WMU News

'State of the University' addressed at convocation

Jan. 26, 2001

KALAMAZOO -- Western Michigan University President Elson S. Floyd will deliver a "State of the University" address Thursday, Feb. 1, as part of WMU's annual Academic Convocation, set for 5 p.m. in the Fetzer Center's Kirsch Auditorium.

For the first time, the WMU Faculty Senate will act as host to the event, which is intended to recognize excellence and academic achievement at the University. The Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs coordinates the convocation, which is open to the public.

Dr. Ralph Tanner, president of the Faculty Senate and associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, will preside. He will welcome those attending and make announcements on behalf of the Faculty Senate Executive Board. Brief procedural items of the senate will precede the convocation.

Alumni Teaching Excellence Awards will be presented by M. Jamie Jeremy, executive director of the WMU Alumni Association, to Dr. Alexander J. Enyedi, associate professor of biological sciences, and Dr. Alyce M. Dickinson, professor of psychology. Click for more.

A Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award will be presented by Dr. Fredrick Dobney, provost and vice president for academic affairs, to Dr. Nora Berrah, professor of physics. Click for more.

George A. Franklin, past chairperson of the WMU Board of Trustees, will present Distinguished Service Awards to Dr. James R. Sanders, professor of educational studies and associate director of WMU's Evaluation Center, and Dr. Martha B. Warfield, director of the Division of Multicultural Affairs. Click for more.

Following the awards ceremony, Floyd will give the address. The convocation will end with a reception in the lobby of the Fetzer Center.

Floyd's address will be carried at 7:30 p.m. that evening on WMUK (102.1 FM), the University's public radio station.

Media contact: Cheryl Roland, 616 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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