Recent graduate Khadejah Al Muhaisin is now pursuing a master's degree in social work, drawing on her experiences growing up in Saudi Arabia to fuel her passion to create new educational and vocational opportunities for girls and women in need.
June 2020 WMU News
Dr. Tim Palmer, professor of management, speaks about how sustainability may be negatively impacted by COVID-19 as well as the importance of stakeholders communicating the value of sustainability, during pandemic and beyond, to companies and organizations.
Pursuing a bachelor's degree in freshwater science and sustainability at Western Michigan University allowed RJ Bolzman to channel his passion into purpose.
Determined to foster community and connections, Western Michigan University's Office of Student Engagement is reimagining Bronco Bash 2020. To ensure the health and safety of participants and mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the event will be held virtually instead of in person.
No other buildings on campus are affected. In lieu of boiling water for the recommended two minutes, bottled water should be used for consumption. Water fountains in the building will not be accessible for use during the advisory period.
Jobs are out there. While the pandemic and ensuing financial crisis may sow seeds of worry in the minds of students, Western Michigan University’sCareer and Student Employment Services department is working overtime to connect them to employment opportunities.
Research underway at Western Michigan University will create a national archive of religious response to the pandemic. Funded by a University COVID-19 response grant, the project will also fuel the development of relevant coursework for students at WMU and other colleges and high schools across the country.
Maddie Cordell, a student in the Haworth College of Business, recently received a competitive $10,000 scholarship from the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board for the 2020-21 academic year.
Doctoral student Adam Austin began his WMU journey as an undergraduate pursuing an English degree. Ten years later, he is now leading an impactful biological sciences research project on human-made wetlands across Michigan.
With new health and safety protocols, field projects have acted as pilots for the Office of Research and Innovation as it works to restart research at the University.
The general fund for the fiscal year that begins July 1 is one of the top action items up for consideration when the Board of Trustees convene at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 25. The meeting will be livestreamed at wmich.edu/trustees.
As some do with other taboo topics of conversation, parents are now looking for resources and guidance on discussing issues of race and racism with their children. While it can be uncomfortable and daunting, ignoring the issues—especially with young kids—could be even more detrimental. Drs. Candy McCorkle, Regena Nelson and Glinda Rawls discuss how parents can approach the subject in age-appropriate ways.
The Michigan American Council on Education Network has recognized Dr. Carla Koretsky, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, as a distinguished woman in higher education leadership. This annual award is given to those who have distinguished themselves by providing outstanding leadership to women in their institutions, in their profession and in society at large.
The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation announced that Western Michigan University is one of 60 providers from 29 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to receive accreditation for their educator preparation programs.
Western Michigan University students who put smiles on sick children's faces are now doing so from a distance in imaginative and meaningful ways. Find out how social distancing measures have caused A Moment of Magic chapter members to adapt and expand their efforts.
Drs. Fritz Allhoff and Wayne Fuqua discuss the reasons mask-wearing messages related to COVID-19 have been met with pushback in the United States and what it might take for more people to choose to wear face coverings.
A team of evaluation experts from WMU’s Evaluation Center is working with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the CDC Foundation to develop a strategy that could better track the spread of COVID-19. They’re evaluating an approach to electronic case reporting—eCR—to improve disease surveillance and response.
The Lewis Walker Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnic Relations is hosting a series of community conversations to discuss issues of race and ethnicity in the wake of the killing of George Floyd and subsequent protests. Scheduled for June 3, 10 and 17, the discussions will occur live on the institute's Facebook page.
The COVID-19 pandemic is causing food consumption changes. Learn from Western Michigan University experts about how you can use this challenging time to alter your nutrition, ethics and buying in ways that will benefit yourself and others.
Active COVID-19 antigen testing that offers results within 15 minutes is now available at WMU's Sindecuse Health Center. Though symptomatic individuals are prioritized, members of the WMU, Kalamazoo College and Kalamazoo Valley Community College communities can get tested whether they have symptoms of the virus or not.