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January 2006 WMU News Archive
Stories are listed in descending order by release date. Click on the headline for the full story.

Demonstration of Web CMS canceled (Jan. 31) Demonstration of Luminis CMS scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 2, at Fetzer Center has been canceled. Rescheduled later.

Nominations sought for student "Who's Who" (Jan. 27) Faculty and staff invited to nominate deserving juniors, seniors, grad students for inclusion in collegiate "Who's Who."

Washington's "Rosa Parks" staged at Wayne State (Jan. 27) Park's-authorized dramatization of her story by WMU's Von Washington performed in several states this winter.

Darlene Lard (Jan. 27) Retired staff member from mathematics and statistics died Jan. 17.

Martin Cohen (Jan. 27) Assistant professor emeritus of librarianship died Dec. 11, 2005.

Darryl F. Janowicz (Jan. 27) Retired assistant professor of industrial engineering died Sept. 18, 2005.

Children's Trauma Assessment Center gets $420,000 grant (Jan. 26) WMU awarded Department of Justice grant to build strategies to curb children's exposure to violence.

Eleven new works added to Sculpture Tour (Jan. 26) Tour has works of renowned artists in ongoing, large-scale exterior sculpture exhibition on WMU West Campus.

Campus invited to demonstration of Web CMS (Jan. 26) Free demonstration of Luminis content management system is Thursday, Feb. 2, at Fetzer Center.

Keystone breakfast speaker series addresses tax reform (Jan. 26) Robert L. Jansen speaks Friday in Keystone Community Bank Breakfast Speaker Series.

Graduate dean candidates make public presentations (Jan. 25) Bernhard Center presentations by three candidates for dean of graduate studies are Jan. 26, 30 and Feb. 2.

New Sprint Store offers WMU discounts (Jan. 24) New store in Bronco Mall offers special discounts and programs to members of WMU community.

Improvisation specialists take Dalton stage Friday (Jan. 23) Jeffrey Agrell, horn, and Evan Mazunick, piano, will improvise a free evening of great entertainment Friday.

Hornists young and old featured in Horn Day concert (Jan. 23) Saturday concert includes horn students from middle school through college and seasoned professionals.

New partnership seeks more minorities in science, math (Jan. 23) Michigan's four flagship universities join in Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation.

KFS presents "The Passenger" starring Jack Nicholson (Jan. 23) Antonioni's 1975 masterpiece starring Nicholson and Maria Schneider runs Feb. 3-5 at Little Theatre.

Ada E. Berkey (Jan. 23) Associate professor emerita and music librarian died Dec. 23, 2005.

Bobby D. Burpo (Jan. 23) Retired bindery operator in printing services died Dec. 1, 2005.

Entire computer network will be offline Sunday (Jan. 23) WMU computer network down from 1 to 8 a.m. Sunday, Jan 29, includes Web, e-mail, GoWMU, other services.

Minnick book named ALA Outstanding Academic Title (Jan. 22) "Dialect and Dichotomy" by Dr. Lisa Minnick named to highly-selective 2006 list of best academic works.

"Amazing Acrobats of Africa" comes to Miller Auditorium (Jan. 22) "Sarakasi the Amazing Acrobats of Africa" come to Kalamazoo for a single performance Sunday.

Times and other details for April commencement (Jan. 20) WMU will confer about 3,100 degrees during four ceremonies Saturday, April 29, in University Arena.

WMU aviation college moving into homeland security (Jan. 20) College of Aviation poised to pursue federal grants for improving U.S. airline security measures.

More than 100 employers coming to WMU (Jan. 20) About 2,000 job seekers expected at annual Career Fair Thursday, Feb. 2, in Bernhard Center Ballroom.

Western Jazz Quartet celebrates release of new CD (Jan. 19) Quartet celebrates release of fifth CD, "Mayan Myths," with Sunday afternoon concert in Dalton Center.

Collegiate Singers perform "Requiem" Sunday (Jan. 19) Singers perform Maurice Durufle's "Requiem" in concert at Kalamazoo's First United Methodist Church.

Mozart's birth celebrated with Dalton Center concert (Jan. 19) Western Wind Quintet and guest artists present "A Mozart Celebration" Sunday, Jan. 29, in Dalton Center.

