KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Friday, Oct. 6, has been set as the date for Western Michigan University's Fall Convocation.
An annual tradition, the convocation features an awards presentation and the State of the University Address, as well as talks and workshops for WMU faculty and staff.
This year, all activities are taking place on the second floor of the Bernhard Center. Some of the University's highest-performing employees will be feted starting at 11 a.m. during the presentation of WMU's annual campuswide awards.
The 2017 event will honor the recipients of three Distinguished Faculty Scholar Awards, three Distinguished Teaching Awards, two Distinguished Service Awards, one Emerging Scholar Award and four Make a Difference Awards.
New WMU President Edward B. Montgomery will give his first State of the University Address immediately after the awards presentation. Following the address, a reception will be held for Montgomery, who is scheduled to be inaugurated Friday, Sept. 15, as WMU's ninth president.
Convocation day starts with a morning program that includes Teaching and Learning Bash presentations by the recipients of the 2016 Distinguished Teaching Award and recipients of prior Instructional Development grants as well as poster presentations by the 2016-17 Academic Leadership Academy cohort and BroncosFIRST. Additionally, there will be demonstrations on new technology and assessment ideas in the classroom.
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