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May 2006 WMU News Archive
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Author of "Leading Geeks" speaks Monday (May 31) Information technology management consultant Paul Glen gives free, public lecture June 5 in CHHS building.

Flags at half-staff Thursday for war casualty (May 31) U.S. flags at WMU and throughout Michigan lowered in honor of Army Sgt. 1st Class Richard Herrema.

Friday is Bronco Spirit Day (May 31) Show WMU pride, wear your brown and gold or Bronco gear Friday, June 2.

Blood drive Friday at WMU Kendall Center (May 31) American Red Cross blood drive set for June 2 at Kendall Center in Battle Creek.

Pisaneschi named to one-year term as provost (May 25) Dr. Janet Pisaneschi, dean of health and human services, to serve for one year while WMU conducts national search.

Dave Morin gets fifth MAC Coach of the Year (May 25) Four tennis players from record-setting 25-win Bronco squad named to all-conference teams.

Four men's tennis players on All-MAC Academic Team (May 25) Alex Birchmeier, Jeff French, Jose Orozco honored; Brady Crosby also named to Academic All-District Team.

MAC academic honors go to four women's tennis players (May 25) Seniors Rattiya Hiranrat, Reedhina Parekh, Malena Remynse and junior Carrie Jeanmaire are Academic All-MAC.

Three Broncos make track and field academic team (May 24) All-MAC Academic Team includes biomedical sciences majors Erskine and Mauch and nursing major Valanty.

MAC baseball honors go to three Broncos (May 24) Ethan Hollingsworth is MAC Freshman of the Year, Dan O'Brien and Nathan Marquardt also recognized.

WMU offices closed Memorial Day (May 24) Memorial weekend hours for computer labs, Waldo Library and selected other offices and services.

Free aphasia workshop offered (May 23) Training session June 6 for communicating with people who have difficulty using or comprehending words.

Paul Szarmach earns top medieval honors (May 23) Director of WMU Medieval Institute receives two honors from Medieval Academy of America.

Marie Stevens earns life service STAR Award (May 23) Dean emerita of students earns Irving S. Gilmore Lifetime Achievement Award for volunteer community service.

Oliver Street Cafe closes doors (May 23) Several other Campus Cafes switch to summer hours, Bernhard Center Cafeteria begins serving breakfast weekdays.

Alan S. Brown (May 23) Professor emeritus of history died May 18.

Michigan House considering higher WMU funding (May 22) Budget bill has 4.1 percent increase for WMU, compared to 2.5 percent overall increase for higher education.

Provost Linda Delene resigns (May 19) President Bailey accepts "with regret" resignation of provost and vice president for academic affairs, effective Monday, May 22.

David Shields is new business dean (May 18) Business educator and dean at University of Houston and Louisiana State is next dean of WMU's Haworth College of Business.

Grant helps establish resource centers for grandparents (May 18) WMU researchers get $338,000 Kellogg Foundation grant to establish 10 Grandparent Resource Centers nationwide.

WMU first to offer sub-Saharan TNEP partnership (May 18) WMU supporting transnational education program in partnership with Kenyan university.

Bookstore and CampusTrends holding sale (May 18) Two-day sale, Tuesday and Wednesday, coincides with Grad Fair, clothing and souvenir prices reduced 20 percent.

Public invited to view ideas for Fountain Plaza (May 18) One-day planning session May 19 culminates with presentations by four architectural firms in Dunbar Hall.

Admissions director candidates make presentations (May 16) Candidates Penny Bundy and Rob Sheinkopf make public presentations May 18 and 22, respectively.

Sky Broncos extend streak in national competition (May 15) WMU precision flight team is among U.S. top three at NIFA nationals for 15th consecutive year.

Faculty, staff and students urged to get hearing tested (May 15) Testing for faculty and staff at Unified Clinics now covered under the WMU health plan.

Tuesday presentation focuses on women's health (May 15) Dr. Cathy Cheron answers "Questions Women Ask the Most" in free, public lecture May 16 at WMU Unified Clinics.

Review leads to sweeping changes in grad programs (May 11) Changes designed to reallocate resources so that every graduate program has the fiscal support necessary to excel.

Fine arts getting $2 million from anonymous donor (May 11) Bequest will provide for Dance's Great Works Project, theatre equipment, endowed professorship and Medallion Scholarship.

WMU rolls out new-student orientation program (May 11) Faculty and staff will be briefed on new-student orientation during a kick-off event Wednesday in Bernhard Center.