Russian Film Series returns with five films (Jan. 18) Russian Series presents five films with English subtitles February through April on Wednesday evenings in Brown Hall.

WMU and CMU responding to Blood Challenge (Jan. 17) Each school has goal of donating 900 pints of blood to American Red Cross. Campus drive runs through Feb. 9.

WFS presents area debut of Steve Martin's "ShopGirl" (Jan. 17) Western Film Society presents Claire Danes and Steve Martin in "ShopGirl" Friday through Sunday.

Great Works in Dance set for two Miller performances (Jan. 13) Great Works in Dance and Music Gala Concert is Feb. 4-5, features WMU student dancers and musicians.

Dinner precedes premiere of Great Works in Dance (Jan. 13) Reservations by Jan. 25 required for Fetzer Center reception and dinner featuring guest artists and WMU dignitaries.

"Shared Waters" exhibit is subject of lecture (Jan. 13) Dr. Jose Antonio Brandao presents slide lecture, "New France, Michigan and the Fur Trade," Jan. 20, in Waldo Library.

Herb Scott poetry is inspiration for campus concert (Jan. 12) Wednesday concert in Dalton Center inspires "A Love Imagined," an eight-song cycle, scored for tenor and piano.

WMU experts offer views on Alito nomination (Jan. 12) Washington Post draws on research by Dr. Ashlyn Kuersten; Dr. Mark Hurwitz says Alito is likely to be confirmed.

Jazz ensembles prepare for high-profile shows (Jan. 12) Gold Company and other WMU jazz groups performing in New York and at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids.

Call for nominations for top fine arts teacher (Jan. 12) Nominations for the 2006 Dean's Teaching Award in the College of Fine Arts due by Friday, Jan. 27.

Stage adaptation of Dybek book premieres in Chicago (Jan. 6) Performances of Stuart Dybek's "The Coast of Chicago" staged through Feb. 19 at Lookingglass Theatre.

Two weeks of events celebrate life of Dr. King (Jan. 6) WMU and Northside Ministerial Alliance partner again in series of free events honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Saxophonist offers guest artist recital Wednesday (Jan. 5) Saxophonist Phil Barham performs Johann Sebastian Bach, Pierre-Max Dubois, others in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

Sangren showcases feature Hayakawa photographs (Jan. 5) Photographs by Hiroshi Hayakawa on display daily Jan. 9 to Feb. 3 in Sangren Hall.

Idaho artist works featured in Space Gallery (Jan. 5) Photography, jewelry and mixed media by Anika Smulovitz on display Jan. 17 through Feb. 9 in Knauss Hall.

"Print Language as Content" exhibited in Sangren (Jan. 5) Portfolio of 20 prints created through various techniques by various artists in Gallery II, Jan. 11 to 30.

One Stop Service Center in Bernhard reprised (Jan. 4) Class schedules, parking permits, bill payment and much more available in one location, Saturday and Monday through Wednesday.

Jazz groups hold benefit concert for NYC trip (Jan. 4) Kruziki Transatlantica Quintet and Gold Company perform Monday in Dalton to support New York City performances.

Vegetable oil-powered bus slides into Kalamazoo (Jan. 4) Bus from National Outdoor Leadership School runs on cleaner, renewable energy; visits WMU campus Jan. 12.

Deadline approaches for Innovation Fund applications (Jan. 4) Applications for funding due Jan. 16. Final application help session is Jan. 11 in Bernhard Center.

Grant helps area teachers improve history instruction (Jan. 3) WMU history department gets second grant of nearly $1 million to help teachers improve U.S. history instruction.

Digges and Monson open spring Frostic Reading Series (Jan. 3) Authors Deborah Digges and Ander Monson are first in spring reading series, Jan. 19 at Little Theatre.

Author J.D. Dolan garners $20,000 NEA grant (Jan. 3) WMU English professor is one of 50 recipients of the NEA's 2006 Literature Fellowships in Prose.

Communication professor going to Latvia on Fulbright (Jan. 3) Dr. Michael Kent will teach and conduct research this spring at University of Latvia in Riga.

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