Arlene Hutton, author of "The Nibroc Trilogy," will read from her works at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 3, in 208-210 Bernhard Center. The event is free and open to the public.
March 2014 WMU News
Dr. Christina Puchalski, George Washington University School of Medicine, will present a lecture and webinar at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 3, in the Fetzer Center's Kirsch Auditorium.
Through the Small Company Internship Award Program, Southwest Michigan businesses can apply for funding to help them hire WMU student interns in the science, technology, engineering and math disciplines.
Five candidates for the position of dean of the WMU College of Engineering and Applied Sciences will visit campus in the coming weeks for a series of meetings and public presentations.
Puppets created by WMU theatre students will come to life in performances of this fairytale adventure April 3-13 in the Williams Theatre at the Gilmore Theatre Complex.
The annual Frostic School of Art Student Exhibition is on display in the Richmond Center for Visual Arts' Monroe-Brown Gallery April 3-17. A reception will be held Thursday, April 3 in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.
The Brain Awareness Fair features a number of hands-on activities for students of all ages, including building a model neuron, conducting sensory experiments and studying brain specimens.
Registration is now open for a variety of WMU summer camp opportunities for young people, including video game programming, hockey, aviation, music, college preparedness and more.
Dr. Walden A. Baskerville, associate professor emeritus at WMU, died Feb. 11 at age 87. Baskerville retired in 1993 after nearly 15 years of service to the University. Memorial guestbook entries can be made online.
The campus and Kalamazoo communities are invited to participate in on-campus events starting Friday, March 28, that are designed to raise awareness about sexual assault.
Dr. Joseph T. Work, professor emeritus in music at WMU, died Feb. 7 at age 82. Work retired in 1993 after 30 years of service to the University. Memorial guestbook entries can be made online.
Registration ends Friday, March 28, for the Spring Into the Streets volunteer event Saturday, April 5, in Kalamazoo for WMU students. The event kicks off at 10:30 a.m. in the Bernhard Center.
Michael A. Myckowiak, retired regional director of continuing education at WMU, died Jan. 23 at age 89. Myckowiak joined WMU in 1973 and retired in 1984 after nearly 11 years of service to the University.
Architects from TowerPinkster unveiled the final design for the new WMU Alumni Center during the third public input session held March 25. The full presentation is available online.
Registration is open for the Scholar Scamper 5k run and walk, which is set for the morning of Saturday, April 5, on WMU's campus. Early registration discounts are available through 5 p.m. Thursday, April 3.
The campus community is invited to enjoy a meal showcasing ingredients from the Southeast Asia region from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, in campus residence hall dining rooms. The full menu and pricing is available online.
Former U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez headlines the 2014 Food Marketing Conference at WMU. Other featured speakers include Meijer President J.K. Symancyk and WMU head football coach P.J. Fleck.
Kirstin Scott and Katie Peterson will read at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 27, in 208-209 Bernhard Center. Both authors have had their work published by WMU's New Issues Poetry and Prose.
Executives from Meijer, Stryker Corp., Dow Chemical Co. and Ernst & Young will evaluate students competing in the first WMU MBA Strategic Management Case Competition Saturday, March 29, in Schneider Hall.
A keynote talk and a panel made up of Kalamazoo area sustainability champions will highlight the free public Sustainability Leadership Summit, set for 11 a.m. Thursday, March 27, in WMU's Fetzer Center.
Wayne C. Mann, retired WMU archivist and co-founder of the Kalamazoo Valley Genealogical Society, died March 19. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, in Portage, Mich.
Two prominent figures in the fight to promote environmental justice in Africa come to the area Wednesday, March 26, to speak as part of the WMU School of Social Work's 2014 Whitney Young Jr. Scholars Program.
Heather D. Schild, a WMU doctoral student in sociology will speak at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, in 2500 Knauss Hall on "Anorexia/Bulimia, Transcendence and the Potential Impact of Romanticized/Sexualized Death Imagery."
WMU President John M. Dunn has been elected to serve as a member of the board of directors for the American Council on Education. He will serve a three-year term expiring in March 2017.
This year's Respecting Differences program features sociologist and performance artist Kimberly Dark's "Complicated Courtesies" at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, and again at 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 26.
Reservations for southwest Michigan's 2014 César Chávez fundraising dinner and awards program are being accepted until Monday, March 24. WMU's Mark Delorey will be receiving one of this year's awards.
The Francophone Film Festival of Kalamazoo celebrates its 13th year March 21-23 and 28-30 with two weekends of movies and visits by directors Anais Barbeau-Lavalette and Haminiaina Ratovoarivony.
Michigan Office Solutions, a provider of leading-edge office technology solutions for business, has become the newest corporate partner at WMU's Business Technology and Research Park.
Three talented alumni of the WMU creative writing program will serve the next course in the Spring 2014 Gwen Frostic Reading Series at 8 p.m. Friday, March 21.
WMU's trustees followed their positive December evaluation of President John M. Dunn with a 2.5 percent increase to his base salary; Dunn will continue to donate the cumulative total of his pay increases toward scholarships.