WMU's Fall Convocation celebrates achievement, State of University

Contact: Deanne Puca
Photo of WMU President Edward Montgomery talking at a podium.

WMU President Edward Montgomery will recognize outstanding faculty and staff and give his State of the University Address at Fall Convocation on Friday, Sept. 20.

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Western Michigan University President Edward Montgomery will deliver his State of the University address during the University's Fall Convocation Friday, Sept. 20, in the Bernhard Center. Fall Convocation is a recognition of faculty and staff achievement for excellence in teaching, research and service.

The campuswide celebration at the Bernhard Center will include:

  • Seventh Annual Teaching and Learning Bash and Assessment as Ally from 8:45 to 11 a.m. in Rooms 208-210
  • An 11 a.m. campuswide award ceremony in the North Ballroom recognizing achievement, as five sets of Universitywide honors are presented--the Distinguished Service, Distinguished Teaching, Distinguished Faculty Scholar, Emerging Scholar awards and the Make a Difference Awards
  • President Edward Montgomery's State of the University address at 11:45 a.m., also in the North Ballroom
  • The awards ceremony and address will be followed by a luncheon in the South Ballroom of the Bernhard Center for all attending Fall Convocation.

Fall Convocation is the product of a collaboration involving the Office of the President, Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Office of Faculty Development, Extended University Programs, and Office of Assessment and Undergraduate Studies.

This event is organized by the Office of Vice President for Research to recognize the work of WMU faculty.

The 2020 Spring Convocation is Tuesday, March 10.

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