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Displaying items by tag: Western Michigan University

Tuesday, 12 May 2020 16:07

GVSU plans to resume in-person classes for fall, cover $13M COVID-19 shortfall

ALLENDALE — Grand Valley State University is tentatively planning to resume in-person classes for the fall 2020 semester while absorbing an anticipated $13 million budget shortfall related to the coronavirus.

Published in Talent
Friday, 08 May 2020 16:45

Suppliers resume manufacturing in preparation for automakers

Automotive suppliers in West Michigan will begin warming up the industry’s supply chain next week.  

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 26 April 2020 12:45

WMU brewing program adds business focus, grapples with effects of climate change, COVID-19

Steve Bertman Professor of Environment and Sustainability, Western Michigan University spoke with MiBiz recently about the climate crisis and threats to the brewing supply chain, and why it’s appropriate to discuss climate alongside COVID-19.

Published in Energy

Sunday, 05 January 2020 17:00

Growth Report: January 6, 2020

This is the MiBiz growth report for January 6, 2020.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 08 December 2019 14:59

Universities turn to public-private partnerships to fund projects, attract students

Western Michigan University plans to revamp the entire southern portion of its Kalamazoo campus in the next five years as part of a public-private partnership.

Saturday, 07 December 2019 09:07

Growth Report: December 7, 2019

Here is the growth report for December 7, 2019.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 24 November 2019 19:35

Organizers aim to unite Holland community via soccer

As someone born and raised in Holland, Trent Ramos noticed a divide among fellow residents.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 24 November 2019 13:33

Opioid education, research hits all ages in Michigan

As Michigan universities land tens of millions of dollars in opioid research funding, students at all age levels are learning lessons about the epidemic.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 24 November 2019 11:19

Goodwill taps WMU program for professional development

GRAND RAPIDS — Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids Inc. wants to enable employees to achieve their professional work goals within the organization or other employment opportunities they may choose to pursue in the community.

Published in Nonprofits

Thursday, 21 November 2019 09:28

Backed by $6.5 million in donations, WMU launches new business center

KALAMAZOO — Business leaders and philanthropists gave $6.5 million to Western Michigan University for what’s known as the Center for Principled Leadership and Business Strategy.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 27 October 2019 18:00

GR City Manager takes measured steps amid recent executive departures

GRAND RAPIDS — Faced with multiple departures from leadership positions at the city of Grand Rapids, City Manager Mark Washington wants to avoid being “hasty” about hiring replacements.

Published in Economic Development
Friday, 13 September 2019 13:12

Grand Rapids’ economic development services manager leaving for WMU position

KALAMAZOO — Kara Wood, the managing director of economic development services for the city of Grand Rapids, will join Western Michigan University as an associate vice president for community partnerships on Oct. 7.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 15 September 2019 19:30

Michigan’s attractiveness grows among aerospace manufacturers

Michigan is the most attractive state in the Midwest for new aerospace manufacturing businesses.

Published in Manufacturing
Wednesday, 11 September 2019 13:52

Ascension Borgess purchases land in WMU Business park

KALAMAZOO — Ascension Borgess Hospital has purchased 8.2 acres of land from Western Michigan University for the future development of outpatient services. 

Friday, 05 July 2019 10:00

WMU gets approval to sell parcels in second phase of BTR Park

KALAMAZOO — Western Michigan University has the green light to begin selling parcels in the second phase of its Business Technology and Research Park.


Sunday, 26 May 2019 22:55

MSU, WMU tailor new workforce training programs to fit employers’ needs

In response to employers’ calls for action, colleges and universities throughout the state are making a major shift in their workforce training programs. Michigan State University and Western Michigan University, two of the state’s largest public universities, are responding to demands from business and industry leaders by collaborating with community colleges to add more accessible, job-focused credentialing programs to their curriculums.

Published in Talent
Sunday, 26 May 2019 08:49

WMU aviation school plans $22 million expansion in Battle Creek

BATTLE CREEK — The $22 million expansion of Western Michigan University’s College of Aviation at W.K. Kellogg Airport will include many visible signs of growth. Even so, Dave Powell, the dean of the aviation school, said he is focusing on an area of growth that’s less obvious: About 7 percent of all pilots and airline mechanics in the United States are people of color, and of that percentage about 2.5 percent are African American.

