October 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.
WMU receives $2.6 million for Great
Lakes research (Oct. 31) Sen. Carl Levin announces EPA
grant to establish Great Lakes Center at WMU with non-profit
research firm Altarum as project partner.
WMU opposes Michigan Proposal
4 (Oct. 31) President Floyd announces opposition to state
ballot proposal in the Nov. 5 election, which would redirect
tobacco settlement funds.
Gold Company previews 25th anniversary
season (Oct. 30) Award winning vocal jazz ensemble presents
annual Sneak Preview concert in Dalton Center Recital Hall Thursday,
Western Winds offers free Wednesday
evening concert (Oct. 30) Faculty and student wind ensemble
performs Mozart and Kurka Wednesday, Nov. 6, in the Dalton Center.
Deadline for Laureate submissions
is Friday (Oct. 30) WMU's only undergraduate journal
is accepting submissions of poetry, prose and visual art at the
Lee Honors College.
Sen. Levin at WMU to announce
new research funding (Oct. 29) U.S. Senator Carl Levin
will announce new federal funding for a major environmental research
project at WMU.
NFS grant helps improve teaching
of middle school science (Oct. 29) Nearly $1 million
in National Science Foundation funds go to WMU's Mallinson Institute
for Science Education.
David Lyon pens automobile history
of Kalamazoo (Oct. 29) WMU professor emeritus of psychology
chronicles city's auto manufacturing history from the Michigan
Buggy to Checker taxicab.
Economist speaks on the side effects
of the war on drugs (Oct. 29) Florida State economist
demonstrates how Reagan-era policies actually increased drug-related
crime Nov. 6.
Two alumni appointed to Board
of Trustees (Oct. 28) Terms for Kenneth V. Miller of
Kalamazoo and Bill Martin of Battle Creek begin Jan. 1, 2003.
Arthur Miller classic 'The Crucible'
shows the power of lies (Oct. 28) Suspicion and intrigue
surround classic tale of mass hysteria, seven performances through
WMU celebrates Native American
Heritage Month (Oct. 28) Highlights include performance
by Grammy nominee Joseph Fire Crow and presentation by actor,
producer, director Jennifer Podemski.
Expert discusses Japanese economic
reforms (Oct. 28) Japanese External Trade Organization
executive Tomoharu Washio speaks on "Globalization: Public
Policy and Trust" Nov. 5.
Kellogg's Gutierrez is next Haworth
distinguished speaker (Oct. 28) Haworth College Distinguished
Speaker Series features Kellogg Co. chairman and CEO.
New WMU building opens at Lake
Michigan College (Oct. 25) New $8.5 million building
houses WMU's Southwest branch campus.
Ethics lecture looks at lives of
extraordinary people (Oct. 25) Dr. Muriel Bebeau examines
the similarities among highly motivated, moral people Monday,
Haunted forest will scare up funds
for local agency (Oct. 25) Big Brothers-Big Sisters benefits
from WMU student Halloween fund-raiser Oct. 25-26 in Goldsworth
President Floyd appointed to life
sciences board (Oct. 24) President Floyd appointed by
Gov. Engler to the Michigan's 14-member Life Sciences Corridor
Annual Family Festival weekend
begins Friday (Oct. 23) Weekend of Oct. 25-27 is 35th
annual Family Festival honoring parents and guardians of WMU
Pherigo elected president of international
society (Oct. 23) WMU music professor Johnny Pherigo
elected president of the International Horn Society.
CommUniverCity Night 2003 opponent
is William & Mary (Oct. 22) Football Broncos' non-conference
schedule also includes Connecticut, Michigan State and Virginia.
WMU libraries part of digitization
of Michigan history (Oct. 22) WMU one of 10 regional
digitization centers as part of "The Making of Modern Michigan"
Nominations sought for Staff Service
Excellence Awards (Oct. 22) Up to 12 staff members may
be selected to win semiannual award. Deadline for nominations
is Oct. 25.
Sessions offered on long-term
care insurance (Oct. 22) Two information sessions offered
Oct. 31 for WMU faculty and staff.
WMU-Southwest building set to
open Friday (Oct. 22) New $8.6 million WMU building on
campus of Lake Michigan College officially opens Oct. 25.
