Western Michigan University students say they’re disappointed by the university’s lack of response to the Kalamazoo mass shooting. On Saturday night, Jason Brian Dalton of Kalamazoo opened fire at three locations in the area - a townhome, a Cracker Barrel restaurant in Texas Township, and the Seeyle Kia.

WMU Wants 50 Percent Increase In Study Abroad

Feb 19, 2016
Study abroad peer advisor, Joshua Place, took this picture on his trip to Germany.
Joshua Place

  By 2019, Western Michigan University hopes to see a 50 percent increase in the number of students studying abroad. But what will that mean for students juggling the cost of tuition, living expenses, and more? Western is already creating new programs to make studying abroad easier.

"Western Michigan University will hold a transfer fair Thursday in Battle Creek to help Miller College students transition to the Kalamazoo-based college." (Battle Creek Enquirer)

John Lacko

February 5th is opening night for A Soldier’s Play at Western Michigan University. The Pulitzer Prize winning work by Charles Fuller premiered Off-Broadway in 1981 - starring famous cast members like Denzel Washington and Samuel L. Jackson. At its heart, the play a classic “Whodunnit” about an army sergeant’s mysterious murder. But it’s also about racial tensions among African American soldiers during World War II.

"KALAMAZOO, MI — The Western Michigan University Symphony Orchestra placed third nationally in the 2015 American Prize competition's college/university orchestra division." (Kalamazoo Gazette)