Lisa Garcia, director of Western Michigan University's Business Connection, will become the University's interim assistant vice president for community partnerships on June 28.
May 2022 WMU News
Madison Dober and Alexandra Henson, both integrated supply management students, have been honored with a $5,000 scholarship from Achieving Women’s Excellence in Supply Chain Operations, Management and Education (AWESOME).
Western Michigan University's College of Fine Arts celebrates 50 years in 2022. This gallery is a compilation of memories and works from students, faculty and staff throughout the years.
Sleeping Giant Capital, a West Michigan-based investment and growth platform, is announcing it has closed a $10 million funding round to scale operations, with a focus on empowering women professionals in acquiring and growing businesses. The funding secured by Sleeping Giant Capital enhances the partnership with WMU Haworth, allowing more students to benefit from transformational experiences and showcasing the college as a leader in business education.
Deirdre Courtney shines a light on pollution's powerful effect on marginalized communities and how climate change is exacerbating the impacts.
In 2021, the Bronco Band hit the century mark—100 seasons playing the alma mater and the fight song in its various iterations, including a version of the fight song popularly known in the 1920s as "Hail, Hail for Western Normal School." Over its long tenure, the band has helped athletes and fans alike celebrate victories with rousing renditions of popular songs, and it has brought Broncos together across generations.
On April 2, 2022, Western brought together admitted students, current students and alumni for an unrelentlessly positive celebration of what it means to be a Bronco. Starting out with inspiring stories and a Pep Band surprise, the day gave way to
productive student and family panels, a packed RSO Fair, interactive activities across Main, East and Parkview campuses and a grand finale, complete with student performances and prize giveaways.
Western's Sky Broncos accrued 187 points during the event, placing fourth for ground events and 10th for flight events. The team also placed sixth for the judges’ trophy.
Evin Cooper set a national record for paper airplane airtime and earned a trip to the Red Bull Paper Wings World Championship in Salzburg, Austria.
They've discovered the world, built new skills to take with them and left behind tools for the next generation.
Dr. Dyan Elliott holds the distinction of being the first person awarded the book prize for a second time, including this year and 2006.
The WMU Board of Trustees will meet in a special virtual session Thursday to consider a resolution to receive state funding for the renovation of Dunbar Hall. To receive this funding, the State Building Authority requires ownership of the building to fund the project, which requires board approval.
Dozens of construction projects are underway this summer on Western Michigan University's Main Campus. And when the dust settles in the fall, the Bronco community will notice some big changes, including sprawling new green spaces, pristinely paved paths and even a towering new dinosaur.
Pairing passion with pragmatism, Spencer Rochowiak is taking a swing at starting his own business. The 2021 Western Michigan University engineering design technology alumnus recently launched Bowden 3D, making 3D-printed golf products. And his signature indestructible golf tees have already scored praise from PGA pro Donnie Trosper after a chance encounter at an indoor golf simulator.
Western Michigan University, in partnership with Consumers Energy, unveiled 10 new dual-port electric vehicle chargers on campus capable of powering up 20 vehicles simultaneously—the most public chargers of any university in the state.
This academic year marks the 40th anniversary of the Academically Talented Youth Program (ATYP), a program that began with 22 advanced middle school students from seven area school districts and offered them the chance to take part in high school-level math and language arts programs, regardless of their ability to pay.
In May, the University Libraries awarded eight Open Educational Resources (OER) adoption grants and two OER creation grants, which are anticipated to save students in 11 courses more than $91,000 in textbook costs in one semester.
Dr. Charles Cotton III will be the new associate vice president for enrollment management, and Fred Schaible joins the University as assistant vice president for government relations.
The event is hosted by Western's Medieval Institute and has attracted scholars, students, librarians, museum curators and other medieval studies enthusiasts from around the world.
The advisory was lifted by Wednesday, May 4.