WMU News

September 30, 2001, Kalamazoo MI USA

Office of University Relations

September 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.

WMU aids Manhattan Community College (Sept. 28) Borough of Manhattan Community College extensively damaged by attacks on the World Trade Center.

Nigerian poet returns to WMU for reading (Sept. 25) Remi Raji returns to WMU from University of Ibadan, reads from his work Oct. 4

Brains and brawn behind black athletes' success (Sept. 25) Smith College's Albert Mosley discusses "Race and Athletics" Thursday, Oct. 4.

Conference addresses medieval studies concerns (Sept. 25) Committee of the Medieval Academy of America's meets at WMU, Oct. 4-6.

Experts to discuss high-speed Internet options (Sept. 25) WBDC workshop is Oct. 8 at WMU Kendall Center in Battle Creek.

WMU engineering experts to 'talk quality' (Sept. 25) Next WBDC workshop is Oct. 4 at the Kalamazoo County Chamber of Commerce.

Helping to heal the psyche critical part of recovery (Sept. 24) Terrorist attacks create new kinds of disaster relief needs for psychological support.

Tragedy puts mental, stress on people and relationships (Sept. 24) WMU expert Karen Blaisure says all Americans must find ways to cope.

Stock market shows great resiliency (Sept. 24) WMU business dean says market reacted predictably, logically; shows no signs of panic despite declines.

Pakistan is 'between a rock and a hard place' (Sept. 24) WMU expert Lawrence Ziring has studied Pakistan since the 1950s.

CNN and network news does admirable job (Sept. 24) WMU's George Robeck praises major television coverage of terrorist attacks.

Competition among news media leads to misinformation (Sept. 24) Erroneous reports were broadcast Sept. 11 as result of rush to get the story first.

WMU Aviation College gets back in the air (Sept. 24) Aviation students are airborne again as FAA removes restrictions that affected WMU flights.

Nonviolence focus of Peace and Justice Education Week (Sept. 21) Series of events Sept. 24-27 include discussions of terrorism, human rights and more.

Criticisms and strengths of higher education (Sept. 21) Author James Axtell speaks Oct. 3 about what's wrong and what's right with the nation's universities.

Korth studies euro during faculty exchange in Germany (Sept. 20) Business professor studies European economy first-hand during summer exchange program.

Diabetes fund-raising walk is Oct. 6 (Sept. 20) WMU staffer hopes to organize large group of walkers for University team in annual fund-raising walk.

U.S. Savings Bond drive continues through Oct. 5 (Sept. 20) University offers popular I Bonds and traditional EE Bonds through payroll deduction.

Willie Nelson in concert at Miller Auditorium (Sept. 20) Blues artist and country music legend in single performance Oct. 1.

Parachute Express performs Sunday afternoon (Sept. 20) "Superstars of Children's Music," at Miller Auditorium Sept. 23, beginning at 3 p.m.

Al Jarreau comes to Miller Auditorium (Sept. 20) Concert is Saturday, Sept. 22, beginning at 8 p.m.

University Chamber Orchestra debuts Sept. 26 (Sept. 20) New ensemble makes debut performance in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

Award-winning clarinetist opens Bullock Institute series (Sept. 19) Alexander Fiterstein performs in Dalton Center Sept. 25.

'Watch Parties' rescheduled for football versus Michigan (Sept. 19) Alumni host "Watch Parties" in seven cities, including New York.

With sympathy, compassion and a new resolve (Sept. 19) A message to the WMU family from President Elson S. Floyd.

WMU debuts at No. 62 on 'Most Wired College' list (Sept. 18) WMU among nation's most wired campuses in Yahoo! magazine's fifth annual listing.

$5 million effort to up ranks of physics educators (Sept. 18) WMU one of six universities nationwide to participate in a five-year, multimillion-dollar effort.

WMU student one of America's first Gilman Scholars (Sept. 18) Maliesha Pullano awarded $5,000 to study Spanish language and culture near Madrid.

