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January 2008 WMU News Archive
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Nominations sought for student employee awards (Jan. 31) Nominations due by Monday for Student Employee of the Year and Supervisor of the Year.

Scholar to discuss issues affecting media's future (Jan. 31) University of Wyoming media expert Gracie Lawson-Borders speaks Wednesday afternoon.

Trustees hold annual election of officers Friday (Jan. 31) Trustees will elect a new board chair and vice chair, consider other business Friday morning in Bernhard.

WMU has scholarship for Kalkaska County students (Jan. 31) College of Education Scholarship targets Kalaska public school graduates interested in teaching.

Students compiling 100 WMU points of pride (Jan. 30) WSA seeking submissions, primarily from students, for points of pride. Web submission form goes online.

Open forum with president Tuesday (Jan. 30) President John Dunn will answer questions from audience at Tuesday evening forum in Bernhard Center.

Theatre voice specialist earns fellowship (Jan. 30) WMU's Micha Espinosa named a fellow of the Voice and Speech Trainers Association.

Fetters leading project benefiting six area schools (Jan. 30) Dr. Marcia Fetters leads $200,000 grant project to increase academic achievement in Battle Creek schools.

Stationery projects assigned to Print Lab (Jan. 30) All WMU stationery orders go to paper engineering Print Lab, providing jobs and experience for students.

How to find out if WMU is closed (Jan. 30) Always assume the University is open unless notified otherwise. Closings will be announced immediately in WMU News.

NPR Iraq correspondent will speak at WMU (Jan. 29) Deborah Amos, foreign correspondent for National Public Radio, speaks on "Iraq: No Exit in Sight" Tuesday, Feb. 5.

Cori Terry gets dance advocacy honor (Jan. 29) Choreographer, dancer and artistic director is this year's recipient of award sponsored by WMU's Partners in Dance.

Expert in second language acquisition speaks Friday (Jan. 28) Michigan State University's Dr. Susan Gass speaks Friday in WMU's Multicultural Center.

Concerts feature student choreographers and dancers (Jan. 28) Winter Concert of Dance is Friday and Saturday, Feb. 8-9, in Chenery Auditorium.

Career Fair expected to draw 2,000 attendees (Jan. 28) WMU's 30th annual Career Fair will attract 160 employers to Bernhard Center Thursday, Feb. 7.

New equipment puts sound studio on cutting edge (Jan. 28) Dalton Center recording studios take "giant leap forward" in digital audio technologically.

Cultural, language immersion program offered (Jan. 28) Openings available for WMU students interested in six-week immersion in Mexican culture and Spanish language.

Dunn addresses ethics in higher education (Jan. 25) Ethics lecture series presents President John Dunn Wednesday evening in Fetzer Center Putney Auditorium.

Orchestra honors longtime trumpet professor (Jan. 25) University Symphony Orchestra honors Dr. Stephen Jones at Sunday, Feb. 3, performance in Miller Auditorium.

Seven Passages looks at homosexuality and religion (Jan. 25) University Theatre presents Stephanie Sandberg's "Stories of Gay Christians," Feb. 7-23 in York Arena Theatre.

Fenn among academy's first distinguished fellows (Jan. 24) Dr. William Fenn among first Distinguished Fellows of American Academy of Physician Assistants.

Aduroja garners national citation (Jan. 24) Dr. Amos Aduroja receives presidential citation of Eta Sigma Gamma, national health education honor society.

Fine arts teaching award nominations sought (Jan. 24) Nominations from students and alumni especially valued. Deadline for nominations is Feb. 8.

March inauguration set for WMU's eighth president (Jan. 24) Inauguration of Dr. John M. Dunn will be held Monday, March 24, in Miller Auditorium.

Flu season arrives early on campus (Jan. 23) Sindecuse seeing influx of students with influenza earlier than in past years. Advice for avoiding and treating flu.

Borgia De Haan (Jan. 23) Retied administrative assistant died Jan. 13.

Provost search moves into high gear (Jan. 23) Even before national ads appeared this month, the search committee had received more than 40 nominations.

Fall dean's list available on Web (Jan. 22) Complete fall dean's list available on Registrar's Office Web, searchable by student name or hometown.

