Worse winters over the next few decades and dramatic die-offs of iconic Michigan flora and fauna are all predicted if climate change continues at its current pace. A global change ecologist at WMU explains the science behind Earth's warming and what will have the biggest impact on slowing down warming.
January 2019 WMU News
Although not a perfect solution, implementing the Paris Agreement on climate change will be better for the Great Lakes region than practicing business as usual. Humans, birds, fish and trees will be among the main beneficiaries.
The Board of Trustees meeting will be held by conference call at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1.
All of WMU's Michigan locations, which are closed today, Wednesday, Jan. 30, will be closed again tomorrow, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, due to dangerous wind chills.
Except for essential and emergency services, all of Western Michigan University's campuses and regional locations in Michigan close at 5 p.m. today. All WMU campuses and regional locations also will be closed Wednesday, Jan. 30.
Except for essential and emergency services, WMU is closed Monday, Jan. 28, due to severe weather. All classes are canceled.
The campus community is urged to take precautions to stay warm and safe in inclement weather. Frostbite can occur with exposure to extremely cold temperatures.
The 2017 Broncos brought home one of this year’s awards, making WMU the first institution in Mid-American Conference history to win the NCAA’s prestigious national sportsmanship award.
Except for essential and emergency services, WMU is closed Wednesday, Jan. 23, due to severe weather. All classes are canceled.
Canceled—David Behen of Saline and Shelly Edgerton of Plainwell will be sworn in as new trustees when the WMU Board of Trustees kicks off its Jan. 23 meeting.
March 8 is the deadline for small businesses across Michigan to apply for matching funds to hire students studying in STEM disciplines at the state's public universities.
Performances by local public school students and others as well as games and prize drawings will give those who attend the Saturday, Jan. 26, gala a taste of what a new year's festival looks and feels like in China.
Dr. Michael Self Sr., founder and CEO of Greensburg Consulting, will present Tuesday, Jan. 22. Dr. Julia Matuga, vice provost for institutional effectiveness at Bowling Green State University, will present Thursday, Jan. 24.
WMU continues to have a notable success rate vying for Gilman International Scholarships, with three out of seven of its applicants—43 percent—receiving awards for this semester.
Incoming WMU students may be eligible to receive up to six college credits for their high school career and technical education coursework when their CTE courses align with courses in one of the college's majors.
Dr. Michael Famiano, associate professor of physics, is conducting research in Japan that impacts knowledge of star formation and alumna Kelsey Dovico, a sociology major, is teaching English in Spain at a resource and advocacy center.
The new programs will be explained during three Study Abroad Expos on campus that start Wednesday, Jan. 16. The application deadline for summer I short-term, faculty-led programs is Jan. 31.
The Haworth College of Business was ranked 67th overall, earning a place on the list ahead of Michigan State, Northwestern, Cornell, Columbia and Notre Dame universities. Additionally, WMU was recognized as one of the Top 40 North American universities.
Campus and community members will be able tour the facility and learn more about its goals at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at WMU's Haworth College of Business.
The Center for the Study of Ethics in Society's spring lecture series, which focuses on talks with broad community appeal, starts Tuesday, Jan. 22, and ends Monday, March 25.
Free and open events include a convocation, march, day of service, educational programs and presentations. "Kneeling for Justice, Then and Now: As You Choose" is this year's theme.
The city of Kalamazoo lifted the advisory Sunday, Jan. 6, at 5 p.m.