Western Michigan University

WMU Empowerment Center
6:44 am
Mon February 10, 2014

WMU Empowerment Center Works to Reduce Poverty and Inequality

Teresa Bingman says the Kalamazoo Promise can be one tool to help get people out of poverty
Credit WMUK


Western Michigan University launched the Community Empowerment Center in 2013. 

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7:40 am
Wed February 5, 2014

Endowments for WMU, Kalamazoo College saw double-digit increases in 2013

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National study found Kalamazoo College had largest endowment of any college in Michigan
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Buoyed by a strong stock market and an influx of new donors, Western Michigan University had a banner year for fundraising in 2013, according to a national study released Jan. 28. The Western Michigan University Foundation saw the largest percent increase in market value of any Michigan university, according to the NACUBO-Commonfund Study of Endowments (NCSE).
6:12 am
Tue February 4, 2014

WMU will reimburse employees whose accounts were hacked

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The university is taking steps to improve online security
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Western Michigan University will reimburse both employees whose accounts were breached in December, a university spokeswoman said Monday. Ray Cool, 65, an assistant professor, said a hacker had stolen his Dec. 17 paycheck by getting into his GoWMU account and changing his routing number to a bank in Utah.
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5:35 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Jazz artists Frank Carlberg & Christine Correa prep WMU students for song project

Christine Correa and Frank Carlberg

Jazz pianist and composer Frank Carlberg, noted for his settings of modern poetry to music, his wife, singer Christine Correa, and Western Michigan University jazz professor Andrew Rathbun joined Cara Lieurance recently for a discussion of Mr. Carlberg's music, which was featured in a WMU concert in January.

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6:18 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

Western Michigan University closed Tuesday

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Only emergency and essentials services employees are to report for work
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Western Michigan University will be closed Tuesday due to the severe weather, Cheryl Roland, executive director of university relations said in a phone interview. The start of the semester will be delayed a second day, due to 17 inches of snowfall and wind chill temperatures that a local weather expert are calling the coldest in 20 years.