Student-athletes Leah Grawburg, Kaylee Imel and Heather Marks recognized for outstanding academic and athletic achievements by the National Golf Coaches Association.
July 2012 WMU News
The Sunseeker solar race team completed 107 laps of the track at Monticello (N.Y.) Speedway Tuesday, qualifying for the American Solar Challenge cross-country race that begins Saturday, July 14.
Dr. Charles Henderson, associate professor of physics and science education, has been named senior editor of the journal Physical Review Special Topics-Physics Education Research.
Gov. Rick Snyder has appointed Ronald J. Winter, associate professor emeritus of human performance and health education, to the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports.
Dr. Linda Reeser, professor of social work, has received the 2011-12 College of Health and Human Services Teaching Excellence Award for her use of creative teaching techniques.
Flags on all campuses of WMU will be lowered Wednesday, July 11, in honor of U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Matthew J. Leach, age 29, of Ferndale, Mich., who was killed in the line of duty in Afghanistan.
Host families sought for visiting international teachers and students who will be arriving in August and staying from four weeks to one year. Hosts are required to provide a private bedroom and two meals daily.
Eric Bowman of Portage, Mich., has taken first place in the Frank Smith Trombone Solo Competition, the International Trombone Festival's classical trombone division.
WMU's Sunseeker solar race team second of 18 college teams to complete the first pre-qualification event for the American Solar Challenge cross-country race. The race begins Saturday, July 14.
Food from more than 30 area restaurants will be featured at the Taste of Kalamazoo Thursday through Saturday, July 26-28, at the Arcadia Creek Festival Place in downtown Kalamazoo.
Dr. R. Wayne Fuqua, chair of WMU's Department of Psychology, is one of 12 appointees named to the newly created Michigan Autism Council by Gov. Rick Snyder on July 3.
Dr. Lofton L. Durham, WMU assistant professor of theatre, has won the 2011 Martin Stevens Award for Best New Essay in Early Drama Studies for an article published in the Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism.
The transition of the Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies to the WMU School of Medicine is complete. KCMS operations, programs, personnel and facilities are now under the auspices of the new medical school.
Music, dancing, singing, poetry reading, and arts and crafts are highlights of the 27th annual Black Arts Festival, held Thursday through Sunday, July 19-22, at various locations in downtown Kalamazoo.
Twelve WMU students to compete in the 2012 American Solar Challenge. For the first time in 20 years, the course will run through Kalamazoo, bringing teams from around the world to the area Tuesday, July 17.
The Kalamazoo Film Society will present the comedy "Damsels in Distress" Friday through Sunday, July 13-15, at WMU's Little Theatre. The film is rated PG and admission is $5.
Terri Culver, accounting, and Carol Morris-Mier, education and human development, have been named president and vice president, respectively, of WMU's Professional Support Staff Organization.