October 2013 WMU News

October 31, 2013 | WMU News

More than 300 first-year students in the WMU's Haworth College of Business will participate in the service-learning project Saturday, Nov. 2, at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta, Mich.

October 31, 2013 | WMU News

WMU students, employees and retirees can learn about campus and community wellness resources at the 2013 Health & Wellness expo, set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6.

October 29, 2013 | WMU News

Members of the University community are invited to make nominations for the Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award, WMU's highest faculty honor. Nominations are due Friday, Jan. 31.

October 29, 2013 | WMU News

Dr. Fritz Allhoff, associate professor of philosophy, received the grant as part of a collaborative project with California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and the Naval Postgraduate School.

October 28, 2013 | WMU News

Gold Company, WMU's internationally recognized vocal jazz ensemble, will present its 36th annual Sneak Preview concert Thursday, Oct. 31 at 7:30 p.m. in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

October 28, 2013 | WMU News

Joel Mueller, founder of MacUpdate, will speak at 8 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8, in 2150 Schneider Hall. The event is free and open to the public and begins with breakfast at 7:30 a.m.

October 25, 2013 | WMU News

WMU students can get a little extra help with their research papers and projects during the Halloween-themed "Night of the Research Paper" from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, at Waldo Library.

October 24, 2013 | WMU News

Comedian Erin Jackson will be drumming up laughs on WMU's campus at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, in the Bernhard Center's North Ballroom. Admission is $1 with a valid student Bronco Card, and $2 without.

October 24, 2013 | WMU News

Birds on a Wire, WMU's new music ensemble conducted by School of Music Director David Colson, and KLOrk, the Kalamazoo Laptop Orchestra, will appear in concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6.

October 24, 2013 | WMU News

Five softball players were named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-American Scholar Athlete Team. This was the fourth consecutive season that at least five WMU players were named to the team.

October 24, 2013 | WMU News

Dr. Andrew Targowski, professor of business information systems, is the author of a new book, "Harnessing the Power of Wisdom, From Data to Wisdom." The book was published in July.

October 23, 2013 | WMU News

The One and Only Tommy Dorsey Orchestra is coming to Miller Auditorium for one performance at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3. Tickets range from $25 to $45 and can be purchased online.

October 23, 2013 | WMU News

The WMU gymnastics team's season begins Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, with the first home meet set for Friday, Jan. 17, against Bowling Green University. Nine gymnasts from the 2013 championship season are returning.

October 23, 2013 | WMU News

WMU's Percussion Ensemble, conducted by Professor Judy Moonert, will perform its first concert of the 2013–14 season at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

October 23, 2013 | WMU News

The Kalamazoo Film Society will present the drama "The Attack" Friday through Sunday, Oct. 25-27, at WMU's Little Theatre. The film is rated R; admission is $5.

October 23, 2013 | WMU News

A brief ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 10 signaled the official reopening of the Fountain Plaza by Miller Auditorium. The plaza area underwent a redesign this summer to make it more accessible and inviting.

October 23, 2013 | WMU News

The WMU School of Medicine celebrated the completion of the addition to its existing 320,000-square-foot building at 300 Portage St. by holding a topping off ceremony Oct. 2 at the downtown Kalamazoo site.

October 23, 2013 | WMU News

George O. Egland, WMU associate professor emeritus of speech pathology, died Thursday, Oct. 3, at the age of 104. Egland joined the WMU faculty in 1954 and retired in 1972 after 18 years of service.

October 23, 2013 | WMU News

A Zumba dance party to raise money for breast cancer research will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, in the multi-purpose room of WMU's Student Recreation Center.

October 23, 2013 | WMU News

Dr. Ming Li will be welcomed to campus during an Oct. 30 reception. The reception will also serve as a backdrop to celebrate the completion of two art installations commissioned for Sangren Hall.

October 23, 2013 | WMU News

The forum, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, will give citizens the opportunity to hear from Kalamazoo City Commission candidates.

October 23, 2013 | WMU News

Deb Olin Unferth, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, will read at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, in 157-159 Bernhard Center. The event is free and open to the public.

October 23, 2013 | WMU News

Honeywell and WMU joined forces Oct. 23 to showcase campus sustainability efforts and launch a two-year research project designed to determine best practices for engaging people in trimming energy consumption in buildings.

October 18, 2013 | WMU News

Nominations for the fall round of WMU's semiannual Make a Difference awards are due by Thursday, Oct. 31. Nomination instructions and forms are available online at wmich.edu/makeadifference/nominations.

October 18, 2013 | WMU News

The Department of Mathematics is holding a memorial symposium Thursday and Friday, Oct. 24-25. The event features talks by noted mathematicians and remembers Dr. Yousef Alavi, WMU professor emeritus of mathematics.

October 17, 2013 | WMU News

Western Winds, a WMU ensemble comprised primarily of students in the graduate winds program and their studio faculty mentors in the School of Music, will perform Wednesday, Oct. 30, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

October 17, 2013 | WMU News

WMU has received a 2013 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity—HEED—award from INSIGHT Into Diversity, the nation's oldest and largest publication that focuses on diversity in higher education.

October 16, 2013 | WMU News

The W.E. Upjohn Center for the Study of Geographical Change has earned a major award for a map initiative that is bringing hyper-accurately geo-referenced maps to market for mobile devices.

October 14, 2013 | WMU News

Sam and Connor Field of Helios Solar will discuss "The Economics of Solar Power" at 8 a.m. Friday, Oct. 25, in 2150 Schneider Hall. The event is free and open to the public and begins with breakfast at 7:30 a.m.

October 14, 2013 | WMU News

The finale concert of the School of Music's centennial festival, featuring the University Symphony Orchestra, Grand Chorus and Western Winds, will begin at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, in Miller Auditorium.

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