Western News is the newsletter for and about Western Michigan University faculty and staff members. The Office of University Relations publishes Western News every other week, when classes are in session, during the fall and spring semesters and the first summer session. Spring and summer 2013 publication dates are Jan. 10 and 24, Feb. 7 and 21, March 14 and 28, April 11, May 9 and 23, and June 6 and 20.
Items to be considered for publication should be submitted by 5 p.m. Friday the week preceding publication to Jeanne Baron, Office of University Relations, at email@example.com or (269) 387-8422.
Available below are all editions of Western News published during the 2012-13 academic year. The most recent issue is listed first. If you are not able to view these PDF files, you may need to download a free copy of Adobe Reader.
Western News, May 9, 2013
Story highlights: WMU again named among top ‘green colleges’; Archives reduces hours to prep for facility move; Orientation program for new employees updated; On Campus with Judy Jones.
Western News, April 11, 2013
Story highlights: WMU, Cooley consider formal alliance; University is first American Eagle hiring-program partner; Design, prototyping for array of top brands to locate in BTR Park; On Campus with Bryan Sutton.
Western News, March 28, 2013
Story highlights: WMU reveling in its 'All-Steinway' status; Cousins, Hearit named to prestigious fellows program; Cumming named to lead Registrar’s Office; Semiannual Make a Difference award recipients to be honored at reception; On Campus with Kathy Gilbert.
Western News, March 14, 2013
Story highlights: Carlson, Hettinger leading WMU trustees; Service-learning, community work wins national praise; National firm to take over operation of WMU Bookstore; On Campus with Shams Khan.
Western News, Feb. 21, 2013
Story highlights: WMU launches brand ambassador program; Prof’s tweets net generous outpouring from Japan; Institute to hold fundraiser, honor Lewis Walker; On Campus with Chad Stratton.
Western News, Feb. 7, 2013
Story highlights: Polar Plunge to be showcased at carnival; Talk to focus on creating a sustainable campus culture; Three easy ways to find out if weather closes WMU; On Campus with Christin Fawley-Zehner.
Western News, Jan. 24, 2013
Story highlights: New LEED certifications boost total to seven; Trustees amend Dunn's contract, increase his 2012-13 salary; Joffrey ballet master directing students; On Campus with Helen Beck.
Western News, Jan. 10, 2013
Story highlights: Gov. appoints two to Board of Trustees; East Hall to be renovated, converted to alumni center; Numerous activities scheduled for annual MLK celebration; On Campus with Cara Lieurance.
Western News, Nov. 29, 2012
Story highlights: MCC, WMU launch enrollment agreement; WMU one of 14 U.S. schools selected for Brazilian initiative; December service awards; On Campus with Carol Morris-Mier.
Western News, Nov. 15, 2012
Story highlights: Surge seen in international enrollment; Office for Sustainability shows off its new home; University to induct 72 longtime employees into 25 Year Club; On Campus with Shari Glaser.
Western News, Nov. 1, 2012
Story highlights: WMU makes major website improvements; Week of educational and entertaining international events taking place on campus; November service awards; On Campus with Robert Lopez.
Western News, Oct. 18, 2012
Story highlights: Medical school moving ahead in key ways; Interim vice provost named to lead Haenicke Institute; October service awards; On Campus with Carol Farrance.
Western News, Oct. 4, 2012
Story highlights: President urges moving forward boldly; Legacy Collections Center named for Charles and Lynn Zhang; Trustees OK differential tuition rate; On Campus with Surangi Pradhan.
Western News, Sept. 20, 2012
Story highlights: WMU named to top-universities list; Face of Western Michigan University continues to change; September service awards; On Campus with Laverne Jones.
Western News, Sept. 6, 2012
Story highlights: Recognition set for Sangren Hall, Lee Honors College; WMU named among nation's best; Summer 2012 news; On Campus with Joseph Fee.
- Jeanne Baron: firstname.lastname@example.org or (269) 387-8422
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