Floyd takes helm on Aug. 1 (July 29) Elson S. Floyd begins his first official day at work as WMU's sixth president Monday, Aug. 3.
Trustees approve two appointments (July 24) Appointments approved for acting dean of continuing education and director of Center for Teaching and Learning.
Grant total tops $31 million for new all-time record (July 24) WMU tops previous fiscal year total by $6 million or 24 percent.
Paper Technology Foundation reports record gifts (July 24) Total gifts to WMU top $9 million for 1997-98 fiscal year.
International studies center to bear Haenicke's name (July 24) Outgoing president honored by trustees with naming of center.
WMU remains seventh in tuition and fees (July 24) Ranks seventh in tuition and fees among the state's 15 public universities.
Trustees approve operating budget of nearly $200 million (July 24) General fund operating budget is $10.7 million more than previous year.
Five area churches to create scholarships for WMU students (July 24) Five Kalamazoo churches and several individuals pledge $90,000.
Trustees approve revised policy for recombinant DNA (July 24) Revision results from changes in federal guidelines governing recombinant DNA research.
Institute emphasizes migrant farm worker's health (July 21) Students address health care needs of workers in rural Michigan.
Two appointed in career services (July 21) Linda Ickes and Lisa Walker join Office of Career Services.
Tuition, budget are on board's agenda (July 21) Trustees meet Friday, July 24, at Bernhard Center.
State Legislature approves 2.8 percent appropriation increase (July 16) WMU to receive additional $3.1 million, plus one-time supplement of $2.2 million.
WMU team members warm up for World Goal Ball Championships (July 9) Three WMU students on USA team in world competition, July 13-14.
Aviation scholarship honors World War II hero (July 9) WMU professor emeritus creates scholarship to honor his brother.
WMU field school turns South Haven into maritime history laboratory (July 9) Nine students will create photographic exhibit of South Haven's history.
$32,000 Medallion Scholarships awarded (July 7) Twenty-one top high school seniors win prestigious four-year scholarships.
Football Center to be dedicated July 10 (July 2) Bill Brown Alumni Football Center dedicated in public ceremonies.
Software company establishes design center at WMU (July 2) Australian-based Moldflow Corp. donates $2.9 million in computer hardware and software.
WMU researcher wins prestigious fellowship (July 2) Jianping Shen selected as a National Academy of Education Spencer Fellow.
NYC school chief to address state and local leaders (July 2) Rudolph Crew discusses "Educational Leadership in the 21st Century" July 17.
WMU students chosen for Walt Disney World college program (July 2) Five students learn about the real world in the land of make-believe.
WMU gets funding to boost number of math doctoral students (July 2) U.S. Department of Education awards $126,110 to address serious national shortage of American students earning advanced degrees in mathematics.