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

Miller announces 2010-11 Broadway season (March 31) Six hit musicals make their Kalamazoo-area debut in a season of firsts.

Classicist to speak on radio propaganda (March 30) Amanda Wrigley will talk about politics and propaganda on public radio Thursday, April 15.

Students collect school supplies for Detroit classroom (March 30) Students sponsor activities through April 7 to promote children's success.

Speech pathology professor earns top honors (March 30) Sandra Glista is recognized for her ongoing service to those affected by aphasia.

Talk on proposed archives relocation (March 30) Learn more about a proposal to move Archives and Regional History Collections April 13.

Wellness champs spread good health (March 30) Western Wellness Champions help coworkers meet their health and wellness goals.

Expert gives international take on engineering ethics (March 29) Japanese ethics expert Jun Fudano offers free, public lecture April 5.

Students on campus getting counted this week (March 29) U.S. Census forms will be in all residence hall mailboxes April 1.

Stand-up comedian Jim Gaffigan visits WMU (March 29) Campus Activities Board brings Gaffigan to Miller Auditorium Friday, April 16.

Governor appoints two new trustees (March 28) John Cakmakci and George Franklin will join the WMU Board of Trustees at the end of the year.

Noted muralist's artwork unveiled at public open house (March 26) New Conrad Kaufman mural to be revealed April 2 at Wood Hall.

Library adds Chinese language, research collection (March 26) Grand-opening events April 8-10 will showcase new materials.

HR launches retirement series (March 26) Seminars begin April 8, focus on different aspects of retirement planning.

Distinguished Faculty Scholar gives lecture (March 26) William Liou, mechanical and aeronautical engineering, will speak April 7.

Spring blood drives scheduled (March 25) Campus bloods drives April 2-9 celebrate National Volunteer Week.

Wind and percussion festival features free concerts (March 25) Conference and related concerts Thursday, April 8, are free and open to the public.

Philosophy professor publishes book on nanoethics (March 25) Book co-written by Fritz Allhoff addresses interest and concern over nanotechnology.

Award-winning investigative journalist visits WMU (March 25) Amy Goodman of "Democracy Now!" will speak on campus Thursday, April 1.

Events to focus on overcoming community disparities (March 24) Kalamazoo Matters series will kick off April 1 with a trio of activities.

Learn about careers in the life sciences (March 24) Life Sciences Opportunities Day career-prep event will take place March 31.

Oscar-nominated coming-of-age story at Little Theatre (March 24) Western Film Society presents "An Education" this weekend.

Architect to speak on sustainable design (March 24) Leila Marie Farah talks about the relationship between food and architecture March 25.

Five forums set for IT strategic review (March 23) Campus community invited to offer suggestions for new Universitywide information technology plan.

Deadline approaches for Distinguished Teaching Award (March 23) Students and alumni urged to nominate worthy teachers.

Flags lowered for Michigan man killed in Iraq (March 22) Flags to be lowered March 23 in honor of Army Staff Sgt. Richard Jordan of Harrison Township.

Town hall Wednesday for Kalamazoogle (March 22) Promoters of Kalamazoo's bid to be Google fiber optic community meet at Vine Neighborhood Association.

Disney recruiting student interns (March 22) Disney will be on campus March 29 to recruit interns for Disneyland and Disney World.

West Michigan security firm opens office at BTR Park (March 22) EPS Security expects to double the size of its Kalamazoo team.

Conference examines future of newspapers (March 22) Public invited to Saturday summit on future of newspapers in the digital age.

WMU to host statewide human resources competition (March 22) Nine colleges to participate in Saturday's HR Games.

Well-respected local educator dies (March 22) Avis Sebaly, education and professional development, died March 11 at the age of 95.

Enrollment open for children's summer program (March 19) Twelve-week program offered by Children's Place Learning Center.

Former Dining Services staffer dies (March 19) Cecilia Isbell, a retired WMU staff member, died March 6 at the age of 93.

Retired WMU carpenter dies (March 19) Peter VanDenBerg, a retired staff member, died March 15 at the age of 79.

Concrete canoe, steel bridge competitions at WMU (March 19) Eleven universities will convene on campus for regional competitions March 26-28.

