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Oct. 31, 2002, Kalamazoo MI USA

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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, Nov. 7.

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 Nov. 9.

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, Oct. 28.

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 Valley.

President Floyd appointed to life sciences board (Oct. 24) President Floyd appointed by Gov. Engler to the Michigan's 14-member Life Sciences Corridor Board.

Annual Family Festival weekend begins Friday (Oct. 23) Weekend of Oct. 25-27 is 35th annual Family Festival honoring parents and guardians of WMU students.

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" grant project.

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 metro Atlanta.

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 Compromised Governance."

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 of Music.

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 journal.

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, Oct. 19.

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.

"Great Sexpectations," 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. 15.

Starting times change for several homecoming events (Oct. 9) Starting times for several events moved back because of later start for football versus Central Florida.

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 Association.

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. 11.

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 orchestral favorites.

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 manufacturing software.

Homecoming concludes with Choral Showcase (Oct. 3) University Chorale, Collegiate Singers and Women's Chorus stage two afternoon concerts Sunday, Oct. 13.

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 everyone.

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 outing.

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 Center.

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 Association.

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.

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