WMU News

July 31, 1997, Kalamazoo MI USA

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July 1997 WMU News Archive
Stories are listed in descending order by release date, beginning with the most recent. Click on the headline for the full story.

Trustees approve land acquisition (July 25) The WMU Board of Trustees authorized the administration to execute documents to acquire the property housing the Kalamazoo Psychiatric Hospital, which adjoins WMU's East Campus along Oakland Drive and Howard Street.

Board establishes presidential search committee (July 25) The WMU Board of Trustees approved a resolution establishing a Presidential Search Advisory Committee and named board chair Richard G. Haworth of Holland, Mich., as the committee's chair.

Board approves general fund budget (July 25) WMU has a new general fund operating budget for the 1997-98 fiscal year that began July 1 that totals $188.4 million. It represents an increase of $9.1 million or 5 percent over last year's budget of $179.2 million.

Board approves 1997-98 tuition and fees (July 25) The WMU Board of Trustees approved rates for tuition and fees for 1997-98.

WMU receives near-record cash gifts in 1996-97 fiscal year (July 25) Gifts to Western Michigan University edged past the $10 million mark to finish the 1996-97 fiscal year ending June 30 at $10,464,793.

WMU's 1996-97 grant total sets record (July 25) WMU has closed the books on its largest grant year ever, passing the $25 million mark for the first time in history.

Faculty members granted tenure (July 25) Twenty-one faculty members were approved for tenure by the WMU Board of Trustees. The appointments are effective with the beginning of the 1997-98 academic year.

Board approves two degree programs (July 25) The WMU Board of Trustees endorsed recommendations to offer a doctor of philosophy degree in counselor education and a master of science degree in construction management.

Board approves appointments (July 25) The appointments of two department chairpersons and a director of planned giving were approved by the WMU Board of Trustees.

National spotlight shines on WMU music student (July 24) A Western Michigan University music student will be the focus of an eight-minute feature story on the popular CBS program "Sunday Morning" at 9 a.m. Aug. 17.

Board to meet Friday, July 25 (July 22) The Western Michigan University Board of Trustees will meet at 11 a.m. Friday, July 25, in the Connable Board Room of the Bernhard Center.

Environmental and natural history is focus of beach walk (July 16) Area residents interested in the geology and natural history of the Lake Michigan coast can get detailed information from three experts during a sunset dune and beach walk at Grand Mere State Park in Stevensville Friday, July 25.

WMU launches Waldo Stadium campaign (July 16) Western Michigan University has launched the public portion of a capital campaign to construct a major addition to Waldo Stadium. To be called the Bronco Alumni Football Center, the project is subject to approval by the WMU Board of Trustees.

WMU students win undergraduate research awards (July 10) Ten Western Michigan University students were selected to receive $500 Research and Creative Activities Awards presented by the College of Arts and Sciences for the fall semester.

WMU students chosen for Walt Disney World College Program (July 10) Seven Western Michigan University students have traveled to Florida to learn about the real world in the land of make-believe by participating in the Walt Disney World College Program.

Students win national awards for research papers (July 10) Two Western Michigan University students have recently won national awards for research papers in the fields of telecommunications management and geology.

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