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December 31, 2001, Kalamazoo MI USA

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December 2001 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.

Gold Company offers preview of California concerts (Dec. 24) Vocal jazz ensemble preview concert is Jan. 7. Group performs at international conference Jan. 10-11.

WMU closed for holiday break (Dec. 23) Except for essential services, WMU offices are closed until Wednesday, Jan. 2. Classes resume Monday, Jan. 7.

WMU closed for holiday break (Dec. 20) Except for essential services, all WMU offices are closed Dec. 22 through Jan. 1, list of holiday break hours and events.

WMU graduate named Oregon's top teacher (Dec. 17) Elementary school educator Deborah White named Oregon's 2002 Teacher of the Year.

Dirks leads national graduate student organization (Dec. 17) WMU doctoral student elected president of National Association of Graduate-Professional Students.

Experts to discuss high-speed Internet options (Dec. 17) Free WBDC workshop is Jan. 3 at Kalamazoo County Chamber of Commerce building.

Epic Bistro owner to open venue with WMU theme (Dec. 14) New downtown Kalamazoo cabaret and grille will feature WMU student and faculty entertainers.

Prague creative writing program now calls WMU home (Dec. 12) WMU new home to summer creative writing program in the Czech Republic.

Revised edition of 'The First Christmas' released (Dec. 12) Paul Maier book, first published in 1971, revised with new developments in history of the first Christmas.

Searching for site of escaped slave settlement (Dec. 12) WMU anthropologist Michael Nassaney trys to pinpoint site of lost settlement of escaped slaves.

New mission statement adopted (Dec. 10) Complete text of first new mission statement for the University since 1990.

The real cost to America and the world of Sept. 11 (Dec. 10) Article by Haworth College of Business dean James W. Schmotter from MiBiz Southwest.

Did AGs cave-in on Microsoft suit? (Dec. 10) Article by Haworth College of Business professor Norman W. Hawker from MiBiz Southwest.

'Nutcracker on Ice' comes to Miller Auditorium (Dec. 10) Four performances Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 15-16, featuring St. Petersburg State Ice Ballet and KSO.

WMU moves to swear in own public safety officers (Dec. 9) Change urged by Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards.

Continuing ed becomes 'Extended University Programs' (Dec. 9) Name change ratified by Board of Trustees at Dec. 7 meeing.

Trustees OK lease agreement with LMC (Dec. 9) University enters 75-year lease agreement with Lake Michigan College, WMU constructing new building at LMC.

Gifts to WMU on pace to exceed last year's record (Dec. 9) WMU receives more than $6 million in gifts since July 1, including $3.5 million in October and November.

$1.3 million in grants received in October (Dec. 9) Grant total for 2001-02 more than $18 million through Oct. 31.

Trustees approve new appointment, seven retirements (Dec. 9) Retirements include Seamus Cooney, Earl Halvas, Diann Miller, each with more than 30 years of service.

Sabbatical leaves approved for 35 faculty members (Dec. 9) Complete list of sabbatical leaves approved by Board of Trustees Dec. 7.

Ph.D. added in electrical and computer engineering (Dec. 9) New program will begin in fall 2002 with initial enrollment of about 10 students.

Two new doctoral programs to bolster health education (Dec. 9) New doctoral programs to be offered in audiology and interdisciplinary health studies.

WMU to offer new arts administration program (Dec. 9) New master's degree will fill void in arts administration training, first program of its kind in the Midwest.

British Isles Scholarship goes to theatre education major (Dec. 6) Tara Matkosky will travel to England and Ireland, first theatre ed major to receive this scholarship.

Outstanding service recognized by WIDR-FM (Dec. 6) Senior Brook Pridemore is first recipient of the Jules Rossman Scholarship.

British guild sends engineer to WMU pilot training (Dec. 6) Great Britain's Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators awards full-ride scholarship to Daniel Fonseca.

Offensive line coach leaves WMU football program (Dec. 6) Dave Voth coached offensive line for Broncos during four of the past five seasons.

Trustees meet Friday (Dec. 6) WMU Board of Trustees to consider three new doctoral degree programs, mission statement, and other matters on Dec. 7.

Hockey Broncos sign four recruits (Dec. 5) Broncos add center, defenseman, right winger and goaltender to fall 2002 freshman class.

Tips for eating healthy during the holidays (Dec. 4) WMU expert says exercise and sensible eating habits can lead to healthier, happier holidays.

More than lower consumer spending worries retailers (Dec. 4) Concerns also high about security of information systems and availability of goods from Middle East.

Grandparents as parents face special holiday challenges (Dec. 4) More than 175,000 Michigan kids are being raised by their grandparents.

Kinder, gentler consumerism predicted (Dec. 4) Holidays won't be less commercial, but consumers and advertisers are taking a kinder, gentler approach.

Holiday e-cards find growing appeal and acceptance (Dec. 4) It is the recipient's perception that matters, e-cards are not right for everyone says WMU expert.

Americans have renewed interest in religion (Dec. 4) More Americans attending church, but that's not likely to make holidays less commercial.

Economy and fear of flying create woes for tourism (Dec. 4) Sputtering U.S. economy, lingering fears of terrorism put damper on winter tourism.

Popular Brass Christmas Concert is Sunday (Dec. 4) Award-winning Western Brass Quintet headlines free concert Sunday afternoon, Dec. 9, in Dalton Recital Hall.

'Anne Murray's Christmas' is coming to town (Dec. 1) Anne Murray at Miller Auditorium for one performance Wednesday, Dec. 5, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

More than 1,800 degrees to be awarded Dec. 8 (Dec. 1) Commencement ceremonies in Miller Auditorium are at 9 and 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

WMU inducts 38 employees into 25 Year Club (Dec. 1) University's 25 Year Club now has 330 active and 419 retired members.

Poor, single moms top list when it comes to stress (Dec. 1) Research by retired WMU faculty members shows poor, single mothers have highest levels of stress.

Workshop offers basics of government contracting (Dec. 1) Free workshop, is Dec. 12 at the Kalamazoo County Chamber of Commerce.

Barbara Johnston will be feted (Dec. 1) Retirement reception for Johnston is Dec. 14 recognizing 30 years of service to WMU.

University Recreation sponsors 'Holiday Spectacular' (Dec. 1) First-time event will feature jewelry, clothing, arts, crafts and more Dec. 9 at Recreation Center.

Seth honored by recreation professionals (Dec. 1) WMU director of recreation programs and facilities receives highest honor from state professional association.

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