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

WMU well represented among Fulbright recipients (June 30) Six earn Fulbright awards to study, teach and conduct research abroad.

Career mentors needed to work with Seita Scholars (June 30) Program helps students who have aged out of foster care develop career-prep skills.

Level Data takes up residence at BTR Park (June 30) Information technology company specializes in data management for schools.

Webmail Plus arrives today for most users (June 30) Webmail Plus will be down this evening during major migration of users.

WMU Alumni Association selects new leadership (June 30) Margean Gladysz named president, Philip Chludzinski named vice president.

Staffer honored for community service (June 29) Kathleen Cantley receives community service award from Michigan AFL-CIO.

Flags lowered for Sen. Robert Byrd (June 29) President pro tem of the Senate served longer than any other member of Congress in U.S. history.

Faculty Senate announces new leadership (June 29) Drs. Peter Krawutschke and William Rantz named president and vice president, respectively.

George F. Osmun obituary (June 28) Osmun, professor emeritus of languages and linguistics, died May 23, 2009, at the age of 87.

Sarah J. Stroud obituary (June 28) Stroud, professor emerita of education, died Jan. 6 at the age of 96.

Genevieve M. Orr obituary (June 28) Orr, assistant professor emerita of languages and linguistics, died May 11 at the age of 85.

Sheryl D. Gordon obituary (June 28) Gordon, a former blindness and low vision studies instructor, died June 9 at the age of 49.

Sign up to take part in Fall Welcome (June 28) Faculty and staff are urged to participate in program welcoming new students.

Applications due for NEH Summer Stipends (June 28) Applications from two faculty members will be submitted for 2011 NEH grants.

WMU offices closed for Independence Day (June 25) Most campus services closed Saturday through Monday, July 3-5.

WMU receives $300,000 to help children hear (June 25) Carls Foundation, WMU team up to help young children with hearing impairments.

Changes in bill-paying options, credit-card processing (June 25) Visa no longer accepted, convenience fee added to credit and debit card transactions.

Flags lowered Monday for Spc Joseph Johnson (June 24) Johnson, age 24, of Flint, Mich., died while on active duty in Afghanistan.

Are you registered to vote in the primaries? (June 24) Changes in registration must be postmarked by July 6 for the August election.

Free summer concert series announced (June 24) Concerts at Dalton Center begin July 12, feature faculty soloists and ensembles.

High school musicians perform on campus (June 24) Seminar music camp includes five public concerts starting July 18.

Flags lowered Friday for Marine Jeffrey Standfest (June 23) Standfest of St. Clair, Mich., died while supporting combat operations in Afghanistan.

Dissertation Completion Fellowships announced (June 23) Six awards of up to $20,000 plus tuition awarded WMU doctoral students.

Nearly 1,500 degrees will be conferred Saturday (June 23) Commencement ceremonies at 9 a.m. and noon in Miller Auditorium.

Professor chosen to edit physics publication (June 22) Dr. Charles Henderson is research editor for the American Journal of Physics.

Retiree to head national ethics group (June 22) Dr. Barbara Hemphill to lead American Occupational Therapy Association's Ethics Commission.

Flags lowered for Michigan man killed in Afghanistan (June 22) Flags lowered Thursday for Air Force 1st Lt. Joel Gentz.

Student organizations invited to leadership conference (June 22) Register online before July 1 to attend two-day inaugural event.

Sunseeker moves to display status in solar race (June 21) Continued electrical problems take WMU out of the competition.

Grant supports Fort St. Joseph open house (June 21) Michigan Humanities Council grant will support the two-day event in August.

Student-focused renovations under way (June 21) Updates to Bernhard Center and Ellsworth Hall will enhance student services.

Cooper and Hunault named Academic All-MAC (June 21) This is fourth academic all-conference honor for Irene Cooper and Ashley Hunault.

Bronco Bash booth registration under way (June 18) Bronco Bash 2010, the 30th-anniversary event, is Friday, Sept. 10, at Fountain Plaza.

