WMU News

President to speak at wireless computing symposium

April 27, 2001

KALAMAZOO -- On Wednesday, May 2, WMU President Elson S. Floyd will speak at "Wire or Wireless: Nomadic Computing Hits the Campus" at California State University Monterey Bay. The program will be carried live via satellite downlink on WMU's EduCable Channel 43, from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

The program is the fourth in a series titled "Ready2Net" dealing with "higher education in the Internet age." It will also be Webcast through the Ready2Net Web site at <ready2net.monterey.edu>.

Also participating in the conference are Viji Murali, WMU vice president for information technology and chief information officer, and U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, representing Michigan's 6th District, which includes Kalamazoo. Upton chairs the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet.

California State University Monterey Bay, host of the Ready2Net symposium, is located in Seaside, Calif., and is part of the California State University system.

Media contact: Matt Kurz, 616 387-8400, matt.kurz@wmich.edu

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