WMU News

Photo of a graduate on the Miller Auditorium stage.
April 29, 2015 | WMU News

Four commencement ceremonies will be held Saturday, May 2, in Miller Auditorium for select groups of students. The ceremonies are set for 9 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Photo of WMU's Waldo Stadium.
April 30, 2015 | WMU News

An online, random lottery to determine which 7,000 WMU students will get a free game ticket to the Sept 4. matchup in Waldo Stadium. The registration deadline for the lottery is Monday, Aug. 3.

Photo of a student taking notes.
April 30, 2015 | WMU News

The Teaching, Learning and Educational Studies and Special Education and Literacy Studies departments are hosting "Teacher Appreciation Celebration: Learning Together" from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, in 1920 Sangren Hall.

Photo of the Siebert Administration Building.
April 30, 2015 | WMU News

The University Staff Compensation Project is moving quickly to completion with new job title guidelines developed and the final assignment of University positions to the new pay structure nearly complete.

Photo of a WMU sign.
April 29, 2015 | WMU News

Grants to WMU nearly hit the $2.4 million mark in March, pushing the year-to-date total to almost $25 million. Grants for research closed in on $1 million, followed by grants for instruction at almost $800,000.

Photo of Larry E. Syndergaard.
April 29, 2015 | WMU News

Larry E. Syndergaard, WMU professor emeritus of English, died April 15 in Kalamazoo. He was 78. A memorial service and celebration of his life is planned for 1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 31, in the Fetzer Center.

Photo of WMU's Fetzer Center.
April 28, 2015 | WMU News

Organizations of all sizes and industries will receive much needed operational help thanks to the workshops, offered by WMU's Center for Integrated Supply Management and the APICS Southwest Michigan Chapter.

Photo of Jonathon Lysik and Tyler Schramm of Illumipong.
April 27, 2015 | WMU News

Illumipong, an innovative beer pong table, took top honors at the recent Pitch Competition as well as won the $300 People's Choice Award. The pitch was delivered by Tyler Schramm.

Photo of WMU's College of Aviation.
April 24, 2015 | WMU News

Acting during their April 22 meeting, WMU trustees approved a proposed purchase agreement that will result in the addition of another hangar facility to the College of Aviation campus at Battle Creek's W.K. Kellogg Airport.

Photo of a WMU sign.
April 22, 2015 | WMU News

Acting at its April 22 meeting, the WMU Board of Trustees approved a 3.3 percent increase in room and board rates for the 2015-16 academic year to provide continued support for educational campus living facilities.

Photo of students Ted Kirk and Steve Kobliska with faculty member Jim Eckert.
April 22, 2015 | WMU News

A team of sales students from WMU has captured third place out of 67 teams competing in the National Collegiate Sales Competition, while one student finished second overall.

Photo of David Bere.
April 21, 2015 | WMU News

WMU junior David Bere of Kalamazoo was named a 2015 Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact for being a promising student leader who has demonstrated an investment in his community.

Grahic depicting a Chinese lantern.
April 21, 2015 | WMU News

The Confucius Institute at WMU is accepting registrations for spring Chinese culture courses that begin the week of May 18. The six-week, low-cost courses are open to the public.

Photo of Dr. Richard V. Reeves.
April 21, 2015 | WMU News

Area residents and community leaders will learn about the opportunity gap in America and what local communities can do to close it during a presentation April 30 by Dr. Richard V. Reeves of the Brookings Institution.

Photo of a WMU sign.
April 21, 2015 | WMU News

WMU officials celebrated research excellence at the University and the recent successes of numerous faculty and staff members during an Excellence in Discovery luncheon this winter.

Photo of a WMU seal.
April 20, 2015 | WMU News

Amanda Barkman and John Schneidenbach each will receive $20,000 over four years to pursue a degree in community and regional planning, geography, or tourism and travel.

Photo of Dr. Wayne Fuqua.
April 20, 2015 | WMU News

The free videos on autism assessment and intervention techniques, developed by Dr. Wayne Fuqua, are available online, with additional videos under development.

Photo of WMU's regional location in Benton Harbor.
April 20, 2015 | WMU News

Applications are due Friday, May 1, for classes that will begin in September. The unique hybrid program features online learning, limited face-to-face sessions and evening classes.

Photo of WMU College of Aviation airplanes.
April 20, 2015 | WMU News

The Burris Family Flight Science Scholarship will provide $25,000 per year for a term of four years for a West Michigan Aviation Academy student to pursue a flight science degree at WMU.

Photo of Princilla Ursery.
April 20, 2015 | WMU News

Princilla Ursery, who is majoring in clinical mental health counseling and is enrolled in the Specialty Program in Alcohol and Drug Abuse program, was chosen for  a coveted addictions counselor fellowship.

photo of Sindecuse Health Center
April 20, 2015 | WMU News

After going through an extensive assessment and examination process by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Sindecuse Health Center has had its accreditation renewed by the organization.

Photo of Dr. Jonathan Bush.
April 20, 2015 | WMU News

Dr. Jonathan Bush, English, was one of 47 emerging college and university leaders named an American Council on Education Fellow for the 2015-16 academic year.

Photo of a man performing during a previous medieval conference.
April 17, 2015 | WMU News

The 50th International Congress on Medieval Studies is set for May 14-17. Kalamazoo residents and WMU community members can join them at no cost if they register online or in person by April 29.

Photo of Kevin Hines.
April 17, 2015 | WMU News

Kevin Hines will present a program called "Living Mentally Well" for the 2015 Respecting Differences talk Thursday, April 30, and the 2015 Mental Health Breakfast Friday, May 1.

Photo of Steve Zegree.
April 16, 2015 | WMU News

Steve Zegree will be remembered during an Sunday, April 19, service at Indiana University and a 4 p.m. Saturday, May 23, service in WMU's Miller Auditorium.