Three submissions from WMU faculty and administrators were selected by the National Science Foundation as contenders for the grand prize in the NSF 2026 Idea Machine Competition
May 2019 WMU News
By transferring up to 12 credit hours of eligible coursework, Grand Valley undergraduates can begin working on master's degree in comparative religion a year before their peers pursuing graduate study in a traditional way.
Dr. Terri Goss Kinzy and Carla Koretsky were lauded by Crain's Detroit Business for their records of success in their fields as well as contributions to their community and mentorship.
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.
WMU students have built a strong and growing infrastructure that makes some sustainability resources available to members of the on- and off-campus communities as well as themselves.
Members of the campus community and visitors to WMU this summer should encounter few traffic or other disruptions as building, renovation, paving and related work takes place.
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.
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.
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."
SafeSense Technologies LLC was named a 2019 SmartZone Best Small Business at the annual Michigan Celebrates Small Business Awards.
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.
Joseph Backe, a Medallion Scholar and mechanical engineering major, helps the rugby team run like a well-oiled machine.
After winning the MAC Sevens Championship, the WMU men's rugby club is headed to Arizona for a shot at the national title.
Western Michigan University's sales and business marketing program has been named a top national program by the Sales Education Foundation for the 13th consecutive year.
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.
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.
Cara Lougheed, a teacher at Stoney Creek High School in Rochester Hills and a WMU graduate, is the 2019-20 Michigan Teacher of the Year.
Groundbreaking was May 10 for the new 67,000-square-foot instructional facility at the W.K. Kellogg Airport in Battle Creek.
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.
The first session will be held at 10 a.m. and the second at 1:30 p.m. For those unable to attend in person, both sessions will be livestreamed.
George Joshua was recognized for software development company Turtle Jump Technology, and Brennan Vaughn received honors for SnapDuct easy-to-install ductwork.