Contact Dr. Kahler Schuemann by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, to address the board during the public comment periods.
September 2023 WMU News
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.
Dr. Cristóbal Rodríguez, Western's new associate provost for equity-centered initiatives, is recognized as a national leader in educational equity and inclusion. Rodríguez serves on a 21-member commission that advises the president on educational equity for the Hispanic and Latino communities.
Two clubs will conduct their discussions in person, and the other will meet virtually. All are open to the public. The first 10 people to sign-up receive a free book.
Having already achieved an undergraduate degree in aviation management and operations, Jacobi Wright, B.A.'22, decided to pursue a master’s degree in business.
The free documentary screening will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7 in the WMU Student Center ballroom.
Western Michigan University is being recognized for cutting-edge research in artificial intelligence (AI). An interdisciplinary team has been awarded a four-year, $500,000 National Science Foundation grant to research AI readiness through cyber training.
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.
Fifteen Bronco Battalion cadets received outstanding or excellent marks for the annual ROTC Cadet Summer Training, a 30-day camp at Fort Knox, Kentucky, where thousands of cadets become one step closer to commissioning.
Dr. Mert Atilhan's work related to removing harmful toxins from the atmosphere could lead to greener, more efficient filtration systems at factories around the world.
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.
Dr. LaCretisha McDole joins WMU's Center for Counseling and Psychological Services in Kalamazoo as clinic director.
The competition challenged teams to analyze a case and develop an evaluation plan for an organization facing a contemporary issue.
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.
The fall semester talks sponsored by Western's Center for the Study of Ethics in Society are free and open to the public.
The goal of the new affiliation between the College of Education and Human Development's higher education and student affairs leadership program and the University of Toronto is for graduate students to gain international field experiences.
Experience-driven learning opportunities focused on closing the sustainability skills gap have earned the University recognition as a top performer in the 2023 Sustainable Campus Index.
The recipients for the award are Tony Dennis, director of graduate student recruitment and retention; international student Leah Latumaerissa; and the WMU Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences.
The International Festival is a celebration of the University’s diverse student body and offers a unique opportunity for attendees to experience a wide range of cultures, fashion and food.
Hispanic Heritage Month was initially observed federally as Hispanic Heritage Week in 1968. It was extended to a month in 1988 and has since been celebrated nationwide to recognize the diverse cultures, traditions, histories and contributions of American Latinos.
Dr. Shannon McMorrow, associate professor in the School of Interdisciplinary Health Programs and returning master’s of public health program director, is the recipient of Western’s Emerging Scholar Award.
Initiated in 2006, the Distinguished Teaching Award recognizes faculty members for their teaching work. Dr. David Rudge, professor of biological sciences who holds a joint appointment in the Mallinson Institute for Science Education, joins 36 other faculty members who have been honored.
Dr. Charles Henderson is being recognized for his exceptional work to improve science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teaching and learning for undergraduates.
Dr. Mariola Pérez de la Cruz, master faculty specialist and undergraduate advisor in the Department of Spanish, will receive the Distinguished Service Award during the Fall Awards Celebration on Friday, Sept. 29.
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.
With a constellation of supporters, Mangay Perambalam, B.B.A.’21, is working toward her M.S. in cybersecurity one hands-on experience at a time.
Bronco alumni Nathan Brandner, M.S.’06, William Mullinix, B.S.’98, and Neal Sheldon, B.S.’09, talk about their time at Barr Engineering Co. and how their experiences at Western helped advance their careers.
New this year is a convenient online portal for donations. However, written forms that have been available in past funding drives also will be available.
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.
Primarily in person, fairs begin Wednesday, Sept. 20, and wrap up with a specialty job fair Thursday, Nov. 9.