Western Michigan University

8:15 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

WMU names new dean of Lee Honors College

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Carla Koretsky will replace Nicholas Andreadis who is retiring at end of academic year
  • Source: Wmich
  • | Via: WMU news release
KALAMAZOO- Dr. Carla M. Koretsky, professor of geosciences and associate dean of Western Michigan University's Lee Honors College, has been named dean of the Lee Honors College, effective July 1. Koretsky has served as honors college associate dean since 2012.
9:53 am
Tue May 7, 2013

Kalamazoo goes medieval for a week

Broadsword demonstration at the 2011 Congress
Credit WMU University Relations

This week Kalamazoo becomes a virtual time machine as hundreds of scholars arrive for the annual International Congress on Medieval Studies. The 48th gathering at Western Michigan University will include serious academic discussions along with some that are more accessible to the public. The latter category includes sessions on medieval themes in the Harry Potter books and recent movies like The Hobbit.

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11:53 am
Sun April 28, 2013

WMU student media fee a trendsetter?

Sidewalk sign urges support for WMU's student media fee
Credit WMUK

Western Michigan University may have been ahead of the curve in the way it supports student media. Earlier this month, university trustees approved a five-dollar fee that all students will pay beginning this fall. Students approved the fee in a referendum late last month. It will raise about $150,000 a year to support the Western Herald, WMU's student newspaper, and the student-run radio station WIDR-FM.

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2:04 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

Zombie apocalypse reenacted in WMU game

WMU students as the zombies in Zombies vs Humans

Once per semester, students across Western Michigan University’s campus will be running away from one another as if they were flesh-eating, undead corpses.

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5:38 pm
Sun April 14, 2013

Petition drive to save WMU woods launched

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University officials say no final decision about the issue has been made. It is expected to be on the agenda for WMU trustees later this week.
Estimates of the number of trees that would be cut down to make way for a new 26,688-square-foot dining hall range from 380 to 570. An online petition to save Western Michigan University's Goldsworth Valley Woods has garnered more than 850 signatures in its first week.