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February 29, 2000, Kalamazoo MI USA

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February 2000 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.

Global cooling discussed by visiting astrophysicist (Feb. 29) Dr. Kate Kirby discusses importance of cooling in upper atmosphere, March 9.

Midwest's largest educational technology conference is March 8-10 (Feb. 29) MACUL conference in Grand Rapids.

Modernizing Medicare for the next century topic of lecture (Feb. 29) Dr. Len Nichols speaks at WMU March 15.

Women's basketball tournament pairings, media coverage (Feb. 29) Broncos face Bowling Green in March 2 quarterfinal.

Hockey Broncos clinch CCHA playoff berth (Feb. 28) WMU concludes regular season at home versus Ferris, prepares for playoffs.

University of Pittsburgh edges Bronco gymnasts (Feb. 27) WMU continues non-conference competition at Maryland, March 1.

Men's basketball team in MAC tournament game at Ohio (Feb. 27) First-round contests are March 1. Broncos won at Ohio in January.

Hockey Broncos split series with Lakers (Feb. 25) WMU wins 7-3 and loses 6-3 in home series with Lake Superior State.

Bronco women foul out with loss at Eastern Michigan (Feb. 25) WMU concludes regular season with 93-65 loss.

Football team fills two coaching vacancies (Feb. 25) Pat Perles named offensive line coach, Keith Flynn new running backs coach.

Hockey Broncos can clinch playoff berth tonight (Feb. 25) WMU routs Lake Superior, 7-3. Rematch tonight at Lawson Arena.

Visually impaired athletes compete Saturday at WMU (Feb. 25) Teams from New York to California compete in goalball tournament.

Katie Markey is all-region second team soccer selection (Feb. 24) Bronco's all-time leading scorer holds 16 school records.

Synchronized skating team travels to national championships (Feb. 24) Newest Bronco team competes in nationals, March 1-4.

MAC West champion women win final home game (Feb. 23) WMU is 14-1 MAC with basketball win over Central Michigan, seniors Erving, Lassila and Mueller star in final home contest.

Master's degree program designed for Oak Park teachers (Feb. 23) Teachers can earn degree without ever leaving town.

Fish for All exhibit debuts in Traverse City museum (Feb. 23) Exhibit by WMU historians debuts March 19 at the Dennos Museum.

London ceremony for first WMU British Airways cadets (Feb. 23) WMU and Battle Creek officials travel to London for graduation ceremonies of first 15 BA cadets to train at WMU.

Associate dean leads discussion on marketing a consulting business (Feb. 23) Next WBDC program is Thursday, March 2.

Hockey Broncos look to secure playoff berth versus Lakers (Feb. 22) WMU hosts Lake Superior State, Feb. 24-25.

River-killing cynide spills could occur again in U.S. (Feb. 22) Catastrophic cyanide spill that sterilized a river in Romania could -- and has -- happened in the United States.

Men's basketball team falls to 6-11 MAC (Feb. 21) Broncos lose, 93-71, at Eastern Michigan, host Ball State Saturday in final home game.

Progress of women in sports highlighted Feb. 23 (Feb. 21) Eighth annual WMU celebration of National Girls and Women in Sport Day

Former trustee Gayl Werme named Woman of the Year (Feb. 21) Honored March 18 at Kalamazoo Area Women's Festival.

South Carolina primary could be preview for Michigan (Feb. 21) WMU expert says two primaries are very similar, points toward victory for Bush in Michigan's Tuesday poll.

Faculty workshop explores tenure, promotion (Feb. 21) "Promotion and Tenure" is March 7 in Bernhard Center.

Zest for Life has new campus outreach program (Feb. 21) Zest offers programs to departments across campus.

Gymnasts set records in win over Ball State (Feb. 20) WMU is 6-3 overall, 4-1 MAC, with win over previously unbeaten Cardinals.

Women's tennis team 1-1 in weekend action (Feb. 20) Broncos lose at Purdue, rebound to defeat Illinois-Chicago.

Men's tennis team captures Wagner Cup (Feb. 19) WMU defeats Kalamazoo College, 6-1, for third consecutive Wagner Cup.

MAC West champion women in final home game (Feb. 19) Broncos 13-1 MAC with 65-48 win at NIU, host CMU Wednesday.

Hockey Broncos split series with 11th-ranked Niagara (Feb. 19) Broncos host Lake Superior State Thursday and Friday.

