Western Michigan University

Western Michigan University

A retired Western Michigan University professor known for his expertise on Pakistan has died.

Local Loop Farms

In March, five Western Michigan University students won a $15,000 Wege Prize—a national sustainability award—for their aquaponics system. Aquaponics is a circular system of growing food where wastewater from farmed fish fertilizes plants; the plants then take that water and purify it for the fish to use again.

Robbie Feinberg

Al Lavergne’s metal sculptures have taken him all around the country -- from Dallas and New Orleans to Kalamazoo, where he taught at Western Michigan University for nearly 25 years. But in 2012, he went farther than he’d ever gone before: Nigeria. He’ll be talking about the experience at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts on July 16th.

A fighter jet like paper plane at the Kazoo Books annex on Parkview Avenue in Kalamazoo
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Western Michigan University philosophy professor and paper airplane enthusiast Tim McGrew will give paper plane lessons at Kazoo Books on Parkview during the Art Hop on July 10th from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.


The trustees also approved a name for the alumni center the university will house in its original building on Prospect Hill. Western plans to call the building Heritage Hall.

Former Western Michigan University president Elson Floyd led the campaign to build the university’s current engineering campus. Now Western will remember Floyd by naming the building that houses the engineering program after him.