Each of the five police departments involved will transition to the centralized dispatch system one at a time, starting at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30.
Gov. Rick Snyder announced Oct. 19 the appointments of three people to the WMU Board of Trustees: David Behen of Saline, Lynn Chen-Zhang of Portage, and Shelly Edgerton of Plainwell.
Members of the public can now receive WMU Alert and advisory notifications via text message, a service previously available only to employees and students.
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.
Dr. Ola Smith, professor of accountancy and chair of the department, has been elected vice chair of the Michigan State Board of Accountancy.
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.
The study from Southwest Michigan First and WMU found that the University annually has a $1.6 billion economic impact on the local region.
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.
Through this collective of 10 teaching clinics, thousands of Michigan residents receive treatment that is unavailable elsewhere, may not be covered by insurance or is unaffordable through other providers.
The campus United Way is collecting new or gently used books for students in kindergarten through the third grade. Collection boxes will be in buildings throughout campus Monday, Oct. 8, through Wednesday, Oct. 31.
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.
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.