The grant, awarded by the U.S. Department of Education, is one of a small number and the only one made in Michigan. The goal of the four-year project is to create programs that other universities can adopt.
Western Michigan University Department of Public Safety officers are investigating an armed robbery that took place at approximately 4:50 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Asylum Lake Preserve.
Army veteran Joyce M. Busch was named director of the Office of Military and Veterans Affairs, effective Sept. 8. She has served 27 years in the active army and now serves in the reserves.
"Dr. John Harvey Kellogg and the Religion of Biologic Living" by Dr. Brian C. Wilson, professor of comparative religion, is now on bookshelves and is being sold on amazon.com.
Dr. Takashi Yoshida, a WMU associate professor of history and founding member of the center, has been named the new director of the Michitoshi Soga Japan Center, effective Sept. 2.
When the Beatles were bursting onto the American music scene in 1964, Doralee DeRyke and Laurel Grotzinger were quietly beginning their storied careers at WMU.
WMU faculty and staff members who give any amount toward the 2014 campaign this fall will be eligible for weekly drawings to be held each Friday afternoon beginning Oct. 10.
Dr. Gerald L. Sievers, professor emeritus of mathematics and statistics, died Sept. 25 at age 74. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Sept. 29, and the funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30.
WMU's Board of Trustees will consider approval of a new contract with WMU's faculty union, as well as a new labor agreement with members of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, on Sept. 30.
The annual Study Abroad Fair will be held from on Wednesday, Oct. 8 in the Bernhard Center's East Ballroom. It will showcase the more than 90 programs WMU offers in some 40 countries.
A record number of employers are expected to participate in this year's Engineering Expo from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 2, at the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences on WWMU's Parkview Campus.
Dr. James Henry, professor of social work and co-founder and project director for the WMU Children's Trauma Assessment Center, will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, in Room 209 of the Bernhard Center.
The Sindecuse Health Center is offering seasonal influenza vaccinations to WMU employees, students and retirees, along with their eligible dependents, by appointment.
WMU will honor two faculty members in the School of Communication next month for being exceptional educators and mentors and demonstrating outstanding dedication in their work.
Area students and residents may explore options for advanced studies during the 2014 Graduate and Professional School Fair from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6, in the Bernhard Center Ballroom at WMU.
Western Michigan University's fall 2014 student body is more diverse and substantially more international, and it includes more transfer students, more honors students and more graduate students working on doctoral degrees.
Longtime faculty member Dr. Carolyn J. Harris, professor of Spanish, died suddenly Sept. 20 at age 65. Memorial gifts in Harris's name may be made to the Spanish department's Emeriti Scholarship.
Western Michigan University has received a 2014 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity award from INSIGHT Into Diversity, the nation's oldest and largest publication that focuses on diversity in higher education.
Beginning this week, students are selling T-shirts featuring the face of WMU President John M. Dunn for $10. All proceeds will go to the Student Emergency Relief Fund.
Senior integrated supply management major Sean Perkins is awarded the 2014 Transportation Club of Detroit scholarship for outstanding achievement in supply chain management.
Psychotherapist and artist Alessandra Santos-Pye of Kalamazoo will provide an interactive dialogue on acculturation surrounding her art exhibit in the Multicultural Center in the Adrian Trimpe Building.
The grant to Dr. Timothy McGrew will be used to assemble a digital library and interactive web portal of historical religious philosophical writings in partnership with University of Oxford.
Installation of a new iconic feature has required construction fencing to be installed inside the turnaround on the West Campus. The Bernhard Center bus stops will remain in their new locations until the fencing is removed.
Harold Glasser and Tracey Quada will be recognized at WMU's annual Academic Convocation ceremony Friday, Oct. 10, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.