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September 2009 WMU News Archive
Stories are listed in descending order by release date. Click on the headline for the full story.

Community-service day for first-year students (Sept. 30) Some 450 students will hit the streets Saturday, Oct. 10, to lend a hand in the community.

Speaker to discuss effects of Kalamazoo Promise (Sept. 30) Dr. Michelle Miller-Adams to discuss local education and economic development Wednesday, Oct. 7.

Noted historian visits campus (Sept. 30) Learn about historical reaction to Darwin's work Oct. 6, and scientific discovery during medieval times Oct. 7.

Event for students interested in psychology (Sept. 30) Free open house Friday, Oct. 9, offers advice on psychology degrees and careers.

Power and conflict in the 20th century (Sept. 29) Dr. Jeremi Suri will discuss peace, power and conflict in recent world history Thursday, Oct. 1.

Series to address women's global health (Sept. 29) Three-part teleconference series begins Thursday with Dr. Thomas Novotny on global health care.

Three earn Distinguished Alumni Awards (Sept. 28) Susan Martin Bunda, Nancy Diehl and Kenneth Miller will be honored at Friday, Oct. 23, event.

Some GoWMU services down this weekend (Sept. 28) Some features offered through My Work and My Self Service channels will be unavailable.

Gaymer to head WMU off-campus programs (Sept. 28) Veteran higher ed administrator Dr. Dawn Gaymer is new associate provost for Extended University Programs.

'Hot, Flat and Crowded' (Sept. 27) Students, faculty and staff are invited to a free simulcast of a Wednesday, Oct. 7, talk by Thomas Friedman.

Gateway to the world opens wide at study abroad fair (Sept. 27) Learn about 60 programs in 35 countries at Study and Intern Abroad Fair Tuesday, Oct. 6.

'The World was Home for Me' (Sept. 27) Visiting scholar Dr. Cynthia Davis to speak about famed feminist Charlotte Perkins Gilman Thursday, Oct. 1.

'Brothers Bloom' debuts at Little Theatre (Sept. 25) Western Film Society presents six screenings of the movie starring Adrien Brody and Mark Ruffalo Oct. 2-4.

Business Career Day is Thursday (Sept. 25) Nearly 100 employers will be on campus to network and conduct interviews with potential candidates.

Bronco Transit adds new downtown service (Sept. 25) Downtown Express runs from campus to the downtown Kalamazoo transit station every Friday.

Midwest Comedy Slam stops at Miller (Sept. 25) Stand-up comedy with Bob Jay, Eric O'Shea, Bryan Massey and Dan "The Beast" Severn Saturday, Oct. 31.

Community conversation on death and dying (Sept. 24) University Theatre presents the world premiere of "Good Death" Oct. 8-17 at Williams Theatre.

WMU brings in $12.7 million in gifts (Sept. 24) Gifts to the University climbed to $12.7 million during 2008-09.

Limitations of economic forecasting (Sept. 24) Visiting economist Dr. Kajal Lahiri will talk about limits to economic forecasting Wednesday, Sept. 30.

Ethics Center kicks off fall events (Sept. 24) Series of programs will begin Thursday, Oct. 1, with a discussion on the state of antisemitism today.

Providing leadership in higher education (Sept. 24) Provost Timothy J. Greene to be first speaker in Keystone breakfast series Friday, Oct. 2.

WMU marks 100 years in Grand Rapids (Sept. 24) Open house for prospective students will be held Wednesday, Oct. 7, at the Graduate Center-Downtown.

Fall enrollment is official at more than 24,500 (Sept. 23) Beginning freshman enrollment is down slightly, significant gains are seen in other areas.

Trip to see Suzanne Farrell Ballet (Sept. 22) Sign up by Oct. 5 to see "The Balanchine Couple" at the Power Center in Ann Arbor.

Boys Like Girls rocks Western-Central weekend (Sept. 22) Boys Like Girls will perform Friday, Oct. 16, with The Maine, A Rocket to the Moon and VersaEmerge.