Jazz trio presents CD release concert (Jan. 22) New York jazz trio Tri-Fi, with WMU's Keith Hall, releases "Postcards" in Wednesday, Jan. 30, concert in Dalton.

Brass trio gives free performance in Dalton (Jan. 22) WMU's Daniel Mattson, Charley Lea and Erich Peterson give public recital Monday evening, Feb. 4.

Faculty and staff lead Reading Together events (Jan. 22) Two programs, Jan. 25 and Feb. 6, examine different aspects of Barbara Kingsolver's novel "Animal Dreams."

Business seminar addresses content analysis (Jan. 22) Three WMU faculty members and an industry representative speak in Schneider Hall Friday.

Bronco Express shortens midweek hours (Jan. 22) Wednesday hours now 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Talk looks at sexuality and sensibility in British literature (Jan. 22) Dr. Christopher Nagle gives free, public talk Thursday evening in Sprau Tower.

Spring Better Hearing Workshops announced (Jan. 18) Each of four public programs offered on four different dates from Jan. 22 through April 11.

Scholarships support program for foster-care youth (Jan. 18) Alumnus John Seita creates scholarships to support one of the most underserved college-age populations.

WMU students win national community service award (Jan. 18) WMU American Humanics Student Association wins in competition with 75 schools across the country.

Geek Group will present technology program (Jan. 18) Self-proclaimed geeks encouraged to attend a public meeting Monday, Jan. 28, to learn more about "The Geek Group."

Medallion Scholarship competition attracts top students (Jan. 18) Nearly 500 of the brightest high school seniors gather at WMU Saturday, Jan. 26, to compete for $40,000 awards.

Researchers to explore digital copyright issues (Jan. 18) Growing tension between copyright laws and creative license discussed Friday, Jan. 25, in a lecture and film.

Kalamazoo Promise is next topic in Keystone Series (Jan. 18) Robert Jorth speaks Friday, Jan. 25, in Keystone Community Bank free business breakfast series.

Racial and ethnic gaps topic of economics lecture (Jan. 18) Princeton economist Dr. Cecilia Elena Rouse speaks Wednesday afternoon in Sangren Hall.

Short-term study abroad options abound (Jan. 17) More than two dozen opportunities available this summer, most open to the public, but some will fill quickly. Register now.

OfficeMax exec to speak at Haworth business college (Jan. 17) Carol Moerdyk will discuss "Secret of Successful Markets, Companies and Careers" Thursday, Jan. 24.

Convocation Series presents music of Curtis-Smith (Jan. 17) Guest soprano Mary Bonhag accompanied by composer C. Curtis-Smith perform Wednesday in Dalton Center.

WMU closed Monday for MLK Day (Jan. 16) Most offices closed, no classes Monday, Jan. 21, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Hours for selected offices.

Film fest showcases contemporary Japanese culture (Jan. 16) Film festival visits WMU with five films over seven weeks, beginning with "Pacchigi" Tuesday.

W-2 forms available early through GoWMU (Jan. 16) WMU employees can get their Wage and Tax Forms (W-2) early this year using new feature in GoWMU.

Dunn keynotes MLK Multicultural Celebration (Jan. 16) Sunday's communitywide event at Miller Auditorium features entertainment and thoughtful remarks on King's life and legacy.

Campus network outages early Thursday morning (Jan. 15) ECS webmail, GoWMU and e-learning unavailable intermittently between 3 and 7 a.m. Thursday.

"Menopause the Musical" sold out (Jan. 14) All eight performances of "Menopause the Musical," a hilarious celebration of women and "the change," are sold out.

Gymnastics' event to raise funds to fight cancer (Jan. 14) WMU gymnasts holding "think pink" fundraiser at Sunday afternoon meet versus Illinois Chicago.

Ethics Film Series opens with "High Noon" (Jan. 14) Classic western opens free film series with screening and discussion Thursday, Jan. 24, in Bernhard Center.

Owen Wilson leads "The Darjeeling Limited" (Jan. 14) Western Film Society presents latest film from Wes Anderson Friday through Sunday at Little Theatre.

Young harpist up next in concert series (Jan. 14) Emmanuel Ceysson is next in Young Concert Artists Series Sunday, Jan. 27, in Dalton Center Recital Hall.

Hornists of all ages perform at annual festival (Jan. 14) Beginners, professionals and middle, high school and college students perform together Saturday, Jan. 19.

