Nearly 100 years after American women earned the right to vote and first competed in the Olympics, athletes on the United States women's national soccer team are once again at the intersection of politics and sports.
July 2019 WMU News
Western Michigan University's Gamma Rho chapter of Beta Alpha Psi has once again been recognized for its dedication to professional and service activities with the Superior Status chapter recognition.
Ecological restoration involving the planting of hundreds of trees is taking place across WMU's campuses.
Student-athletes on the team's Bronco Leadership Council demonstrated the team's commitment to service by helping remove trees and brush from a Habitat property.
The University's Sunseeker solar race car team celebrated its 30th anniversary by returning to the top-five in the single-occupant vehicle racing category at the FSGP.
Dozens of kids experienced what it might be like to be a professional gamer at WMU's first esports summer camps, getting the chance to take the stage and play in the University's state-of-the-art arena.
WMU senior engineering students built an interactive scaled-down solar generation garden to demonstrate the performance effects of modifications to its panel layout.
The exploration of Mars is a major interest for the space community. However, current technology, such as the surface rover, is slow and isolated to certain areas of Mars. And satellites orbiting the planet cannot get the same image quality as equipment on the surface.
A master's degree and graduate certificate in youth and community development were added to the current bachelor's and PhD. degree programs available at WMU.
Western Michigan University engineering students were introduced this year to the emerging field of flexible hybrid electronics, an innovative process that combines elements of the electronics industry with that of the high-precision printing industry.
WMU students Levi Soto, Jalen Palmore, Irving Quintero, DeVante White and Tykese Brown also attended the Third Annual National Clemson Men of Color Summit this spring that promoted awareness of changing U.S. demographics and effects on college enrollment and student support.
Comprised of nearly 250 students, Dr. Timothy Palmer's business ethics and sustainability class was able to make a huge impact on the local community.
Appropriate drones and onboard instruments are provided when clients contract with UAV consultants from the University to collect and analyze data.
SPLICE Institute just wrapped up its fifth year, offering a place for composers and performers to hone their skills in blending instruments and technology.
WMU's chapter of Engineers without Borders recently organized a project for kids at the Refugee Education Center.
The STEAM Collaboration brings together chemistry, art and music students to create original works derived from mass spectrometry analysis.
In a special awards program for selected U.S. schools, WMU's Department of Geography has been nationally recognized by the American Association of Geographers for providing one of the nation's best master's in geography programs.
WMU is one of a limited number of schools to offer stand-alone academic programs utilizing consumer drones and is about to become the second organization in the world to have a VLF electromagnetic sensor system outfitted on one.
WMU engineering alumnus Jacob Ganzak shares his experiences working at NASA for a year through various internship opportunities.
Michael "Berd" Berdowski, assistant director of intramural sports and recreation programs, has been named Michigan's 2019 Supervisor of the Year by the Midwest Association of Student Employers and Administrators.
Lauren Bliss found her passion for marketing while volunteering at Confections with Convictions.
Business student Sam McGrath shared her passion for reading and writing with kids in an after-school program with Read and Write Kalamazoo.
Dylan Coleman completed 15 hours of service with the family through the Refugee Outreach Collective.
Nora Guensche says she was inspired by the passion of other volunteers at Meals on Wheels.
The sports education camp, hosted every summer by Western Michigan University in conjunction with the Michigan Blind Athletic Association, teaches visually impaired youth important skills and gives graduate students important work experience.
Students involved in the Society for Excellence in Human Resources at WMU participate in professional, social and service events designed to enhance career readiness. Membership in the society helps students gain valuable professional development and networking opportunities with local human resource professionals, among other benefits.
This year's Summer Lecture Series begins with "The Fort St. Joseph Curatorial Fellowship," by Erika Hartley, Fort St. Joseph curatorial Fellow, Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, at the Niles District Library, 620 East Main, in Niles.
Master's student Tre Goodhue is developing programming for experiences at facilities like the National Museum of Natural History and National Museum of American History, among others.
After leaving during his junior year to join the NHL in 2013, DeKeyser earned his bachelor's degree through Extended University Programs.
The Natural Resources Defense Council group taking an electric vehicle road trip around the Midwest will participate in on-campus drop-in conversations from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 2, with members of the public interested in EV transportation.