October 2019 WMU News

$1.5M in grants strengthen WMU's vision rehab and mobility programs

The Department of Blindness and Low Vision Studies at Western Michigan University has won two Rehabilitation Services Administration grants totaling nearly $1.5 million to strengthen recruiting efforts and increase the number of highly qualified vision rehabilitation therapists and orientation and mobility specialists over the next five years.

Utility work expands road closure on WMU campus

A road closure related to the Arcadia Flats construction project will expand Monday, Oct. 28, to include Burnham sidewalks as well as crosswalks and parking spots on Arcadia Loop.

Students claim second place in HR Games competition

Two teams of human resource management students from Western Michigan University’s Haworth College of Business competed in the HR Games, an annual competition sponsored by the Michigan Society for Human Resource Management, with one team claiming second place.

Engineering students lead cutting-edge automation research at WMU

Michigan Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist visited WMU's campus Monday, Oct. 21, to help launch the testing of accessible autonomous shuttles aimed at improving transportation options for people with disabilities. Two WMU graduate students, Nick Goberville and Johan Rojas, are helping coordinate and carry out the multimillion-dollar project.

Philanthropic opportunities uncorked with new WMU wine

A wine brand with profits going toward scholarships will soon be available to alumni and friends of WMU, courtesy of the efforts of leadership and business strategy students who spent 12 months working on the wine brand project, under faculty guidance.