Free evening concerts feature aspiring jazz artists (June 17) Participants in Zegree Vocal Jazz Camp to perform nightly June 27-July 2.

Twenty new students win $40,000 Medallion Scholarships (June 17) WMU's merit-based award is one of the largest in the nation.

Student wins statewide advertising scholarship (June 17) Kara Hensley is one of four statewide to receive Adcraft scholarships.

Nursing director to help reshape nursing education (June 16) Dr. Linda Zoeller appointed to Michigan Nursing Education Council.

Education researcher named national postdoctoral fellow (June 15) Dr. Jessaca Spybrook earns National Academy of Education award.

Howard Street north of WMU closed (June 15) Howard, Kendall, Solon closed through August, traffic detoured west to Drake Road.

New Issues gets funding to promote Michigan poets (June 15) WMU's literary press wins state arts grant to support local poets.

Students win scholarships to study abroad (June 15) Jeffrey Heyn and Emily Diane Miller earn $14,000 in Critical Language Scholarships.

Alumna chosen for high-profile fellowship (June 14) Denise Dietrich selected for young professionals exchange program in Germany.

Other communities examine Kalamazoo Promise (June 14) Nation looks at Kalamazoo's model for creating education-based economic renewal.

New Play Project showcases student talent (June 11) Staged readings of new plays written by students performed this month.

New wellness series takes holistic approach (June 10) Free program helps WMU employees create better balance in their lives.

New Sunseeker ready for cross-country solar race (June 10) Updated car unveiled hours before student race team heads to qualifiers.

WMU Bookstore is now 'Buster's' (June 10) Grand opening planned for September, no major changes in kinds of products available.

Kendall Center slates healthy cooking demos (June 10) Free monthly series focuses on healthy cooking and the power of vegetables.

Spring dean's list available online (June 10) Dean's lists back to fall 2008 available, searchable by student last name, hometown and more.

Summer camp opportunities at WMU (June 9) WMU offers on-campus sports, music, theme and engineering camps for youngsters.

Newest edition of Sunseeker unveiled Thursday (June 9) Brief ceremony Thursday morning introduces new solar racecar and 2010 student race team.

New e-mail service introduced at campus forums (June 8) Webmail Plus introduced at five sessions June 14-23, transition begins this month.

WMU duo gets prestigious international study awards (June 8) Husband and wife team receives funding to study international policy.

Obama praises, challenges K-Central graduates (June 7) President Obama speaks to enthusiastic capacity audience on WMU campus.

WMU grad named Presidential Management Fellow (June 7) Cyndee Anthony is third WMU alumnus chosen for federal training program.

Notre Dame scholar wins WMU's Grundler Prize (June 7) John van Engen awarded at 45th International Congress on Medieval Studies.

Obama visit triggers campus road closings (June 7) Roads near University Area closed this afternoon and evening.

Flags lowered for Michigan man killed in Afghanistan (June 4) Flags lowered Monday for Marine Lance Cpl. Anthony DiLisio.

New effort to increase higher ed opportunity (June 4) Six community colleges and WMU form consortium to increase higher education opportunities.

Professor to head national rehab organization (June 3) Dr. Jennipher Wiebold is president-elect of National Rehabilitation Counseling Association.

Watch Obama's speech at WMU live (June 3) Three auditoriums showing event, live coverage available on radio, TV and Web.

WMU translator wins national book prize (June 3) Dr. Jeffrey Angles awarded Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission Prize.

Employee groups present annual staff awards (June 3) Six staff members are recognized by APA and PSSO for their service.

Parking plans finalized for Obama visit Monday (June 2) University Arena, Rec Center, some parking lots closed Monday, road closings announced soon.

Lecture series spurs new book on economics of disasters (June 2) Book edited by Dr. William Kern examines impact of natural and unnatural disasters.

Thousands of students, parents attend orientation (June 2) WMU to host 8,000 visitors during this year's 12 summer orientation sessions.

Ben Stiller stars in 'Greenberg' at Little Theatre (June 1) Kalamazoo Film Society presents eight screenings of the film June 11-13.

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