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August 31, 2000, Kalamazoo MI USA

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August 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.

Broncos fall to No. 5 ranked Wisconsin (Aug. 31) Football team loses 19-7 , but plays Big Ten champions even on their home field.

Comp 2000 hot line available (Aug. 31) Telephone line for WMU employees with questions about new compensation and performance evaluation system.

Bronco Battalion cadet is tops in nation (Aug. 30) Army ROTC cadet and WMU senior management major Jeremy Horstman is best in the nation.

Fisheries history exhibit at Door County Museum (Aug. 30) WMU's "Fish for All" exhibit in Sturgeon Bay, Wis., Sept. 16 through Nov. 26.

Work and family is focus of economic lecture series (Aug. 30) First lecture in series features UNC economist David Blau Sept. 13.

WMU and AFSCME reach tentative agreement (Aug. 29) Union membership expected to vote on new agreement Sept. 6.

Seven recruits signed to men's track team (Aug. 28) Recruits add depth to team that finished just eight points shy of MAC Championship last season.

Women's track team announces recruits (Aug. 28) Broncos sign nine to letters of intent. Group includes three high school state champions.

Freshman score all three goals in soccer win (Aug. 28) Women defeat Kalamazoo College, 3-0, in exhibition contest.

Men's soccer team loses on penalty kick (Aug. 28) Lack of offensive leads to exhibition loss. Regular season begins Sept. 1 at Cleveland State.

Football games at Wisconsin, Iowa televised (Aug. 26) Thursday's game at Wisconsin carried by ESPN Regional, available locally on WXMI-TV, Fox 17.

Broncos take on K College in soccer exhibition (Aug. 21) Men's and women's teams meet in second annual kick-off classic, Aug. 27.

Students honored with first Platinum Awards (Aug. 21) Complete list of WMU's first Platinum Award winners.

International student orientation (Aug. 20) Week-long program orients students to campus and local community, Aug. 21-25.

Graduate and nontraditional student services fair (Aug. 20) Free parking and on-site child care available for Aug. 23 fair in Bernhard Center.

An introduction to WMU spirit and tradition (Aug. 20) 14th annual "Gold Rush" is Sunday, Aug. 27, in University Arena.

"Bronco Days" are Monday through Thursday (Aug. 20) Orientation events include opening convocation with President Floyd and Bronco Stampede.

College life without alcohol (Aug. 20) Students Socializing Sober or S-3 matches incoming students with upper-class peers for alcohol-free mentoring program.

WMUnet gets major upgrade during next five days (Aug. 18) Web and email service interrupted during early morning hours, Aug. 19-23.

Reality-based TV shows raise serious social questions (Aug. 18) Ethical concerns are coupled with questions about popular entertainment values.

Companies buying ads on personal vehicles (Aug. 18) Benefits may be short-lived as novelty will wear off quickly says Haworth College's Parker.

Companies cracking down on offensive e-mail (Aug. 18) Employees should be informed of company policies says WMU's Joseph Kayany.

Napster suit parallels earlier video case (Aug. 18) WMU's Richard Gershon says earlier court decisions have favored new technology development.

HR specialist on avoiding legal landmines (Aug. 18) WBDC workshops are Sept. 7 in Kalamazoo and Sept. 11 in Battle Creek.

Nearly 100 WMU students selected for Who's Who (Aug. 15) 2000 edition of "Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges."

Sign offers sneak preview (Aug. 15) New sign at corner of Parkview and Drake offers passing traffic a peek at plans for engineering and research complex.

Students studying abroad Summer 2000 (Aug. 15) Sixteen students are in WMU-approved programs this summer.

Lawrence G. Knowlton (Aug. 14) Professor emeritus of chemistry died July 27.

GLB faculty/staff group launches Sept. 14 (Aug. 11) New gay, lesbian, bisexual issues group for faculty and staff forming this fall.

Miller ticket jamboree has entertainment for everyone (Aug. 11) First opportunity to purchase single event tickets is Saturday, Aug. 12.

Residence halls open beginning Aug. 24 (Aug. 10) Bronco Buddies and other volunteers prepare to welcome new and returning students.

Next trustees meeting is Sept. 15 (Aug. 10) August Board of Trustees meeting canceled, rescheduled for Friday, Sept. 15.

Broncos prepare for football season opener (Aug. 10) Veterans join freshmen in training camp, opener is Aug. 31 at Wisconsin, complete season schedule.

Bronco Season Ticket Jamboree is Thursday (Aug. 9) Special activities for families and children highlight season ticket sales promotion at Waldo Stadium.

Beauregard featured in Girl Scout image campaign (Aug. 8) Athletic director and other prominent women selected to boost Girl Scouts in billboard campaign.

20th annual Bronco Bash is Aug. 28 (Aug. 8) More than 20,000 students and community members expected for traditional start-of-school event.

Area businesses urged to explore international options (Aug. 8) Research in local markets supports WMU professor's argument to act now.

WMU teams up with others for diversity workshop (Aug. 8) WMU, Kalamazoo College, city and county team for diversity training, Aug. 16-17.

Alumni gather for WMU versus Wisconsin football (Aug. 8) deadline for Reservation deadline is Aug. 18 for pre-game reception Aug. 31 at Madison, Wisc.

Old Kent and WMU form promotional partnership (Aug. 8) Bank will underwrite promotions at all home basketball, football, hockey, volleyball games.

Carnegie Foundation ranks WMU in top classification (Aug. 7) WMU among four Michigan universities in new top category.

Community College Presidents Scholarships awarded (Aug. 4) Twenty transfer students recommended by community college presidents.

Phi Theta Kappa scholarship recipients named (Aug. 4) Nine students receive $3,000 Phi Theta Kappa Alumni Scholarships.

Music professor receives Fulbright (Aug. 3) Will travel to Norway to research classical composer and Norwegian folk musicologist.

Ten transfer students receive $6,000 scholarships (Aug. 3) Recipients of Distinguished Community College Scholars Awards announced.

E-mail privacy in the wake of firings at Dow (Aug. 2) Three faculty experts comment on legality of Dow action, First Amendment rights, other issues.

Top high school seniors awarded Medallion Scholarships (Aug. 2) Four-year $32,000 scholarships awarded to 19 incoming freshmen.

TV coverage of political conventions declines (Aug. 2) Political parties to blame for low ratings, declining media coverage says WMU expert.

Unconventional conventions (Aug. 2) Today's political conventions are more style than substance says WMU political scientist.

Center helps businesses nab government contracts (Aug. 2) Local businesses get more than $18 million in state and federal contracts, create new jobs.

Rix is new associate registrar (Aug. 2) Kathy Rix promoted, replaces Douglas VanDenBerg.

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