Western News is the newspaper for and about Western Michigan University faculty and staff members. The Office of University Relations publishes Western News every other Thursday, when classes are in session, during the fall and spring semesters and the first summer session.

Publication dates for 2016-17 are: Sept. 8 and 22; Oct. 6 and 20; Nov. 3 and 17; Dec. 1; Jan. 12 and 26; Feb. 9 and 23; March 16 and 30; April 13; May 11 and 25; and June 8 and 22. Western News will go on summer hiatus starting June 23 and resume publication for 2017-18 on Sept. 7.

Items to be considered for publication should be submitted by 5 p.m. Friday the week preceding publication to Jeanne Baron in the Office of University Relations via: email, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu; campus mail, mail stop 5433; phone, (269) 387-8433; or fax, (269) 387-8422.

Western News, Dec. 1, 2016
Story highlights: Campus climate survey results unveiled; University, community programs slated to honor MLK; New dean announced for honors college; On Campus with Kahler Schuemann.

Western News, Nov. 17, 2016
Story highlights: WMU experts help millions to get clean water; Long celebration of Dunn presidency starts in January; WMU saluted again in rankings of veteran-friendly institutions; Two evaluation researchers receive $1.6 million grant renewal from NSF; On Campus with Laura Weber.

Western News, Nov. 3, 2016
Story highlights: Grant puts rare manuscript into collection; NASA fellow modeling off-world polar storms; Alum working to broaden opportunities for young Dominicans; On Campus with Jason Long.

Western News, Oct. 20, 2016
Story highlights: WMU has record-breaking homecoming day; Alliance with FSW formally announced in Florida; Future teachers benefiting from scholarship; Trustees approve changes in campus, road names; On Campus with Tania Echavarria.

Western News, Oct. 6, 2016
Story highlights: BTR Park’s Phase II garners federal grant; Portage to benefit from state funds for geological survey; Fall 2016 enrollment is up in some areas, down slightly overall; On Campus with Linda Poquette.

Western News, Sept. 22, 2016
Story highlights: Two more facilities open amid fanfare; Plan now to attend events at this year’s homecoming; Trustee Johnston lays out process for presidential search; Campuswide award winners to be feted at Fall Convocation; On Campus with La Shaunda Webb.

Western News, Sept. 8, 2016
Story highlights: President Dunn to retire at end of 2016-17, New trustee, vice president among recent appointees, Fall’s annual campuswide convocation gets major makeover, Campuswide award winners to be feted at Fall Convocation; Revised University strategic plan now in effect through 2020; On Campus with Kelsey Patterson.