Actress, WMU alumna awarded posthumous Tony:
Actress Marie Mozzin has been honored with a Posthumous Tony Award for her advocacy within the theater industry. Mozzin graduated from WMU in 1982. In 2003 she co-founded the Marineau/Mazzie Music Theatre Performance Scholarship following a benefit concert on campus celebrating the University's centennial. She died in September 2018. She was 57 years old.
Bronco Bash date set for August 27:
Western Michigan announced on Monday the 39th annual Bronco Bash will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 27 from 3 to 7 p.m. on the Sangren Pedestrian Mall.
Businesses, registered student organizations and other local organizations will table the event the day before classes begin as a symbolic kick-off to the new school year. Different departments of the University will be on hand at the largest event on campus to offer information to new and returning students and alumni.
Children's Place Learning Center Closed:
The Children's Place Learning Center ended operations on Friday. The closing was marked with a celebration of the center's history. The Children's Place opened 22 years ago following internal and public pressure after the closing of WMU's Sara Sickward Preschool.
WMU joins MSU in hosting $2.3 million program encouraging diversity in economics:
WMU and MSU are currently hosting the 2019 American Economic Association's Summer Training Program. Funded by more than $2.3 million in grants from the National Science Foundation, the program is designed to prepare under-represented students for the rigor of graduate school. Dr. Christine Moser, a professor of economics at WMU is serving as the program's associate director.