The Bronco volleyball team recently clinched the MAC West division with 20 season wins to advance to the 2012 MAC Tournament Friday, Nov. 16, against Central Michigan University.
November 2012 WMU News
Join President John M. Dunn as he helps mark the end of the campus United Way campaign with a celebration from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at the Fetzer Center.
The latest Broadway revival of the beloved musical "West Side Story" will deliver two performances at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 13 and 14, at Miller Auditorium. Tickets are now on sale.
An informational workshop is scheduled for 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, to help participants gear up for two major Common Read events taking place this spring.
The Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Transgender and Ally Diversity Career Fair is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, in the Trimpe Building. Attendees should dress in business casual attire.
Senior Aleks Jogerst took first place overall in the 2012 State Farm Marketing and Sales Competition, held in October. Junior Brian Curlett took fourth place in the sales portion of the event.
This year’s contest is open to students from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin. The deadline to enter the contest is Thursday, Jan. 10.
Western Michigan University will open its 2013 non-conference football schedule with a game Saturday, Aug. 31, against Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich.
Dr. Lewis Walker, professor emeritus of sociology and namesake for the Lewis Walker Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnic Relations, has won the Kalamazoo NAACP's 2012 Humanitarian Award.
New ensemble Birds on a Wire, conducted by David Colson, and KLOrk, the Kalamazoo Laptop Orchestra, conducted by David Loberg Code, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the Dalton Center Recital Hall.
Haworth College of Business is an outstanding business school, according to the education services company, the Princeton Review, and is featured in the 2013 edition of the annual guidebook, "The Best 296 Business Schools."
The Paperworks Goodwill Program employs people with disabilities to make handmade greetings cards with recycled materials including denim, wool, coffee and cotton.
Dr. Said Abubakr, chair of the Department of Paper Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Imaging, has received the 2013 Michigan Printing Week Association Ben Franklin Educator of the Year Award.
Mark Delorey, WMU director of student financial aid and scholarships, has received the 2012 Distinguished Service and Leadership Award by the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth.
John E. Sandberg, professor emeritus of education and former dean of the College of Education, died Wednesday, Oct. 24, in Viera, Fla., at age 83.
The topic of questions as they pertain to teaching and learning will be explored by a panel of experts on Thursday, Nov. 15, as part of the Center for the Study of Ethics in Society's fall lecture series.
Three authors and WMU alumni—Adam Clay, Peter Geye and K. Frithjof Peterson—will be featured in the next Frostic Reading Series event at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, in 209 Bernhard Center.
A University of Michigan economist will discuss the importance of metrics in governance and economic growth on Wednesday, Nov. 14, as part of the Sichel Lecture Series.
Robert E. Shamu, professor emeritus of physics, died Friday, Oct. 26, at age 79. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, in Kalamazoo. Guestbook entries may be made online.
Webmail Plus, the University email system, was recently updated, fixing performance problems users had been experiencing and adding several new features.
Richard Kirsch, noted health care activist and author, wil speak as part of the Burian University-Community Lecture Series Tuesday, Nov. 13.
A day of fun activities, lectures, art demonstrations and poetry readings will highlight the Kalamazoo Russian Festival from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17.
WMU will induct 72 longtime employees during the annual 25 Year Club Gala set for Tuesday, Nov. 27. This year's inductees joined the ranks of the faculty or staff in 1987.
Dr. Rob White, professor of criminology at the University of Tasmania, will address "Climate Change, Crime and Criminology" at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, in 1920 Sangren Hall.
Countries and cultures around the world will be highlighted during the campus observance of International Education Week, set for Monday through Saturday, Nov. 12-17.
A recent book by Dr. Edwin Martini, associate dean for the College of Arts and Sciences, examines the far-reaching impact of Agent Orange in southeast Asia.
"Culture and Chemistry: Elements of Dance" offers a free night of dancing, prizes and refreshments at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9.
Dr. David Lemberg, associate professor of geography, will be helping to spearhead efforts to develop a multi-modal trail around the entire Lake Michigan shoreline at an upcoming conference Nov. 8-9.
The Kalamazoo Film Society will present Mike Birbiglia's "Sleepwalk with Me," Friday through Sunday, Nov. 9-11, at WMU's Little Theatre. The film is rated PG-13; admission is $5.
Open enrollment will end at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, for eligible WMU employees and retirees to add dependents to their health care coverage and employees to enroll or re-enroll in a Flexible Spending Account.