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Nov. 30, 2003, Kalamazoo MI USA

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November 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.

Dybek's latest book earns high praise (Nov. 26) Early reviews of "I Sailed With Magellan" by Stuart Dybek refer to the book as "beautifully written" and "a remarkable novel."

Speaker to deliver a dose of good news about the world (Nov. 26) Economist Dr. David Lam examines how the world survived the population explosion of the past 50 years in Dec. 3 lecture.

Visiting professor discusses state legislatures (Nov. 26) Indiana University's Dr. Gerald Wright is next guest lecturer in Government and Politics Distinguished Speakers Series Dec. 5.

New impregnator installed at paper pilot plant (Nov. 26) Latest addition to research facilities will be of interest to papermakers, converters, suppliers looking to enhance properties in their products.

How to find out if WMU is closed (Nov. 25) There are three ways to determine if WMU is closed because of severe winter weather; always assume the University is open until notified otherwise.

Authors with WMU ties attend book signings (Nov. 25) An alumna, two members of the faculty and a former president of WMU will be signing their latest books Nov. 28-30 at Kazoo Books.

Copperfield brings 'Grand Illusion' to Miller Auditorium (Nov. 25) Hailed as the greatest illusionist of our time, David Copperfield comes to Kalamazoo for two shows Dec. 10.

WMU offices closed for Thanksgiving holiday (Nov. 24) Nearly all offices closed Nov. 27-30, reduced hours for library, recreation center and other facilities during holiday weekend.

Campus Holiday Food Drive gains momentum (Nov. 23) Walwood Hall contributes more than 200 cans of food to WSA-sponsored effort for community food drive, which ends Dec. 5.

Graduate dean honored for life's work (Nov. 23) William Wiener honored with lifetime achievement award by the Disability Resource Center of Southwestern Michigan.

Libraries use Web technology for access (Nov. 23) Students, faculty and staff urged to obtain a Bronco NetID for easy access to library resources beginning in January.

Personal Web pages off line Thanksgiving weekend (Nov. 23) Student, faculty and staff personal Web pages will be unavailable all day Saturday and early Sunday, Nov. 29-30.

'Holiday Cabaret' features songs of the holidays (Nov. 21) University Theatre presents sounds of American Yuletide, Dec. 4-7, in the Atrium of the Gilmore Theatre Complex.

Campus landscapers get national award (Nov. 21) Landscape Services receives Green Star Honor Award from the Professional Grounds Management Society.

Twelve staff members honored for excellence (Nov. 21) Recipients announced for fall 2003 semiannual Staff Service Excellence Awards.

Cellist Hannah Holman performs in Dalton Center (Nov. 20) Guest artist performs sonatas by Beethoven, Grieg, and Poulenc Tuesday, Nov. 25, in free public recital.

Sunday's bands concert features emeriti directors (Nov. 20) Emeriti Carl Bjerregaard and Richard Suddendorf will be guest conductors of the University Symphonic and Concert Bands.

Women's Chorus presents concert of 'Praise, Love, Life' (Nov. 20) Free concert is Sunday, Nov. 23, in Dalton Center Recital Hall.

'Fire & Water' choral concert is Saturday (Nov. 20) Collegiate Singers and Concert Choir present a free concert titled "Fire & Water" Nov. 22 in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

Annual Tribute to the Great Swing Bands is Friday (Nov. 20) University Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Lab Band present 21st annual tribute concerts in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

Marcia A. Kingsley (Nov. 20) Professor emerita in University Libraries died Oct. 25.

Paul B. Horton (Nov. 20) Professor emeritus of sociology died Oct. 11.

Meeting advances bioscience technology development (Nov. 19) Researchers from Michigan Tech and Oakland University visit WMU, Nov. 20, to explore collaboration.

International enrollment continues post-9.11 decline (Nov. 19) Enrollment declines by 10 percent, despite a record 110 countries being represented on campus.

Grad student organization receives national awards (Nov. 19) Graduate Student Advisory Committee named organization of the year, leader Doris Dirks gets Lifetime Achievement Award.

'Update' from President Bailey on the Web (Nov. 18) November issue of president's newsletter is available on the Web, includes recent faculty, staff and student accomplishments.

Reducing energy costs can make a big budget difference (Nov. 18) There are things that all WMU employees can do to save energy and reduce energy costs.

Men's soccer team claims its first MAC championship (Nov. 17) WMU is first school to win MAC men's and women's soccer titles in the same season.

Chips edge Broncos in annual Blood Challenge (Nov. 17) WMU comes up four pints shy of the 866 pints contributed by Central Michigan in annual blood drive to benefit American Red Cross.

