Western News, the newspaper for and about Western Michigan University faculty and staff, ceased production with the Thursday, Oct. 25, issue. The Office of Marketing and Strategic Communications had been publishing the paper every other Thursday—if classes were in session—during WMU's fall and spring semesters and summer I session.
This website will remain active for the time being, although no new issues of Western News will be posted. Links to archived issues of the publication back to 2007-08 are available here. All issues dating back to 1972 may be accessed on the ScholarWorks website. Questions may be directed to the Office of Marketing and Strategic Communications by clicking the Contact Us link on the WMU News website.
Over the years, many people have been instrumental in making Western News possible. Their efforts have been greatly appreciated, as have the submissions and suggestions offered by countless readers.
On-campus communication is not going away. In fact, it’s going to be improved. Faculty, staff and retirees will get news faster, in a more compelling manner, and in today's more customary form. The marketing and strategic communications team is already hard at work building the digital backbone to make this possible, and looks forward to launching phase one early in 2019.
Western News, Oct. 25, 2018
Story highlights: Governor makes 3 trustee appointments; University refocuses marketing efforts, updating on-campus communications; Preliminary results of staff engagement survey available online; On Campus with Scott Hennessy.
Western News, Oct. 11, 2018
Story highlights: WMU’s economic impact exceeds $1 billion; Esports initiative garnering widespread interest; Unified Clinics receives $1.5M state appropriation; Richmond product design, innovation center officially opens; On Campus with Amy Dominguez.
Western News, Sept. 27, 2018
Story highlights: President reports WMU is making great strides; WMU, Consumers Energy project is unique in state; Gather together for a golden homecoming, Family Weekend; WMU opens manufacturing lab in downtown Grand Rapids; On Campus with Cathe Springsteen.
Western News, Sept. 13, 2018
Story highlights: Former Obama official to discuss democracy; Martini named interim associate provost of EUP; Retirement, savings program changes to be discussed; On Campus with William McQuitty.
Western News, Aug. 30, 2018
Story highlights: WMU goes all in to promote student success; New administrators named, VP search launched; Fall Convocation features presidential address, awards; Ample resources on hand for switch to WMU Essential Studies; On Campus with Amanda Aguirre-Jaimes.