September 2016 WMU News (2024)

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Alumnus Lawrence Nolan selected to lead state bar WMU goes for Guinness vow renewal record Oct. 8 Margaret J. Watson obituary Homecoming activities for students announced Federal judge, company executive awarded WMU's top alumni honor WMU sees boost in honors, minority student numbers, small overall dip Education researcher to be honored as WMU emerging scholar Frank R. Olenchak obituary WMU homecoming and Family Weekend events planned State of the University address, revamped convocation set for Sept. 30 ‘Peppa Pig's Big Splash’ comes to Miller Auditorium 'Station Eleven' is selection for WMU's 2016-17 book read Western Brass Quintet to perform with leading brass ensemble Pianists unite for day of clinics and performances at WMU WMU Symphonic Band to perform in free concert WMU ends year with $23.5 million in grants, starts year with $1.2 million Thomas L. Swihart obituary 2010 Stulberg Gold Medalist to join WMU orchestra for performance Amy Seth, Howard Dooley win WMU Distinguished Service Award WMU Ethics Center offers book reads, sponsors reading groups Ensemble Latitude 49 presents music by women composers Entrepreneur to give Distinguished Speaker Series talk Arthur T. Howson obituary Honored military veteran to speak on campus about resilience Students, public invited to annual Study Abroad Fair Secretary of State Mobile Office to visit campus for voter registration Bert Carr obituary Award-winning playwright to launch fall 2016 Frostic Reading Series WMU’s first Universitywide military scholarship available University to honor its top four staffers for 2015-16

Alumnus Lawrence Nolan selected to lead state bar

Lawrence Nolan, an alumnus of both WMU and the WMU Cooley Law School, recently became the 82nd president of the State Bar of Michigan, charged with leading the organization's 45,000 members.

WMU goes for Guinness vow renewal record Oct. 8

Kalamazoo Mayor and WMU alumnus BobbyJ. Hopewell will serve as the officiant for the 3:30p.m. ceremony; Development and Alumni Relations Vice President Tim Terrentine will emcee.

Margaret J. Watson obituary

Margaret J. Watson, retired classroom technology consultant, died Sept.26 at age61. No formal service is being held, per Watson's wishes.

Homecoming activities for students announced

Student activities planned for Homecoming Week Oct.3-8 include a spirit competition, food drive, multicultural talent show, and flag football and basketball tournaments.

Federal judge, company executive awarded WMU's top alumni honor

Gershwin A. Drain and James M. Field will be honored as this year's distinguished alumni during a reception Oct.7. Advance registration is requested by Sept.30.

WMU sees boost in honors, minority student numbers, small overall dip

WMU's official overall student enrollment for fall 2016 is 23,252. At 418, the incoming Lee Honors College freshman class is the largest in University history.

Education researcher to be honored as WMU emerging scholar

Dr.Jessaca Spybrook, associate professor of educational leadership, research and technology, will receive the 2016-17 Emerging Scholar Award during convocation Friday, Sept.30.

WMU homecoming and Family Weekend events planned

"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.

State of the University address, revamped convocation set for Sept. 30

President JohnM. 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.

‘Peppa Pig's Big Splash’ comes to Miller Auditorium

The Peppa Pig stage show, based on the top-rated children's television series, is coming to Miller Auditorium for one performance at 6p.m. Wednesday, Oct.12.

'Station Eleven' is selection for WMU's 2016-17 book read

The book's author, Emily St.John Mandel, will give a presentation at 7p.m. Wednesday, Oct.19, in the Fetzer Center's Kirsch Auditorium.

Western Brass Quintet to perform with leading brass ensemble

The Western Brass Quintet will perform with the Stockholm Chamber Brass at 7:30p.m. Wednesday, Sept.28, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. A 7p.m. discussion hosted by Dr. Robert White will precede the show.

Pianists unite for day of clinics and performances at WMU

This event has been canceled. Piano Day, a free event in the Dalton Center Recital Hall Saturday, Oct.15, will allow high school students and teachers to experience a taste of piano study at WMU.

WMU Symphonic Band to perform in free concert

The University Symphonic Band will perform classic and new works at 3p.m. Sunday, Oct.16, in Miller Auditorium.

WMU ends year with $23.5 million in grants, starts year with $1.2 million

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 obituary

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.

2010 Stulberg Gold Medalist to join WMU orchestra for performance

Cello soloist Richard Narroway will perform as part of the WMU Symphony Orchestra's 2016-17 concert season Oct.9 at Miller Auditorium.

Amy Seth, Howard Dooley win WMU Distinguished Service Award

Seth and Dooley will be honored at Fall Convocation, which is set to begin at 8a.m. Friday, Sept.30, in the Bernhard Center.

WMU Ethics Center offers book reads, sponsors reading groups

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.

Ensemble Latitude 49 presents music by women composers

The mixed chamber ensemble will perform at 8p.m. Friday, Oct.7, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. Tickets are available from Miller Auditorium.

Entrepreneur to give Distinguished Speaker Series talk

William Pickard will kick off the 2016-17 Distinguished Speaker Series with a talk at 2p.m. Thursday, Oct.6, on "The 7 Principles of Entrepreneurship."

Arthur T. Howson obituary

Arthur T. Howson, assistant professor emeritus of education and professional development, died Aug.15 at age 85.

Honored military veteran to speak on campus about resilience

Danielle Green will present a talk, titled "The Resilience Factor," at 5p.m. Monday, Oct.3, in 2000Schneider Hall.

Students, public invited to annual Study Abroad Fair

The 2016 Study Abroad Fair is set for 11a.m. to 3p.m. Wednesday, Sept.28, outdoors on the Sangren Pedestrian Mall.

Secretary of State Mobile Office to visit campus for voter registration

The mobile office will be on campus from 10a.m. to 4p.m. Wednesday, Sept.28. The last day to register to vote is Tuesday, Oct.11.

Bert Carr obituary

Bert Carr, a retired vehicle mechanic at WMU, died June10 at age 90. He joined the WMU staff in 1979 and retired in 1990 after 11 years of service to the University.

Award-winning playwright to launch fall 2016 Frostic Reading Series

Donna Hoke will kick off the series at 8p.m. Wednesday, Sept.21, in 157-159Bernhard Center. The reading is free and open to the public.

WMU’s first Universitywide military scholarship available

Active-duty service members, veterans and military dependents are invited to apply by Saturday, April1, for the need-based scholarship.

University to honor its top four staffers for 2015-16

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.

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