Comedian Jerry Seinfeld is coming to Miller Auditorium for a single performance at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 20. Tickets range from $63 to $79 and are now on sale.
April 2013 WMU News
More than 3,000 of the world's leading authorities on the Middle Ages will meet on campus in early May to examine topics ranging from medieval social networking and military history to medieval conspiracy theories.
Sara Rokicki, an advertising and promotion major, is one of six students in Michigan to win a $2,000 scholarship from the Adcraft Club of Detroit's Adcraft Foundation.
Twenty-three graduate students were recognized for outstanding demonstrations of their research earlier in the month at the seventh annual WMU Research and Creative Activities Poster Day.
For the fourth consecutive year, WMU has been recognized for its sustainability efforts by Princeton Review and the U.S. Green Building Council's Center for Green Schools.
Charles P. Klass and Dr. Margaret Joyce will present a workshop titled "Principles and Practices of Paper Coating" Monday through Wednesday, July 29-31.
Miller Auditorium has announced its 2013-14 lineup, which includes performances of "The Addams Family," "Mamma Mia!" and "Memphis." Season subscriptions are available now.
The candidates for the 2013 annual Make a Difference awards have been announced. The selection committee invites additional comments on any of the semi-annual award winners.
A summer redesign of Fountain Plaza near Miller Auditorium will result in more green space, seating and shade, with the aim of making the area more informal and inviting. Plans can be seen at fm.wmich.edu/planning.
The Malaysian Midwest Games International 2013 will draw Malaysian students from across the Midwest to campus May 24-26. Organizers are seeking people to volunteer at the event as well as donations.
WMU's Confucius Institute is accepting registrations for Chinese culture courses that begin the week of May 6. Classes are open to the public; some tuition discounts are available.
In preparation for the move to the Zhang Legacy Collections Center, hours of operation and some processes for the Archives and Regional History Collections will be modified.
Some 400 geoscientists are expected for the Geological Society of America's North-Central Section Meeting, held Thursday and Friday, May 2-3, at various locations on WMU's West Campus.
President John M. Dunn will preside over three commencement ceremonies Saturday, April 27, in University Arena. A total of 2,727 degrees will be conferred during ceremonies set to start at 9 a.m., 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.
A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for "Wicked," coming to Miller Auditorium Wednesday, April 24, through Sunday, May 5.
Trustees approved a three-year contract with employees who are members of the Michigan State Employees Association. The contract affects 15 employees who work at the University power plant.
Trustees have approved a $5 per-semester increase in the Student Assessment Fee to support student media. The increase was student-initiated and was the subject of a campuswide vote earlier in the spring.
The WMU Board of Trustees adopted a formal policy outlining the responsibilities of campus employees who are part of programs and activities involving minors. A new Web page has been created to support the new policy.
Acting at its April 18 meeting, WMU's Board of Trustees approved a 3.25 percent increase in campus room-and-board rates for the 2013-14 academic year.
By voice vote at its April 18 meeting, WMU's Board of Trustees approved a resolution authorizing the development of an agreement for the University to affiliate with Cooley Law School.
Works from sculptors Sarah Lindley and Norwood Viviano are on exhibit through June 28 in the Monroe-Brown Gallery at the Richmond Center for Visual Arts.
Two WMU music students took top honors and three others were finalists at the Opera Grand Rapids 2013 Collegiate Vocal Competition earlier this month, competing against students from several other institutions.
Eaton has provided $8,000 to WMU in support of three student engineering teams that will design and develop vehicles to compete against other collegiate teams this year in solar, baja and formula-style races.
The Lee Honors College offers week-long summer classes for students entering grades six through nine as well as a class on writing college admissions essays for high school seniors.
WMU will stage the the 48th International Congress on Medieval Studies May 9-12. Kalamazoo County residents and members of the WMU community may attend the event for free if they register by Wednesday, April 24.
At their April 18 meeting, WMU Trustees will will consider room-and-board rates for 2013-14 as well as a new three-year contract that covers staff at the campus power plant.
WMU's 2013 Light Center research grant has been awarded to Dr. Ann Veeck for a project to examine how food-related behaviors and perceptions of urban Chinese families have changed in the last two decades.
Avis M. Sparks, a retired first cook in Draper Dining Service, died March 11 at age 92. Services were held March 14. Visit langelands.com to make a memorial guestbook entry.
Hanna Downs of Novi, Mich., is the sixth WMU student to receive a prestigious Richter Scholarship over the past decade. Downs and fellow 2013 scholarship recipients will be honored at an April 27 dinner.
MLive Media Group president Dan Gaydou will discuss "Strategies that Win in a Disrupted World" at 8 a.m. Friday, April 26, as part of a speaker series event in the Haworth College of Business.