Among the new communication tools is a Twitter account, @wmupublicsafety, which anyone can follow—even those who have not signed up for Twitter.
Top News of 2017
WMU is one of the nation's top producers of U.S. Fulbright Scholars according to the U.S. Department of State's annual ranking. The University is tied in 10th place as a top producer among the nation's research universities.
Dr. Jeffrey Angles, world languages and literatures, is one of only a handful of non-native speakers ever to win the prestigious Yomiuri Prize for Literature.
Spring Convocation, set for Friday, Feb. 17, is a daylong event beginning at 9 a.m. that will include lectures, awards ceremonies and a Gold Gathering mixer.
WMU President John M. Dunn will spend five days—Feb. 27-March 3—covering 1,500 miles by bus to say farewell to supporters and shine a light on the University's current and emerging strengths.
Richards, a former secretary for student activities and leadership in Kanley Chapel and for the Center for Teaching and Learning in Waldo Library, died Jan. 8 at age 58.
Chen-Zhang, of Portage, will serve through 2018, completing an eight-year term begun by Trustee Dana Debel, who resigned from the board last month.
Donations from retired faculty and staff members granted emeritus status helped 25 students defray the cost of textbooks this semester.
WMU's integrated supply management program has been ranked No. 2 by SCM World, a cross-industry learning community powered by the world's most influential supply chain practitioners.
Report shows 92 percent of WMU grads are employed or in graduate school within three months of commencement. Of those, 84 percent are employed in jobs related to their major.
WMU caps nonresident tuition for future undergraduates to dramatically reduce the tuition bills for incoming nonresidents and make WMU more competitive.
Jeffrey Rinvelt of Ann Arbor and James Bolger of Whitehall have been elected chair and vice chair, respectively.
Virginia S. "Ginny" Doornbos, a retired staff member, died Dec. 31, 2016, at age 81. She joined the WMU staff in 1970 and retired in 1991.
Bill Morris Chambers, former WMU head baseball coach, died Jan. 10 at age 92. Memorial services will be held Saturday, Jan. 21, in Tennessee.
Dr. Jacqueline Eng, a WMU faculty member with expertise gained through years of studying the skeletal remains of ancient humans, is in a new PBS documentary.
Former Bronco standout Tim Lester has been named WMU's head football coach. Lester began his coaching career in 2003 and most recently was the quarterbacks coach at Purdue.
John F. Walker, a former industrial design teacher, died Dec. 27 at age 76. Survivors include his wife, Gay, emerita in interdisciplinary health programs. A memorial service is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 15.
Seven graduate social work students who examined the practical therapeutic applications of mindfulness had their paper published in one of the discipline's most prestigious journals.
Dr. Kamlesh Sharma, assistant professor emerita of biological sciences, died Dec. 21 at age 78. A memorial service will be held in the spring.
Dr. George M. Dennison, a former WMU provost and much-lauded president of the University of Montana, died Jan. 3 at age 81. A May memorial service in Montana is being planned.
Junior Dan King of Bloomingdale is the first WMU student to receive Kalamazoo Beer Exchange's Beer Week scholarship. He is pursuing a bachelor's degree through the joint WMU-KVCC sustainable brewing program.
Charlie H. Harris, a retired staff member in what is now landscape services, died Sept. 21, 2015, at age 91. Services have taken place.
Charles "Chuck" Comer, an assistant professor emeritus of health, physical education and recreation and a former assistant football coach, died Dec. 13 at age 79. Services have taken place.
Kandeiss-Toi Ross, Human Resources, died Dec. 29 at age 60. Visitation is 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, and noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday.
The No. 15 WMU football Broncos' record-breaking season came to an end with a 16-24 loss to No. 8 Wisconsin in the Cotton Bowl Classic at AT&T Stadium.