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March 31, 2004, Kalamazoo MI USA

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March 2004 WMU News Archive
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Pfizer gives WMU $2.9 million in research equipment (March 31) Equipment being used in Haenicke Hall labs and by some life sciences startup firms at WMU Parkview Campus.

Announcement tomorrow of major technology transfer (March 31) Major worldwide corporation set to announce transfer of patented technology to WMU for development.

PBS series on 'Illusion of Race' repeats beginning Monday (March 31) Three-part PBS series will repeat at WMU with three evening screenings Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, April 5-8.

Paul Maier is a featured scholar on ABC News special (March 30) WMU historian among the top religion scholars interviewed for April 5 special "Jesus and Paul--The Word and the Witness."

Susan H. Mundo (March 30) Former Dining Service employee died March 23.

Nine local biotech firms awarded first BRCC funds (March 30) BRCC governing board awards $1.9 million to nine R&D firms, elects Don Parfet chair at inaugural meeting.

Interior design exhibit highlights past work, future promise (March 29) Seniors Catherine Sten, Rebecca Smith, Suzanne Danford have exhibit in Interior Design Gallery.

'Spring Into the Streets' is Friday in Vine neighborhood (March 29) Volunteers sought for biannual neighborhood cleanup, several student groups have already volunteered.

PBS series parallels Graves lectures on 'Illusion of Race' (March 29) Three-part PBS series will be shown during noon hour today, March 31 and April 5 at Welborn Hall.

'Illusion of Race' is subject of fifth annual diversity event (March 29) Dr. Joseph L. Graves Jr. lectures April 6-7 at Chenery Auditorium for annual "Respecting Differences" lecture series.

Collegiate Singers perform at Cathedral Church (March 28) WMU's Collegiate Singers give free afternoon performance April 4 at Cathedral Church of Christ the King, Kalamazoo.

Caribbean musical tradition evident in recital (March 28) Compositions by Noel Allende-Goitia performed in free recital Thursday in the Dalton Center.

Top high school musicians coming to WMU for conference (March 28) Hundreds of high school students and music directors expected for Thursday conference on wind and percussion music.

Women's Chorus presents 'A Celebration of Song' (March 28) WMU Women's Chorus presents a free concert Friday evening in Dalton Center Recital Hall.

WMU is host for Saturday's women's choral festival (March 28) Women's choirs from Bowling Green, St. Mary's, Grand Valley and WMU will perform in finale of Saturday festival.

'Sound of Music' comes to Miller Auditorium (March 28) National tour of "The Sound of Music" makes its Kalamazoo premiere Saturday and Sunday, April 3-4.

Record-setting basketball seasons celebrated Wednesday (March 27) Bronco men's and women's teams recognized at University Arena program, championship and tournament banners unfurled.

Theatre season concludes with award-winning 'Ma Rainey' (March 26) New York Drama Critics Best Play, "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom," staged April 1-10 at Gilmore Theatre.

Conventioneers put on game faces (March 26) Cry havoc, and unleash the dogs of war! Region's largest gaming convention, Marmalade Dog 9, is April 2-4 at Bernhard Center.

Native American Pow Wow returns to University Arena (March 26) Cultural heritage and diversity of American Indians celebrated April 3-4 at 15th annual event.

Top student employee, student supervisor named (March 26) Senior Jennifer Smith and admissions' Scott Hennessy garner student employee and supervisor of the year awards.

'Kalamazoo Rendezvous' is Friday downtown (March 24) Next "Cool City Kalamazoo" event is Friday evening at the Little Cities Art Gallery in downtown Kalamazoo.

U.S. consumers could benefit from EU's Microsoft decision (March 24) WMU antitrust expert Dr. Norman Hawker declares European Union decision a "big victory for consumers."

Plight of Canadian hockey players at U.S. colleges explored (March 24) Dr. Andrew Holman addresses Canadianization of U.S. college hockey in March 30 lecture.

Friday deadline for APA/PSSO lunch reservations (March 23) Annual joint spring luncheon April 1 includes presentation of Staff Service Excellence, APA and PSSO awards.

WMU artists featured in 'Art at Waldo' (March 23) Waldo Library exhibit through May 15 features forged and raised copper work by 2002 alumnus David Linder.

March student account statements available online (March 23) Paper monthly statements are no longer being mailed to students. Account information can be accessed through the WMU home page.

