Jamauri Bogan was nominated by members of the entire Kalamazoo County community and then narrowed to the top alumni finalists from all educational institutions in the county by a final vote from all active members of the Chamber of Southwest Michigan First.
September 2022 WMU News
From across the United States and around the globe, messages are filling Dr. Ashlyn Kuersten's voicemail and inbox. Everyone, it seems, is interested in her Cold Case Program—a first-of-its-kind partnership with Michigan State Police—which has already helped bring closure to one decades-old murder with possibilities for more solved cases on the horizon.
Navy veteran and four-time CAS alum Dr. Dylan Schmorrow built a career by probing the link between humans and their machines
Moving beyond "cookbook" labs to real-world research in the classroom netted 54 Western students a publication in Molecular Biology and Evolution scientific journal.
The National Science Foundation awarded Western Michigan University a $525,569 grant to help create a research experience program for middle and high school science teachers known as BIORETS: biology of plants, animals, microorganisms and their environments.
The College of Arts and Sciences' longtime director of academic advising, Kevin Knutson, retired after 27 years at Western Michigan University.
Western Michigan University journalism students are getting a firsthand look at the thrills and challenges of local journalism through the Southwest Michigan Journalism Collaborative—all while gaining valuable professional reporting experience and providing an important service to the local community.
Mark Rochon’s experience as a lawyer has taken him from courtrooms in Washington, D.C., to countries all over the world. But for the 1980 College of Arts and Sciences graduate, Western Michigan University laid the foundation for that career.
Hailey Granich, a student at Western Michigan University’s Haworth College of Business recently received a competitive FMS Solutions Holdings Legacy Scholarship in the amount of $3,000 from the National Grocers Association Foundation. Granich credits leadership opportunities—and the mentorship she has received in the food and consumer package goods marketing program—with her growing confidence that she has chosen the right field.
Students, faculty and staff are gathering across campus under this year’s theme, “Home Sweet Home,” to welcome alumni, recognize award winners and hold special pregame tailgates to gear up for the annual homecoming game, which will pit WMU against the Ohio University Bobcats at 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 15.
Acclaimed author Harriet A. Washington will be discussing her award-winning book, "Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present" during the free and open event.
Books are provided free of charge to the first 10 people who sign up for a series of book clubs hosted by the Center for the Study of Ethics in Society. Books examine a variety of ethical questions ranging from segregation in the age of inequality to the medical treatment of trans patients.
Climate change is an urgent global concern. The Bronco Challenge for Sustainable Impact—a new, innovative experiential-learning initiative—challenges students to collaborate across disciplines to propose solutions to climate-related problems that threaten our existence.
Western and Grand Rapids Public Schools have joined forces in a two-year dual-enrollment partnership to support high school students interested in entering the integrated design and manufacturing fields.
The 24th Annual CEHD Alumni Awards reception will be held during Homecoming Weekend on Friday, Oct. 14, at 5:30 p.m. in the Fetzer Center.
Abbie Lindblade was able to immerse herself in British culture and travel throughout the United Kingdom over the summer while interning at an international organization through a study abroad experience supported by the Gilman Scholarship. The competitive scholarship program provides up to $5,000 to students who receive federal Pell Grants—many of whom might not otherwise have the means to explore the world—to intern or take classes abroad.
Each academic year, the center sponsors a number of public presentations addressing a wide range of ethical issues.
School of Communication professor Dr. Leah Omilion-Hodges is bringing her abundance of expertise and experience on organizational communication to a new format with her podcast, “The Communicative Leader.” The weekly podcast, which already has six episodes available, delves deeply into communication tips and tricks for excelling as a leader in the workplace.
Members of WMU's chapter of Engineers Without Borders shared their love of STEM and language with a group of Kalamazoo English as a Second Language students, spending three days exploring concepts. “I wanted to show the students that STEM is a fun and interesting area to explore and study,” explains WMU student Andy Kaczmar.
Western Michigan University is taking its well-being support to the next level, offering a new platform to give students free, immediate access to teletherapy services in partnership with Uwill. The program meets students where they are, allowing them to access support any time of day, any day of the week, and tailors the experience to the individual based on their unique needs and preferences.
From flavorful food and colorful celebrations to lively music and dances, National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, celebrates the vibrancy of the Latino community in the United States. Western Michigan University's Latino Student Alliance (LSA) aims to share that excitement with the campus community through Hispanic Heritage Week.
The Society for Human Resource Management awarded a 2021-2022 Superior Merit Award to Western Michigan University’s Society for Excellence in Human Resources chapter. The student organization has received this award every year since 2016.
The Board of Trustees' first meeting of the academic year is at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15, in the North Ballroom of the Bernhard Center.
Free COVID-19 test kits will be distributed to the Colleges of Aviation, Health and Human Services and Engineering and Applied Sciences as well as in residence halls, the Haenicke Institute for Global Education, Student Engagement, WMU Athletics and Parkview and Grand Rapids campus locations.
Sponsored by WMU’s Office for Sustainability, the annual event celebrates the University's commitment to sustainability by highlighting campus engagement opportunities and local community sustainability champions.
Two WMU faculty members collaborated to create an interactive digital narrative that tells the story of Ina Juretschke, who fled Nazi Germany with her family in 1939 and lived in Ecuador for a year while waiting to emigrate to the United States.
Primarily in person this year, fairs begin Wednesday, Sept. 21, and wrap up Wednesday, Nov. 9, with a new specialty job fair for students majoring in the sciences.
Dr. Mariam Konaté was awarded the fellowship in collaboration with her Tennessee Technological University colleague, Dr. Queen Ogbomo, and University of Nairobi host, Dr. Josephine Wairimu, to examine teaching, mentorship and gender equity in STEM at the University of Nairobi.
School of Communication professors Drs. Chad and Autumn Edwards are Western's own dynamic duo, bringing to life the Social Robotics lab.
From a child growing up in Iraq, interested in geology, science and biology, Dr. Mohammed Hashim has become an award-winning researcher as well as a caring and inclusive teacher with a newly-minted Ph.D. from Western Michigan University’s Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences.