May 2017 WMU News

Industrial engineer named national fellow

Dr. Steven E. Butt has been named a fellow of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers. WMU now has one of the nation's highest percentages of industrial engineering faculty who have earned fellow status.

Ruth H. Peterson obituary

Ruth H. Peterson, a retired administrative assistant in the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships and the Department of Paper and Printing Science and Engineering, died April 20 at age 81.

Sandra Lou Roellchen (Elzey) obituary

Sandra Lou Roellchen (Elzey), a former part-time occupational therapy instructor at WMU, died April 26 at age 82. Services have taken place.

Kathleen McHugh Drzick obituary

Kathleen McHugh Drzick, professor emerita of English, died May 13 at age 91. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, at the Betzler Life Story Funeral Homes, 6080 Stadium Drive, in Kalamazoo.

Most campus offices closed for Memorial Day

Faculty, students and the public are encouraged to call ahead to make sure that a particular office on campus is open during Memorial Day on Monday, May 29. There will be no classes.

Summer celebrations in downtown Kalamazoo start in June

June Jubilee weekend Friday through Sunday, June 2-4, is the official kickoff to summer in Kalamazoo, and includes Art on the Mall, an ice cream social, the Do-Dah Parade and the season's first Concerts in the Park event.

Broncos win blood donation contest

For the fourth straight year, the Broncos beat the Central Michigan University Chippewas in the friendly rivalry. Together, enough units were collected to save more than 1,000 lives.

WMU honors students shine in STAR Awards

Madelyn Aittama and a group of 2013 Medallion Scholars, all members of WMU's Lee Honors College, recently received STAR Awards for their volunteer efforts.

Full series of monthly family entertainment announced

A full season of monthly, family-friendly outdoor entertainment continues through August at Heritage Hall, courtesy of the Office of Development and Alumni Relations. The final event is Friday, Aug. 11.

Help select WMU's top four staffers for 2017

Those wishing to help select this year's four annual Make a Difference Award winners have until Wednesday, May 31, to submit new supporting information for the 17 candidates in the running.