Staff member recognized for leadership

Diana Hernández received El Concilio’s 2018 Quetzalcoatl Award and has been selected as one of the Top 50 Latinas in Michigan by the governor-appointed Hispanic/Latino Commission of Michigan.

Robert S. Kaiser Sales, Negotiation and Leadership Lab opens to students

A major gift by alumnus Robert Kaiser, owner and CEO of Gallagher-Kaiser Corporation, has transformed the sales lab at Western Michigan University's Haworth College of Business. A grand opening ceremony and open house will be held on Friday, Nov. 2, to celebrate the official opening of the facility.

WMU to showcase new student facility for esports

The Oct. 5 grand opening of the WMU Esports Arena will allow Kalamazoo community members and alumni returning for WMU's homecoming weekend to experience video gaming as a competitive sport.

Film preview, discussion to focus attention on mental illness

Scenes from "Coming Up For Air," a new indie film largely shot in West Michigan and featuring a WMU theatre professor, will set the stage for a community discussion Oct. 10 that explores mental health's impact on families. RSVPs are requested at

Plan to #GiveGold in October

WMU’s Giving Day is set for Wednesday, Oct. 3, but all gifts made during homecoming week, Monday through Sunday, Oct. 1-7, will count toward Giving Day.

Take advantage of global engagement opportunities in October

WMU and the extended Kalamazoo community will offer numerous global engagement opportunities in October. Highlights include opportunities to observe Hispanic Heritage Month, learn more about Africian-American history, and practice yoga as well as engage in other exercises with women from around the world.

WMU opens manufacturing lab in downtown Grand Rapids

The Advanced Manufacturing Partnership Laboratory at WMU's downtown Grand Rapids location is a collaboration with Grand Rapids Community College and manufacturers to address the need for skilled labor.

Future leaders in research start at WMU

The W Magazine's research edition features the world-impacting scholarship of WMU faculty members and the many students they engage in the discovery process. Student researchers are learning through hands-on experience while helping to create new knowledge that benefits the world.