WMU News

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November 19, 2014 | WMU News

Western Michigan University is adding 10 $50,000 awards to its mix of top scholarships for the fall 2015 incoming class. The new Foundation Scholarships will be awarded based on both academic performance and financial need.

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November 20, 2014 | WMU News

Philosophers from Princeton and Cornell universities will headline the speaker lineup during the Graduate Philosophy Conference Friday through Sunday, Dec. 5-7, at Western Michigan University.

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November 20, 2014 | WMU News

Sarah McGrath is featured as the conference Distinguished Ethics Speaker, while WMU graduate Lindsay Rettler is the Distinguished Alumna Speaker. Their presentations are the final two in the Fall 2014 Lecture Series.

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November 20, 2014 | WMU News

Western Michigan University continues to succeed in attracting international students according to the 2014 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange released Nov. 17.

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November 20, 2014 | WMU News

Matt and Rene Greff, founders of Arbor Brewing Company, will discuss how a passion for beer and adventure launched their entrepreneurial journey in microbrewing. The couple will speak at 8 a.m. Friday, Dec. 5.

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November 20, 2014 | WMU News

Starting with the spring 2015 semester, WMU will offer courses that are tailored specifically to the unit training weekend schedules of Air National Guard members assigned to Battle Creek's Kellogg Air National Guard Base.

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November 20, 2014 | WMU News

This fall, 23 undergraduate students have received $400 Emeriti Council Book Scholarships to help them purchase textbooks and school supplies. A total of $9,200 in book scholarships was given away this fall.

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November 20, 2014 | WMU News

Gourmet popcorn as well as poinsettias are being sold this year during the Professional Support Staff Organization's annual fundraiser. Orders are being accepted through 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24.

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November 20, 2014 | WMU News

Campus computer labs, library, recreation center, health clinic and other campus facilities will be closed or on reduced hours Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 27-30. Classes and regular hours resume Monday, Dec. 1.

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November 19, 2014 | WMU News

An information session is being held from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24, for student military veterans to learn more about the services and resources available to them at WMU and around the Kalamazoo community.

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November 19, 2014 | WMU News

The Nov. 18 closure at Western Michigan University and continuing bad weather have led to a number of scheduled events being canceled or rescheduled.

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November 19, 2014 | WMU News

University officials learned Nov. 1 that Dr. Robert L. Blefko, a retired Western Michigan University faculty member, died at his home in Kalamazoo. He was 82. A memorial service was held on campus Nov. 19.

State Farm Marketing and Sales Competition winners Burnham (left) and Ross
November 17, 2014 | WMU News

Haworth College of Business seniors Hope Burnham and Caleb Ross were named overall winners at this year’s State Farm Marketing and Sales Competition and brought home $4,000 in scholarships.

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November 17, 2014 | WMU News

Up five spots from last year, WMU is the only Michigan school to have appeared on all five years of Military Times EDGE magazine's annual list of the top colleges in the U.S. for military veterans pursuing higher education.

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November 14, 2014 | WMU News

Find out if WMU is closed due to inclement weather by calling (269) 387-1001, visiting wmich.edu, or tuning in to a local TV or radio station. Subscribers to WMU's alert system will also receive messages about weather closings.

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November 13, 2014 | WMU News

Bob Miller, associate vice president for community outreach at WMU, will discuss "The Western Michigan University Business Technology and Research Park: An Update and a View to the Future" at 8 a.m. Friday, Nov. 21

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November 12, 2014 | WMU News

Individuals who attend a Master of Business Administration open house Wednesday, Nov. 19 and apply to WMU the same day will have their application fee waived.

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November 10, 2014 | WMU News

WMU's Department of Psychology will begin offering its internationally-known, 36-credit-hour Master of Arts in psychology-behavior analysis at WMU-MetroDetroit starting Jan. 12, 2015.

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November 10, 2014 | WMU News

Four recent grants totaling $3.7 million have been awarded to WMU's Department of Blindness and Low Vision Studies, and are aimed at filling a shortage of specialists trained to assist people with vision problems.

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November 10, 2014 | WMU News

Learn how to play cricket, prepare traditional ethnic foods, write Chinese calligraphy and much more during International Education Week, set for Saturday through Friday, Nov. 15-21.

WMU President John M. Dunn
November 7, 2014 | WMU News

Acting during a special formal session Nov. 7, the Western Michigan University Board of Trustees unanimously voted to extend the contract of WMU President John M. Dunn for an additional year, with that term now to end June 30, 2017.

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November 6, 2014 | WMU News

Dr. Bilinda Straight, professor of anthropology, has been awarded a $135,891 National Science Foundation grant to study the impact of intercommunity violence on young people in rural northern Kenya.

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November 6, 2014 | WMU News

Discussion on Western Michigan University's Campus Climate for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion study will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 13, and from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 14.

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November 6, 2014 | WMU News

The Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission has named the Western Michigan University Saudi Students Association best member group out of more than 300 Saudi student groups nationwide.

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November 6, 2014 | WMU News

The University's Career Mentor Program for LBGTA students is an Equity in Education Award winner and will be honored by the Michigan Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers at its annual conference.

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November 6, 2014 | WMU News

Southwest Michigan's oldest organized race and walk, the Turkey Trot, begins at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at the Student Recreation Center. A canned food drive is being held in conjunction with the event.

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November 6, 2014 | WMU News

The faculty, staff and students of WMU’s Department of Theatre are collecting canned food items and other non-perishables now through Monday, Nov. 24, to support the University's Invisible Need Project pantry.

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November 6, 2014 | WMU News

Four admissions professionals from around the nation will visit the Western Michigan University campus in the coming weeks in their bids to become WMU's next director of admissions.

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November 6, 2014 | WMU News

Three candidates for the position of dean of Western Michigan University's College of Engineering and Applied Sciences will visit campus in November to meet with campus and community leaders and make public presentations.

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November 5, 2014 | WMU News

Several events are taking place at WMU this month that honor Native Americans and share information about Native American history and culture. Among those open to the public are four that start Thursday, Nov. 6.

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November 5, 2014 | WMU News

Veterans Day as well as former and current military personnel will be honored through a variety of activities taking place on and off campus starting Thursday, Nov. 6.

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November 5, 2014 | WMU News

Reservations are due Friday, Nov. 14, to attend the gala dinner and induction ceremony for the 53 people who will be inducted into the 25 Year Club Tuesday, Dec. 2.

Photo of Dr. John Jellies
November 4, 2014 | WMU News

Dr. John Jellies, honored this fall by WMU, is seeking to unlock the mysteries of the central nervous system through a creature whose anatomy can help answer complex questions about sensory responses and actions.

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November 3, 2014 | WMU News

WMU community members are invited to make nominations for the Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award, the University's highest faculty honor. Nominations are due Friday, Jan. 30.

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October 22, 2014 | WMU News

Timothy Light Center for Chinese Studies is accepting applications for a research and creative activities grant to support the study of Greater China. The deadline for submitting proposals is Feb. 13, 2015.

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October 22, 2014 | WMU News

WMU's Real Talk Diversity Series continues with three events that are free and open to the public. Topics include navigating the intersectional identities with success, tribal governance and traditional Native American dance and music.

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October 15, 2014 | WMU News

WMU's Faculty Senate's Ad Hoc Committee on General Education will host brown-bag lunch discussions on Oct. 29, Nov. 18 and Dec. 3 to provide a forum to explore the possibilities of imagining General Education differently.