WMU News

Sept. 30, 2002, Kalamazoo MI USA

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September 2002 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.

Expert on Hindu thought to discuss self-exploration (Sept. 30) Indian philosopher Dr. Sangeetha Menon discusses the concept of consciousness in Hindu thought Oct. 7.

Rec center closed during home football games (Sept. 30) Recreation Center closed during home football games, but offers alternate hours to accommodate users.

WMU Foundation honors Ramona Bernhard (Sept. 27) Wife of former president honored as Volunteer of the Year for promoting support of the arts at WMU.

Academic and non-academic promotions announced (Sept. 26) Trustees approve appointments of two department chairs, three associate vice presidents, other new and previously announced promotions.

Visiting artist Jane Marshall exhibits in Space Gallery (Sept. 26) Exhibition of artist books displayed in Knauss Hall gallery weekdays Oct. 2-30.

Gallery II features Silverberg exhibition of artist books (Sept. 26) Exhibit of works by New York City artist Robbin Ami Silverberg is open weekdays, Oct. 2-30, in Sangren Hall.

Longtime state legislator will receive honorary degree (Sept. 25) State Sen. Harry Gast to receive honorary doctor of public service degree at Dec. 14 commencement ceremonies.

Local exec ready to talk about your HR challenges (Sept. 25) Next WBDC workshop features human resources expert Marcia Koestner, Oct. 3 at the Kalamazoo County Chamber of Commerce.

Three student affairs administrators promoted (Sept. 25) Promotions of Suzanne Nagel, Vernon Payne and Martha Warfield announced.

Award-winning poet Ralph Angel visits campus (Sept. 24) Reading Series presents author of "Twice Removed" and "Neither World" Thursday, Oct. 3.

Vaccinations against flu, meningitis available (Sept. 24) Sindcuse provides service for students, employees, retirees, eligible dependents, outreach clinics in Bernhard and Rec centers, Oct. 16, 22.

Fifty OT students visit local schools for backpack awareness (Sept. 24) Occupational therapy students help raise awareness of back problems from wearing overstuffed book bags.

Success in life and humorous vignettes are 'All in the Timing' (Sept. 24) University Theatre's York Arena Series offers nine performances of David Ives' "All in the Timing."

Honors students visited by Michigan Supreme Court Justice (Sept. 23) Justice Robert P. Young talks about the law and the judicial system to finance and commercial law honors class.

Last call of submissions, changes in WMU Experts Guide (Sept. 23) Some faculty and staff who submitted changes online earlier in September, may need to resubmit because of technical problems.

Adams and Curtis-Smith earn ASCAP honors (Sept. 23) Two School of Music faculty members are recipients of awards from American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers.

Franquesa recognized by Academy of Management (Sept. 23) Academy choses WMU's Jaume Franquesa as one of the outstanding reviewers for its 2002 conference.

Bronco football versus Virginia Tech televised (Sept. 23) Saturday's contest at Waldo Stadium carried on ESPN regional coverage and on WXMI in West Michigan, WADL in Detroit.

Grants received top $43 million in 2001-02 (Sept. 23) Grants received since start of the 2002-03 year total more than $7 million.

July and August gifts to WMU total $3.8 million (Sept. 23) Exceeds amount received for the same period one year ago by nearly $1.8 million.

Guest artist Laura Melton offers piano recital (Sept. 23) Bowling Green professor of piano performs Haydn, Bolcom, Debussy Oct. 1 in Dalton Center.

Two new degree programs approved (Sept. 22) New bachelor's degree in civil engineering and master's degree in teaching children who are visually impaired offered beginning in 2003.

Student assessment fee policy revised (Sept. 22) Revision consistent with recent changes in state law requiring student assessment fees to be distributed in a "viewpoint neutral" fashion.

NIH grant funds Health and Human Services research labs (Sept. 21) National Institutes of Health awards $1.2 million for research labs in new College of Health and Human Services building.

Graduate enrollment helps push total to nearly 30,000 (Sept. 21) Fall enrollment reaches all-time record total of 29,732 students.

Trustees approve estimated 2002-03 budget of $261 million (Sept. 20) State appropriations cover less than one-half of University's estimated expenses.

Trustees ratify contracts with faculty union, police (Sept. 20) Three-year contracts with American Association of University Professors and Police Officers Association approved.

Trustees agree to lease space to printing company (Sept. 20) Megee Printing Inc. given five-year lease on space in University Plaza.

Trustees approve retirements (Sept. 20) Retirements of four faculty members, eight staff members approved.

Name of international student services office updated (Sept. 20) New name is Office of International Student and Scholar Services.

Sept. 11 memorial sculpture competition announced (Sept. 20) WSA invites artists to submit proposals for a permanent work to be placed on the WMU campus, $35,000 available for sculpture.

Students, faculty and staff remember Sept. 11 (Sept. 20) Thousands of students, faculty, staff attend campus services on the first anniversary of terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C.

Reish selected as dean of University Libraries (Sept. 19) Former dean of Lee Honors College, Dr. Joseph G. Reish has served as interim library dean for past two years.

Historian will address civic responsibility (Sept. 19) Phi Beta Kappa-sponsored lecture features Dr. Joyce Appleby, UCLA professor emerita of history Sept. 23.

