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Public gets first look at design potential of East Hall renovation

Posted July 20, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Initial design concepts for the East Hall renovation at Western Michigan University include the preservation and restoration of signature architectural features such as the cupola, pillared portico and interior central staircase. For more on the story from WMU News, click here.

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WMU, KVCC partner with StoryCorps to gather veterans’ conversations

Posted July 6, 2013 by Bruce Snook

StoryCorps’ Military Voices Initiative, a national nonprofit oral history effort to record the voices of veterans, service members and military families, is coming to Kalamazoo July 16-18. For more on the story from Cheryl Roland and WMU News, click here.

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WMU campus gathering to bid goodbye to Hoekje and Bigelow halls

Posted June 2, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Friday (June 7th) will bring an event at Western Michigan University to mark the end of the line for two longtime campus residence halls – Hoekje and Bigelow halls. For more on the story from Cheryl Roland and WMU News, click on the following link:  Campus gathering to bid goodbye to Hoekje and Bigelow halls.

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Trustees approve moving forward with Cooley Law affiliation

Posted April 21, 2013 by Bruce Snook

By voice vote at its April 18 meeting, WMU’s Board of Trustees approved a resolution authorizing the development of an agreement for the University to affiliate with Cooley Law School. For more on the story from WMU News, click here.

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Western Michigan University and Thomas M. Cooley Law School discussing formal affiliation

Posted April 5, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo and the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing are said to be discussing establishing a formal affiliation. For more on the story from the Grand Rapids Business Journal, click on the following link:  Schools propose ‘Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School’.

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WMU revels in ‘All-Steinway’ status for 100-year-old music school

Posted March 30, 2013 by Bruce Snook

The Western Michigan University School of Music will hit its 100th anniversary this year as the first university in Michigan to be named an All-Steinway Music School, joining other esteemed schools including the Yale School of Music. For more on the story, click here.

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WMU’s 24th annual International Festival set for Sunday, March 24

Posted March 11, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Traditional foods, cultural performances, a fashion show and display tables will all be featured during WMU’s 24th annual International Festival from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 24, in the Bernhard Center’s East Ballroom. For more information, click on the following link:  Taste and see world cultures at International Festival.

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March 15th event to honor Dr. Lewis Walker, WMU professor emeritus of sociology at WMU

Posted February 24, 2013 by Bruce Snook

The Walker Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnic Relations at Western Michigan University (WMU) will sponsor a fundraising dinner on Friday, March 15 in the Bernhard Center Ballroom at the university. The evening event – from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. – will feature a tribute to Dr. Lewis Walker, WMU professor emeritus of […]

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Nation’s health inequality to be addressed in lecture, conference at Western Michigan University

Posted February 18, 2013 by Bruce Snook

The nation’s health inequality will be the focus of a conference and lecture this week at Western Michigan University. The conference and lecture Wednesday and Thursday, February 20-21, will feature Johns Hopkins Professor Brian K. Gibbs as well as a series of workshops to address the serious health disparities in American society. The lecture – […]

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Commercial real estate magnate next up in entrepreneurship series at WMU

Posted February 3, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Rick DeKam, principal and director of asset management for Midwest Realty Group, will speak at 8 a.m. Friday (February 8th) in 2150 Schneider Hall at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo.  The event is free, but registration is required.  To learn more, click here.

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Visiting expert to offer insights into creating culture of sustainability

Posted January 25, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Sustainability expert Dr. Mitchell Thomashow will share his framework for creating a culture of sustainability during a trio of events being held on campus Thursday and Friday, Feb. 7-8.  For more on the story from WMU News, click here.

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Climate change focus of honors college lectures

Posted December 23, 2012 by Bruce Snook

A wide range of weekly talks and discussions focused on climate change will be taking place Jan. 9 through April 17 as part of the Lee Honors College’s Lyceum Lecture Series at Western Michigan University.  To learn more, click here.

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WMU’s East Hall to be renovated for use as alumni center

Posted December 14, 2012 by Bruce Snook

Western Michigan University officials have decided to focus all preservation efforts on renovating WMU’s birthplace, East Hall, transforming the original 34,000 square feet of the building into an alumni center.  For more on the subject from WMU News and Cheryl Roland, click here.

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Demolition of WMU’s old Sangren Hall underway

Posted December 13, 2012 by Bruce Snook

Demolition of Western Michigan University’s old Sangren Hall is underway.  The building has been replaced by a new facility nearby. For more on the story from MLive, click on the following link:  Machines begin tearing down old Sangren Hall at Western Michigan University.

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Glen Oaks Community College and Western Michigan University sign reverse transfer agreement

Posted December 5, 2012 by Bruce Snook

CENTREVILLE – Students who have attended Glen Oaks Community College and transferred to Western Michigan University, prior to obtaining their associate degree, can now receive their associate degree a little easier while continuing their studies at WMU. Glen Oaks Community College was one of four community colleges which signed reverse transfer agreements on Tue., December […]

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WMU launches Best Midwestern High School Writing contest

Posted November 10, 2012 by Bruce Snook

Western Michigan University is launching its Best Midwestern High School Writing contest. This year’s contest is open to students from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin. The deadline to enter the contest is Thursday, Jan. 10. For more on the story WMU News, click here.

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WMU launches major website improvement

Posted October 27, 2012 by Bruce Snook

Responsive design is revolutionizing the Web, and Western Michigan University is among the first schools in the country to have a system for providing responsive design across its entire website. For more on the story from WMU News, click here.

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War hero shares inspirational message of survival

Posted October 20, 2012 by Bruce Snook

Free tickets are available to hear Olympic runner and World War II hero Louis Zamperini speak at 6 p.m. Tuesday (October 23) in the Bernhard Center’s North Ballroom at Western Michigan University. For more on the story, click here.

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School of Medicine announces accreditation at groundbreaking

Posted October 12, 2012 by Bruce Snook

Dr. Hal B. Jenson, founding dean of the new WMU School of Medicine, announced that preliminary accreditation has been granted, allowing for recruitment to begin for the school’s first class. For more on the story from WMU News, click here.

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First Upton/O’Brien debate slated for Monday evening at Western Michigan University

Posted October 8, 2012 by Bruce Snook

Republican Congressman Fred Upton and his Democratic challenger, Mike O’Brien, will participate in their first debate Monday evening (October 8th) at Western Michigan University. The event – from 7 to 8 p.m. – will take place in Room 3512 of Knauss Hall on the main campus of WMU. For more on the story from WMU […]

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