July 2018 WMU News

Business college reveals new display honoring Haworth family

The Haworth College of Business will host a celebration event to reveal a new display honoring the enduring relationship between the Haworth family and the college of business at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 5,  in the 1400 corridor of Schneider Hall.

University partners with city to promote 'shared prosperity' for residents

The memorandum of understanding for the Shared Prosperity Kalamazoo designates WMU's Lewis Walker Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnic Relations as primarily responsible for coordinating the University's involvement in new Kalamazoo city initiative to reduce poverty and promote more broadly shared prosperity in the city.

The spirit of adventure

Two-time WMU alumnus Jon Good says his company, Green Door Distilling Co., was founded out of a love for adventures and new experiences.

William Appel obituary

William Appel, professor emeritus of music, died July 7 at age 85. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 28, at First Presbyterian Church in Kalamazoo.

Constance S. (Waltz) Weaver obituary

Dr. Constance S. (Waltz) Weaver, professor emerita of English and an internationally known expert in reading education, died July 21 at age 76. Visitation and a memorial service will start at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 26, in Kalamazoo.

Dr. Ruth Kaarlela obituary

Dr. Ruth Kaarlela, professor emerita and chair of blindness and low vision studies, died Jan. 8 at age 98. Private services have been held.

Robert Swinehart obituary

Robert Swinehart, a former Western Michigan University upholsterer, died July 5 at age 88.

Phyllis E. Seabolt obituary

Phyllis E. Seabolt, assistant professor emerita of consumer resources and technology, died July 13 at age 93. Visitation and a memorial service will be held July 20, beginning at 10 a.m.

Dorothy Kaczmarek obituary

Dorothy Kaczmarek, a former Western Michigan University utility food worker for Bernhard Dining Services, died May 13 at age 78.

WMU student puts a twist on traditional travel

Imagine taking a trip that is 100 percent customized for you. The only catch is, you won't know where you're going until you get there. This is the idea behind Cluventure, a travel agency started by WMU student Desi Taylor.

ISM program among top 10 in the nation

The Gartner's ranking serves to solidify the strength of WMU's integrated supply management program, which was one of only three to be ranked in all three evaluation categories.

Fort St. Joseph offers lectures and open house

The Fort St. Joseph Summer Lecture Series begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, at the Niles District Library. A free open house is planned for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 4-5, at the corner of Fort and Bond streets.

WMU grad helps combat 'brain drain' with his social startup

With his nonprofit social startup, Lansing 5:01, WMU alumnus Christopher Sell is helping the Lansing area attract and retain top talent by coordinating unique events and career-focused initiatives that illustrate the best opportunities for living, working and playing in the region.