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November 2005 WMU News Archive
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Broncos dominate MAC football honors (Nov. 30) WMU produces Offensive Player of the Year, Freshman of the Year, Coach of the Year and puts five players on All-MAC teams.

Two Broncos on All-MAC volleyball teams (Nov. 30) Senior Shaylen Jackson, junior Jenifer Sulewski honored, first-year coach Colleen Munson directs WMU to 20-win season.

Christi Valanty earns academic all-conference honor (Nov. 30) Senior nursing major and cross country runner from Allen Park, Mich., named Academic All-MAC.

Five on women's soccer team get MAC accolades (Nov. 30) Chantal Robinson, Katie Ruzinsky, Chelsea McNally, Mandi Marsh and rookie Thalia Playford named to All-MAC teams.

Popular School of Music Christmas concert is Sunday (Nov. 28) More than 250 School of Music musicians fill Miller Auditorium with the sounds of the holidays Sunday afternoon.

Boys Choir of Harlem rings in the holiday season (Nov. 27) Popular Boys Choir of Harlem returns to Miller Auditorium Dec. 11, first Kalamazoo performance since 2002.

Salzburg Marionettes perform Mozart's "Magic Flute" (Nov. 27) Austria's celebrated marionette theater troupe makes its Southwest Michigan debut Tuesday, Dec. 6, at Miller Auditorium.

Lettermen bring Christmas show to Miller (Nov. 27) Legendary vocal group brings its harmonies and "The Lettermen Christmas Show" to Miller Auditorium Saturday, Dec. 3.

Talk examines Pledge of Allegiance and the Constitution (Nov. 25) WMU alumnus and attorney Richard Reed discusses phrase "under God" in Pledge of Allegiance Wednesday.

Alumna named federal Presidential Management Fellow (Nov. 25) Development administration alumna Dawn Heuschel working at International Trade Commission.

KFS presents Wong Kar-Wai's "2046" (Nov. 25) Kalamazoo Film Society offers seven screenings Dec. 2-4 of film starring Tony Leung, Maggie Cheung, Ziyi Zhang.

Campuswide celebration honors progress in all areas (Nov. 23) All faculty, staff, students invited to Nov. 30 Celebration of Success in Bernhard Center Ballroom.

WMU tops goal for campus United Way drive (Nov. 21) University surpasses $218,000 and still counting with gifts from 1,500 WMU donors, including 300 new givers.

Frostic Series concludes with alumnus Jonathan Johnson (Nov. 21) Gwen Frostic Reading Series concludes fall schedule Dec. 1 with poet and novelist.

Panel discusses new data on intolerance in Russia (Nov. 19) Experts discuss "Orthodoxy, Islam and Intolerance in Russian Society and Education" Tuesday morning.

University Theatre presents musical holiday show (Nov. 19) "Holiday Cabaret" Dec. 1-4 features seasonal songs, musical theatre gems and Broadway star Danny Gurwin.

KPS fifth-graders perform in dance project concert (Nov. 19) Senior dance major choreographs and produces Dec. 3 concert that benefits and involves Kalamazoo Public Schools students.

WMU offices closed for long Thanksiving weekend (Nov. 18) Holiday weekend hours for computer labs, recreation center, Waldo Library and other selected offices and services.

Faculty and staff provide "leadership" in 5K race (Nov. 18) Faculty and staff place high in Campus Classic and provide volunteer leadership. More participation sought for future races.

Care packages brighten day for Broncos on active duty (Nov. 16) Snack foods, toothpaste, puzzles, other items collected for WMU community members on active duty.

Library proves point by "going downhill" the fastest (Nov. 16) Library's winning entry in annual Soapbox Derby reflects innovative spirit in 21st century library service.

WMU invites adults to "Return to Learn" (Nov. 16) WMU holds special event for working-age adults interested in earning college degree Monday, Nov. 21.