Frank Chaves gives jazz dance master classes (March 23) Choreographer and artistic director of River North Chicago Dance Company begins residency at WMU March 31.

Doezema paintings and drawings exhibited in Gallery II (March 23) Curator for the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo and WMU alumnus has exhibit in Sangren Hall.

Poking fun at politics (March 23) The Capitol Steps brings political satire to Miller Auditorium for a single performance Saturday, March 27.

Gold Company performance is jazz festival finale (March 23) Annual Gold Company Invitational Vocal Jazz Festival culminates with Saturday's Dalton Center performance.

Concert Band performs Sunday at Miller Auditorium (March 23) Free concert includes "Polka and Fugue," "The Klaxon," "Fantasies on a Theme by Haydn" and more.

WFS presents 'Girl With a Pearl Earring' (March 22) Academy Award-nominee starring Colin Firth and Scarlett Johansson at Little Theatre for six shows March 26-28.

Toxic Audio performs at Dalton Center (March 22) Award-winning vocal ensemble from Walt Disney World is the opening event, March 26, for Gold Company's annual jazz festival.

Poetry translator Alexis Levitin gives two talks (March 22) Levitin offers a lecture on poetry translation March 29 in Brown Hall and a reading March 30 in the Lee Honors College.

Krisy Mahome wins third straight MAC title (March 22) Junior from Harvey, Ill., wins third straight MAC women's indoor track championship in 400 meter dash.

Broncos host Richmond Wednesday in WNIT (March 22) WMU wins in overtime versus Charlotte, advances to quarterfinals and plays at home Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Richard Neschich (March 22) Associate professor emeritus of marketing died March 18.

Payne named to Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame (March 21) WMU's Vernon Payne, associate vice president for student affairs, inducted March 24 at Indianapolis ceremony.

Shakespeare scholar visits campus to talk about 'Hamlet' (March 21) University of Chicago's Dr. David Bevington speaks on "Friendship in 'Hamlet'" Monday, March 29.

Conference looks at bolstering business, adding value (March 21) Upward of 500 participants expected for Food Marketing Conference March 29-30 at Kalamazoo Radisson Plaza.

Ethics of 'placebo' surgery subject of lecture (March 21) Oversight of surgical procedures is topic of March 30 ethics lecture with Dr. Jonathan Hopkins and Dr. Shirley Bach.

Students add new wrinkles to Senior Prom night (March 21) More than 400 senior citizens and members of University community expected for March 31 "Senior Prom."

Nobel Laureate speaks Friday at PeaceJam event (March 21) Peace Prize-winner Jody Williams speaks on "Individuals Can Make a Difference" Friday at Bernhard Center.

Former White House advisor speaks Wednesday (March 20) Author and Reagan administration advisor Dinesh D'Souza addresses "What's So Great About America" in free, public lecture.

World Domination Variety Show features Inga Muscio (March 20) Author Inga Muscio speaks Wednesday on how feminism, environmentalism and anti-oppression are inter-related.

Broncos host UNC Charlotte Sunday in WNIT (March 19) WMU wins, 63-61, at Louisville, advances to second round of WNIT and plays at home Sunday at 6 p.m.

Former Cambodian refugee speaks against landmines (March 18) Loung Ung, author of bestseller "First They Killed My Father," gives free lecture Monday evening in Kanley Chapel.

Miller announces season Monday at "Forbidden Broadway" (March 18) 20th anniversary production of "Forbidden Broadway" features musical parodies of Broadway favorites.

Trudy Cobb presents at California TechEd conference (March 18) Associate professor of dance shows how to use current technology as tools to enhance dance training.

Bronco 'watch party' set for Friday in Bronco Mall (March 17) Watch the Broncos at the Big Dance on a big TV in the Bronco Mall! Special large-screen TV and special discounts on food.

Campus participation urged for library survey (March 17) Students, faculty and staff encouraged to complete important online survey, drawing for Dell Axim X3 PDA and other prizes.

Harvard desegregation expert speaks at WMU (March 17) Dr. Gary Orfield talk March 26 deals with Brown v. Board of Education, University of Michigan affirmative action case and beyond.

Historic 'meeting of East and West' examined (March 17) Women's studies lectures March 25 focuses on pioneering women who left India in the 1880s to explore life in America.

Helweg book reveals surprises about Indian immigrants (March 17) Anthropologist Dr. Arthur Helweg authors latest in series of books on immigrants, "Strangers in a Not-So-Strange Land."

