Western News is the newspaper for and about Western Michigan University faculty and staff. The Office of Marketing and Strategic Communications publishes the paper every other Thursday—if classes are in session—during WMU's fall and spring semesters and summer I session.
Publication dates for 2017-18 are: Sept. 7 and 21, Oct. 5 and 19, Nov. 2 and 16, Dec. 7, Jan. 11 and 25, Feb. 8 and 22, March 15 and 29, April 12, May 10 and 24, and June 7 and 21. Western News will be on summer hiatus starting June 22 and resume publication Aug. 30 for the 2018-19 production year.
The deadline for submitting items for inclusion in an issue is 5 p.m. Friday the week preceding an issue's scheduled publication date.
Western News, June 21, 2018
Story highlights: WMU part of student mental health effort; Valley Dining Center achieves LEED Gold status; Physical plant upgrades expected to cause few disruptions; On Campus with Monica Liggins-Abrams.
Western News, June 7, 2018
Story highlights: VP, two unit head appointments announced; Sales program nationally recognized for excellence; Fostering success center announces new partner, transition plans; On Campus with Lindsey Palar.
Western News, May 24, 2018
Story highlights: Ball State business dean named provost; Seita foster youth effort garners national acclaim; Leadership openings result in appointment, ongoing searches; On Campus with Justine Foster.
Western News, May 10, 2018
Story highlights: Wisconsin educator to lead HHS college; WMU preparing for switch to consolidated dispatch; Two geological research efforts garner rare national recognition; On Campus with Debbi Hands Kreps.
Western News, April 12, 2018
Story highlights: More programs to be offered in Florida; Bronco mascot rider nets her own equestrian ‘triumph’; Arbor Day event to mark 10th Tree Campus USA anniversary; On Campus with David Miller.
Western News, March 29, 2018
Story highlights: Event marks Phi Beta Kappa chapter’s 20th year; Discussion to focus on richness, wisdom of diversity; Input sessions slated for South Neighborhood; WMed’s inaugural class celebrates big day, prepares for next step; On Campus with the Gobeil brothers.
Western News, March 15, 2018
Story highlights: Business college receives new naming gift; WMU unit named No. 3 in nation for safety initiatives; Criminologist tapped for expertise on video games, violence; WMU, community groups developing plan for local waterways; On Campus with Debra Gambino.
Western News, Feb. 22, 2018
Story highlights: Medical school granted full accreditation; Volunteer by Feb. 23 for Success @ WMU task force; Project makes researching archived WMU news nearly painless; On Campus with the Beebes and Zackerys.
Western News, Feb. 8, 2018
Story highlights: Multidisciplinary project garners $1.8 million; Work progressing on Central Kohrman upgrade; Rinvelt, Bolger again elected to lead WMU Board of Trustees; On Campus with Jim Stoken.
Western News, Jan. 25, 2018
Story highlights: Professor is transforming aviation education; Naming gift launches financial wellness center; Legendary staff member, athlete to be honored Saturday; Professor wins fourth award in one year; On Campus with Andy Bachmann.
Western News, Jan. 11, 2018
Story highlights: High percentage of grads finding success; Two ideas being funded to transform student life; University names new business dean, research vice president; On Campus with David Dakin.
Western News, Dec. 7, 2017
Story highlights: South Neighborhood to be redeveloped; Planning underway for annual MLK celebration; New web service makes finding funding opportunities easier; On Campus with with Bethany Gauthier.
Western News, Nov. 16, 2017
Story highlights: Scores of transformative ideas under review; Men’s soccer will go to the dance, host NCAA round; Emeritus continues to be key figure in sea’s resurrection; On Campus with Yumi Takahashi-Ede.
Western News, Nov. 2, 2017
Story highlights: WMU at center of national STEM network; Nursing wins $2 million grant to boost diversity; Three University researchers snag prestigious NSF prize; Men’s soccer team moves up to No. 5 in the nation; On Campus with Veronica Thomas.
Western News, Oct. 19, 2017
Story highlights: School leadership project gets $12 million; Grad helping to study first collision of neutron stars; President starts fund for ideas aimed at campus transformation; Profs get $2.6 million to train ESL learners; On Campus with Carole Nelson.
Western News, Oct. 5, 2017
Story highlights: Magura awarded $2.1 million federal grant; Become part of the homecoming 2017 royal family; Scholar-related award recipients to be feted at convocation; WMU sees increase in important enrollment categories this fall; On Campus with Cheri Butler.
Western News, Sept. 21, 2017
Story highlights: Farmworkers aided by $2 million grant; Montgomery installation draws enthusiastic crowd; Teaching, service award recipients to be feted at convocation; WMU to honor alumni, Detroit influencers; On Campus with Pradip Bhatt.
Western News, Sept. 7, 2017
Story highlights: Presidential inauguration set for Sept. 15; Make a Difference staffers to be feted at convocation; Seita program named finalist for award; Montgomery hits the ground running as WMU's ninth president; On campus with Catherine VanDerMaas.