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Dec. 31, 1999, Kalamazoo MI USA

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December 1999 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.

Bronco women host defending MAC champion Toledo (Dec. 30) Broncos end 1999 with big win versus Campbell. Host Toledo Jan. 5.

Lewis Max Yost (Dec. 30) Assistant professor emeritus of mechanical engineering died Dec. 24.

Eleanor N. Douglass (Dec. 30) Emerita in health, physical education and recreation died Dec. 3.

Women's basketball team falls to Georgia Tech in OT (Dec. 29) Broncos are 1-7 on the road. Return home Jan. 5 for MAC season opener versus Toledo.

Bronco men win 64-61 at Richmond (Dec. 28) WMU is 3-1 in past four contests, plays at Akron on Jan. 2.

Bronco men top Marist, 101-78 (Dec. 22) Broncos score 100-plus points in consecutive games for first time in 30 years.

Men's basketball Broncos lose in double OT (Dec. 20) Drop MAC season opener to Marshall, 127-126. Host Marist on Dec. 22.

Bronco women lose at No. 13 Iowa State (Dec. 20) Women's basketball team falls to 1-6 on the road this season. Plays next at Georgia Tech.

Bronco women fall to 2-5 with loss at Stanford (Dec. 18) Women's basketball team completes road trip at nationally-ranked Iowa State.

Rookie Koetsier again leads Broncos in losing effort (Dec. 15) Women's basketball team loses 75-67 at Nevada-Reno.

Minnesota State administrator named WMU human resources chief (Dec. 15) Barbara B. Updike is new assistant vice president for human resources.

New charter school in Battle Creek approved by WMU Board (Dec. 15) Will serve students who have not been successful in the traditional school setting.

Robert Miller named to new community outreach post (Dec. 15) Former Alumni Association president named to newly created position.

Trustees approve changes in Faculty Senate, WSA constitutions (Dec. 15)

Gifts total $1.9 million for September, October (Dec. 15) Gifts include $625,000 for scholarship in the engineering and applied sciences.

Nearly $18 million in grants received for two-month period (Dec. 15) Grant total for September and October is $17,668,240.

Leaves granted to 27 faculty members (Dec. 15).

Pientka is next WMUK general manager (Dec. 13) Replaces 40-year veteran Garrard Macleod effective Jan. 1.

Mesaba deal pays dividends for young aviators (Dec. 13) WMU graduates on fast track for jobs with Northwest Airlink's Mesaba Airlines.

Arab aviation cadet lauded by his nation for superior test scores (Dec. 13) WMU Emirates Airlines cadet honored.

WMU women lose in overtime at San Francisco (Dec. 12) Broncos drop tough 70-65 decision. Play next at Nevada-Reno.

Next hockey action is Jan. 7-8 at Lawson Arena (Dec. 10) Broncos host Alaska-Fairbanks after one-month layoff.

WMU trustees to meet Dec. 10 (Dec. 7) Trustees to consider first charter school application.

Holiday Y2K safety precautions for home and work (Dec. 7) Protect your electronic equipment and your financial records.

Schmotter to head GMAC research task force (Dec. 7) Haworth dean chairs Graduate Management Admission Council task force.

Bronco icers split weekend series with Ferris (Dec. 4) WMU blanked for first time this season, idle until Jan. 7 home match vs Alaska-Fairbanks.

WMU experts are hit with national media (Dec. 3) WMU compiles impressive list of national media placements of faculty experts.

Weight discrimination in the workplace is pervasive (Dec. 3) WMU expert discovers overweight women are penalized while slightly overweight men may see salary gains.

Student playwrights work featured in two performances (Dec. 3) Reader's theatre is Dec. 6 and 8. Free and open to public.

Commencement ceremonies Dec. 11 in Miller Auditorium (Dec. 3) Nearly 2,000 degrees to be awarded. Hickey and Perricone are honorary degree selections. New Commencement Web site features live video streaming of all three ceremonies.

Exceptional season ends with championship performance (Dec. 3) Football Broncos fall 34-30 in MAC Championship. Eight named to All-MAC teams.

Aspiring teacher and future consultant crowned WMU royal couple (Dec. 2) Zsanara "Nara" Jones and Harlin Thomas II are Homecoming Queen and King.

WMU routs Detroit 80-62 in women's basketball (Dec. 1) Broncos win home opener. Next home game is Jan. 5, 2000.

Football Broncos in MAC Championship (Dec. 1) WMU at Marshall, 8 p.m. Dec. 3. TV coverage on ESPN2.

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