Local automotive exec next speaker in Keystone series (March 17) Aaron Zeigler talks about "Gaining Market Share in a Mature Industry" at March 26 business breakfast.

WSA polling locations changed because of weather (March 16) Cold weather forces election indoors. New polling locations include main lobbies of Sangren Hall and the Bernhard Center.

CCHA recognizes three Broncos (March 16) Paul Davies and Dana Lattery named to league's All-Academic Team, Paul Szczechura gets honorable mention for All-Rookie squad.

Nominations sought for Athletic Hall of Fame (March 16) Selection committee is soliciting nominations for the 2004 induction class, not more than six will be inducted.

Exhibit features sculptures by Karen Bondarchuk (March 16) Exhibition of faculty member's kinetic sculptures, sculptures and drawings is March 17-26 at the Space Gallery.

Pilot tells extraordinary tale of Flight 232 (March 16) Capt. Al Haynes, who crash landed the totally crippled passenger plane, speaks Wednesday at Battle Creek's Kellogg Auditorium.

Students urged to help define Cool City Kalamazoo (March 16) Open discussion Thursday with city leaders is first in series of events to get students involved in downtown.

Seats earns All-America honors (March 15) Senior Kris Seats of Deming, N.M., earned All-America status in the 800 meter run at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships.

Some roads limited to one-way traffic beginning Thursday (March 15) Thursday through Monday traffic will be limited to one way on portions of West Michigan and Rankin Avenues.

Multiple polling places open for WSA elections this week (March 15) Elections for Western Student Association president, vice president and student senate continue through Thursday.

Record-setting Broncos win first MAC tourney title (March 13) Tournament MVP Mike Williams scores 28 points as Broncos advance to NCAA Tournament with school-record 26 wins.

Manchester and Williams perform award-winning songs (March 12) Grammy Award-winners Melissa Manchester and Paul Williams at Miller Auditorium for one show March 19.

WMU stages Tony Award-winning tale of an Irish family (March 12) University Theatre presents "Dancing at Lughnasa," for seven performances, March 18-27.

Annual Art Student Exhibition opens in Dalton Center (March 12) Annual exhibition, March 17-31, is the year's only comprehensive show of work produced by art students.

Concert Choir performs songs from around the world (March 12) Free March 19 concert includes Haydn's "Little Organ Mass" and selected folk songs from around the world.

Dybek book selected for Chicago's reading initiative (March 11) Dybek's book, "The Coast of Chicago," will be the focus of citywide book club discussions, readings and lectures.

March 18 ceremony honors top WMU seniors (March 11) Forty-eight students honored at 24th annual Presidential Scholars Convocation.

Rights of people with disabilities subject of lecture (March 11) Dr. Michael Ward of George Washington University speaks Thursday, March 18, in the Bernhard Center.

Free poison prevention kits available at Sindecuse (March 11) Poison Prevention Week, March 21-27, helps raise awareness of the dangers of accidental poisoning.

WMU is host for 'Nickel and Dimed' discussions (March 11) Conversations about poverty, prosperity and low-wage life are focus of Reading Together activities on campus beginning March 17.

Latino Leadership Program focuses on educational issues (March 11) Adam Chavarria of Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans is keynote speaker at March 24 program.

Internet2 takes center stage at free symposium (March 11) Regional Internet2 symposium is Friday, March 19, at Fetzer Center. Admission is free, advanced registration required.

Reese looks at 'Leadership 2020' (March 11) WMU alumnus James Reese is tonight's speaker in the Haworth College of Business Distinguished Speaker Series.

Earth Week activities promote awareness, involvement (March 11) Learn about everything from hybrid automobiles to nutrition at Earth Week programs, March 15-18.

Go green and save! (March 11) Kalamazoo Metro Transit now offers a free Rideshare placement program.

WMU sweeps basketball Player of the Year honors (March 10) Casey Rost and Mike Williams take top MAC awards, Reed, Kann, Jilian and Moore also earn all-league recognition.

Concerto winners featured in orchestra concert (March 10) Free Sunday concert features solo performances by Concerto Competition winners Adam Snider, tuba, and Mialtin Zhezha, violin.

