February 2003 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.
Grad student wins regional music
competition (Feb. 26) Graduate music student Haida Peterson
of Port Angeles, Wash., wins regional Collegiate Artist Performance
What's needed for 'down and dirty'
marketing plan (Feb. 26) "Sharpening Your Marketing
Focus" is topic of WBDC workshop at WMU Kendall Center in
Battle Creek March 10.
Educational technology conference
is March 12-14 in Detroit (Feb. 26) More than 4,000 educators
expected for largest educational technology conference in the
Robert Engstrom (Feb.
25) Professor emeritus of art died Jan. 25.
Third Coast literary magazine designed
to suit any preference (Feb. 25) Spring issue of Third
Coast available now in local stores, includes 29 poems, five
short stories, other writing and original art.
Students spend spring break volunteering,
learning (Feb. 25) Hundreds of WMU students will spend
spring breaks learning, serving others or developing their spirituality.
Phoenix Properties marks WMU centennial
with $100,000 gift (Feb. 25) Phoenix manages some 3,000
apartment units in West Michigan, including luxury student housing
near the WMU campus.
Litynski addresses budget cuts,
institutes hiring freeze (Feb. 25) President Litynski
announces immediate hiring freeze as one step in meeting cuts
in state funding.
WMU making strides in energy efficiency,
reducing costs (Feb. 24) More efficient lighting and
temperature controls in Student Recreation Center, alone, may
save University $3,500 in a single month.
Board meeting rescheduled
(Feb. 24) Board of Trustees meeting originally slated for March
14 rescheduled for Friday, March 28.
New book chronicles Cold War America
(Feb. 21) Prize-winning WMU historian Ross Gregory's new book
chronicles all aspects of American life from Wall Street and
politics to pizza and Volkswagens.
Consultant explains whys and hows
of strategic planning (Feb. 21) Next WBDC workshop at
Kalamazoo County Chamber of Commerce features Mark Kinnich March
Ford representative discusses supplier-to-business
diversity (Feb. 21) Ford Motor Co. manager in supplier
diversity talks about minority participation in business Feb.
No classes on Spirit Day
(Feb. 21) There are no classes on Spirit Day, Friday, Feb. 28,
but all WMU offices will be open during normal business hours.
Broncos announce 2003 football
schedule (Feb. 19) Highlights include Virginia, Marshall
and Central Michigan at home and road games at Connecticut and
Controversial production 'Eden'
staged in Shaw Theatre (Feb. 19) Controversial play by
Steve Carter, directed by Von Washington, set for seven performances.
Stephens and Stephanies support
teaching of science (Feb. 18) WMU's Stephen Malcolm joins
more than 200 scientists nationwide named Steve supporting the
teaching of evolution in public schools.
Frigid fund-raiser brings in $4,400
for Habitat (Feb. 18) Brothers of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity
camp out on campus during two of winter's coldest days and nights
to support Habitat for Humanity.
Senior wins Michigan broadcasting
award (Feb. 18) Stefanie Porolniczak earns first-place
award in the 2003 Michigan Association of Broadcasters Foundation's
Allison Downey CD available online
and in stores (Feb. 18) "Wind at Your Back,"
an album of pop folk music by WMU's Allison Downey, now available
online and through selected stores.
Presentation focuses on truths
of advertising (Feb. 17) Next Keystone Community Bank
Breakfast Series at Haworth College of Business is Feb. 28.
Seminar introduces basics of government
contracting (Feb. 17) WMU sponsors "Basics of Government
Contracting" Feb. 27 at Kalamazoo County Chamber of Commerce.
Private gift funds study abroad
scholarship (Feb. 17) Gift from alumnus Louis Hellerman
will provide scholarships for up to two economics majors studying
abroad during 2003-04.
Civil liberties in post-Sept. 11
America (Feb. 17) "The Meaning of Freedom: Civil
Liberties in America," presented Feb. 25 at Portage Senior
Center by WMU's Thomas Kostrzewa.