Komunyakaa, Baxter among writers to present readings (Sept. 18) Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, award-winning author among presenters at WMU this fall.

Ethics speaker fights to close Army training facility (Sept. 18) Rev. Roy Bourgeois, founder of the School of Americas Watch, speaks here Sept. 25.

Doing e-commerce with the government (Sept. 18) Technical Assistance Center sponsors seminar at WMU Kendall Center in Battle Creek Sept. 28.

Expert to reveal secrets of military packaging (Sept. 18) Technical Assistance Center program at Kalamazoo County Chamber of Commerce Sept. 27.

Theatre season opens with 'The Laramie Project' (Sept. 17) Production based on brutal 1998 murder of gay college student runs for nine performances through Sept. 29.

Lori Sims piano recital is Sunday, Sept. 23 (Sept. 17) Free recital features award winning faculty pianist performing Mendelssohn, Rachmaninoff, Schubert.

Football at Michigan set for noon Sept. 22 (Sept. 17) Game to be televised on ESPN Regional, Ball State contest will move to Nov. 24.

Panel discussion: U.S. role in aftermatch of attack (Sept. 17) Five WMU faculty experts speak and answer questions in free public discussion, Sept. 19.

Partisan realignment in politics is focus of lecture (Sept. 17) University of Georgia's Charles Bullock speaks at annual Sam Clark Lecture, Sept. 20.

Football at Michigan rescheduled for Sept. 22 (Sept. 16) Details regarding starting time and television coverage to be announced within a few days.

All WMU sports canceled or postponed through weekend (Sept. 14) WMU suspends sports events through Sunday, Sept. 16. Most to be rescheduled.

Prayer and Remembrance at noon in Kanley Chapel (Sept. 14) WMU community invited to participate in national observance at noon today.

FBI contacts WMU in routine check of aviation schools (Sept. 13) "We would have been surprised if we had not been contacted."

Football at Michigan postponed, Volleyball canceled (Sept. 13) Football at Michigan postponed. No new date set. Volleyball at Ohio State canceled.

WMU again ranked among nation's top 100 (Sept. 13) U.S. News & World Report puts WMU in nation's top 100 public universities for third straight year.

Artifacts sought for centennial (Sept. 13) Faculty, staff and alumni asked to provide items connected to the history of WMU for 2003 centennial celebration.

WMUK listeners to again hear tell of Lake Wobegon (Sept. 13) "A Prairie Home Companion" returns to WMUK beginning Oct. 6.

Study Abroad Fair opens up world of opportunities (Sept. 13) Fair is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, in Bernhard Center South Ballroom.

Meijer chief visits Haworth College of Business (Sept. 13) Hank Meijer, co-chairman of Meijer Inc., is next in Distinguished Speaker Series, Sept. 20.

September trustees meeting canceled (Sept. 12) Next meeting is Oct. 26.

Band Day brings 190 high school students to WMU (Sept. 12) High school musicians to perform with Bronco Marching Band in Waldo Stadium Sept. 22.

Composer and euphonium soloist performs Sept. 18 (Sept. 12) Former featured soloist with the U.S. Army Band visits WMU for guest artist recital.

Pianist melds music and impressionist art (Sept. 12) Margaret Baxtresser concert explores relationship between music and paintings Sept. 19.

Trombonist and guest artist performs Sept. 17 (Sept. 12) Bowling Green's William Mathis in free public recital at the Dalton Center.

Volleyball and women's soccer matches canceled (Sept. 12) Soccer in Kalamazoo Sept. 12 and volleyball at Ohio State Sept. 14-15 both canceled.

We must deal with the tragedy and move forward (Sept. 11) President Floyd and others speak at Kanley Chapel vigil in aftermath of terrorist attacks on U.S.

Aviation classes resume, flight operations suspended (Sept. 11) Classes resume Wednesday, flight operations suspended under nationwide FAA orders.

