Twenty-four WMU business students were recognized as part of the Trailblazer Student Recognition program, including Lauren Carroll, who was named Trailblazer of the Year.
April 2017 WMU News
Lots 23, 28 and 67 will be closed May 1 through Aug. 4. Arcadia Road will be closed from Waldo Library to Western Avenue for most of the summer as well.
William F. Pickard, Ronald E. Hall and Dennis W. Archer were classmates at WMU. The residence halls that make up Western Heights will be named for them.
The new rates will provide continued support for the University's educational living environments. WMU rates are projected to be ninth in the state out of 15 public universities.
Annette LaVier, a former University Libraries staff member, died April 8 at age 80. She left the University in 1990 after nearly 27 years of service.
Get globally engaged during the month of May. Highlights include Chinese culture classes, the International Congress on Medieval Studies, and a wide variety of opportunities to enjoy international cuisine and music.
Construction on new exterior signage and a reconfigured set of campus roadway and building signs will begin the first week of May and is designed to make it easier for people to navigate campus.
To celebrate May's designation as Foster Care Awareness Month, the Seita Scholars Program is organizing a foster care awareness walk/run at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 20, on Kanley Track.
Room and board rates for 2017-18 in WMU's residence hall system will top the agenda when the Board of Trustees meets at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 27, in the ballroom of Heritage Hall.
A team of WMU geology students recently placed second among 11 teams competing in the Eastern Section of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists Imperial Barrel Award competition.
The WMU Soccer Complex is undergoing a renovation in which the existing surface is being removed and several upgrades are being made through the installation of a new playing field.
Summer culture courses offered by the Confucius Institute at WMU start the week of May 8. Registrations are due May 5, and tuition discounts are available for some registrants.
WMU will grant more than 2,600 degrees during four commencement ceremonies April 29. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder will speak during one ceremony and Dr. Antonio R. Flores will be honored during another.
WMU's College of Health and Human Services building demonstrated the greatest percentage-based reduction in energy-use intensity in the 2016 competition.
This year, 50 students from WMU's 5,900-member senior class were named Presidential Scholars. The annual Presidential Scholar designation is the highest honor WMU can bestow on an undergraduate.
The new structure is the latest step in a process that began this spring with a reduction in nonresident tuition charged and a change to the way the University handles assignment of nonresident status.
"Kzoo Sings!" is a drop in, no-commitment singing event at WMU's Miller Auditorium. The next event is slated for 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 20.
Just Right Temp, a device to combat insomnia invented by WMU industrial and entrepreneurial engineering students, has won first place and $2,000 at the fifth annual K.C. O'Shaughnessy Business Pitch Competition.
Dr. Lofton Durham, associate professor of theatre, has received a $6,000 Summer Stipend from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
A four-year collaborative project involving dance, theatre, and film and video students will take center stage during a multimedia screening and performance featuring West Afrikan dance Wednesday, April 19.
Seventeen graduate students were recognized for outstanding demonstrations of their research earlier in the month at the 11th annual WMU Research and Creative Activities Poster and Performance Day.
Virginia (Robinson) Sorenson, an emerita teacher in education and professional development, died Nov. 7, 2016, at age 90.
Nancy S. Wilson, a retired occupational health and safety specialist in the Department of Public Safety, died Dec. 22 at age 73.
Gertrude E. "Trudy" Rohr, a retired clerk II in parking services, died March 16 at age 82.
Dr. Anna K. Campbell, a retired assistant professor of psychology, died Dec. 16, 2016, at age 81.
Bernice F. Bigelow, retired audio visual clerk in Waldo Library, died Feb. 6 at age 101.
The Department of Music Therapy will host its 37th annual Music Therapy Clinic Concert, free and open to the public, at 7 p.m. Monday, April 17, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.
WMU's Department of Human Performance and Health Education will honor standout alumni as well as faculty and student achievements during the unit's 16th annual Alumni Honor Academy Luncheon Saturday, April 22.
Dr. Edward B. Montgomery, dean and professor of economics at Georgetown University's McCourt School of Public Policy, will become the University's ninth president Aug. 1.
Students Jordan Curry and Trey Sims will be featured in the University Symphony Orchestra's Concerto Concert, free and open to the public, at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 23, in Miller Auditorium.