April 2021 WMU News

Podcast demystifies behavior change strategies to promote public health

Dr. Robert Bensley and Jason Rivas created a podcast to share their public health knowledge. "Oh, Behave!" explores the universe of health products and services, decoding behavioral science and technology to help create effective programs that can positively change health behaviors.

Master's student celebrates citizenship, graduation weeks apart

U.S. Army Spc. Ewaen Ediae will graduate Saturday, May 1, with a master's degree in Evaluation, Measurement and Research. He plans to advance his career in the military by completing Army Officer Candidate School, building on skills he has developed both in the classroom and the field.

Western's Carbon Neutrality Committee turning up the heat on climate commitments

Western Michigan University is reinvigorating  efforts to respond to and offset the impacts of climate change. Amid increasing concern from scientists around the world, the University's Carbon Neutrality Committee is getting to work evaluating Western's existing climate commitments and actions to potentially accelerate goals.

Giving Day at Western set for Wednesday, April 14

Giving Day is a chance for all Broncos—alumni, fans, faculty, staff and students—to provide life-changing opportunities for current and future students through financial support.

New facility improvement projects continue

Beginning Monday, April 19, construction fences will surround Davis, Zimmerman and French residence halls with demolition beginning on Davis and Davis Dining the first week of May.

Public health program establishes awards to aid students

The WMU public health program, part of the School of Interdisciplinary Health Programs in the College of Health and Human Services, has established an award to a 2021 BSPH graduate that will offer comprehensive support of her graduate education in WMU's Master of Public Health program. The Amos Aduroja Graduate Scholar Award was presented to Magali Carrillo in a March virtual meeting with the public health faculty.

Spring Convocation celebrates investments in innovation at Western

On Friday, April 16m the Office of Research and Innovation's Spring Convocation will celebrate faculty and staff whose work has drawn interest and investments. The event, which is fully virtual this year, begins at 9 a.m. with a Fulbright workshop hosted by Dr. Michelle Metro-Roland. Presentations on award-winning faculty research follow at 10 a.m. before a virtual Faculty Research and Creative Activities Award poster presentation session at 11 a.m. and a noon awards ceremony recognizing 36 faculty and staff members for their external funding accomplishments in the 2019-20 fiscal year.

Western alum appointed to leadership post in U.S. Department of Transportation

Tristan Brown, a 2005 graduate of Western, is the newly appointed acting administrator/deputy administrator of the of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, overseeing an agency charged with the safety of 2.8 million miles of pipelines and 1.2 million shipments of hazardous materials every day.

Prescribed burns planned at Asylum Lake Friday, April 2

Prescribed burns are done with the cooperation and approval of all necessary local jurisdictions, and in the case of the Asylum Lake Preserve, the cooperation of the Asylum Lake Policy and Management Council.