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

Writers returning to Beaver Island for workshop (June 29) Registration due by Friday, July 7, for popular writers workshop on Michigan's scenic Beaver Island.

Conference links health and literacy (June 29) Connection between medical literacy and good health is focus of Fetzer Center conference July 13-14, registration due July 7.

Jazz students snare four Down Beat Awards (June 28) WMU students have won multiple awards in national contest annually for more than a dozen years.

Summer commencement set for Saturday (June 28) More than 1,500 degrees will be awarded during two July 1 ceremonies in Miller Auditorium.

Flags at half-staff for Michigan war casualty (June 28) Flags lowered Friday for Marine Lance Cpl. Brandon J. Webb who was killed while on active duty in Iraq.

WMU offices closed Independence Day (June 28) Holiday weekend hours for computer labs, health center, libraries, recreation center, other selected offices and services.

Summer I grades available Monday (June 28) Grades for Summer I session available through GoWMU by 5 p.m. Monday, July 3.

Job vacancies posted on Web, phone line (June 27) WMU job opportunities announced every Monday via human resources Web site and phone line.

WMU center hired to evaluate Louisiana schools (June 27) Evaluation Center hired to gauge effectiveness of sweeping education initiative for Central Louisiana school districts.

Life science firm makes commitment to Kalamazoo (June 27) Komodo Pharmaceutical coming to Kalamazoo Business Park with BRCC and Technology Tri-Corridor funding.

State Farm teacher interns recognized (June 27) Thirty students received $1,000 each from State Farm to support their participation as teacher interns.

Reception set to welcome new graduate dean (June 26) Dr. Lewis Pyenson welcomed to campus at Walwood reception Wednesday, which also serves as farewell for Dr. Kevin Vichcales.

Free evening concerts highlight vocal jazz camp (June 26) Performances at the Union Cabaret each evening through Thursday and in the Dalton Center Friday night. Admission is free.

Broncos soar to highest finish ever in Air Race Classic (June 26) WMU aviators Courtney Hedlund and Leslie Treppa place fourth in 2,100-mile annual all-women air race.

2006 Air Race Classic 'flight log' (June 22) Bronco aviators Courtney Hedlund and Leslie Treppa completed the 2,100-mile air race in just two days.

Darrell Johnson is new EUP dean (June 22) Former director of WMU campuses in Battle Creek and Lansing is new dean of Extended University Programs.

Amy Kizziee (June 22) Assignment supervisor in the Office of Residence Life died June 19.

Max O. McKitrick (June 22) Professor emeritus of business education and administrative services died June 3.

Veteran fund-raiser fills key development post (June 21) Tracy Branson brings 20 years of experience to appointment as associate vice president for development.

Brown Hall salvage supports Habitat (June 21) Renovation of Brown Hall is off to "green" start, salvaged materials support Kalamazoo and Battle Creek's Habitat for Humanity.

Douma and Icabone honored at Oaklands receptions (June 20) Drs. Rollin Douma and Dona Icabone recognized for combined 66 years of service at June 27-28 receptions.

Kelly-Albertson chairs GoWMU Advisory Board (June 19) Lynn Kelly-Albertson is new chair of advisory board for university's secure intranet portal.

Cannes winner "Cache" comes to Little Theatre (June 19) Michael Haneke won Cannes Best Director for taught psychological thriller, showing Friday through Sunday.

Magazine features "fruits" of WMU labor (June 19) "Voices of the Growers" in Michigan History magazine focuses on work done by public history students and faculty.

Kent State honors Adkison-Bradley (June 19) WMU's Dr. Carla Adkison-Bradley receives Arnold Outstanding Alumni Award from Kent State University.

APA announces leadership for coming year (June 19) Wil Emmert and Michele McLaughlin head list of officers for WMU Administrative Professional Association.

Maier graces pages of People magazine (June 19) Dr. Paul Maier again called upon by popular media for expert opinion on validity of "The Da Vinci Code."

Memorial service for Judy Wolpe Saturday (June 19) Champion of quality education and wife of former Michigan Congressman remembered Saturday at Miller Auditorium.

