Michel Legrand will receive the honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree in May while in Kalamazoo to perform at the 2016 Gilmore Keyboard Festival.
The program will run from June 13 to Sept. 2, and each week will feature a different theme with special-interest topics.
The program, "Zika Virus: A Discussion on the Current Outbreak," is set for noon Wednesday, Feb. 17, in 106 Bernhard Center
Fotoula "Tulla Kaz" Kazanowski, a retired senior administrative assistant for the College of Arts and Sciences, died Jan. 7 at age 89.
An information session for the new degree program is slated for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, at WMU’s Grand Rapids Downtown regional location.
The DESIGNEDtoLEAD conference, developed and led by WMU business students, is set for Friday, Feb. 26, in the Bernhard Center.
Colleen Munson will give a presentation titled "Western Michigan Volleyball: Equip and Empower" at 8 a.m. Friday, Feb. 26, in 2150 Schneider Hall.
Jane Walter, a retired scanning machine operator, died Nov. 25, 2015, at age 92. She retired in 1987 after 14 years of service to the University.
Sunday, Feb. 28, is the deadline to nominate non-faculty employees for the spring round of WMU's semiannual Make a Difference award.
Shirley R. Miars, a retired statistician in the Registrar's Office, died Nov. 17, 2015, at age 92. She retired in 1987 after 12 years of continuous service to the University.
Kenneth V. Miller of Kalamazoo and Jeffrey Rinvelt of Ann Arbor have been elected chair and vice chair, respectively. Kahler B. Schuemann was elected secretary to the board.
Dr. Beverly J. Vandiver has been appointed the incoming editor-in-chief of the Journal of Black Psychology. The journal is published six times each year.
WMU has agreed to partner with Leaders Advancing and Helping Communities by boosting the value of individual awards made by the organization's Arab American Scholarship Foundation Program.
Dr. Mary E. Lovely will speak at noon Wednesday, Feb. 24, in 2028 Brown Hall as part of the Werner Sichel Lecture Series. The talk is free and open to the public.
An original one-act play, written by a WMU employee, will be staged as the next event in the Center for the Study of Ethics in Society's spring 2016 lecture series.
Applications are due at 11:59 p.m. Thursday, March 3, for Student Sustainability Grant funding to support student research, activities and initiatives.
Learn how to become a stronger leader by attending the Diversity and Leadership Institute from 1 to 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19.
Claire Vaye Watkins, a Guggenheim Fellow and assistant professor in the U-M Helen Zell Writers' Program, will read from her works Thursday, Feb. 28.
Proceeds from the documentary film "Symphony of the Soil" will go toward protecting the preserve. Tickets are sold out.
A College Goal Sunday event will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, in WMU's Schneider Hall.
The Family Fun Night is set for Wednesday, Feb. 17. This year's theme is "To the Moon and Back" and the event will feature crafts, games and food.
Faculty and staff members may nominate students through Friday, Feb. 12, for "Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges."
WMU has a growing number of educational opportunities and resources inside and outside the classroom designed to support and produce the next generation of entrepreneurs.
The campus community is encouraged to review WMU's snow and ice removal procedures, safe walking tips and closure policy.
The Seita Scholars coaching program, for youths who have aged out of foster care to be successful in college, has become a model with broader applications.
The Tuesday, March 8, Michigan presidential primary falls during WMU's spring recess. For more information, visit wmich.edu/vote.
Dr. Jessaca Spybrook looks to plan studies that can better assess how well professional development initiatives for science teachers are working.
Jim Tripp, a painter/glazier, died Dec. 25, 2015, at age 62. An open house to celebrate his life will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13.
The deadline for submitting proposals, valued at up to $3,000 each, is Friday, Feb. 12. All board-appointed, full-time faculty members are eligible to apply.