WFS presents area debut of 'Dirty Pretty Things' (Nov. 14) Western Film Society offers six showings of "Dirty Pretty Things" starring Audrey Tautou Nov. 21-23 in the Little Theatre.

Will watch movie for food! (Nov. 14) Free admission to the year's biggest blockbuster movie on the big screen at Miller Auditorium Nov. 20 with contribution of canned food to Holiday Food Drive.

Soccer's Karwoski nets MAC Coach of the Year (Nov. 14) Four student-athletes earn All-MAC honors, Broncos play Sunday in Kalamazoo for MAC title and NCAA Tournament berth.

Hydro sets up engineering unit in BTR Park (Nov. 13) Move to WMU research park could lead to opportunities for engineering students and additional manufacturing jobs in the region.

New book traces roots of African-American celebrations (Nov. 13) WMU historian Dr. Mitch Kachun publishes book on the importance of celebrations that commemorate new freedoms.

Campus community invited to stage events for King Week (Nov. 13) Students, faculty and staff invited to sponsor events during annual MLK week in January.

Target gift helps students explore business careers (Nov. 13) Target Stores of West Michigan providing $21,000 over three years to fund pre-business career development course.

Employing people with vision problems (Nov. 13) Internationally renowned authority Dr. Karen Wolffe speaks Nov. 19 at WMU on "Career Counseling for People with Disabilities."

CMU clings to narrow lead in Blood Challenge (Nov. 13) With two days remaining in rivalry to benefit the Red Cross, CMU leads WMU, 701-693, in pints of blood donated.

Gallery II show features art by four MFA candidates (Nov. 13) Painting and printmaking by Adam Hodges, Brian Manley, Michael Northrop and Debra Wade exhibited through Dec. 5.

'L'Illusion Comique' performed in French (Nov. 13) Le Theatre de la Chandelle Verte performs contemporary staging of the classical French play in Multiform Theatre Nov. 21.

University Theatre presents 'Our Town' (Nov. 12) Thornton Wilder's classic drama "Our Town" staged in Shaw Theatre for seven performances Nov. 13-22.

Frostic Reading Series presents ZZ Packer (Nov. 12) Award-winning author of "Drinking Coffee Elsewhere," speaks Thursday, Nov. 20, in the Little Theatre.

'President Waldo' schedules campus appearance (Nov. 12) David Isaacson's living history presentation affords unique look at Waldo the president and Waldo the person, Nov. 20.

Controversial theater director visits WMU (Nov. 12) Doris Mirescu, who recently stepped into the maelstrom of French-American relations, offers presentation on her work Nov. 18.

Miller is next local executive to speak in Keystone series (Nov. 12) Ken Miller, president and CEO of Havirco, speaks at Haworth College of Business breakfast program Nov. 21.

Dybek to read, sign latest book at Waldo Library event (Nov. 12) WMU's Stuart Dybek will give brief reading at Nov. 19 book signing for "I Sailed With Magellan."

Undefeated women's hockey team hosts Michigan State (Nov. 11) WMU tries for another attendance record Friday as undefeated Mustangs take on second-place Spartans at Lawson Arena.

Young Concert Artists winner performs at WMU (Nov. 11) Japanese marimbist Naoko Takada performs in the Dalton Center Recital Hall Tuesday, Nov. 18.

Opera Workshop presents Puccini's "Gianni Schicchi" (Nov. 11) Acting class presents semi-staged presentation of Puccini's beloved comic opera Nov. 19-20.

Percussion Ensembles offer free concert (Nov. 11) Senior Robert Kratz is featured xylophone soloist in one of four pieces performed Monday, Nov. 17, in the Dalton Center.

Women's soccer team earns first MAC championship (Nov. 10) Broncos defeat Bowling Green, 4-1, for first MAC title and automatic berth in NCAA Tournament.

Men's soccer team hosts MAC championship (Nov. 10) WMU and Bowling Green will play Sunday at WMU Soccer Complex for MAC title and automatic berth in NCAA Tournament.

Alumnus Andre Mika goes 'Back to Mayberry' (Nov. 10) Alumnus describes experience as producer of "Andy Griffith Reunion Special: Back to Mayberry," which airs Tuesday night on CBS.

Knific celebrates release of 'West of Everywhere' (Nov. 9) Violinist Renata Artman Knific, Western Jazz Quartet and special guests perform Nov. 16 to launch new CD.

Gold Company Sneak Preview Concert is Thursday (Nov. 9) Popular Sneak Preview Concert features selections from upcoming holiday concert and 21st annual Gold Company Show.

