Shelby Satkowiak, Lauren Quandt and Maria Walston will join 50 other teams of women pilots Tuesday through Friday, June 20-23, for the 2017 Air Race Classic.
June 2017 WMU News
Ledura Watkins, of Detroit, was freed June 15 after serving 42 years in prison for a robbery and murder he did not commit. He was sentenced to life without parole on April 15, 1976.
Two commencement ceremonies are planned June 24, with President John M. Dunn leading graduation exercises at WMU for the final time before he retires July 31.
Michael Elwell, assistant professor of industrial design at the University of Notre Dame, will join the Frostic School of Art as director of the newly formed institute.
WMU's departments of theatre and English will host the third annual Activate: Midwest New Play Festival Thursday through Saturday, June 15-17, in the Gilmore Theatre Complex.
The 2017 Water History Conference is slated for Wednesday through Friday, June 14-16, and will be held at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids.
Historic Heritage Hall has earned platinum status, the highest ranking possible, in the Leadership in Environment and Energy Design—LEED—system.
Entertainment Friday and Saturday, June 23-24, will include a variety of Celtic bands and performers in addition to Irish Step dancers, a kilt contest, and the greenest eyes, reddest hair, and most freckles contests.
WMU's softball team tied Northern Illinois University with a league-best 11 recognitions in the Mid-American Conference's 2017 Softball Academic All-MAC team.
The United States Center for Coaching Excellence has awarded Dr. Jody Brylinsky its inaugural USCCE Coach Educator/Coach Developer Legacy Award.
Betsy Kuhle, WMU women's tennis coach for more than three decades, has been inducted into the MAC Hall of Fame. She has the most wins of any women's tennis coach in MAC history.
WMU's famed precision flight team captured fourth place in the 2017 National Intercollegiate Flying Association championship held recently at Ohio State University.
Game dates and broadcast networks for much of the 2017 football season have been announced, confirming Saturday, Oct. 14, for the University's Homecoming game against Akron.
A recent newborn that WMU gets to name and other members of this summers' initial goat work crew will be formally introduced to the campus and local community from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, June 2.
For the second year, WMU students participated in the nonprofit service program, Movement Exchange, which provides free, year-round dance classes at partner orphanages and at-risk youth foundations.