The South Haven Michigan Lighthouse Logs is a new digital collection that has been created to give a lifelike representation of lighthouse journals from 1872 to 1880.
July 2015 WMU News
Gates open at 11 a.m. daily at the Arcadia Creek Festival Place and close at 11:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, and at 12:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 7-8.
The Transfer Decision Day will allow students to complete their enrollment and other campus business before the Sept. 8 start of the fall semester.
The international admissions and immigration units of the Haenicke Institute for Global Education will move in early August from Ellsworth Hall to the third floor of the Faunce Student Services building.
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.
Joseph J. Eisenbach, WMU professor emeritus of special education, died June 25 in Kalamazoo. He was 92. A private service will be held at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Battle Creek.
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.
Lynsey DeGraaf, an integrated supply management major from Parchment, is one of only four students statewide to receive the prestigious $5,000 Transportation Club of Detroit scholarship for 2015.
Four WMU graduates have been selected to serve among the inaugural team of AdviseMI College Advisers throughout the state of Michigan in a program established by the Michigan College Access Network.
A family event centered around the release of a never-before-available Dr. Seuss children's, titled "What Pet Should I Get?," is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 1.
The station has won three PRNDI awards from Public Radio News Directors Inc., the news directors organization for the public radio system.
The internationally known leading expert on Pakistan died July 17 in Kalamazoo. Ziring was also one of the world's leading authorities on South Asia geopolitics, U.S. foreign policy for that region and NATO.
Dr. Edwin Martini, professor of history and an experienced administrator, has been appointed associate dean of WMU's Extended University Programs. The appointment was effective July 1.
WMU's College of Health and Human Services has named a veteran nursing professor, Dr. Mary D. Lagerwey, as nursing school director and longtime chair Dr. Ann Tyler as associate dean.
WMU student Lynsey DeGraaf, an integrated supply management major from Parchment, is one of only four students statewide to receive the prestigious $5,000 Transportation Club of Detroit scholarship for 2015.
Members of the Miller E-club have access to exclusive pre-sales several days before the general public. To join the E-club, visit millerauditorium.com. Single ticket on sale dates are subject to change.
Ten high-achieving high school students have won inaugural Foundation Scholarships to begin their studies at WMU this fall. This year's Foundation Scholars have an average grade point of 3.99.
The contract was ratified by the union membership during a June 17 vote that won a 93 percent majority approval. The new contract will run through Aug. 21, 2018.
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.
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.
The year-to-date total is more than $31.4 million, with one month left in the 2014-15 fiscal year. Grants for instruction accounted for most of the total, at more than $4 million.
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.
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.
Learning community applications are being accepted through Friday, July 24, for the Broncos FIRST program, which aims to improve persistence toward graduation for undergraduate students.
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
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.
WMU Board of Trustees signed off on a recommendation to allow the College of Aviation to become part of a nine-state tuition reciprocity program, making enrollment in the college more accessible to nonresident students.
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.
The home of the WMU Alumni Center on Prospect Hill is slated to open during WMU's Oct. 23-25 Homecoming celebration. The site, formerly known as East Hall, has been under renovation since mid-2014.
Work on the building that now houses the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences began during Floyd's presidency. The engineering building opened for classes in September 2003.