Flags on all campuses of WMU will be lowered Thursday, June 1, in honor of U.S. Army Sgt. Terrence Hinton, of Grand Rapids, who died Sunday, May 14.
May 2017 WMU News
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.
Series fills a niche for short-form books that are written in a scholarly yet edgy and accessible language that engages the public.
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), a former part-time occupational therapy instructor at WMU, died April 26 at age 82. Services have taken place.
Mildred K. "Millie" Hedrick, a former WMU librarian, died May 1 at age 94. Services have taken place.
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.
Kalamazoo College and WMU collaborate to implement new 4+1 programs that will allow K College students to take a faster and more economical route to earning a WMU master's degree.
Drawing on his 40 years caring for patients from Chicago's South Side, Dr. David A. Ansell will present a talk titled "The Death Gap: How Inequality Kills" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 6.
Opportunities to get globally engaged on campus and in the community in June include teaching international students about local culture and attending globally focused art exhibits.
Performers at Kalamazoo Pride Friday and Saturday, June 9-10, include local artists, a cover band, drag performances and WMU alum Matt Giraud.
The revamped master's program is available in Kalamazoo and WMU regional locations in Grand Rapids and Auburn Hills. The latter location offers an accelerated version and a $500 scholarship for early admits.
Based on their most recent multiyear Academic Progress Rates, WMU's cross country and gymnastics teams have earned NCAA Public Recognition Awards for posting scores in the top 10 percent of their sport.
WMU jazz studies students and their instructors are upbeat after again earning multiple wins in DownBeat magazine's 40th annual Student Music Awards.
WMU's Faculty Senate has approved a model to use in revising the University's general education curriculum, setting the stage for implementation of the first significant change to those offerings in 33 years.
Alison Schram, a first-year business student from White Lake, has been selected to attend the marketing EDGE Collegiate Summit in New York City in June.
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.
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.
President John M. Dunn's devotion to students was honored by Kalamazoo community members with a $2.2 million endowed scholarship fund that will support WMU grads who go on to medical school.
Underground boring being carried out as part of a campuswide effort to install new signage resulted in crews hitting the gas line. Repairs are expected to begin shortly.
The National Council for Geographic Education has awarded Dr. Joseph Stoltman both the Distinguished Mentor Award and the Higher Education Distinguished Teaching Award.
WMU chosen to train aircraft maintenance technicians, known as AMTs, to fill a high demand the airline is expected to face for the next several years.
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.
Associate Dean Andrew A. Kline will begin a term on the American Society for Engineering Education Board of Directors in June.
This year's PSSO Service Awards went to Amber Hutson and Beth van den Hombergh. Mark Johnson received the Spirit Award.
The top higher education award in the 2017 American School & University's Green Cleaning Award competition went to WMU for its efforts to protect health without harming the environment.
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.
Twenty-three courses and three trips are being offered in June and July by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at WMU. The fall semester preview event is set for Aug. 2.
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.
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.