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October 31, 2000, Kalamazoo MI USA

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October 2000 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.

Broncos claim first-ever MAC tournament win (Oct. 31) Women's soccer team defeats CMU, advances to tournament semi-finals Friday.

Broncos roll over Kent State 42-0 (Oct. 28) Football team remains undefeated, 5-0, in MAC.

Spikers claim huge 3-0 win at Northern Illinois (Oct. 28) Broncos are 11-1 MAC with first win at DeKalb under coach George.

Hockey team undefeated in CCHA (Oct. 28) Broncos sweep series with Lakers, improve to 3-0-1 in conference.

Volleyball team improves to 10-1 MAC (Oct. 27) Broncos extend winning streak to nine with sweep of Buffalo.

Hockey Broncos defeat Lakers 5-2 (Oct. 27) WMU remains unbeaten in young CCHA season.

Pharmacia exec named to WMU research post (Oct. 27) John Luderer named associate vice president for research, effective Jan. 22, 2001.

WMU has record year in private gifts (Oct. 27) New millennium begins with record $17.5 in private gifts for University year that ended June 30.

Grant total tops $45 million for 1999-2000 (Oct. 27) Second largest total for grants in university's history.

Trustees set meeting dates for 2001 (Oct. 27) First meetings of new year are Jan. 19, April 20, June 22.

Trustees approve retirements (Oct. 27) Retirements of six faculty and three staff members approved.

Gifts to WMU since July total more than $2 million (Oct. 27) Cash gifts during fical first quarter total $2,007,265.

Golf team wins first tournament title (Oct. 25) Broncos conclude fall schedule with record-setting win. Katie Yoder is team's first tournament medalist.

Sky Broncos qualify for national championships (Oct. 24) WMU places second at regionals, guaranteeing a berth in championships.

University Theatre stages Neil Simon production (Oct. 24) "Jake's Women" opens Oct. 26 for seven performances in Multiform Theatre.

How to do business with local government agencies (Oct. 24) Government purchasing officials featured in WMU-sponsored business program, Nov. 9.

Grants: where to find them, how to get them (Oct. 24) "Grants for Entrepreneurial Ventures" is next WBDC program, Nov. 2.

Lansing conference on doing business with NASA (Oct. 24) Southwest Michigan Technical Assistance Center sponsors Nov. 8 program.

How to morph an idea into a business (Oct. 24) WMU expert makes Nov. 8 presentation at Portage Public Library.

Conference aims at deterring underage drinking (Oct. 24) Three area high schools participate in alcohol abuse prevention program at WMU.

Congress approves $1.5 million for Kalamazoo River (Oct. 23) WMU's Environmental Institute will receive $750,000 to fund research.

Broncos picked to win division, league titles (Oct. 23) Women's basketball team predicted to win 2001 MAC West and MAC Tournament championships.

Broncos control their own destiny (Oct. 22) Football and volleyball teams lead MAC.

Hockey Broncos split pair on nonconference matches (Oct. 21) WMU drops home opener in OT, rebounds for win over previously unbeaten Alabama- Huntsville.

Volleyball Broncos win eighth straight (Oct. 21) WMU improves to 9-1 MAC, ties Ball State for conference lead.

Offense has its day in the sunshine (Oct. 21) Football Broncos explode for 52 points, 418 yards total offense in huge Homecoming win.

Campus Classic draws more than 1,300 participants (Oct. 21) Complete race results available on Campus Classic Web site.

Volleyball Broncos win 3-0 versus Toledo (Oct. 20) WMU extends win streak to seven, improves to 8-1 in MAC.

NPR's 'Math Guy,' Keith Devlin at WMU Oct. 27 (Oct. 19) Internationally recognized mathematician visits campus Oct. 27.

Antique hearing devices loaned to WMU (Oct. 19) Nearly 90 antique, non-electrical hearing devices permanently loaned to WMU by alumnus.

Liberty Mutual gives start-up funds for bike patrol (Oct. 19) WMU Public Safety gets two specially equipped mountain bikes for patrolling.

More than 1,200 expected for Campus Classic (Oct. 19) Classic is one of West Michigan's biggest running events. Walk-in registration begins Oct. 19.

Broncos in must-win Homecoming contests (Oct. 18) Championship hopes for football and volleyball Broncos may ride on Homecoming contests.

