Consumers Energy's new large-scale battery facility on WMU's Parkview Campus increases research opportunities for students while storing enough energy from wind and solar sources to power 1,000 homes.
In addition to establishing a $110 passport scholarship, the University will host a Passport Caravan Sept. 21 that will process the passports of 100 underrepresented WMU students for free.
Meriah Putnam, integrated supply management student at Western Michigan University, has been awarded the prestigious Transportation Club of Detroit scholarship for 2018. This marks the sixth consecutive year that a WMU student has won this award.
The event is free and open to the public and begins with breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Reservations are required.
The governor will appoint a new trustee to complete Dr. William Pickard's term, which expires Dec. 31, 2020.
During the Sept. 20 event, a former director of Obama's Domestic Policy Council will address how economic insecurity and the country's changing demographics have affected public confidence in institutions and democracy.
A national search for a permanent leader for Extended University Programs will start in early 2019.
Hundreds of employer representatives will be on campus participating in career-related events for job seekers in a wide variety of fields. The events start Sept. 11 and run through Nov. 14.
The University Center for the Humanities 2018-19 speaker series "Truth" begins with two talks Tuesday, Sept. 25, and others to follow through spring semester.
Lyceum lectures are held from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays through Dec. 5 in the Lee Honors College lounge, unless noted.
Courses for this new general education curriculum must be submitted for review by Monday, Dec. 31. Workshops and interactive tutorials are just some of the tools available to facilitate appropriate course development and prepare for adoption of WMU Essential Studies in 2020.
Some 4,700 incoming freshman and transfer students are part of a sweeping new program that immediately connects them to campus and orients them to college life and WMU.
WMU and the extended Kalamazoo community will offer numerous global engagement opportunities in September. Highlights include welcome to Western parties, a new Kalamazoo Art Institute acquisition, the WMU Study Abroad Fair, Kalamazoo's Taste of Jazz and WMU's China Festival.