University Chorale is 'Living and Dreaming' Sunday (March 10) Free concert by international award winning WMU choral ensemble is March 14 in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

Evening concert highlights jazz festival (March 10) Jazz trombonist Slide Hampton is featured guest artist at Western Invitational Jazz Festival Saturday, March 13.

Recital features jazz legend Slide Hampton (March 10) Slide Hampton performs with Western Jazz Quartet, trumpeter Scott Cowan, and drummer Billy Hart Friday, March 12.

Disco is 'Stayin' Alive' at Miller Auditorium (March 10) "Saturday Night Fever--The Musical" comes to Miller Auditorium for five performances March 12-14.

Pivotal event in women's rights movement re-enacted (March 9) Women's History Month activities begin with re-enacting of events that launched the woman suffrage movement in the United States.

Students offered chance at Washington, D.C., summer post (March 9) Application deadline is Monday for paid Washington internship through Lloyd Meeds Policy Fellowship Program.

Skaters bring home national championship (March 8) Broncos win national title at U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships in San Diego.

White-collar crimes topic of next ethics lecture (March 8) University of Scranton's Dr. David Friedrichs discusses white-colar crime Monday, March 15, in Bernhard Center.

Robert L. Shafer (March 8) Associate professor emeritus of English died Feb. 23.

Eileen A. Stein (March 8) Retired administrative assistant from the honors college died Feb. 14.

Phantom Planet headlines Centennial Concert (March 8) Student-organized concert features rock groups Phantom Planet and Stroke 9 Monday, March 15, at Miller Auditorium.

Open house scheduled for prospective students (March 8) About 800 high school juniors and previously admitted seniors expected for WMU Preview Saturday, March 20.

International Festival gives area residents broader world view (March 8) This year's event spotlights more than 20 countries on five continents March 21 in Bernhard Center.

Nominations accepted for Golden Bronco Awards (March 8) Nominations sought for Student Leader of the Year, Student Organization of the Year and more.

Free lunchtime concerts featured in Bronco Mall (March 5) Veteran Gold Company member Justin Avery performs music by a different featured artist every Tuesday and Thursday in March.

Free lectures examine the evolution of Islam in West Africa (March 4) James Madison University's Dr. David Owusu-Ansah delivers two free, public lectures March 11-12.

Women's basketball opens MAC tourney at home (March 3) Bronco women's basketball team hosts Akron in the first round of the MAC Tournament at 4:30 p.m. Saturday in University Arena.

Richard H. Schmidt (March 3) Professor emeritus of psychology died Feb. 7.

Yale's Robert Reed discusses his painting in free lecture (March 3) Visiting artist and judge for the Annual Art Student Exhibition lectures on his work Thursday, March 11.

Lopez conducts holography workshop and demonstrations (March 3) Michigan artist Jesus Lopez conducting free holography demonstrations Mondays, March 15, 22, and 29.

Chicago Symphony trombonist gives lecture, clinic and recital (March 3) Michael Mulcahy, considered one of the world's premiere trombonists, visits campus March 10.

Teacher turned author talks about 'hearing voices' (March 2) Former Chicago Public Schools teacher Greg Michie talks about "Hearing the Voices of Students" Monday, March 8.

State residence hall conference is at WMU (March 2) Annual Michigan Organization of Residence Hall Associations conference is Friday through Sunday, March 12-14.

Annual festival reels in French-speaking films (March 1) Only film festival of its kind in the U.S. features diverse films from French-speaking countries outside France March 10-14.

BRCC governing board members announced (March 1) Perrigo's Michael Jandernoa and Apjohn's Donald Parfet among those named by President Bailey to BRCC board.

Faculty and staff garner research, service grants (March 1) Three-month total of $17 million in grants includes $10 million in state funds for BRCC.

Year-end gifts boost total to more than $18 million (March 1) Gifts received through January up 21 percent compared to same seven-month period one year ago.

Trustees approve retirements of veteran faculty members (March 1) Retirements okayed for 58 faculty members with more than 1,900 years collective service.

Trustees sign off on University personnel moves (March 1) Appointments include two associate vice presidents and interim associate dean; retirements of six staff members approved.

Teacher preparation program lands top honors (March 1) WMU gets Distinguished Program in Teacher Education award at Association of Teacher Educators conference in Dallas.

Free piano recital includes Schubert, Mozert, Liszt (March 1) Resident artist Yu-Lien The gives free Dalton Center recital March 9 featuring Schubert's "Fantasy in C Major."

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