Career-prep advice from national health care leader (Sept. 22) William Sanger will talk about the health care profession Thursday.

Grants off to brisk start this year (Sept. 21) Externally funded awards came in at nearly $8.5 million in July and August, with research grants leading the way.

Board changes date of next meeting (Sept. 21) Board of Trustees has changed the date of its next meeting to Monday, Nov. 2.

College of Education renamed (Sept. 21) New name, College of Education and Human Development, better reflects the diversity of programs offered.

WMU grants top $32 million for the year (Sept. 21) Externally funded grants climbed to $32 million during the 2008-09 fiscal year, which ended June 30.

Two-day bash showcases business programs (Sept. 21) Learn about business-related majors and student groups Tuesday and Wednesday at Business Bash.

Free orchestra concert (Sept. 20) University Symphony Orchestra and guest violinist Keir GoGwilt will perform Sunday, Oct. 4, at Miller Auditorium.

Ten retirements announced (Sept. 18) Board of Trustees has approved the retirements of three faculty members and seven staff members.

Trustees give Dunn high marks (Sept. 18) Board gives Dunn high marks, raise and contract extension, citing his leadership, commitment and accessibility.

Flags lowered for Michigan soldier killed in Afghanistan (Sept. 18) Flags will be lowered Monday, Sept. 21, in honor of Benjamin P. Castiglione of Howell, Mich.

Slow growth in for-profit EMOs (Sept. 18) Researchers say number of public schools run by for-profit management companies remains flat.

Grant aids globalization efforts (Sept. 18) Three business professors receive $175,000 competitive grant to enhance international expertise at WMU.

Recent grad wins prestigious English Journal award (Sept. 18) Laura Feffer to be honored at National Council of Teachers of English convention.

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month (Sept. 18) Activities planned to increase awareness and highlight prevention resources.

WMU earns 'Greatest Green Initiative' nod (Sept. 18) Recent sustainability efforts recognized as exemplary by Business Review West Michigan.

Saturday morning art classes for youngsters (Sept. 18) Registration is now open to budding young artists 7-18 years of age.

Holistic art show opens with book signing (Sept. 18) "Journey to Self" exhibit opens Wednesday with a visit from author and artist.

Car show Saturday is student fundraiser (Sept. 17) Money raised will help engineering students design and build vehicles for national competition.

Geisha, pop star or princess? (Sept. 17) Visiting scholar Dr. Jan Bardsley will discuss modern portrayals of Japanese women in a free, public symposium Monday.

Stop Flu signs go up across campus (Sept. 17) If you have a fever or chills and a cough or sore throat, stay home.

Fox-Eldridge ready to isolate students with flu (Sept. 17) Complete isolation is essential to protecting other students from the spread of the H1N1 virus.

Veterans in the Classroom (Sept. 16) Faculty and staff urged to attend webinar Tuesday, Sept. 22, about addressing special needs of student veterans.

Learn about careers in federal government (Sept. 16) Students interested in attending next week's federal career panel should register online now.

Dunn's annual review tops trustees' agenda (Sept. 16) WMU's Board of Trustees will hold a formal, public session Thursday in the Bernhard Center.

Lecture on Shakespeare, Renaissance comedy (Sept. 16) Dr. Anthony Ellis to address "Old Age and the Uses of Comedy" Thursday, Sept. 17.

Saturday event tackles global climate change (Sept. 16) Free, public symposium explores efforts to assess and reverse the damage.

Series to examine advances in economic forecasting (Sept. 15) Lecture series kicks off Wednesday, Sept. 16, with Dr. Dean Croushore on real-time forecasting.

German politics is topic of upcoming panel (Sept. 15) Trio of experts to discuss the country's changing political landscape Wednesday, Sept. 16.

Event will help students choose a major (Sept. 15) Major Excitement academic fair will take place Thursday, Sept. 17, outside the Chemistry Building.

Building a healthy university (Sept. 10) Complete text of President John M. Dunn's State of the University address.

