san juan students

Student service in post-hurricane Puerto Rico

Ten social work students traveled to San Juan, Puerto Rico, over spring break to complete a service learning course focused on developing cultural competence and achieving social, economic and environmental justice in the wake of Hurricane Maria.

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2017 Dean's List students recognized

More than 1350 undergraduate students in the College of Health and Human Services were invited to a ceremony at the college to celebrate the fact that they met the requirements for the dean's list during a semester or session in 2017.

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EWB renovations on track for summer completion

At the State of the College in 2016, Dean Earlie Washington announced that the second floor of the Ernest Wilbur Building would be renovated and turned into classroom, lab and office space. The EWB was selected after an exhaustive search for space on campus and in downtown Kalamazoo.

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OT grad students attend summer institute for future scientists

Elsie Bush and Colette Chapp, two students from WMU's occupational therapy graduate program, will attend the third annual Summer Institute of Future Scientists in Occupational Therapy in June. The one-day program matches future student scientists with doctoral and post-doctorate mentors.

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WMU OT faculty, alumni revise essential OT text

Developmental and Functional Hand Grasps is a popular text for occupational therapists and OT students, published in 2002 by Sandra Edwards, WMU OT professor emerita, along with WMU OT alumni, Donna Gallen and Jenna McCoy-PowlenDr. Michelle Suarez, associate professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy, joined the authors in working on the book's second edition, which is now set for a March release.