Western will celebrate Student Employee Appreciation Week April 9-15. Winners of this year's Gary L. Belleville Student Employee of the Year and Supervisor of the Year awards are Michon Jenkins Muhammad, Ja'Nae Jones and Sue Murray.
March 2023 WMU News
Western MBA student Sara Wiseman says there is always more to learn about yourself as time goes on.
From the start of her college career, senior Lillie Foland of Northville, Michigan, was involved in projects that helped her learn and grow.
There has been phenomenal growth in the esport industry, and it is estimated that the worldwide market for esport will be worth approximately $2.8 billion dollars by 2025.
Presidential Scholars receive the highest academic honor Western can bestow on its undergraduates.
Western students in Dr. Meredith Reinhart’s teaching elementary school science class were introduced to cockroaches and unique hands-on activites.
Under the agreement between Western and Instituto Superior Técnico, dual degree programs are offered in aerospace engineering, computer science and industrial engineering. Students who complete the program will obtain two master’s degrees, one from each university.
The second annual AMP Lab Family Open House event is planned for Saturday, April 8, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the AMP Lab @ WMU in downtown Grand Rapids. This free event encourages children ages 5-12 to explore the world of STEM and manufacturing through a variety of curiosity-provoking hands-on activities.
Western's fashion merchandising and design program hosted their annual fashion career week to introduce students to professionals as they shared their experiences and career pathways in the industry.
Western's Dr. Jill Hermann-Wilmarth, professor in WMU's Department of Teaching, Learning and Educational Studies, shares the award with her longtime collaborator, Dr. Caitlin L. Ryan, associate professor in the Watson College of Education at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
The event, which offers a unique opportunity for attendees to experience a wide range of cultures, fashion and food, will be held Sunday, April 2, from 2 to 6 p.m. in the Bernhard Center.
Department of English faculty and students are taking Western Michigan University’s mission, “so all may learn,” to heart with their latest community experience—helping Kalamazoo Public Schools seniors unleash their writing skills to create scholarship essays.
Supported by a multimillion-dollar investment from the WMU Foundation, the College of Aviation will move forward with the purchase of up to 32 new training aircraft.
Sport management students tour the WMU Esports Arena for a behind-the-scenes look at broadcasting and producing events.
“WMU CEHD faculty has a strong record of securing external funding, and I am excited to help grow that portfolio,” Dr. Laura H. Dinehart says. “As a leader, I intend to encourage mentoring and community-building strategies within departments while also working as a facilitator to connect faculty with collaborative opportunities both within and outside the institution.”
Carly Smith, a student in Western's child and family development program, is putting learning into practice at her internship with the Kalamazoo Youth Development Network. This after-school care program is an organization that uses data-driven models to partner with out-of-school programs, creating a thriving community for youth. The skill and hands-on learning gained from faculty and courses at Western have prepared Smith to be effective in after-school care programs.
Individuals wishing to address the board during either public comment section must email Dr. Kahler Schuemann by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22.
Postponed from the spring of 2020, Naomi van Niekerk’s solo exhibition in the Kerr Gallery features prints and a series of short films.
Students from Allegan, Barry, Branch, Calhoun, Hillsdale, Kalamazoo, Cass, St. Joseph and Van Buren counties will be competing at Western for the regional Science Olympiad Tournament.
Funded by the historic Empowering Futures Gift, the innovative new paid internship program will support up to 100 students in its first year, ensuring Broncos have access to resume-worthy, network-building experiences while also benefiting businesses in the community.
As senior Samantha Parent from Wixom, Michigan, races towards the finish line to complete her human resource management major, she has discovered her passion in building a better overall environment for companies.
Be prepared for more roars on campus: The Western Michigan University Dinosaur Park is about to gain three new friends, and it is all thanks to the Kalamazoo Gem and Mineral Society.
In the next phase of the Hilltop Village project, crews will begin construction of a parking structure, pedestrian pathways and more green space in the south campus area.
The new Student Success Hub will offer students streamlined, holistic support to proactively address issues ranging from financial aid to academic challenges and connect them with important campus resources.
Julia LeKander's "zero waste" skirt design helped her win Western's 2022 New York Fashion Week Competition and earned her a trip to the Big Apple for UofNYFW, a behind-the-scenes look at one of fashion's most exclusive celebrations.
Nutrition and dietetic students regularly host the community for a "Brunching and Munching" cooking session, with a goal of teaching participants how to make healthy food taste good.
Western Michigan University Professor Dr. Larry Mallak will lead a collaboration with the American Society for Engineering Management to provide management training throughout the world.
WMU’s Sindecuse Health Center created the program as a holistic approach to weight loss. During the course of six to eight months, participants will be supported by professionals from several areas of the University.
Each year, faculty members from across the University select the most outstanding senior in their nearly 50 academic schools, departments and programs to represent their unit as a WMU Presidential Scholar. This year, scholars were chosen from a senior class of 4,748 students.
WMU advertising student teams gained relevant experience creating potential campaign strategies for the United Dairy Industry of Michigan, which was seeking fresh takes on connecting with Gen Z consumers.