WMU News

Academic Convocation set for Feb. 7

Jan. 28, 2002

KALAMAZOO -- WMU President Elson S. Floyd will deliver a "State of the University" address Thursday, Feb. 7, as part of WMU's annual Academic Convocation, set for 5 p.m. in the Fetzer Center's Kirsch Auditorium.

The 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.

WMU Alumni AssociationTeaching Excellence awards will be presented to Mary L. Dawson, health, physical education and recreation, and Carolyn Harris, foreign languages and literatures.

The Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award will be presented to Quentin Smith, philosophy and a Distinguished Service Award will be presented to John M. "Mick" Hanley, speech pathology and audiology. Stories on those two recipients and their awards will be featured in the Feb. 7 issue of Western News.

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

The text of Floyd's address will be published in WMU News on Friday, Feb. 8.

Media contact: Cheryl Roland, 269 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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