Students in grades four through eight are invited to register to take part in free workshops starting March 8 that are associated with Together Kalamazoo, a countywide celebration of the arts, community and diversity.
February 2014 WMU News
The literary journal The Kenyon Review has named Melinda Moustakis, a graduate of WMU's doctoral program in creative writing, a Kenyon Review Fellow.
Nick Dewyer of Chelsea, Mich., has been selected as a finalist in the Gagliardi Solo Competition, for students 18 and under. Dewyer will travel to Rochester, N.Y., in June to compete.
Two assistant professors in the Department of Biological Sciences, hope to raise $20,000 online by May 1 to support four students' summer research projects, which will include work in the community.
Greg D. Roehrick, theatre, died Feb. 25 at age 60. A family burial in Chippewa Falls, Wis., is planned, and a date will be set for a WMU campus celebration of his life and career.
This year's Graduate College Faculty Fellows are Dr. Julie Apker, associate professor of communication, and Dr. Louann A. Bierlein Palmer, professor of educational leadership, research and technology.
WMU students seeking a low-cost, meaningful spring break experience are encouraged to participate in Spring Staycation, to be held March 3-7 in Kalamazoo.
The all-student cast will give several performances of '9 to 5,' the musical based on the hit 1980s movie, March 13-23 in the Shaw Theatre at the Gilmore Theatre Complex.
The $500,000 grant to WMU psychologists from the Michigan Department of Community Health will fund an array of initiatives to help train mental health practitioners, parents and others who are treating autism.
The emphasis on environmental stewardship has resulted in the University being recertified under the Arbor Foundation's Tree Campus USA program. It also is helping to preserve a population of trees rarely found this far north.
The Kalamazoo Air Zoo's Troy Thrash will speak at 8 a.m. Friday, Feb. 28, in 2150 Schneider Hall. His talk is titled "Building a Museum's Value Proposition Toward a Thriving Community."
WMU's food and consumer package goods marketing now boasts certification of its coursework by a national professional organization. The WMU program is one of only two programs to earn such a certification.
Dr. David M. Kreps will speak at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, in 2028 Brown Hall. His talk is titled "The Economics and Psychology of Worker Motivation" and is free and open to the public.
The exhibit "Trace + Gestures Print Portfolio" is on display in the Richmond Center for Visual Arts' Kerr Gallery through Thursday, April 17. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
The exhibit "An Open Book: Work by Barbara Ellmann" is on display in the Richmond Center for Visual Arts' Monroe-Brown Gallery through Friday, March 21. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
At its Jan. 22 meeting, the WMU Board of Trustees approved the retirements of four faculty and five staff members and also signed off on one faculty and one staff resignation as well as one sabbatical leave.
Chris Johnson and Rhonda Davenport Johnson will discuss why the elimination of labor trafficking and child labor is smart business at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, in 2000 Schneider Hall.
Registration is now open for the fifth annual Wounded Warrior 5k, set for 9 a.m. Saturday, April 12, on WMU's campus. Registration is $15 and includes post-race refreshments and a T-shirt.
Rachel Kushner, twice a finalist for the National Book Award, will read from her works at 8 p.m. Thursday Feb. 20, in WMU's Little Theatre. Kushner's original appearance was canceled due to travel difficulties.
Up to five awards in two categories will be presented to students, employees, units and organizations during April's Lavender Graduation. The deadline to make nominations is Sunday, March 16.
Hundreds of high school seniors will be on campus Saturday, Feb. 22, vying for some 50 Multicultural Leader Scholarships that each total $16,000 over four years.
The fourth annual Southwest Michigan Brain Bee neuroscience competition will be held Saturday, Feb. 22, at Wood Hall on WMU's campus. The bee is a key component of Brain Awareness Week.
Peggy Shepard, co-founder and executive director of WE ACT for Environmental Justice in West Harlem, will speak at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, in 2452 Knauss Hall as part of the Changing Climates Series.
The two public sessions, planned to provide members of the campus community the opportunity to be part of the site development process for the new WMU Valley Dining Center, are set for 4 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25.
Three ethicists will explore developments in genomics during a presentation at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, in the University Center for the Humanities, 2500 Knauss Hall.
Bob Carlton, who worked in the areas of aerospace manufacturing and mechanical design for more than 30 years, will speak as part of the Engineers Week Dinner Tuesday, Feb 18.
WMU's New Issues Poetry and Prose has started the new year with three recent accomplishments—an award, a major grant and recognition for one of its authors.
The $2.8 million, two-month total drove the year-to-date total of externally funded awards to more than $16 million, WMU Trustees learned at their Jan. 22 meeting.
The Children’s Place Learning Center will host a Family Fun Night open house from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18. The event will feature crafts, games, food and information about the center.
The Department of Psychology's 11th annual Research Day is set for 8:45 a.m. to 4:10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, in 1028 Brown Hall. The event is free and open to the public.