WMU News

June 30, 1999, Kalamazoo MI USA

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June 1999 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.

Isabel J. Beeler (June 30) One of the founders of international student services died June 21.

Robert J. Perry (June 30) Former staff member in human resources died June 3.

Nearly $5.2 million in grants awarded in April, May (June 28) Fiscal year total through May exceeds $77 million.

Special July 13 performance of Summer Orientation Cabaret Show (June 28) Campus community invited in honor of 25th anniversary.

Trustees okay administrative appointments (June 25) Bailey is associate vp for academic affairs, Stillwell is interim fine arts dean. Appointments approved in race and ethnic relations, anthropology, and buiness information.

Changes in vehicle registration rates approved (June 25) Full-time rate will increase by $25.

Two new bachelor's degree programs offered this fall (June 25)

Anonymous donor establishes scholarships with $100,000 gift (June 25) Other gifts also announced.

New aviation dean named; Thompson to be graduate dean (June 25) James Crehan named dean of the College of Aviation.

Trustees approve 3 percent increase in tuition and fees (June 25)

Setting a price for goods, services topic of July WBDC meeting (June 25) July 1 meeting of Women's Business Development Center.

Trustees approve final general fund budget of $214 million (June 25) Final budget for the 1998-99 fiscal year that ends June 30.

New Ph.D. program in public administration OK'd (June 25) Trustees approve new doctoral degree in Public Administration.

New alliance serves area residents with disabilities (June 25) WMU partners with MRC Industries and Residential Opportunities.

Trustees approve retirements of 10 faculty, two staff members (June 25)

Twenty-six faculty members granted tenure (June 25)

Promotions of 49 faculty members approved (June 25)

Visiting Azerbaijani student takes pollution clean-up methods home (June 22) Two-year program provides environmental professionals from former Soviet Union with the educational background they need.

Nearly 1,500 degrees to be conferred June 26 (June 22) Ceremonies at 9 and 11:30 a.m. in Miller Auditorium.

Board of Trustees to meet Friday, act on new programs, tuition (June 22) New bachelor's degree programs and fall 1999 tuition and fees on June 25 agenda.

WMU researcher will evaluate Pennsylvania charter schools (June 18) Dr. Gary Miron awarded $174,958 by Pa. Dept of Education.

Strazdas elected chair of construction safety commission (June 18) WMU manager of maintenance services elected to a two-year term.

April doctoral recipients announced (June 18) Fourteen students received doctoral degrees at the end of winter session.

Four named winners of Staff Service Excellence Awards (June 18) Employees Bates, Crill, Martin, Ware receive $1,000 prize.

Elmer R. Beloof (June 17) Professor emeritus of music died June 8.

William J. Yankee (June 17) Former assistant professor of psychology died June 3.

Appointments of aviation dean, director of race relations institute will go to trustees (June 17) James Crehan to serve as first dean of aviation college.

Planning Commission approves Arboretum construction (June 17) New agreement on the 183-acre Arboretum project sets aside 50 acres as public open space.

Information technology VP candidates make presentations (June 15) Campus visits and presentations, June 17 through July 13.

President Floyd on completion of state funding process (June 10) WMU gets 5+2 percent increase in budget agreement.

Tentative Aboretum deal reached (June 10) WMU Foundation, WMU and City of Kalamazoo agree on 183-acre project.

Sunseeker solar team will utilize skills from across University (June 10) Sunseeker on the road June 20-29 to compete in Sunrayce 99.

Dahlberg elected president of food and human values society (June 10) Professor of political science is president of Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society.

Do you know of WMU students, alumni serving in Kosovo? (June 9) Tribute being prepared for WMU students, alumni serving with NATO forces in Balkans.

Floyd offers nonprofits insights (June 8) President speaks on building partnerships with local communities, June 15 in Battle Creek.

KPS named Employer of the Year (June 8) Kalamazoo Public Schools recognized by WMU Career and Student Employment Services.

Record freshman class expected to attend orientation (June 8) 13 two-day orientation sessions at between June 7 and July 27.

Orientation coordinators named (June 8) Juniors Nicole Blodgett, Carrie Crawford, and senior Emily Stabile.

Gary Athletic Fund reaches all-time high (June 8) Fund total up more than 13 percent over previous year.

Tips on handling Y2K computer problems available (June 7) Do you have a potential problem with your desktop computer?

Music students go 'down under' for spring concert tour (June 7) WMU students play to packed houses in Australia, New Zealand and Fiji.

Holistic health care program offered in Glen Arbor (June 3) WMU offers certificate program in July and August at the Leelanau School.

Institute focuses on teaching about a time and place far, far away (June 3) $163,000 NEH grant funds study of Anglo-Saxon England beginning June 21.

Students' designs featured at industry trade show (June 3) Four office furniture designs displayed June 7-9 in Chicago.

New book examines school censorship and controversy (June 3) Ellen Brinkley's "Caught Off Guard: Teachers Rethinking Censorship and Controversy."

Alumni return for Reunion Weekend June 12 (June 3) Class of 1949 celebrates 50th reunion.

Home page test site and survey available (June 3) Survey participants entered in drawing for $50 bookstore certificate.

Area superintendents help launch educational technology certificate (June 1) News conference June 3 announces formation of consortium.

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