Top seniors to be honored as Presidential Scholars (March 19) Forty-six students will be recognized at 30th annual Presidential Scholars Convocation.

Pakistan minister delivers speech at WMU (March 19) Altaf Saleem will address privatization in developing nations Monday, March 22.

Movie shot at WMU, K College debuts at famed film fest (March 19) "Cherry" garnered the attention of critics at Austin's SXSW Film Festival.

Michigan roads, infrastructure examined (March 19) Reservations due for March 26 breakfast lecture given by Michael Newman.

Labor market expert discusses forecasting (March 19) Herman Stekler to give lecture on the "Great Recession" Wednesday, March 24.

Meijer CEO to speak at WMU Food Marketing Conference (March 18) Food industry leaders gather March 24-25 to discuss future of retailing.

Public service jobs focus of Federal Career Week (March 18) Interact with federal employees and determine if public service is right for you.

Kalamazoo begins medical school accreditation process (March 18) National accrediting body gives WMU green light to move forward.

Area high school juniors invited to check out WMU (March 18) Free events designed exclusively for high school juniors and their parents.

Kalamazoogle needs your support (March 18) Support Kalamazoo's bid to become a testbed for Google's ultra-high-speed broadband network.

Health services students to speak with state legislators (March 17) WMU students chosen to present at Youth Legislative Day.

Milewski named top student supervisor (March 17) Jennifer Milewski, admissions, is named WMU Supervisor of the Year.

Alumnus inducted into physical education academy (March 17) Halbert Bates chosen for induction into alumni honor academy.

University Theatre season ends with Harlem gospel (March 16) Gospel Choir joins "Tambourines to Glory" production April 8-18.

Early music ensemble offers free concert (March 16) Collegium Musicum will perform music from the Iberian Peninsula Tuesday, March 30.

Bunday named state Flight Instructor of the Year (March 16) Aviation manager Robert Bunday recognized for his contributions to aviation safety.

WMU student named Truman Scholarship finalist (March 16) Jacqueline Luedtke could win $30,000 to support her studies.

Students to perform day of volunteer service (March 16) Students take to the streets Saturday, March 27, to aid worthwhile service projects.

Chavez day event to honor three local residents (March 16) Reservations due Friday for event celebrating life and work of Cesar Chavez.

Longtime WMU staffer dies suddenly (March 16) Memorial service will be held Friday for George Eskro, who died March 13 at the age of 49.

Free concert features WMU alumnus (March 15) South African pianist and alumnus Jean-Pierre Calitz performs with violist Eric Olson March 28.

Four finalists named for arts and sciences dean (March 15) Enyedi, Hageman, Stapleton and Wood will make public presentations March 22-29.

Renowned biochemist to address role of metal ions (March 15) Ivano Bertini will deliver the inaugural life sciences lecture Friday, March 19.

Senior citizens get ready for prom night at WMU (March 15) Area senior citizens gather Thursday for "A Black Tie Affair."

Vote online this week in WSA elections (March 15) WMU students can vote online through Friday with valid Bronco NetID.

Francophone festival features rare films (March 12) Films from French-speaking countries will be shown at Little Theatre March 17-21.

RACE exhibit manager to host community talks (March 12) Joseph Jones sparks community dialogue on race March 15-16.

Healthy-living advocate to speak to WMU employees (March 12) Discover how Jodi Davis lost 162 pounds in 16 months, and kept it off.

Two saluted by higher education coalition (March 12) Dr. Timothy Palmer, Rev. Colleen Smith-Slosberg honored for service-based approach to teaching.

Orchestra performs movie favorites (March 12) University Symphony Orchestra offers free "Movie Pops" concert March 21.

Festival brings more than 1,000 singers to campus (March 12) Southwestern Michigan Vocal Festival March 18 features free concert.

Journal highlights scholarly work of grad students (March 12) WMU's Hilltop Review is released by Graduate Student Advisory Committee.

International Festival takes attendees on world tour (March 12) Music, dance, food and fashions of 15 cultures will be spotlighted Sunday, March 21.

Take the pledge not to drink and drive (March 12) Join other students in taking the Pledge Against Drunk Driving Monday at the Campus Flagpoles.

Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics Michigan (March 11) Take the plunge March 20 at Lawson Ice Arena's makeshift glacial pool.

Health services students become legislators for a day (March 11) WMU students play major role in statewide Youth Legislative Day March 19.

Court's role in South African transition to democracy (March 11) Stacia Haynie to speak about judicial politics Wednesday, March 17.

Local sixth-graders get a look at college life at WMU (March 11) Bronco BUDS encourages young people to set their sights on college.

WMU's first female dean of students dies (March 11) Marie Stevens, dean emerita of students, died March 7 at the age of 84.

World War II is subject of history lecture (March 9) Award-winning author Carol Gluck will discuss her new book Thursday, March 18.

Plagiarism on college campuses explored in ethics talk (March 9) Author and professor Susan Blum speaks on campus Thursday, March 18.

Jazz festival starts and ends in concert (March 9) This weekend's Western Invitational Jazz Festival features several performances.

WMU hosts men's choral festival Thursday (March 9) Free concert features all-male choral groups from around the state.

Bronco's Kool is MAC Player of the Year (March 9) Senior David Kool named Player of the Year in men's basketball.

Murder and all that jazz at University Theatre (March 8) Theatre students sizzle in the hit musical "Chicago" March 18 through April 2.

WMUK helps fight hunger (March 8) Donate or pledge to WMUK by March 20 and a gift will be made to Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes.

Take library survey to win prizes (March 8) Take survey to help improve WMU libraries and be entered into a drawing for prizes.

Broncos ready to be counted in 2010 census (March 9) Get answers to commonly asked questions about who should be counted and where.

Acclaimed foreign film comes to Little Theatre (March 5) Kalamazoo Film Society presents 'Broken Embraces' Friday through Sunday, March 12-14.

Men's basketball opens MAC tourney at home (March 5) Broncos take on Bowling Green Sunday at University Arena.

Flags lowered for Michigan man killed in Afghanistan (March 5) Flags to be lowered Monday, March 8, in honor of Cpl. Jacob Turbett of Canton.

Four finalists named for arts and sciences dean (March 5) Enyedi, Hageman, Stapleton and Wood will make public presentations March 22-29.

Students join forces for WMUnited for Haiti (March 5) Fundraiser Friday, March 12, features entertainment, student fashions and silent auction.

Book details Norwegian immigration to Michigan (March 4) Clifford Davidson's new book is latest in series about people of Michigan.

Music professor's book published (March 4) Robert Spradling's "Error Detection Exercises for the Instrumental Conductor" is released.

Business students win prestigious scholarships (March 4) Matthew Smith and Michael Hankamp named ISM Services Group Scholars.

Composer's work performed by Gilmore Artist (March 4) Professor C. Curtis-Smith's concerto is performed in Finland by Ralf Gothoni.

Bronco football schedule announced (March 3) Home opener is Sept. 11 versus Nicholls State, homecoming game is Oct. 2 against Idaho.

Federal stimulus funds aid clean coal technology efforts (March 3) WMU's research could help lower energy prices, bring new jobs to Michigan.

Global consequences of unsound economic practices (March 3) Risk expert talks about the disruption caused by poor decision-making March 12.

Nickelodeon presents 'Storytime Live' (March 3) Dora, the Backyardigans, Wonder Pets and Kai-lan visit Miller Auditorium Sunday, March 21.

'The Rat Pack is Back' at Miller Auditorium (March 3) Experience the glitz and allure of classic Vegas Friday and Saturday, March 19-20.

'Pirate Radio' is WIDR fundraiser (March 3) Kalamazoo Film Society screenings this weekend will benefit student-run radio station.

Drug advances for neurological diseases discussed (March 2) Inventor of Lyrica Dr. Richard Silverman here Thursday, March 11.

Family company featured in global enterprise talk (March 2) Trainor Glass owners speak at Thursday, March 11 business lecture.

Area businesses warned of T-shirt scam (March 2) Scam involves Texas company using WMU's name to sell advertising and T-shirts.

Registration due Monday for assessment program (March 2) Share ideas about assessment of student learning at free Fetzer Center program.

New emergency alert system will be tested Thursday (March 1) Campuswide speaker system for emergency alerts gets first test.

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