Nominations sought for annual
service prize (Oct. 21) Up to two recipients receive
a $1,500 prize and an adjustment to base pay for exception service.
Deadline for nominations is Nov. 11.
PSSO begins annual holiday poinsettia
sale (Oct. 21) Annual poinsettia sale continues through
Nov. 15, with plant pickup Dec. 2.
Sky Broncos sweep regional competition
(Oct. 20) WMU precision flight team earns chance to defend national
title with first-place finish at regional competition.
WMU alumna named Atlanta's Artist
of the Year (Oct. 18) Theater set designer Rochelle Barker
named Artist of the Year in Abby Awards for arts excellence in
Five inductees named for WMU Hall
of Fame (Oct. 18) Julie Liljeberg, Maggie Lillie-Smith,
Jesse McGuire, Matt Mieske and the late Vic Vanderburg honored
at Nov. 15 banquet.
WMU offers first dance technology
concert (Oct. 18) Choreography by three faculty members
and a guest artist featured in Nov. 7-10 Dalton Center performances.
New book examines problems in politics,
campaign finance (Oct. 17) WMU's Peter Kobrak is author
of "Cozy Politics: Political Parties, Campaign Finance and
Nursing school gains full approval
of state board (Oct. 17) Michigan Board of Nursing grants
full approval to WMU's Bronson School of Nursing.
Accomplished opera alumna is resident
guest artist (Oct. 17) JoAnn Kulesza of the Peabody Conservatory
Opera Department is resident guest artist Oct. 21-25 in the School
Prospective grad students invited
to open house (Oct. 17) Graduate Program Open House is
Tuesday, Oct. 29, in the Bernhard Center North Ballroom.
Avishai Cohen headlines bass
symposium concert (Oct. 16) Israeli double bass phenomenon
is featured artist for Midwest Bass Symposium and Dalton Center
concert Saturday, Nov. 2.
Chamber Orchestra concert features
Knific string solo (Oct. 16) Orchestra performs Vivaldi's
"Four Seasons" with guest soloist Renata Artman Knific
Wednesday, Oct. 30.
Federal Reserve Board member speaks
at WMU (Oct. 15) Edward M. Gramlich speaks on "Benefit-Cost
Analysis at the Federal Reserve" Oct. 16 in Knauss Hall.
Anthropologist disputes impact
of race on human biology (Oct. 15) Visiting scholar from
Emory University, Dr. George Armelagos, addresses " Myths
of Race and the Reality of Racism" Oct. 24.
Discussion explores origins of
international conflict (Oct. 15) Next Learning Out Loud
presentation, "Fighting Among Ourselves: Our World in Conflict,"
is Oct. 22 at Portage Library.
Faculty of color at predominately
white universities (Oct. 15) Visiting scholar from the
University of Memphis speaks on "Healing the Wounded Spirit"
Oct. 23 at the Bernhard Center.
Job-conscious students add a little
more to their plates (Oct. 14) Fifth annual Etiquette
Dinner business seminar is Thursday, Oct. 17, in the Fetzer Center.
Librarians now available live in
cyberspace (Oct. 14) WMU librarians available live online
to answer questions from cyber patrons.
WMU scientists help bring fresh
water to desert (Oct. 14) WMU will share $220,000 federal
grant to help address water supply problems in Sinai Peninsula
and eastern desert of Egypt.
Longtime aid worker in Iraq to
lecture on campus (Oct. 14) "Never Ending War: Slides
and Stories from Inside Iraq" presented Wednesday, Oct.
23, in Sangren Hall.
'Real-life Indiana Jones' to talk
about ancient Egypt (Oct. 14) Dr. James Harrell helps
WMU commemorate National Earth Science Week with Oct. 18 lecture
on archaeological geology.
Jazz Orchestra CD earns glowing
review (Oct. 14) Jazz Orchestra singled out as one of
the nation's top college bands in October issue of national music
Concert Artist Series features
award-winning Finnish pianist (Oct. 13) Paavali Jumppanen
appears in concert Tuesday, Oct. 29, at Dalton Center.
Acclaimed classical guitarist
comes to campus (Oct. 13) David Leisner offers free recital
in Dalton Center Recital Hall Tuesday, Oct. 22.
Dalton concert features Dave
Liebman Quartet (Oct. 13) Jazz quartet performs Oct.
