February 2018 WMU News

John T. Miller obituary

John T. Miller, an assistant professor emeritus of health, physical education and recreation and a former assistant football coach, died Feb. 7 at age 79. Service information has not been published.

Doris 'Dori' A. Rey obituary

Doris "Dori" A. Rey, a retired staff member who worked in the health, physical education and recreation department as well as the McGinnis Reading Center and Clinic, died Feb. 11 at age 79. Services have taken place.

University summit to focus on student success issues

The spring 2018 Student Success Summit set for March 7 will feature networking and facilitated discussion for WMU faculty and staff seeking to increase student success and retention in a collaborative way.

Owner of dog boutique next speaker in entrepreneurship series

Roxanne Leder, owner of Decadent Dogs boutique, with two locations in West Michigan, will speak Friday, March 16, in 2150 Schneider Hall. Reservations are required for the free event, which begins with breakfast at 7:30 a.m.

Bronco football announces 2018 schedule

The Broncos have their home opener vs. Syracuse University Friday, Aug. 31. WMU's 95th annual homecoming game is set for Saturday, Oct. 6, against Eastern Michigan. Family Weekend is Oct. 5-7.

MDOT session on Stadium Drive works set for Wednesday

The Michigan Department of Transportation will hold a community meeting Wednesday, Feb. 28, at Kalamazoo Christian High School to discuss upcoming work on the Stadium Drive/Howard Street intersection

Russell L. Gabier obituary

Gabier, founding president of the WMU Foundation, died Feb. 18 at age 90. A celebration of his life will be held at noon Monday, March 12, at First United Methodist Church of Kalamazoo.

WMU medical school granted full accreditation

In the final step of a journey that began some seven years ago, the WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine has been granted full accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education.

Trombone Choir to give free tour preview concert

WMU's Trombone Choir will offer a sneak peek into its set for the American Trombone Workshop during a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

Shirley Bach obituary

Dr. Shirley Bach, WMU professor emerita of philosophy and internationally recognized authority on biomedical ethics, died Feb. 13 at age 86. A funeral service is set for 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at Temple B'Nai Israel, 4409 Grand Prairie Road, in Kalamazoo.

Dance emerita honored for advocacy

Wendy Cornish, WMU professor emerita of dance, is the recipient of this year's Partners in Dance Community Dance Advocacy Award.

Film festival examines human inequality, solutions

Three films from the America Divided docu-series, produced by Norman Lear, Common and Shonda Rhimes, will be shown at WMU's Bernhard Center: "The System" Feb. 21, "Something in the Water" March 19, and "A House Divided" April 11.