Hidden gem. Innovation leader. WMU is garnering national accolades for its programs propelling students to success. Whether it's the University's commitment to student experiences, dedication to sustainability or emphasis on embracing diversity, Broncos earned high praise in 2019.
December 2019 WMU News
Dr. Rudolf Siebert, professor emeritus of comparative religion, has dedicated his life to bridging the ideological divide. A pioneer in the critical theory of religion, his teaching is rooted in his own experiences as an unwilling German soldier in World War II.
"All across this campus, every day, we are proving that WMU is a place for students to become. It’s a place where passions are ignited, knowledge is embraced and character is formed," says President Edward Montgomery.
Spring semester begins Monday, Jan. 6.
Living with robots is no longer science fiction. Scientists have begun studying how humans and machines interact, and WMU is a leading voice in the field.
A full agenda and associated materials, and a link to watch the livestream of WMU's Board of Trustees meeting are available online.
Abby Tongue, a graduate student in the Department of Blindness and Low Vision Studies, and Leah Barton, a business student who works in the virtual reality lab, worked together to design 3D-printed models of the College of Health and Human Services.
WMU President Edward Montgomery will distribute about 1,700 diplomas on behalf of the University.
The Haworth College of Business 30 Under 30 program has received the Council for Advancement and Support of Education Gold Award for Best New Alumni Program. The awards program recognizes outstanding work in the areas of alumni relations, communications, marketing, fundraising and events. The Pride of CASE V competition includes public and private institutions from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin.
Dr. Chansheng He was named a 2019 American Association for the Advancement of Sciences Fellow for his distinguished contributions to the field of watershed hydrology, particularly using models and spatial technology to study the dynamics of water and nonpoint source pollution.
Bella Hounakey, who earned her bachelor's and master's degrees from WMU, was appointed to the United States Advisory Council on Human Trafficking.
Freshman Noah Brown will represent the United States in the World School 7s international tournament in Auckland, New Zealand.