WMU News

February 28, 2001, Kalamazoo MI USA

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February 2001 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.

President Floyd testifies in Lansing March 5 (Feb. 27) President will make his case for increased funding for the university.

WMU offices open during winter semester recess (Feb. 26) Classes resume March 5. Home basketball and hockey contests scheduled during break.

Edison school test scores do not reflect claims (Feb. 22) WMU research shows Edison schools perform at levels similar to their host districts.

WMU gets funding to create 'lab on a chip' (Feb. 21) WMU researcher Subra Muralidharan awarded $750,000 from state's Life Sciences Initiative.

Students spend spring break volunteering (Feb. 21) Nearly 150 students volunteer for 10th annual "Alternative Spring Break" in 12 U.S. cities

Expert to explore ABCs of marketing (Feb. 21) Next WBDC workshop is March 1 at Kalamazoo County Chamber of Commerce.

Annual art student exhibition opens March 8 (Feb. 21) Graduate art student exhibit is March 8-16. Undergraduate exhibit is March 12 through April 3.

Visiting artist Luis Jimenez presents slide lecture (Feb. 21) Artist- in- residence discusses his work during March 7 public lecture.

President Floyd testifies in Lansing (Feb. 21) President makes case for increased state funding before House Appropriations Committee's Subcommittee.

Attorney General to discuss Freedom of Information Act (Feb. 19) Jennifer Granholm visit sponsored by Kalamazoo Gazette and Michigan Press Association.

Chicago art exhibit includes two WMU students (Feb. 19) WMU students at College Art Association's Regional M.F.A. Exhibition beginning Feb. 28.

Nakagawa photography exhibit opens March 5 (Feb. 19) Osamu James Nakagawa visits campus March 5-6, exhibit runs through March 20.

WMU arborist Avery heads state association (Feb. 19) Chad Avery elected president of the Michigan Forestry and Park Association.

Two new student affairs staff posts filled (Feb. 19) Jodie Palmer and Sharon Seabrook Russell named to recently created posts.

Historian and theologian visits campus Feb. 21 (Feb. 15) Dr. A. James Reimer discusses German theological responses to National Socialism.

Tennis standout earns engineering award (Feb. 14) Fernando Garcia earns Robert E. Boughner Engineering Student-Athlete award.

WMU set for accreditation visit (Feb. 13) Fourteen-member NCA visitation team on campus Feb. 19-21.

Dance-a-thon supports Make-A-Wish Foundation (Feb. 13) French, Davis, Zimmerman halls organize fund-raising dance for Feb. 17.

State legislators to attend TRIO Day (Feb. 13) Six state legislators join WMU Lake Michigan and Southwestern Michigan Colleges for Feb. 19 celebration.

Western Brass Quintet performs Feb. 21 (Feb. 13) Recital features arrangement by tubist Robert Whaley. Admission is free.

Customers expect more than they're getting (Feb. 13) WMU's Wendy Zabava Ford says corporate America isn't paying attention to consumer expectations.

Quixtar's Bancino spotlighted at March 1 event (Feb. 13) Grand Rapids alumni chapter's annual "Spotlight on Success" honors alumnus Randy Bancino.

Free Concert Band performance is Feb. 20 (Feb. 13) University Concert Band performs in Miller Auditorium.

Candidate withdraws in wake of airport incident (Feb. 13) Israeli scholar withdraws from consideration for the post at WMU.

Captivating musical 'Archy and Mehitabel' at WMU (Feb. 13) University Theatre presents acclaimed musical Feb. 15-24 in Multiform Theatre.

WMU professor tapped for new book on love (Feb. 12) Karen Blaisure among 32 authors in new book, "Why do fools fall in love?"

WMU joins KPS to improve teaching, learning (Feb. 9) University and school district join resources to improve learning in area schools and at WMU.

WFS presents 'Almost Famous' double feature (Feb. 9) Kalamazoo band Blue Dahlia performs live to silent film second feature, Feb. 16-18.

Accomplished jazz alumni perform Feb. 14 (Feb. 9) Successful jazz alumni join Western Jazz Quartet for one evening performance at Dalton Center.

WMU community and new legislators to meet (Feb. 9) Fetzer Center reception Feb. 19 honors new state Reps. Tom George and Alexander Lipsey.

PSSO announces scholarship recipients (Feb. 9) Professional Support Staff Organization awards scholarships to Amsterburg, Liebendorfer, Mitchell.

Appreciating Amber (Feb. 9) Senior Amber Ackley has had some unique experiences as a four-year student employee in university relations.

Student Employee Appreciation Week is Feb 12-16 (Feb. 8) Faculty and staff encouraged to thank students, WMU's largest employee group.

Former Bronco picked in MLS draft (Feb. 8) Standout goalie Eric Pogue selected in fifth round of major pro soccer draft, goes to New England.

Community-wide Study Abroad Fair at WMU (Feb. 8) Campus community and area high school students invited to fair Feb. 14 at Bernhard Center.

Effects of economic public policy on families (Feb. 8) Visiting expert Dr. Katherin Ross Phillips speaks on Feb. 21.

Novelist Nicholas Delbanco presents reading (Feb. 8) Author of 12 novels, including "What Remains," reads from his work Feb. 19.

Nominations sought for student volunteer awards (Feb. 8) March 5 application deadline for awards totaling $5,000.

President to meet with Florida alumni in March (Feb. 8) Reservations requested by Feb. 16 for receptions in Tampa, Sarasota, Naples, Fort Lauderdale.

Another example of the 'New South' (Feb. 3) WMU's John Clark says changes in state flags reflect changing attitudes, but not all Southerners embrace the changes.

President addresses the 'State of the University' (Feb. 2) Complete text of President Floyd's Feb. 1 address on the accomplishments and goals of WMU.

WMU and Delta make 'top news' in aviation industry (Feb. 2) Online version of Aviation Week & Space Technology highlights WMU aviation program.

Karpus named director of Conference and Seminars (Feb. 2) Former executive director of Fontana Concert Society comes to WMU.

Girls and Women in Sports Day celebrated Feb 3 (Feb. 1) LPGA golfer Tracy Hanson is guest speaker, area student-athletes honored at WMU.

Land subsidence, earth's crust explored in lectures (Feb. 1) U.S. Geological Survey expert, Steven Ingebritsen, will make two presentations on Feb. 5 .

Competition draws top high school seniors (Feb. 1) Competitions for prestigious Medallion Scholarships held consecutive Saturdays, Feb. 10 and 17.

Expert explores ABCs of marketing (Feb. 1) Barbara Beardsley is featured speaker at WMU's Kendall Center in Battle Creek, Feb. 12.

Third Coast conference submissions due March 1 (Feb. 1) Writers' conference, May 10-12, features some of America's top writers and poets.

Volleyball Broncos tryout for USA Team (Feb. 1) Three WMU volleyball players try out for U.S. national teams.

Dominant groups' roles in social justice efforts (Feb. 1) Powerful impact of traditionally dominant groups discussed by visiting expert Feb. 15.

Challenges of African-American men in spotlight (Feb. 1) Black History Month lecture features leading scholar and author Joseph L. White, Feb. 8.

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