Kristen R. DeVries, an experienced fundraising executive, has been selected as the next vice president for development and alumni relations and also will serve as executive director of the WMU Foundation.
December 2018 WMU News
The University houses seven virtual reality computer stations in three rooms in the lower level of Waldo Library.
The Sanford Center for Financial Planning and Wellness is hosting a grand opening ceremony at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 18, at WMU's Haworth College of Business. The event, which features U.S. Treasurer Jovita Carranza, allows campus and community members to tour the facility and learn more about its goals.
The public is invited to join WMU book clubs that start Jan. 17 and explore ethical questions involving genetic engineering, cultural preservation and U.S. immigration policy.
Registrations are due by Thursday, Jan. 10, for the 12-week, low-cost courses for personal enrichment being offered by the Confucius Institute at WMU.
Remaining in alignment with the surrounding community market, monthly rates for on-campus apartments will rise between $0 and $27 starting fall 2019.
Students, deans, senior staff and the Faculty Senate are among the various stakeholder groups that played a role in the annual performance evaluation of President Edward Montgomery.
Dr. Alan Rea offers some data-protection tips that can help people during the holiday season, when data may be more vulnerable than during the rest of the year.
Development of the Business Technology and Research Park 2—BTR 2—will begin in the next few months thanks to a $2.1 million grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration.
Postdoctoral researcher Dr. Erika Calvo-Ochoa is studying the zebrafish olfactory bulb to understand how the brain functions and recovers from damage.
Three ceremonies will be held Saturday, Dec. 15. Among the students who are graduating will be 65 military veterans as well as international students from 32 countries.
Holiday recess begins with the end of fall semester, and some campus services will cease or have reduced hours starting Friday, Dec. 14, through the start of spring semester on Monday, Jan. 7.
The Haworth College of Business was recognized for being accredited at both the undergraduate and graduate levels by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International, as well as having additional specialized AACSB accreditation for its accountancy programs.
Chef Tom Giles of WMU Dining Services was awarded a Gold Medal at the 2018 Annual Culinary Competition held at the Columbus Culinary Institute at the end of October.
WMU and the broader area community will offer numerous global engagement opportunities in December. Highlights include West African drumming classes, Kalamazoo Institute of Art tours and the Rootead Youth Dance Showcase.
Representing the Mid-American Conference, the WMU football Broncos will face Football Bowl Subdivision independent opponent Brigham Young University at 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, Eastern Time, in the bowl game at Albertsons Stadium in Boise, Idaho.