Erin McRae (center), along with Alexis Lautner (to the right of McRae) and Paige Harrigan (far right) reflected on time spent with Michael Kandel in the program during WMU-Traverse City’s graduate recognition ceremony for the freshwater science and sustainability graduates, Dec. 14.

WMU Holds Graduate Recognition Ceremony in Traverse City for Freshwater Science and Sustainability Graduates

The freshwater science and sustainability program at Western Michigan University-Traverse City held a graduate recognition ceremony, Thursday, Dec. 14. While past graduates of the program had the opportunity to participate in graduation ceremonies in Kalamazoo, all graduates since 2016 and those who are expected to graduate in spring 2018 were invited to walk during this first ever ceremony at WMU-Traverse City.

WMU-Grand Rapids Graduate Programs Provide 63,800+ Hours of Service to the Community Through Fieldwork

“Field education is an integral part of graduate students’ learning process, and is the signature pedagogy of social work education. Service hours in the field allow students to demonstrate the integration of knowledge, values and skills gained in the classroom, while also providing needed services to the West Michigan community,” said Vicki Poleni, WMU-Grand Rapids Master of Social Work Field Education Coordinator.

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WMU to Tackle Shortage of Manufacturing Talent With State-of-the-Art Laboratory

Construction has begun at Western Michigan University’s Grand Rapids regional location for a state-of the-art manufacturing laboratory. AMP Lab @WMU, an Advanced Manufacturing Partnership Laboratory, is being built in collaboration with West Michigan manufacturers and Grand Rapids Community College to address the shortage of skilled trades and engineering employees in the region.

February 28

Hot Legal Topics for Educators webinar series "Public Educator Retirement, MPSERS," Dr. Brett Geier, Department of Educational Leadership, Research and Technology, 4:30 p.m.  Free registration.

March 21

Hot Legal Topics for Educators webinar series "Public School Teacher Evaluation," Dr. Brett Geier, Department of Educational Leadership, Research and Technology, 4:30 p.m.  Free registration.