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November 30, 2001, Kalamazoo MI USA

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November 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.

Campus community tops its United Way goal (Nov. 30) WMU is fifth largest contributor to local campaign.

Faculty and staff holiday reception Dec. 7 (Nov. 30) President Floyd and Board of Trustees host annual holiday reception at Bernhard Center.

Nine staff members honored for excellence (Nov. 30) Semiannual Staff Service Excellence Awards announced.

Hazel Rupp (Nov. 30) Emerita in libraries died Sept. 19.

Four performances of 'Annie' staged this weekend (Nov. 29) Cast includes radio personality Lori Moore in one matinee, three evening shows through Sunday, Dec. 2.

Football Broncos place seven on All-MAC teams (Nov. 28) Defensive standouts Anthony Allsbury and Ronald Rogers voted to all-conference first team.

Alumna elected to city council in Colorado community (Nov. 28) WMU graduate Bette Erickson is new council member in Broomfield, Colo.

Women's basketball signs six recruits for 2002 (Nov. 27) Ron Stewart's squad signs six new players, including three from Kalamazoo Central High School.

Two volleyball Broncos earn all-conference honors (Nov. 27) Senior Zakiya Pope and junior Ashley Ritter are All-MAC Second Team selections.

Ed Mayo garners teaching innovation award (Nov. 27) Professor of marketing selected from among 10 nominees for Haworth College of Business award.

Recycling award winners announced (Nov. 27) Paper and Printing Science and Engineering and Physical Plant are best and most improved recyclers at WMU.

Crary and Pipis are new royal couple (Nov. 27) Seniors Scott Crary and Alison Pipis selected as 2001 Homecoming King and Queen.

Julien honored for re-discovering an ancient history (Nov. 26) "Reading Inca History" by WMU's Catherine Julien wins two distinguished awards.

Faculty and students look at Latvia in spring study tour (Nov. 26) Thirteen-day study tour of Baltic nation in May 2002 is open to faculty, students and the public.

WMU's acclaimed jazz orchestra releases new CD (Nov. 26) School of Music ensemble looks for third Grammy-nominated album with a new release, "Cosmosis."

Proposals sought for MLK celebration (Nov. 20) Deadline for submitting proposals for 2002 MLK Week events and activities is Monday, Dec. 3.

Bronco Battalion fares well in Ranger Challenge (Nov. 19) WMU cadet teams place third and eighth in competition with 19 other ROTC groups.

WMU puts 'brakes' on Chrysler product development (Nov. 19) WMU engineers get $195,000 grant and PT Cruiser to enhance design of brake hoses, similar parts.

Reception highlights historical architecture book (Nov. 19) Book signing for "Kalamazoo: Lost & Found," Nov. 29 in Meader Rare Book Room of Waldo Library.

WMU hosts workshop on horizontal drilling (Nov. 19) Petroleum Technology Transfer Council's Michigan Center at WMU hosts Dec. 10 workship in Lansing.

Football awards banquet is Dec. 5 at Radisson (Nov. 19) Reservations being taken for the 2001 Bronco Football Awards Banquet.

Volleyball team signs two recruits for 2002 (Nov. 19) Schea Fissel of New Washington, Ohio, and Abby Gephart of St. Joseph, Mich., coming to WMU.

Volleyball Broncos earn MAC tournament berth (Nov. 19) Broncos defeat Ball State and NIU, travel to Bowling Green for tournament quarterfinal contest.

WFS shows Sundance Film Festival winner (Nov. 19) Western Film Society presents "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," Nov. 30 through Dec. 2.

Poca Post exhibit comes to Sangren Hall (Nov. 16) Fictitious, humorous history of the Poca River illustrated through commemorative stamps by artist Ben Mahmoud.

Holiday concerts feature massed choir and orchestra (Nov. 16) Nearly 300 WMU musicians perform in Grand Rapids, Nov. 30, and Kalamazoo, Dec. 2.

Delta ready to start undergrad aviation program (Nov. 15) WMU and Delta Air Lines seeking scholarship applicants for undergraduate professional pilot program.

Upton Foundation funds new WMU fellowship (Nov. 15) Gift of $60,000 establishes Fredrick S. Upton Fellowship in Public History.

New director named for printing pilot plant (Nov. 15) Industry veteran Doug Cox appointed during growth period in printing and paper research at WMU.

Accomplished dancer to visit WMU twice (Nov. 15) Former principal dancer with Paul Taylor Dance Company visits WMU in November and January.

Four new staff members join alumni relations (Nov. 15) Appointments announced for Erin M. Czelada, Hardy Figueroa, Gregory Moorehead and Erin Spaulding.

Free thanksgiving art program for community's children (Nov. 14) Art education students give children enjoyable art experience with holiday theme on Saturday afternoon.

In Memory... For Peace... Gaining Strength (Nov. 13) Women's Chorus presents concert of healing music in remembrance of Sept. 11. Free concert in Dalton Nov. 17.

WMU trails CMU in Red Cross Blood Challenge (Nov. 12) Rep. Fred Upton donates blood to Bronco total Monday, but Broncos still trail Chips with four days remaining.

