September 2023 WMU News

Board of Trustees to meet Thursday

Contact Dr. Kahler Schuemann by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, to address the board during the public comment periods.

WMU Sanford Center program manager helps Burmese-American teens learn about finances

Todd Mora, B.B.A.’85, MBA ’94, program manager for the Sanford Center for Financial Planning and Wellness in the WMU Haworth College of Business, spent a week this summer with students at the Burma Center talking to them about career selection, college and post-secondary training selection and budgeting, overall financial management, saving versus investing versus speculating, insurance, budgeting for housing costs and retirement planning.

Installation of innovative stormwater treatment system underway at Asylum Lake

The core of this project involves installing a stormwater treatment device that uses technology and natural processes to prevent phosphorus, sediment and other pollutants from being released into the lake from untreated urban stormwater. A second element, engaging researchers at Western, includes a never-before-tried technique designed to safeguard the lake from contamination caused by road salt runoff. 

WMU student chapter receives Superior Merit Award from SHRM

The designation recognizes the student chapter for providing exemplary growth and development opportunities to its members. The award program encourages the development of more effective student chapters and highlights outstanding activities and projects.

Assistant professor to present on professional identity in counselor education

Dr. Olivia Ngadjui, assistant professor in the Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology, will be traveling to Amsterdam to present her research on professional identity development among counselor educators. She is hopeful her presentation will encourage counseling educators to be more open in promoting advancement and curiosity among their students.

Fall access improvements at health center explained

The health center is enhancing pharmacy, primary care, nursing and counseling services to increase convenience, reduce cost and improve access to care. These include $5 generics, a simplified approach to medical weight loss, a grant from the Alana’s Foundation to provide free flu shots to students who are uninsured and more sessions of popular counseling groups.

Celebrate faculty, staff achievement at 2023 Fall Awards Celebration

The annual event recognizes recipients of special honors presented by a variety of divisional leaders: Distinguished Service, Distinguished Teaching, Distinguished Faculty Scholar, Emerging Scholar, Excellence in Diversity and Make a Difference awards.