Jasmine Vicencio, from New Baltimore, Michigan, is a business student putting her authentic self forward at Western Michigan University. A senior majoring in marketing and member of the dean’s list, Vicencio has gained confidence and determination about her path in life through some defining professional opportunities.
June 2023 WMU News
Along with the 4.62% tuition and fee increase approved on Thursday, the Board of Trustees also boosted need-based financial aid by the same percentage—4.62% or $1.6 million.
Dr. Julian Vasquez Heilig celebrated the accomplishments of all of the faculty members who received tenure and promotion during the WMU Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday, June 29.
Western Michigan University student entrepreneur Payton Walker, founder of CryptoShovel, recently won the Brian Patrick Thomas Entrepreneurial Spirit Award totaling $10,000. The award recognizes students in Starting Gate, Western Michigan University’s business accelerator, and specifically honors companies that have a great business model and a higher social purpose.
Van Buren Intermediate School District launched their Grow Your Own program on June 28 where Western faculty helped future educators choose their degree program and apply to WMU.
Tuition, required fees and room and board rates for the 2023-24 academic year top the agenda when the Western Michigan University Board of Trustees meets Thursday, June 29, at 11 a.m. in the Bernhard Center, Rooms 157-159.
While racking up honors with the Western women's soccer team, goalkeeper Hannah Sargent has also excelled in the classroom and racked up relevant experience to boost her space propulsion career aspirations.
Marcell Pierre Whitfield has been singing for as long as he can remember, but at Western he found support that empowered him to perform in his true voice.
Warda Niaz initially thought she'd pursue a career in coaching but pivoted to sports marketing and hasn't looked back. Thanks to the support of expert staff in the sport management program and hands-on learning opportunities, she's ready to hit the ground running in her career.
WMU and the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory are driving solutions from outside the car— through sensors and processing embedded in road infrastructure. The team is placing low-powered sensors in the reflective raised pavement markets that are already used to help drivers identify lanes.
Through different activities, Western graduate students and faculty from the nutrition and dietetics program taught high school students about added sugars, healthier alternatives and the importance of reading nutrition labels.
As the world of technology continues to evolve at an unprecedented pace, Western Michigan University is at the forefront of innovation bringing together artificial intelligence and the art of writing. In fall 2023, Department of English professor Dr. Brian Gogan is set to lead a new course titled "AI Writing: Prompt and Response."
The interview transcripts will be publicly available in the University Libraries' online institutional repository, Scholarworks.
Ayla Ludwig, an academic advisor in the College of Education and Human Development, received a certificate of appreciation for her continued support to WMU's Multicultural Affairs for Students.
Graduates hail from 29 countries and will participate in one of two programs beginning at 9 a.m. EST at Miller Auditorium.
A lifelong learner and multinational individual driven by endless curiosity, Anna Litvinova, B.S.‘20,is now soaring as a flight test engineer at Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation in Savannah, Georgia
When Western Michigan University’s Finch Greenhouse specialist noticed a plant growing a little too close to the greenhouse roof back in February, he had no choice but to do something unbe-leaf-able: remove a pane of glass from the ceiling and try to protect it from the cold Michigan weather.
Dr. Olivia T. Ngadjui, assistant professor of counselor education and counseling psychology, will serve as a voting member of the Association of Counselor Education and Supervision's (ACES) governing council for a three-year term.
The inaugural award also considered engagement and collaboration, and how a project or academic unit promotes learning to create transformative change in Western's CHHS community.
“The Accidental Reef and Other Ecological Odysseys in the Great Lakes,” by Western Michigan University professor and author Dr. Lynne Heasley (with illustrations by acclaimed artist Glenn Wolff), has been named a top indie book by the Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group.
Western alumni Chase Chamberlin, BBA ‘12, and Brian Doxtator, BBA ‘04, are celebrating a big Kentucky Derby win with Mage. They went from business Broncos to Kentucky Derby dynamos with their creation of Commonwealth, an innovative investment group that revolutionized ownership by allowing fans to purchase shares of a horse.
Cass Davis, a mental health peer educator, helped create a space for students to focus on their mental health and be authentically themselves in Sindecuse Health Center called the Common Ground.
YWCA Kalamazoo is recognizing the leadership and impact of outstanding female leaders in the community, and three Western Michigan University students are among the exemplars. Morgan Jones, Whitney Lewis and Sierra Ward were all recognized as 2023 Young Women of Achievement.
Two new initiatives supported by the Empowering Futures Gift launched in spring, giving students new avenues for support to keep them on the right track and give them resume-worthy experiences.