There are no classes Monday, March 6, through Friday, March 10. Most WMU offices are open normal hours, but some are closed or have reduced hours of operation.
February 2017 WMU News
WMU exercise science and Spanish major Enrico Montalvo received a prestigious Gilman International Scholarship to study in Buenos Aires, Argentina, this semester.
Dr. Gary Miron, professor of educational leadership, research and technology, will participate in the debate Wednesday, March 1, at the Kaufman Center in New York City.
Futurist Ibrahim Ibrahim will present a talk, titled "The Future Consumer Landscape: The New Metrics of Success" Thursday, March 2, in 105-106 Bernhard Center.
Global engagement opportunities this month include a Model United Nations conference for high school students and opportunities to teach international students about the area.
The Spring Student Success Summit March 7 is open to all WMU employees and builds on a fall summit that discussed concrete action items. RSVP by Friday, March 3.
A panel will address the importance of integrity when it comes to criminal justice at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, in 211 Bernhard Center.
Volunteers are needed to help host several campus water and aid stations and excitement zones for runners participating in the Kalamazoo Marathon Sunday, May 7.
Professor emeritus Jack Carney will lead a lecture at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, on his photographic work, “Night Light: The Aesthetics of Time by Events in Space."
The Emerging Leaders Development Program April 10-13 is the latest example of workforce development programs designed to arm professionals with new insights and skills taking shape at WMU.
Students are invited to apply for the 2017 WMU Pitch Competition, where they can test their business ideas in front of panels comprised of faculty, local entrepreneurs and area business.
WMU is one of the nation's top producers of U.S. Fulbright Scholars according to the U.S. Department of State's annual ranking. The University is tied in 10th place as a top producer among the nation's research universities.
The daylong festival, set for March 16, will culminate in a free, public performance featuring the 900-voice Festival Chorus in WMU's Miller Auditorium.
University Theatre will present the world premiere of the family adventure "Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher" March 10-19 in Shaw Theatre at the Gilmore Theatre Complex.
Dr. Jeffrey Angles, world languages and literatures, is one of only a handful of non-native speakers ever to win the prestigious Yomiuri Prize for Literature.
The discussion on the chapter will be facilitated by Kalamazoo City Commissioner Erin Knott and Dr. Paul Clements, WMU professor of political science.
Apply by Thursday, March 30, to be a 2017-18 Gibbs Fellow. Fellows are paid to research and work on campus sustainability projects while living in the historic Gibbs House on Parkview Avenue.
Feb. 22 event focuses on how the area can remain inclusive and welcoming after a divisive presidential campaign and President Donald Trump's executive orders related to immigration and undocumented workers.
Learn about or build upon your assessment expertise during the March 17 Assessment Conference. Advance registration by March 10 is only required for those attending the free luncheon.
The WMU Cantus Femina and Collegiate Singers will perform in a free, public concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.
Small companies in West Michigan have until March 1 to apply for matching funding to hire WMU interns this summer to work on STEM or STEM-related projects.
Dr. Shawn Loewen, a visiting scholar from Michigan State University, will explore what works and what doesn't when it comes to learning English as a second language in a Friday, Feb. 17, presentation.
The U.S. national tour of the beloved, Tony Award-winning musical is coming to Miller Auditorium for one performance at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16.
A panel discussion, titled "Kalamazoo Region Conversation on Respecting Diversity," will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, in WMU's Fetzer Center.
Chicago-based Fifth House Ensemble will perform a guest artist recital, free and open to the public, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.
The documentary includes interviews, home video footage, court documents and family testimonies from four Latina lesbians who were wrongfully convicted of gang-raping two little girls.
Kalamazoo County Sheriff Rick Fuller to give community update in Mercantile Bank of Michigan Breakfast Speaker Series at 8 a.m. Friday, Feb. 24.
"Row the Boat," the three-word mantra that became the catch phrase for WMU football success, will become the legal intellectual property of former head coach P.J. Fleck.
A senior-level AARP executive will address diversity, aging and health care in the Burian University-Community Lecture Feb. 23 and at Diversity and Inclusion Conference Feb. 24.
Spring Convocation, set for Friday, Feb. 17, is a daylong event beginning at 9 a.m. that will include lectures, awards ceremonies and a Gold Gathering mixer.