Mitch Kachun book is choice of Choice magazine (Jan. 11) Early African-American novel edited by WMU historian selected as year's Outstanding Academic Title.

Five e-portfolio contest winners announced (Jan. 11) Elizabeth Campbell, Jill Prusinski, Krista VanderSteen, Danielle Webber, Brianna Hyder have top e-portfolios.

Lecture addresses MLK, torture, politics and journalism (Jan. 11) Spring ethics lecture series begins Friday, Jan. 18, "Religion, Activism and Politics: From MLK to Now."

Richmond Center features two video exhibits (Jan. 10) "17 Days" screens 17 different videos through April, "Plus 3 Ferris Wheels" has two screenings Feb. 27-28.

Variety of events pay tribute to King's legacy (Jan. 9) Events throughout community culminate with major celebrations Jan. 20-21 and annual unity march to MLK Park.

WMU grad awarded fellowship to assist Liberians (Jan. 9) Recent graduate Norris Tweah gets $35,000 grant to work as special assistant for Liberian government.

Jazz quartet tapped for another State Department tour (Jan. 9) Western Jazz Quartet leaves for Arts Ambassador tour in Chile, group's second tour in the past year.

Faculty in four grad programs get top-10 ranking (Jan. 9) Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index ranks WMU faculty in four programs among top 10 in their disciplines.

Social justice lectures feature renowned experts (Jan. 9) Spring series begins Tuesday with University of Victoria's Dr. Budd Hall, "Education and Politics in a World at Risk."

New Walker Institute director begins duties (Jan. 9) Dr. Timothy Ready, former director of Notre Dame's Institute of Latino Studies, is new director of Walker Institute.

Allison Downey and friends debut "Across the Sea" (Jan. 9) Award-winning singer/songwriter featured at CD release concert Saturday, Jan. 26, in Little Theatre.

Candidate Mike Gravel's visit to WMU canceled (Jan. 9) Democratic presidential candidate's WMU visit and other public appearances canceled due to illness.

Six WMU alumni deploy together to Iraq (Jan. 8) What are the odds? Six alumni spanning 30 years of WMU ROTC history deploy to Iraq in the same small unit.

Schedule for grant development workshops announced (Jan. 8) Spring schedule of six Friday lunchtime workshops begins Jan. 18, continues through April.

Presidential candidate Gravel coming to campus (Jan. 8) Democratic presidential candidate Mike Gravel to hold a town hall style meeting Monday in Bernhard Center.

New undergraduate research award applications due (Jan. 4) Students have until Jan. 21 to file first-round applications for Undergraduate Research Excellence Award.

Gold Company gives preview of Toronto performances (Jan. 4) Monday preview concert benefits student travel expenses for international jazz education conference.

Michigan soldier who died Christmas day honored (Jan. 3) Flags lowered Friday for Sgt. Peter Neesley of Grosse Pointe Farms, who died while on active duty in Iraq.

WMU gearing up for start of spring semester (Jan. 2) Residence halls open Sunday, classes resume Monday, most services open on reduced hours through Monday.

Jesse James shot and killed in Little Theatre (Jan. 2) KFS presents "The Assassination of Jesse James" starring Brad Pitt, Friday through Sunday, Jan. 11-13.

Reading Together begins during MLK celebration (Jan. 2) Sixth annual community reading begins Jan. 15 with event inspired by Dr. King's "I Have a Dream."

Area youngsters called to audition for "Peter Pan" (Jan. 2) Children and teens invited to audition Sunday for March performance of "Peter Pan" at Miller Auditorium.

One Stop offers convenient service to students (Jan. 1) Temporary One Stop Convenience Center open Monday through Wednesday, Jan. 7-9, in Bernhard Center.

Fulbright supports study of American women's clubs (Jan. 1) Dr. Nora Faires awarded Fulbright Distinguished Chair at York University to study clubs for American women living abroad.

Two major exhibitions open in Richmond Center (Jan. 1) Free exhibitions open Jan. 10. "Sculptural Concepts" runs through Feb. 16, "Fiber Face" open through March 21.

Presentation looks at Hindus in Kalamazoo (Jan. 1) Dr. Nancy Falk will discuss "Hindus in Kalamazoo" Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 9, in Emeriti Council presentation.

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