Published in Talent
Tuesday, 23 April 2019 16:23

WMU-Cooley Law School names new president

Directors today named James McGrath as the new president and dean at Western Michigan University Cooley Law School.

Published in Talent

Sunday, 14 April 2019 20:09

MIDOCS places medical residents into underserved areas of Michigan

Four medical schools in Michigan partnered to direct new physicians into areas of the state that are underserved or have a shortage of physicians. Backed by a $5 million budget allocation that the four institutions matched with $1.25 million apiece, the medical schools each placed two additional medical residents this year to train and work in medically underserved areas of Michigan.

Published in Health Care
Tuesday, 09 April 2019 14:44

Texas company takes over management of Kalamazoo student housing

KALAMAZOO — Campus Advantage Inc., a student housing management company based in Austin, Texas, has taken over management of a property in Kalamazoo, near Western Michigan University.

Sunday, 17 February 2019 17:48

B-schools report mixed trends in MBA applications, enrollment

Amid national declines in the number of people applying to MBA programs in recent years, business schools in West Michigan are reporting mixed results. While applications to the MBA programs dropped at Michigan State University and Western Michigan University, both Grand Valley State University and Central Michigan University reported receiving higher numbers of applications in recent years. Likewise, MBA enrollment trends were all over the map, with MSU and GVSU reporting more students while both WMU and CMU saw the opposite.

Published in Talent

Sunday, 27 January 2019 20:23

WMU to offer new online I.T. security certification program

KALAMAZOO — Western Michigan University plans to launch an online program designed to improve the ability of I.T. professionals to protect against and mitigate hacks and data breaches. The eight-week, online certification program from WMU’s Haworth College of Business and College of Engineering and Applied Sciences starts in March and consists of four courses in high-demand cybersecurity specialties.

Published in Talent
Sunday, 20 January 2019 22:03

Q&A: Dr. David Karowe, Professor of biological sciences, Western Michigan University

Western Michigan University Professor David Karowe, Ph.D. has dire predictions for what will happen if people across the globe fail to take swift action to replace fossil fuels with green energy. While climate change affects systems globally, it will have real effects on the West Michigan region and its economy, according to Karowe’s predictions, which are informed by his years of research on the effects of rising atmospheric carbon dioxide in plants.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 28 October 2018 16:01

Corporate demand for renewable energy to drive new projects in Michigan

As Switch Ltd. planned a new data center in Gaines Township outside Grand Rapids three years ago, the company considered it critical that Consumers Energy could power the facility entirely with renewable energy.

Published in Energy

Sunday, 28 October 2018 15:00

MiBiz Growth Report: Oct. 29, 2018

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Oct. 29, 2018.

Published in Finance
Saturday, 13 October 2018 17:19

Bucking the Trend: West Michigan leaders focus on career pathways for students

As more high school students eschew enrolling in college, West Michigan technical centers and higher education institutions are searching for ways to push them to different career pathways.

Published in Economic Development
Wednesday, 03 October 2018 12:08

GVSU inks admissions deal with WMed

Grand Valley State University today signed an agreement that allows students who want to pursue a medical career to apply early to the Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine, also known as WMed.

Published in Health Care

Saturday, 18 August 2018 17:20

Grand Angels targets up to $25 million for new VC fund

GRAND RAPIDS — Investment firm Grand Angels plans to launch its third venture capital fund, MiBiz has learned.

Published in Finance
Friday, 17 August 2018 15:47

Higher education increasingly relies on administrators to drive diversity, inclusion efforts

KALAMAZOO — Diversity and inclusion on college campuses throughout Michigan and the United States remain at the forefront of efforts to ensure a welcoming environment for all students.

Published in Nonprofits
Saturday, 04 August 2018 15:45

Nonprofit manufacturer enables blind workers through training

KALAMAZOO — Rather than rely on grants, donations or fundraisers to make money, Midwest Enterprises for the Blind Inc. takes a different approach compared to most nonprofits. 

Published in Nonprofits

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