Merrion leads campuswide provost search committee (June 15) Dr. Margaret Merrion leads provost search committee composed of faculty, staff, administrators and students.

Senior earns prestigious management scholarship (June 15) Elizabeth Aven one of six nationwide to receive to receive Richter Scholarship in supply chain management.

Youths get hands-on look at aviation, engineering careers (June 15) Career exploration academies draw middle and high school students from around the country to WMU.

Services for Audrey Davidson are Saturday at St. Luke's (June 15) Dr. Audrey J. Davidson, professor emerita of music, founder of the Society for Old Music, died June 11.

Joslin and Dybek star at Chicago book fair (June 13) WMU authors featured at Chicago Tribune Printers Row Book Fair, Joslin interviewed for Book TV.

New wellness benefit studied (June 13) More than 300 employees already participating. Limited number of spaces still available in free one-year pilot wellness program.

WMU second in national ethics competition (June 13) Counselor education doctoral students placed second in annual American Counseling Association ethics competition.

Provost search to begin with public forum (June 12) Members of search committee and professional search firm identified. Dean Merrion will chair search committee.

Waldo birthday party slated for Tuesday (June 12) Friends of Historic East Campus sponsor celebration of 142nd anniversary of founding president Dwight Waldo's birth.

Edwards to be feted at reception (June 12) Dr. Adrian "Ed" Edwards honored for 42 years of service to WMU at June 21 retirement reception at the Oaklands.

WMU aviators set for Arizona to Michigan air race (June 8) Courtney Hedlund and Leslie Treppa ready to defend collegiate title in annual all-women Air Race Classic.

Flags at half-staff for Michigan war casualties (June 7) Flags lowered Friday for Specialist Brock Bucklin and Monday for Corporal Alexander Kolasa, both killed in Iraq.

Scholarships available to Berrien County teachers (June 7) Upton Foundation again provides 50-percent funding for Berrien County elementary science teachers.

Hearing aid is semi-finalist for "Modern Marvel" (June 7) History Channel recognizes invention of Kalamazoo businessman and WMU engineering student.

Sindecuse Health Center earns reaccreditation (June 7) Sindecuse again meets rigorous stands of Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.

Registration open for holistic health institute (June 7) Registration open until June 28, but space limited for WMU holistic health program on Michigan's Leelanau Peninsula.

WMU has team in Relay for Life of Kalamazoo (June 6) WMU team seeks members and contributions for June 17-18 American Cancer Society fund-raiser.

Campus United Way seeks volunteer leaders (June 5) Campus campaign seeks department fund-raisers, training and planning sessions begin soon for fall effort.

Wilson earns music therapy accolade (June 5) Brian Wilson receives Honorary Life Member Award for contributions to American Music Therapy Association.

LaChance draws national media attention (June 5) Inside Higher Ed includes Dori LaChance in article on how universities respond to the deaths of students in Iraq war.

Deadline approaches for consolidating student loans (June 5) Final day to consolidate federal loans and lock in current interest rate is June 30. Rates will increase July 1.

Bronco women bring home Jacoby Trophy (June 1) WMU finishes first for MAC women's all-sports throphy and places fourth in the men's totals.

Penny Bundy is new admissions director (June 1) Recruitment and retention veteran from Ball State University begins WMU duties in August.

Bailey unveils results of Michigan business survey (June 1) President Bailey unveils survey results detailing the education views of Michigan's business community.

Grad program appeals committee announced (June 1) Committee members announced, appeals process outlined, complete details available on president's Web site.

Naghshineh honored again as "top professor" (June 1) Dr. Koorosh Naghshineh honored as WMU's top professor by Theta Tau professional engineering fraternity.

Automotive industry reps to meet at WMU (June 1) Region's automotive companies at engineering college June 9, to learn more about computer simulations.

Track team qualifies for two events at NCAAs (June 1) Shayna Sangster and relay team of Sangster, Becky Horn, Sheriese Lucas and Joy Eloms qualify for nationals.

"Neil Young: Heart of Gold" comes to Little Theatre (June 1) Kalamazoo Film Society presents Jonathan Demme film June 9-11, featuring Neil Young, Emmy Lou Harris, more.

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