WMU News

June 30, 1997, Kalamazoo MI USA

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June 1997 WMU News Archive
Stories are listed in descending order by release date, beginning with the most recent. Click on the headline for the full story.

Haenicke to step down as WMU president in 1998 (June 27) One of the state's longest serving university presidents, Dr. Diether H. Haenicke of Western Michigan University, announced today at the University's Board of Trustees meeting that he will be stepping down as president on July 31, 1998.

Board tables tuition and fees plan to allow time for public comment (June 27) The Board of Trustees at Western Michigan University tabled a recommended increase in tuition and fees of $322.90 for Michigan freshmen and sophomores for 1997-98 until its next meeting July 25 to allow time for public comment. However, for the average WMU student, the increase would be $212.52.

WMU to offer new nonprofit leadership program (June 27) Meeting the demand for skilled professionals in the nonprofit sector is the goal of a new program Western Michigan University will offer this fall in Kalamazoo and Battle Creek.

Board approves final 1996-97 budget (June 27) The Western Michigan University Board of Trustees June 27 approved a final general fund operating budget of $189,786,970 for the University's 1996-97 fiscal year that ends June 30.

Grants to WMU hit $23.3 million mark (June 27) With a month still left to report in the current fiscal year, grants to Western Michigan University surged to the $23.3 million mark, the WMU Board of Trustees learned at its June 27 meeting.

Board approves appointments (June 27) The appointments of several new department chairpersons were approved June 27 by the Western Michigan University Board of Trustees.

Trustees hear two-month gift report (June 27) More than $847,400 in current and deferred cash gifts was donated to Western Michigan University during the months of April and May, according to a report presented to the WMU Board of Trustees at its June 27 meeting.

Board approves retirements (June 27) The retirements of six faculty members and five staff members were approved June 27 by the Western Michigan University Board of Trustees.

Board approves promotion of 46 faculty members (June 27) The promotions of 46 faculty members at Western Michigan University were approved June 27 by the WMU Board of Trustees.

WMU offers summer computer camp for high school students (June 24) Western Michigan University's Office of Professional Programs and Conferences will sponsor an on-campus computer camp in July and August for junior and senior high school students.

Board of Trustees to meet Friday, June 27 (June 24) A proposed tuition and fees schedule for fall 1997 is on the agenda for the Friday, June 27, meeting of the Western Michigan University Board of Trustees. The meeting will begin at 11 a.m. in the Connable Board Room of the Bernhard Center.

WMU faculty member co-writes two clinical psychology texts (June 19) A Western Michigan University faculty member and a WMU alumnus have co-written two new books that provide an overview of the field of clinical psychology, offering academic and practical information.

Natalie Richert joins WMU as conference coordinator (June 19) Natalie Richert of Kalamazoo has joined Western Michigan University as a conference coordinator in the Office of Professional Programs and Conferences.

WMU to offer prestigious NEH Summer Seminar at Cambridge (June 19) Scholars at Western Michigan University's Medieval Institute have been selected by the National Endowment for the Humanities to travel to England's Cambridge University and offer a summer seminar that will give American college teachers a rare chance to examine Old English manuscripts.

Sunseeker 97 ready for June 19 Sunrayce start at Indy (June 17) Western Michigan University's solar-powered car, Sunseeker 97, breezed through final inspection during Sunrayce 97 pre-race activities this week at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Commencement ceremonies set for June 28 (June 17) Western Michigan University will award more than 1,600 degrees in commencement exercises Saturday, June 28, in Miller Auditorium.

Gary Fund tops goal at $458,848 (June 10) The Mike Gary Athletic Fund at Western Michigan University has topped its 1997 goal by raising $457,848 -- a 13.6 percent increase over last year.

Dartmouth scholar wins first WMU Medieval Studies Prize (June 10) A book on Christian mysticism has earned a Dartmouth College scholar designation as the first recipient of a major international prize for scholarship in medieval studies offered by Western Michigan University.

Ron Stewart named WMU women's basketball coach (June 9) Ron Stewart, who has been an assistant with nationally-prominent men's basketball programs at Florida and Kansas State, has been named as the new head women's basketball coach at Western Michigan University.

Brylinsky elected to lead national organization (June 5) Jody A. Brylinsky, health, physical education and recreation, has been elected president-elect of the National Association for Sport and Physical Education. She will begin her term in April 1998.

WMU's Sunseeker solar car set for unveiling; team announced (June 3) Members of Western Michigan University's Sunseeker 97 team will pull the wraps off their entry in Sunrayce 97 during a ceremony set for 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 11.

Two WMU video programs win national awards (June 3) Two Western Michigan University television programs created through the Office of Video Distribution/EduCABLE have won 1997 Videographer Awards, earning national recognition for excellence in special events videography.

Fraire named admissions dean (June 3) John Fraire has been selected as the new dean of admissions at Western Michigan University. He has been director of admissions at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York since 1993. His appointment, effective June 9, is subject to approval by the WMU Board of Trustees.

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