May 2024 WMU News

Sky Broncos tie for fifth in 2024 national flight competition

Overall performances helped the 15-member team earn fourth place for the judges trophy, fourth in ground events and 10th in flight events at the National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA) National Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference (SAFECON) May 13-18 at the Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport.

Western opens door to life-changing experiences for business law grad

From studying abroad and interning at the state capital to serving in student government and leading multiple organizations, Will Roosien made the most of his time at Western. Now he's looking forward to pursuing a further education—and possibly a career—in international studies.

Therapy Dog Clinic awarded grant

The Therapy Dog Clinic was established in August 2022 after the presence of therapy dogs within the facility, primarily as part of the Children’s Trauma Assessment Center and Resiliency Center for Families and Children, showed research-based efficacy.

Western advisor receives Patriot Award for support of military student

Derek Andree, the assistant director of admissions and advising 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.

One-of-a-kind small and medium business conference to be held in downtown Kalamazoo

A new conference focused on small and medium businesses and their unique needs is being hosted by Western Michigan University’s Haworth College of Business on Sept. 25 and 26. The Co. Lab offers engaging presentations and interactive sessions led by seasoned leaders who will share their firsthand inspiring experiences and practical advice.

Medieval historian wins WMU’s 2024 Gründler Book Prize

Dr. Jonathan R. Lyon, professor of medieval history at the University of Chicago, is the winner of the 2024 Gründler prize for “Corruption, Protection and Justice in Medieval Europe: A Thousand-Year History.”

Dennis Simpson nominated for MASU Michigan Distinguished Professor of the Year

The Michigan Association of State Universities Michigan Distinguished Professor of the Year recognition program recognizes outstanding faculty contributions to undergraduate instruction. This year, Western Michigan University nominated Dr. C. Dennis Simpson, professor in the Specialty Program in Alcohol and Drug Abuse in the College of Health and Human Services.