Men's basketball team falls at Toledo (Feb. 19) Broncos play at EMU Monday.

John Murphy (Feb. 18) Assistant professor emeritus of English died Feb. 5.

Russell H. Seibert (Feb. 18) Vice president emeritus for academic affairs died Feb. 6.

Wayland Patrick Smith (Feb. 18) Professor emeritus in management died Jan. 16.

Hockey Broncos win 2-1 versus No. 11-ranked Niagara (Feb. 18) WMU ends Niagara's 16-game, nation's-longest win streak.

Mernagh named volleyball assistant (Feb. 18) Former high school coach and college assistant joins Bronco staff.

Students spend spring break volunteering around the country (Feb. 18) More than 100 WMU students depart for volunteer service beginning Feb. 25.

WMU expert honored by national organization (Feb. 18) Richard Gershon honored by International Radio and Television Society Foundation.

High gas prices could boost Michigan oil exploration (Feb. 18) William Harrison says new technology and higher prices make drilling feasible.

The game show phenomenon (Feb. 18) WMU's Ferreira explains renewed popularity of 1950s-style game shows.

Internet grocery shopping (Feb. 18) Frank Gambino says Internet may have 10 percent of all grocery business within five years.

South Carolina flag controversy (Feb. 18) WMU experts says now may be right time to end 40-year controversy.

Grandparent visitation rights (Feb. 18) Grandparenting expert Dannison says Supreme Court ruling will have far-reaching effects.

EduCABLE, Community Access cablecast Northwest 747 ceremonies (Feb. 17) Airline presents Boeing 747 to be used as classroom for training pilots, engineers.

Men's basketball team gains important MAC win (Feb. 16) Broncos win second straight, 92-85, versus Northern Illinois.

Hockey Broncos host nationally ranked No. 11 Niagara (Feb. 16) First-ever meeting with Niagara, Feb. 18-19.

Bronco gymnasts post best MAC record in five years (Feb. 16) WMU is 3-1 MAC with win at EMU, hosts Ball State Sunday.

Russian educators, entrepreneurs visit with business faculty (Feb. 15) Nine educators, business owners meet Haworth faculty, Feb. 16.

WMU junior earns $1000 engineering scholarship (Feb. 15) Brian Zellers receives SAE scholarship.

Nominations sought for $500 volunteer service awards (Feb. 15) WMU students eligible, nomination deadline is March 3.

University Theatre presents Children of Eden (Feb. 15) Newest work from the creators of Godspell and Pippin, Feb. 17-26.

Bronco women win MAC West title (Feb. 14) WMU, 12-1 MAC, cruises past Miami, 85-69, to clinch division championship.

Men's basketball team nips Chips 76-75 (Feb. 12) Broncos snap four-game losing sreak, host Northern Illinois Feb. 16.

Hockey Broncos host nationally-ranked Niagara (Feb. 12) Broncos lose two at Michigan, return home Feb. 18-19.

Bronco women clinch share of MAC West title (Feb. 12) WMU now 11-1 MAC, romps over Ball State, 78-64.

Three's a charm, say organizers of TRIO Day (Feb. 10) Programs that help students succeed in college spotlight of Feb. 21 "TRIO Day."

Broncos announce 2000 football schedule (Feb. 10) WMU opens with two Big Ten opponents, Wisconsin and Iowa.

Volleyball Broncos sign top recruit Malone (Feb. 10) Assistant coach Farrell resigns, accepts top job at East Carolina.

Bronco women get first win at Toledo in 12 seasons (Feb. 9) WMU improves to 10-1 MAC, hosts Ball State on Saturday.

Men's basketball team falls to 4-9 MAC (Feb. 9) WMU looks to snap losing streak, hosts arch rival Central Michigan Saturday.

Staff Service Excellence Award nominations sought (Feb. 9) Deadline for winter nominations is Feb. 18.

Deadline nears for student international photo contest (Feb. 9) Deadline is Feb. 15. First prize is roundtrip airline ticket.

Annual event honors University's student employees (Feb. 9) WMU recognizes its 7,000 student employees, Feb. 14-18.

Hockey Broncos travel to CCHA first-place Michigan (Feb. 9) Wolverine's are No. 6 nationally, host WMU on Feb. 11-12.

New degree helps people with disabilities travel independently (Feb. 9) Even trips to grocery store are struggle for many.

New York actor to share talents with community, students (Feb. 9) Artist in residence and will perform in "Children of Eden."

