February 2015 WMU News

Nominate colleagues for spring 2015 staff award

Nominations for the spring round of Make a Difference awards are due Saturday, Feb. 28. The campuswide peer-to-peer program recognizes staff for their accomplishments and exceptional service to the University.

Pianist Phoenix Park-Kim to perform on campus

Phoenix Park-Kim, professor of piano at Indiana Wesleyan University, will give a concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. The concert is free and open to the public.

University Symphonic Band plans winter concert

The concert, which will feature electronica, techno beats, and lighting effects, will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, in Miller Auditorium. Admission is free.

Gold Company returns to Miller Auditorium

Two performances of "Gold Company: From Brazil With Love," featuring one of the most successful collegiate vocal groups in the world, are set for 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14.

University Theatre presents 'Incognito'

The solo performance, written by and featuring Michael Fosberg, is set for 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 21-22, in the York Arena Theatre at the Gilmore Theatre Complex.

Assessment awards deadline approaching

Faculty and staff members should submit materials by Friday, Feb. 13, to have them considered for the University Assessment Steering Committee's annual awards.

Thomas C. Hardie II obituary

Thomas C. Hardie II, a former director of WMU's choirs, died Nov. 15, 2014, at age 93. An open house to celebrate his life will be hosted by the family from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, at Hardie's home in Chicago.

Chinese New Year Gala to be held on campus

A festive, traditional Chinese New Year celebration featuring food, musical and dance performances, games and more is set for 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, at the Wesley Foundation on WMU's main campus.

Horn Day 2015 features U.S. Marine Band member

Staff Sergeant Cecilia Kozlowski, WMU alumna and member of "The President’s Own" United States Marine Band, is the guest artist at Horn Day 2015 Saturday, Feb. 14.

Free Chinese culture workshops offered

The Confucius Institute at WMU is accepting registrations for three different Chinese culture workshops. The one-day workshops will be held Feb. 18, March 18 and April 22.

Chamber music recital features cello, violin and piano

Stephen Framil, cello; Carla Trynchuk, violin; and Chi Yong Yun, piano, will give a concert at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. The performance is free and open to the public.

Weeklong celebration honors student employees

Student Employee Appreciation Week is Feb. 23-27. Nominations are due Feb. 13 for the Supervisor of the Year and Belleville Student Employee of the Year awards.

WMU introduces Google Apps for Education

Google Apps for Education at WMU is now available to all members of the University community who have a wmich.edu email account. The next Cool Tools faculty workshops focusing on the suite take place Feb. 6 and 20.

Gerontology expert Page-Robin dies

Ellen Page-Robin, professor emerita of community health services, died Jan. 3 in Kalamazoo. She was 82. A memorial service will be held on March 21 in the Kiva Room at Friendship Village, 1400 N. Drake, Kalamazoo.