Aug. 19, 2011 | WMU News
KALAMAZOO--A Western Michigan University Family Education Fair Tuesday, Aug. 23, will help benefits-eligible WMU employees go back to school this year alongside the students they teach and serve.
The event will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on the second floor of the Bernhard Center and will offer benefits-eligible employees the opportunity to meet with academic department representatives and advisors as well as staff members from admissions, financial aid and human resources. The event is designed to help faculty and staff and their families take full advantage of one of the most significant parts of their employee benefits package--tuition remission.
The event was announced in a message from President John M. Dunn to the campus community earlier this month. Noting that many WMU families already take advantage of WMU's dependent tuition benefit, Dunn urged faculty and staff members to use the employee benefit for their own professional development and to take advantage of the array of learning opportunities WMU employees enjoy because they are part of the campus community.
During the Aug. 23 event, those attending will have a chance to hear University officials, including the president, speak briefly, and get their questions answered about the process of applying for admission and taking classes. Attendees will have their application fee waived if they apply for admission for the 2011-12 year. In addition, during the event, a series of drawings will be held to give away $25 WMU Bookstore gift certificates.
Also, to help employee and family applicants get their questions answered and to accept applications, the WMU Office of Admissions will remain open until 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Aug. 22-25.