The 11th annual BTR Park Bike Race Saturday, July 9, includes 11 events with state championship races for women, masters and juniors as well as a free kid’s race.
June 2016 WMU News
The newly approved and balanced budget includes a 2.43 percent increase of $9.4 million in both total revenue and expenses, as compared with last year's budget.
Acting in formal session, WMU's Board of Trustees approved a recommendation to increase tuition and required fees for 2016-17 by 4.19 percent.
Improvements associated with construction of WMU's new Valley Dining Center will result in closure of a key portion of the road from 7 a.m. Tuesday, July 5, through the close of business Friday, July 8.
Miller Auditorium has announced its 2016-17 Lake Michigan Mailers Spotlight Series, which includes performances by the Moscow Ballet, the Little River Band and more.
Except for essential and emergency services, WMU offices will be closed Monday, July 4, in observance of U.S. Independence Day. Summer classes will not meet July 4.
The meeting is set for 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 29, on campus in the Heritage Hall ballroom. The agenda and background details can be found online.
Beginning this fall, WMU will offer new majors in business analytics and business law, addressing growing student interest and increasing industry demand for professionals in those areas.
The team has been awarded a $161,802 grant from the Michigan Department of Transportation to study changing speed limits on Michigan interstate freeways.
Dr. Donald F. Sellin, professor emeritus of special education, died May 16 at age 82. He joined the faculty in 1969 and retired in 1990 after 21 years of service to the University.
Dr. Terrence M. Curran has been appointed WMU's associate provost for enrollment management following a nationwide search.
The competitive Global Ambassadors Scholarship annually supports early-career study abroad experiences for 100 eligible incoming freshmen.
Multiple festival performances are scheduled beginning Monday, June 27, through Saturday, July 2, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. Festival events are free and open to the public.
Berwin H. Bergman, a retired carpet and tile layer, died May 28, at age 75. He joined the staff in 1986 and retired in 2002 after 16 years of service to the University.
Pickard, a 1964 alumnus of WMU, will serve through 2020, finishing out the eight-year term now vacant due to the death of Ronald E. Hall.
The funding enables the Michigan Geological Survey at WMU to do vital work to assess, protect and carefully develop Michigan's vital natural resources.
Graduation exercises, tailored for students in specific academic programs, have been set for 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 25, in Miller Auditorium.
Elizabeth Bates and Shelby Satkowiak will join 50 other teams of women pilots Tuesday through Friday, June 21-24, for the 2016 Air Race Classic.
Arthur W. Parker Jr., a retired press operator in what was Brink Printing Services, died May 7 at age 83. He joined the staff in 1966 and retired in 1994 after 28 years of service.
Judy K. Dunn, a retired athletic equipment handler, died April 27 at age 74. She joined the WMU staff in 1974 and retired in 2002 after more than 27 years of service to the University.
What started as a class project has now evolved into a student organization on campus, an annual service trip to Panama and plans to bring dance education to at-risk youth in Kalamazoo.
Shacara Burrell, Karina Ortiz-Pacheco and Laura Pacheco del Castillo are the recipients of the scholarships, offered on a competitive basis to exceptional students enrolled in graduate programs.
Dr. Bernadine "Penny" Carlson, professor emerita of English, died May 17 at age 97. A celebration of her life will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, at Friendship Village in Kalamazoo.
At the last public input session, set for 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 20, at Oshtemo Township Hall, 7275 W. Main Street, the team will present the proposed site layout.
The policy was adopted April 28 and replaces the previous policy, which was last revised in 2013. It is available online at wmich.edu/web/policies/email.
The University will soon begin work on a 67,000-square-foot addition and renovation that will allow its College of Aviation to prepare more students for the future demands of the aviation industry.
Western Wellness offers a wide variety of programs and services on campus to empower employees to lead a healthy and active lifestyle.
Dr. Philip E. Kaldon, physics, died Wednesday, April 20, at age 57. He had been teaching at WMU since 1992.
Baruti Kafele will present a talk from 8:30 to 10:15 a.m. Friday, June 17, in the Fetzer Center. The talk is free and open to all.
WMU students received 10 research grants and 16 travel grants through the Graduate College for the month of April.