WMU Receives Record-Setting $550 Million Donation

Jun 8, 2021

Graduates of Western Michigan University have given the school a donation that’s thought to be the largest gift to a public university in U.S. history. The anonymous $550 million donation will be split between the university, the Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine and Bronco Athletics.

The Power Of Puck

Jun 4, 2021
Mark Bugnaski / WMU Theatre

The Western Michigan University Theatre’s current production of William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” features an inspiring actor with cerebral palsy in a leading role.

Theater Review: Putnam County Spelling Bee

Jun 1, 2021
Mark Bugnaski / WMU Theatre

The Western Michigan University Theatre is currently staging a production of "The Twenty-Fifth Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" outdoors in Western’s Miller Fountain Plaza. WMUK’s Gordon Bolar has this review.

Belle Isle Books

Between them, Deborah Ann Percy and Arnold Johnston have co-written, edited, or translated 20 books and numerous plays that have led to more than 200 productions.

A black-and-white group photo, apparently outside against a concrete background, of young men and women in formal wear.
Courtesy photo / Western Michigan University

Two alumni of Western Michigan University say they faced racial discrimination while studying in the School of Music, and one says she was also treated unfairly because of her gender. The head of Western’s highly regarded vocal jazz ensemble, Professor Greg Jasperse, is at the center of their complaints. The university has cleared him of wrongdoing, but the students’ claims have caught the attention of the highest levels of Western’s administration.