March 2018 WMU News

Brunch to honor human performance, health education alumni

WMU's Department of Human Performance and Health Education will honor alumni, faculty and student achievements during its Alumni Honor Academy Breakfast from 9:45 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 14, at the Fetzer Center.

Film chosen for Grand Rapids festival screening

A screening of "Peace During War," a documentary about forgiveness and mentoring youth, will be part of a selection of Transformational Films that start screening at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the Wealthy Theatre.

Celebrated writer to speak at WMU

Dr. Xuefei Jin, winner of the prestigious National Book Award and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, will speak at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 5, in 1910 Sangren Hall.

Campus hosts annual Lavender Graduation

The free and open celebration recognizes LBGTQ students' contributions to the University and acknowledges their achievements throughout their collegiate experience.

Dance majors present 'Beyond the Hourglass' concert

Graduating seniors from WMU's B.F.A. in dance program will present a concert titled "Beyond the Hourglass" with performances Thursday through Saturday, April 12-14, in the Dalton Center.

Free shred event offered on campus

The campus community is invited to bring professional or personal documents and media to be properly destroyed and recycled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, April 20, in Lot 41 near Sangren Hall.

Charles M. Woodliff obituary

Dr. Charles "Chuck" M. Woodliff, a professor emeritus of instructional communication and former academic services administrator, died March 17 at age 87. No services are planned.

PSSO seeking volunteers for highway cleanup project

Join the Professional Support Staff Organization Saturday, April 14, as it helps clean up the area around the I-94 and Sprinkle Road interchange for Adopt a Highway. Volunteers must sign up and watch two brief safety videos before participating.

Playwrights to read at next Frostic speaker event

Playwrights Elaine Romero, Steve Feffer, K. Frithjof Perterson and Tucker Rafferty will read during a free public event set for 7 p.m. Friday, April 6, in 157-159 Bernhard Center.

Sinnie Yzenbaard obituary

Sinnie Yzenbaard, a former independent study coordinator in what is now Extended University Programs, died Sept. 12, 2017, at age 101.

Diann J. Miller obituary

Diann J. Miller, assistant professor emerita in what had been the University Counseling and Testing Center, died March 2 at age 76. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in Wisconsin at a later date.

Laura G. Manis obituary

Laura G. Manis, an associate professor emerita in what had been the University Counseling and Testing Center, died Jan. 18, at age 93.