John Keenoy signed a free agent contract with the Minnesota Vikings, Eric Assoua was invited to minicamp by the Oakland Raiders and Odell Miller accepted a minicamp invitation from the Cleveland Browns.
April 2019 WMU News
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.
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.
Joshua Reid, who earned a bachelor's degree in theatre design and technical production, was recognized by the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle for excellence in sound design.
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.
The Board of Trustees approved the name during its April 24 meeting. Overlooking Arcadia Creek, Arcadia Flats is the first project underway as part of WMU's South Neighborhood transformation.
The focus of the conference is to explore improving the quality of life by advancing more balanced, affordable and environmentally sustainable transportation systems.
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.
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.
Other action items up for board adoption include the naming of a new apartment-style housing facility under construction in the University's South Neighborhood and two University policies.
If weather conditions allow, 30 acres of prairie as well as 1 to 3 acres of wetland area will be burned at the Asylum Lake Preserve Monday.
Sydney Taylor, a food and consumer packaged goods marketing major, will work for MillerCoors after graduation.
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.
Li Cheng, who earned her Ph.D. in public administration, will work at the Institute for Educational Leadership after graduation.
Kendall Owens, who is majoring in dance and nursing, is excited to put more work into a nonprofit and looking forward to a career as an emergency room nurse.
Erika Hejl, who is majoring in food and consumer packaged goods marketing, will begin working for Smucker's after graduation.
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.
Donte' Tuggle, a human resource management major, will work at Nike's headquarters after graduation.
Deniz Toker, who came to WMU from Turkey to pursue a master's degree, has found his passion teaching English to refugees.
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.
Caitlin Wiley, who is studying abroad in Brazil with the prestigious Boren Scholarship, is eyeing a job in the Department of State when she returns to the United States.
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.
President Montgomery will officiate during four commencement ceremonies Saturday, April 27, in Miller Auditorium.
Marketing students Becca Briones of Paw Paw, Jeff Huang of Warren, Andrew Lawlor of Aurora, Illinois and Kaitlin Maley of Kalamazoo earned a second place finish in the Center for Advancement of Digital Marketing and Analytics Social Media Competition at Ball State University.
Montgomery joins former first lady Michelle Obama and some 200 others recognized by the academy for outstanding achievements in academia, the arts, business, government and public affairs.
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.
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.
This year's half day of activities will include educational speakers, electric cars, nearly 100 booths, live music and food trucks, games for all ages, and more.
Derek McFall, BS '11, took second place in a challenge to develop a recycling system for astronauts in space.
Seniors Brennan Vaughn and Danny Rogers were named finalists in the Schulze Entrepreneurship Challenge. They're competing for their share of more than $250,000 in prize money with their product, SnapDuct.