Haunting fund raiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters (Oct. 18) Residence Hall effort raised $1,850 last year. This year's Haunted Forest is Oct. 26-27.

Students to spend day improving community (Oct. 18) WMU students pour "Into the Streets," Oct. 28, as part of a nationwide volunteer program.

Design Center honored by state group (Oct. 18) Director Tricia Hennessy and several recently graduated students recognized by museum association.

WMU students in Sydney for Paralympics (Oct. 18) Asya Miller and Joe Hamilton in Australia, Oct. 18-29, to compete in goalball, other sports.

The math is also mightier than the sword (Oct. 18) Honors students engage in fencing duel in demonstration of math principles.

Jane Abraham leads discussion on date rape, club drugs (Oct. 18) Abraham leads panel discussion Monday, Oct. 23, in Bernhard Center.

Three outstanding grads named Distinguished Alumni (Oct. 17) Hall, Mazzie and Simmon honored for achievement at Oct. 20 dinner.

Dalton Series premieres with dancer Maureen Fleming (Oct. 17) Internationally recognized dancer in two performances, Nov. 3-4.

University Concert Band opens 2000-01 season (Oct. 17) Admission is free to Oct. 24 concert in Miller Auditorium.

Gold Co. sneak preview concert is Nov. 2 (Oct. 17) Award-winning vocal jazz ensemble presents Nov. 2 sneak preview of annual Miller Show.

OcTUBAfest celebrates 25th anniversary (Oct. 17) Tuba and euphonium festival founder Robert Whaley retires this year. OcTUBAfest is Oct. 29.

Pianist Alexander Mikhailuk in concert Oct. 31 (Oct. 17) Sonatas by Liszt, Mozart and Prokofiev featured in Oct. 31 Young Concert Artists Series.

WMU keyboard artists perform Bach favorites (Oct. 17) Pianos fill the stage at Dalton Recital Hall for "Bach and Forth" afternoon concert, Nov. 5.

Choral symposium concludes with free concert (Oct. 17) All-day symposium culminates in free evening concert in Dalton Recital Hall, Oct. 28.

Fall Concert of Dance features students, alumni, faculty (Oct. 17) Five performances Oct. 20-21 and 26-28 in Dalton Multimedia Room.

More than 900 already registered for Campus Classic (Oct. 16) Second annual Homecoming run/walk event features food, fun and prizes.

Geographer tells tales of the American roadside (Oct. 16) Author talks about changing American landscape, motels, fast food, gas stations and more Oct. 19.

Golden Apple awards dinner honors top educators (Oct. 16) DeFord, Douglass and Glaes honored by Education Alumni Society Oct. 20.

Award-winning nonfiction writer gives reading (Oct. 16) Robin Hemley presents reading of his work Oct. 26.

Hockey Broncos open with win and tie (Oct. 15) WMU gets three points at Alaska- Fairbanks.

Women's soccer team falls to EMU in OT (Oct. 15) Broncos are 1-1 in two overtime matches at Central and Eastern Michigan.

Spikers win at Marshall and Ohio (Oct. 14) Broncos win sixth straight, defeat MAC East leader Ohio 3-1.

Music, mad dashes and Motown all part of Homecoming (Oct. 13) Dozens of events lead up to Homecoming Saturday, Oct. 21.

Women's soccer team wins at CMU (Oct. 13) WMU earns big win in double overtime. Senior Erin Ivory scores game-winning goal.

Volleyball Broncos win 3-1 at Marshall (Oct. 13) Broncos at MAC East-leading Ohio Saturday.

Janik is new synchronized skating coach (Oct. 11) Former member of Miami's national championship team is new Bronco skating coach.

Early registration extended for Campus Classic (Oct. 11) Early-registration fee available through Oct. 15 for WMU Homecoming run/walk.

Bronco Battalion takes on Michigan, MSU, others (Oct. 11) WMU cadets battle ROTC students from 10 universities in Ranger Challenge.

WMU and Chandler reach agreement, end dispute (Oct. 11) Prominent professor Ralph Chandler and university end employment-related controversy.

Sounds of pipes and drums fill Miller Auditorium (Oct. 10) Famed Black Watch in single performance of bagpipes and drums, Oct. 15.

