Announcements – Week of Feb. 28

Student Sustainability Survey
The Office for Sustainability is requesting feedback for this student-led survey regarding sustainable efforts across campus. By taking the survey, students can directly influence how sustainability fee funds are spent – aligning the sustainability fee directly with students’ priorities while promoting a culture of campus sustainability that has the potential to benefit all WMU students.

Its success depends entirely upon student participation. Please consider taking this survey and sharing it with fellow undergraduate and graduate students, urging them to take the survey some time between March 1 and March 31. Take the Student Sustainability Survey here.

Future Alumni Support Team (FAST)
Are you interested in building valuable networking skills, engaging in professional development, and enjoying fun and exciting social events? If so, the Alumni Mentor Program is just the thing for you! Interested students are paired with professional Western alumni in the same career field allowing them to get the inside scoop for future success. Please see the link below for the application. If you have any questions, please email Apply today at

Award Season
Nominations have opened for the Distinguished Service Award (DSA), Distinguished Teaching Award (DTA), and the Emerging Scholar Award (ESA). The deadline for the nominations is Friday, April 1. Learn more about the criteria and nominate someone here.

WMU Strategic Plan
The WMU community is encouraged to review and provide feedback on the draft University Strategic Plan. Many divisions and departments have requested meetings, and they are open to anyone in the campus community. There will also be an open forum for those unable to attend unit meetings. Comments and suggestions will be accepted until Tuesday, March 8.

34th Annual Research Day for Kalamazoo Community Medical and Health Sciences
This year the event will be held on May 4, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in downtown Kalamazoo. Research Day is an event that showcases the highest quality research and scholarship being conducted in the Kalamazoo community. You are invited to submit your original work for poster or oral presentation consideration. Abstracts are now being accepted at

Research Day is a free event with lunch provided (no registration required).  This year’s keynote speaker is Patrick Schlievert, Ph.D., Professor and Department Executive Officer, Department of Microbiology at University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. The topic is “Staphylococcus aureus Can Cause Diabetes Mellitus Type II.”

The 6 submission categories include:

  • Basic Sciences: Activities related to fundamental, theoretical or experimental sciences including development of technologies and techniques.
  • Clinical: Activities related to safety and effectiveness of medications, devices, diagnostic products and treatment regimens intended for human use, including analysis of established clinical practice and case presentations.
  • Community: Activities related to identifying and addressing community health needs.
  • Education: Activities related to the design, development and implementation of educational programs or events including the utilization of technology in the classroom setting.
  • Medical Humanities: Activities related to the application of humanities, social sciences and the arts to medical education and practice.
  • Quality Improvement: Activities related to performance improvement or quality improvement of medical practice including the enhancement of healthcare delivery.

For questions contact Leslie Johnson at 269.337.4502 or email

Test Prep Books Available
Are you studying for the LSAT, GMAT, GRE or MCAT? The Lee Honors College has purchased test prep books for each of these exams. If you are interested in checking one of these books out, please visit the front desk and be prepared to show your Bronco ID and provide your email address and phone number. Test prep books can be checked out for one week at a time.

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