December 2013 WMU News

December 24, 2013 | WMU News

The temporary One Stop Convenience Center offers an assortment of campus services in one location. One Stop has been canceled Jan. 6-7 due to the University closure and will remain through noon Friday, Jan. 10.

December 23, 2013 | WMU News

The exhibit "Caroline Gore: mercurial silence" is on display in the Richmond Center for Visual Arts' Kerr Gallery from Thursday, Jan. 9 through Friday, Feb. 14. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

December 23, 2013 | WMU News

The exhibit "Make/Do: Contemporary Artists Perform Craft" is on display in the Richmond Center for Visual Arts' Kerr Gallery from Thursday, Jan. 9 through Friday, Feb. 14.

December 23, 2013 | WMU News

A research and creative activities grant valued at up to $3,000 is available to support the study of Greater China by WMU faculty members. The deadline to submit proposals is Friday, Feb. 7.

December 23, 2013 | WMU News

Members of the campus and local communities are invited to submit proposals for 50-minute sessions to be presented during WMU's undergraduate student Diversity & Leadership Institute. Proposals are due by Jan. 6.

December 18, 2013 | WMU News

Registrations are being accepted for the spring round of Chinese culture classes offered by the Confucius Institute at WMU. Classes begin the week of Jan. 20 and will end the week of April 14.

December 18, 2013 | WMU News

During its Dec. 5 meeting, the WMU Board of Trustees gave its consent to the retirements of 12 faculty members and seven staff members as well as to five faculty resignations and two faculty leaves.

December 18, 2013 | WMU News

Jane Baas, chair and professor of dance, has been appointed associate dean of the Lee Honors College and will begin her new role Jan. 1, pending approval by the WMU Board of Trustees.

December 17, 2013 | WMU News

Kalamazoo bands Corn Fed Girls and Red Sea Pedestrians join forces to perform the full albums "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" and "Abbey Road" Tuesday, Dec. 31, at Kalamazoo's State Theatre.

December 13, 2013 | WMU News

WMU's Science and Mathematics Program Improvement unit has received two grants totaling $529,000 from the National Science Foundation to enhance teaching and help retain students in STEM disciplines.

December 13, 2013 | WMU News

The next community input session to gather feedback on the progress of plans to transform East Hall into an alumni center has been canceled due to the weather-related University closure, and will be rescheduled.

December 13, 2013 | WMU News

James A. Howell, professor emeritus of chemistry at WMU, died Nov. 16 in Kalamazoo at age 81. Howell retired in 2001 after more than 36 years of continuous service to the University.

December 10, 2013 | WMU News

Except for essential and emergency services, WMU will be closed beginning Wednesday, Dec. 25, and will reopen Thursday, Jan. 2. Residence halls reopen Saturday, Jan. 4, and classes resume Monday, Jan. 6.

December 10, 2013 | WMU News

WMU is a partner with the state's other four research universities in a 3.5-year, $1.32 million project sponsored by the National Science Foundation to help boost the number of minority faculty members.

December 9, 2013 | WMU News

Get into the holiday spirit with Dave Koz and Friends Christmas, coming to Miller Auditorium for one performance at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12. Tickets range from $35 to $62 and are available online.

December 9, 2013 | WMU News

The national tour of "Mamma Mia!" returns to Miller Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 10 and 11. Tickets range from $35 to $63 and can be purchased online.

December 6, 2013 | WMU News

Through the efforts of former WMU President Diether H. Haenicke, WMU was one of the first U.S. universities to award an honorary degree to Nelson Mandela, who died Dec. 5 at age 95. That degree was conferred in 1988.

December 6, 2013 | WMU News

Nearly 1,900 students will graduate from WMU during commencement ceremonies at 9 a.m., noon and 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, in Miller Auditorium.

December 6, 2013 | WMU News

Nearly three dozen faculty members were granted sabbatical leaves by the WMU Board of Trustees at its Dec. 5 meeting. Some leaves are by the semester, but most are for the full 2014-15 academic year.

December 6, 2013 | WMU News

Acting at their Dec. 5 meeting, the Board of Trustees unanimously approved a positive annual evaluation for WMU President John M. Dunn.

December 5, 2013 | WMU News

WMU's Board of Trustees has approved rate increases for on-campus apartments and apartment-style residential units that will increase rental rates by $7 to $23 per month, starting with the fall 2014 semester.

December 5, 2013 | WMU News

The WMU Board of Trustees approved a measure to make WMU a tobacco-free campus, effective September 2014. The board also approved apartment rate increases, evaluated President Dunn and granted faculty sabbaticals.

December 5, 2013 | WMU News

Beverly R. "Penny" David, professor emerita of theatre, died Nov. 19 at age 85. David was an internationally recognized expert on Mark Twain and was the founding administrator of WMU's Direct Encounter With the Arts Program.

December 5, 2013 | WMU News

Sketch show Jim Belushi and the Board of Comedy is coming to Miller Auditorium for one performance at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18. Tickets are now on sale and available online.

December 5, 2013 | WMU News

"Miller on the Road" will present the show "Sister's Christmas Catechism" Dec. 20 and 21 in Coldwater, Mich., and Battle Creek, Mich., respectively. Tickets are now on sale.

December 4, 2013 | WMU News

National and international experts in bridge design will speak to Michigan contractors, fabricators and consultants about accelerated bridge construction during a workshop co-sponsored by WMU Monday, Dec. 9, in Lansing, Mich.

December 3, 2013 | WMU News

The annual evaluation of WMU President John M. Dunn, a move to make WMU tobacco free and new apartment rental rates for 2014-15 are all on the agenda for the Dec. 5 Board of Trustees meeting.

December 3, 2013 | WMU News

WMU's newly appointed dean of the College of Education and Human Development Dr. Ming Li will receive the North American Society for Sport Management's Garth Paton Distinguished Service Award this spring.

December 3, 2013 | WMU News

A team of WMU students earned the Rookie of the Year award at the International Collegiate Sales Competition. Seniors Cody Schievink and Lauren Steele were each awarded $250 at the competition.

December 3, 2013 | WMU News

WMU's Gamma Rho chapter of Beta Alpha Psi has again earned Superior Status, marking the 30th time in 35 years that the chapter has achieved the designation.

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