21 in the Dalton Center Recital Hall, tickets available through
Miller Auditorium Ticket Office.
Symphonic Band opens 2002-03
season (Oct. 13) Free Miller Auditorium concert Oct.
20 features works by Barber, Holst, Corigliano and Sousa.
Volunteers clean up Prospect Hill
this Saturday (Oct. 13) Volunteers still needed to help
clean up Prospect Hill on historic East Campus Saturday morning,
First part of engineering complex
opens, boosts industry research (Oct. 11) New 50,000-
square- foot Paper Coating Pilot Plant officially opens with
Oct. 11 dedication.
Sky Broncos begin hunt for second
straight national title (Oct. 11) Regionals for National
Intercollegiate Flying Association competition are Oct. 16-19
at Ohio State.
WMU sets third straight record
for private gifts (Oct. 11) Record $26 million in private
gifts received during 2001-02 is 40 percent increase over previous
record, set just one year earlier.
opens 12th season (Oct. 11) Touring theatre presentation
aims to help young adults reduce chances of unwanted sexual experiences
or high-risk alcohol use.
Campus Classic kicks off Saturday
homecoming festivities (Oct. 11) Online registration
is closed, but runners can still register on-site Saturday morning
in the Bernhard Center Ballroom.
Congressional candidates speak
Monday at Bernard Center (Oct. 11) Candidates vying for
the U.S. House of Representatives 6th Michigan District participate
in Candidate Forum Oct. 14.
Candidates for state office meet
in Tuesday forum (Oct. 11) Five candidates for Michigan
State House and Senate seats speak at Lee Honors College Oct.
Starting times change for several
homecoming events (Oct. 9) Starting times for several
events moved back because of later start for football versus
Stampede tailgate offers students
great deals, great fun (Oct. 8) Stampede has food, music,
entertainment; students can reserve a tent including 10 meal
tickets for only $30.
Professor emerita Barbara Rider
honored by peers (Oct. 8) Rider earns 2002 Lindy Boggs
lifetime achievement award from American Occupational Therapy
Workshop will cover dissertation
writing (Oct. 8) Morning workshop Oct. 18 at Fetzer Center
is open to all WMU doctoral students and graduate faculty.
World Food Day program on EduCable
(Oct. 8) Annual World Food Day teleconferences broadcast live
on EduCable channel 49 Oct. 16, from noon to 3 p.m.
United Way goal will 'give community
a lift' (Oct. 8) WMU goal for Greater Kalamazoo United
Way is $235,000, a 6.5 percent increase over last year's total,
campaign runs through Oct. 31.
Lunch and Learn program focuses
on conflict resolution (Oct. 8) New coordinator of Campus
Employee Dispute Resolution Service leads Lunch and Learn session
for WMU employees Oct. 15.
Campus Classic kicks off Saturday
homecoming festivities (Oct. 7) Annual race through campus
has become one of the larger 5K runs in the area, among the most
popular homecoming events.
Reading Series features Australia's
most celebrated writer (Oct. 7) Award-winning author
of "Oscar and Lucinda," Peter Carey, visits WMU for
reading of his works Oct. 16.
Paper Coating Pilot Plant opens
on Parkview Campus (Oct. 7) First element of new engineering
college complex officially opens during ceremony Friday, Oct.
Leslea Newman headlines Coming
Out Day activities (Oct. 6) Author of "Heather Has
Two Mommies" speaks during one of several events Oct. 10-11
for National Coming Out Day.
Students explore career options
in health, human services (Oct. 6) Students interested
in nursing, occupational therapy, social work and wide range
of similar fields invited to Oct. 9 information fair.
University Theatre presents thrilling
musical 'Spider Woman' (Oct. 5) Seven performances of
"Kiss of the Spider Woman," Oct. 10-19, include 23rd
Annual President's Performance Scholarship Benefit.
WFS offers area debut of 'The
Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys' (Oct. 5) Western Film
Society presents five screenings of coming-of-age fable starring
Jodie Foster, Vincent D'onofrio, Oct 25-27.
KFS offers area debut of acclaimed
film 'The Fast Runner' (Oct. 5) Kalamazoo Film Society
presents three-hour epic on Canadian Inuit legend Oct. 11-13
at the Little Theatre.
