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RE: Alumni Association.
(12-05-2017 09:50 PM)JHoover Wrote:  TIME, MARCHES, ON..................

Recently, many of us received a card in the mail, requesting us to do
a 30 Second Survey.
Apparently, this was an effort to separate us from our monies,
after we expire?

How disappointing, when many od us in SouthEastern Michigan are still
looking forward to New Programs and Activities for WMU Alumni.

What ever happened to the previous Alumni Survey?
Is it still being discussed 'in Committee" ?
Is it "Classified"?
Of course, this is not unusual, since many of have been asked before,
for our opinions, which are soon forgotten.

Several years ago, it was reported that a Million Dollars was taken from
the then "Alumni Association, to rehab an old building, that most WMU Alumni
will never see the inside of.
This , for all intent and purposes, ended the WMU Alumni Association.
Many Alumni, who paid foe LifeTime Memberships, were/are still PO'd about
that "debacle".
Talk about DISRESPECT !
(Bait and Switch, Taking ones under False Pretenses, etc etc................)
No Membership Cards, no Chapter Meetings, Occasionally a Watch Party at
a local Bar or Saloon, but no Presentations or Visits in Hotels, Community Meeting Rooms,
and no SE Michigan Golf Tournaments as in the past, etc etc...............
Talk about Regression !

Apparently, many WMU Administrators are unaware of the fact that,
SOCIAL MEDIA will never, never, never replace the MEET AND GREET, EYEBALL TO EYEBALL,
and the HEARTY HANDSHAKE !


As we've mentioned before, if you wish to have WMU Alumni in vest in our Alma Mater,
It's a good thing to invest in our Alumni.

The recent meeting with the new Present, according to our Operatives, being scheduled
during the work week, in downtown Detroit, was so poorly attended that they had to give
tickets away!
Who's Genius Idea was it to insult the WMU Alumni of Southeastern Michigan and
President Montgomery?

Perhaps, President Montgomery, could look into these matters, and use his creative
talents, to create a New and Progressive Western Michigan University Alumni Association.

No one else seems interested, or capable of operating a Functioning
WMU Alumni Association

What do you think?

There have been over 11,000 visits to this thread, since our last posting.



"Old Age and Treachery, will always beat Youth and Exuberance."
DM

Many colleges and universities are experiencing difficulty engaging alumni, particularly young alumni.

Too much college debt after college and too much tyrannical "poltical correctness" during college.

By the time they are done, they do not feel the need, or desire, to "give back."
12-06-2017 08:47 AM
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Post: #422
RE: Alumni Association.
(12-06-2017 08:47 AM)GullLake Wrote:  
(12-05-2017 09:50 PM)JHoover Wrote:  TIME, MARCHES, ON..................

Recently, many of us received a card in the mail, requesting us to do
a 30 Second Survey.
Apparently, this was an effort to separate us from our monies,
after we expire?

How disappointing, when many od us in SouthEastern Michigan are still
looking forward to New Programs and Activities for WMU Alumni.

What ever happened to the previous Alumni Survey?
Is it still being discussed 'in Committee" ?
Is it "Classified"?
Of course, this is not unusual, since many of have been asked before,
for our opinions, which are soon forgotten.

Several years ago, it was reported that a Million Dollars was taken from
the then "Alumni Association, to rehab an old building, that most WMU Alumni
will never see the inside of.
This , for all intent and purposes, ended the WMU Alumni Association.
Many Alumni, who paid foe LifeTime Memberships, were/are still PO'd about
that "debacle".
Talk about DISRESPECT !
(Bait and Switch, Taking ones under False Pretenses, etc etc................)
No Membership Cards, no Chapter Meetings, Occasionally a Watch Party at
a local Bar or Saloon, but no Presentations or Visits in Hotels, Community Meeting Rooms,
and no SE Michigan Golf Tournaments as in the past, etc etc...............
Talk about Regression !

Apparently, many WMU Administrators are unaware of the fact that,
SOCIAL MEDIA will never, never, never replace the MEET AND GREET, EYEBALL TO EYEBALL,
and the HEARTY HANDSHAKE !


As we've mentioned before, if you wish to have WMU Alumni in vest in our Alma Mater,
It's a good thing to invest in our Alumni.

The recent meeting with the new Present, according to our Operatives, being scheduled
during the work week, in downtown Detroit, was so poorly attended that they had to give
tickets away!
Who's Genius Idea was it to insult the WMU Alumni of Southeastern Michigan and
President Montgomery?

Perhaps, President Montgomery, could look into these matters, and use his creative
talents, to create a New and Progressive Western Michigan University Alumni Association.

No one else seems interested, or capable of operating a Functioning
WMU Alumni Association

What do you think?

There have been over 11,000 visits to this thread, since our last posting.



