Western News is the newsletter for and about Western Michigan University faculty and staff members. The Office of University Relations publishes Western News every other Thursday, when classes are in session, during the fall and spring semesters and the first summer session.
Publication dates for 2015-16 are: Sept. 10 and 24; Oct. 8 and 22; Nov. 5 and 19; Dec. 3; Jan. 14 and 28; Feb. 11 and 25; March 17 and 31; April 14; May 12 and 26; and June 9 and 23. Western News will go on summer hiatus starting June 24 and resume publication for 2016-17 on Sept. 8.
Items to be considered for publication should be submitted by 5 p.m. Friday the week preceding publication to Jeanne Baron in the Office of University Relations by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, fax to (269) 387-8422 or campus mail to mail stop 5433.
Western News, June 23, 2016
Story highlights: State funds to help aviation programs soar; Notable facilities projects taking place this summer; Researcher earning impressive accolades; On Campus with Stacy Thinnes.
Western News, June 9, 2016
Story highlights: Researcher advances educational registry; Wellness effort taking fitness, well-being to new heights; Faculty Senate elects board members for 2016-18; Research team wins grant to study impact of speed on crashes; On Campus with Michiko Yoshimoto.
Western News, May 26, 2016
Story highlights: First-year law classes offered in Kalamazoo; Famed composer Legrand awarded honorary degree; Interim dean, other key appointments announced; On Campus with Renee Pearl.
Western News, May 12, 2016
Story highlights: WMU recognized as Purple Heart University; Koretsky tapped to lead College of Arts and Sciences; Annual fall convocation to feature new format, location; On Campus with Dillon Dolby.
Western News, April 14, 2016
Story highlights: Christian named one of state’s top profs; University honored for service to transfer students; Area residents get to attend Medieval Congress for free; On Campus with Jen Hsu.
Western News, March 31, 2016
Story highlights: Talk explores meshing generations at work; Trustees set WMU’s strategic direction for next five years; Institute kicks off forums with Michael Moore; On Campus with Will Posthumus.
Western News, March 17, 2016
Story highlights: Ethics Center marks 30 years, honors founder; Medieval Institute director garners NEH grant; Dunn honored with national ‘Giving Back’ diversity award; Goldsworth Valley upgrades underway; On Campus with Nicole Allbee.
Western News, Feb. 25, 2016
Story highlights: Trio wins substance use treatment grant; Honorary degree approved for composer Michel Legrand; Miller, Rinvelt to lead WMU Board of Trustees; Integrated supply management program ranks No. 5 in nation; On Campus with Gracie K. Mae.
Western News, Feb. 11, 2016
Story highlights: WMU adds to group’s scholarship program; Spring Convocation starts new annual program honoring researchers, employees; Teaching With Technology Symposium scheduled; On Campus with JoAnne O’Rourke.
Western News, Jan. 28, 2016
Story highlights: Researcher garners $800,000 NSF grant; WMU, WMU Cooley ink new pacts and start law classes; Revised strategic plan draft released for public comment; On Campus with Jenaba Duymovic Waggy.
Western News, Jan. 14, 2016
Story highlights: Foster youth program gets new funding; Haworth develops dual-degree program in China; Events on, off campus to honor Martin Luther King Jr.; Firms selected to design BTR Park expansion; On Campus with Nick Gauthier.
Western News, Dec. 3, 2015
Story highlights: NeoVent duo wins new innovation prize; Input sought campuswide for strategic plan update; holiday greeting from John and Linda Dunn; On Campus with Linda Dillon.
Western News, Nov. 19, 2015
Story highlights: WMU one of nation's leading green colleges; Lifelong learning entity gets $1 million endowment; University garners 6th consecutive 'Best for Vets' honor; On Campus with Arnold Taylor.
Western News, Nov. 5, 2015
Story highlights: Michigan earns liberal education status; WMU, Peace Corps giving students added service edge; First Lady to spotlight campus assault prevention; On Campus with Teresa Ventimiglia.
Western News, Oct. 22, 2015
Story highlights: Heritage Hall grand opening details set; Numerous events scheduled to honor veterans; University getting ready to adopt next generation email system; Robotic 'temp worker' will soon be roaming corridors in Waldo Library; On Campus with Lu DeBoef.
Western News, Oct. 8, 2015
Story highlights: 'Heritage,' community values to be celebrated; Dunn outlines focus areas, lauds discovery gains; WMU readying for homecoming, Family Weekend; Campus event to celebrate life of former President Elson Floyd; On Campus with with Kyle Oberhill.
Western News, Sept. 24, 2015
Story highlights: WMU launches new state autism resource; First Western Heights residents to showcase new hall; Four of 10 campuswide award winners announced; On Campus with April Eby.
Western News, Sept. 10, 2015
Story highlights: WMU to be key player in national initiative; Six of 10 Universitywide award winners announced; Numerous happenings at WMU made for productive summer; CELCIS one of six programs to reach reaccreditation milestone; On Campus with Erasmo Salinas.