Life after undergraduate graduation can become bustling with many different options. With career opportunities, family life and day-to-day responsibilities, time can begin to slip away faster than expected. For Andy MacMillan, Western's HyFlex MBA program has allowed him to begin a new path.
October 2023 WMU News
Staff Sergeant Brent Process, B.M.'20, was uncertain of his future as a music performer when he arrived at Western, but with the support of the University's expert faculty, he found the confidence to take his talent to some of the world's biggest stages—including the White House.
The shift from final exams to the comprehensive portfolio model has led to students in the organizational change leadership program presenting at national and international management conferences.
A senior at Western Michigan University’s Haworth College of Business, Liv Hale rides at full speed toward her advertising aspirations. Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Hale is studying advertising and promotion, putting her creative skills into action, while keeping busy around campus. She spent her summer as a marketing and communications intern with Traverse City Horse Shows to promote large-scale functions.
Besides earning the most points overall, the 15-member team had numerous individual event first-place finishes as well as claimed the regional top pilo.
Senior Benjamin Breadon says Western's cybersecurity program has given him opportunities to apply his classroom knowledge but also network and expand his involvement at WMU.
The $150,000 grant will support Dr. Gemarco Peterson's research in evaluating how individuals with disabilities across marginalization were impacted during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The award recognizes WMU's accomplishment in having all of the students in the internship program attend the 2023 Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo.
As an expert in artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning and other analytics, WMU's Dr. Kuanchin Chen’s most-recent projects involve collaboration with researchers in Poland, Germany, France, Sweden, China, Taiwan, Philippines, Australia and Korea.
When the new set of objectives is realized in 2032, Western will rank third in the state for both retention and graduation rates among Michigan’s comprehensive universities.
Western Michigan University's food marketing program was named among the top 11 programs in the country for consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry talent by Consumer Goods Technology. This ranking makes official something CPG organizations have long known—WMU is the place to seek innovative, future-focused employees with strong team skills.
WMU senior Jessica Schneider says she initially thought she would major in environmental studies. But the interconnection between the environment and building and construction led her to study civil engineering,
Christy Chambers, budget analyst in the College of Education and Human Development, received the Patriot Award from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. The award recognizes civilian supervisors of Reserve Component Service members who demonstrate support during their employment.
Sarah Giramia, a middle school English teacher and graduate of the College of Education and Human Development was the recipient of Extra Yard for Teachers Award. The award was presented by WMU Athletics and the College Football Playoff Foundation.
The team at Western is developing a novel method using enzymes and special solvents, known as deep eutectic solvents, to save energy and reduce carbon output when treating wood chips before they go through a conventional chemical pulping process.
Vanessa Hills, a doctoral student in the organizational change leadership program, used subreddits to determine the effectiveness of pizza parties as an employee retention strategy.
MSP committed to ongoing financial support to students who have been accepted into WMU's Cold Case Program with Michigan State Police. These students will officially become part of MSP as either state police cadets or student assistants.
Since transferring to Western Michigan University in the spring of 2022, business analytics student Chloe Park is on a path toward a bright future and successful career, thanks to the support and resources in the Haworth College of Business.
A division of WMU's Department of Student Affairs, Essential Needs supports students in need through the generosity of WMU faculty, staff, students, alumni and the greater Kalamazoo community.
WMU digital marketing student Alex Wojdylak spent his summer in sunny Los Angeles, taking his first big step toward his goal of creating professional content. The senior is pursuing his passion with the help of resources at the Haworth College of Business.
The College of Arts and Sciences at Western Michigan University honored 18 distinguished graduates at the Alumni Achievement Awards Ceremony on Friday, October 13 in Miller Auditorium.
Now in his senior year at Western, Isiac Chavez says he's accumulated many experiences that will benefit his career.
Gradaute student Dakota Shapiro says he is is thankful to WMU for giving him the resources, connections and opportunities to grow his desire to pursue a career in the computer science field.
Part of the Office of Research and Innovation, the Evaluation Center is an interdisciplinary enterprise that supports WMU's research staff to strengthen their work through evaluation.
The 11th annual Michigan Autism Conference (MAC), coordinated by the Western Michigan University Department of Psychology, will take place from Oct. 11-13, 2023, at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in downtown Kalamazoo.
Iris Cooper is looking to archive hundreds of donated pieces, making them accessible to students and researchers.
Medicaid patients may be at risk of being disenrolled as the COVID-19 public health emergency expired in April 2023. Michigan has disenrolled over 170,000 people since April. Bronson Healthcare has announced they will no longer accept Meridian Insurance plans after Jan. 1, 2024.
First appointed to the board in 2020 before being elevated to lead as the body's vice chair in 2023, Turfe brings a wealth of experience and a distinguished career that spans various industries including automotive, e-commerce, metals, medical devices, biotechnology, life sciences and pharmacy.
Details about most student and alumni homecoming activities as well as various other events are posted on the campus events calendar.
Ethan Collyer, a senior studying computer information systems at Western’s Haworth College of Business, is putting himself out into the professional business world one step at a time. Collyer is passionate about the work he is doing and is always looking for new opportunities.