January 2016 WMU News

Jim Tripp obituary

Jim Tripp, a painter/glazier, died Dec. 25, 2015, at age 62. An open house to celebrate his life will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13.

John J. Pruis obituary

John J. Pruis, a former WMU vice president, professor and secretary to the Board of Trustees, died Friday, Jan. 15, at age 92.

Lambert R. VanderKooi obituary

Dr. Lambert R. VanderKooi, professor emeritus of electrical and computer engineering, died Nov. 17, 2015, at age 80. Services have been held.

Michael Woodhams obituary

Michael "Woody" Woodhams, former electrician in maintenance services, died Jan. 19. A memorial service will be held Monday, Jan. 25.

Janice S. Weaver obituary

Janice S. Weaver, a retired Dining Services staff member, died Dec. 30, 2015, at age 68. Services have been held. A message book is available online

Chinese research grants available to faculty

The deadline for submitting proposals, valued at up to $3,000 each, is Friday, Feb. 12. All board-appointed, full-time faculty members are eligible to apply.

Weeklong celebration honors student employees

Nominations are being accepted through Feb. 5 for the outstanding student employee and supervisor awards. Winners will be announced during Student Employee Appreciation Week, Feb. 22-26.

Marvin 'Geno' Milkovich obituary

Marvin "Geno" Milkovich, a former carpet cleaner, died Dec. 24 at age 83. A private graveside service is to be held.