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. 7 and 21; Oct. 5 and 19; Nov. 2 and 16; Dec. 7; Jan. 11 and 25; Feb. 8 and 22; March 15 and 29; April 12; May 10 and 24; and June 7 and 21. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org; campus mail, mail stop 5433; phone, (269) 387-8433; or fax, (269) 387-8422.
Western News, June 22, 2017
Story highlights: WMU president to be inaugurated Sept. 15; Law school frees man unjustly jailed for 42 years; Digital system set to streamline faculty activity reports, CV updates; Linda Dunn honored by women’s groups; On Campus with Michael Taylor.
Western News, June 8, 2017
Story highlights: Heritage Hall gets highest LEED ranking; Agreement gives K students head start on grad degrees; Dance students return from moving service trip in Panama; Summer facilities-related projects underway; On Campus with Tammi Maner.
Western News, May 25, 2017
Story highlights: Medical school scholarship honors Dunn; Delta partners with WMU for maintenance training; Faculty Senate acts on new gen ed design; On Campus with Marcel Alkemade.
Western News, May 11, 2017
Story highlights: Campus facilities named for three friends; Pact allows Aquinas students to earn WMU degrees; Construction underway on wayfinding initiative; On Campus with Peter Thompson.
Western News, April 13, 2017
Story highlights: Economist, labor expert is new WMU president; WMU, K College grant bolsters Asia-related classes; Arbor Day to salute Dunns; On Campus with Chris Hummel.
Western News, March 30, 2017
Story highlights: Grad programs ranked among nation's best; University gets final OK to offer classes in Florida; Presidential search process 'on track and on time'; On Campus with Deanne Puca.
Western News, March 16, 2017
Story highlights: Tickets will go fast for April 7 Dunn event; EUP launches Collegiate Pathways program in G.R.; See the world on a budget at International Festival; On Campus with Carmen Rivera.
Western News, Feb. 23, 2017
Story highlights: WMU hailed as top U.S. Fulbright producer; Professor wins prestigious Japanese literary prize; Sports media students getting real-world experience with ESPN3; On Campus with Greg Youtzy.
Western News, Feb. 9, 2017
Story highlights: Local exec named to serve out trustee term; Join Dunn on leg of five-day, 14-city farewell tour; WMU’s supply chain program ranks No. 2 in world; Safety communication changes enacted; On Campus with Michelle Loedeman.
Western News, Jan. 26, 2017
Story highlights: Rinvelt, Bolger to lead governing board; Businessman's estate gift benefits multiple units; WMU postgrad data shows 92 percent find swift success; On Campus with Jim Hilliker.
Western News, Jan. 12, 2017
Story highlights: Governor appoints two new WMU trustees; Product design program is object of $3 million gift; WMU employee wins regional United Way sweepstakes; On Campus with Sheneeka Skinner.
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.