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August 2005 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 and its faculty reach tentative agreement (Aug. 31) University and AAUP reach tentative accord on new three-year agreement; must be ratified by faculty and trustees.

WMU offices closed Labor Day (Aug. 31) Holiday weekend hours for Student Recreation Center, Waldo Library and other selected offices and services.

Mingus wins Fulbright for research in Canada (Aug. 30) Dr. Matthew Mingus in Ottawa to study proposed changes to make Canadian parliament more democratic.

GEAR UP Program could net more than $20 million (Aug. 30) WMU program prepares at-risk students for college; new DOE grants could top $20 million over six years.

Third history student wins Fulbright award (Aug. 30) Missouri native Brian Becker will use Fulbright-Hays to work on his doctoral dissertation in Italy during the 2005-06.

Economic development course expanded (Aug. 30) New partnership with Michigan Economic Developers Association produces Sept. 12-16 course at WMU-Grand Rapids.

New traffic signals mark entrance to CHHS (Aug. 26) Improved intersection and roadway leading to new College of Health and Human Services building opens with ribbon cutting.

Bernhard becomes one-stop service center (Aug. 25) One-Stop Convenience Center features variety of campus services, open daily through Sept. 9 in Bernhard Center.

Bronco Card Center has extended hours (Aug. 22) Bronco Card Center open in 215 Bernhard, second location in Lawson opening Wednesday, both have extended hours.

Bronco Bash welcomes students to campus (Aug. 20) Crowd of more than 25,000 expected for 25th annual Bronco Bash Aug. 29 at Lawson Ice Arena parking lot.

Fall Welcome acquaints freshmen with WMU, city (Aug. 20) More than 2,000 freshman introduced to campus and city during five-day orientation program Aug. 23-27.

Graduate student orientation is Saturday (Aug. 20) Second annual Graduate Student Orientation Program is Saturday, Aug. 27, at various campus locations.

Residence halls open this week (Aug. 20) Early move-in starts at 9 a.m. Tuesday; residence halls open to all students beginning 9 a.m. Friday.

Multicultural Splash celebrates diversity (Aug. 20) Multicultural Center celebrates first anniversary with open house and tours Tuesday, Aug. 30.

Nurse recruiters to visit campus (Aug. 20) Nursing Opportunity Day, Aug. 29, is first Career and Student Employment Services activitiy of 2005-06 University year.

International students get unique orientation (Aug. 20) International student orientation includes everything from U.S. immigration rules to spending a day at the beach.

Take me out to the ballpark (Aug. 15) WMU Night at the Ballpark features Devil Rays baseball, discounts on tickets, and WMU prizes, Saturday at C.O. Brown Stadium.

Twenty students win $32,000 Medallion Scholarships (Aug. 14) Twenty incoming freshmen win coveted Medallion Scholarships to begin their studies at WMU.

New, safer intersection opens on Stadium Drive (Aug. 9) New intersection of West Michigan Avenue and Stadium Drive opens with brief ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Open-source software pioneer to speak at WMU (Aug. 7) Eric S. Raymond, leading proponent of open-source software, gives free lecture 7 p.m. Tuesday in Schneider Hall.

Sunseeker at Gilmore Car Museum this weekend (Aug. 4) "Best Design" award-winning car from transcontinental Solar Challenge on display Saturday and Sunday.

Alumni Association selects 2005-06 leadership (Aug. 3) Dale Tanis '74 is new president; 11 other officers, executive committee members and directors elected.

Lower fees for off-campus courses announced (Aug. 3) Students taking one three-credit course will see a net reduction of $65 with new off-campus fee structure.

Tiffany draws on Shakespeare again for two novels (Aug. 1) Dr. Grace Tiffany's most-recent works, "The Turquoise Ring" and "Ariel," each based on a Shakespeare play.

Sunseeker returns to Kalamazoo (Aug. 1) WMU solar car returns to campus about 11:30 a.m. today following sixth-place finish in 2,500 race across continent.

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