May 2019 WMU News

WMU awards recognize diversity and inclusion efforts

Dr. Kirsty Eisenhart, director of developmental math in the Department of Mathematics, the Graduate College, and the Committee for Diversity and Inclusion of the College of Health and Human Services and will receive Excellence in Diversity Awards for exemplifying outstanding efforts in diversity and inclusion.

Sky Broncos place sixth in national championship event

The 14-member WMU team competed against 28 other teams from colleges and universities across the nation. The Sky Broncos placed third in flight events, fifth for the judges trophy and seventh in ground events, placing sixth overall.

Business student earns national social impact scholarship

Western Michigan University marketing senior Catherine Lemus was recognized for how she has used her marketing skills in a variety of meaningful ways, recently receiving the American Marketing Association's Social Impact Scholarship.

WMU's 2019 Gründler Prize goes to architectural historian

Kathryn Blair Moore, an assistant professor of art at Texas State University, is the winner of the 2019 Gründler Prize for "The Architecture of the Christian Holy Land: Reception from Late Antiquity through the Renaissance."

Byrd-Jacobs appointed Graduate College interim dean

Prior to being tapped for the interim dean role, Dr. Christine Byrd-Jacobs was associate dean of the college. She is succeeding Dr. Sue Stapleton who has assumed the role of special assistant to the provost.

Pilot training program recognized for excellence

The award is presented annually by the National Air Transportation Association to individuals and organizations that demonstrate superior service to the aviation business community, particularly through their leadership skills and advancement of a safety-first culture.

Center lauded for supporting region's small business community

Tamara Davis, regional director of WMU's Southwest Michigan Small Business Development Center, credits the efforts of team members Lincoln Crocker, Lori Puzevic and John Schmitt for continually elevating the center to greater heights.

Students take third place in national student advertising competition

Presenters Kira Blanchflower of Oswego, Illinois, Lydia Burton of Grosse Pointe, Kirill Eydinov of Sterling Heights and Caitlyn Gordon of Novi were part of the WMU team comprised of more than 50  advertising and promotion students. Sixteen collegiate teams representing Illinois, Indiana and Michigan participated in the two-day event held in South Bend, Indiana.