Dr. Alfred K. Ho, professor emeritus of economics, died Jan. 26 at age 94. A memorial service will be held Sunday, June 15, in Kanley Chapel. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to attend the reception that will follow.
May 2014 WMU News
Pop rock band Sugar Ray and country band Locash Cowboys will be featured alongside traditional Greek fare at the 38th annual Dionysos Greek Festival Thursday through Saturday, June 5-7, at Arcadia Creek Festival Place.
WMU became one of 30 founding signatories to the Alliance for Resilient Campuses, a partnership dedicated to embedding adaptation and resiliency to climate change into universities' strategic planning.
The Kalamazoo Film Society will present the drama "Belle" May 23-29, at the Alamo Drafthouse in downtown Kalamazoo. Admission is $5.50 for film society members. Showings have been extended through June 5.
Detours will be in place for several downtown streets from 6:30 p.m. through 8 p.m. Thursday, May 22. The Girls on the Run race begins and ends near WMU's Waldo Stadium.
Bea Swedlow and Steve Glista will speak at 8 a.m. Friday, May 30, in 2150 Schneider Hall on the topic of "The Pitfalls of Social Media." The event is free and open to the public, and registration is required.
Associate Professor John Kapenga and his wife, Karen Woodin, donated the sculpture of Albert Einstein that has been installed by the Engineering and Applied Sciences Building.
The new bachelor's degree in multimedia arts technology-music will give students the high-tech knowledge they need to enter the field of music production.
The Bronco men's basketball, men's tennis, golf and gymnastics teams have been awarded NCAA Public Recognition Awards for their top academic performances.
WMU's Sky Broncos precision flight team will be competing for the 22nd consecutive year in the National Intercollegiate Flying Association championship, held May 12-17 at Ohio State University.
An entrepreneurship major through the Haworth College of Business and a universitywide entrepreneurship minor are being added to the growing number of entrepreneurial activities available to WMU students.
WMU occupational therapy students are hosting a fundraiser for a senior center in Ireland from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 17, in the atrium of the College of Health and Human Services.
WMU will use the $421,125 grant to improve the design and use of canes. Drs. Dae Shik Kim, Robert Wall Emerson and Koorosh Naghshineh will conduct the study.
WMU's Board of Trustees have approved the addition of three new interdisciplinary undergraduate majors in education as well as two new concentrations in an existing recreation major.
WMU to co-sponsor May 16 Air Zoo gala, strengthening its relationship with the Air Zoo and reaffirming a commitment to the STEM disciplines and to aviation education. Reservations for the gala are required by May 12.
Dr. Osama Mandany of Manoufiya University will speak on Egypt's shifting cultural borders at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 15, in 2452 Knauss Hall. The talk is free and open to the public.
The all-student cast will give one performance of "La Casa Madrugada" at 7 p.m. Monday, May 12, in the York Theatre at the Gilmore Theatre Complex. No reservations are necessary.
Bronco football will host five home games this fall, including its homecoming match Oct. 25 against Ohio University. The home opener will be Sept. 20 against Murray State on the annual CommUniverCity Night.
WMU has been awarded the 2013 College/University Partner of the Year Award for outstanding waste reduction achievements as a WasteWise partner. The award is calculated on data reported for calendar year 2012.
A free event, designed to connect Michigan businesses with experts in the field of flexible electronic and printed electronic technologies, is set for Friday, June 27, at WMU's College of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
Fostering Success Michigan's annual summit takes place on campus Friday, May 16. This and other free events are being staged during May, which is National Foster Care Month.
The low-cost, Chinese culture classes begin the week of May 19 and run through June 27. A half-price tuition discount is offered to WMU students and senior citizens age 55 and older.
The deadline to submit materials in support of candidates for WMU's Make a Difference Annual Award are due Saturday, May 31. Submission guidelines are available on the award program's website.