July 2014 WMU News

July 31, 2014 | WMU News

Newell Rubbermaid's new Design Center includes product testing by consumers is one part of the A-to-Z design process that takes place in its BTR Park facility.

July 31, 2014 | WMU News

WMU’s Center for Integrated Supply Management and Advanced Purchasing Dynamics of Plymouth, Michigan, recently formed an alliance to deploy a series of purchasing workshops.

July 31, 2014 | WMU News

The WMU Alumni Association recently announced several members elected to one-year-term leadership positions. The announced elections were effective beginning July 1.

July 31, 2014 | WMU News

The coalition builds on a program called American Honors to create, in community colleges, honors programs with competitive admissions. WMU is the first institution in the state to join the alliance.

July 31, 2014 | WMU News

During its July 23 meeting, the WMU Board of Trustees approved the appointment of Thomas Marks as head of the center. Marks had been serving as interim director of CELCIS since July 2013.

July 30, 2014 | WMU News

The "Last Coming Standing Live" tour, featuring the show's season 8 winner as well as the top four finalists, is coming to Miller Auditorium at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8.

July 29, 2014 | WMU News

The 14-member WMU team qualified its car by passing the requirements of scrutineering, then completed the 1,700-mile cross-country race that began in Austin, Texas, last week.

July 24, 2014 | WMU News

The summit is set for 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Aug. 7, and will include reviews of various student employment policies and procedures at WMU. Registrations are due by Monday, Aug. 4.

July 24, 2014 | WMU News

Acting at its July 23 meeting, the WMU Board of Trustees approved the retirements of two faculty members and six staff members. The board also signed off on several other personnel items.

July 23, 2014 | WMU News

The board authorized WMU's administration to negotiate and execute an extension to an existing set of development agreements covering a four-block parcel of land it owns in downtown Kalamazoo.

July 23, 2014 | WMU News

WMU's Board of Trustees set room rates for WMU's new residence halls at their July 23 meeting. Double room rates for the halls in the Center Residential Neighborhood will be set at $5,599 for the academic year.

July 23, 2014 | WMU News

The University's first submission to the Sustainability, Tracking, Assessment and Rating System—known as STARS—resulted in a gold rating, a designation only achieved by 20 percent of participating institutions.

July 23, 2014 | WMU News

LEED—Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design—certification accredits buildings that meet rigorous standards for sustainability, water and energy efficiency, resource selection and environmental quality.

July 22, 2014 | WMU News

Registrations are being accepted until noon Friday, Aug. 1, for the biennial WMU Community Golf Outing set for 2:15 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, at the Eastern Hills Golf Club.

July 21, 2014 | WMU News

The Board of Trustees will welcome a new trustee, James Bolger of Whitehall, during its next formal session at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, in Rooms 157-159 of the Bernhard Center.

July 21, 2014 | WMU News

WMU's Sunseeker solar racing team finished the Formula Sun Grand Prix Powered by Austin Energy tied for third. The team is now racing from Austin, Texas, to Minneapolis in the American Solar Challenge.

July 21, 2014 | WMU News

Dr. Mary Anne Bunda, professor emerita of educational studies, died July 17 at age 70. A memorial mass will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, July 24, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 936 Lake St., Kalamazoo.

July 21, 2014 | WMU News

Lynn Kelly-Albertson, executive director of professional and career development, has been elected vice president-higher education for the Michigan Career Educator and Employer Alliance.

July 21, 2014 | WMU News

Attendees from around the world will be on campus Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 14-16, for WMU's International Conference on African Development in Brown Hall. The event is open to the public free of charge.

July 21, 2014 | WMU News

Sophomore Ysaura Ramirez Pena and senior Marilyn Bean will use the Gilman scholarships to study foreign languages overseas during the 2014-15 academic year.

July 18, 2014 | WMU News

Students, alumni and a faculty advisor from WMU's integrated supply management program are working with city officials to identify operational efficiencies and devise lean systems to improve the city's bottom line.

July 17, 2014 | WMU News

Open forums are planned for noon and 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, to update members of the WMU community on the University's Sept. 1 move to become a tobacco-free campus.

July 15, 2014 | WMU News

The 30-second television commercial, set to the music of the "William Tell Overture," earned its creators a 2014 silver Communicator Award from the Academy of Interactive Visual Arts.

July 15, 2014 | WMU News

The team taking the Sunseeker solar race car to this year's American Solar Challenge in Austin, Texas, consists of 14 WMU students. The race begins July 21 and runs through July 28.

July 15, 2014 | WMU News

Kalamazoo's annual Ribfest, featuring live music and some of the best ribs in the country, will run Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 7-9, at the Arcadia Creek Festival Place downtown.

July 11, 2014 | WMU News

WMU will launch the first doctoral program to be offered in the Dominican Republic in fall 2014. The program will include courses taken in the D.R. and a study abroad component.

July 11, 2014 | WMU News

Three doctoral students and one master's student in engineering have been working on the project for two years. The sensor can be implanted in a football helmet to monitor the severity and location of blows to the head.

July 10, 2014 | WMU News

Three dance students performed "Entrechat," a ballet choreographed by WMU's Sharon Garber, during the 2014 annual conference of Corps de Ballet International, held June 20 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

July 10, 2014 | WMU News

WMU's Dr. Maarten J. Vonhof  and Dr. Robert Eversole received more than $200,000 from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to study a fatal fungal infection afflicting hibernating bats in eastern North America.

July 9, 2014 | WMU News

WMU's Sunseeker solar car racing team heads for Texas July 12 for the 2014 American Solar Challenge. The cross-country race runs July 21-28; cars will travel from Texas to Minnesota.

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