January 2023 WMU News

WMU, Kalamazoo College partner to provide immersive, collaborative business experience for students

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.

WMU, Kalamazoo Valley sign agreement leading to smoother degree path for students

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."

Spring 2023 career fairs connect Western students with hundreds of employers

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 workThe biggest spring event is the annual spring Career Fair in February.

Alumna with passion for poetry named Kansas Poet Laureate

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.