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

Talk looks at solar activity over 35,000 years (Sept. 30) Internationally known geocosmophysicist Dr. Devendra Lal to speak Monday.

WMU hosts Saturday morning art classes for youngsters (Sept. 30) Enroll now--classes start Oct. 9 for young artists ages 7-18.

Bob Dylan in concert at Miller Auditorium (Sept. 30) Rock and Roll Hall of Famer will perform with his band Friday, Oct. 29, at Miller.

Workshops help students adjust to college life (Sept. 29) Series designed to help new students attain personal and academic success.

WMU named one of nation's 'best for vets' colleges (Sept. 29) Military Times ranks WMU 16th on its list of best colleges for veterans.

Trustees approve 51 retirements (Sept. 28) Retirements of six WMU faculty members and 45 staff members approved.

Land transfer means relocation for Wesley Foundation (Sept. 28) Foundation moving to edge of campus to make way for academic facilities.

NSF-funded project aims to boost college math readiness (Sept. 28) Dr.┬áChristian Hirsch awarded $3.5 million grant from National Science Foundation.

Students sought to lead discussions about race (Sept. 28) Students to facilitate discussions coinciding with touring race exhibit.

Thousands on campus for Homecoming, Family Weekend (Sept. 27) Both Homecoming and Family Weekend are being celebrated this week.

Campus Classic race expected to draw 2,500 (Sept. 27) Register to run, walk or volunteer in Saturday's Homecoming Campus Classic 5K.

Theatre students stage 'Take me Out' (Sept. 27) Tony Award-winning play "Take me Out" debuts Oct. 7-17 in Williams Theatre.

Campus United Way campaign under way (Sept. 27) View President Dunn's kickoff address and get details on this year's giveaways.

Campus invited to accreditation preview meeting (Sept. 27) Open meeting Oct. 5 to prepare for visit by Higher Learning Commission.

Expert discusses teaching in the digital era (Sept. 27) NCTE President Carol Jago gives free presentations Thursday and Friday.

Flags lowered Tuesday for Spc. Deangelo Snow (Sept. 24) Snow, 22, of Saginaw, Mich., died from injuries suffered in Afghanistan.

Study abroad helps students globalize their degrees (Sept. 24) Learn about overseas opportunities at Study and Intern Abroad Fair Wednesday, Oct. 6.

Education is focus of Kalamazoo Matters events (Sept. 24) Dr. David Berliner addresses out-of-school stressors that affect children's learning.

Only a few days remain to register to vote (Sept. 24) Register to vote today, then cast your ballot in the Nov. 2 general elections.

Aircraft to fly in to Kellogg airport for Homecoming (Sept. 24) Fly-in pancake breakfast Saturday, Oct. 2, will benefit student organizations.

Milton J. Brawer obituary (Sept. 24) Brawer, professor emeritus of sociology, died Sept. 8 at the age of 84.

Alan H. Jacobs obituary (Sept. 24) Jacobs, professor emeritus of anthropology, died Sept. 13 at the age of 80.

Experts discuss the origins of race (Sept. 24) Three race experts give free, public talks in connection with national touring exhibit.

'Wicked' debuts at Miller Auditorium (Sept. 24) Winner of 35 awards, including a Grammy and three Tonys, is at Miller Dec. 1-12.

Can higher education solve the state's crisis? (Sept. 23) Public forum Thursday, Sept. 30, explores higher education as answer to Michigan's crisis.

National expert explores Chinese-Southeast Asia relations (Sept. 23) Dr. Donald Weatherbee to give free, public talk Thursday, Sept. 30.

Engineering career fair for students and alumni (Sept. 23) Dozens of employers, including Fortune 500 companies, will be at the Sept. 30 event.

U.S.-Mexico border enforcement is subject of talk (Sept. 23) Dr. Timothy Dunn to discuss immigration and border enforcement Wednesday, Sept. 29.

Professor to be honored during geologists convention (Sept. 23) Dr. William Harrison chosen to receive association's highest award.

Leading geologists to convene in Kalamazoo (Sept. 23) Five-day convention begins Saturday, is expected to draw 400 geologists.

Flags lowered Friday for Airman Jimmy Hansen (Sept. 22) Hansen, 25, of Athens, Mich., died from injuries suffered while on duty in Iraq.

National race exhibit opens in Kalamazoo (Sept. 21) Touring exhibit explores race as a cultural construct rather than a biological fact.

Get your vaccination before flu season arrives (Sept. 21) Campus clinics scheduled through Nov. 10, walk-in vaccinations begin Oct. 4 at Sindecuse.

Campus roads closed for homecoming events (Sept. 21) Roads closed Oct. 1 for Soapbox Derby and Oct. 2 for Campus Classic 5K race.

Role of humanities at WMU is topic of discussion (Sept. 20) Open conversation on the value of a liberal education to take place Thursday, Sept. 23.

Talks focus on Arabic influence in math and science (Sept. 20) Dr. Roshdi Rashed to address historical influence of Arabic scientists.

Three receive Distinguished Alumni Awards (Sept. 20) Leslie Wilk Braksick, Richard Allen Griffin and William D. Johnston to be honored at Oct. 1 dinner.

Tony Award-winning 'Spring Awakening' visits campus (Sept. 20) "Spring Awakening" debuts Thursday, Nov. 4, at Miller Auditorium.