Innovation Center earns international honor (May 11) Program at Southwest Michigan Innovation Center on WMU Parkview Campus receives Incubator Innovation Award.

Sindecuse temporarily moves main entry (May 11) Six-month renovation project at health center begins; temporary main entrance located on the building's north side.

Make A Difference annual award candidates announced (May 11) Nineteen WMU staff members in the running for four $1,000 annual prizes.

Kathy Leitke is MAC Coach of the Year (May 10) Broncos place seven players, most in the conference, on All-MAC teams following league-best regular season.

Peace Prize winner cancels, PeaceJam goes on (May 10) Jose Ramos-Horta cancels, all other activities of Great Lakes PeaceJam Youth Conference go on as scheduled.

Memorial service Friday for WMU war casualty (May 9) Informal service for WMU student Sgt. Matthew Webber, who died April 27 from combat injuries sustained in Iraq.

WMU dancers performing again at Kennedy Center (May 9) Eleven dance students perform David Curwin's "The End" at American College Dance Festival national conference.

Nobel Peace Prize winner speaks Friday at WMU (May 8) Jose Ramos-Horta headlines Great Lakes PeaceJam Youth Conference, speaks May 12 in Brown Auditorium.

Mumps spreading across Midwest college campuses (May 8) No case reported yet at WMU, but Sindecuse Health Center warns students and faculty to take precautions.

Tommy Lee Jones stars in Cannes Fesitval winner (May 8) Kalamazoo Film Society presents "The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada" May 19-21 in Little Theatre.

Softball Broncos are top seed in MAC Tourney (May 8) WMU wins MAC West and league's regular season titles, opens tourney in Midland Thursday versus Ohio.

Army of 'Moped' fans await award announcements (May 8) Graphic novel by WMU's Paul Sizer nominated for national awards in literature and independent comics.

Entire computer network will be offline Sunday (May 8) WMU campus computer network, wmich.edu, GoWMU, other services down 1 to 8 a.m. May 14.

Homebuilding entrepreneur concludes Keystone series (May 8) Greg DeHaan, senior vice president of Allen Edwin Homes, gives May 19 business breakfast presentation.

Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl team seeks members (May 8) Students interested in arguing complex ethical questions in national ethics competition urged to try out.

Flags at half-staff for WMU student war casualty (May 5) Junior marketing major Sgt. Matthew Webber died April 27 in Texas hospital from injuries received in Iraq.

Grant total for 2005-06 surpasses $34 million (May 4) WMU researchers received more than $6 million in external funding during February and March.

New guidelines for honorary degrees approved (May 4) Trustees approve revised guidelines for recognizing individuals with an honorary degree from WMU.

House committee proposes 4.1 percent WMU increase (May 4) President Bailey's testimony before House Appropriations Subcommittee available on Web.

WMU junior wins top prize at European Union simulation (May 4) Political science major Eric Bakken of Stevens Pointe, Wis., takes top award at prestigious national competition.

Pedestrians detoured near campus construction (May 1) Walkways in general area of new chemistry building closed for periods throughout the summer for reconstruction.

Bronco Spirit Day is second Friday in May (May 1) Show WMU pride, wear brown and gold or Bronco gear Friday, May 12, first Friday during Summer I session.

Medieval Congress convenes this week at WMU (May 1) More than 3,000 scholars from around the world here Thursday through Sunday for International Congress on Medieval Studies.

Residence hall rates to rise at rate of inflation (May 1) Increase for 2006-07 room and board will be held to 3.4 percent rate of inflation.

Campuswide diversity action plan approved (May 1) Diversity and Multiculturalism Action Plan was developed over the past two years.

Trustees call for careful examination of fall ballot initiative (May 1) WMU trustees urge careful examination of "Civil Rights" ballot initiative.

Trustees approve appointments, retirements (May 1) Appointment of graduate dean, two professional development leaves, retirements okayed by board.

Women's tennis team wins MAC Championship (May 1) WMU also wins MAC Tournament, advances to NCAA Tournament; Malena Remynse is MAC Player of the Year.

Men's tennis team advances to NCAAs (May 1) WMU defeats regular season champion Ball State for MAC automatic berth in NCAA Tournament.

B.C. Cafeteria now open for breakfast (May 1) Bernhard Center Cafeteria now serving breakfast from 7:45 to 9:30 a.m. Monday through Friday.

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