The 2016 Study Abroad Fair is set for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, outdoors on the Sangren Pedestrian Mall.
Dr. Jessaca Spybrook, associate professor of educational leadership, research and technology, will receive the 2016-17 Emerging Scholar Award during convocation Friday, Sept. 30.
Dr. Frank R. Olenchak, assistant professor emeritus of education and professional development, died Aug. 24 at age 88.
"Forever Brown and Gold" is WMU's 2016 homecoming theme, and a host of activities will mark this year's Oct. 3-8 celebration, including Family Weekend.
President John M. Dunn will deliver his final State of the University address Friday, Sept. 30. Other activities include sessions focused on teaching and assessment, an awards ceremony and a picnic lunch.
English Professor Elizabeth Bradburn will discuss "Station Eleven" at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28 and Oct. 5. The book's author, Emily St. John Mandel, will give a presentation at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19.
The University closed the 2015-16 fiscal year with just over $23.5 million in grants, WMU trustees learned at their Sept. 7 meeting.
Thomas L. Swihart, retired equipment operator for landscape services, died Aug. 24 at age 67. He joined the WMU staff in 1986 and retired in 2010 after 24 years of service to the University.
Seth and Dooley will be honored at Fall Convocation, which is set to begin at 8 a.m. Friday, Sept. 30, in the Bernhard Center.
The events, which are scheduled throughout the fall semester, are intended to encourage discussion about the role of ethics in decision making and moral judgment.
William Pickard will kick off the 2016-17 Distinguished Speaker Series with a talk at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, on "The 7 Principles of Entrepreneurship."
Arthur T. Howson, assistant professor emeritus of education and professional development, died Aug. 15 at age 85.
Danielle Green will present a talk, titled "The Resilience Factor," at 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, in 2000 Schneider Hall.
The mobile office will be on campus from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28. The last day to register to vote is Tuesday, Oct. 11.
Bert Carr, a retired vehicle mechanic at WMU, died June 10 at age 90. He joined the WMU staff in 1979 and retired in 1990 after 11 years of service to the University.
Active-duty service members, veterans and military dependents are invited to apply by Saturday, April 1, for the need-based scholarship.
Sheila Atherton, Earl Conner, Stacy L. Thinnes and Cindy Town will be recognized Friday, Sept. 30, as recipients of the Annual Make a Difference Award.
Candidates for four state House of Representatives seats representing Kalamazoo and Calhoun counties will answer questions at a public forum Wednesday, Oct. 5, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at WMU.
Three WMU occupational therapy students have moved into a retirement community to research the communication between residents and their service providers.
Dr. James Croteau died Sept. 18 in Kalamazoo at age 59. Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1.
Consumers Energy recently celebrated the opening of the state's second large-scale solar project, which is located on WMU's campus and produces enough electricity for 200 homes and businesses.
Returning students get their first look at projects that involved installing acres of solar panels, redesigning the Goldworth Valley Pond area, using goats to control vegetation and beautifying Prospect Hill.
WMU students, employees and retirees may get flu shots by appointment now or at outreach clinics in October and November. Students who get vaccinated early may receive their shots for free.
To assist in the implementation, faculty and staff members will receive a quick reference guide in the mail and, if appropriate, be able to participate in enterprise risk management training.
The gifts, made during the year by 16,828 unique donors, constitutes the second-largest gift total the University has recorded in the past 15 years.
The theme of the 2016-17 University Center for the Humanities speaker series, which begins Sept. 29, is "Science and the Human Endeavor."
Dr. Hillel Rapoport will examine the refugee crisis and admission quotas when he speaks at noon Wednesday, Sept. 28, in 2028 Brown Hall.
Western Wellness is offering two new programs this fall, adding to its efforts to spread health and wellness across the WMU campus.
Nominations for honorary degree recipients are being accepted through the end of September. Any honorary degrees would be awarded during April commencement.
Comments on the proposed changes, which are available for viewing at spaces.hightail.com/receive/CvHTG, are welcomed through Sept. 28.
Attendees can check out available employment options in integrated supply management Sept. 20, engineering Sept. 21, marketing and food/sales marketing Oct 4; and business Oct 5.
The University’s Division of Intercollegiate Athletics has undergone a subtle design evolution during the past year, with an updated primary logo and customized marks for the football program.
U.S News & World Report has once again listed WMU among the top tier of the country's "best national universities." The Sierra Club and INSIGHT into Diversity magazine also recently lauded WMU.
Michael Larson, president and CEO of the area's United Way will kick off the 2016-17 Mercantile Bank of Michigan Breakfast Series Friday, Sept. 30.