WMU News

June 30, 2001, Kalamazoo MI USA

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June 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.

First solar cars arrive Tuesday for qualifying trials (June 29) More than 30 solar-powered cars on campus for WMU Formula Sun Grand Prix, July 9-13.

2001 Air Race Classic 'flight log' (June 29) Daily reports from WMU's transcontinental Air Race Classic aviators Jo-Elle Warner and Michelle Homister.

Microsoft antitrust ruling is a victory for the government (June 28) Ruling reverses lower court order for break-up, but reaffirms antitrust violations occurred.

Severe weather ends Air Race in Kansas (June 28) WMU team grounded after race's first day. Race shortened to 1,500 miles because of severe thunderstorms.

Could your company fall victim to fraud? (June 26) An article by Haworth College of Business professor J. Patrick Forrest from MiBiz Southwest.

Recent music grad places in international competition (June 25) Jazz performance graduate Roger Shew is third-prize winner at World Bass Competition.

Two Broncos are likely picks in NHL draft (June 22) Sophomores Mike Jarmuth and Jeff Campbell expected to be middle-round picks in hockey draft.

Three inducted into Marketing Alumni Hall of Fame (June 21) Davis, Long, Kaminski named Outstanding Alumni by Department of Marketing.

GOLD program succeeds in helping get federal grants (June 21) New program helps graduate students secure external funding for research.

Helping create anti-racist classrooms (June 21) Workshop June 25-29 helps teachers use theater to improve teaching in multicultural classrooms.

Entrepreneurs can use the media to their advantage (June 21) WBDC workshop features business magazine editor Rod Kackley, July 5 in Kalamazoo.

Undergraduate researchers honored as McNair Scholars (June 21) Luncheon honors scholars June 26. Complete list of 2001 McNair Scholars.

Presidential Scholars announced (June 21) Forty-five undergraduate students receive highest senior honor. Complete list of recipients.

New program serves people with dementia (June 19) WMU partners with MRC Industries and Residential Opportunities, Inc. Open house is June 20.

HHS alumna Dede Ackerman honored (June 19) Recognized for efforts to improve accessibility for visually impaired and others in Cincinnati area.

Work begins on Donald "J" Seelye Athletic Center (June 19) Site preparation begins around Oakland Gym for fall construction of new indoor practice facility.

Track coach Diane Russo steps down (June 19) Veteran 11-year women's running coach resigns, national search underway for replacement.

Two WMU women aviators compete in classic air race (June 18) Michelle Homister and Jo-Elle Warner compete in cross-country Air Race Classic.

Nearly 1,400 degrees to be conferred June 23 (June 14) Commencement ceremonies at 9 and 11:30 a.m. in Miller Auditorium.

Broncos to compete at Junior Nationals (June 14) Four WMU track and field athletes compete at U.S. Junior National Championships, June 16-17.

Volunteers needed for solar car race event (June 14) WMU hosts 40 solar car race teams, July 9-13, at final qualifying event for 2001 American Solar Challenge.

Trustee meeting rescheduled for July 6 (June 14) Board of Trustees expected to tackle tuition, room and board, and vehicle registration rates.

Business magazine features Haworth faculty (June 14) Haworth College of Business faculty write monthly business column, share expertise.

Paul tapped for NIH team (June 14) Occupational therapy's Stanley Paul invited by National Institutes of Health to join operational review committee.

Charles O. Houston (June 14) Professor emeritus of social science died May 18.

Thomas W. Null (June 14) Associate professor emeritus in business education died March 22.

Hilda M. Oster (June 14) Emerita in teacher education died April 25.

Memorial service for alumna Gwen Frostic (June 13) Former president Haenicke will preside at June 16 service for distinguished artist and poet.

Hockey Broncos announce 2001-02 schedule (June 12) CCHA season opens Homecoming weekend, plus home matches vs. Maine, Michigan, Michigan State.

Abron to go to United Nations conference (June 11) WMU's JoNina Abron to attend the United Nations' World Conference Against Racism in South Africa.

Master plan completed, summary available (June 11) Web site to be updated soon with details of completed master plan.

WMU represented at math education convocation (June 11) Six WMU faculty members join Gov. Engler at convocation on K-12 mathematics.

Borish to present three papers abroad (June 11) Linda Borish will present papers at conferences in Israel and France during July and August.

Faculty Senate welcomes 15 new senators (June 11) Election of members to four of the five senate councils also announced.

Thirty-four students serve as orientation leaders (June 11) Complete list of students, hometowns and majors.

Grant funds expansion of Japanese programs (June 8) Interdisciplinary program combines study of Japanese language and business.

Down Beat awards streak continues for WMU students (June 8) Jazz students bring home multiple Down Beat magazine awards for ninth straight year.

Aphasia awareness emphasized June 19 (June 8) Speech Pathology and Audiology sponsors program during National Aphasia Awareness Month.

Doctoral students get real at dissertation 'boot camp' (June 8) Doctoral students get intensive writing 'boot camp' June 10-15, prepare for dissertation.

Public safety bike patrol hits the pavement (June 8) Bike patrols promote interaction between officers and the campus community.

WMU to hold medieval seminar at the British Library (June 8) Six-week NEH-funded seminar begins June 25 at British Library in England.

Holistic Institute is unique educational experience (June 8) WMU's Leelanau Holistic Summer Institute begins July 29. Early registration encouraged.

Techno-phobic? Workshop can help (June 8) Free workshop with Joseph Lee is June 11 at WMU Kendall Center in Battle Creek.

Three students serve as orientation coordinators (June 8) Jessica Chatman, Jamie Wacyk and Ter'rece Walker coordinate student orientation leaders.

Delta and WMU announce scholarship recipients (June 6) First class of pilot candidates includes music teacher, account executive and biostatistician.

Archeaological dig open to public June 7 (June 5) Archeaological dig at 18th-century Fort St. Joseph in Niles, Mich., open to public.

Gary Fund reaches record total, more than $725,000 (June 4) Athletic campaign total surpasses previous year by 11 percent.

Heinigs to lead centennial celebration (June 1) Retired faculty couple co-chairs WMU Centennial Celebration Committee, 100th anniversary is 2003.

WMU anticipates another record year for private gifts (June 1) On pace to equal or surpass $17.5 million record of previous fiscal year.

Grants received since January top $13 million (June 1) Fiscal year total through April is $21.4 million.

WMU moves toward countywide 911 dispatch system (June 1) University takes next step toward becoming part of a countywide dispatch system.

Delene named vice provost, will oversee planning (June 1) Longtime faculty member Linda Delene responsible for academic planning and assessment.

More than 4,500 expected for summer orientation (June 1) Thirteen two-day orientation sessions on campus between June 4 and July 25.

How workers with disabilities can benefit businesses (June 1) Next WBDC workshop is June 7 at Kalamazoo County Chamber of Commerce.

Contracting opportunities for small businesses (June 1) Federal contracting opportunities discussed at June 5 workshop in Kalamazoo.

Tuition increase tabled pending state appropriation (June 1) President Floyd proposes three different funding scenarios depending on state appropriation.

Room and board, rental rate changes tabled (June 1) Administration asked to further review proposed increases and submit again at next board meeting.

Trustees table changes to vehicle registration rates (June 1) Rates expected to rise sharply next fall to help fund improvements to roadways, parking facilities.

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