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Graduate student recognition week begins April 6

April 1, 2001

KALAMAZOO -- The many contributions graduate students make to WMU will be recognized by offices across campus during the fourth annual Graduate Student Appreciation Week from Friday, April 6, through Friday, April 13.

The WMU community is asked to join in observing the special week, says Paula Boodt in the Graduate College, which is sponsoring the event.

"We're proud to honor the contributions our graduate students make to the educational mission of the University," Boodt says, "and we recognize their enormous achievements in scholarly and creative activity."

The highlight of this year's appreciation week will be an open reception for all graduate students from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, in the Bernhard Center's South Ballroom.

Other activities include a College of Arts and Sciences Student Research Recognition Reception from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, April 6, in 208-210 Bernhard Center. A GradART Open Studio/Open House also will take place that day in East Hall at a yet-to-be-announced time.

In addition, three related events have been scheduled for Wednesday, April 11, in the Bernhard Center.

A reception for Graduate Research and Creative Scholars and Graduate Teaching Effectiveness Award winners will be held at 4 p.m. in the President's Dining Room. Prior to the reception, these scholars and award winners will describe their research and teaching experiences during concurrent panel discussions at 2 p.m. The Research and Creative Scholars program will take place in the Brown and Gold Room and the teaching effectiveness award winners program will take place in Room 211.

For more information on this year's Graduate Student Appreciation Week activities or to have an activity added to the Graduate College's online calendar, call Boodt at 387-8204.

Media contact: Jeanne Baron, 616 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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