Dr. Charles Ballard, MSU professor of economics, will speak from noon to 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, in 2028 Brown Hall on the topic "The Fall and Rise of Income Equality in the Unites States."
September 2017 WMU News
An Advanced Manufacturing Partnership Laboratory is being built at WMU's Grand Rapids regional location to address the shortage of skilled trades and engineering employees in the region.
Vocal ensemble MOSS will share the stage with WMU's finest jazz students and faculty in its first appearance in nearly 10 years at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.
Guest artist Brad Edwards, trombone professor at Arizona State University, will perform in a free recital at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.
Live music, locally grown food and poetry slam-style talks on building a sustainable community are highlights of an open house at WMU's Office for Sustainability Thursday, Sept. 28.
Dr. Robert Felkel and Yumi Takahashi-Ede will be awarded during WMU's annual Fall Convocation recognition ceremony Friday, Oct. 6, in the Bernhard Center.
The Board has agreed to move forward with negotiations that will result in a new lease agreement between LMC and the state of Michigan.
Dr. William Olsen, professor of English and editor of WMU's New Issues Poetry and Prose, will read from his works at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, in 2452 Knauss Hall.
Trustees approved a three-year labor agreement with the WMU chapter of the American Association of University Professors, calling for a 2 percent salary increase for academic years 2017-18 and 2018-19.
Final WMU census numbers reflect a 5.1 percent increase in the number of beginning undergraduate students and an increase of nearly 1.7 percent in the number of international students.
An on-campus naming ceremony Wednesday, Sept. 27, will honor a trio of celebrated alumni—the late automotive executive Ronald Hall Sr., former Detroit Mayor Dennis Archer and entrepreneur Dr. William Pickard.
The test will take place beginning at about 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, unless the WMU Alert system has been activated within the previous 24 hours. If it has, the test will be postponed until Monday, Sept. 25.
President Mark Alan Jackson, an executive with General Motors LLC, and other new officers began serving their one-year terms starting this summer.
WMU will present its Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni Award to Jeanne Carlson, of Novi, and Birgit Klohs, of Grand Rapids, during an Oct. 13 reception.
Students, faculty and staff will be available to answer questions about studying or working abroad when WMU holds its annual Study Abroad Fair Sept. 27.
The University is one of only 10 institutions in the country and the only one in Michigan to receive grant money for the College Assistance Migrant Program's new funding cycle.
Digital Music Ensemble, a technology-based interdisciplinary performance troupe, will hold a free show at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.
WMU's integrated supply management program will dedicate a tutoring center in memory of Dallas Rauker, a senior who passed away in 2015.
In a wide-ranging address after his inauguration as WMU's ninth president, Dr. Edward Montgomery pledged a presidency focused on a quest for excellence, close ties with community and a focus on the success of students.
The Capitol Quartet will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. The performance will be preceded by a 7 p.m. discussion hosted by Dr. Robert White.
The sometimes precarious state of education will be explored in detail starting Sept. 28 when the University Center for the Humanities stages its 2017-18 speaker series, The Promise of Education.
WMU's Real Talk Diversity Series begins Tuesday, Sept. 26, with a look at the life of a transgender American activist and wraps up in April with a discussion on environmental racism, discrimination and socioeconomic neglect.
"Why Women Won the Vote: Did the 19th Amendment Change American Politics?" is the topic of the U.S. Constitution Day lecture, set for 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19.
The University Theatre dives into a new season of performances with "Waiting to be Invited" beginning Friday, Sept. 22, and running through Sunday, Oct. 8, in the York Arena Theatre.
Attendees can check out available employment options in engineering Sept. 20; integrated supply management Sept. 26; food marketing, marketing and sales Oct. 10; and business Oct. 11.
WMU was one of 80 institutions from around the nation named an annual Higher Education Excellence in Diversity honoree by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.
The University Symphony Orchestra will perform in a free concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, at Miller Auditorium. Violinist Qing Yu Chen, 2017 Stulberg silver medalist, will be the featured soloist.
U.S. News & World Report has once again listed WMU among the top tier of the country's "best national universities." This is the 27th year WMU has been ranked on the top national universities list.
Events include a concert Sept. 14, the Kalamazoo Hispanic Fiesta Sept. 16 and a 40th anniversary reception for WMUK's "Alma Latina" radio show Oct. 5.
WMU faculty baritone and opera director Carl Ratner will present a free recital at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.