim policy in January.

Dorothy L. Franzen obituary

Dorothy L. (Bladt) Franzen, WMU associate professor emerita of education and professional development, died May 9, at age 91. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 11, at Redmond Funeral Home in Kalamazoo.