Junior Michael Flowers drives to the basket while guarded by Michigan State's Foster Loyer. MSU head coach Tom Izzo and Preseason All-American Cassius Winston watches from the sideline of the Breslin Center on Dec. 29, 2019.
Thousands of students gather for Bronco Bash at the start of each fall semester. The event is designed to assist freshmen on how to get involved on campus and become more comfortable with the WMU community.
ROTC Cadets take a moment of silence the morning of Sept. 11, 2019, outside of the Seibert Administration Building. This year marks the 18 year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the world trade center in New York City.
Newly elected Kalamazoo Mayor David Anderson presents former Mayor Bobby Hopewell with a key to the city. Anderson was sworn in Monday, Nov. 11 along with Vice Mayor Patrese Griffin and Commissioners Chris Praedel and Jeanne Hess.
Gyasi Gambrell and Nicholas Hammond celebrate after being named the Western Michigan 2019 Homecoming Queen and King. The winners were announced during halftime of Western's home football game against Miami (Ohio) at Waldo Stadium on Oct. 12.
On Tuesday, September 10 Western Michigan hosted ground breaking celebration at the new student center construction site. Here, President Montgomery along with students and other executives ceremoniously break ground at the new student center set to open in 2021.
In a multicultural student graduation event, students of color are honored at WMU's Celebration of Excellence ceremony on Dec. 7, 2019. Undergraduate and graduate students' friends and family are brought together to celebrate diversity at WMU.
On Sept. 25 WMU executives and Nelson/Nygaard contractors determined that no new parking would be introduced to the university. As of 2019, the parking lot at Sangren hall, one of the largest and most accessible on campus, is reserved for employees only.
Senior safety Justin Tranquill looks out onto the field one last time after Western Michigan's final home football game on Nov. 5, 2019. Tranquill earned academic All-MAC and was a MAC distinguished scholar.
Over 400 students, staff and community members filled Schneider Hall on Nov. 15, 2019 where Dr. Ibram X. Kendi spoke and answered questions on topics from his New York Times best-selling book, “How to be an Antiracist.”
Korey Wise, one of the Central Park Five and an advocate for criminal justice reform, visited Western Michigan's campus Sept. 27, 2019. Wise's visit to WMU was co-sponsored by the Black Student Union, Campus Activity Board and the Western Student Association.
2019 was a year filled with stories and moments you loved.
Members of Western Herald’s photo staff reviewed thousands of pictures to bring you their favorites of the year. Collectively, these moments will form Western Michigan University’s present, past, and future. Here are the photos that told the story of 2019.