August 2012 WMU News

August 31, 2012 | WMU News

Dr. Raj Sisodia will present a lecture, "The new realities for business in the age of conscious capitalism," Friday, Sept. 14, as part of the Global Business Lecture Series.

August 30, 2012 | WMU News

Innovative percussion ensemble Iktus Percussion will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. Dr. Dan Jacobson will host a pre-concert discussion at 7 p.m.

August 30, 2012 | WMU News

The meeting, planned for Sept. 5, is required for all students planning to try out for the Bronco baseball team. The walk-on tryout session will be held Friday, Sept. 14, at 4 p.m.

August 30, 2012 | WMU News

The musical, "Enough," will be presented via a staged reading Tuesday, Sept. 4, at 8 p.m. in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. A discussion with the director and authors will follow the performance.

August 29, 2012 | WMU News

The McGinnis Reading Center and Clinic's literacy tutoring program, open to kindergarten through eighth grade students, runs weekly from Sept. 27 through Dec. 6.

August 29, 2012 | WMU News

Fall Fab Fest to welcome lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgendered college students and their allies to Kalamazoo Sunday, Sept. 9 at the WMU intramural fields. The free event starts at 1 p.m.

August 28, 2012 | WMU News

Flags on all campuses of WMU will be lowered Thursday, Aug. 30, in honor of Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 2nd Class David J. Warsen, of Kentwood, Mich., who died while serving in Afghanistan.

August 28, 2012 | WMU News

WMU recruits biochemist and cell biologist Dr. Dale Vandré from Ohio State’s medical college to serve as founding chair of the Department of Biomedical Sciences.

August 28, 2012 | WMU News

Kalamazoo bands Corn Fed Girls and Red Sea Pedestrians join forces to perform the full album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" Saturday, Sept. 1, at Bell's Eccentric Cafe.

August 28, 2012 | WMU News

The exhibit, "An Exercise in Numbness and Other Tales" by Nayda Collazo-Llorens, is on display in the Monroe-Brown Gallery, Richmond Center for Visual Arts, through Friday, Oct. 5.

August 28, 2012 | WMU News

University Theatre opens its 2012-13 season with "Fuddy Meers," a zany comedy about the steps an amnesic woman takes to regain her memory. Performances run Sept. 27 through Oct. 7.

August 27, 2012 | WMU News

WMU fourth of five Michigan universities to make the list of colleges that are both effective and inexpensive, produce cutting-edge research, and encourage students to give back to the nation.

August 27, 2012 | WMU News

CommUniverCity Night, Saturday, Sept. 8, is an evening of football, fun and fireworks featuring the Broncos' first home game of the season versus Eastern Illinois.

August 27, 2012 | WMU News

The 32nd annual Bronco Bash is set to welcome 25,000 students back to campus on Friday, Sept. 7, from 3 to 7 p.m. with live music, a food court, games and prizes.

August 27, 2012 | WMU News

Except for essential and emergency services, WMU offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 3, in observance of U.S. Labor Day. Regular hours will resume Tuesday, Sept. 4.

August 27, 2012 | WMU News

The closing of West Michigan Avenue in front of Sangren Hall, relocation of Rood Hall bus depot and new Western View construction are among the changes awaiting students returning to campus.

August 24, 2012 | WMU News

The 2012 Financial Planning Series includes three workshops, all to be held in the Bernhard Center. Workshops are free and open to all faculty and staff members as well as spouses.

August 24, 2012 | WMU News

Major changes made to the race course for 2012 to accommodate one of the largest 5K races in Michigan. Access limited to nearly every building on West Campus prior to and during the 5K race.

August 23, 2012 | WMU News

Do Young Chang, who served for 22 years as a professor of political science and social science, died Friday, Aug. 3, at age 89. A memorial service was held Aug. 9 in Gotha, Fla.

August 23, 2012 | WMU News

Latest version of WMU Mobile app boasts several new features, including access to Webmail Plus, class schedules, and midterm and final grades, and is available from Google Play and the iTunes Store.

August 23, 2012 | WMU News

WKZO in Kalamazoo returns as flagship station, new affiliates serving Detroit, Grand Rapids and Muskegon join others serving Battle Creek, Jackson and Lansing.

August 23, 2012 | WMU News

Senior Jessica Brown, of Kentwood, Mich., and sophomore Terin Norris, of Dowling, Mich., of the Western Michigan University volleyball team have earned preseason All-Mid-American Conference honors.

August 23, 2012 | WMU News

Morvin A. Wirtz, professor emeritus of special education and a pioneer in that field, died Friday, Aug. 17, in Naples, Fla, at age 92. He retired in 1984 after 17 years of service to the University.

August 23, 2012 | WMU News

Bronco fans will rally in downtown Grand Rapids Wednesday evening with complimentary food, beverages and entertainment to help gear up for the Broncos’ football season opener.

August 23, 2012 | WMU News

William "Bill" Granet, a former Western Michigan University staff member, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, in Columbus, Ohio, at age 90. Burial has taken place at Mt. Ever-Rest Memorial Park in Kalamazoo.

August 22, 2012 | WMU News

Gene S. Booker, former professor of management, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, at age 81. Booker retired in 1990 after almost 30 years of service to the University.

August 21, 2012 | WMU News

WMU has been named one of the "Best Midwestern Colleges" by the Princeton Review for the eighth year, one of 153 schools in 12 states and one of 15 Michigan schools to be recognized this year.

August 20, 2012 | WMU News

Local eighth and ninth graders participating in WMU's Academically Talented Youth Program finish among the top 10 teams in a national contest sponsored by the American Computer Science League.

August 20, 2012 | WMU News

Accomplished Michigan authors and Celtic music will be on tap as part of a fundraiser for New Issues Poetry and Prose, held Sunday, Aug. 26, from 2 to 5 p.m., at Bell's Eccentric Cafe.

August 20, 2012 | WMU News

Bischof, interim chair of the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, is among the latest gubernatorial appointments to the Michigan Board of Marriage and Family Therapy.

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