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.
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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.