Tony Proudfoot, vice president for marketing and strategic communications, highlights new plans for promoting WMU and for digitally sharing news of interest to the University community.
October 2018 WMU News
Western Michigan University's 2018 IT Forum will focus on e-commerce and digital marketing, bringing together leaders from a variety of industries.
AAR, a global provider of aviation services, announced today that WMU is its first partner in a new program that provides real-life work experience for students and an opportunity to be hired by AAR upon graduation.
WMU and the extended Kalamazoo community will offer numerous global engagement opportunities in November. Highlights include the 2018 Summit on Racism at Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo, an on-campus book discussion in conjunction with Native American Heritage Month, and a talk about Yemen in Grand Rapids sponsored by the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan.
Three students in WMU's highly rated program in food and consumer package goods marketing recently received prestigious National Grocers Association Foundation scholarships totaling $17,000.
Gov. Rick Snyder announced Oct. 19 the appointments of three people to the WMU Board of Trustees: David Behen of Saline, Lynn Chen-Zhang of Portage, and Shelly Edgerton of Plainwell.
Each of the five police departments involved will transition to the centralized dispatch system one at a time, starting at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30.
Dennis Boyle, a retired registrar, died Sept. 11 at age 87.
Members of the public can now receive WMU Alert and advisory notifications via text message, a service previously available only to employees and students.
Diana Hernández received El Concilio’s 2018 Quetzalcoatl Award and has been selected as one of the Top 50 Latinas in Michigan by the governor-appointed Hispanic/Latino Commission of Michigan.
Dr. Ola Smith, professor of accountancy and chair of the department, has been elected vice chair of the Michigan State Board of Accountancy.
A major gift by alumnus Robert Kaiser, owner and CEO of Gallagher-Kaiser Corporation, has transformed the sales lab at Western Michigan University's Haworth College of Business. A grand opening ceremony and open house will be held on Friday, Nov. 2, to celebrate the official opening of the facility.
The town halls, set for 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, in the Fetzer Center's Kirsch Auditorium, will allow WMU officials and a representative from consulting firm Aon to offer details about the review project.
Phillip Thomas Straniero, formerly executive-in-residence for the food and consumer package goods marketing program, died Sept. 8 at age 70.
Dale Michael Burns, a former facility technician in the telecommunications unit, died Aug. 28 at age 56.
Jess Morgan Walker, professor emeritus of education and professional development, died Aug. 17 at age 84.
Gerald Carl Schwemmin, a retired controller, died Sept. 11 at age 88. A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28.
The study from Southwest Michigan First and WMU found that the University annually has a $1.6 billion economic impact on the local region.
The Oct. 5 grand opening of the WMU Esports Arena will allow Kalamazoo community members and alumni returning for WMU's homecoming weekend to experience video gaming as a competitive sport.
The presentation titled "From Electrical Engineering to World Champion Mountain Biker and Entrepreneur: Learning to think like an engineer will make you successful in any business," will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 10, on WMU's Parkview Campus.
The event from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, Oct. 19, will be in Lot 41 near Sangren Hall.
Through this collective of 10 teaching clinics, thousands of Michigan residents receive treatment that is unavailable elsewhere, may not be covered by insurance or is unaffordable through other providers.
Scenes from "Coming Up For Air," a new indie film largely shot in West Michigan and featuring a WMU theatre professor, will set the stage for a community discussion Oct. 10 that explores mental health's impact on families. RSVPs are requested at comingupforairoct10.eventbrite.com.