Breneman to return to WMU as VP for government relations:
Jeffery Breneman, president and founder of Spectrum Public Affairs, is slated to start as WMU's vice president for government relations on July 15. Breneman previously served as the university's first vice president for legislative affairs from 1998 to 2003. Before that he had as deputy chief of staff for Rep. Fred Upton.
McCracken demolition nearly completed:
The main walkway to Waldo Library is closed as the demolition of McCracken Hall enters final stages.
Waldo Stadium flooded:
Waldo Stadium flooded after Kalamazoo received two inches of rain Wednesday night. This is the second time the field has flooded. The previous flood was in October 2017 and resulted in the delay of that year's homecoming game.
Here’s the scene from Waldo Stadium at around 12:30 p.m....Definitely more water than what had rescheduled the homecoming game vs. Akron two seasons ago: pic.twitter.com/bkazb32SZ8— Samuel J. Robinson (@samuelrobinsonJ) June 20, 2019
The National Weather Center Service has put Kalamazoo under a flood advisory until June 21 at 11:15 a.m.
WMU administrator to serve on Governor's task force for women and girls in sports:
Western Michigan University's director of intercollegiate athletics has been selected to join 13 others as members of Michigan's new Task Force on Women in Sports. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer created the task force via executive order on June 17. According to the order, the task force is charged with examining gender inequalities in sports and providing recommendations to the Governor.