February 2024 WMU News

HR student Victoria Loikits finds her passion in impacting others

As she prepares to graduate in spring 2024, Victoria Loikits says she is  grateful for the self-discovery opportunities she encountered at the WMU Haworth College of Business. It is because of the opportunities available to her that she has found such success early on in her career.

Grad student knows the rewards of studying abroad at WMU

Since Francisco Viana de Sousa Santos began his graduate degree at WMU Haworth, the intricacies of his chosen field are starting to come together and form a solid, coherent skill set that he can use throughout his future career in finance.

Not just an act: Theatre professor takes center stage

All the world’s a stage, and theatre assistant professor Kate Thomsen is making the most of it, teaching courses while also starring in a hit comedy written and directed by famed actor Jeff Daniels.

Alumni classnotes, winter 2024

From book publications and retirements to prestigious awards and appointments, Western recognizes alumni achievements and announcements submitted during winter 2024.

In Memoriam, winter 2024

Western alumni and emeriti who passed away and were reported during winter 2024.

‘Movement is medicine’: Changing the fitness mindset

As you settle into a cozy nook with your favorite beverage, mood lighting and tunes or your favorite show, you might not expect your next move to be a workout. “Integrating movement into daily habits is a subtle yet effective way to foster a more active lifestyle," says Dr. Timothy Michael, professor of exercise science.

Why I Give: Barry Zurell Roberts

“I couldn’t have completed my degree without financial assistance … so my hope with this gift is to ensure that more students like me receive the resources they need to graduate. WMU was integral to my life and I’m grateful I can help the University continue its mission.” —Barry Z. Roberts, BS ‘84

Women who rise from the waters—and an author’s rising acclaim

"The Waters" weaves a narrative that draws inspiration from the women in Bonnie Joe Campbell's life, and it clearly captivates readers as it's earned recognition as one of Oprah's most-anticipated books of 2024 and secured a coveted spot on a TODAY show book club.

Accounting student grows with the WMU Haworth community

Jake Passinault is making everyday count at Western by taking his education in stride as he prepares to enter the professional accounting world. With support from the Haworth College of Business faculty, Passinault is exceling as he masters the use of spreadsheets and prepares for his future endeavors. 

WMU business college once again secures gold standard in accreditation

The Haworth College of Business received a renewal of its accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. Less than 6% of business schools worldwide have obtained AACSB accreditation—and WMU Haworth is one of them, making it an excellent choice for students seeking quality education that is a good investment of their tuition dollars.