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January 2010 WMU News Archive
Stories are listed in descending order by release date.

Free concert features acclaimed faculty trio (Jan. 29) Merling Trio will perform with guest artist Debra Fayroian Feb. 13 at the Dalton Center.

Linguist and Bible translator speaks at Kanley (Jan. 29) Marilyn Laszlo will share stories from New Guinea at two public talks Feb. 4.

Concert celebrates 'Love: Gold Company Style' (Jan. 29) Award-winning vocal jazz group offers two concerts Feb. 13 at Miller.

WMU gets $546,000 grant to establish model program (Jan. 28) Researchers to create system for recruiting rehabilitation counselors.

Medical exam critical for travel to Haiti (Jan. 28) Get to Sindecuse for immunizations, medications and important health information.

Dozens of local internships up for grabs (Jan. 27) Juniors, seniors and grad students are encouraged to apply for Monroe-Brown internship program.

Scholarship supports short-term study abroad (Jan. 27) Students are urged to apply before Feb. 15 for merit and need-based awards.

Residence halls compete in monthlong Eco-thon (Jan. 27) Hall with the greatest reduction in energy usage wins.

Major League Baseball umpires speak at WMU (Jan. 27) Brothers Bill and Tim Welke will share their experiences at Feb. 5 breakfast lecture.

Tennessee educator named dean of education college (Jan. 26) Dr. John Wheeler will take the reins of the College of Education and Human Development July 1.

Timely discussion of foreign policy issues (Jan. 26) Hear from NPR reporter Jim Zarroli Feb. 2, international policy expert Eric Larson Feb. 23.

Saturday morning art classes for area youngsters (Jan. 26) Classes begin Feb. 6 for budding young artists ages 7 to 18.

Students perform alongside their professors (Jan. 26) Free Western Winds concert Feb. 10 features music faculty and grad students.

H1N1 vaccinations at Bernhard Center (Jan. 26) Vaccinations available at no cost to campus community Feb. 1-2.

Students tackle U.S. retirement system (Jan. 25) Students take their ideas about a national retirement system to Congress after winning national competition.

Discussion of student affairs research set for Friday (Jan. 25) Kristin Fouts explores student involvement in fraternities, sororities and more.

Football Broncos break team GPA record (Jan. 25) Team earns fall GPA of 2.92, has four Academic All-MAC honorees.

Business dean candidate withdraws, talks postponed (Jan. 25) Two public presentations slated for this week have been canceled.

Free orchestra concert at Miller (Jan. 22) University Symphony Orchestra opens its spring concert season with a free show Sunday, Feb. 7.

New Chavez scholarship available for fall (Jan. 22) Applications are being accepted through Feb. 25 for the one-time $1,000 award.

Students collecting items for Haiti relief (Jan. 22) Personal care items and donations being gathered at Wesley Foundation until Feb. 11.

WMU joins 350 other schools in recycling competition (Jan. 22) RecycleMania promotes campus recycling and waste reduction programs.

Flags lowered for Michigan soldier killed in Afghanistan (Jan. 21) Flags will be lowered Friday, Jan. 22, in honor of Sgt. Lucas Beachnaw of Lowell.

Medallion Scholarship competition draws top students (Jan. 21) About 800 of the nation's brightest high school seniors will compete on campus Saturday.

Nearly 100 employers to attend Career Fair (Jan. 21) Employers will be looking for interns and college graduates at Feb. 4 Career Fair.

Two receive dance advocacy awards (Jan. 21) Dorothy Giovannini and Lindsey Thomas will be honored at Feb. 5 event.

Dance students perform original works (Jan. 21) Annual Winter Gala Dance Concert Feb. 4-7 features student choreography.

Many online services affected by three-day outage (Jan. 20) Services offered through My Self Service and My Work channels will be unavailable Jan. 28-31.

Local group sends students to finance conference (Jan. 20) Ten business students get a chance to interact with top financial service professionals.

Student engineers win national awards (Jan. 20) WMU chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers earns national recognition.

