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WMU to Tackle Shortage of Manufacturing Talent With State-of-the-Art Laboratory

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.

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WMU Begins Course Offerings at Shared Facilities with WMU Cooley Law School

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.

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WMU at EAA Airventure Oshkosh 2017

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.

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WMU Thurgood Marshall Fellowship Awarded

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.

WMU-Tampa Bay to Launch Master of Science in Engineering Management

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.

October 18

Master of Arts in science education webinar Learn about WMU's online master's degree in science education with Dr. Bill Cobern, professor of biological sciences and science education. Free; participants will receive a link the day of the presentation.

October 23

Master of Arts in science education webinar Learn about WMU's online master's degree in science education with Dr. Bill Cobern, professor of biological sciences and science education. Free; participants will receive a link the day of the presentation.

October 25

Hot Legal Topics for Educators webinar series "Restorative Justice, Zero Tolerance," Dr. Brett Geier, Department of Educational Leadership, Research and Technology, 4:30 p.m.  Free registration.
Master of Arts in science education webinar Learn about WMU's online master's degree in science education with Dr. Bill Cobern, professor of biological sciences and science education. Free; participants will receive a link the day of the presentation.

November 15

Hot Legal Topics for Educators webinar series "Holiday Issues in Public Schools," Dr. Brett Geier, Department of Educational Leadership, Research and Technology, 4:30 p.m.  Free registration.