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September 2006 WMU News Archive
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Achieving Peace forum features Howard Wolpe (Sept. 30) Former U.S. Rep Wolpe leads Friday forum on conflict resolution through collaborative training. Can it work in Iraq?

Peace Week marks center's 25th anniversary (Sept. 30) WMU Peace Center celebrates anniversary with daily activities, lectures, concerts and more through Sunday, Oct. 8.

Student group sponsors anti-war events Thursday (Sept. 29) Talk by former U.N. weapons inspector Scott Ritter headlines World Can't Wait Day of Resistance events.

Jane Addams talk launches ethics lecture series (Sept. 29) Dr. Katherine Joslin opens Center for the Study of Ethics in Society lecture series Wednesday afternoon.

Showing of German film "Yasemin" canceled (Sept. 29) Monday's screening of "Yasemin" canceled, German Films continue Oct. 16 with "Ali: Fear Eats the Soul."

Novelist Geoffrey Becker is next in Frostic Series (Sept. 29) Frostic Reading Series continues Wednesday evening with author of "Bluestown" and "Dangerous Men.

Expert talks about the world of trash scavengers (Sept. 28) There will definitely be some "trash talking" when sociologist Dr. Jeff Ferrell speaks at WMU Thursday, Oct. 5.

Health equity expert visits Kalamazoo (Sept. 28) Anderson Cancer Center expert on disparities in health care Dr. Lovell Jones speaks Thursday, Oct. 5, in CHHS building.

Peace conference focuses on us versus them mentality (Sept. 28) "Engaging the Other: The Power of Compassion" comes to Kalamazoo Radisson in October.

Volunteers are winners at Campus Classic (Sept. 28) Free goodies, chance to win prizes, even cash rewards offered volunteers for annual 5K and 1K homecoming events.

Campuswide event kicks off WMU United Way drive (Sept. 28) Tuesday's fair in Bernhard Center Ballroom includes prizes, ice cream treats, 20 United Way agencies.

WMU skaters performing for Van Andel anniversary (Sept. 27) Synchronized skating team performs with some of the world's top skating talent Oct. 8 in Grand Rapids.

Advisory group ready for start of presidential search (Sept. 26) Twelve-member search committee includes faculty, staff, student, alumni and community representation.

Primavera wins first St. John award for service (Sept. 26) Senior Julia Primavera wins first Donna St. John Leadership Award for her service to orientation programs.

Business dean kicks off Keystone Breakfast Series (Sept. 26) Dr. David Shields, new dean of Haworth College of Business speaks Friday morning in Schneider Hall.

Annual Rainbow Reception is Friday (Sept. 26) Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay and Transgender Student Services sponsors annual event in Ackley-Shilling Hall.

Safe on Campus training schedule announced (Sept. 26) Four training sessions for LBGT allies are scheduled this fall beginning Oct. 9.

Job openings are posted on Web (Sept. 26) Non-student job opportunities at WMU are announced every Monday on the Web and Applicant Information Service phone line.

Gretchen Mol stars as America's first sex icon (Sept. 25) Western Film Society presents "The Notorious Bettie Page" Friday through Sunday in the Little Theatre.

School of Art Faculty Show opens in Dalton (Sept. 24) Art faculty paintings, sculptures and other works exhibited daily except Sundays through Oct. 12.

"Remnants" opens 100th season of University Theatre (Sept. 23) Written and directed by Von Washington, "Remnants from Senegal" opens Thursday.

Pop jazz trumpeter Chris Botti comes to Miller (Sept. 23) Botti opens the 2006-07 season for Miller Auditorium with 8 p.m. concert Saturday, Sept. 30.

Sign up now for New York City Ballet in Chicago (Sept. 22) Registration deadline is Tuesday for Partners in Dance trip to see New York City Ballet in Chicago.

Flags lowered Friday for Sgt. Jeremy DePottey (Sept. 21) Flags lowered to honor of Michigan man killed while on active duty in Afghanistan.

Fedotov wins Fulbright for research in Russia (Sept. 20) Violist Igor Fedotov awarded Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture and conduct research in his native Russia.

Two students get prestigious Adcraft scholarships (Sept. 20) Advertising and promotion majors Nicole Brown and Renee Thoma earn awards from Adcraft Club of Detroit.

Career services in 'best practices' spotlight (Sept. 20) National association features WMU in its newsletter series on "Career Services Best Practices."

BTR Park hosts community cycling event (Sept. 20) First BTR Park Criterium, Sept. 30, includes Family Fun Ride and series of timed, high-intensity bike races.

Public forum addresses Arab-American concerns (Sept. 19) Panel of representatives from federal law enforcement will answer questions at forum Thursday in Bernhard.

New massage service offered at SRC (Sept. 19) Kalamazoo Center for Healing Arts offering massage service at SRC by appointment Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays.

Fall enrollment figures announced (Sept. 19) Total enrollment stands at just less than 25,000 students; increases reported in graduate and distance learning numbers.

Events celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 18) Film festival, Hispanic Awardness Day, All Saints Day and other activities at WMU for Hispanic Heritage Month.

Constitution Day panel examines Supreme Court (Sept. 18) Panel examines Roberts' Court and the U.S. Constitution Wednesday afternoon in the Fetzer Center.

Tenor Ken Prewitt gives first WMU recital (Sept. 18) New music faculty members gives first performance in Dalton Center Recital Hall Wednesday, Sept. 27.

Young Concert Artist winner performs in Dalton (Sept. 18) Soprano Jennifer Check opens season for Bullock Performance Institute with Sunday, Oct. 1, recital.

