Colloquium (11/16)

Title: Introduction to Credit Risk Analytics
Speaker: Zhanxiong Xu, Quantitative Analyst, Fifth Third Bank
Nov 16 Fri 11 a.m., 6625 Everett Tower

Job:  Assistant Professor - Statistics

The Department of Statistics at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor beginning in August 2019. (

Statistics tutor lab

Free tutoring is available for STAT 1600, 2160, 2600, 3640 and 3660 in 2261 Rood Hall.
In fall term, tutor lab hours (starting September 4) are:
     Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.


Fall 2018

Facebook page

Check out the WMU Statistics Facebook page. Students, friends and alumni can connect, post job announcements or share items of general interest. Colloquium announcements will also be posted here.

Job outlook

  • Best master's degrees? According to survey, they are Biostatistics (#1) and Statistics (#2).
  • "Employment of statisticians is projected to grow 34 percent from 2014 to 2024," according to the Bureau of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook.
  • Statistician and Data Scientist made the Top 10 Best Jobs in's annual list. Major factors considered were good work environment, low stress and good jobs outlook.

With a career in statistics—the science of learning from data—you can make a difference, have fun and make money.


Fall 2018

  • Aug. 29: Classes begin
  • Sept. 3: Labor Day recess
  • Sept. 6: Last day to drop/add classes
  • Oct. 15: Midterm grades due
  • Oct. 17-19: Fall break
  • Oct. 29: Last day to withdraw from classes
  • Nov. 21: Thanksgiving break
  • Dec. 10-13: Final Exam Week
  • Dec. 15: Commencement

Spring 2019

  • Jan 7: Classes begin
  • Jan. 21: MLK Day
  • March 1: Spirit Day
  • March 4-8: Spring break
  • April 22-25: Final Exam Week
  • April 27: Commencement