Anthropologist, author to speak
at annual dinner (Oct. 5) Award-winning author Angeles
Arrien speaks at Holistic Health Care dinner and ceremony marking
Molly Vass-Lehman retirement.
How Toyota has been Americanized
(Oct. 5) Key executive from Toyota Technical Center USA is next
speaker in Japanese Business Speaker Series, Oct. 15, at Haworth
College of Business.
Expert suggests best investments
for turbulent economy (Oct. 5) WMU alumnus Kurt L. Rhode
speaks at WMU Kendall Center, Battle Creek, Oct. 14.
Popular personal coaching advice
returns (Oct. 5) V&V Associates' professional coaching
duo offers lunchtime programs at Kalamazoo County Chamber of
Commerce Oct. 17, Nov. 21, Dec. 19.
Campus Classic volunteers have
fun without the run (Oct. 5) About 200 volunteers needed
for annual homecoming 5K run/walk through campus.
Visiting artist Jun Kaneko offers
free ceramics workshop (Oct. 4) One of the world's foremost
contemporary ceramic artists gives free workshop at WMU, lecture
and reception at KIA.
Symphony Orchestra offers free
'New World' concert (Oct. 4) WMU Symphony Orchestra offers
a free concert Sunday, Oct. 13, featuring celebrated American
Environmentalist Huey Johnson offers
'Green Plan' (Oct. 4) Distinguished Alumni Award-winner
lectures on "Green Plans: Green Prints for Sustainability"
Thursday, Oct. 10.
IASB's Leisenring speaks at Keystone
business breakfast (Oct. 4) Distinguished Alumni Award-winner
James Leisenring gives breakfast lecture at Haworth College of
Business Oct. 11.
Illinois engineering firm is newest
BTR Park resident (Oct. 3) NASCO Technologies Corp. will
open office at WMU park, offer certified training for PTC virtual
Homecoming concludes with Choral
Showcase (Oct. 3) University Chorale, Collegiate Singers
and Women's Chorus stage two afternoon concerts Sunday, Oct.
Expert discusses Sept. 11, Oklahoma
City memorials (Oct. 3) WMU alumnus and University of
Wisconsin professor Edward T. Linenthal examines cultural aftermath
of tragedies Oct. 10.
Education alumni honor outstanding
teachers (Oct. 3) Public school teachers Kathleen Adams
and Joy Reinstein and WMU professor Arthur Garmon to receive
Golden Apple Awards.
Homecoming week Oct. 6-13 promises
to be blast (Oct. 2) Homecoming 2002, "A Blast from
the Past: WMU Through the Decades," includes something for
Distinguished Alumni Award winners
announced (Oct. 2) Scholar and activist John Daniel,
environmentalist Huey Johnson and accounting standards leader
James Leisenring honored.
Student volunteers take to streets
to do good (Oct. 2) More than 750 students expected for
Oct. 4 "Fall Into the Streets" community volunteer
Orchid Ensemble brings unique
sound to Dalton Center (Oct. 1) East meets West with
blend of musical traditions and instruments from China, Europe
and other lands in Oct. 9 concert.
Jazz Orchestra concert features
music of jazz legends (Oct. 1) Concert features works
of Duke Ellington, Bob Brookmeyer and others Oct. 10 in Dalton
English department gets renowned
visiting writer (Oct. 1) Author of "Animal Soul"
and "Plus Shipping," Bob Hicok, joins English faculty
for 2002-03 academic year.
Two psychology professors receive
prestigious research awards (Oct. 1) Dr. Jim Carr and
Dr. Jack Michael receive awards from the American Psychological
The role of 'good' in creating
a liberal attitude (Oct. 1) Ethics lecture Oct. 10 features
Tulane's Dr. Bruce Brower; fall schedule of ethics lectures announced.
Five new books of poetry set for
release by New Issues (Oct. 1) Books of poetry by Aiuto,
Haight, Mattox, Reynolds and Torreson released this fall by New
Issues Poetry & Prose.
Volunteers needed for cleanup of
historic East Campus (Oct. 1) Phase III of Prospect Hill
cleanup is Saturday, Oct. 19; focuses on hill behind North Hall.
As Western as Dutch apple pie
(Oct. 1) Hilltoppers taking orders for frozen deep dish pies
to raise money for Phase III of cleanup efforts on University's
historic East Campus.