2017 WMU News

Engineering management program now globally certified

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.

Rutgers vice president to take research reins at WMU

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

Board approves 2018-19 apartment rental rates

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.

Some campus offices on reduced hours for the holidays

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.

Campus United Way campaign exceeds $200,000 goal

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 obituary

Earl Borr, associate professor emeritus of education and professional development, died Nov. 5 at age 90. Services have taken place.

William H. Cotton obituary

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 obituary

Carroll Stump, a retired Western Michigan University custodian, died Nov. 23 at age 80. No memorial service has been scheduled.

Broncos lead the MAC with nine academic selections

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.

'The goat ate my homework,' conservation management students say

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.