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

Student-led discussions focus on race (Oct. 29) Four-part series begins Tuesday with "Is RACE Real? It's just skin color right?"

Romance 'Cairo Time' debuts at Little Theatre (Oct. 29) Kalamazoo Film Society offers on-campus screenings Nov. 5-7.

Faculty invited to review e-learning solutions (Oct. 29) Demonstrations Nov. 3-5 will focus on using systems for teaching.

Prize-winning translator writes book (Oct. 28) Dr. Jeffrey Angles writes first full retrospective of the poems of Tada Chimako.

Talks address gay civil rights, spectrum of sexuality (Oct. 28) Activist Robyn Ochs leads two local discussions Thursday, Nov. 4.

Forum addresses ethics of medical research (Oct. 27) Medical experts tackle ethical issues posed by the unusual case of Henrietta Lacks Nov. 3.

Gold Company gives 'Sneak Preview' performance (Oct. 27) Sneak Preview concert Thursday, Nov. 4, at Dalton Center also features GC II.

Sky Broncos qualify for national flight competition (Oct. 26) Second-place regional finish earns team a guaranteed berth at finals.

Free dinner on Islamic faith features international speaker (Oct. 26) Reservations required for Nov. 5 dinner-lecture on Islam.

New center to improve health care information technology (Oct. 26) Collaboration offers real-world experiences for students.

Medical school initiative named educational 'deal of year' (Oct. 26) Project singled out by business publication for its economic impact.

American literature and sustainability topic of talk (Oct. 25) Dr. Christoph Irmscher gives free, public lecture Thursday at Brown Hall.

English professor is National Book Award finalist (Oct. 25) WMU's Jaimy Gordon is finalist for nation's premier literary accolade.

Two new art exhibits open at Richmond Center (Oct. 25) "Yellow Terror" and "Whisper Scream" on display through Nov. 24.

Candidates come to campus for student forum (Oct. 25) Eight candidates in Nov. 2 election at Bernhard Center Wednesday.

Parking lots around Miller closed Thursday (Oct. 25) Lots near Miller Auditorium will be reserved for those attending service for Rep. Robert Jones.

Jonah Hill stars in 'Cyrus' at Little Theatre (Oct. 25) Western Film Society presents six screenings of the romantic comedy this weekend.

WMU wins $2 million for four-year literacy project (Oct. 22) Research promotes early detection of language and literacy problems in children.

Distinguished Faculty Scholar nominations due (Oct. 22) Guidelines and nomination forms are available online.

Students stage 'My One and Only' (Oct. 22) Broadway's Ken Leigh Rogers joins University Theatre as guest director Nov. 11-21.

Trauma center gets $1 million to reduce impact of violence (Oct. 22) Program serves children exposed to violence in Kalamazoo.

Rent-A-Puppy Tuesday at Goldsworth Pond (Oct. 22) Donations benefit area animal shelters and Phi Sigma Pi honor fraternity.

Haunted hall benefits local charities (Oct. 21) Residence Hall Evil offers frightful fun for all ages Oct. 28-30 at Eldridge-Fox Hall.

Boost needed in final weeks of United Way campaign (Oct. 21) University remains 30 percent shy of this year's $275,000 goal.

Memorial service for 'The Mayor' at Miller (Oct. 21) Memorial service for Rep. Robert Jones held Thursday, Oct. 28, in Miller Auditorium.

Special situation created for absentee voters (Oct. 21) Replacement ballots available to those who cast absentee votes before the death of Rep. Robert Jones.

Retired Army colonel slams Middle East policy (Oct. 20) Retired Col. Ann Wright delivers Veenstra Peace Lecture Wednesday, Oct. 27.

Social media is topic of Keystone event (Oct. 20) Learn about "Leveraging Social Media for Business" at Friday, Oct. 29, breakfast lecture.

Disney on campus to recruit students for internships (Oct. 20) Two information sessions being held Monday at the Bernhard Center.

Japanese taiko drumming performance slated (Oct. 20) The Kenny Endo Taiko Ensemble will perform Wednesday, Nov. 3, at the Dalton Center.

Jean Overton (Oct. 20) Overton, retired audio visual clerk for Media Services, died Sept. 12 at the age of 88.

Betty Jane McNees (Oct. 20) McNees, a WMU Dining Services retiree, died Oct. 4 at the age of 83.