NASA official comes to campus for evaluation project (Sept. 19) Malcolm Phelps visits WMU Evaluation Center Sept. 24. to review NASA's Aerospace Education Services Program.

Series focuses on terrorism and international conflict (Sept. 19) WMU professors will lead an evening discussion series on terrorism and current world conflicts at Portage Public Library.

Respected Colombian author to speak on campus (Sept. 19) Novelist David Sanchez Juliao will discuss his work and formation as a writer Oct. 3.

WMU, Northside Ministerial Alliance collaborate on MLK event (Sept. 18) Combined MLK observance will be Jan. 12 with keynote speaker Myrlie Evers-Williams, widow of Medgar Evers.

Trustees to consider faculty contract, 2002-03 budget (Sept. 18) Board of Trustees meets Sept. 20.

Study Abroad Fair is free and open to everyone (Sept. 18) Fair offers an opportunity to "experience, change and expand" Sept. 25 in the Bernhard Center.

President Floyd testifies before Congress (Sept. 18) President expected to describe WMU partnerships with some of the nation's Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Youngsters learn how to fly (Sept. 18) College of Aviation is host to physically challenged youngsters from the Claussen Center in Battle Creek for a day of aviation education.

CAB brings comedian/songwriter Stephen Lynch to campus (Sept. 17) Kalamazoo native Lynch's one-man show is Thursday, Sept. 19, in the Bernhard Center.

Volunteers get to join the party for free (Sept. 17) 200 volunteers needed for annual Homecoming Campus Classic run/walk; volunteers get free souvenirs, free admission to post-race party.

Michael Atkins selected as new engineering dean (Sept. 16) Former assistant dean and 30-year member of the faculty will lead College of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

New Allison Downey album available in WMU Bookstore (Sept. 15) New CD includes song performed by Downey at Sept. 11 anniversary services on campus.

Exhibit features art faculty and staff works (Sept. 15) Dalton Center Multimedia Room exhibit runs Sept. 20 through Oct. 9.

Zegree named composer of the month (Sept. 15) Director of Gold Company recognized for choral music arrangements by world's largest music print publisher.

WSA sponsors voter registration drive for students (Sept. 13) Secretary of State mobile office set up on campus near Lee Honors College Monday, Sept. 16.

Staffer, student help U.S. team win world goalball championship (Sept. 13) Jennifer Armbruster and Robin Theryoung are members of world championship U.S. Women's Goalball team.

Meeting set to explore forming Latino employees group (Sept. 13) Latino and Hispanic faculty and staff invited to attend informational meeting Tuesday, Sept. 17.

Haenicke's career feted by international colleagues (Sept. 12) President emeritus honored by his international colleagues with a special publication to mark his 65th birthday.

Hovestadt to head national marriage and family group (Sept. 12) Professor of counselor education and counseling psychology is president-elect of 28,000-member national organization,

Edward Callan returns to WMU with 'I am of Ireland' (Sept. 12) Distinguished University Professor Emeritus presents video lecture of his play about W. B. Yeats Sept. 17.

Reading by Randall Kenan is set for Sept. 19 (Sept. 12) Award-winning African-American author of "Let the Dead Bury Their Dead" and "Walking on Water" presents reading in Brown Hall.

WFS opens season with area debut of 'Cherish' (Sept. 12) Sundance Film Festival selection "Cherish," starring Robin Tunney, is Sept. 20-22 at Little Theatre.

A memorial by the people, for the people (Sept. 11) Employee-sponsored Sept. 11 memorial dedicated in Goldsworth Valley on first anniversary of terrorist attacks.

Campus remembers Sept. 11 with four services (Sept. 10) Campus groups sponsor dedication of Sept. 11 memorial, "Ribbon of Light" candlelight vigil, Service of Reflection and Service of Remembrance.

Laib painting exhibition this month in Gallery II (Sept. 5) Paintings by New York artist Jonathan Laib exhibited in Sangren Hall weekdays Sept. 9-26.

Bronco football versus Michigan televised (Sept. 4) Saturday's game in Ann Arbor part of the national ESPN GamePlan package and carried locally on WXMI-TV Fox 17.

TIER Summit brings region's leaders to campus (Sept. 4) President Floyd's call for creation of a regional approach to economic development draws praise and 200 area leaders to campus.

Faculty to vote Sept. 12 on new contract (Sept. 3) University and AAUP reach tentative agreement on new three-year contract.

Luminary actor to perform at WMU (Sept. 3) Tony Award-winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson stars in critically acclaimed, one-man play "Lackawanna Blues" Sept. 19-22.

Business dean explores 21st-century ethical challenges (Sept. 3) Dean James Schmotter is featured at next Keystone Community Bank Breakfast Sept. 13.

Making your Palm work for you (Sept. 3) How to make the most of popular PDA discussed at Sept. 19 at Kalamazoo County Chamber of Commerce.

Workshop highlights opportunities for women business owners (Sept. 3) WBDC workshop is Sept. 19 at Kalamazoo County Chamber of Commerce.

Entrepreneurs to discuss their experiences, insights (Sept. 3) Three Southwest Michigan entrepreneurs share insights at WMU presentation Sept. 9, in Battle Creek.

Four memorial services set for Sept. 11 (Sept. 1) Student, faculty and staff groups sponsor dedication of Sept. 11 memorial, "Ribbon of Light" candlelight vigil, two other services.

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