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April 2021 WMU News
This is the fifth time in six years that a team from Western has placed in the top three in its division of the American Advertising Federation's National Student Advertising Competition.
There will be 1,840 degrees awarded at the bachelor's level, nearly 560 at the master's level, two specialist degrees and 32 at the doctoral level.
Alyssa Zamora is passionate about theatre. She always has been. But it wasn't until she came to Western Michigan University that she saw the possibility of making it a career and using it as a vessel for change.
Under this change, the value and affordability of a WMU education will be clearer for students and families as they explore college options and compare prices.
Students in Dr. Denise Keele's environmental policy and politics course participated in a virtual town hall where they pitched proposals related to water pollution, lead paint contamination and solar energy to legislators from across Michigan.
Find the board's full agenda, associated materials and a link to the livestreamed meeting on the board's website.
Student entrepreneurs impressed judges and members of the public alike during the K.C. O'Shaughnessy Bronco Pitch Competition and Showcase, held virtually in April. Top teams were awarded prize money totaling $5,000 in order to further their innovative business ideas.
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.
KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Gymnastics takes discipline. Athletes spend countless hours in the gym building strength and perfecting routines.
Nick Durham will graduate Saturday, May 1, with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and a job at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.
Jovanny Ruiz-Alavez hopes to use the skills he gained at Western and in the field as a phlebotomist to eventually get his master's degree and become a physician assistant.
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.
Aisha Thaj, who graduates Saturday, May 1, with a degree in product design, drew on the skills she developed in the Richmond Institute for Design and Innovation to excel in internships and ultimately land three job offers.
Caleb M. Goodell is the third Western Army ROTC member to be named top cadet in the state of Michigan the past four years the honor has been awarded.
Presidential Innovation Professorships recognize and provide funding to outstanding faculty members for creativity in research and entrepreneurial approaches to their disciplines.
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.
The Haworth College of Business will launch a new HyFlex Masters of Business Administration Program in fall 2021, which offers students maximum flexibility by facilitating live, synchronous instruction both in-person and online.
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.
Western is responding to growing demand for more flexible options in higher education by offering three new fully online undergraduate programs in the College of Arts and Sciences beginning in the fall 2021 semester.
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.
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.
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 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.