higher education

5:43 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

The "State of the University 2014" at WMU

WMU President John Dunn delivers the 2014 State of the University address
Credit Mike Lanka / WMU University Relations

Western Michigan University held its annual academic convocation on Friday, October 10. The occasion in the Dalton Center Recital Hall featured awards to honor the service and accomplishments of faculty and staff. It was also the venue for the yearly "State of the University" address by WMU President John Dunn.

State of the University 2014

Academic Convocation

Oct. 10, 2014

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SW Michigan
2:10 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

WMU Wins "First in the World" Grant

Credit WMUK

Western Michigan University has won a big federal grant to help students stick with their classes and get degrees.

The "First in the World" award announced by the U.S. Department of Education is the only one of its kind in Michigan. Western will get $3.2 million to help first-year students from disadvantaged backgrounds complete their degrees.

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7:49 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

WMU Enrollment Down 1.6%

But university reports increase in international students enrolled
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Western Michigan University announced today that it has fewer students for the fall 2014 semester than it did at this time last year despite seeing increases in international students and transfers. Overall, the university's enrollment dropped 1.6 percent from 24,294 in the fall 2013 semester to 23,914 this year, WMU announced in a press release Monday.
SW Michigan
2:38 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Gov. Snyder Gets KCC Degree

Gov. Rick Snyder at KCC on Monday
Credit Kellogg Community College

Governor Rick Snyder was back in Battle Creek Monday to get a degree from Kellogg Community College.

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6:36 am
Fri August 15, 2014

Former Community College Official in Dowagiac Charged

Prosecutors say DeRue didn't disclose the fact that he owned the marketing company and defrauded the college to the tune of $200,000.
DOWAGIAC, MI - When he took the job as the new executive director of marketing at Southwestern Michigan College in 2011, Gregory DeRue recommended to school officials an Indiana marketing company to handle its TV, radio and billboard advertising. The problem was, according to an 11-count indictment filed in U.S.