NSF-funded report on human enhancement (Sept. 11) Philosophy professor Fritz Allhoff examines ethical implications of human enhancement.

Impact of climate change on Chinese glaciers (Sept. 11) Climate change expert to give a chilling assessment in Friday talk.

Library holds open house for grad students (Sept. 10) Get tours, food and raffle prizes from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Waldo Library.

Two professors honored for excellence in teaching (Sept. 10) Drs. Chad Edwards and Peter Parker earn Distinguished Teaching Awards.

Liou named Distinguished Faculty Scholar (Sept. 10) Dr. William Liou to be honored during campuswide awards ceremony Thursday, Sept. 10.

Luncheon features locally grown food (Sept. 9) Farmer's Market Luncheon will include a menu of Michigan meats and produce Wednesday.

Two academic veterans honored for service (Sept. 9) Dr. Eileen Evans and Susan Oole to receive WMU's Distinguished Service Award.

Geoscientist, historian named emerging scholars (Sept. 9) Drs. Michael Grammer and Takashi Yoshida to be honored at Academic Convocation ceremony.

Sotomayor appointment to be addressed (Sept. 8) Doctoral students to speak in observance of Constitution and Citizenship Day.

WMU gears up for United Way campaign (Sept. 8) Supervisors and department chairs are asked to schedule a meeting in their area.

Remembering Sept. 11, 2001 (Sept. 8) News and photographs released by WMU in the days immediately following the terrorist attacks.

'Away We Go' debuts at Little Theatre (Sept. 7) Kalamazoo Film Society presents eight screenings of the heartfelt comedy Sept. 11-13 in the Little Theatre.

University Theatre puts spotlight on Iraqi women (Sept. 7) All-student cast presents "9 Parts of Desire" Sept. 24-Oct. 4 at York Arena Theatre.

Flags lowered for Michigan soldier killed in Afghanistan (Sept. 6) Flags will be lowered Wednesday, Sept. 9, in honor of Eric W. Hario of Monroe, Mich.

Some parking areas closed for Bronco Bash (Sept. 6) Ground level of Miller ramp closed all day Friday, other area lots also affected.

Outbreak of swine flu likely this fall (Sept. 4) Tips for preventing the spread of H1N1 virus and seasonal flu.

Interactive maps show best routes for accessibility (Sept. 4) Detailed maps help those with physical and visual disabilities navigate campus.

Deadline nears for directory changes (Sept. 4) All name or address changes and requests to keep home information private are due by Sept. 14.

'Bronco Review' takes fans inside WMU sports (Sept. 4) TV show featuring highlights and post-game comments will air twice weekly.

Local program for teachers and students (Sept. 4) Music industry executive LeRoy McMath will speak Friday, Sept. 18, at Loy Norrix High School.

Music professor releases wide-ranging CD (Sept. 4) "Steve Zegree and Friends" includes classical, instrumental and vocal jazz selections.

State of University ushers in new year (Sept. 3) Faculty and staff awards, State of the University address to be presented at Sept. 10 convocation.

Thousands to gather for back-to-school bash (Sept. 3) Crowd of 25,000 expected for Sept. 11 Bronco Bash, featuring headliner Sugarcult.

Emeriti Council resumes Wednesday programs (Sept. 2) Wednesdays II informal talks resume Sept. 9 with an entertaining history lesson.

Longtime professor of education dies (Sept. 2) Dr. Owen Middleton died Aug. 13 at the age of 86.

Labor Day weekend hours for select campus services (Sept. 2) Most WMU offices will be closed Labor Day weekend, Sept. 5-7.

International students get unique orientation (Sept. 1) International students learn about immigration laws, U.S. culture, WMU, Kalamazoo and more.

Day of Dignity aids area homeless (Sept. 1) Volunteers and donations needed to provide hygiene packs, clothing, hot meals and more.

Envelope orders support student community service (Sept. 1) Personalized envelopes available through Graphic Arts Society for a limited time.

Don't fall for Internet scams (Sept. 1) Tips for safeguarding your personal information and avoiding Internet scams.

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