Up five spots from last year, WMU is the only Michigan school to have appeared on all five years of Military Times EDGE magazine's annual list of the top colleges in the U.S. for military veterans pursuing higher education.
November 2014 WMU News
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Bob Miller, associate vice president for community outreach at WMU, will discuss "The Western Michigan University Business Technology and Research Park: An Update and a View to the Future" at 8 a.m. Friday, Nov. 21
A noted scholar from Duke University and an internationally known photographer are visiting Western Michigan University this month to speak in the Frostic School of Art Visiting Artist and Scholar Lecture Series.
Individuals who attend a Master of Business Administration open house Wednesday, Nov. 19 and apply to WMU the same day will have their application fee waived.
"Elf The Musical," the hilarious tale of Buddy the Elf, is coming to Miller Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 25-26. Tickets are on sale now.
WMU's Department of Psychology will begin offering its internationally-known, 36-credit-hour Master of Arts in psychology-behavior analysis at WMU-MetroDetroit starting Jan. 12, 2015.
WMU Frostic School of Art Faculty will showcase their newest works at the Albertine Monroe-Brown Gallery in the Richmond Center for Visual Arts Thursday, Nov. 20 through Friday, Dec. 12.
American male pop music vocal trio "The Lettermen" is coming to Western Michigan University's Miller Auditorium for one performance at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16. Tickets are on sale now.
Four recent grants totaling $3.7 million have been awarded to WMU's Department of Blindness and Low Vision Studies, and are aimed at filling a shortage of specialists trained to assist people with vision problems.
The 19th annual Kalamazoo Russian Festival is set for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, in the Fetzer Center. A full slate of programming for young and old is planned, with opening ceremonies scheduled to start at 9:30 a.m.
Learn how to play cricket, prepare traditional ethnic foods, write Chinese calligraphy and much more during International Education Week, set for Saturday through Friday, Nov. 15-21.
Gary Burtless, Whitehead Chair in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., will speak about the Great Recession and policymaking at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12.
Michigan's 2014 Teacher of the Year Gary Abud will help launch a new speaker series at Western Michigan University focusing on topics in K-12 education. The Thursday, Nov. 13 event is free and open to the public.
Celebrated American Book Award winner and poet Gordon Henry Jr. will perform live with founding members of music group Northwoods Improvisors at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13.
A Distinguished Speaker Series presentation this week by Brian Thomas has been canceled. Thomas also will not be able to take part in the student-led DESIGNEDtoLEAD conference as previously scheduled.
Acting during a special formal session Nov. 7, the Western Michigan University Board of Trustees unanimously voted to extend the contract of WMU President John M. Dunn for an additional year, with that term now to end June 30, 2017.
Jonathan Holden will perform a recital of chamber music with Marissa Olin and Eric Troiano at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16 in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. The free program will include music by Libby Larsen and David Gillingham.
WMU School of Music faculty ensemble, Merling Trio, will be joined by guest artists Jun-Ching Lin and Andrew Koehler for a concert at 3 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Dalton Center Recital Hall. The performance is free and open to the public.
Western Michigan University's School of Music will present the award-winning work "Ever Since Eden" at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14 and Saturday, Nov. 15 in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.
Dr. Bilinda Straight, professor of anthropology, has been awarded a $135,891 National Science Foundation grant to study the impact of intercommunity violence on young people in rural northern Kenya.
Discussion on Western Michigan University's Campus Climate for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion study will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 13, and from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 14.
The Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission has named the Western Michigan University Saudi Students Association best member group out of more than 300 Saudi student groups nationwide.
The University's Career Mentor Program for LBGTA students is an Equity in Education Award winner and will be honored by the Michigan Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers at its annual conference.
Southwest Michigan's oldest organized race and walk, the Turkey Trot, begins at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at the Student Recreation Center. A canned food drive is being held in conjunction with the event.
The all-student cast will take a trip into the 60s with several performances of the Tony Award-winning musical Nov. 14-23 in the Shaw Theatre at the Gilmore Theatre Complex.
The faculty, staff and students of WMU’s Department of Theatre are collecting canned food items and other non-perishables now through Monday, Nov. 24, to support the University's Invisible Need Project pantry.
Four admissions professionals from around the nation will visit the Western Michigan University campus in the coming weeks in their bids to become WMU's next director of admissions.
Area residents can experience the glitz and glamour of Hollywood when the Air Zoo hosts the world premier of "Pilot Error" Saturday, Nov. 8. The new film's director plus three of its actors are WMU alumni.
Three candidates for the position of dean of Western Michigan University's College of Engineering and Applied Sciences will visit campus in November to meet with campus and community leaders and make public presentations.