Over the coming months, The New Foster Care will take over some major functions of Fostering Success Michigan, the statewide network that works to expand collegiate, campus-based support programs.
May 2018 WMU News
Dr. Margaret Large-Cardosoa, professor emerita of health, physical education and recreation, died May 28 at age 102. Services will be Tuesday, June 5, in Southampton, Ontario.
Beginning July 1, researchers will be subject to a proposal submissions policy that builds in sufficient time for them to obtain the support needed to guarantee compliance with sponsor requirements.
Highlights at WMU and throughout the Kalamazoo community include Tai Chi and dance classes, CELCIS conversation circles, and global talks at the Kalamazoo Public Library.
Dr. Edgar Inselberg, associate professor emeritus of biological sciences, died May 11 at age 87. Services have been held.
One hundred percent of WMU sales and business marketing grads find full-time careers or are continuing their education within three months of graduation; 98 percent of them are in a job that relates to their degree.
Tony Proudfoot has been appointment WMU's new vice president for marketing and strategic communication, effective June 27.
Dr. Regena Fails Nelson and Jennifer Heymoss recently were awarded a $25,638 grant from the Michigan Department of Education to fund a summer mentoring program for teachers in area school districts.
Former reporter and longtime W Magazine editor Paula M. Davis has been appointed interim executive director of the Office of University Relations, effective June 1.
Dr. Devrim Yaman will present Tuesday, May 29; Dr. Christopher Cheatham will present Thursday, May 31; and Dr. Edwin Martini will present Monday, June 4. All are candidates for the position of associate provost for budget and personnel.
WMU will observe Memorial Day with no classes Monday, May 28. Additionally, many offices will be closed or operating on reduced hours that day.
WMU will utilize electronic billing for all student semester invoices beginning June 1. Instead of receiving tuition bills in the mail, students will get email or text notifications to view their statements online.
Keynote speakers include Dr. Jennifer Mindell, University College in London, and Eric J. Schneidewind, president of the American Association of Retired Persons, who will both speak on "Assessing and Valuing the Barrier Effect of Busy Roads."
Richard Firth Green, a Humanities Distinguished Professor of English Emeritus at Ohio State University, has won WMU's Otto Gründler Book Prize.
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi—the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines—has awarded WMU with its Excellence in Innovation Award for expanding higher education opportunities through the Seita Scholars Program.
After conducting a nationwide search, WMU has named Dr. Jennifer P. Bott, business dean at Ball State University, as its new provost and vice president for academic affairs, effective July 1.
WMU has 13 home matches at University Arena. The first opportunity to support the volleyball Broncos is 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, in a home exhibition match vs. Hillsdale College.
The annual PRoof Awards recognize practitioners who successfully use skill, creativity and resourcefulness to address communication challenges.
In the W Magazine's Bronco entrepreneurs edition, several alumni reveal how they started businesses and made key pivots to keep them thriving.
Alexis Lenderman, an entrepreneurship and global and international studies major from Flint, is among just 1,000 undergraduate students nationwide to earn a Gilman International Scholarship to intern or study abroad.
The Geological Society of America has recognized two strands of WMU geologic research with the publication of two rare special papers. They are among just over 500 such publications in the GSA's 130-year history.
Dr. Ron A. Cisler of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has been named the new dean of WMU's College of Health and Human Services, effective Aug. 1.
The deadline for submitting nomination and application materials is Wednesday, May 30. A search website includes details about the position and the process.
Sindecuse Health Center was surveyed in March by an Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care expert in quality care standards. Accreditation is granted for a three-year period and must be renewed regularly.
The CyclingLawyer.com Criterium begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 9, and features a 1.1-mile circuit around Floyd Hall. The circuit has three 90-degree turns and multiple sweeping turns.
The campus community has through Thursday, May 31, to submit documentation in support of the nominees for the Annual Make a Difference Award. A total of four recipients will be chosen.
Two WMU student entrepreneurs, Avery Green and Desi Taylor, were recognized for their original business ideas while participating in Starting Gate, the student business accelerator.
A community open house and a commencement ceremony May 12-13 will mark the graduation of the first class of physicians to earn their degrees at the WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine.
Alicia Kornowa will present at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 8, in 1910 Sangren Hall. Jeffrey R. Hartman will present at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 10, in 2710 Sangren Hall.
Jo Ann Betz, a retired WMU finance clerk, died March 15 at age 84. No services will be held.