Appointed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, the two new members of the board are WMU alumnus Kurtis Trevan of Grand Rapids, CEO at Gun Lake investments, and Alan Turfe of Boston, a consultant at private equity firm Thomas H. Lee Partners. The terms for the new members begin Friday, Jan. 1, 2021, and run through Dec. 31, 2028.
December 2020 WMU News
The test will take place beginning at about 9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 23, unless the WMU Alert system has been activated within the previous 24 hours. If it has, the test will be postponed until 9 a.m. Monday, Dec. 28.
In the spring, Dr. Diane Dirette will join the IHS doctoral program faculty after many years of service in the Department of Occupational Therapy in the College of Health and Human Services.
Lingxiao Sun has excelled in WMU's data science master's program, managing to maintain a 4.0 GPA while also caring for her young son, developing her English language skills and working full-time in a job she secured 10 months before graduation.
The Adcraft Club of Detroit's Adcraft Foundation annually awards cash grants to advertising and marketing students from Michigan universities
Rather than let rejection letter define her, Rozlin Opolka charted a new course for herself in WMU's visual arts program.
While aviators have their heads in the clouds, there are a lot of people back on the ground working to keep them up there. Dezmond Stover is excited to be among them, passionate about making flight operations run smoothly
Michael Sekich knew he loved political science when he came to WMU, but wasn't sure where the major might lead him. Through on-the-job experience in courtrooms and local political campaigns, he's identified his passion and is preparing to head to law school.
From panhandling to landing a dream accounting job, JaJuan Kemp has come a long way. Through resilience and determination, he'll graduate Saturday, Dec. 19, with degrees in accountancy and finance.
A vocal performance major, Daniela Peña Cabreja routinely sings the praises of Western Michigan University. In addition to world-class vocal training and once-in-a-lifetime performance opportunities, WMU helped her discover a new passion and career path.
Valeria Marin has always been passionate about working with kids. She treasures the memories she's collected from years of working at summer camps and in after-school programs. Initially intent on becoming a teacher, mentors and peers at Western Michigan University helped her combine her passion for education with purpose, bringing to light her drive to help families and underrepresented communities.
Western Michigan University's Office of Admissions is reimagining the prospective-student experience amid the global pandemic. A new self-guided tour app—available for Apple and Android devices—gives families an innovative way to experience campus on their own terms.
Via virtual platform, the Board of Trustees is set to meet at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, and will review the University's updated Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct Policy recommended for approval.
In addition to conferring of degrees and a presentation of graduates, President Edward Montgomery and Dr. Jennifer Bott, provost and vice president for academic affairs, will speak. There will be vignettes on graduate success, insight from college deans and a tribute to graduates by staff and family.
A new program will introduce West Michigan high school students from underrepresented and minority populations to a variety of careers in health care fields, with the ultimate goal of improving primary care and increasing diversity in health care professions.
Marcy Peake and the Future Teachers of Color RSO decorated and donated 60 of the screens to the Friends of KPS Supply Closet to be distributed to kids in need in Kalamazoo Public Schools.
Most Western Michigan University offices will observe winter recess from Thursday, Dec. 24, through Friday, Jan. 1. Winter recess begins with the end of fall semester, and some campus services will cease or have reduced hours through the start of spring semester, which begins Monday, Jan. 11.
During the 2020 holiday season, Western Michigan University is one of two Mid-American Conference schools featured in athletic-gear displays in Kalamazoo's Costco store.
Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine has integrated the Michigan AHEC Scholars program curriculum into a new interprofessional focus in community health distinction elective for third and fourth-year students.