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.
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.
WMU-Traverse City Freshwater Science and Sustainability Students Study Water Quality of Local Streams
Freshwater Science and Sustainability students from Western Michigan University-Traverse City assessed the quality of two local streams of interest to the Leelanau Conservancy using procedures employed by the MI-DEQ on Aug. 15.
Western Michigan University will begin offering master’s level courses at WMU Cooley Law School campuses in Auburn Hills, Lansing, and Tampa Bay, Florida. A partner in an affiliation agreement that led to the naming of the Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 2014, the University will begin full course offerings for programs on the law school’s campuses this fall.
Western Michigan University’s College of Aviation will highlight its aviation programs being offered in Florida and a virtual reality experience during the world’s largest aviation event, the Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture, July 24–30. The Oshkosh, Wisconsin, event attracts more than 500,000 people each year.
Kaila Graham has been named the recipient of a master’s level Thurgood Marshall Fellowship at Western Michigan University. Enrolled in WMU’s Master of Public Health program, Graham will begin her studies in September 2017.
Beginning this fall, Western Michigan University will offer a Master of Science in engineering management through WMU’s new Tampa Bay regional location in Riverview. The 30-credit graduate program is a hybrid of regularly scheduled online instruction with face-to-face meetings three weekends per semester. Students can complete the degree in two years.
WMU-Grand Rapids Program Receives Grant for Case Study Addressing Cultural Competency in Public Health Care Collaboration with Native Americans
Western Michigan University’s Grand Rapids regional location recently received grant funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research to develop curricula aimed at improving cultural competency for health professions students. The grant awards nearly $14,700 for the project, which focuses on addressing diabetes and tobacco use among Native Americans.