Patricia "Patty" Negrevski, a budget analyst for WMU, died Aug. 12 at age 57. A private memorial service has been held.
August 2017 WMU News
Shirley K. James, a former WMU head cook, died July 18 at age 75. A memorial gathering will be held at a later date.
George "Stewart" Johnson, a former WMU chair and professor of mechanical engineering, died Aug. 6 at age 96. Services have already been held.
University Theatre's 2017-18 season begins Sept. 22 with "Waiting to be Invited" at York Arena Theatre in the Gilmore Theatre Complex.
Chick-fil-A franchisee Idris Rashid, a two-time WMU alumnus, will speak at 8 a.m. Friday, Sept. 15, in 2000 Schneider Hall. Reservations are required.
The Center for the Study of Ethics in Society is recruiting students for the APPE Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl competition and will take up to two teams to represent WMU at the regional qualifier Nov. 18.
The 84 M.D. students who make up the diverse and academically talented Class of 2021 were chosen from a pool of 4,861 applicants, which represents an 8 percent increase over last year.
The government and policy magazine has once again ranked WMU as one of the nation's top-100 universities for producing graduates and research destined to make a difference for the nation.
Most campus services are closed or on reduced hours Saturday through Monday, Sept. 2-4. Visitors are encouraged to call ahead to make sure that a particular office is open before driving to campus.
More than 50 people applied for the Foundation Scholarship, which is one of WMU's top scholarship programs for new students.
WMU is one of five finalists for a 2017 APLU Project Degree Completion Award for increasing college access, retention and graduation among students who grew up in Michigan's foster care system.
Fall classes begin Tuesday, Sept. 5, but thousands of new and returning WMU students will be on campus before then, settling in for a new semester and attending various welcome events.
"Brain Candy Live," starring Adam Savage, will be in Kalamazoo for one night at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, at WMU's Miller Auditorium.
Drs. Chad and Autumn Edwards are working with Pepper, a humanoid robot, to study human-robot message design logic, such as which robot messages are most motivating for humans.
This fall, WMU will become the first university in Michigan, and sixth in the nation, to offer high-intensity, circuit-based F45 workout classes. Free classes will be offered Sept. 5-17.
Edward Mulford has been awarded a coveted Transportation Club of Detroit scholarship for 2017. This marks the fifth year in a row that a WMU student has been the recipient of the scholarship.
Emergency responders will use new physical addresses for all campus buildings beginning Aug. 18. The use of the new addresses for mail delivery by the U.S. Postal Service will be effective Aug. 26.
A recent study that measures the importance of research published in quality journals as well as research co-authorship ranks WMU 68th internationally in business and management education research, the highest rank of any Michigan institution.
If your family enjoys meeting new people and exploring new cultures, consider becoming a host family for international visitors who will be arriving from Japan this month.
The University's reputation in the field of behavior analysis has led Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder to appoint multiple people with WMU ties to a new board that will help license and regulate the profession.
Former WMU associate professor of art Dr. Dina Bangdel died July 25 at age 54.
There will be activities for fans of all ages at the WMU football team's free Fan Fest and scrimmage from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, at Waldo Stadium.
"The Expanded Print: WMU's Collection in Context" will run Sept. 14 through Oct. 21 in the Monroe-Brown Gallery. A members-only reception is planned for 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13.
Dr. Beverly Vandiver, counselor education and counseling psychology, received a Distinguished Career Contribution to Research award from the American Psychological Association.
Gov. Rick Snyder has reappointed Dr. Ola Smith, chair and professor in the Department of Accountancy, to the State Board of Accountancy.
Classes begin Tuesday, Sept. 5, but fall opening activities officially begin when new students arrive on campus Tuesday, Aug. 29.
Sam Dunlap, WMU's first black student-athlete, struck fear in the hearts of gridiron opponents and racked up scoring records that lasted decades, all the while fighting racism on and off the playing field.
WMU's Bronco Force and Urban Alliance are joining forces to provide critically needed supply chain management industry support and training for unemployed and underemployed residents.
Business Insider, an online news organization with more than 70 million viewers, has named WMU the most affordable, highly ranked university in Michigan.