October 2013 WMU News

Distinguished Faculty Scholar nominations sought

Members of the University community are invited to make nominations for the Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award, WMU's highest faculty honor. Nominations are due Friday, Jan. 31.

Gold Company presents annual Sneak Preview concert

Gold Company, WMU's internationally recognized vocal jazz ensemble, will present its 36th annual Sneak Preview concert Thursday, Oct. 31 at 7:30 p.m. in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

Popular 'Night of the Research Paper' is back

WMU students can get a little extra help with their research papers and projects during the Halloween-themed "Night of the Research Paper" from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, at Waldo Library.

Campus Activities Board presents comedian Erin Jackson

Comedian Erin Jackson will be drumming up laughs on WMU's campus at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, in the Bernhard Center's North Ballroom. Admission is $1 with a valid student Bronco Card, and $2 without.

Two new music ensembles team up for concert

Birds on a Wire, WMU's new music ensemble conducted by School of Music Director David Colson, and KLOrk, the Kalamazoo Laptop Orchestra, will appear in concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6.

WMU softball players named scholar athletes

Five softball players were named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-American Scholar Athlete Team. This was the fourth consecutive season that at least five WMU players were named to the team.

WMU gymnastics schedule set

The WMU gymnastics team's season begins Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, with the first home meet set for Friday, Jan. 17, against Bowling Green University. Nine gymnasts from the 2013 championship season are returning.

University Percussion Ensemble performs at WMU

WMU's Percussion Ensemble, conducted by Professor Judy Moonert, will perform its first concert of the 2013–14 season at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

Kalamazoo Film Society presents 'The Attack'

The Kalamazoo Film Society will present the drama "The Attack" Friday through Sunday, Oct. 25-27, at WMU's Little Theatre. The film is rated R; admission is $5.

Fountain Plaza reopens after summer improvements

A brief ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 10 signaled the official reopening of the Fountain Plaza by Miller Auditorium. The plaza area underwent a redesign this summer to make it more accessible and inviting.

Community celebrates medical school renovation milestone

The WMU School of Medicine celebrated the completion of the addition to its existing 320,000-square-foot building at 300 Portage St. by holding a topping off ceremony Oct. 2 at the downtown Kalamazoo site.

George O. Egland obituary

George O. Egland, WMU associate professor emeritus of speech pathology, died Thursday, Oct. 3, at the age of 104. Egland joined the WMU faculty in 1954 and retired in 1972 after 18 years of service.

Event set to welcome new education dean

Dr. Ming Li will be welcomed to campus during an Oct. 30 reception. The reception will also serve as a backdrop to celebrate the completion of two art installations commissioned for Sangren Hall.

WMU, Honeywell showcase campuswide energy initiatives

Honeywell and WMU joined forces Oct. 23 to showcase campus sustainability efforts and launch a two-year research project designed to determine best practices for engaging people in trimming energy consumption in buildings.

Yousef Alavi to be remembered during math symposium

The Department of Mathematics is holding a memorial symposium Thursday and Friday, Oct. 24-25. The event features talks by noted mathematicians and remembers Dr. Yousef Alavi, WMU professor emeritus of mathematics.

Western Winds and Graduate quintets to give performance

Western Winds, a WMU ensemble comprised primarily of students in the graduate winds program and their studio faculty mentors in the School of Music, will perform Wednesday, Oct. 30, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

Father-son solar energy duo next up in Keystone Series

Sam and Connor Field of Helios Solar will discuss "The Economics of Solar Power" at 8 a.m. Friday, Oct. 25, in 2150 Schneider Hall. The event is free and open to the public and begins with breakfast at 7:30 a.m.