January 2017 WMU News

Enterprising alumna finds herself in fashion

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.

University to honor student workers in February

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 to perform at Dalton Center

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.

Supply chain program ranks No. 2 in world

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.

Annual Music Showcase Spectacular slated

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.

Virginia S. Doornbos obituary

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.

WMU board to elect officers for the 2017 year

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.

Geosciences researcher elected 2016 AAAS Fellows

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 obituary

Bill Morris Chambers, former WMU head baseball coach, died Jan. 10 at age 92. Memorial services will be held Saturday, Jan. 21, in Tennessee.

Pianist May Phang to perform in free recital

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.