WMUK gets CPB grant for new digital transmitter (Nov. 16) Southwest Michigan's National Public Radio station gets $75,000 from Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Merrion on international fine arts board (Nov. 14) Dr. Margaret Merrion, WMU College of Fine Arts, elected director of International Council of Fine Arts Deans.

Dace Copeland receives Latvian honor (Nov. 14) Longtime WMU staff member and leader in Latvian community awarded Cross of Recognition by president of Latvia.

"Drew Carey's Green Screen Show" comes to Miller (Nov. 14) Drew Carey and cast of the nation's top improv comedians perform Saturday at Miller Auditorium.

WFS presents area-debut of "The Chumscrubber" (Nov. 14) Western Film Society screens Arie Posin's "The Chumscrubber" Friday through Sunday in Little Theatre.

MODA fashion show benefits Komen Foundation (Nov. 12) Annual "Fusion" runway fashion show produced by WMU students is Saturday, Nov. 19, in downtown Kalamazoo.

Marching band offers "Season in Review" concert (Nov. 11) Bronco Marching Band's annual concert in Miller Auditorium is Sunday afternoon.

University Chorale performs at First Congregational Church (Nov. 11) Chorale offers a free performance of Handel's "Let God Arise" and other works Sunday evening.

Collegium Musicum performs at Cathedral of Christ the King (Nov. 11) WMU's early music ensemble presents "English Music of the Tudor and Jacobean Masters" Tuesday evening.

Mosaic Trio comes to WMU for International Week (Nov. 11) Trio performs traditional instrumental music from the Arabic repertoire Wednesday in Dalton Center Recital Hall.

Tribute to Great Swing Bands returns to Dalton (Nov. 11) Music of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey featured Friday, Nov. 18, in jazz ensemble concert.

Women's Chorus and Concert Choir perform in Dalton (Nov. 11) Two WMU choirs present free program of varied works Saturday afternoon, Nov. 19.

English honor society holds officer elections (Nov. 11) Interested English majors and minors invited to attend Sigma Tau Delta meeting and officer elections 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Ethics center celebrates 20th anniversary (Nov. 11) Tuesday's informal reception and panel discussion mark 20th anniversary of Center for the Study of Ethics in Society.

Social rights activist Grace Boggs speaks Wednesday (Nov. 11) Founder of Detroit's Boggs Center to Nurture Community Leadership gives her views U.S. education system.

Immigrants and international cash flow discussed (Nov. 11) Indiana University sociologist Dr. Leah VanWey speaks Wednesday afternoon in Knauss Hall.

Michigan's economy is topic of business breakfast lecture (Nov. 11) Randall Eberts of Upjohn Institute for Employment Research speaks Friday, Nov. 18.

Stryker CEO addresses "Competing in a Global Market" (Nov. 11) Stryker's Stephen P. MacMillan is next in Haworth College of Business Distinguished Speaker Series.

Reginald A. Gammon (Nov. 10) Professor emeritus of art died Nov. 3.

What Makes Einstein So Smart? (Nov. 10) WMU continues celebration of World Year of Physics with Nov. 21 presentation by pop lecturer and physicist Dr. Timothy Gay.

WMU using new Web technology to teach dance class (Nov. 10) WMU teams up with Case Western Reserve on innovative dance kinesiology class taught via Internet2.

Former provost named acting head of NSF division (Nov. 10) WMU's Dr. Daniel Litynski to serve as the acting division director at the National Science Foundation.

WMU United Way celebration planned (Nov. 10) President Bailey to congratulate volunteers and donors Thursday. Campus campaign stands at 95 percent of $210,000 goal.

Longtime professional to direct Printing Pilot Plant (Nov. 10) John D. Meyer oversees research and operations in facility which does print testing for the industry.

What's the real story with global climate change? (Nov. 8) Dr. David Karowe delivers two-part series for non-scientists and scientists Thursdays, Nov. 10 and 17.

Whirlpool supports new business degree (Nov. 8) WMU partners with Whirlpool and Lake Michigan College to offer business degree at WMU-Southwest.