Registration under way for Junior Golf Clinic (Jan. 20) Students in grades four through 12 can sign up for 90-minute clinic Feb. 7.

Chinese troupe to perform at Miller Auditorium (Jan. 15) Artists share modern, traditional and ethnic Chinese music and dance Thursday, Jan. 28.

Business dean candidates give public talks (Jan. 15) Drs. Nicholas van der Walt and Ajay Samant to make presentations Jan. 25 and Jan. 27 at Fetzer Center.

Festival showcases new Japanese films (Jan. 15) Festival features four films, begins Jan. 20 with "The Girl Who Leapt through Time."

Descend to the underworld with 'Eurydice' (Jan. 14) University Theatre presents the tragic love story Jan. 28-Feb. 7 in York Arena Theatre.

Moscow Festival Ballet in 'Sleeping Beauty' (Jan. 13) Moscow Festival Ballet will perform Sunday, Jan. 24, at Miller Auditorium.

Nonprofit leadership program wins national award (Jan. 12) WMU earns American Humanics Program Excellence Award for best practices.

Students take high honors in national sales competition (Jan. 12) Ilyssa Golani places second in Speed Selling, Josh Breshgold takes third in In-Basket Sales.

Ethics film series tackles range of issues (Jan. 12) Ethics center's free, public film series kicks off Jan. 21 with "Citizen King."

WMU, CMU partner with Red Cross to save lives (Jan. 12) Help save lives by donating at one of several on-campus blood drives this month.

Art exhibit features posters for social change (Jan. 11) "The Graphic Imperative" is on display through Friday, Feb. 19, at the Richmond Center for Visual Arts.

Faculty research event encourages collaboration (Jan. 11) Learn about funding and collaboration opportunities during Jan. 22 open house.

WMU closed Monday for MLK Day (Jan. 11) Most offices closed, no classes Monday, Jan. 18, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Hours for selected offices.

Nigerian sculptor with longtime ties to WMU dies (Jan. 8) Lamidi Fakeye, named a "Living Treasure" by UNESCO, died Christmas Day.

Community stages memorable tribute to MLK (Jan. 8) Events this month honor the life and legacy of slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Aviation college, Pentastar host Detroit-area students (Jan. 8) Aviation careers showcased for Detroit-area high schoolers Jan. 13.

Trio of Schumann tribute concerts (Jan. 7) Faculty pianist Lori Sims and friends celebrate 200th anniversary of the composer's birth.

Career event for Grand Rapids alumni (Jan. 7) Free workshop Jan. 19 offers hands-on assistance with resume writing, interviewing and networking.

WMU part of STEM initiative announced by Obama (Jan. 6) WMU to train elite teaching fellows charged with boosting math and science education.

Learn about healthy eating (Jan. 6) WMU's Kendall Center in Battle Creek offers free, public lectures on healthy eating.

Flu prevention measures continue (Jan. 6) Help prevent the spread of illness during the worst of the traditional flu season.

Acclaimed brass quintet gives free concert (Jan. 5) Triton Brass Quintet visits the Dalton Center Recital Hall Saturday, Jan. 16.

Grammy Award-winning flutist in concert (Jan. 5) Rhonda Larson and Ventus will perform Friday, Jan. 15, at Dalton Center Recital Hall.

Registration under way for children's reading program (Jan. 4) After-school literacy tutoring begins Jan. 19.

H1N1 vaccinations available to WMU community (Jan. 4) Vaccinations offered on walk-in basis at 14 free clinics this month.

Story of Keats and Brawne at Little Theatre (Jan. 1) Kalamazoo Film Society presents "Bright Star" Jan. 8-10.

WMU readies for start of spring semester (Jan. 1) Hours for campus services through Jan. 11 start of classes.

Carolyn Pavlik co-edits book on choreography (Jan. 1) "Site Dance" is unique anthology of dance performance.

Litynski leads WMU research initiatives (Jan. 1) Dr. Daniel Litynski named vice president for research.

One Stop makes going back to school a breeze (Jan. 1) One Stop Convenience Center in Bernhard Center Ballroom Jan. 7-13.

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