SEMINAR 2017, which runs from Sunday, July 9, through Saturday, July 22, will bring music students from eight states and South America to Kalamazoo to learn and perform.
June 2017 WMU News
WMU will offer a number of global engagement opportunities in July, including Chinese language and culture camps and conversation circles to help international students practice English.
Grants to WMU passed the $3.7 million mark during April and May, bringing the year-to-date total for externally funded awards to more than $23.2 million.
Dr. Susan Stapleton, the dean of the WMU Graduate College, has been appointed to serve for a year as the University's interim provost and vice president for academic affairs, effective July 14.
Developing a balanced budget is not yet possible, as two significant elements—pay increases and health care plan design—are still to be determined due to ongoing contract negotiations.
After using rented space for 17 years, a senior day care program offered through WMU now will have a permanent location thanks to a purchase agreement approved by the Board of Trustees.
WMU's Board of Trustees approved the tenure of 24 faculty members and promotions of 36 faculty members, effective with the beginning of the 2017-18 academic year.
At its June 29 meeting, WMU's Board of Trustees opted to raise tuition for 2017-18 by 3.91 percent, staying within the state's guidelines for tuition restraint.
The new tuition rates were set during the WMU Board of Trustees' June 29 meeting. A summary of University tuition and fee rates is available online.
Scott Matzka, founder of the MyTurn organization, found a classroom full of allies in Dr. Derrick McIver's MBA course. The group raised more than $10K for the organization within one semester.
The Broncos face a competitive season with 18 total games, 10 of which are home games that will be played in a recently upgraded soccer complex.
The WMU Ethics Center has just the answer to fill summer reading lists, offering book reads and discussions of three books dealing with hot-button ethical questions as part of book clubs during the fall semester.
Miller Auditorium has announced additions to its 2017-18 Lake Michigan Mailers Spotlight lineup, including performances of "Live in Central Park (Revisited): Simon & Garfunkel" and the Grand Rapids Ballet's "Alice in Wonderland."
Except for essential and emergency services, WMU offices will be closed Tuesday, July 4, in observance of U.S. Independence Day. Summer classes will not meet July 4.
Plan now to attend activities Friday, Oct. 6, that include the presentation of WMU's annual campuswide awards and incoming President Edward B. Montgomery's first State of the University address.
Twelve incoming students are about to complete a summer program aimed at improving the diversity, quality and availability of health care.
Tuition rates and a budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year will top the agenda for the next meeting of the WMU Board of Trustees, scheduled to take place at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 29, in the Bernhard Center.
There's still time to contribute to this fiscal year's Broncos4Broncos campaign and help units at WMU win additional funds to donate in support of students.
Dr. Barbara A. Barton, WMU associate professor emerita of social work, died June 15 at age 55. A memorial service for Barton is currently pending.
A group of 10 students from Kalamazoo Central and Loy Norrix high schools will experience China firsthand for 12 days starting July 24.
Local students age 8 to 16 can experience Chinese language and culture this summer by attending WMU summer camps July 10-14 and July 17-21.
WMU alumnus LZ Granderson, journalist and commentator for ABC News and ESPN, will throw out the first pitch of the Detroit Tigers game Wednesday, June 28, for WMU Night at Comerica Park.
Judge, author and medieval historian Jonathan Sumption, dubbed by the British press as "the brain of Britain," has won WMU's 2017 Gründler Book Prize for "The Hundred Years War, Volume IV: Cursed Kings."
Engineering design firm TowerPinkster celebrates Heritage Hall's LEED Platinum status by presenting WMU with a $30,000 check to fund a student scholarship in interior design.
Dr. Edward B. Montgomery, who will become president of WMU Aug. 1, will be formally inaugurated Friday, Sept. 15, during an 11 a.m. ceremony in Miller Auditorium.
WMU's student chapter of the Society for Excellence in Human Resources has again received recognition from the Society for Human Resource Management.
By providing material on more than 80 programs and services, the directory provides easy access to information WMU employees can use to help students flourish at the University.
The Fort St. Joseph project will host its free open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, and Sunday, Aug. 6, at the corner of Fort and Bond Streets in Niles, Michigan.
Two organizational behavior management entities have presented their inaugural Scholarly Impact Award to Dr. Douglas Johnson for his top-cited journal articles.
Dr. Heather L. Petcovic has been named an associate dean while Drs. Charles Henderson and Susan Pozo will head the science education institute and the global and international studies program, respectively.