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

WMU offers K-12 reading program (Aug. 31) Enrollment is under way for program offering weekly supplemental instruction.

Exhibit features work of Nigerian artist Shonibare (Aug. 31) Original film, photography and sculptures on display at Richmond Center Sept. 9 through Oct. 13.

Get revved up for United Way (Aug. 31) WMU community is invited to Greater Kalamazoo United Way campaign rally Wednesday, Sept. 15.

Library groups sponsor visit by bookmaking artists (Aug. 30) Peter and Donna Thomas to host free, public talk Thursday, Sept. 23.

Sign-up for new apartments begins at Bronco Bash (Aug. 30) On-campus apartments will be open for fall 2011 occupancy.

Flags lowered Tuesday for Sgt. Jason Calo (Aug. 30) Calo, of Mancelona, Mich., died while supporting combat operations in Afghanistan.

Trustee and alumnus Archer named Harvard Fellow (Aug. 26) Dennis Archer to serve as resident fellow at Harvard's Institute of Politics.

Researcher looks at cross-specie viral transmission (Aug. 26) Dr. Maarten Vonhof's study has significant public health implications.

Veteran fundraiser to lead development (Aug. 26) James Thomas named vice president for development and alumni relations.

Most WMU offices closed Labor Day weekend (Aug. 26) Labor Day weekend hours for select University offices and services.

'Idol' star Matt Giraud headlines Bronco Bash (Aug. 26) More than 25,000 are expected to turn out for Sept. 10 back-to-school bash.

Geography professor earns national teaching award (Aug. 25) DeChano-Cook honored by National Council for Geographic Education.

English graduate wins O'Connor fiction award (Aug. 25) Melinda Moustakis is honored for her "Bear Down, Bear North" collection.

Howard Street reopens with new roundabouts (Aug. 25) Construction completed by Friday on Howard, West Michigan and Western avenues.

University Chorale and Seraphic Fire top iTunes charts (Aug. 25) WMU choral group hits it big on new CD with Miami ensemble.

Freudenburg named interim graduate dean (Aug. 24) Dr. Gene Freudenburg tapped to serve as interim dean of the Graduate College for the year.

Longtime press operator dies (Aug. 24) Memorial services will be held Thursday, Aug. 26, for retired staff member Donald Glancy, who died June 24.

Bronco Radio Network adds WVIC in mid-Michigan (Aug. 23) Football and men's basketball radio coverage extends to all of south-central Michigan.

Poetry featured at New Issues fundraiser (Aug. 23) Fundraiser for New Issues press is Sunday at Bell's Eccentric Cafe.

Register your phone for campus alerts (Aug. 22) Students, faculty and staff urged to register their phone to receive emergency notices.

Road construction nearing completion (Aug. 20) Howard Street, West Michigan and Western avenues should be completed by Aug. 30.

James W. McFarland (Aug. 20) Former assistant professor of military science died March 24.

Webmail Plus unavailable early Sunday (Aug. 20) WMU e-mail system down Sunday, Aug. 22, until 8 a.m.

Margaret J. Cramer (Aug. 18) Former 20-year nurse's aid died Aug. 7 at age 86.

Charles Carson (Aug. 18) Former head of academic records died Aug. 13 at age 80.

Art Hilgart (Aug. 18) Lee Honors College fellow and host of "Broadway Revisited" died Aug. 3 at age 74.

WMU on U.S. News list of top-tier national universities (Aug. 17) WMU on expanded top tier list with Michigan, MSU and Michigan Tech.

Flags lowered Thursday for Pfc. Bradley Rappuhn (Aug. 17) Pfc. Rappuhn, age 24, of Grand Ledge died Aug. 8 in Afghanistan.

Retired English professor dies (Aug. 16) William R. Rosegrant, retired associate professor of English, died Aug. 8.

Retired academic records clerk dies (Aug. 16) Eleanor R. Lee, retired clerk, died Aug. 5 at the age of 91.

Volleyball Broncos hold two free events (Aug. 16) Meet-the-Team Ice Cream Social is Thursday, Volleyball Alumnae Match is Saturday.

One Stop offers assortment of campus services (Aug. 16) One Stop will be open in Bernhard Center Aug. 30-Sept. 10 for students and parents.

Founder of WMU's printing management program dies (Aug. 16) Services will be held Wednesday, Aug. 18, for Larry Brink.

Cost of recreation center benefit increases (Aug. 16) Benefits-eligible employees will see a slight change in cost; retirees not affected.

'Exit Through the Gift Shop' at Little Theatre (Aug. 13) Documentary on the culture of underground street art is on campus Aug. 20-22.

Main entrance to Bernhard Center closed (Aug. 12) Use the Bronco Mall entrance Aug. 16-22 to get to Bronco Express and Bernhard Cafe.

Road closings announced for Campus Classic (Aug. 12) Many campus roads and parking lots will be closed the morning of Oct. 2.

WMU seeks public comment on accreditation (Aug. 11) University needs input for its 10-year review to continue national accreditation.

Blue Cross Blue Shield sponsors health-career camp (Aug. 9) Grant allows promising high school students to explore health careers.

Colonial history on tap for Fort St. Joe visitors (Aug. 9) Learn about Michigan's colonial-era past at this weekend's archaeological open house.

Binda Foundation gift to boost foster care program (Aug. 6) Gift allows WMU to increase guidance and support for former foster care youth.

Artist's sketch of suspect released (Aug. 6) Police artist's drawing of suspect in July 31 assault posted on campus and community websites.

Broncos open men's soccer season at home (Aug. 6) Season begins Saturday, Aug. 21, with an exhibition match versus Lewis University.

Bronco women's soccer starts this month (Aug. 6) WMU plays its first of eight home games Friday, Aug. 13, against Detroit Mercy.

Kalamazoo Kings host WMU Night (Aug. 5) WMU students, faculty and staff get free admission to the Aug. 17 baseball game.

Broncos release 2010-11 hockey schedule (Aug. 4) Season includes home series against Michigan State, Miami and Ohio State University.

New emergency communication system launched (Aug. 3) Sign up for WMU Alert to be notified of extreme campus emergencies by phone.

Registrations due for WMU golf outing (Aug. 1) Registrations due by Aug. 9 for WMU Community Golf Outing at the Prairies Aug. 20.

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