The College of Education and Human Development is launching the 24-credit certificate program to respond to a need for ESL educators. Completion of the program fulfills the state ESL requirements.
Trustees will consider several other agenda items, including the campuswide adoption of a sexual misconduct policy, when they meet in formal session at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 8, in 157-159 Bernhard Center.
WMU is partnering with Wayne State University to improve the health of Michigan's foster youths with the help of a $75,000 grant from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation.
WMU alumnus Stephen John of senior Joseph Barnett have received the inaugural Brian Patrick Thomas Entrepreneurial Spirit Award, for their invention, NeoVent.
The first race of the 10th annual Miller Energy Criterium bike race at WMU's Business Technology and Research Park on Saturday, July 11, kicks off at 8 a.m.
Sara Karsten and Katherine Vena finished the 2,200-mile course from Fredericksburg, Virginia, to Fairhope, Alabama, using two and a half of the four days allotted for the race.
The University is seeking donations of basic household items for more than 40 incoming students who have aged out of the foster-care system. A drop-off station will be set up in Harrison Hall on scheduled dates.
Members of the Mid-American Conference Council of Presidents, the governing body for the MAC, have selected WMU President John M. Dunn to chair the council for another two-year term.
Rainie Quang, a senior accountancy major and management minor, recently received a $10,000 Public Company Accounting Oversight Board Scholarship. She hopes to one day open her own tax preparation business.
Dr. Susan Freeman's book, "Understanding and Teaching U.S. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History," was awarded the prestigious 2015 Lambda Literary Award.
Undergraduates Shelby Flanagan, Andrew Laws, Alainah Montemayor, Justin Clark and Holly Toner will use the scholarships to study abroad during the 2015-16 academic year.
The successful partnership between the Soga Japan Center and Kalamazoo Public Schools earned the center one of this year's eight Champs awards. Michiko Yoshimoto, the center's outreach coordinator, accepted the award.
Dr. Scott Irelan currently serves as associate professor and chairperson of the Department of Theatre and Dance at Youngstown State University. His appointment is effective July 6.