Drug development pact brings Tennessee
firm to Michigan (Feb. 12) Tennessee firm will develop
and commercialize recent Pharmacia Corp. drug patent donation
to Western Michigan University.
Beauregard eases back into administrative
duties (Feb. 12) Director of Intercollegiate Athletics
Kathy Beauregard returns on a half-time basis following extended
Latino Leadership Forum features
national and state leaders (Feb. 12) Three Latino leaders
are featured speakers at an areawide Latino Leadership Forum
Thursday, Feb. 20.
School of Social Work sings the
blues to raise funds (Feb. 12) Local blues band raises
money for School of Social Work with concert Sunday, Feb. 16,
at The Union.
Princeton scholar to lecture on
the philosophy of science (Feb. 12) Visiting scholar
Dr. Bas C. van Fraassen lectures on "Representation and
Perspective in Science" Wednesday, Feb. 19.
Official delivers 'State of the
State' energy report (Feb. 12) How well does Michigan
shape up when it comes to energy efficiency? State official gives
energy report Feb. 13.
Does education make for happier,
more productive workers? (Feb. 12) Dr. Robert Haveman
addresses "Social and Nonmarket Benefits from Education
in an Advanced Economy" Feb. 19.
Symphonic Band concert set for
Miller Auditorium (Feb. 11) University Symphonic Band
offers free Sunday afternoon performance, Feb. 23.
Wind ensemble from the Netherlands
performs at WMU (Feb. 11) Fifteen-member chamber ensemble,
Holland Wind Players, featured in free concert Monday, Feb. 17.
Sindecuse offers Healthy Living
Workshops (Feb. 11) Workshops Feb. 18-19 for faculty,
staff and students deal with diets, sports nutrition and "Spirituality
Festival showcases top short films
and videos (Feb. 11) Western Film Society presents first
annual Kalamazoo Shorts Film & Video Festival, Feb. 14-16,
featuring top entries from throughout the country.
Western Michigan is a great university
(Feb. 11) Complete transcribed text of the Interim President
Daniel Litynski's Feb. 6 State of the University address.
WMU's Points of Pride updated
on the Web (Feb. 10) Web page contains bullet-point list
of exceptional University, faculty and student achievements.
Can be downloaded as text document.
Cultural Events Committee has
new Web site (Feb. 10) New Web site contains application
guidelines to receive CEC funding and an application form in
IEEE elects Mousavinezhad to lead
West Michigan section (Feb. 10) WMU's Hossein Mousavinezhad
chairs West Michigan section of Institute of Electrical and Electronics
Professional group names Frauenknecht
Professor of the Year (Feb. 10) Michigan Association
for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance honors WMU's
Marianne Frauenknecht as Professor of the Year.
Three win PSSO scholarships for
spring semester (Feb. 10) Employee scholarships for spring
2003 awarded to Rita Franks, Dori LaChance, Kathryn Wright.
One-act play festival features
works of WMU students, alumnus (Feb. 10) Three students
and an alumnus have their works featured at one-act play festival
staged by Paw Paw Village Players Feb. 13-15.
University community invited to
attend reception for legislators (Feb. 10) Alumni, faculty,
staff and students invited to reception for Southwest Michigan
legislators, reservations required by Friday.
Staff Service Excellence nominations
due Feb. 21 (Feb. 10) Semiannual award winners will be
announced in March.
Gullickson and Havira win 2002
service awards (Feb. 6) Evaluation Center's Arlen Gullickson
and history's Barbara Havira receive WMU Distinguished Service
WMU honors its 4,600 student employees
(Feb. 6) Western Michigan University celebrates "100 Years
of Student Employment," with Feb. 17-21 Student Employee
New CD celebrates Gold Company's
25th anniversary (Feb. 6) Appropriately titled "25,"
latest CD contains 15 new tracks, sample tracks and order information
available on the Gold Company Web site.
Brass Quintet offers Sunday afternoon
performance (Feb. 6) Western Brass Quintet performs in
Dalton Center Recital Hall Sunday, Feb. 16, at 3 p.m.