Virginia D. Lytle (Oct. 20) Lytle, who retired from Burnham Dining Services, died Oct. 6 at the age of 62.

Fall Make a Difference nominations due (Oct. 20) Award recognizes staff for outstanding accomplishments, energy and creativity.

Speaker to show the numbers behind the scenes (Oct. 19) Dr. Ivars Peterson adds it all up in a free, public talk Friday, Oct. 22.

Betty E. McGuire (Oct. 19) McGuire, who was a secretary in instructional development for 12 years, died Oct. 12 at age 84.

Flags lowered Wednesday for Spc. Joseph Prentler (Oct. 19) Prentler, 20, of Fenwick, Mich., died Oct. 4 in Mama Kariz, Afghanistan.

Surplus woodworking equipment for sale (Oct. 19) Items in sealed-bid sale available for viewing through Oct. 29.

Service credit given for helping with haunted hall (Oct. 19) Students earn service credit helping with annual charity fundraiser.

Students to receive scholarships for community service (Oct. 18) Wednesday is last day to apply for one of 30 available service-learning scholarships.

WMU hosting receptions for alumni around the country (Oct. 18) Meet University administrators and network with other graduates.

WMU seeks proposals for East Campus development (Oct. 18) WMU turns to private sector to find new uses for the area.

Anderson meets with students in open forum (Oct. 15) Vice President Anderson answers student questions at WSA Wednesday meeting.

GMAT prep course offered in Battle Creek (Oct. 15) GMAT exam preparation course meets beginning Oct. 19.

Students bringing comic relief to Miller (Oct. 15) Free comedy show Saturday, Oct. 23, features professionals and WMU comedians.

Music of Northern India comes to WMU (Oct. 15) Thursday evening concert in Dalton Center features music and dance of India.

Birds on a Wire performs in Dalton (Oct. 15) New music ensemble performs works by Pecere, Higdon and Rudin Tuesday evening.

Jazz trio Tri Fi celebrates CD release (Oct. 15)New York-based jazz trio performs Thursday, Oct. 28, in Dalton Center

HP grant boosts global educational collaboration (Oct. 14) WMU one of 30 organizations in 11 nations selected for HP's Catalyst Initiative.

Career fair touts opportunities with nonprofits (Oct. 14) Nonprofit Opportunity Day is Tuesday, Oct. 26, in Bernhard Center Ballroom.

Broadcast media career fair is open to public (Oct. 14) Fair brings broadcast industry reps from across Michigan to WMU.

Thinking about grad school? (Oct. 14) Area students and residents explore options for graduate or professional studies Wednesday.

Hovestadt receives national counseling award (Oct. 14) WMU professor receives marriage and family therapy recognition.

Great Lakes PeaceJam seeking volunteers (Oct. 14) Volunteers needed to serve as mentors to high school students at PeaceJam Slam.

Fellowships help STEM alumni reform teaching (Oct. 13) $30,000 Wilson Fellowships for people with science, math or engineering degrees.

HLC meetings scheduled for students, faculty, staff (Oct. 13) Three open meetings with Higher Learning Commission set for Tuesday.

WMU faculty expert discusses stabilizing Iraq (Oct. 12) Dr. Matthew Mingus, former State Department specialist, speaks Thursday, Oct. 21.

China is focus of economics lecture series (Oct. 12) Six nationally and internationally recognized economists speak at WMU beginning Oct. 20.

WMU represented well in art for governor's residence (Oct. 12) Works of four artists with WMU ties selected for Michigan Governor's Mansion.

Life of African sculptor Fakeye celebrated (Oct. 12) Lamidi O. Fakeye honored at WMU and Kalamazoo College events Oct. 21.

Faculty scholarship focus of open house (Oct. 12) Popular "Research and Dessert" Oct. 22 provides networking for faculty researchers.

PSSO Chicago trip deadline approaching (Oct. 11) Reservations required by Sunday for support staff-sponsored bus trip in November.

Flags lowered Tuesday for Kalamazoo man (Oct. 10) Flags lowered for Marine Sgt. Anthony Matteoni, who died Oct. 1 in Afghanistan.

Chinese researcher talks about water conservation (Oct. 8) Dr. Shouzhong Kang will discuss water-saving agriculture Friday, Oct. 15.

WMUK sets member goal in fall campaign (Oct. 8) Listener support allows WMU's public radio station to provide choice programming.

