September 2018 WMU News

Plan to #GiveGold in October

WMU’s Giving Day is set for Wednesday, Oct. 3, but all gifts made during homecoming week, Monday through Sunday, Oct. 1-7, will count toward Giving Day.

Take advantage of global engagement opportunities in October

WMU and the extended Kalamazoo community will offer numerous global engagement opportunities in October. Highlights include opportunities to observe Hispanic Heritage Month, learn more about Africian-American history, and practice yoga as well as engage in other exercises with women from around the world.

WMU opens manufacturing lab in downtown Grand Rapids

The Advanced Manufacturing Partnership Laboratory at WMU's downtown Grand Rapids location is a collaboration with Grand Rapids Community College and manufacturers to address the need for skilled labor.

Future leaders in research start at WMU

The W Magazine's research edition features the world-impacting scholarship of WMU faculty members and the many students they engage in the discovery process. Student researchers are learning through hands-on experience while helping to create new knowledge that benefits the world.

WMU offers new ways for students to get passports

In addition to establishing a $110 passport scholarship, the University will host a Passport Caravan Sept. 21 that will process the passports of 100 underrepresented WMU students for free.

ISM student wins $6,000 scholarship

Meriah Putnam, integrated supply management student at Western Michigan University, has been awarded the prestigious Transportation Club of Detroit scholarship for 2018. This marks the sixth consecutive year that a WMU student has won this award.

2018 Study Abroad Fair open for students, public

Attend the Sept. 26 event and learn about study abroad programs at WMU that are available to both current WMU students and many non-enrolled adults seeking an overseas learning experience.

Former Obama official to discuss American democracy

During the Sept. 20 event, a former director of Obama's Domestic Policy Council will address how economic insecurity and the country's changing demographics have affected public confidence in institutions and democracy.

Input sought Sept. 17 on South Neighborhood

Input sessions for the new South Neighborhood improvement project are set for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Sangren Pedestrian Mall in front of Sangren Hall and 6 to 8 p.m. in the Bernhard Center lobby. Attendees will be able to view proposed design concepts in a virtual reality platform.

Humanities talks explore 'Truth'

The University Center for the Humanities 2018-19 speaker series "Truth" begins with two talks Tuesday, Sept. 25, and others to follow through spring semester.

Two will receive WMU's Distinguished Service Award

As recipients of the Distinguished Service Award, Dr. Stephen Covell and Peter Thannhauser join 63 faculty and staff members who have received the accolade since it was established in 1980.

Michael C. Braun obituary

Michael C. Braun, master faculty specialist of Spanish, died unexpectedly Aug. 27 at age 51. Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Sept. 8 and be followed by a memorial service.