WMU researchers triple number of inventions (Sept. 18) During 2005-06, number of inventions, patent applications and inventions licensed to third parties nearly triple.

Preschool literacy promoted with $3.4 million grant (Sept. 18) WMU researchers awarded U.S. Department of Education grant to promote literacy among Battle Creek preschoolers.

WMU gets nearly $39 million for research (Sept. 18) External funding for research at WMU increases by more than 26 percent in 2005-06.

Kellogg's David Day named Recruiter of the Year (Sept. 18) WMU alumnus and human resources business partner with Kellogg Co. honored as top recruiter.

Peace and health discussed at Friday lunches (Sept. 18) Weekly brown-bag lunch discussions on relationship between human health and peace begin Sept. 22 at CHHS building.

Poet Malena Morling opens Frostic Reading Series (Sept. 16) Author of "Ocean Avenue" reads from her latest collection of poems, "Astoria," Wednesday at Little Theatre.

German Films continue with "Head On" (Sept. 16) European Film Awards winner for Best Film of 2004 shown Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in Kohrman Hall.

GoWMU and TouchNet offline Sunday morning (Sept. 15) Intranet portal and bill-payment service unavailable Sunday from 5 to 9 a.m. No other systems affected.

Learning more about breast cancer (Sept. 13) Komen Foundation's national educational tour, On the Way to the Cure, comes to WMU campus Wednesday, Sept. 20.

Flags lowered Thursday for Sgt. Ralph Porras (Sept. 13) Flags lowered to honor of Merrill man killed while on active duty in Iraq.

Flags lowered Friday for Sgt. Gabriel DeRoo (Sept. 13) Flags lowered in honor of Paw Paw native killed while on active duty in Iraq.

Flags lowered for Staff Sgt. H.E. Alex (Sept. 12) Flags lowered Wednesday in honor of Bay City man killed on active duty in Iraq.

Study Abroad Fair sets sail in Bernhard Center (Sept. 11) Students and public invited to "Experience the World" at Study Abroad Fair Wednesday, Sept. 20.

AbuBakr elected officer of national association (Sept. 11) WMU's Dr. Said AbuBakr is new vice president of the Pulp and Paper Research and Education Alliance.

Black airline pilots again honor Tony Dennis (Sept. 11) Organization of Black Airline Pilots' Distinguished Service Award again goes to Graduate College's Dennis.

Croteau is American Psychological Association fellow (Sept. 11) Dr. James Croteau named a fellow for Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Issues.

Alba F. "Polly" Pollard (Sept. 10) Retired financial aid officer died Aug. 30.

German Film Series begins with Academy Award nominee (Sept. 9) "Downfall" is chillingly realistic portrayal of Hitler's final days, shown Tuesday in Kohrman Hall.

Granholm asks for 9/11 moment of silence (Sept. 9) Gov. Jennifer Granholm orders flags lowered Monday, encourages statewide moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. Sept. 11.

Wheelchair basketball comes to University Arena (Sept. 8) Free admission to Wednesday's National Wheelchair Basketball Association game between Kentwood and Fort Wayne.

Tailgating areas and rules posted on Web (Sept. 8) WMU reminding students and other fans of the rules regarding tailgating before and after home football games.

21st Century Jobs Fund supports WMU initiatives (Sept. 7) More than $3 million will come directly to WMU, with additional funding to projects with strong WMU connections.

African women's rights activist is visiting scholar (Sept. 7) John Akuri, social worker and lawyer who crusades for women's rights in Cameroon, speaks Wednesday.

New center brings Japan closer to Kalamazoo (Sept. 7) New Soga Japan Center strengthens Japan-related study, research and relationships.

KFS presents violent view of Australian Outback (Sept. 7) "The Proposition" is R-rated portrayal of violence in Australia's Old West at Little Theatre Sept. 15-17.

Longtime faculty member Peter Renstrom dies (Sept. 6) Professor of political science died Sept. 4.

Symposium focuses on U.S.-Canadian 'shared waters' (Sept. 6) U.S.-Canadian relations and protection of the Great Lakes is focus of WMU symposium Sept. 14-15.

Flags lowered for Chief Petty Officer Paul Darga (Sept. 6) Flags lowered Thursday in honor of Alpena man killed on active duty in Iraq.

Wear your WMU colors and sportswear Friday (Sept. 5) Bronco Spirit Day kicks off big weekend of school spirit with Bronco Bash Friday and CommUniverCity Saturday.

Service to be held for fifth anniversary of 9/11 (Sept. 5) Employee groups sponsoring service at noon Monday to commemorate anniversary of 2001 terrorist attacks.

Support group organizing for Richmond Center (Sept. 5) Introductory sessions Monday and Tuesday aimed at building community support for new visual arts center.

Sixteen new students win $40,000 Medallion Scholarships (Sept. 1) Complete list of 2006 recipients of WMU's most prestigious award for incoming first-year students.

Book traces 150 years of Jewish life in Michigan (Sept. 1) WMU's Dr. Nora Faires co-writes "Jewish Life in the Industrial Promised Land."

Janet Heller book honored by independent booksellers (Sept. 1) Children's book "How the Moon Regained Her Shape" picked as one of this summer's best.

Bronco Bash rocks the promenade (Sept. 1) Crowd of more than 25,000 expected to jam the West Campus Promenade for "A Refreshing Blast" Friday, Sept. 8.

Are you ready for some football? (Sept. 1) WMU and Toledo face off at Waldo Stadium in CommUniverCity Night Football game Saturday, Sept. 9.

President Haenicke returns to lead WMU (Sept. 1) Dr. Diether H. Haenicke, WMU president from 1985 to 1998, has returned as interim president.

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