WMU News

November 30, 1997, Kalamazoo MI USA

Office of University Relations

November 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.

Coping with the problem child (Nov. 25) A well-known adolescent psychologist will present workshops on Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 3-4, at Western Michigan University to help professionals and parents learn how to better cope with problem children.

Lecture planned on admitting mistakes in health care setting (Nov. 25) The question of "Should Health Care Professionals Admit Mistakes?" will be addressed in a lecture Friday, Dec. 5, at Western Michigan University.

Students win award to boost post-stroke communication (Nov. 25) Two Western Michigan University graduate students will receive money from a fund established by a Paw Paw family to promote better communication options for people with stroke-induced language problems.

Session planned on academic integrity in athletics (Nov. 25) A public meeting regarding the academic integrity of Western Michigan University's athletics programs is set for 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, in Room 5302 of Friedmann Hall.

24 to be inducted into 25 Year Club (Nov. 20) Twenty-four faculty and staff members who have completed 25 years of continuous service at Western Michigan University are eligible for induction into WMU's 25 Year Club at the annual banquet Tuesday, Dec. 2, in the North Ballroom of the Bernhard Center.

Lectures planned on shoreline erosion (Nov. 20) Researchers in Western Michigan University's Department of Geology will present a report on their ongoing study of the causes of shoreline erosion along Lake Michigan during two lectures in the coming weeks.

WMU expert says Marv Albert should be in hiding, not on the talk show circuit (Nov. 18) A Western Michigan University expert on the corporate and individual use of public apology to control media crises says former sportscaster Marv Albert has broken a fundamental rule of image rebuilding by appearing on numerous TV talk shows just weeks after his trial on assault charges.

WMU expert moderates online companion to national television series (Nov. 18) A Western Michigan University expert on Colonial America will edit and moderate a World Wide Web site to accompany "LIBERTY! The American Revolution," a six-part television documentary on the American Revolution, which airs Nov. 23-25 on Public Broadcasting Service stations around the nation.

Benton Harbor firms and school officials join forces to transform school (Nov. 13) A Benton Harbor elementary school that was transformed this fall into the Futures Academy will get an exterior transformation to match its new identity on Saturday, Nov. 22.

Sindecuse Health Center receives national accreditation (Nov. 13) WMU's health center was successful in its first attempt to earn accreditation from the American Association for Ambulatory Health Care.

Carnegie official to discuss economic changes (Nov. 13) A former Swedish diplomat who has served as an adviser to the Russian government will present his views on the economy of the post-Soviet states in a lecture Wednesday, Nov. 19.

Electronic resources available to media (Nov. 11) The WMU Office of Marketing, Public Relations and Communications announces an update in electronic resources available for media representatives.

Peace time pressures with Russia is topic of nuclear expert's talk (Nov. 11) A nuclear physicist who helps coordinate security interactions with China and the former Soviet Union will discuss the threats and potentials brought on by the end of the Cold War in a lecture Monday, Nov. 17.

Two faculty members recognized for community service (Nov. 11) Dr. Linda L. Powell, assistant professor of health, physical education and recreation, and Dr. Joseph G. Reish, dean of the Lee Honors College, will receive Michigan Campus Compact Faculty of the Year Awards.

Two appointed in Center for Academic Support Programs (Nov. 11) Marilyn V. Duke has been named director of the Academic Skills Center, and Betty D. Dennis has been selected as director of University Curriculum.

Internship named for athletic director (Nov. 11) A graduate internship in athletic administration has been established.

Lectures planned as part of Geography Awareness Week (Nov. 11) Lectures on topics ranging from land use changes in Brazil to boundary disputes in Michigan will be presented as part of Geography Awareness Week, Nov. 17-21.

WMU officials step up protection of Bronco sculpture (Nov. 6) Officials are stepping up measures to protect the newest campus landmark following its defacing early Thursday (Nov. 6) morning. Silent Observer is offering a $1,000 reward, as is the Department of Public Safety.

Students win undergraduate research awards (Nov. 6) Six Western Michigan University students will receive $500 Research and Creative Activities Awards presented by the College of Arts and Sciences for the fall semester.

Company comes to WMU to put science 'behind' their product (Nov. 6) Researchers at Western Michigan University and a Portage medical manufacturing company are trying to get to the bottom of an expensive, yet preventable problem -- pressure ulcers or bedsores.

WMU to start year-long NCAA certification (Nov. 4) Along with all 307 Division I schools, WMU is taking part in an on-going NCAA certification program.

Stadium groundbreaking is Nov. 8 (Nov. 4) Volunteer leaders and Western Michigan University officials will participate in public groundbreaking ceremonies for the Bronco Alumni Football Center at Waldo Stadium Saturday, Nov. 8.

WMU enters new relationship with its Greek-letter organizations (Nov. 4) Western Michigan University has entered into a new relationship with its social fraternities and sororities with the signing Nov. 3 of a statement of relationship that sets out expectations between WMU and its Greek-letter organizations.

Geoecologist expert to speak (Nov. 4) A specialist in geoecology will present a lecture at Western Michigan University Monday, Nov. 10.

Student volunteers to patrol neighborhoods near campus (Nov. 4) About 60 Western Michigan University students have volunteered to serve as additional "eyes and ears" for Kalamazoo police this weekend in neighborhoods adjacent to the campus.

World of ultra-fast lasers to be explored (Nov. 4) The world of ultrafast lasers will be explored in a lecture at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10, in Room 1610 of McCracken Hall at Western Michigan University.

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