Classes resume Wednesday (Sept. 11) WMU offices open, classes resume, following suspension of normal operations in respect for victims of terrorist attacks.

University closes in wake of national tragedy (Sept. 11) University closes at noon Tuesday. Vigil this evening at Kanley Chapel. Classes resume Wednesday.

All WMU aircraft and crews safe and secure (Sept. 11) All WMU aircraft accounted for following nationwide order from FAA to immediately ground planes.

Vigils scheduled to reflect on today's tragedy (Sept. 11) Two vigils set, beginning with WMU community vigil in Kanley Chapel at 7 p.m.

President Floyd responds to weekend disturbance (Sept. 10) Dr. Floyd says Lafayette Avenue disturbance "inexcusable," outlines actions to be taken.

Bronco men's basketball schedule announced (Sept. 10) Broncos travel to Oregon and host University of Michigan in early season contests.

'Watch Parties' set for football versus Michigan (Sept. 10) Alumni to gather in 10 locations throughout U.S. to cheer football Broncos versus Michigan.

'Best Little Whorehouse' this week at Miller Auditorium (Sept. 10) Eight performances, Sept. 11-16, star Ann-Margret in Broadway musical-comedy.

Faculty and staff invited to Rec Center open house (Sept. 10) Open house for WMU faculty and staff is Wednesday, Sept. 12. Membership info available.

Centennial logo available as computer wallpaper (Sept. 9) Three versions of centennial logo among 26 free images offered to students, alumni and friends.

New operations and safety director for aviation college (Sept. 7) Retired Air Force colonel and aviation industry veteran named to key WMU aviation post.

Fall speakers for business breakfast series announced (Sept. 7) Speakers and topics announced for Keystone Community Bank series at Haworth College.

Petroleum geologists on campus for annual meeting (Sept. 7) Eastern Section of AAPG holds 30th annual meeting Sept. 22-26 at WMU Fetzer Center.

Earth-friendly ways to find oil in old places (Sept. 7) Two geoscientists present workshop on innovative methods at WMU Fetzer Center, Sept. 26.

Ethics lecture series begins with look at moral luck (Sept. 7) Complete fall schedule for ethics lecture series announced.

Economics lecture series takes on risky topic (Sept. 7) Complete 2001-02 schedule for Werner Sichel Lecture-Seminar Series.

Conferences and Seminars has new program coordinator (Sept. 7) Alumna Cathy Colella named to post in WMU Conferences and Seminars.

Tickets on sale for WMU vs Michigan football (Sept. 6) Limited supply available at athletic ticket office for Sept. 15 contest in Ann Arbor.

Women's basketball has new assistant coach (Sept. 6) University of Washington graduate Ryan Bragdon joins Ron Stewart's staff.

Students participate in NSF-funded research program (Sept. 6) Students from universities across the country partcipate in summer program at WMU.

Antitrust expert dismayed by Microsoft decision (Sept. 6) Business professor says Justice Department has abandoned its most effective antitrust remedy.

Renata Knific and Rich Ridenour team in free recital (Sept. 6) Faculty violinist joins Gilmore Festival pianist and KSO conductor for Sept. 16 performance.

Contacts needed in Central and South America (Sept. 6) CISRS to recruit elected officials in four countries for an exchange program.

Renovated computing lab open for business (Sept. 5) President Floyd officially opens renovated Bronco Mall computing lab in Bernhard Center.

Aviation instructors join select national group (Sept. 5) Thomas Grossman and David Schrader earned coveted rating of Master Certified Flight Instructor.

Art faculty exhibition Sept. 21 through Oct. 10 (Sept. 5) Exhibition open Monday through Saturday in the Dalton Center Multimedia Room.

Bradley elected secretary of statewide admissions group (Sept. 5) Adrienne Bradley, assistant director of admissions, elected to MACAC post.

Campus Classic receives regional fitness award (Sept. 5) Homecoming race gets award from Governor's Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports.

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