"Old Age and Treachery, will always beat Youth and Exuberance."
DM

Many colleges and universities are experiencing difficulty engaging alumni, particularly young alumni.

Too much college debt after college and too much tyrannical "poltical correctness" during college.

By the time they are done, they do not feel the need, or desire, to "give back."

Lots of reasons impact this. As a conservative Alumni I sure don't feel compelled to give financial donations to WMU when I read that Leftwing rag they call the Western Herald. After posting numerous 'replies to the editor' on their far left pablum, I challenged them to add JUST ONE conservative opinion writer for balance to the cacophony of Left-thought they offer up. From the responses I got you would have thought I was asking them to hire a far-right kook journalist instead of someone who represented 50+ % of the voters in Michigan.

They finally agreed to let someone from the WMU College Republicans offer counterpoint on some of their more inflammatory Opinions-this promise was about 6 months ago and I've yet to see one counterpoint published.

The Western Herald is the 'face' of Western to many students, Alumni, parents and casual observers. As such, they need to consider the audience they are writing for and offer more balance in their Articles and Opinion writers, or risk offending a large proportion of their readers. And it DOES impact donations.

Last year I donated to some WMU specific items and projects. We'll see if I do it next year. Though I have never attended Hillsdale College I like their philosophy and educational offerings. And I really love their newspaper the 'Hillsdale Collegian' which offers not only conservative thought but actual balanced Opinions. I will probably donate to them this coming year.
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RE: Alumni Association.
(12-06-2017 05:31 PM)BroncoPhilly Wrote:  
(12-06-2017 08:47 AM)GullLake Wrote:  
(12-05-2017 09:50 PM)JHoover Wrote:  TIME, MARCHES, ON..................

Recently, many of us received a card in the mail, requesting us to do
a 30 Second Survey.
Apparently, this was an effort to separate us from our monies,
after we expire?

How disappointing, when many od us in SouthEastern Michigan are still
looking forward to New Programs and Activities for WMU Alumni.

What ever happened to the previous Alumni Survey?
Is it still being discussed 'in Committee" ?
Is it "Classified"?
Of course, this is not unusual, since many of have been asked before,
for our opinions, which are soon forgotten.

Several years ago, it was reported that a Million Dollars was taken from
the then "Alumni Association, to rehab an old building, that most WMU Alumni
will never see the inside of.
This , for all intent and purposes, ended the WMU Alumni Association.
Many Alumni, who paid foe LifeTime Memberships, were/are still PO'd about
that "debacle".
Talk about DISRESPECT !
(Bait and Switch, Taking ones under False Pretenses, etc etc................)
No Membership Cards, no Chapter Meetings, Occasionally a Watch Party at
a local Bar or Saloon, but no Presentations or Visits in Hotels, Community Meeting Rooms,
and no SE Michigan Golf Tournaments as in the past, etc etc...............
Talk about Regression !

Apparently, many WMU Administrators are unaware of the fact that,
SOCIAL MEDIA will never, never, never replace the MEET AND GREET, EYEBALL TO EYEBALL,
and the HEARTY HANDSHAKE !


As we've mentioned before, if you wish to have WMU Alumni in vest in our Alma Mater,
It's a good thing to invest in our Alumni.

The recent meeting with the new Present, according to our Operatives, being scheduled
during the work week, in downtown Detroit, was so poorly attended that they had to give
tickets away!
Who's Genius Idea was it to insult the WMU Alumni of Southeastern Michigan and
President Montgomery?

Perhaps, President Montgomery, could look into these matters, and use his creative
talents, to create a New and Progressive Western Michigan University Alumni Association.

No one else seems interested, or capable of operating a Functioning
WMU Alumni Association

What do you think?

There have been over 11,000 visits to this thread, since our last posting.



"Old Age and Treachery, will always beat Youth and Exuberance."
DM

Many colleges and universities are experiencing difficulty engaging alumni, particularly young alumni.

Too much college debt after college and too much tyrannical "poltical correctness" during college.

By the time they are done, they do not feel the need, or desire, to "give back."

Lots of reasons impact this. As a conservative Alumni I sure don't feel compelled to give financial donations to WMU when I read that Leftwing rag they call the Western Herald. After posting numerous 'replies to the editor' on their far left pablum, I challenged them to add JUST ONE conservative opinion writer for balance to the cacophony of Left-thought they offer up. From the responses I got you would have thought I was asking them to hire a far-right kook journalist instead of someone who represented 50+ % of the voters in Michigan.

They finally agreed to let someone from the WMU College Republicans offer counterpoint on some of their more inflammatory Opinions-this promise was about 6 months ago and I've yet to see one counterpoint published.

The Western Herald is the 'face' of Western to many students, Alumni, parents and casual observers. As such, they need to consider the audience they are writing for and offer more balance in their Articles and Opinion writers, or risk offending a large proportion of their readers. And it DOES impact donations.

