WMU Campus History

University Magazine:

Spring / Summer Issue, 1970

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University Magazine
bullet "University Magazine" (a precursor of "WMU Magazine") was a quarterly publication of WMU's Alumni Relations Office, produced by the Office of University Information.

bullet The featured article of the Spring/Summer, 1970 issue of "University Magazine" described the planned and ongoing physical changes to the university campus.  Titled "The Return of the Pedestrian" and written by Dr. Myron L. Coulter, WMU Vice President for Institutional Services, the article summarizes the goals and results of many years of physical master planning by University staff and consultants.

bullet The main points for the campus reorganization were:

  • Increasing the building density on the main campus

  • Imaginative architectural and landscaping treatment of buildings and walkways

  • Functional but aesthetically appealing physical environment

  • Reduction of faculty and student travel to East Campus

  • Easy walking distances between academic facilities


bullet Complete University Magazine; Spring/Summer 1970 (11.2 MB)

bullet QuickView of Magazine


Check out the links below for related information on campus master planning from the 60's and 70's.

1970 Campus Development Plan
1970 West Michigan Mall Sketch
1962 Campus Plans

In addition, the 1998 Campus Development Issues report summarizes and updates the 1970 plan.


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