Housed within WMU's Haworth College of Business, the Small Business Development Center is working with clients to provide needed direction and assistance in filling out the various forms needed for government aid.
March 2020 WMU News
Business student Willow Martin is balancing distance education and family commitments, aided by communication skills, clear expectations and accessible faculty.
For the safety of students and workers, the Invisible Need Project food pantry is extending service to Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., allowing visits by appointment only. INP is also broadening the scope of assistance available through the Student Emergency Relief Fund.
Several fashion design students joined together to sew face masks to help fill the critical need for personal protection equipment in local hospitals.
Jazz student Eddie Codrington is opening up his composing process, collaborating in live, online sessions with WMU alumnus Yakiv Tvietinskyi.
When COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, 100 leadership and business strategy students pivoted on their original consulting projects, in order to support crisis management for businesses.
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.
Various colleges and units on the WMU campus are collecting personal protection equipment such as gloves, masks, disposable gowns, face shields, respirators and ethanol or isopropyl alcohol for Sindecuse Health Center and local health professionals.
Dr. Scott Cowley, assistant professor of marketing, shares that empathy is just as important as course content in WMU's move to distance education.
Jenna Silverstein, a special education teacher and master's student in WMU's Interdisciplinary Preparation in Autism program, shares how she's effectively transitioned her student reading interventions online.
A global pandemic isn't an easy load to carry emotionally. WMU Counseling Services explains the warning signs for your mental health, and when you may need to reach out for help.
Dr. Jim Eckert, Robert S. Kaiser professor of sales, has long incorporated video content into his courses. He shared with us how he is shifting his courses to a distance learning model and what students and faculty can gain from the experience.
Staying healthy involves your entire mind, body and soul. WMU offers a number of online resources to keep your body ready to fight infection.
The researchers study how a pandemic like the novel coronavirus affects food consumption behavior, with applications that can help communities and companies in emergency management efforts.
While the Student Recreation Center is closed, employees are getting creative to offer livestreamed and on-demand fitness options to keep the WMU community healthy and active.
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.
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.
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.
A team of three Western Michigan University students—finance majors Novena Sutiono, Kyle Mack and Sam Sheeran—claimed first place at the local CFA Institute Research Challenge.
The meeting will convene in Rooms 157-159 of the Bernhard Center on the University's Main Campus.
A team comprised of industrial and entrepreneurial engineering students Brooklyn Smith, Bridgitt Cornish, Trevor Dendel and Emily Mouat claimed the top spot after making a pitch for their company No Mess Power Strip.
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.
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.
Western Michigan University food marketing students soared to first place against teams from 13 other universities at the 2020 National Grocers Association Student Case Competition, held Feb. 23 to 25 in San Diego, California.
Western Michigan University's WMUx, previously named Extended University Programs, will continue to reimagine and transform education delivery with enhanced technology, fresh concepts and new community partnerships.
Organized by the Office of Research and Innovation, the event—which begins at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, March 10, at the Fetzer Center—recognizes the excellent work of WMU faculty.