April 2019 WMU News

Campus, local community members weigh in on transportation issues

More than 100 University and Kalamazoo community members shared their campus transportation ideas and suggestions during interactive open houses April 3 and 4, the same time period WMU launched an anonymous survey about transportation planning that will end Friday, May 10.

Accountancy students take first and third at regional competition

The best practices competition focused on "Inspiring Future Leaders to Leave a Legacy of Excellence," challenging students to present what they do in their Beta Alpha Psi chapters to promote lifelong ethical, social and public responsibility among members, how they broaden outreach and use technology to engage members, and successes they have had in service.

WMU room and board rates for 2019-20 to rise by 3.12%

Room and board rates will increase 3.12% for the 2019-20 academic year. The new rates will provide continued support for educational living environments that are affordable, safe and attractive.

World's medievalists coming to Kalamazoo for annual congress

The event will feature more than 550 sessions in locations across the WMU campus. The sessions are in a variety of formats, many taking the form of academic paper presentations. Others are panel discussions, roundtables, demonstrations and workshops.

Business students clinch victories at e-Fest 2019

Western Michigan University business students Brennan Vaughn and Danny Rogers traveled to the Schulze Entrepreneurship Challenge in Minnesota in April and competed at e-Fest 2019, claiming prizes and building their networks.

Student's aviation career set for takeoff

Logan Brown will continue his work as a flight instructor in WMU's College of Aviation after graduation as he works to finish the hours required to become a commercial airline pilot.

Students find springboard to success at WMU

The latest Post-Graduation Activity Survey reveals 91% of recent WMU graduates are actively engaged in employment or service. Some students about to join their ranks are sharing their own success stories.

Speaking the language of success

Deniz Toker, who came to WMU from Turkey to pursue a master's degree, has found his passion teaching English to refugees.

Learning to lead from inside

Charlie Kautz says WMU's Organizations Change Leadership master's program helped him gain the knowledge to secure a job on the organizational development team at Spectrum Health.

Impacting students a world away

Bailey Papes, a chemical engineering major from Port Huron, Michigan, will join the Peace Corps after graduation. She's going to teach science to students in Sierra Leone.

Big changes unfold at WMU Pilot Plants

Facilities on the WMU Parkview Campus now house a one-of-a-kind in North America pilot-scale multi-ply paper manufacturing machine and a new fiber recycling plant used to test and certify products from around the world for repulpability and recyclability.

Registration open for summer Chinese culture classes

Six five-week, low-cost courses taught in English are being offered this summer. They begin the week of Monday, May 6, and registrations are due Wednesday, May 1. Discounts apply for many participants.