Western Michigan University

Western Michigan University

On Friday Western Michigan University held its annual academic convocation. It honored members of the faculty and staff with awards, and university president John Dunn delivered the annual State of the University address.

The following is the text of Dunn's speech.

Kalamazoo College topped the list of high performing private liberal arts colleges in the state. While Western Michigan University placed fifth among Michigan’s public universities. The rankings were based on graduation rates and average student salary ten years after beginning college. (Kalamazoo Gazette)

Robbie Feinberg

Businesses in Kalamazoo are preparing themselves for an influx of visitors for Friday's Western Michigan University-Michigan State University football game. While many hotels and bars expect to be running at full capacity, city leaders expect the game to attract, and keep, visitors in the city.  

Western Michigan University’s trustees have approved a plan to buy an off-campus building so the university can expand its autism center, among other business at a special meeting Friday.

"The tournament has been around since 1943, so players and coaches know the drill. Here's what spectators need to know about the world-famous USTA Boys 18 and 16 National Championship tennis tournament, held at Kalamazoo College's Stowe Stadium." (Kalamazoo Gazette)