May 2018 WMU News

Margaret Large-Cardoso obituary

Dr. Margaret Large-Cardosoa, professor emerita of health, physical education and recreation, died May 28 at age 102. Services will be Tuesday, June 5, in Southampton, Ontario.

Edgar Inselberg obituary

Dr. Edgar Inselberg, associate professor emeritus of biological sciences, died May 11 at age 87. Services have been held.

Sales program again nationally recognized for excellence

One hundred percent of WMU sales and business marketing grads find full-time careers or are continuing their education within three months of graduation; 98 percent of them are in a job that relates to their degree.

WMU to implement paperless billing

WMU will utilize electronic billing for all student semester invoices beginning June 1. Instead of receiving tuition bills in the mail, students will get email or text notifications to view their statements online.

Early registration extended for livable communities conference

Keynote speakers include Dr. Jennifer Mindell, University College in London, and Eric J. Schneidewind, president of the American Association of Retired Persons, who will both speak on "Assessing and Valuing the Barrier Effect of Busy Roads."

WMU's Seita foster youth effort garners national acclaim

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi—the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines—has awarded WMU with its Excellence in Innovation Award for expanding higher education opportunities through the Seita Scholars Program.

Ball State business dean named WMU's next provost

After conducting a nationwide search, WMU has named Dr. Jennifer P. Bott, business dean at Ball State University, as its new provost and vice president for academic affairs, effective July 1.

Volleyball announces 2018 schedule

WMU has 13 home matches at University Arena. The first opportunity to support the volleyball Broncos is 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, in a home exhibition match vs. Hillsdale College.

Student awarded prestigious study abroad scholarship

Alexis Lenderman, an entrepreneurship and global and international studies major from Flint, is among just 1,000 undergraduate students nationwide to earn a Gilman International Scholarship to intern or study abroad.

Sindecuse Health Center achieves re-accreditation

Sindecuse Health Center was surveyed in March by an Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care expert in quality care standards. Accreditation is granted for a three-year period and must be renewed regularly.

Annual bike race to be held on Parkview Campus

The Criterium begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 9, and features a 1.1-mile circuit around Floyd Hall. The circuit has three 90-degree turns and multiple sweeping turns.

Help select WMU's top four staffers for 2017-18

The campus community has through Thursday, May 31, to submit documentation in support of the nominees for the Annual Make a Difference Award. A total of four recipients will be chosen.

Students honored for entrepreneurial innovation

Two WMU student entrepreneurs, Avery Green and Desi Taylor, were recognized for their original business ideas while participating in Starting Gate, the student business accelerator. 

Jo Ann Betz obituary

Jo Ann Betz, a retired WMU finance clerk, died March 15 at age 84. No services will be held.

Walter Joseph Brunhumer obituary

Walter Joseph Brunhumer, professor emeritus of history at WMU, died March 15 at age 93. No services will be held.