Wagner invited to speak at Tokyo university (Nov. 7) Associate professor of management invited to present his work at Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo.

Liu selected as journal editor (Nov. 7) HPER's Dr. Yuanlong Liu named editor of the journal Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science.

Harper earns design honors (Nov. 7) Sheri Harper, interior designer with remodeling services at WMU, wins top honors for two campus design projects.

Environmental activist Mike Ewall speaks Wednesday (Nov. 7) Students for a Sustainable Earth sponsor free public workshop as part of Energy Action Week.

PSSO holds annual holiday Poinsettia sale (Nov. 7) Orders accepted from members of the WMU campus community through Friday, Nov. 18.

Gordon Smith (Nov. 7) former manager of Miller Auditorium died Oct. 8.

Learn more about graduate studies in communication (Nov. 6) Informational session on master's degree in communication is noon Wednesday in Brown Hall.

Students, faculty urged to comment on course registration (Nov. 5) Registrar's Office encouraging comments and suggestions on the course scheduling practices.

CELCIS hiring part-time ESL instructors (Nov. 5) WMU Career English Language Center for International Students hiring instructors in English as a second language.

Josip Novakovich is next in Frostic Reading Series (Nov. 5) Author reads from "Infidelities: Stories of War and Lust" Thursday evening in the Little Theatre.

Bob Fosse's "Pajama Game" staged in Shaw Theatre (Nov. 5) University Theatre stages seven performances of famed musical battle of the sexes Nov. 10-20.

President offers funding for transformational ideas (Nov. 4) Awards range from $100,000 to $1 million for innovative ideas that will elevate quality at WMU.

Orchesis Dance Concert showcases student works (Nov. 4) Orchesis offers four performances of student dance Nov. 10-12 in Dalton Center Multimedia Room.

Fall book sale is fund-raiser for libraries (Nov. 4) Friends of the Libraries offers great deals of library materials Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 9-10.

"The Medicine Show" comes to Dalton Sunday (Nov. 3) WMU Jazz Series presents rare Kalamazoo performance by Jamey Haddad and "The Medicine Show" Sunday night.

Sunday concert features Beethoven and Mozart (Nov. 3) University Symphony Orchestra and faculty artists perform masterworks in free Sunday afternoon concert.

Pianist Alexandre Pirojenko performs at WMU (Nov. 3) Young Concert Artists International winner gives recital Wednesday evening in Dalton Center Recital Hall.

Percussion ensemble gives free concert in Dalton (Nov. 3) Performance Thursday, Nov. 10, features world premiere of Scott Blasco's "Momentia/Minutia" for marimba quartet.

WMU celebrates International Education Week (Nov. 3) Public events Nov. 14-19 include foreign films, music and dance, overseas learning experiences and African culture.

Top State Department official visits Kalamazoo (Nov. 3) Richard T. Miller, deputy assistant secretary of state, speaks about United Nations Monday, Nov. 14.

Gift funds horn studio to recruit, support students (Nov. 2) Former music professor Robert Fink and his wife, WMU alumna Ruth Fink, fund endowment for horn studio.

Cobern selected as a national science association fellow (Nov. 2) Mallinson Institute's Dr. William Cobern named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Bernadette Peters joins KSO Pops Saturday (Nov. 1) Tony Award-winning actress and vocalist helps launch KSO Pops series at Miller Auditorium Saturday, Nov. 5.

Open meetings set with commission members (Nov. 1) Open forums set for Nov. 7 for faculty, staff and students to meet with team from Higher Learning Commission.

WMU prepares for Higher Learning Commission visit (Nov. 1) Team representing North Central Association of Colleges and Schools visits campus Nov. 7-8.

Residence halls sponsor exhibit on oppression (Nov. 1) Draper-Siedschlag holds exhibition on oppressed people and catastrophes shaping world events, Nov. 8-9.

OUTspoken holds Pride Prom at Radisson (Nov. 1) Prom event for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender students and allies is Friday, Nov. 18.

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