September 2014 WMU News

Personal finance workshops offered for WMU employees

A series of four personal finance workshops are being offered to WMU faculty and staff members this fall. They will start Tuesday, Sept. 23, and be held from noon to 1 p.m. in the Bernhard Center.

Campus gets ready for United Way launch

Both the regional and campus United Way campaigns are set to launch Tuesday, Sept. 16. This year's fundraising goal is $282,335, a number that represents all certificates and degrees awarded to WMU graduates since 1904.

Major Excitement fair set

Major Excitement, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18is intended to help undergraduate students across the University explore many of the majors available to them at WMU.

WMU’s MBA program celebrates 50 years in Grand Rapids

The Grand Rapids community, as well as faculty, staff, students and alumni of Western Michigan University's Master of Business Administration program, will celebrate the program's 50th anniversary in Grand Rapids this fall.

Shirley Van Hoeven obituary

Dr. Shirley Van Hoeven, a professor emerita of communication at WMU, died Sept. 8 at age 79. Details about services will be provided as they become available.

Duo earns top honors for retention program

Geralyn Heystek and Chris Robinson have been awarded first place in the Innovation in Business Education Award for developing WMU's Phoenix Program.

Three executives awarded WMU's top alumni honor for 2014

Wendell L. Christoff, Daniel J. Martin and Donald Southwell are WMU's 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award winners. Oct. 23 is the deadline to register for the Oct. 24 event at which they will be recognized.

GVSU-WMU survey shows value of family businesses

Family owned business leaders in West Michigan are committed to the state, with more than 90 percent producing products and services within the state, according to results of a recent survey.