April 2023 WMU News

WMU student one of six to receive national scholarship

A Western Michigan University integrated supply management student is among six students from across the country to receive a coveted nationwide business scholarship awarded by the Richter Foundation and the Institute for Supply Management's Richter Scholarship Fund. Madison Dober of Lake Orion, Michigan, received a $10,000 award from the foundation and will have the opportunity to be mentored by established executives and former Richter Scholars.

Kid's Club

West Hills Kids Club—Hours of service change April 26-May 5

WMU geologist co-chairs national conference

Western Michigan University research geologist Autumn Haagsma is set to address climate change, carbon storage, and a sustainable, carbon-neutral energy future at the Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage (CCUS) national conference, solidifying and emphasizing the importance of global sustainability in the field of geology.

Western announces 2023 class of Presidential Innovation Professors

Amy Bocko, digital projects librarian and associate professor of University Libraries; Dr. Kristina Lemmer, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering; and Kelsey Paschich, assistant professor of dance; have been awarded three-year Presidential Innovation Professorships.

Geography grad created road map to success at Western

Quinn Heiser got a jump start on his master's degree in geography while completing his bachelor's degree and received a Department of Defense SMART Award that will fund the remainder of his graduate studies and give him a job at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency once he finishes his master's.

Biometrics: Evelyn 1 year later

West Hill’s Tyler Norman sat down with member Evelyn a year after completing the Biometrics Nutrition and Fitness program to get her reflections on the program.

WMU HR students honored with national scholarship

Sarah Cook and Haley Jackson, both human resource management students at Western Michigan University’s Haworth College of Business, are recipients of a highly competitive national scholarship from the Society for Human Resource Management.

How Max Roth discovered his inner leader

Senior Max Roth, from Commerce, Michigan, has been on a journey at Western Michigan University to discover his talents. Double majoring in sales and business marketing and leadership and business strategy, it’s the people he has met and the opportunities available that have helped him realize his fullest potential. 

Seniors enhance tool for future students

Three Western students collaborated on a project for the Senior Engineering Design Conference that is being used as a teaching aid that helps students learn cybersecurity principles.

Designing a tribute for Veterans Memorial Park

For civil engineering students Sarah Johnson, Victoria Powe and Maddy Landry working with a team representing the Veterans Memorial Park in Colon, Michigan, to redesign the park to meet the vision of its stakeholders was impactful both professionally and personally. “It is such a rewarding experience to be able to bring their project to life, especially since it holds such great community value," says Powe.

WMU sales students land in the winner’s circle at the Desert Cup

Western Michigan University sales students recently took first place in the sales role-play and second overall in the Desert Cup. The ability of WMU Haworth students to close their sales set them apart from competitors, which included 13 other universities.

Western's Dr. Chansheng He receives third Fulbright award

Dr. Chansheng He's latest Fulbright Specialist Program award will allow him to travel, conduct research and lecture at the National University of Uzbekistan on the watershed science framework, large-scale ecological restoration, and regional climate and water resources