Broncos play Sunday for first MAC championship (Nov. 8) Broncos face Bowling Green at WMU Soccer Complex for MAC women's soccer title and automatic berth in NCAA Tournament.

Sunseeker battles Wolverines in Lansing streets (Nov. 8) Solar cars from in-state rivals will race in one-mile loop, past state Capitol building, in Nov. 15 Michigan Solar Grand Prix.

Gold Company continues run of high-profile gigs (Nov. 8) Gold Company Sextet will perform in Eastern Europe and at an important jazz conference in New York City.

Fall edition of Third Coast features great new fiction (Nov. 8) WMU literary magazine always known for top-flight poetry, but prose may be the greatest strength of the fall 2003 issue.

Bay Buchanan speaks at WMU Wednesday (Nov. 7) President of The American Cause, speaks on "Abortion: It's Hazardous to Your Health," Wednesday, Nov. 12.

Campus community invited to talk on state of universities (Nov. 7) State Universities of Michigan address "Quality in Times of Adversity" in telecast that may be view Wednesday at Fetzer Center.

Pulitzer Prize winning author here for reading (Nov. 6) Tracy Kidder, author of "The Soul of a New Machine" and "Mountains Beyond Mountains," offers reading Nov. 11.

Bailey schedules 'Town Hall' meeting on budget (Nov. 6) Open forum for students to ask President Bailey questions, express concerns about budget set for Tuesday in the Bernhard Center.

Who killed the dinosaurs? (Nov. 5) George Mason physics professor Dr. James Trefil discusses demise of dinosaurs during Phi Beta Kappa visiting scholar lecture Nov. 13.

Pewabic Pottery author lectures at KIA (Nov. 5) Talk by Marcy Heller Fisher, author of "Fired Magic: Detroit's Pewabic Pottery Treasures," is part of Centennial Scholar and Artist Series.

Boyer talks about his inspiration for 'Ellis Island' (Nov. 5) Centennial lecture Nov. 12 precedes Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra Nov. 14 performance of "Ellis Island: The Dream of America."

Addressing the extremes of political correctness (Nov. 5) Center for the Study of Ethics in Society presents Dr. Joseph Ellin, "Political Correctness Today," Nov. 14.

Food marketing students make fourth top showing (Nov. 5) WMU students bring home second place in international competition sponsored by Food Distribution Research Society.

Annual book sale is fund-raiser for libraries (Nov. 5) Annual Friends of the Libraries fall book sale is Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 12-13.

Broncos host MAC tournament this weekend (Nov. 5) Women's soccer team is highest remaining seed in MAC tournament, perfect 8-0 at home this season, plays Ohio Friday in semi-finals.

Granholm honored today at reception (Nov. 5) More than 100 community and campus leaders gather to honor Gov. Granholm for promoting economic development in Kalamazoo County.

Concert is tribute to Professor Emerita Davidson (Nov. 4) Voice faculty Monica Griffin and Joe Miller are featured soloists in Nov. 11 Collegium Musicum tribute to Audrey Davidson.

University Symphony Orchestra performs Mozart (Nov. 4) Three works by Mozart and performance by guest violin soloist Ivan Chan highlight Sunday, Nov. 9, concert.

WMU joins new K-12 math education initiative (Nov. 3) National Science Foundation funds collaborative effort involving WMU, Michigan State, University of Missouri and local schools.

Career fair focuses on opportunities in life sciences (Nov. 3) Life Sciences Fair gives students, faculty a chance to meet employers and organizations Nov. 13.

Adams and Curtis-Smith win ASCAP awards (Nov. 3) Faculty members Richard Adams and Curtis Curtis-Smith add to string of awards from American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers.

'Brown and Golden Memories' author to sign books (Nov. 3) Larry Massie, whose book chronicals WMU's first 100 years has book signing Nov. 12 in Waldo Library.

Can anyone beat the markets? (Nov. 3) Dimensional Fund Advisors' Rex A. Sinquefield is next speaker in Haworth College of Business Distinguished Speaker Series Nov. 11.

Annual Blood Challenge benefits American Red Cross (Nov. 1) Student groups sponsor donor locations on campus through Nov. 14 to help reach goal of 1,000 pints of blood.

Students offer "Window Into the Islamic World" (Nov. 1) Reservations required by Nov. 13 for free program that includes exhibits, brief presentation and buffet dinner of Middle Eastern cuisine.

Students battle police for worthy cause (Nov. 1) Area police again challenge students to top their efforts in collecting canned foods for holiday food drive, goal of feeding 1,350 needy families for a week.

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