November 2017 WMU News

'The goat ate my homework,' conservation management students say

A habitat management class that started this fall is collecting ecological data on and around campus and will hold a related half-day mini-conference Dec. 6. The conference is free and open to public but registrations are required by Dec. 1.

State association honors Spanish faculty member

Michael Braun has earned the Michigan World Languages Association's most prestigious distinction an educator in the field of world languages can receive in the state of Michigan.

Honors organization recognized with national award

WMU's chapter of the national honor society Alpha Lambda Delta was one of just eight to be awarded the Maintaining the Flame Award for exceptionally active membership and dedication to community service.

Martin E. Gingerich obituary

Dr. Martin E. Gingerich, professor emeritus of English, died Oct. 19 at age 84. Services have been held.

Graduate students win leading geology awards

WMU students brought home a map competition first place, an inaugural education research award and a desert research grant from the 2017 Geological Society of America annual meeting.

Owner of local yoga studio next up in entrepreneurship forum

Kristin Fiore, owner and managing director of Down Dog Yoga Center, will speak at 8 a.m. Friday, Dec. 8, in 2150 Schneider Hall. Reservations are required for the free, public event, which begins with breakfast at 7:30 a.m.

'A Choral Christmas' comes to Kalamazoo

"A Choral Christmas," an annual concert featuring six WMU choirs, is coming to Kalamazoo for two performances at 4 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2.

James E. Riley obituary

Dr. James E. Riley, professor emeritus of mathematics and statistics, died Oct. 28 at age 84. A memorial service and reception will be held in his honor at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, in WMU's Kanley Chapel

Men's soccer to host NCAA tournament second round

Picked as the No. 10 seed overall, the WMU men's soccer team has a first-round bye and will host a second-round NCAA tournament game at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, at the WMU Soccer Complex.

Men's soccer Broncos headed to MAC Championship

The No. 1 seed WMU men's soccer team will face Akron in the Mid-American Conference Championship game at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, after a 1-0 win over West Virginia in the semifinals.

Gymnastics team announces 2018 schedule

The Broncos begin the season at home hosting University of Illinois-Chicago at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14. Other home meets are on Jan. 14, Jan. 28, Feb. 11, March 10 and March 13.

Emeriti Council reports leadership for 2017-18

New officers have been announced for the Emeriti Council, which represents all retired WMU faculty members. Drs. Peter Krawutschke and James Bosco have been named chair and vice chair, respectively.

Evening concert features music inspired by whale songs

WMU faculty, students and guest cellist Alexa Muhly will perform music inspired by whale songs at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. A 7 p.m. discussion will precede the performance.