Last year I donated to some WMU specific items and projects. We'll see if I do it next year. Though I have never attended Hillsdale College I like their philosophy and educational offerings. And I really love their newspaper the 'Hillsdale Collegian' which offers not only conservative thought but actual balanced Opinions. I will probably donate to them this coming year.

THAT'S your reason not to donate? Take it from someone who used to write for the Herald-- nobody reads the Herald.

Beyond that, it's actually independent from the school, by design. So whatever you feel about their bias (I don't doubt it exists), it isn't the school's fault. Nor should the school be involved in what they print.
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When does the........04-cheers

SPRING MEMBERSHIP DRIVE BEGIN?
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RE: Alumni Association.
Quote:nobody reads the Herald.

I'm hardly surprised their viewership is poor, their journalism is poor. Their Editorial stances are poor. And they embrace the arrogance, condescencion and intolerance of most on the political Left. This is the figurehead newspaper for WMU-utterly appalling.

If Western really cared about fundraising from their alumni they wouldn't allow a rag like that to practice their crap journalism. Apparently they don't.

Let them go whine in Lansing to raise their state education allotment a fraction of a point over CMU and EMU. That'll get the job done-NOT.

WMU-as in marketing their athletic programs they market themselves to potential alumni donors-badly. All the bad habits we normally apply to public institutions-no accountability. They should make President Montgomery's yearly bonus tied to how successful he is at encouraging donor support, THEN you'd see some real focus and some real engagement. Not until then.
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Will this help?

"Western Michigan University has launched a national search for a newly created position at the University—vice president for marketing and strategic communication."
"The new position will lead the Office of University Relations and work collaboratively with all University entities to fully integrate and advance institutional marketing, branding and communication efforts, both internally and externally"

complete article available - https://wmich.edu/news/2018/03/45698
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(04-17-2018 11:40 AM)okgc Wrote:  Will this help?

"Western Michigan University has launched a national search for a newly created position at the University—vice president for marketing and strategic communication."
"The new position will lead the Office of University Relations and work collaboratively with all University entities to fully integrate and advance institutional marketing, branding and communication efforts, both internally and externally"

complete article available - https://wmich.edu/news/2018/03/45698

Yes. This is long overdue. Our competitors did this over a decade ago...
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Quote:Will this help?

If they are serious about it. The proof is in the pudding.

And the WMU Herald absolutely sucks as the school's newspaper. Someone in a leadership role needs to hold their funding until they get serious about reforming that rag and making it more balanced.

05-nono
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Lay off the Herald. It hasn't been relevant in over a decade, and it has nothing to do with their left-wing bias. Newspapers are dying, plain and simple.

If you're choosing to pull your donations because of the Western Herald, then you're an idiot just looking for any reason to pull it.
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RE: Alumni Association.
(04-17-2018 08:43 PM)BroncoPhilly Wrote:  
Quote:Will this help?

If they are serious about it. The proof is in the pudding.

And the WMU Herald absolutely sucks as the school's newspaper. Someone in a leadership role needs to hold their funding until they get serious about reforming that rag and making it more balanced.

05-nono

Wow, you are one huge loser if you have enough time to focus or even give a crap about the Herald's perceived liberal bias.

Hey, moron---WMU is a, get this! A liberal college campus.
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(04-17-2018 09:06 AM)BroncoPhilly Wrote:  
Quote:nobody reads the Herald.

I'm hardly surprised their viewership is poor, their journalism is poor. Their Editorial stances are poor. And they embrace the arrogance, condescencion and intolerance of most on the political Left. This is the figurehead newspaper for WMU-utterly appalling.

If Western really cared about fundraising from their alumni they wouldn't allow a rag like that to practice their crap journalism. Apparently they don't.

Let them go whine in Lansing to raise their state education allotment a fraction of a point over CMU and EMU. That'll get the job done-NOT.

WMU-as in marketing their athletic programs they market themselves to potential alumni donors-badly. All the bad habits we normally apply to public institutions-no accountability. They should make President Montgomery's yearly bonus tied to how successful he is at encouraging donor support, THEN you'd see some real focus and some real engagement. Not until then.

Look you, big brave anonymous message board coward! How brave of you to smear journalism students at your alma mater! How utterly tolerant of you of students who are simply working to develop interests, try new things and explore career paths. Not good enough for you, Bronco Asswipe!

If only these student reporters were less liberal and more conservative! Because as we all know, every young man and woman should aspire to a life of hypocrisy, selfishness, racism, homophobia and bigotry. They should hate the poor and minorities. Then, you, Bronco Asswipe, will finally rain your generosity on these student reporters, and deserving so!

F4ck you.
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Old, conservative snow-flakes are worse than the young liberal snow-flakes. At least the young ones have an excuse.
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