Mannheim Steamroller will perform live for one performance at Miller Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28.
July 2018 WMU News
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.
Admission is free and open to the public for WMU's second annual Fan Fest from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, in Waldo Stadium.
Dr. Alan Rea and Jason Johnson, faculty experts in cybersecurity, will lead the courses, which combine online learning modules with lab-based experiential learning.
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.
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, 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.
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.
Ruth E. (Kiel) Sparks, a retired custodian, died July 19 at age 77. Services have taken place.
WMU's Black Student Union was honored with the 2018 Champ Award at the 11th annual Champs Celebration for mentoring students in Kalamazoo Public Schools.
The new degree-granting academic unit will broaden research, collaboration and intercultural activities for campus and community members.
Sign-up is underway for the new housing opportunity that includes suite-style rooms with a newly remodeled, fully functional kitchen and communal living area.
WMU and the extended Kalamazoo community will offer numerous global engagement opportunities in August. Highlights include Mandarin Chinese classes, global art classes and the Kalamazoo Scottish Festival.
Dr. Ruth Kaarlela, professor emerita and chair of blindness and low vision studies, died Jan. 8 at age 98. Private services have been held.
WMU student Avery Green and his fashion startup, House of Pariah, are at the forefront of the sustainable fashion movement.
Robert Swinehart, a former Western Michigan University upholsterer, died July 5 at age 88.
Following a nationwide search, WMU has named Dr. Candy McCorkle as its next vice president for diversity and inclusion, effective Aug. 1.
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.
Researchers in the Georgeau Construction Research Center are studying how to build better in an age of climate change and other global challenges facing the construction industry.
WMU College of Aviation students who are accepted into the program will be put on an accelerated path to becoming a Delta pilot; the airline will begin accepting student applications in August.
Dorothy Kaczmarek, a former Western Michigan University utility food worker for Bernhard Dining Services, died May 13 at age 78.
WMU's Fritz Allhoff spent last month at the University of Iceland working on cybersecurity and critical infrastructure issues, including co-organizing an international workshop on emerging arctic conflicts.
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.
The city of Kalamazoo has declared July 12, 2018, Walt Disney Day in Kalamazoo in honor of a WMU course that takes a group of honors students on a cross-country journey to explore Disney's legacy.
High school seniors competed for the Medallion Scholarships, the highest merit-based award WMU can bestow on an incoming freshman. All 32 runners-up were offered a $25,000 scholarship.
Renee Pearl will serve as the interim vice president for development and alumni relations while WMU conducts a national search. A search committee is expected to be announced in the coming weeks.
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.
Pilot Lauren Quandt, of Grosse Ile; co-pilot Shelby Satkowiak, of Mio; and teammate Kelly Erdmann, of Southfield, captured fifth place overall in the women-only Air Race Classic cross-country flying event.
WMU Regional History Curator Lynn Houghton and the historic Kalamazoo Mall will be featured on the PBS show "10 Streets That Changed America," airing Tuesday, July 10, nationwide.
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.