February 2013 WMU News

February 12, 2013 | WMU News

The weekly music show, which airs on WMUK-FM Saturday nights and Sunday mornings, is celebrating 35 years of bringing bluegrass and roots music to its listeners.

February 11, 2013 | WMU News

The deadline for submitting applications or nominations for two awards, the University Assessment Excellence Award and University Individual Assessment Excellence Award, is Friday, Feb. 15.

February 8, 2013 | WMU News

WMU students can get a little one-on-one help with their research papers and projects during the Spring into Research event from 4 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at Waldo Library.

February 8, 2013 | WMU News

Dr. Nancy E. Snow will present "Learning to Look: Lessons from Iris Murdoch on Moral Growth" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, in the University Center for the Humanities, 2500 Knauss Hall.

February 8, 2013 | WMU News

Brown Hall, the Chemistry Building and Phase I Western View buildings all earned LEED certifications within the past year. Several other campus buildings are in the process of being certified.

February 8, 2013 | WMU News

A collaboration agreement allowing WMU to offer advanced classes at Wayne County Community College District's Northwest Campus will expand the University's growing presence in southeast Michigan. 

February 8, 2013 | WMU News

Anne Devereaux Jordan, a former faculty member well known in the realms of children's literature and science fiction writing, died Feb. 2 at age 69. Services were held Sunday, Feb. 10, in Ashford, Conn.

February 7, 2013 | WMU News

Former WMU professor Dr. John Geisler has been honored with the first Lifetime Achievement Award bestowed by the Michigan Counseling Association and a scholarship initiated by the association in his honor.

February 7, 2013 | WMU News

Senior Ronald Altman has been chosen to present his paper at a prestigious international conference in April. David Curwen, WMU associate professor of dance, will also present a paper at the conference.

February 7, 2013 | WMU News

Rosemary Lyon, a retired staff member in the College of Arts and Sciences, died Sunday, Jan. 24, at the age of 89. A memorial service has been held in Kalamazoo.

February 7, 2013 | WMU News

If you or someone you know has an eating disorder, help is available. Learn more by picking up information being made readily available on campus or registering to attend the Sindecuse Health Center's body image workshop.

February 7, 2013 | WMU News

University graduate Taylor Paskin has designed a completely online anatomy and physiology class that employs both a virtual anatomy lab and hands-on lab assignments that students conduct at home.

February 6, 2013 | WMU News

Reservations are being accepted for a faculty and staff mixer from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, in Miller Auditorium, which will feature a Mardi Gras-type atmosphere.

February 6, 2013 | WMU News

Gladys Stuifbergen, a retired senior clerk in the Office of Admissions died Sunday, Jan. 24, in Kalamazoo. She was 98. Services and internment have been held.

February 6, 2013 | WMU News

An international robotics expert from France will be the featured presenter at the 2013 Engineers Week Dinner. A social hour and dinner will precede the talk and will begin at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, in the Fetzer Center.

February 6, 2013 | WMU News

Nominations are due by Thursday, Feb. 28, for the spring semiannual Make a Difference Awards, which honor staff members who provide exceptional service to the University.

February 6, 2013 | WMU News

Brad Baughman and Rebecca Dubord have been collectively awarded $8,500 through the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program to study foreign languages overseas during the 2013-14 academic year.

February 6, 2013 | WMU News

Two informational workshops for faculty members and administrators to learn more about the Fulbright Program will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, and at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14.

February 6, 2013 | WMU News

The 27th annual Student Employee Appreciation Week is Feb. 18-22. Faculty and staff members are encouraged to thank their student workers in some way during appreciation week.

February 5, 2013 | WMU News

Flags on all campuses of WMU will be lowered Thursday, Feb. 7, in honor of Army Sgt. Mark Schoonhoven, formerly of Plainwell, Mich., who died from wounds suffered while serving in Afghanistan.

February 4, 2013 | WMU News

WMU students interested in taking the next step toward sustainable living are encouraged to apply for one of five yearlong residential fellowships at the Gibbs House. The deadline to apply is Saturday, March 30.

February 2, 2013 | WMU News

At least 170 organizations, many of which are Michigan-based, will be on campus for the annual Career Fair, set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, in the Bernhard Center Ballroom.

February 2, 2013 | WMU News

Registration is under way for classes on such diverse subjects as the opera, oriental rugs, modern newsgathering and French conversation as part of WMU's Lifelong Learning Academy.

February 2, 2013 | WMU News

The New York-based Kris Davis Quintet will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, in the Dalton Center Lecture Hall. The concert is free and open to the public.

February 2, 2013 | WMU News

The 2013 Special Olympics Polar Plunge and Winter Carnival is planned for 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at Goldsworth Valley, and will feature ice skating, games, live music, and hot food and drinks.

February 1, 2013 | WMU News

The first choral showcase concert of 2013 is set for 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, in the First Methodist Church, 212 S. Park St., in downtown Kalamazoo. The event is free and open to the public.

February 1, 2013 | WMU News

Comedian Kathleen Madigan, who has appeared on Last Comic Standing and many late-night shows, will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, in Miller Auditorium. Tickets are available at millerauditorium.com.

February 1, 2013 | WMU News

College Goal Sunday, an event intended to assist students and their families with maximizing college financial aid opportunities, will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, in Schneider Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

February 1, 2013 | WMU News

String Jazz World Music Explosion is set for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13 in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. The performance will be preceded by a 7 p.m. discussion hosted by Dr. Dan Jacobson.

February 1, 2013 | WMU News

The School of Music Concerto Competition finals will take place at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. Winners will perform as soloists at the annual concerto concert.

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