Jane Walter, a retired scanning machine operator, died Nov. 25, 2015, at age 92. She retired in 1987 after 14 years of service to the University.
February 2016 WMU News
Sunday, Feb. 28, is the deadline to nominate non-faculty employees for the spring round of WMU's semiannual Make a Difference award.
Shirley R. Miars, a retired statistician in the Registrar's Office, died Nov. 17, 2015, at age 92. She retired in 1987 after 12 years of continuous service to the University.
Michel Legrand will receive the honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree in May while in Kalamazoo to perform at the 2016 Gilmore Keyboard Festival.
Kenneth V. Miller of Kalamazoo and Jeffrey Rinvelt of Ann Arbor have been elected chair and vice chair, respectively. Kahler B. Schuemann was elected secretary to the board.
Performances run Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 25-27, in the Shaw Theatre. Shows begin at 8 p.m. on all dates with a 2 p.m. matinee Saturday, Feb. 27.
Dr. Beverly J. Vandiver has been appointed the incoming editor-in-chief of the Journal of Black Psychology. The journal is published six times each year.
WMU has agreed to partner with Leaders Advancing and Helping Communities by boosting the value of individual awards made by the organization's Arab American Scholarship Foundation Program.
Dr. Mary E. Lovely will speak at noon Wednesday, Feb. 24, in 2028 Brown Hall as part of the Werner Sichel Lecture Series. The talk is free and open to the public.
WMU's Advanced Jazz Ensemble will join students from the Frostic School Art for an interdisciplinary show at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.
Applications are due at 11:59 p.m. Thursday, March 3, for Student Sustainability Grant funding to support student research, activities and initiatives.
The Sunday, Feb. 21, concert will include material the band plans to play at the College Band Directors National Association North Central Division Conference.
Golden Dragon Acrobats Present Cirque Zíva will wow audiences during a single performance at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20.
Learn how to become a stronger leader by attending the Diversity and Leadership Institute from 1 to 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19.
Claire Vaye Watkins, a Guggenheim Fellow and assistant professor in the U-M Helen Zell Writers' Program, will read from her works Thursday, Feb. 28.
Proceeds from the documentary film "Symphony of the Soil" will go toward protecting the preserve. Tickets are sold out.
A College Goal Sunday event will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, in WMU's Schneider Hall.
The Family Fun Night is set for Wednesday, Feb. 17. This year's theme is "To the Moon and Back" and the event will feature crafts, games and food.
WMU's award-winning vocal jazz ensemble will perform standards, rock and roll and more at 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, in Miller Auditorium.
Faculty and staff members may nominate students through Friday, Feb. 12, for "Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges."
WMU has a growing number of educational opportunities and resources inside and outside the classroom designed to support and produce the next generation of entrepreneurs.
The campus community is encouraged to review WMU's snow and ice removal procedures, safe walking tips and closure policy.
The Board of Trustees will meet at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, in a public session that has been designated as its formal annual meeting
The ensemble Trio, featuring Randall Hawes, Timothy McAllister and Kathryn Goodson, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, in the Dalton Center Lecture Hall.
The 2016 finals will be held at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public.
The popular annual festival, which is open to anyone interested in learning more about the horn, will take place Saturday, Feb. 13, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.
Sato Michiyoshi will demonstrate the versatility of the shamisen at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, in the Dalton Center Lecture Hall.
The Seita Scholars coaching program, for youths who have aged out of foster care to be successful in college, has become a model with broader applications.
Robert Jack Smith, professor emeritus and chair of anthropology died Jan. 31. A gathering to celebrate his life will be held Saturday, Feb. 6.
The Tuesday, March 8, Michigan presidential primary falls during WMU's spring recess. For more information, visit wmich.edu/vote.