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

Eston "Jack" Asher Jr. (July 31) Professor emeritus in psychology died July 25.

Flags at half-staff for Michigan war casualty (July 31) Flags lowered Tuesday for Sgt. Michael Dickinson, who died July 17 from wounds sustained on active duty in Iraq.

First Friday of the month is Bronco Spirit Day (July 30) Show WMU pride, wear your brown and gold or Bronco gear Friday, Aug. 4.

GoWMU, GroupWise, other systems offline Sunday (July 26) GoWMU offline Sunday morning. Other systems down at various times. Public Web and webmail unaffected.

Trustees OK several major appointments (July 26) Appointments include those of provost, vice provost, three deans, four department chairs and other personnel moves.

KFS presents Sundance winner "Brick" (July 24) "Brick," starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Lukas Haas, Emilie de Ravin, comes to Little Theatre Friday through Sunday.

Flags at half-staff for Michigan war casualty (July 24) Flags lowered Tuesday for Sgt. Duane Dreasky, who died July 8 from injuries sustained on active duty in Iraq.

Bronco Mall getting three new food vendors (July 20) WMU set to sign agreements that will bring Beaners Coffee, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut restaurants to Bronco Mall.

Three professionals named to student service posts (July 20) New directors named for Sindecuse Health Center, counseling and testing and health promotions.

Trustees approve 18 retirements (July 20) Retirements of eight faculty members, three administrators and seven staff members approved.

Mitten Movie Project comes to Kalamazoo (July 19) Detroit-based independent film promoters present double-feature screening Friday at WMU's Little Theatre.

Benjamin Ebling (July 18) Professor emeritus of languages and linguistics died July 13.

New Web site offers details of provost search (July 18) Web site has complete information about national search for WMU's next provost.

Flags at half-staff for Michigan war casualty (July 18) Flags lowered Wednesday for Spc. Joseph P. Micks who died from injuries sustained on active duty in Iraq.

Trustees OK estimated general fund budget (July 17) Budget of $295 million for 2006-07 calls for nearly $7 million in budget reductions, no salary increases for staff.

Student options expand with ombuds office closing (July 17) Students will have more opportunities to raise concerns and have them addressed.

College of Education reorganizing (July 17) Several education departments will be renamed and reconfigured to enhance interdependence of the college's programs.

Promotions of 66 faculty members approved (July 17) Nineteen promoted to full professor, 38 to associate professor and one to assistant professor.

Forty-nine professors granted tenure (July 17) Complete list of faculty members granted tenure at July 14 meeting of Board of Trustees.

Trustees approve tuition and fee increase (July 14) Board approves 6-percent increase in both undergraduate and graduate tuition effective fall 2006.

WMU launches new online academic catalog (July 13) New Web-based undergraduate catalog is completely searchable, accessible to everyone, has personal portfolio feature.

Endowed business chair, three professorships named (July 11) Dr. Ajay Samant named to endowed chair, three others named to endowed professorships in finance and commercial law.

Tuition and budget top trustees' agenda (July 11) Trustees also will consider closing 11 graduate programs, several board policies and contracts at Friday's meeting.

Employees "brush up" for United Way event (July 11) WMU employees volunteer to paint WMU Center for Disability Services as part of July 15 "Day of Caring."

Memorial service set for Mary Frances Fenton (July 10) Memorial service for associate professor emerita of education and professional development is Aug. 5.

Road closings announced for Campus Classic (July 10) Several campus roads and parking areas closed the morning of homecoming Saturday, Oct. 14, for 1K and 5K race.

President announces results of grad program appeals (July 7) Number of graduate programs slated for elimination reduced from 23 to 11 following appeals process.

B.C. Counter moving temporarily to cafeteria (July 7) Popular "Candy Counter" in Bernhard Center lobby moving to adjacent cafeteria during remodeling.

Flags at half-staff for Michigan war casualty (July 6) Flags lowered Friday for Marine Staff Sgt. Raymond J. Plouhar who died from injuries sustained on active duty in Iraq.

Trustees consider changes to public comment rules (July 6) Changes include limiting each person to three minutes to allow time for more people to comment.

Friday is Bronco Spirit Day (July 5) Show WMU pride, wear your brown and gold or Bronco gear Friday, July 7.

Improved service road for Dalton, Haenicke, Wood (July 5) No access to Dalton, Haenicke and Wood loading docks during August; main roads and parking areas unaffected.

Academy Award winner "Totsi" comes to Kalamazoo (July 5) This year's Best Foreign Language Film shown Friday through Sunday, July 14-16, in the Little Theatre.

Lancendorfer study goes mobile (July 3) Dr. Karen Lancendorfer in South Korea conducting research on effectiveness of "m-commerce," mobile-device advertising.

Carr and LeBlanc named editors of national journal (July 3) Drs. James Carr and Linda LeBlanc named associate editors of Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.

Aller gets two new grants (July 3) Industrial and manufacturing engineering's Dr. Betsy Aller receives grants from Michigan Space Grant Consortium and AlcoaEPC.

WMU Alumni Association selects new leadership (July 2) Terms begin this month for 13 Alumni Association officers, executive committee members and directors.

Russell named director for two WMU campuses (July 2) Veteran administrator Sharon Russell is new director of campuses in Battle Creek and Lansing.

Free summer concerts return to Dalton Center (July 1) Summer music camp includes free performanes by Pacifica Quartet, Kruziki Transatlantica Quintet, TubaCor.

55th annual music camp features free performances (July 1) Seminar 2006, WMU's summer music camp for high school students, features five chamber music performanes.

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