Academic officials at both institutions have been working for two years to put the program in place. Aquinas students may apply for acceptance in the engineering program at the end of their sophomore year.
WMU to Hold First Graduation Ceremony in Traverse City for Freshwater Science and Sustainability Graduates
The program at WMU-Traverse City was launched in partnership with Northwestern Michigan College in 2014. While past graduates of the program had the opportunity to participate in graduation ceremonies in Kalamazoo, all graduates of the program since 2016 and those who are expected to graduate in spring 2018, a total of 18 individuals, have been invited to walk during this first ever ceremony at WMU-Traverse City.
The freshwater science and sustainability program at Western Michigan University-Traverse City was launched in partnership with Northwestern Michigan College in 2014. Since then, students are continually taken to the next level of environmental learning and policy change.
Western Michigan University student Tanja Frederick of Morley, Michigan, has been honored with the Crime Prevention Volunteer Award by the Crime Prevention Association of Michigan for her contributions to the city of Grand Rapids Hoarding Task Force.
WMU Collaborates with Native Americans to Develop Case Study Addressing Cultural Competency in Public Health Care
Western Michigan University’s Grand Rapids public health and social work faculty recently developed curricula aimed at improving cultural competency for health professions students in collaboration with Native American partners in greater Grand Rapids.
More than 100,000 people visited Western Michigan University’s downtown Grand Rapids regional location during ArtPrize® Nine, WMU’s fifth consecutive year as an ArtPrize® Venue.
WMU-Grand Rapids Graduate Programs Provide 63,800+ Hours of Service to the Community Through Fieldwork
“Field education is an integral part of graduate students’ learning process, and is the signature pedagogy of social work education. Service hours in the field allow students to demonstrate the integration of knowledge, values and skills gained in the classroom, while also providing needed services to the West Michigan community,” said Vicki Poleni, WMU-Grand Rapids Master of Social Work Field Education Coordinator.
ArtPrize® Nine Top 20 Finalists Includes WMU for Outstanding Venue and Pitch Night Winner Rena Detrixhe
With just two days left until the Ninth Annual ArtPrize® Awards ceremony on Oct. 6, Western Michigan University’s downtown Grand Rapids regional location, curated by WMU instructor of art, Don Desmett, stands as a finalist for the Outstanding Venue Award and “Red Dirt Rug Monument,” which is displayed at WMU is doing well in the public and juried votes.
Occupational therapy students from WMU’s Grand Rapids regional location are holding a fundraising event in conjunction with Dr. Grin’s Comedy Club to support the Mental Health Foundation of West Michigan’s teen suicide prevention program.
Construction has begun at Western Michigan University’s Grand Rapids regional location for a state-of the-art manufacturing laboratory. AMP Lab @WMU, an Advanced Manufacturing Partnership Laboratory, is being built in collaboration with West Michigan manufacturers and Grand Rapids Community College to address the shortage of skilled trades and engineering employees in the region.
Master of Social Work students participating in an intercultural course at Western Michigan University’s Grand Rapids and Southwest (Benton Harbor) regional locations recently participated in activities within Chicago’s diverse communities. Over the course of four days, students interacted with a variety of cultural Chicago neighborhoods.