WMU News

December 31, 2000, Kalamazoo MI USA

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December 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.

John L. Feirer (Dec. 29) Professor emeritus in industrial technology and education died Dec. 23.

WMU offices closed through Jan. 1 (Dec. 22) Offices closed except for essential services. Offices reopen and classes resume Jan. 2.

New University closure policy announced (Dec. 21) Updated policy for suspension of normal operations due to severe weather or other emergency conditions.

Cara L. Monroe (Dec. 20) Flight instructor in the College of Aviation died Nov. 23.

Business incubator facility launched at WMU (Dec. 14) Southwest Michigan Innovation Center opens in McCracken Hall.

WMUK prepares to celebrate 50th anniversary (Dec. 14) University radio station first broadcast in 1951, was founding member of NPR in 1971.

Grad college, other offices move to new locations (Dec. 14) Graduate College moves to East Campus, several other offices also relocated.

WMU professor helps Liberian youths rebuild lives (Dec. 14) Susan Weinger volunteers and raises funds to aid teens in nation destroyed by civil war.

Business assistance specialist discusses start-up finances (Dec. 13) Kalamazoo business assistance specialist speaks Dec. 18 in Battle Creek.

Roberta Allen named associate vice president for academic affairs (Dec. 8) 20-year member of business faculty moves to academic administration.

Gifts to WMU on pace to exceed last year's record (Dec. 8) Gifts for July through October about 12 percent ahead of previous record year.

Sale of Kendall Street property approved (Dec. 8) Property including house used as hands-on lab and model for sustainable living.

Sabbatical leaves granted to 33 faculty members (Dec. 8) Trustees approve sabbatical leaves for 2001-02.

Carey, Martell, other appointments approved (Dec. 8) New management chair and honors college assistant dean among appointments approved by trustees.

More than $750,000 in grants generated in October (Dec. 8) Fiscal year total of grants $5.2 million, July through October.

WMU and Darnell discussing future plans (Dec. 8) News conference scheduled for Dec. 13 to discuss future for football coach.

Trustees approve five retirements (Dec. 8) Three faculty and two staff retirements okayed by board.

Culhane receives two-year contract extension (Dec. 7) Bronco hockey coach has contract extended through 2004.

Public relations student nabs Durocher scholarship (Dec. 6) Detroit PRSA chapter awards $2,000 scholarship senior Meg Sullivan of Palos Heights, Ill.

Trustees meet Friday, Dec. 8 (Dec. 6) General meeting of Board of Trustees is 11:45 a.m. in Connable Board Room.

Tony Award-winning 'Ragtime' opens Jan. 16 (Dec. 4) Miller Auditorium offers eight performances of award-winning musical, Jan. 16-21.

Shoreline erosion research gets federal funds (Dec. 1) WMU researchers to share in $2 million federal funding.

More than 1,800 to receive degrees (Dec. 1) Commencement is Dec. 9, Sen. John J.H. Schwarz to receive honorary degree.

Business assistance specialist discusses start-up finances (Dec. 1) Kalamazoo business assistance specialist speaks Dec. 11 in Battle Creek.

WBDC hosts holiday open house (Dec. 1) Women's Business Development Center holiday open house is Thursday evening, Dec. 7.

Stanislaw Leja (Dec. 1) Professor emeritus of mathematics died Sept. 27.

J.W. Giachino (Dec. 1) Pprofessor emeritus of engineering technology died Sept. 12.

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