Transformation of Bernhard Center takes next step (Sept. 20) Creating a hub of student activities and campus life.

'Legally Blonde The Musical' at Miller Auditorium (Sept. 17) Sorority star Elle Woods and company visit campus Oct. 14-15.

Trio performs traditional Arabic music and dance (Sept. 17) Chicago's Arabesque Trio in concert Tuesday, Sept. 28, at the Dalton Center.

Comedy 'Please Give' debuts at Little Theatre (Sept. 17) Kalamazoo Film Society presents eight screenings of the slice-of-life film Sept. 24-26.

President Dunn focuses on achievement, discovery (Sept. 16) Complete text of President John M. Dunn's State of the University address.

Enrollment tops 25,000, numbers up across the board (Sept. 16) Beginning freshmen enrollment is up by nearly 7 percent.

High-profile corporate consultant speaks on campus (Sept. 16) WMU grad Leslie Wilk Braksick will talk Sept. 30 at the business college.

Event helps students choose a major (Sept. 16) Students can learn more about WMU's programs at Sept. 24 academic fair.

Self-help site available for new e-mail system (Sept. 15) Information on transferring address books, mobile device setup and more.

Mentors sought for Seita Scholars foster care program (Sept. 15) Information session to be held Sept. 22 at the Bernhard Center.

Training series explains how Western works (Sept. 14) Eight-session series arms employees with useful information about WMU.

Barcelona named Distinguished Faculty Scholar (Sept. 13) Veteran researcher to be recognized with WMU's highest faculty accolade.

Casting call for Bronco commercials (Sept. 13) Dress in your best Bronco gear and head to casting calls Sept. 17 and Sept. 23.

Onyx Society golf outing to benefit WMU students (Sept. 13) Register by Sept. 24 to join this year's golf outing at Thornapple.

Can popular media aid learning? (Sept. 13) Dr. John Geiser chosen to find out if popular media can improve students' performance.

Upcoming events showcase business programs (Sept. 13) Learn about business majors, student groups, study abroad opportunities and careers.

WMU gearing up for United Way campaign (Sept. 10) Directors and chairs are urged to schedule United Way meetings in their areas.

Public invited to learn more about Chinese culture (Sept. 10) Low-cost Chinese culture courses start next week, are open to the public.

Two receive Distinguished Service Award (Sept. 10) Krawutschke and Van Der Kley to be honored for demonstrating exceptional service.

Anthropologist, chemist named emerging scholars (Sept. 9) Drs. Straight and Mo to be recognized during campuswide ceremony.

New business dean kicks off Keystone Speaker Series (Sept. 9) Dr. Kay Palan will discuss business education Friday, Sept. 24.

LBGT students and allies gathering for fall event (Sept. 9) Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Transgender and Ally Picnic is Saturday.

Physicians weigh in on the business of health care (Sept. 9) All-day conference Saturday, Sept. 25, explores the business side of health care.

Who helped you Grab the Reins? (Sept. 8) Students can submit essays about those who inspired them to succeed through Sept. 20.

Tribute to football coaches unveiled Saturday (Sept. 8) Tribute wall to be unveiled just prior to Broncos' home opener against Nicholls State.

Three professors honored for excellence in teaching (Sept. 8) Tiffany, Walcott and Wolfinbarger lauded for their work with students.

Ombudsman's office moves (Sept. 8) Office of the Ombudsman has relocated to Room 2420 of the Faunce Student Services Building.

Academic success center relocation completed (Sept. 8) All of the center's eight units are now on the first floor of Ellsworth Hall.

Tommie A. Brown obituary (Sept. 7) Services will be held tomorrow at Whitley Memorial Funeral Home for the former staff member.

WMU grad stars in 'The Color Purple' at Miller (Sept. 7) Dayna Dantzler plays Celie in the hit musical Tuesday, Sept. 21, at Miller Auditorium.

Voter registration begins at WMU (Sept. 7) Complete voter information online, voter registration available Friday at Bronco Bash.

Four employees recognized for making a difference (Sept. 3) Johnson, Love, McConnell and VanAtter to be honored at convocation Sept. 16.

WMU launches new year with convocation (Sept. 3) Faculty and staff awards, State of University address to be presented Sept. 16.

Warfield to oversee expanded diversity efforts (Sept. 3) Dr. Martha Warfield named vice president for diversity and inclusion.

Students, employees get early shot at 'Wicked' tickets (Sept. 2) Alumni Association members included in early ticket purchase offer.

Broncos release men's basketball schedule (Sept. 2) Home schedule includes 15 regular-season matches and two exhibition games.

Homecoming concert funds student scholarships (Sept. 2) Benefit concert Oct. 3 features performances by student and faculty ensembles.

Free lecture to highlight British literature and culture (Sept. 1) Dr. Todd Kuchta will talk about his recently published book Thursday, Sept. 16.

University Theatre performs dramatic season opener (Sept. 1) Students stage "In the Blood" Sept. 23 through Oct. 3 in York Arena Theatre.

Cost of West Hills benefit increases slightly (Sept. 1) Benefits-eligible employees who join will see a modest increase in cost.

Event for Class of 2014 to set academic tone (Sept. 1) New students will attend a formal Matriculation Ceremony today at Miller Auditorium.

Join the Broncos for CommUniverCity luncheon (Sept. 1) Meet the football Broncos for lunch Sept. 10 at the Radisson.

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