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

GoWMU offline Sunday morning (July 30) Webmail Plus and e-learning remain available, may be accessed without going through GoWMU.

Bronco volleyball season schedule announced (July 30) Season includes 11 home matches and road contests against top-10 ranked teams.

Voter information available online (July 29) See a sample ballot for your precinct, find out how to vote absentee, and more.

WMU hosts camp for foster care youth (July 28) High school-aged students living in Michigan foster care get help preparing for college.

Flags lowered Thursday for Cpl. Paul Miller (July 28) Miller, age 22, of Traverse City, Mich., was killed in the line of duty in Afghanistan.

WMU HR society chapter wins national award (July 28) Local chapter recognized for providing exceptional growth opportunities.

Off-campus and online tuition changes announced (July 28) Board approves 6.9 percent increase in tuition, restructured online course pricing.

New digital signage to go up on campus (July 27) Land lease arrangement allows for an upgrade to billboard along U.S. Route 131.

WMU extends Ferris lease of Spindler Hall (July 27) Ferris has utilized space on East Campus for its pharmacy program since 1999.

WMU grants soar to nearly $2 million in April (July 27) New grants push year-to-date total for 2009-10 to almost $30 million.

Campus construction slated for August (July 26) Lane closures on Western Avenue between University Arena and Miller Auditorium.

Trustees approve retirements, other personnel items (July 26) Board signs off on retirements, sabbaticals and other routine items.

Early retirement incentive offered to 300 employees (July 25) Eligible staff members must apply by end of August.

Trustees approve academic program changes (July 25) Two new graduate programs added, idle engineering departments phased out.

WMU adding new centers in business and health care (July 25) Trustees approve creation of centers for gerontology and sustainable business practices.

Rental rates set for new WMU apartments (July 24) Applications accepted beginning September for Western View apartments.

WMU operating budget tops $343 million (July 24) Budget increases by $21 million, including $3 million in budget cuts.

Tuition increase will boost student academic resources (July 23) Trustees approve 7.4 percent increase in tuition and required fees.

Lane closures on West Michigan near Rec Center (July 23) Portions of West Michigan Avenue down to one lane through the third week of August.

Candidates for Bernhard director visit campus (July 23) Three candidates for Bernhard Center director make public presentations July 26-29.

Foster youth address public policy (July 22) Current and former foster care youth offer testimony to a panel of policymakers Thursday, July 29.

Volleyball Broncos make the grade (July 22) Team honored for classroom excellence by American Volleyball Coaches Association.

WMU hosts energy summit for high schoolers (July 21) Students recommend policies to help Michigan sustainably meet its energy needs.

Piano technician honored by national organization (July 21) Dr. Yat-Lam Hong joins Piano Technicians Guild Hall of Fame.

Tuition tops Friday's board agenda (July 21) WMU Board of Trustees is expected to set 2010-11 tuition rates when it meets Friday.

New book looks at globalization's effect on poverty (July 20) Book published by Upjohn Institute is based on WMU lecture series.

Less money, fewer obligations for charters (July 20) Study finds public schools' added services account for funding differences.

Talented trombone student racks up another award (July 19) Senior Hana Beloglavec wins national trombone soloist competition.

Med school dean candidates visit WMU (July 16) Candidates invited to town for informal interviews and a look at community resources.

Criterium bike race is Saturday (July 7) Fifth annual competitive cycling day begins at 8 a.m. on the Parkview Campus.

Former geography chair dies (July 7) Dr. Oscar Horst, professor emeritus of geography, died July 9 at the age of 86.

Year's top foreign film debuts at Little Theatre (July 7) Kalamazoo Film Society presents "The Secret in Their Eyes" July 16-18.

GroupWise users moving to Webmail Plus (July 7) Everyone at the University will be using the new e-mail system by the end of July.

Look mom, no gasoline! (July 6) Facilities Management officials take numerous steps to reduce energy consumption on campus.

Students awarded American Humanics scholarships (July 2) Ames, Holman and Magett identified as future nonprofit leaders.

WMU physicists lead groundbreaking atomic research (July 2) Team led by Nora Berrah offers first look at what the world's most powerful hard X-ray laser can do.

Flags lowered Friday for Cpl. Daane DeBoer (July 1) DeBoer, age 24, of Ludington, Mich., was killed in the line of duty in Afghanistan.

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