August 2019 WMU News

Student-athletes ready to tackle senior seasons

While most students were off working and enjoying summer break, many student-athletes were hard at work preparing for the season. Now they're ready to put all that training to good use on the field and the court.

RSOs have something for everyone

New this year is online orientation for those considering starting their own RSO, including information on managing meetings, organizing events, looking for space and how to access Western Student Association funds.

Yes, WMU really has a skydiving team

From their first jump to their 50th, members of WMU's Skydive Broncos find camaraderie and friendship along with thrills and competition in their sport.

Ethics Center speakers tackle politics, robot rights and more

Dr. Bernhard Stahl of the University of Passau, Germany, will speak at 3:30 p.m. in the Brown and Gold Room of the Bernhard Center on the topic, "Politics of Denial: Germany's International Responsibility and the Silencing of Mass Atrocities."

Students learn of triumph and persistence in life of Walt Disney

Eight WMU Lee Honor's College students and instructor Dr. Christopher William Tremblay embarked in July on a cross-country journey following in the footsteps of Walt Disney, an American entrepreneur and pioneer in the animation industry.

Accountancy student earns competitive scholarship

Alyssa Larner, a student at Western Michigan University's Haworth College of Business, received a competitive $10,000 scholarship from the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, which encourages accounting students to pursue careers in audit.

WMU secures federal grant to battle opioid epidemic

A $1.35 million grant from the Department of Health and Human Services will fund the MY-PROUD program. Created by an interdisciplinary team of professors, MY-PROUD aims to increase training and expand services in rural and medically underserved communities impacted by opioid and substance abuse.