July 2012 WMU News

Emeritus appointed to state council

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.

Theatre professor wins prestigious best essay award

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.

Culture, music and art focus of Black Arts Festival

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.

WMU students to compete in cross-country solar car race

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.