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Grand reopening creates space for DPT and CHHS programs

On July 27, the college held a grand reopening ceremony to officially welcome the University community to the newly renovated space in the Ernest Wilbur Building. The space was primarily designed to accommodate classes in the new DPT program, but will also host classes from other disciplines in the college.

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EWB renovations on track for summer completion

At the State of the College in 2016, Dean Earlie Washington announced that the second floor of the Ernest Wilbur Building (EWB) would be renovated and turned into classroom, lab and office space. The EWB was selected after an exhaustive search for space on campus and in downtown Kalamazoo.

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Progress in the Department of Physical Therapy

When Dr. Stacie Fruth started as founding chair in January 2017, the department and program finally established a presence in the College of Health and Human Services. And this year has seen more growth and progress toward the 2019 start date of the DPT program.

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WMU's new physical therapy department names founding chair, director

Dr. Stacie Fruth will join WMU to lead the new department beginning in January. Fruth will be in charge of planning, developing and delivering an innovative DPT program, beginning the steps required for successful accreditation, and will work closely with Dean Earlie Washington in planning and ongoing management of facilities for the new program.