WMU was one of only 10 schools and individuals nationwide to be honored, and was named the 2014 Best of Green Schools recipient in USGBC's higher education category.
WMU trustees have approved the name Valley Dining Center for the new state-of-the-art facility planned for construction in the Valley Residential Neighborhood. The center is expected to be complete by fall 2016.
WMU's Board of Trustees approved rate increases for on-campus apartments and apartment-style residential units that will result in monthly rent changes of up to $18 per month, with some units seeing no increase.
In their final meeting of the 2014 calendar year, WMU trustees agreed on Thursday, Jan. 22, as their next meeting date, and the one designated as the Board of Trustees annual meeting.
The temporary One Stop Convenience Center will open on the second floor of the Bernhard Center Jan. 9-14, offering an assortment of campus services in one location. The center will close over the weekend, Jan. 10-11.
Professor Emeritus William M. Cremin, a key member of the Department of Anthropology for more than three decades, died Sept. 10 in Marshall at age 72. Cremin retired in 2007 after 32 years of service.
Some 550 Grand Rapids-area students will take classes at WMU's Graduate Center-Downtown while renovations are completed. The East Beltline location will reopen in August 2015.
Dr. Frank Robinson, a former WMU faculty member and former head of the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, died Dec. 1 in Kalamazoo. He was 100.
Except for essential and emergency services, WMU will be closed beginning Thursday, Dec. 25, and will reopen Monday, Jan. 5. Residence halls reopen Saturday, Jan. 10, and classes resume Monday, Jan. 12.
Two Western Michigan University alumni have been named to new terms on WMU's Board of Trustees by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder. Both appointees will serve eight-year terms.
Two high-profile national sustainability awards WMU won earlier this year were awarded to a team led by WMU President John M. Dunn during a fall event in Boston.