Award-winning Costa Rican quartet
comes to campus (Feb. 5) Trombones de Costa Rica appears
in Dalton Center concert Wednesday evening, Feb. 12.
University Symphony Orchestra
performs Sunday (Feb. 5) Special concert features full
symphony and chamber orchestras performing Mendelssohn, Stravinsky
and Schumann Feb. 9.
Is globalization helping world's
poor? (Feb. 4) Australian scholar Gavin Kitching speaks
at WMU Feb. 14, says creation of global market is benefiting
world's poorest people.
Book details Michigan's fastest-growing
ethnic group (Feb. 4) "Asian Indians in Michigan."
is latest addition to the "Discovering the Peoples of Michigan"
series by WMU's Dr. Arthur Helweg.
Scholar examines German, Japanese
responses to war on terrorism (Feb. 4) Cornell University's
Dr. Peter Katzenstein addresses support from key U.S. allies
in Feb. 11 lecture.
New book looks at better ways to
evaluate students (Feb. 4) "The Student Evaluation
Standards" offers 28 guidelines for ensuring that evaluations
of students are fair, useful, feasible and accurate.
Medallion competition draws top
high school seniors (Feb. 4) Brightest high school seniors
gather at WMU Feb. 8 and 15 for 19th annual Medallion Scholarship
Campus asked to remember Columbia
crew and families (Feb. 3) Interim President Litynski
addresses Saturday's space shuttle disaster in letter to campus
Variety of public events slated
for LBGT Awareness Days (Feb. 3) Increasing awareness
about lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender issues is goal of
events and activities Feb. 3-7.
Litynski delivers State of the
University address Thursday (Feb. 1) Interim President
Daniel Litynski delivers "State of the University"
address Feb. 6 as part of Academic Convocation.
Candidates for education dean
make public presentations (Feb. 1) Candidates Thomas
Buttery, Joseph Morris and Gary Wegenke make public presentations
Five doctoral students present
at national conference (Feb. 1) WMU doctoral students
chosen to present at the American Evaluation Association's annual
Darnell recognized for service
to Kalamazoo community (Feb. 1) For second consecutive
year, football coach Gary Darnell selected as finalist for the
Eddie Robinson Coach of Distinction Award.
University Theatre stages Edward
Albee triology (Feb. 1) One matinee and eight evening
performances of "Sand" Feb. 6-15 in York Arena Theatre.
University Chorale offers free
preview of New York performances (Feb. 1) WMU's international
award winning University Chorale offers two free concerts Feb.
8-9 before leaving on four-state tour.
International bassists elect Tom
Knific president (Feb. 1) Head of award-winning jazz
studies program will preside over bassists society's world conference
at WMU in June 2005.
Seven performances set for Winter
Concert of Dance (Feb. 1) Annual showcase event for Department
of Dance is Feb. 6-9 and 13-15 with one matinee, six evening
shows in Multiform Theatre.
Senior takes top honors at regional
theatre competition (Feb. 1) Christina Killmar's scenic
design for "Kiss of the Spider Woman" takes top prize
at American College Theatre Festival regional
Dance alumna performs on national
television (Feb. 1) Melanie George, a 1994 WMU graduate,
performs during "Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of
the Performing Arts."
CAB brings slam-poet Kirk Nugent
to campus (Feb. 1) Nuyorican Poets Cafe Grand Slam Champion
at Little Theatre for single performance Thursday, Feb. 6.
Holysz accepts state award on
behalf of Flowerfest (Feb. 1) WMU's manager of landscape
services accepts state award on behalf of Kalamazoo County Flowerfest.
To stem spread of Norwalk, wash
hands, cook thoroughly (Feb. 1) Norwalk virus was isolated
on the WMU campus recently, according to Sindecuse Health Center
New Area Code 269 is mandatory
this month (Feb. 1) Beginning Feb. 15, callers will no
longer be able to connect using the old 616 Area Code.