Ideas Archive

Free DVD of commencement ceremonies

A wonderful goodwill gesture to students graduating from WMU would be to give them a complimentary copy of their graduation ceremony on DVD at no charge. Students currently can purchase a copy of their commencement ceremony for $25.00 plus shipping …

Make the commencement ceremony special

When commencement season rolls around, I read about other universities who have U.S. presidents, celebrities, icons, and others preside over the ceremony. For the ten years I have been at Western I have heard the same commencement speech year after …

Innovate, document, distribute

Idea in a nutshell Come up with a new thing, document how it was produced and delivered (so that it is reproducible), distribute the idea to the campus community to enable others to use the idea or method in the …

WMU secrets

What ways can we support students in learning more about valuable services at WMU? As a student at WMU from 1996-2000 I slowly learned about all of WMU’s hidden gems and ‘secret/underpulicized’ services. I had to seek out information about …