Western Express July 25, 2014

Posted on Friday, July 25, 2014

Western Michigan University news and update highlights for July 18 – 24, 2014. This week’s campus photo features WMU’s Sunseeker at the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences during a stop on the 2012 American Solar Challenge.

In mid July, Western Michigan University's solar racing team finished the Formula Sun Grand Prix tied for third and qualified for the Monday, July 21, start of the 2014 American Solar Challenge. The race will see collegiate teams cover more than 1,700 miles from Austin, Texas, to Minneapolis. To read more, please click here

UPDATE: The American Solar Challenge concluded Monday, July 28 with WMU in seventh place. Click here to read more. 

WMU News

WMU teams identify potential for seven-figure Detroit city savings. Read more here.

Sangren Hall earns LEED gold certification as a ‘green’ building. Read more here.

WMU begins STARS sustainability initiative with ‘gold’ rating. Read more here.

Trustees approve retirements of two faculty, six staff members. Read more here.

Two more students earn prestigious Gilman scholarships. Read more here.

Athletics News

Broncos (Football) Take Part in 2014 MAC Media Day. Read more here.

Weekly Summer Baseball Update. Read more here.

Women’s Golf Announces 2014-15 Schedule. Read more here.

Community News

James Bolger calls WMU Board appointment ‘a nice opportunity to come back home.’ Read more at

Concussion-detecting football helmet sensor developed by Western Michigan University students. Read more at