Megan Foreman, a senior from Plymouth, is the one "extraordinary undergraduate student" to receive this year's Dr. Charles Van Riper Outstanding College Student Award.
January 2018 WMU News
"The Sound of Music" is coming to Miller Auditorium Friday to Sunday, Feb. 9-11. The beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family features a Tony, Grammy and Academy Award–winning Best Score.
Abrahan Garcia, of Holland, and Alex Gutierrez-Spencer, of Monroe, are two of only 50 college seniors chosen to participate in the American Advertising Federation's Most Promising Multicultural Students Program for 2018.
Sections of the AIDS Memorial Quilt–the 54 1/2-ton, handmade tapestry that stands as a memorial to more than 96,000 individuals lost to AIDS–will be on display at the Gilmore Theatre Complex Feb. 5-18.
Learn about other cultures and countries throughout the month of February. All events in the global engagement rundown are open to the public, and many are free.
Bass trombonist Evan Clifton will be presenting a guest solo recital, free and open to the public, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.
Make a nomination for this year's student employee or supervisor of the year, then celebrate WMU's student workers throughout the week of Feb. 19-23.
As a result of Lori Brown's work with Microsoft HoloLens, WMU has become the first aviation program in the nation to use augmented reality in the classroom.
Performances of "Angels in America: Millennium Approaches" will take place Friday and Saturday, Feb. 9-10, and Thursday through Sunday, Feb. 15-18, in Williams Theatre at the Gilmore Theatre Complex.
The University Jazz Lab Band will perform in a free, public concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.
Wednesday, Feb. 28, is the deadline to nominate outstanding staffers for the new semiannual round of the Make a Difference Award program.
The program brings together statistical and data science professionals from all sectors, including academia, industry, and governmental and national labs, to support research, networking and more.
A free virtual reality lab is now open on the lower level of Waldo Library. Check out the new space during an open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15.
Kevin Romeo, founder of Rhino Media, will speak at 8 a.m. Friday, Feb. 9, in 2150 Schneider Hall. The event is free and open to the public and begins with breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Reservations are required.
Jeffrey A. Rinvelt, of Ann Arbor, and James B. Bolger, of Whitehall, have been re-elected chair and vice chair, respectively, of WMU Board of Trustees. They, along with three other officers, will serve throughout 2018.
Robert Jones Way will be the name of the loop road scheduled to be developed as part of the BTR Park 2.0. The new 55-acre development is adjacent to the original BTR Park near the intersection of Drake Road and Parkview Avenue.
While the student is the focal point in the high school-to-college transition, the transition has a familywide ripple effect, a fact that is recognized and valued at WMU.
Prominent guest artists and past directors will join WMU's award-winning vocal jazz group, Gold Company, on stage for its 40th-anniversary concert Friday and Saturday, Feb. 2-3, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.
Theatre Kalamazoo will host a free festival featuring new plays by Kalamazoo playwrights on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 9-10, in the Judy K. Jolliffe Theatre, formerly Epic Theatre, in downtown Kalamazoo.
The Horn Day closing concert, featuring guest artist Aaron Brant, the WMU Horn Choir and festival participants, is open to the public free of charge. It starts at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.
Newsome's No. 5 Jersey will be formally retired during a special halftime ceremony at the 2 p.m. game Jan. 27. Community members are also invited to a pregame indoor tailgate.
Under One Sun will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.
WMU ensembles composed of faculty and graduate students will perform in a free, public concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.
The Kontras Quartet will perform in a free, public concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, in the Dalton Center Lecture Hall.
Yu-Lien The will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. The performance will be preceded by a 7 p.m. discussion hosted by Dr. Robert White.
In addition to the social and academic benefits of living on campus, students who live in residence halls can take advantage of leadership opportunities, 24-hour staffing, a variety of on-campus dining choices and more.
The WMU Board of Trustees will elect its officers for 2018 in a formal session at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, in the Heritage Hall ballroom on East Campus.
Bye, midfielder, went as the No. 8 overall pick to the New England Revolution. Shepherd, goalkeeper, was selected No. 46 overall by the Toronto FC.
Six careers fairs will be held at WMU in late January and throughout February to connect employers with job seekers from across West Michigan.
WMU's Advanced Jazz Ensemble and composition professor Christopher Biggs will incorporate digital processing and live electronics in real time during a Wednesday, Jan. 24, performance in the Dalton Center.