WMU News

Floyd to delivers annual 'State of the University' address

Feb. 1, 2002

KALAMAZOO -- Western Michigan University 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 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.

During the event, WMU Alumni Association Teaching Excellence awards will be presented to Dr. Mary L. Dawson, professor of health, physical education and recreation, and Dr. Carolyn J. Harris, professor of foreign languages and literatures. The Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award will be presented to Dr. Quentin Smith, professor of philosophy, and the Distinguished Service Award will be presented to Dr. John M. "Mick" Hanley, chairperson of the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology.

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

Floyd's address will be broadcast at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, on WMUK (102.1 FM), the University's public radio station. The complete text will also be published on the Web in WMU News.

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

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