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Dec. 31, 1998, Kalamazoo MI USA

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December 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.

Hockey team hosts UMass-Amherst Dec. 29-30 (Dec. 22)

Vice President Pretty takes job in Engler administration (Dec. 17) Pretty will head a new project to prepare the state's workforce for the 21st century.

Interim directors named in social work, aviation (Dec. 11) Appointments of Mabrey, Thomas approved by trustees.

WMU takes first step toward charter schools (Dec. 11) Trustees accepted resolution to become authorizing body for public academies.

West Hills Athletic Club given to WMU (Dec. 11) Two properties from West Hills Enterprises accepted.

Grant total exceeds $65 million (Dec. 11) $51 million computer software award shatters previous record totals.

Trustees approve retirements (Dec. 11) Two faculty and four staff members to retire.

Little Caesars lease agreement extended (Dec. 11) Lease for Bronco Mall restaurant extended for five years.

Faculty members granted sabbatical leaves (Dec. 10) Trustees grant sabbaticals to 26 faculty members.

More than $1.3 million received in gifts (Dec. 10) October and November gift report.

Development Office announces appointments (Dec. 10) Two existing permanent positions and two new five-year positions filled.

Guide opens door to regional history collections (Dec. 10) New guide will aid professional historians and local buffs alike.

Hockey team travels to Bowling Green (Dec. 8) then has two weeks off before facing UMass Amherst, Dec. 29-30, in Kalamazoo.

Trustees meet Dec. 11 in Grand Rapids (Dec. 8) meeting begins at 10 a.m. at offices of Varnum, Riddering, Schmidt & Howlett.

Battle Creek TIFA approves $1.65 million for jet simulator (Dec. 3) WMU among few schools equipped to prepare students to fly large airliners.

WMU ponders engineering proposals from two cities (Dec. 3) Proposals from Battle Creek and Kalamazoo considered.

Engineering College decision postponed until January (Dec. 3) President says he will delay recommending a site.

Commencement ceremonies Dec. 12 (Dec. 3) Elson Floyd presides over his first commencement ceremonies Saturday, Dec. 12, in Miller Auditorium.

English languages classes offered (Dec. 1) Series of workshops offered through the Career English Language Center for International Students.

Bronco icers hit the road for two CCHA matches (Dec. 1) Matches at LSSU, Dec. 4, and Ferris State, Dec. 5.

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