March 2020 WMU News

Willow Martin: Finding your balance

Business student Willow Martin is balancing distance education and family commitments, aided by communication skills, clear expectations and accessible faculty.

Students learning to navigate, adapt to challenges of remote education

WMUx and Office of Information Technology teams have partnered with dozens of offices from across the University to make sure students have accesses to services, including academic advising, tutoring and other academic support teams as they navigate distance learning.

Enlightened aviation adventure creates path to success for alumnus

Epplett spent about nine years at the WMU College of Aviation as a student and staff member. He earned a bachelor's in aviation science and administration in 2012 and, while employed by Western, added a master's in sports management in 2015. He joined the College of Aviation's recruitment and outreach team right after his first degree was hanging on the wall. Since then, he has joined Kalitta Air, based at Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti on the east side of the state, as an international flight-clearance coordinator.

Faculty stepping up to support transition to distance education

Distance education has begun for all Western Michigan University students. The transition to online forms of learning is an effort to flatten the curve and mitigate risk associated with the global COVID-19 pandemic, and it's new territory for many students and faculty.

WMU dining remains open, transitions to carry-out only

Western Michigan University is continuing to serve meals to students. Dining Services has transitioned to carry-out only, but remains responsive to the dietary needs of the campus community during this adaptive period.

Nobel Peace laureate brings message to WMU

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Tawakkol Karman will kick off the Great Lakes PeaceJam Spring Youth Conference with a public address in WMU's Schneider Hall on Friday, March 20.

Sales students claim top spot at regional competition

A 13-member team of WMU students placed first overall in the Thomson Reuters Sales Competition, besting teams from Michigan State University, Central Michigan University and Purdue University. The team was led by Mary Nielsen, instructor of marketing.