A collaborative, interdisciplinary effort is underway to honor Western Michigan University's Indigenous roots and establish Native American programming and curriculum at the institution. The new Native American Affairs Council will work "to support, elevate and advocate for Native American perspectives” on campus, according to its charter, with a focus on fostering relationships between the University and tribal communities both on and off campus.
October 2021 WMU News
The Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award ceremony begins at 10 a.m. on Nov. 12 in the Richmond Center lobby. It is the final ceremony in the Academic Excellence Awards Series happening throughout fall semester.
Fourth-year construction engineering student Zach Turner has been working as an intern with Walbridge as the company builds the new student center, set to open in fall 2022. It's a project that's cemented Turner's career plans—he already has a job offer from the company once he graduates.
The Distinguished Teaching Award ceremony begins at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, in room 2000 of Schneider Hall. It is part of the larger Academic Excellence Awards Series happening throughout fall semester.
James Rhodes has a long history with WMU, one that launched his computer engineering career and resulted in four degrees. Now you will find him in the classroom as not only a Ph.D. student but also as a faculty specialist, teaching technical skills to future engineers and sharing life lessons from a 40-year IT career.
A new Western Michigan University podcast is gathering campus and community voices to address ethical issues such as race equity, democratic governance, health care and wealth inequity as they relate to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The event will be hosted by archivist and rare book dealer, Gerald W. Cloud.
Abondance Kibadi's hearing loss has been present since he was a child, but he wasn't diagnosed until coming to Western. A collaborative effort between Unified Clinics, Sindecuse Health Center, the Student Academy of Audiology and hearing solutions company Phonak has given him new hope for success in the form of new hearing aids.
Western Michigan University recognizes the resilience and historical contributions of Native Americans to the institution, region and country on Indigenous Peoples Day. Initially recognized in Michigan in 2019, President Joe Biden became the first president to issue a proclamation designating Oct. 11, 2021, a day to honor the nation's vibrant and diverse Indigenous heritage.
The 2021-22 WMU Student Sustainability Grant competition, which supports student research, projects and initiatives that have the potential to advance the University’s campus culture of sustainability, is open. Applications for the fall 2021 grant allocations cycle are due on Thursday, Nov. 18, by 11:59 p.m. Awards will be announced by mid-December 2021.
Art will come to life across the Western Michigan University campus when WMU Dance presents "In-site/Outside," a display of site-specific, student-choreographed performances on Sunday, Oct. 10.
Dr. D'Jaris Coles-White, an innovative speech-language pathology researcher and practitioner, joins the Western Michigan University community as a Presidential Innovation Professor. A new hire in the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, her research focuses on multicultural issues in speech disorders and development of social language skills in children with autism spectrum disorders.
Cheer on Bronco football during Western Michigan University's homecoming week beginning Sunday, Oct. 10 through the game on Saturday, Oct. 16.
Drs. Ann Miles and Ying Zeng will be presented with Western Michigan University's Distinguished Service Award, recognizing their exceptional service in areas that reflect innovative and effective programming, increase Western's stature or extend the University's impact and presence into the community.
Drs. Eric Archer, Carla Adkison-Johnson, Jennifer Harrison and Matthew Mingus are the University's 2021-22 ALDP fellows.
What would you do with an extra $10,000 to boost your organization? WMU digital marketing students found out firsthand by participating in Google’s Nonprofit Marketing Immersion Program. The program pairs student teams with qualifying nonprofit organizations around the country and gives them a generous grant to apply toward Google search ads that benefit their clients.