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.
October 2019 WMU News
WMU's Office of LBGT Student Services celebrated its 30th anniversary on campus this fall. The office was the sixth of its kind in the nation when it began in 1989, pioneering acceptance for gay, bisexual, lesbian and transgender students.
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.
WMU dance student Hayley Midea won the coveted Maggie Allesee Choreography Award, an annual award that recognizes excellence among Michigan choreographers.
WMU aviators qualified for the 2020 NIFA national SAFECON set to take place May 18-23 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
WMU is joining a cohort of universities in a three-year institutional change effort to develop inclusive faculty recruitment, hiring and retention practices in STEM fields—part of the NSF INCLUDES initiative.
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.
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.
The Michigan Council of Teachers of English has named Dr. Jonathan Bush, English professor at Western Michigan University, as the 2019 recipient of the Charles Carpenter Fries Award.
The 2nd annual Outstanding Alumni Awards was presented to Hon. Dennis Archer, Dr. Fritz Erickson, and Dr. Carol Whitney at the WMU Night of Excellence on Friday, Oct. 11.
WMU was one of 93 institutions from around the nation named an annual HEED honoree by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine and has been honored by the publication each year since 2013.
The new scholars exemplify the academic prowess and diversity of backgrounds high school grads bring to WMU each fall.
WMU is launching a Carbon Neutrality Committee as it works to explore ways to advance the University's commitment to reducing its carbon footprint and strengthen its Climate Action Plan.
He joined former first lady Michelle Obama and some 200 others recognized for achievements in academia, the arts, business, government and public affairs.
Nursing major Ariana Johnson, of Marshall, will represent WMU on the new Collegiate Student Advisory Task Force, tasked with delivering recommendations on improving youth voting engagement to Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson.
KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Donors of Western Michigan University from as far as Australia and from 46 states came together on WMU's third Giving Day to raise $1,555,471.
Program content focuses on leadership, professional communications, change management, emotional intelligence, diversity, equity and inclusion, and mental health, with courses taught by both WMU faculty and community partners.
"Transitioning to Smart Care: Challenges, Strategies and Solutions" will be the focus of the International Conference on Health Information Technology Advancement, Thursday and Friday, Oct. 31-Nov. 1.
Amy Bocko, WMU associate professor and digital projects librarian, was awarded a $23,758 grant from the Collaborative Library Services’ program and the Library of Michigan to lead a team that provides training, oversight and support to select community partners as they create pilot digital collections.
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.
"Go for Gold" is the 2019 WMU Homecoming theme, and a host of activities will mark this year's 96th annual celebration.