WMU alumna Jennifer (Markby) Soffin has so much love for her lakeshore community that she decided to build a business around it. The 1998 graduate started The IN Coast, a lifestyle brand that celebrates all Northwest Indiana has to offer.
June 2018 WMU News
Attend Bronco Bash from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, on the Sangren Pedestrian Mall to meet new people and learn about on-campus and community opportunities.
"Rock of Ages," The Choir of Man, "Mannheim Steamroller Christmas" and more are coming to WMU's Miller Auditorium as part of the 2018-19 Lake Michigan Mailers Spotlight Series.
Dr. Charlotte Thralls, professor of English, is now among just 55 people who have been named Association of Teachers of Technical Writing Fellows.
The award is specifically provided by Arcadia, a longtime leader in the West Michigan craft beer community, to further enhance career and learning opportunities for women in brewing.
WMU's Valley Dining Center Gold certification in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design is the second highest award of four levels of LEED certification.
WMU is seeking hosts for visiting international teachers and students arriving in August. A stipend of $450 a month will be paid to each hosting family for the duration of the guest's stay, which can range from four weeks to one year.
WMU will continue to have a presence in southwest Michigan, and all currently enrolled students will be able to complete their degrees without interruption.
As part of its Success at WMU initiative, the University has completed initial membership steps to become a JED Campus, putting a greater campuswide focus on student well-being and mental health.
Two ceremonies will be held Saturday, June 23, in Miller Auditorium: 9 a.m. for the Haworth College of Business and the colleges of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Health and Human Services, and Fine Arts, and noon for Extended University Programs and the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Aviation, and Education and Human Development.
The public presentations will be held in the Fetzer Center's Putney Auditorium and take place as follows: Dr. Candy S. McCorkle, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 20; Dr. Carmen Suarez, 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 20; and Dr. Donna M. Talbot, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, June 21.
Through a social enterprise model and partnership with 20 Liters, WMU alumnus Ryan Preisner and his business partners started boldSOCKS, a sock company that helps provide 100 days of clean water to someone in Rwanda, Africa, with each pair sold.
The 2018-19 Michigan Teacher of the Year is Laura Chang, an elementary school teacher in Vicksburg and a part-time instructor of special education and literacy studies at WMU.
Dr. Daniel Kujawski is using the state grant to push toward commercialization a project of his that improves prediction of the fatigue properties of materials.
Dr. Staci Perryman-Clark, associate professor of English, will begin her new role Wednesday, Aug. 1, replacing Jane Baas, who will retire from WMU June 30.
The third-floor conference room at WMed's W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus will now be known as the Dr. John M. and Linda T. Dunn Executive Board Room.
Leona Heerlyn, a retired medical office assistant in the Sindecuse Health Center, died April 14 at age 81.
WMU alumna Alicia Kornowa, director of admissions for recruitment at the University of Cincinnati in Ohio, has been tapped to lead the WMU Office of Admissions, effective July 30.
"Activate Midwest: A New Play Festival," free and open to the public, will take place Thursday, June 14, through Saturday, June 16, at the York Theatre in the Gilmore Theatre Complex.
In what is regarded as the most comprehensive competition for collegiate jazz programs, WMU students earned two awards, placing among the top 10 finishers in the international music competition.
Dr. Joseph Morris, counselor education and counseling psychology, has established an endowment that will help his department recruit and retain faculty who've made exceptional contributions to the study of race in psychology.