"Jekyll & Hyde," the acclaimed musical based on the classic story of good versus evil by Robert Louis Stevenson, will open Miller Auditorium's 2014-15 PNC Broadway Series with a performance on Oct. 3 and 4.
September 2014 WMU News
Alessandra Santos-Pye's work grapples with the questions of identity, patriotism and other issues brings. She brings her inner struggle to life in an exhibit at Western Michigan University, now through Oct. 17.
A production based on the popular PBS television show, Sid the Science Kid, is coming to Miller Auditorium for one performance at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9.
President John M. Dunn joined six college and university presidents in Grand Rapids to sign the "To College, Through College" initiative aimed at doubling the rate at which the city's public school graduates earn degress.
Western Michigan University has received a 2014 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity award from INSIGHT Into Diversity, the nation's oldest and largest publication that focuses on diversity in higher education.
An all-star lineup of autism researchers will make presentations as part of the Second Annual Michigan Autism Conference Thursday and Friday, Sept. 25-26, at the Radisson Plaza Hotel and Suites.
WMU School of Music's Western Brass Quintet will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24 in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. The performance will be preceded by a 7 p.m. discussion hosted by Dr. Dan Jacobson.
Dr. Susan Dorr Goold, founder and first director of the U-M Bioethics Program, will speak at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, in the Fetzer Center's Putney Auditorium as part of the Fourth Annual Medical Humanities Conference.
Beginning this week, students are selling T-shirts featuring the face of WMU President John M. Dunn for $10. All proceeds will go to the Student Emergency Relief Fund.
Senior integrated supply management major Sean Perkins is awarded the 2014 Transportation Club of Detroit scholarship for outstanding achievement in supply chain management.
Psychotherapist and artist Alessandra Santos-Pye of Kalamazoo will provide an interactive dialogue on acculturation surrounding her art exhibit in the Multicultural Center in the Adrian Trimpe Building.
The grant to Dr. Timothy McGrew will be used to assemble a digital library and interactive web portal of historical religious philosophical writings in partnership with University of Oxford.
Hiromi Itō, a radical iconoclast known for her bold explorations of the feminine body, sexuality and motherhood, will read from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, in Room 3025 of Brown Hall.
A Western Michigan University professor and two instructors are slated to take part in a "Town vs. Gown" competitive poetry reading Tuesday, Sept. 23 at the Kalamazoo Public Library.
Helen J. Healy, associate professor emerita of University Libraries, died July 26 at age 76. Healy retired from University Libraries in 2000 after 36 years of service.
Installation of a new iconic feature has required construction fencing to be installed inside the turnaround on the West Campus. The Bernhard Center bus stops will remain in their new locations until the fencing is removed.
The two forums will allow voters to meet and learn more about candidates in the 60th and 61st House Districts and in the 20th Senate District. They are set for Sept. 17 and 24.
The fall series is bringing eight artists from across the country to campus through December. All of the lectures are at 5:30 p.m. in the Richmond Center for Visual Arts.
The 5k run and walk event is set for Saturday, Sept. 27. Day-of-race registration begins at 8 a.m. at Kanley Track. Sign-up prior to the day of the race is available online.
The School of Music will present its fifth annual WMUsic Showcase Spectacular at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept 28, in Miller Auditorium. Tickets are available from Miller Auditorium.
Except for the immediate past president, nine faculty members will serve for the next two years as elected officers and directors on the Faculty Senate Executive Board.
The Invisible Need Project kicked off this summer and is initially focusing on collecting donations for a food pantry set to open Sept. 15 and establishing a Student Emergency Relief Fund.
The University's first China Festival to commemorate the traditional Chinese Moon Festival is set for noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, on campus in the Student Recreation Center.
The 2014-15 Lyceum Lecture Series is underway, with 11 public talks scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. most Wednesdays through Dec. 3 on campus in the Lee Honors College Building.
Harold Glasser and Tracey Quada will be recognized at WMU's annual Academic Convocation ceremony Friday, Oct. 10, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.
The concert is set for 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. The Western Jazz Quartet is Andrew Rathbun, Jeremy Siskind, Keith Hall and Tom Knific.
The director of community relations and development at Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan will present a talk as the Haworth College of Business kicks off its 2014-15 Mercantile Bank of Michigan Breakfast Speaker Series.
Dr. Oliver Hahn, professor of journalism at the University of Passau, will speak at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, in 211 Bernhard Center to kick off the WMU Center for the Study of Ethics in Society's fall lecture series.
Humanities for Everybody classes for this academic year began Tuesday, Sept. 9. Applications are being accepted on a continuous basis for these free, noncredit courses.
The Western Michigan University women's basketball team will play road games at two Big Ten opponents and a total of 13 home games during the 2014-15 season.