Freshman Mingyuan Yang has taken first place in the International Double Reed Society Young Artist Competition. Yang was one of three finalists chosen by an international panel of judges.
June 2013 WMU News
StoryCorps' Military Voices Initiative is in Kalamazoo through Thursday, July 18. All recording slots for the July 16-18 visit are now full. WMU appreciates the high level of interest in this project.
The WMU solar race car, Sunseeker, has finished second in scrutineering at the Formula Sun Grand Prix. The race continues through Saturday, June 29, in Austin, Texas.
Mary J. Bullock, retired library assistant in the Education Library, died Saturday, June 22, at age 76. A visitation will be held Sunday, June 30, with a memorial service set for Monday, July 1.
Two WMU alumni, Jeffrey Callard and James Earle Canfield, were honored by the American Academy of Physician Assistants at its annual conference, held May 25-29.
Longtime international education professional Dr. Wolfgang F. Schlör has been named the new associate provost for the Haenicke Institute for Global Education. The appointment is effective Oct. 1.
Sue S. Coates, retired chair of the former Department of Home Economics and Department of Consumer Resources and Technology, died Friday, June 14, at age 86. Online condolences may be left at parkerfuneralservice.com.
The 20th annual Kalamazoo Blues Festival, held Thursday through Saturday, July 11-13, will feature three days of music at the Arcadia Creek Festival Place in downtown Kalamazoo.
Democratic reform efforts in Myanmar inspired Zaw Thein to earn a master's degree in political science at WMU. He hopes to return to his homeland to participate in the democratic movement.
WMU's Visual Identity Program guidelines hvae been updated. The guidelines are designed to help ensure that units across campus are representing the University in a polished and professional way.
Three new academic programs were approved this spring by the WMU Board of Trustees. The board also approved name changes to several existing academic programs.
An upcoming weekend of activities scheduled for area cyclists features the eighth annual competitive cycling day, set for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at WMU's BTR Park.
The Saturday, June 29, commencement will be held at Miller Auditorium, with ceremonies at 9 a.m. and noon. Degrees to be granted include 862 at the bachelor's level, 460 at the master's level and 21 at the doctoral level.
Hedy Habra, WMU Spanish instructor, will sign copies of "Tea In Heliopolis" from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, at Michigan News Agency, 308 W. Michigan Ave. in Kalamazoo.
Daniel Guyette, dean of the College of Fine and Performing Arts at Western Washington University, has been named dean of the WMU College of Fine Arts. He replaces Dean Margaret Merrion, who will retire later this month.
Lee Allen Cliffman, a licensed plumber at Western Michigan University, died June 15 at age 60. Services are set for 1 p.m. Thursday, June 20, in the chapel of Calvary Bible Church in Kalamazoo
Ronald J. Pelc, a retired associate registrar, died June 3 at age 77. A memorial service will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, June 20, in the Beacon Club in Portage, Mich.
Dr. Edmund Tsang, associate dean of WMU's College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, has been named interim dean of the college, effective Monday, July 1.
Students whose employers reimburse the cost of their tuition can apply for a payment deferral option to avoid paying out-of-pocket at the beginning of the semester.
The WMU Sunseeker solar race car team is headed to Austin, Texas, to compete in the Formula Sun Grand Prix 2013. The competition runs Monday through Saturday, June 24-29.
Three teams, headed by women's tennis, earn awards from the NCAA, honoring them as being in the top 10 pecent in the nation according to the Academic Progress Rate.
At its June 12 meeting, the WMU Board of Trustees approved the retirements of five faculty and five staff members. The trustees also signed off on two faculty resignations.
Eighteen faculty members were granted tenure by the WMU Board of Trustees at its June 12 meeting. The status will be effective with the beginning of the 2013-14 academic year.
Trustees have approved promotions of 41 faculty members effective with the beginning of the 2013-14 academic year. The promotions range from the rank of faculty specialist II to full professor.
Matthew Dziepak, Jared Sipes and Stephanie Stanfield were selected from a nationwide pool of nearly 2,000 applicants to receive awards from the Gilman International Scholarship Program.
Applicants with extensive military service can join applicants who have a terminal degree or bachelor’s degree and a minimum of seven years of managerial experience in applying for a GRE/GMAT waiver.
A new book, titled "Opening the Door to Major Gifts: Mastering the Discovery Call," was recently published. The author is WMU staff member John Greenhoe.
Medallion Scholarships are the highest merit-based award that the University bestows on incoming freshmen. A total of 729 seniors from across Michigan and the United States participated in this year's competition.
The Kalamazoo Irish Fest will highlight Celtic bands, artists and cultural activities Friday and Saturday, June 28-29, at the Arcadia Creek Festival Place in downtown Kalamazoo.
The WMU sales and business marketing program once again has been named a top university sales program by the Sales Education Foundation. Fewer than 20 universities nationwide share the distinction.