Lesley Ware, children's book author and proprietor of the Creative Cookie, a boutique sewing studio in Brooklyn, found the support she needed to pursue her passion at WMU.
January 2017 WMU News
The popular annual festival, which is open to anyone interested in learning more about the horn, will take place Saturday, Feb. 11, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.
Applications are due at 11:59 p.m. Thursday, March 2, for up to $75,000 in funding to support student research, activities and initiatives that foster a culture of sustainability.
The Veterans on Campus for Faculty and Staff simulation assists in understanding the needs, experiences and cultural issues affecting military students.
Submissions of research articles, book reviews, letters to the editor, creative writing, artwork and digital photography for the Hilltop Review are due Sunday, Feb. 12.
The Obama administration recently invited staff from the Sindecuse Health Center to the White House to recognize them for their work in helping uninsured members of the campus community.
Nominations are being accepted through Friday, Feb. 10, for outstanding student employee and supervisor awards. Winners will be announced during Student Employee Appreciation Week Feb. 20-24.
Western Wind Quintet will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. The performance will be preceded by a 7 p.m. discussion hosted by Dr. Robert White.
The University Symphonic Band will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, at Miller Auditorium. The free concert also will feature Dr. Nora Lewis, associate professor of music, who recently joined the oboe faculty.
The 10-piece ensemble Mas Que Nada will take listeners on a musical journey throughout Brazil and the Caribbean at 9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30.
Michigan-based concert presenter AEPEX Contemporary Performance will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.
Maria Brennan, founder of The Victorian Bakery, will be the next speaker in the Entrepreneurship Forum at 8 a.m. Friday, Feb. 10, in 2150 Schneider Hall.
WMU's integrated supply management program has been ranked No. 2 by SCM World, a cross-industry learning community powered by the world's most influential supply chain practitioners.
Report shows 92 percent of WMU grads are employed or in graduate school within three months of commencement. Of those, 84 percent are employed in jobs related to their major.
Among the new communication tools is a Twitter account, @wmupublicsafety, which anyone can follow—even those who have not signed up for Twitter.
The music scholarship benefit concert is set for 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, in Miller Auditorium. Tickets are $12 general admission, $10 for seniors and $5 for students.
Opportunities for global engagement during the month of February include a Japanese conversation table, ski trip and several globally focused lectures.
WMU caps nonresident tuition for future undergraduates to dramatically reduce the tuition bills for incoming nonresidents and make WMU more competitive.
Jeffrey Rinvelt of Ann Arbor and James Bolger of Whitehall have been elected chair and vice chair, respectively.
Virginia S. "Ginny" Doornbos, a retired staff member, died Dec. 31, 2016, at age 81. She joined the WMU staff in 1970 and retired in 1991.
The deadline is Tuesday, Feb. 28, to nominate outstanding staff members for the spring semiannual Make a Difference Award.
Faculty and staff members may nominate undergraduate or graduate students through Friday, Feb. 3, for "Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges."
The WMU Board of Trustees will elect its officers for the 2017 calendar year when it meets in formal session at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, in the Heritage Hall Ballroom.
Dr. Michelle A. Kominz has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and will be recognized Feb. 18 during the association's annual meeting.
Bill Morris Chambers, former WMU head baseball coach, died Jan. 10 at age 92. Memorial services will be held Saturday, Jan. 21, in Tennessee.
Gary Mullen and The Works will bring "One Night of Queen" to Miller Auditorium at 8 p.m. Friday, March 17.
Grammy-nominated soprano Christiane Karg will perform with noted pianist Alan Darling at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23, in the Dalton Center Lecture Hall.
Pianist May Phang will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. The free recital will include works by Mozart, Chopin and Curt Cacioppo.
Dr. Jacqueline Eng, a WMU faculty member with expertise gained through years of studying the skeletal remains of ancient humans, is in a new PBS documentary.
With an increase in confirmed influenza cases, students and employees are urged to take precautions to avoid getting or spreading the flu.