WMU's master's-level program represents "outstanding achievement in quality and content" and is one of just six programs in the world to be certified by the American Society for Engineering Management.
2017 WMU News
Men's soccer players Zach Bock, a defender, and Brandon Bye, a midfielder, and forward Alex Ruffer, of the women's soccer team, all were named Academic All-Americans by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Following a nationwide search, WMU has named Dr. Terri Goss Kinzy the new vice president for research. Kinzy, currently vice president for research at Rutgers, will take the reins of WMU's research enterprise, effective Jan. 8
WMU had the second-most number of players named to the 2017 Football Academic All-MAC team. All 16 Broncos will now be eligible to be voted as Distinguished Scholar-Athletes by the league.
The Bell's Brewery Development Award will give WMU and KVCC student interns experience in four key departments—quality, brewing, packaging and brewing innovation—over the course of one year.
The sustainability-focused Gibbs House Fellowship program is accepting applications for 2018-19 fellows through Jan. 18. Attend an information session Jan. 12 to learn more.
The Board of Trustees has approved an $8 to $19 monthly rent increase for on-campus apartments and apartment-style residential units, keeping WMU rates in alignment with the surrounding community.
Holiday recess begins with the end of fall semester, and some campus services will cease or have reduced hours starting Friday, Dec. 15, through the start of spring semester Monday, Jan. 8.
A total of $200,915.56 has been pledged, with 34 percent of employees and 11 percent of retirees responding. The president's office will continue to collect pledge cards for those wishing to "Change the Story."
Earl Borr, associate professor emeritus of education and professional development, died Nov. 5 at age 90. Services have taken place.
The WMU Board of Trustees will consider apartment rental rates, a motion to dissolve the WMU Research Foundation, and amendments to the WMU Foundation's bylaws and articles of incorporation Tuesday, Dec. 12.
With the search for WMU's next provost and vice president for academic affairs now fully underway, listening sessions have been scheduled for Thursday and Friday, Jan. 11-12, in the Bernhard Center.
Before bad weather moves in, learn about WMU's closure policy, snow- and ice-removal procedures, and safe-walking tips.
Dr. Charles Mills, City University of New York, will discuss "Liberalism and Racial Justice" in the final ethics presentation of the semester at 4:45 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, in 157 Bernhard Center.
Tickets are on sale for Disney's "The Lion King" at Miller Auditorium April 4-15. Now in its 20th year, "The Lion King" continues to be one of the most popular stage musicals in the world.
William H. Cotton, retired director of WMU's Office of Business Development Services, died Sept. 12 at age 75. A memorial service has been held in South Carolina.
Carroll Stump, a retired Western Michigan University custodian, died Nov. 23 at age 80. No memorial service has been scheduled.
During three commencement ceremonies Saturday, Dec. 16, President Edward Montgomery will preside over his first graduation exercises at WMU.
"The Life and Death of Latisha King" will be explored by Dr. Gayle Salamon, author and associate professor of English at Princeton University, at noon Wednesday, Dec. 6.
WMU had more student-athletes than any other school named to the conference's 2017 Men's Soccer Academic All-MAC team, an honor reserved for those who have excelled in both athletics and academics.
WMU alumni Dan Mancilla and Ephraim Scott Sommers will read from their works at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, in 157-159 Bernhard Center. The reading is free and open to the public.
Campus redevelopment work in the coming years will see construction of a student center, new student housing and an eye-catching new presence showcasing the part of campus that runs along Stadium Drive.
This month's global engagement opportunities include a Kwanzaa celebration, various art exhibits, performances and conversation circles to help international students practice their English.
Recipients of WMU's Semiannual Make a Difference Award for this fall will be recognized during a reception at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4, in the Bernhard Center.
Three WMU fine arts students will present a collaborative multimedia performance, "The Overtaking," at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, in the Dalton Center Multimedia Room.
Award-nominated actor Stephen Wallem will perform with WMU theatre students in "Next Stop, Broadway" Wednesday, Nov. 29, through Saturday, Dec. 2, in Williams Theatre at the Gilmore Theatre Complex.
Dr. Scott Cowan will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. The performance will be preceded by a 7 p.m. discussion hosted by Dr. Robert White.
A habitat management class that started this fall is collecting ecological data on and around campus and will hold a related half-day mini-conference Dec. 6. The conference is free and open to public but registrations are required by Dec. 1.
WMU has been named one of the nation's top colleges for veterans by Military Times magazine, making it the only Michigan school to appear on all eight Military Times Best Colleges lists.
The University Percussion Ensemble fall concert, free and open to the public, will take place at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.