WMU http://michiganradio.org en March Madness begins for three Michigan universities today http://michiganradio.org/post/march-madness-begins-three-michigan-universities-today <p>Big Ten tournament champion Michigan State University, runner-up University of Michigan and Mid-American conference champion Western Michigan University all play their first tournament games today.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 09:50:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 16900 at http://michiganradio.org March Madness begins for three Michigan universities today Historical marker stolen on the Western Michigan University campus http://michiganradio.org/post/historical-marker-stolen-western-michigan-university-campus <p>KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) - A college prank?<br><br>Police at Western Michigan University are looking for a large historical marker stolen from outside the birthplace of the Kalamazoo school.<br><br>The marker was discovered missing Thursday at East Hall. Size would make it difficult to hide: Like other state markers, it's 54 inches tall and 42 inches wide.<br><br>East Hall is 108 years old. It houses campus archives and regional history, but it's being turned into an alumni center. Over the years, the building has served as WMU's administrative offices and also was a women's gym.<br> Sun, 30 Jun 2013 14:37:39 +0000 The Associated Press 13311 at http://michiganradio.org Historical marker stolen on the Western Michigan University campus Seita Scholars Program Helps Foster Care Alumni http://michiganradio.org/post/seita-scholars-program-helps-foster-care-alumni <p>There are lots of scholarship programs that help pay for school.&nbsp; One scholarship at Western Michigan University goes farther to help students tackling college on their own.&nbsp;</p><p>John Seita's an alumni of WMU.&nbsp; Against long odds he earned three degrees from the school, after he aged out of the foster care system.&nbsp; His story inspired a program bearing his name.</p><p>Now the Seita Scholars Program helps students facing similar challenges.&nbsp; It’s a full tuition scholarship for people who've aged out of the foster care system.</p> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 21:27:09 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 10894 at http://michiganradio.org Seita Scholars Program Helps Foster Care Alumni WMU approves 3.9 percent tuition increase http://michiganradio.org/post/wmu-approves-39-percent-tuition-increase <p>Western Michigan University says it&#39;s raising tuition 3.9 percent for the coming academic year, reports the AP.<br /><br />Trustees at the Kalamazoo school approved the increase today. The school says instate freshmen and sophomores will pay $9,982 in tuition and mandatory fees in 2012-13. That&#39;s up $376 from the current academic year.<br /><br />Western Michigan says with the increase, the school is 10th in cost among the 15 Michigan public universities.<br /><br />Out-of-state freshmen and sophomores will pay $23,262 for the academic year.<br /><br />The trustees approved an operating budget of $349 million for the 2012-13 year.</p><p>Last year, Michigan Radio&#39;s <span class="submitted"><a href="http://michiganradio.org/people/jennifer-guerra" rel="author">Jennifer Guerra </a></span><span class="submitted">reported on public university tuition increases for the 2012-2011 academic year:</span></p><blockquote><ul><li><a href="http://ns.umich.edu/htdocs/releases/story.php?id=8449">University of Michigan</a>: 6.7% increase for in-state undergraduates, 4.9% for out-of-state students.</li><li><a href="http://www.wmich.edu/wmu/news/2011/06/021.html">Western Michigan University</a>: 6.6% increase</li><li><a href="http://www.freep.com/article/20110609/NEWS03/106090474/Oakland-University-trustees-OK-7-tuition-increase-leader-blasts-lawmakers-plan-cut-aid">Oakland University</a>: 7% increase</li><li><a href="http://www.saginawvalleyjournal.com/site/home/?p=2163">Saginaw Valley State</a>: 6.9% increase</li><li><a href="http://www.lssu.edu/whats_new/articles.php?articleid=2224">Lake Superior State University</a>: 6.94% increase</li><li><a href="http://www.freep.com/article/20110429/NEWS06/110429055/Michigan-Tech-raises-tuition-6-95">Michigan Technological University</a>: 6.95% increase</li><li><a href="http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2011/06/university_of_michigan-flint_s_23.html">University of Michigan-Flint</a>: 6.8% increase</li></ul></blockquote><p>This year for in-state undergraduates, tuition has increased by:</p><ul><li><a href="http://www.annarbor.com/news/university-of-michigan-resident-undergraduates/">University of Michigan</a>: 2.8 percent</li><li><a href="http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2012/06/16/saginaw-valley-state-university-raises-tuition-3-9-percent/">Saginaw Valley State</a>: 3.9 percent</li><li><a href="http://www.mlive.com/news/saginaw/index.ssf/2012/06/michigan_tuition_where_svsu_cm.html">Lake Superior State University</a><strong>: </strong>2.98 percent</li><li><a href="http://www.mtu.edu/news/stories/2012/june/story71010.html">Michigan Technological University</a>: 3.9 percent</li><li><a href="http://www.umd.umich.edu/693393/">University of Michigan-Dearborn</a>: 3.7 percent</li><li><a href="http://www.umflint.edu/news/university-news/board-of-regents-approves-um-flint-budget-and-tuition-rates-for-2012-13-academic-year/">University of Michigan-Flint: </a>3.6 percent</li><li><a href="http://www.freep.com/article/20120623/NEWS06/206230433/Michigan-State-to-hike-tuition-3-5-but-officials-say-it-isn-t-enough">Michigan State University</a>: 3.5 percent</li><li><a href="http://www.annarbor.com/news/eastern-michigan-university-hikes-tuition-395-sets-2906m-operating-budget/">Eastern Michigan University</a>: 3.95 percent</li></ul><p><em>-Elaine Ezekiel, Michigan Radio Newsroom</em></p><p> Wed, 25 Jul 2012 20:43:27 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 8438 at http://michiganradio.org WMU approves 3.9 percent tuition increase Red Wings hire Western Michigan coach http://michiganradio.org/post/red-wings-hire-western-michigan-coach <p>The Detroit Red Wings hired Jeff Blashill, a former Wester Michigan coach, according to the Detroit Free Press.</p><p>From the <a href="http://www.freep.com/article/20110708/SPORTS05/110708017/Red-Wings-new-assistant-coaches-plucked-from-Western-Michigan-AHL?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE">article</a>:</p><blockquote><p>The Red Wings have hired Western Michigan coach Jeff Blashill and Rockford (AHL) coach Bill Peters to be assistant coaches under head coach Mike Babcock.</p> Fri, 08 Jul 2011 19:05:07 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 3214 at http://michiganradio.org Red Wings hire Western Michigan coach Update: Students react to WMU's $100 million donation http://michiganradio.org/post/update-students-react-wmus-100-million-donation <p>Students of Western Michigan University are reacting to the donation of $100 million dollars to Western Michigan University for their medical school. <a href="http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2011/03/western_michigan_university_st_18.html">MLive</a> reports:</p> Wed, 23 Mar 2011 17:16:16 +0000 Steve Carmody & Michigan Radio Newsroom 1745 at http://michiganradio.org Update: Students react to WMU's $100 million donation WMU approves tuition increases for some students http://michiganradio.org/post/wmu-approves-tuition-increases-some-students <p>Although Michigan universities face huge funding cuts from the state, this rate hike has been years in the making. The change will affect a few thousand undergraduates studying at Western&rsquo;s business school and school of fine arts. Fri, 25 Feb 2011 15:41:42 +0000 Lindsey Smith 1427 at http://michiganradio.org WMU approves tuition increases for some students