Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College are embarking on an exciting new partnership that will allow students from both institutions to go outside the classroom to gain powerful experiences in leadership and business strategy by consulting with local companies on their business challenges. Through experiential learning, mentorship and collaboration, students will hone their leadership and team skills and gain confidence in their ability to problem solve.
January 2023 WMU News
Dr. Ricky Stull earned the five-year, $757,000 award to study whether a group of enzymes which generally use molecular oxygen as a catalyst for biochemical reactions includes any outliers that may buck the trend.
The production, which follows the epic journey of a young man determined to uncover the truth about an ancestor lost on a ship bringing enslaved Africans to the New World, runs from Friday, Jan. 27 to Sunday, Feb. 5.
Individuals wishing to address the board during either public comment section must email Dr. Kahler Schuemann by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25.
The demands of athletics and the rigors of graduate school are the winning combination for Western's Natalie Samdal who is also finding success as af finance intern at One Way Products in Kalamazoo.
WMU President Edward Montgomery says that the University's mission "is to give students an efficient pathway to their education plan and help individuals in Kalamazoo, West Michigan and across the state reach their full potential. Today’s signing agreement reiterates just that, and Western is honored to be partners on this rewarding journey."
The WMU Ethics Center hosts discussions on popular ethical topics this semester beginning Tuesday, Feb. 7.
Students in Western's College of Aviation will be able to participate in SkyWest's Pilot Pathway Program or AMT Pathway Program, which will offer opportunities for mentorship, tuition reimbursement and ultimately jobs with the airline.
Western's Dr. Upul Attanayak, professor of civil and construction engineering, is helping the Michigan Department of Transportation reduce timelines for bridge repairs.
Eight job fairs are scheduled for spring semester, offering students employment in disciplines such as aviation, business, computer science, engineering, health care, integrated supply chain management, IT, liberal arts, product design and social work. The biggest spring event is the annual spring Career Fair in February.
Visiting lecturer Dr. Emily Knox will share her expertise on the rise in banned books, the consequences of these campaigns and actions that individuals can take in response.
Acclaimed author and activist Jemele Hill will speak during the MLK Celebration following four campus teach-in sessions in honor of slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Exercise science students explore the use of a horse for hippotherapy or therapeutic riding during class volunteering and internships with the Cheff Center.
The James W. and Lois I. Richmond Center for Visual Arts (RCVA) will feature the exhibition “Wall x Paper: Contemporary Prints from the University Art Collection,” Tuesday, Jan. 17, through Feb. 25.
Dr. Traci Brimhall, a WMU alumna and current Kansas State University professor, was recently named Kansas Poet Laureate for 2023-2026, a prestigious post awarded by the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission to promote the arts as a public resource.
The registered student organization partners with the University's Center for Disability Services to offer peer mentorship for young adults with disabilities interested in learning how to play an instrument.
After 28 years, the woman who cadets at Western call "Battalion Mom" is retiring, leaving a legacy of friendship, family and service.
In honor of his work with the Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project , Dr. Michael Nassaney was recently awarded the 2022 State History Award for Distinguished Professional Service from the Historical Society of Michigan.