Errors in medical profession to be addressed in ethics talk (Feb. 9) Free, public presentation is Feb. 16.

Blues extravaganza offers feast of free music, education (Feb. 9) Feb. 18-19 in the Dalton Center, free and open to the public.

'Let us pump you up' (Feb. 7) Annual Campuswide Blood Pressure Screening at 13 campus locations, Feb. 7-17.

Northern Michigan powers past hockey Broncos (Feb. 5) NMU takes two from Broncos, who travel next to Michigan, Feb. 11-12.

Barksdale scores 35, but Broncos fall to MAC leader Akron (Feb. 6) WMU plays next at West Division leader Ball State.

Bronco women are 9-1 MAC (Feb. 5) WMU wins 82-63 at Central Michigan. Dionne Lassila hits four 3-point baskets.

Demetrakopoulos, Simpson garner Distinguished Service Awards (Feb. 4) Both honored at Feb. 8 Academic Convocation.

WMU honors archaeologist as Outstanding Emeritus Scholar (Feb. 4) Elizabeth Baldwin Garland recognized at Academic Convocation.

Sen. Dale Shugars launches wellness conference at WMU (Feb. 4) Physician/astronaut Jerry Linenger among Feb. 14 speakers.

Health insurance, taxes topic of lecture by health policy expert (Feb. 4) Next "Economics of Health Care" lecture is Feb. 16.

Author Wendell Mayo presents reading of his work (Feb. 4) Fiction author reads from his works on Feb. 24.

Scholarship competition draws top high school seniors (Feb. 4) More than 700 expected for annual Medallion competition, Feb. 12 and 19.

Controversy of teaching 'Huckleberry Finn' is panel topic (Feb. 4) Some believe classic humiliates African Americans, discussion is Feb. 16.

Folksinger featured Feb. 10 during Chicano History Week (Feb. 4) Guitarist Jesus "Chuy" Negrete at Bernhard Center.

Partnership brings a 747 to College of Aviation (Feb. 4) Northwest Airlines aircraft will be used as classroom, first 747 ever donated to college or university.

Reception Feb. 11 honors Elwood 'Woody' Ehrle (Feb. 4) Former professor and provost honored for nearly 20 years of service.

Broncos win come-from-behind thriller (Feb. 3) Brianne Gallert scores 18, hits jump shot as time expires, Broncos are 8-1 MAC.

WMU lands 747 gift from Northwest Airlines (Feb. 3) First gift of a Boeing 747 to any college or university.

Field trip to the Amazon region offered (Feb. 3) Registration deadline is Feb. 25 for geography department sponsored trip in June.

New center to assess abused and neglected children (Feb. 3) WMU children's trauma center will help by evaluating individual needs.

Floyd addresses 'State of the University' at Feb. 8 convocation (Feb. 3) Distinguished teaching, scholarship, and service recognized.

Football Broncos announce 2000 recruiting class (Feb. 3) WMU signs 18 players, including 11 for defense.

Men's basketball team falls to 4-7 MAC (Feb. 2) Broncos lose to EMU, 68-43, host Akron on Saturday afternoon.

Bronco icers travel to Northern Michigan (Feb. 2) Hockey team plays at NMU, Feb. 4-5, and at Michigan, Feb. 11-12.

Three candidates for provost visit campus (Feb. 2) Public presentations by Fred Dobney, Feb. 7; Glen Cope, Feb. 9; and Thomas Storch, Feb. 17.

Women's basketball team hosts Eastern Michigan (Feb. 2) Broncos lose at Florida, host EMU on Thursday, Feb. 3.

Business assistance facility transferred to WMU (Feb. 1) Southwest Michigan Technical Assistance Center officially transferred.

Franklin, St. John elected to lead WMU board (Feb. 1) Trustees elect George Franklin, chair, Richard St. John, vice chair.

Anonymous awards send WMU gift total soaring (Feb. 1) Anonymous $2.5 million gift raises fiscal-year total to nearly $11 million.

More than $7.3 million in grants received in November, December (Feb. 1) Fiscal-year total now $26.5 million.

Presentation offers 'how to' tips on business plans (Feb. 1) Women's Business Development Center program is Feb. 3.

Reception for alumni set for March 8 in Naples, Fla. (Feb. 1) President Floyd is guest speaker at reception.

Trustees approve retirements (Feb. 1) Retirement of one faculty member, four staff members approved at January board meeting.

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