Business college intros anytime, anyplace computing (Oct. 10) Haworth laptops pace campus with email and online access, anytime and anywhere.

Koetsier earns preseason MAC honor (Oct. 10) Sophomore is only underclassman selected to preseason all-conference basketball team.

$14 million federal grant aids middle school students (Oct. 9) WMU leads three-university team, two area school districts to participate.

New group promotes dance (Oct. 9) Partners in Dance formed to promote awareness, support the art at WMU and in the community.

Volleyball Broncos survive Kent, 3-2 (Oct. 7) Broncos also defeat Bowling Green, 3-0, to improve to 5-1 MAC.

Volleyball Broncos win third straight in three (Oct. 6) Broncos sweep Bowling Green, 3-0, host Kent Saturday night.

WMU stages Tony Award-winning musical (Oct. 6) "Into the Woods" opens Oct. 12 for seven performances in Shaw Theatre.

Conference features top e-commerce execs (Oct. 6) Haworth College- sponsored conference draws execs from Dell, Iomega, Ameritech and more.

Forum is not afraid to tackle fears (Oct. 6) "Fear in Society" forum features 15 scholars from across the U.S. on Saturday, Oct. 14.

NPR journalist speaks during Hispanic Heritage Month (Oct. 6) NPR's Richard Gonzalez is at WMU Oct. 12.

Doing e-business with the government (Oct. 6) WMU offers free electronic commerce seminar Oct. 13 in Battle Creek.

Visiting physicist discusses fifth state of matter (Oct. 6) Auburn's Michael S. Pindzola makes free public presentation Oct. 24.

Bronco defense mauls Marshall (Oct. 5) Football Broncos win 30-10 before national TV audience, remain undefeated in MAC.

Football Broncos face Marshall on national TV (Oct. 4) Rematch of 1999 MAC Championship game is on ESPN, Oct. 5.

University Symphony Orchestra debuts season Oct. 8 (Oct. 3) Includes resident artist and piano soloist David Gross. Admission is free.

WMU hosts Florida State Brass Quintet (Oct. 3) Internationally accomplished quintet performs in Dalton Recital Hall, Oct. 8.

Recital features works by female composers (Oct. 3) WMU faculty soprano Karen Wicklund performs Oct. 9 in the Dalton Recital Hall.

Festival brings young musicians to WMU (Oct. 3) Western String Festival includes 13 area high schools, features free public concert Oct. 10.

Symphonic Band opens 2000-01 season (Oct. 3) Free performance includes works by Copland, Bach, Berlioz, Sunday, Oct. 15.

WMU hosts Musica Antiqua Russica, Oct. 17 (Oct. 3) Historically accurate interpretation of 17th and 18th century Russian works presented in free concert.

Jazz Lab Band first performance is Oct. 18 (Oct. 3) Program includes "mixed bag" of swing tunes and ballads.

Rick Holland Quartet and guests perform Oct. 19 (Oct. 3) Guest artists include Trent Kynaston, Sunny Wilkinson.

Music of Brazil, Portugal featured in recital (Oct. 3) Free performance by flutist Beth Ernest Dias and pianist Francisca Aquino is Oct. 19.

Undefeated women's soccer team leads MAC (Oct. 1) Broncos in sole possession of first place following 2-1 win at Bowling Green.

Homecoming concert brings back Motown sound (Oct. 1) Five legendary recording groups highlight Oct. 21 concert in Miller Auditorium.

Not ready to run? Volunteer (Oct. 1) Prizes, free food and fun await volunteers for 2nd Annual Homecoming Campus Class Run/Walk.

WMU celebrates National Coming Out Day (Oct. 1) Free activities planned for National Coming Out Day, Oct. 11.

WMU and Komen Foundation offer unique internship (Oct. 1) WMU honors students have unique internship at breast cancer foundation.

Accounting experts advise small business owners (Oct. 1) "Setting Up the Books for a Small Business" is free program in Battle Creek, Oct. 9.

Child care policy addressed by visiting economist (Oct. 1) Werner Sichel Lecture Series in economics presents Barbara Bergmann, Oct. 11.

Grad student open house is Oct. 18 (Oct. 1) Informational open house at Bernhard Center for prospective grad students.

Autism is topic of Van Riper lecture series (Oct. 1) Three internationally known authorities highlight 18th annual lectures, Oct. 19-20.

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