Paper Tech Foundation holds annual meeting (Oct. 8) Thursday's activities will focus on paper engineering and paper science students.

Mexican study abroad program for employees (Oct. 8) Learn about the summer travel opportunity at upcoming information sessions.

Emerging Africa is topic upcoming talk at WMU (Oct. 8) Dr. Steven Radelet will talk and sign copies of his new book Wednesday, Oct. 13.

Ethics Center hosts discussion on oil industry (Oct. 8) Panel discussion on ethics and the oil industry is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 12.

'Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work' at Little Theatre (Oct. 8) Documentary starring Joan and Melissa Rivers featured Oct. 15-17.

WMU and Eaton open hybrid testing lab (Oct. 7) Lab to be one of state's premier battery and hybrid electric vehicle drive testing facilities.

'She Stoops to Conquer' at University Theatre (Oct. 7) Students stage the parlor-room comedy Oct. 28 through Nov. 7 in Williams Theatre.

Roc Nation artist J. Cole performs on campus (Oct. 7) Tickets are on sale for J. Cole concert at Miller Auditorium Saturday, Nov. 6.

WMU ranks high for best sexual health practices (Oct. 7) Michigan State, Michigan and WMU among top 15 in national rating of 141 universities.

Nagel promoted to associate VP of student affairs (Oct. 7) Dr. Suzie Nagel is promoted to associate vice president for student affairs.

United Way T-shirts on sale (Oct. 7) Show your support for the campus United Way campaign by purchasing a $7 "Live United" T-shirt.

Movie filmed on WMU campus makes local premiere (Oct. 7) "Cherry" debuts Friday at Celebration Cinema Crossroads in Portage.

Music professor publishes guide for performers (Oct. 6) Vocal jazz educator Dr. Stephen Zegree releases book to help would-be stars attain success.

Students dance with local celebs in fundraiser (Oct. 6) "Dancing with the WMU-Kazoo Stars" event Oct. 22 will fund scholarships.

Race and ethnicity data needed from all employees (Oct. 5) Missing information distorts the public's image of our campus community.

Music alumni return with Down the Line (Oct. 5) Chicago-based acoustic pop band Down the Line performs Friday, Oct. 8, at the Dalton Center.

Public safety oversight committee to be formed (Oct. 5) Board approves creation of a committee that will hear grievances against public safety.

Board OKs easements for natural gas infrastructure (Oct. 5) Consumers Energy gets go-ahead to construct natural gas pipeline, install reducer station.

Trustees approve new academic programs (Oct. 5) Minor in race and ethnic relations, accelerated master's in computer science added.

WMU starts year with nearly $1 million in gifts (Oct. 5) Trustees report $971,874 in gifts during first two months of the fiscal year.

WMU grants top $10 million in two months (Oct. 5) Total for July and August was $10,409,495, with research grants leading the way.

Public invited to opening of Chinese studies center (Oct. 5) China scholar Dr. Stephen MacKinnon to speak at formal opening Monday, Oct. 11.

Whooping cough on the rise in Michigan (Oct. 5) Sindecuse offers vaccinations to prevent spread of "the one-hundred-day cough."

Learn about WMU program for academically talented kids (Oct. 4) Information sessions are being held throughout Kalamazoo.

Bening and Moore star in 'The Kids Are All Right' (Oct. 4) Western Film Society presents six screenings this weekend at the Little Theatre.

East Asian film series continues with 'Departures' (Oct. 4) Free, public screening of "Departures" Thursday at the Richmond Center.

WMU holds state legislative candidate forum (Oct. 4) Kalamazoo County candidates for state Legislature answer questions Tuesday at Fetzer.

New scholarships for students engaged in service learning (Oct. 4) Awards of $1,132 for completing 300 hours of qualifying community service.

Saturday's halftime show dedicated to fighting ALS (Oct. 1) WMU marching band raising funds to combat Lou Gehrig's Disease.

Concert promotes diversity in classical music (Oct. 1) Detroit-based Sphinx Chamber Orchestra will perform Saturday, Oct. 16, at the Dalton Center.

Lyman C. Aldrich Sr. obituary (Oct. 1) Funeral services for the former research associate will be held Tuesday, Oct. 12, in Lawrence, Kan.

WMU, CMU compete in blood drive challenge (Oct. 1) Attend one of several on-campus blood drives to help save lives and support WMU.

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