WMU News

April 30, 1998, Kalamazoo MI USA

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April 1998 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.

Elementary math reform work to expand to middle school grades (April 30) WMU mathematics education experts expand statewide network to put revolutionary teaching tools in the hands of teachers.

Bringing your emotions to work may not be a bad idea (April 30) Management theorist discusses emotions in the workplace at conference May 13 at Fetzer Center.

Neynaber joins WMU as coordinator in professional programs (April 30) J. Stephen Neynaber joins Office of Professional Programs and Conferences.

Medievalists set to invade Kalamazoo May 7-10 (April 28) Nearly 2,700 medieval scholars from 50 states and more than 25 countries travel to WMU for the 33rd International Congress on Medieval Studies.

Workshops focus on problem children (April 28) May 5 in Grand Rapids; May 6 in Kalamazoo.

Young artists gather for Michigan Youth Arts Festival (April 28) More than 700 of the state's finest young artists gather May 7-9.

WMU offers four additional language courses (April 28) Arabic, Italian, Dutch, and Middle English offered fall 1998.

Haenicke to testify before House panel (April 28) Goes before state House Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education May 6.

University of North Carolina officials react to news of Elson Floyd's selection as WMU president (April 27) Quotes from UNC trustees, president, provost, faculty, students, others.

Elson Floyd selected as next president of WMU (April 24) The Board of Trustees offered the position of president to Dr. Elson S. Floyd. Floyd has accepted the offer and will serve as WMU's sixth president.

Trustees OK room and board increase (April 24) Increase of 5 percent in room and board and apartment rental rates approved April 24.

Mathematicians to gather at WMU (April 23) Nearly 200 mathematicians, educators and students from colleges and universities across Michigan gather May 1-2.

Seniors receive WMU's highest honor (April 23) Forty-six seniors named 1998 Presidential Scholars.

Trustees expected to choose new president on Friday, April 24 (April 22) Each of five candidates for the presidency has visited the campus during the past three weeks.

WMU to dedicate Wood Hall April 24 (April 21) Ceremony to dedicate the fully renovated Wood Hall will be at 2 p.m. Friday, April 24.

Senior wins national fellowship (April 21) Bryan G. Sauer, from Oconomowoc, Wis., wins a $7,000 fellowship for graduate studies.

Commencement ceremonies set for April 25 (April 21) More than 2,300 degrees awarded Saturday, April 25, in Miller Auditorium.

Chrysler executive is first executive-in-residence (April 14) Visits April 16 and 17, as first executive-in-residence of Integrated Supply Management.

Public sessions for presidential candidate Floyd (April 14) Dr. Elson Floyd, executive vice chancellor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will visit Tuesday, April 21.

Public sessions for presidential candidate Beggs (April 14) Dr. Donald L. Beggs, chancellor at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, will visit Thursday, April 16.

Public sessions for presidential candidate Noren (April 10) Dr. Jay Noren (pron. nor-EEN), professor of health management at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, will visit April 14.

New Bronco logos introduced (April 9) New series of athletic logos replaces block W and bucking horse athletic mark.

Video production wins national award (April 9) University Video Services wins national competition in television, video and film.

Kellogg Foundation award to support Calhoun youth agencies (April 9) $400,000 award supports non-profit management education and youth-serving agencies.

State's oil and gas firms to benefit from new information resources (April 9) Latest in exploration and production information will be readily available.

$3 million to 'jump start' WMU research in federal funding hunt (April 9) Funneling $3 million into promising areas of research.

WMU revises undergraduate business curriculum (April 7) Goal is best undergraduate program in Michigan and surrounding states by 2006.

Spring issue of Third Coast now available (April 7) Award-winning writers featured in the latest issue of literary magazine.

Acclaimed authors to give public readings (April 7) Acclaimed poets and fiction writers participate in a festival of workshops, readings and panels during Third Coast Writers' Conference, April 30-May 2.

Four faculty members honored with named professorships (April 7) Rewarded for their outstanding performance in teaching and research.

Public sessions for presidential candidate Zinser (April 7) Dr. Elisabeth A. Zinser, chancellor at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, will visit Thursday, April 9.

Public sessions for presidential candidate Brownell (April 3) Dr. Blaine Brownell, provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of North Texas, will visit Monday, April 6.

Polish poet to present reading (April 2) Poet Adam Zagajewski reads from his work April 16.

Author to describe race issues using controversial Michigan case (April 2) Author of a best-selling book speaks April 14.

Alpha Kappa Mu honor society selects 54 students (April 2)

Presidential candidates to visit campus (April 1) Five candidates for the WMU presidencywill visit the campus during the next three weeks.

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