Chad M. Stirrett began as a new administrator in the department responsible for Western’s construction, custodial, landscaping, power plant operations, capital projects and space planning.
August 2023 WMU News
Dr. Danyelle Gregory, M.A.'14, joins Western as associate vice president of diversity and inclusion, responsible for providing leadership in WMU’s diversity education planning, program development and advancement of diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives
Denise Champion, Lisah Crall, Andrew Francisco and Scott Hennessy are recipients of the annual Make a Difference Award, one of the highest accolades bestowed upon nonfaculty employees by Western.
The American Collegiate Retailing Association and American Marketing Association Conference, a triennial event, will bring leading academics in retailing, marketing and supply chain management to Western Michigan University from March 27 to 29 to discuss cutting-edge research and trends.
Do you know of a WMU business alum who has an impressive background in terms of career achievements, connections to community and leadership? If so, it's time, to nominate them (or yourself) for The 30, a publication that celebrates business alumni and offers them the chance to engage with the college and each other through an event in spring 2024.
Dr. Sally Hadden, a distinguished early American scholar and legal historian at Western Michigan University, has achieved a significant milestone by becoming the first faculty member from the university to be awarded a fellowship from the National Humanities Center.
The Bronco community will welcome the new WMU Student Center with a grand opening celebration, complete with an appearance by the Bronco Marching Band, live music, free food, a photo booth, guided tours and chances to win prizes.
Sitting at the same drafting tables used by students in Western’s interior design and architecture program helped 24 local middle and high school students of color imagine how they could shape their careers and communities. Through Project Pipeline, a three-day summer design camp held in July, the youth were challenged to address a design need in their community while considering how social justice plays into the built environment.
Several Western students helped empower Detroit youth through an internship with Umoja Debate Team's summer camp, which was founded by alumnus Jerjuan Howard.
The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi welcomed a contingent from Western onto its Pine Creek Reservation to demonstrate the tribe's life ways and sustainability practices.
Although the overall summer experience, which included meeting with clients and learning how attorneys foster relationships with them, left interns Alecia Freeman and Stephanie Smietana with different outcomes and goals, they both say they had opportunities to hone their future career interests.
Isabella Waite gained hands-on experience in product design and production from start to finish during her time at Grayling Ceramics.
The new Student Organization Center will be front-and-center in the WMU Student Center, holding the pulse of the Bronco community and fostering connection and belonging for students.
The community celebration of epic proportions will take over Sangren Plaza from 3 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 29, as more than 17,000 people are expected to come check out all that Western and the local community have to offer. And there will be plenty of free swag to bring home, too!
Alumna Faith Quashie celebrated the release of "The Masquerade is Over" with a live concert in The Clover Room in Kalamazoo.
Gloria Park and Eli Rynkiewicz say the practical experience they received as Broncos Lead interns for business consulting firm Room 35 gave them opportunities to continue their passions in marketing and client services.
Considering the impact of screens on child development is not about evoking guilt on adults or setting unrealistic or specific screen time limits for children. It’s about having a plan for technology use based on research and knowledge of early learning and development.
Cheryl TenBrink and Margaret Borton placed a great deal of value on education. In fact, that is a big part of why Borton arranged for the Frey-Borton Endowed Scholarship through her estate before she passed away in 2022. The scholarship was established for full-time undergraduate students enrolled in WMU’s College of Education and Human Development, and TenBrink is supporting it with a matched donation.
This is the first time in recent years Western has ranked in the top 10 as a Military Friendly School by VIQTORY, a national data-driven military marketing company, which considered retention, graduation, job placement, repayment, persistence and loan default rates for military-connected students and specifically student veterans.
Drs. Patricia Reeves and Jianping Shen will use the renewed grant to continue funding their High-Impact Leadership for School Renewal Project across West Michigan.
Western's counselor education programs were reaffirmed with an eight-year accreditation by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs.
The permanent mural in the new student center highlights University culture and illustrates the beauty that exists in mundane moments in time.
The inaugural challenge, launched in January 2023, finished the spring semester with five teams of students earning funding to take their projects to the next level.
Students Gabe Bresnahan, Mary Howe and Jenna Robinson all sharpened their professional skills through their work with the Children's Nature Playscape. They impressed executive director Nora Selheimer so much that she offered them all full-time positions to stay with the organization through the summer.
Dozens of Western students gained resume-worthy experience through paid internships with a number of businesses and organizations in Kalamazoo and Detroit this summer supported by the Empowering Futures Gift.
Broncos blossomed over the course of 12 weeks at the Kalamazoo Nature Center's DeLano Farms, learning about permaculture, reiterative farming and the impact the operation has on the community.
Like the previous academic year, University apartments are at capacity, according to WMU Housing and Residence Life, and all of the Valley halls and Hall-Archer-Pickard East and West halls will be close to capacity for the fall semester.
The Food Marketing Conference at Western Michigan University is set to gather food industry professionals from around the globe in Kalamazoo on March 26 and March 27, 2024. With CEOs and industry leaders presenting and the active engagement of WMU students in the program, the conference is unique in the industry and draws nearly 1,000 attendees annually.
Kim Huls and Karina Nazario, both pursuing master's degrees in teaching English to speakers of other languages, created Language Exchange to help parents learn English and Spanish from one another.
The new SOC celebrates the diversity of registered student organizations and serves as a hub for student engagement and campus activities.