Business students Hanna Downs, Laura Haines and Chad Niemchick were each award a $1,000 scholarship at this the 14th annual ISM Indirect/Services Conference in Phoenix.
Top News of 2014
The Haworth College of Business and the WMU School of Medicine have designed a dual-degree program allowing medical students to complete both an M.D. degree and MBA degree with a concentration in healthcare.
The literary journal The Kenyon Review has named Melinda Moustakis, a graduate of WMU's doctoral program in creative writing, a Kenyon Review Fellow.
Nick Dewyer of Chelsea, Mich., has been selected as a finalist in the Gagliardi Solo Competition, for students 18 and under. Dewyer will travel to Rochester, N.Y., in June to compete.
Greg D. Roehrick, theatre, died Feb. 25 at age 60. A family burial in Chippewa Falls, Wis., is planned, and a date will be set for a WMU campus celebration of his life and career.
This year's Graduate College Faculty Fellows are Dr. Julie Apker, associate professor of communication, and Dr. Louann A. Bierlein Palmer, professor of educational leadership, research and technology.
The $500,000 grant to WMU psychologists from the Michigan Department of Community Health will fund an array of initiatives to help train mental health practitioners, parents and others who are treating autism.
The emphasis on environmental stewardship has resulted in the University being recertified under the Arbor Foundation's Tree Campus USA program. It also is helping to preserve a population of trees rarely found this far north.
WMU's food and consumer package goods marketing now boasts certification of its coursework by a national professional organization. The WMU program is one of only two programs to earn such a certification.
At its Jan. 22 meeting, the WMU Board of Trustees approved the retirements of four faculty and five staff members and also signed off on one faculty and one staff resignation as well as one sabbatical leave.
WMU's New Issues Poetry and Prose has started the new year with three recent accomplishments—an award, a major grant and recognition for one of its authors.
The $2.8 million, two-month total drove the year-to-date total of externally funded awards to more than $16 million, WMU Trustees learned at their Jan. 22 meeting.
A campus memorial service to honor the life and work of Dr. Lonnie E. Duncan is set for 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, in the Fetzer Center. RSVPs are requested by Friday, Feb. 14.
The WMU Center for Integrated Supply Management will offer an array of student learning experiences focusing on hands-on education and innovative research
A series of events is being planned throughout 2014 to mark the history of aviation at WMU. The College of Aviation is celebrating its 75th year of providing aviation education to WMU students this year.
Dr. Yvette Hyter was recently honored as a fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association at the association's 2013 convention in November.
Retired art professor Charles Stroh shines the spotlight on some of Kalamazoo's most important buildings in six photo-rich tours he developed and recently released on CD.
A song by WMU theatre student Kevin J. Watson II has been selected by Broadway producer Ken Davenport as a finalist for his songwriting contest. Watson will perform the song Jan. 30 in New York City.
Five WMU School of Music students have been selected to present the Fourth Annual Collegiate Honors Recital in Carnegie Hall Saturday, Feb. 1. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at carnegiehall.org/calendar or (212) 247-7800.
Except for essential and emergency services, WMU is closed Monday, Jan. 27, due to severe weather. All classes are canceled. For information on the status of regional locations, visit the Extended University Programs Web page.
James F. Hettinger and Mary Asmonga-Knapp were elected chair and vice chair, respectively, of the WMU Board of Trustees at the trustees' Jan. 22 meeting.
Gary Miron, professor of evaluation, measurement and research, is one of the 200 most influential education scholars in the United States, according to an annual ranking that appears in Education Week.
WMU's Center for Fostering Success has been recognized by a leading social policy organization as one of the top programs nationwide making a critical difference in the lives of foster care youth.
"Past, Present, and Future: Living the Dream" is the theme of this year's celebration planned to honor Martin Luther King Jr., which includes many events at WMU and across the Kalamazoo community beginning Jan. 15.
Recent alumna Shelley Aurand is one of five ROTC cadets in the nation selected for a special program allowing nursing graduates to delay active duty to pursue a graduate degree full time.
Dr. Nancy B. Mansberger, associate professor in the College of Education and Human Development, has been named WMU's new director of academic collective bargaining, effective Jan. 1.
Senior Alexandria White from Tawas, Mich., received a prestigious Gilman International Scholarship to spend the spring semester overseas studying Spanish as well as European perspectives on economics and business.
Dr. Anthony Ellis, associate professor of English and an expert on Renaissance literature died Jan. 7 in Worcester, Mass. He was 46. A campus memorial service is being planned for later this semester.
Dr. Lonnie E. Duncan, WMU associate professor of counselor education and counseling psychology, died suddenly Dec. 31. He was 46. A visitation will be held Sunday, Jan. 5, with a memorial service set for Monday, Jan. 6.
WMU officials have made a final decision to focus renovation only on the original core of East Hall, setting the design parameters for the new alumni center. Construction expected to be complete by summer 2015.