Historic aerial photos of Africa on display (Nov. 12) Lecture by noted MSU expert Thursday evening. Mary Meader's historic 1937 photos displayed through Nov. 30.

Student volunteers to patrol neighborhoods Nov. 17 (Nov. 12) Peace'N It Together to help maintain order after the home football game with traditional rival CMU.

New book looks at Mark Twain's feminine side (Nov. 12) New book by WMU's John Cooley examines Twain stories with unorthodox female protagonists.

Engineer discusses professional ethics (Nov. 12) To defend professional ethics, the Nov. 15 speaker Ed Turner suffered several job demotions and a legal battle.

Events celebrate importance of international education (Nov. 12) International Education Week events explore cultures of Asia, Europe and Middle East, Nov. 12-16.

WMU team gears up for Great Grown-up Spelling Bee (Nov. 8) Fund-raising event for Ready to Read is Nov. 14 at Fetzer Center.

More federal funds to train techno-savvy teachers (Nov. 8) Consortium gets additional $2.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

Targowski honored for technological advances (Nov. 8) Business information systems professor credited for role in genesis of the "information superhighway."

Experts discuss high-speed Internet options (Nov. 8) Rescheduled WBDC workship is Monday, Nov. 12, at WMU Kendall Center in Battle Creek.

Student teams to give Ethics Bowl demonstration (Nov. 8) Two WMU teams give free demonstration Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Lee Honors College.

Number of international students reaches all-time high (Nov. 8) Record total surpasses2,000 students; India and Malaysia top list of more than 100 countries.

Helping doctoral students limit dissertation stress (Nov. 8) Televised panel discussion set for Wednesday, Nov. 14, in Kohrman Hall.

Jazz legend Sir Roland Hanna performs at Dalton (Nov. 8) One of the world's major jazz artists, Sir Roland Hanna, visits WMU on Sunday, Nov. 18.

Arcadia challenges and rewards audiences (Nov. 8) University Theatre presents Arcadia with seven performances through Nov. 17.

Dice keeps on rollin' with new CD (Nov. 7) Blues band founded by WMU's Mark Schwerin releases "You Gotta Roll," featuring 11 new songs.

United Way campaign extended through Friday (Nov. 7) Campus campaign at 85 percent of goal as of Wednesday. WMU support critical to local United Way.

Bronco Marching Band hits Miller stage for concert (Nov. 6) Concert by 300-member "Sound of Western" is great family fun, Sunday afternoon, Nov. 11

Great swing bands saluted in Nov. 16 concert (Nov. 6) Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Lab Band present 19th Annual Tribute to the Great Swing Bands.

Western Winds perform Thursday in Dalton (Nov. 6) Select ensemble of music faculty and students present a free concert Nov. 8 at 8 p.m.

Smokey Robinson comes to Miller Auditorium (Nov. 5) Legendary singer- songwriter comes to WMU for a single performance Nov. 9.

Irish student uses Fulbright to study dance at WMU (Nov. 5) Dublin native Edel Quinlan chooses dance program at WMU over other top schools.

Accomplished ballet director visits WMU (Nov. 5) Ballet mistress for the Pennsylvania Ballet, Sandra Jennings, is artist-in-residence Nov. 8-11.

Arts and Sciences bestows Alumni Achievement Awards (Nov. 5) Eleven alumni of College of Arts and Sciences honored.

Native American Heritage Month events announced (Nov. 5) Several activities are free and open to the public in celebration of National American Indian Heritage Month.

WMU/CMU Blood Challenge begins (Nov. 2) WMU seeks nearly 800 pints of blood, eight campus locations, blood drive runs through Nov. 16.

Recent grad gets internship at Kennedy Center (Nov. 2) Jazz vocalist Holly Holmes earns arts management internship at Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Berrah focuses on science in faculty scholar talk (Nov. 1) WMU Distinguished Faculty Scholar, noted atomic physicist speaks to University community Nov. 8.

WMUK hits goal in final hours (Nov. 1) Public radio station tops $220,000 goal just three hours before scheduled end of campaign.

Consumers 'tricked' in reported Microsoft deal (Nov. 1) WMU antitrust expert blasts reported deal with Microsoft Corp., says consumers abandoned.

Grant aids toddlers, parents and pre-service teachers (Nov. 1) Children's Place Day Care Center and College of Education receive four-year $73,380 federal grant.

Stryker exec to discuss Japanese sales strategies (Nov. 1) WMU alumnus Yoshiaki Nakazawa presents "Successful Selling--Japanese Style" Nov. 6.

Are there objective values? (Nov. 1) WMU philosopher and author Joseph Ellin examines objective values in the literature of Ayn Rand Nov. 8.

Students' marketing plan judged among top in nation (Nov. 1) Food Marketing student teams take second and fourth place at national competition in Phoenix.

Larson brings 'Contemporary World Music' to WMU (Nov. 1) Grammy Award-winning Rhonda Larson and her new group Ventus perform Nov. 9.

Roberley Bell exhibits sculpture and prints (Nov. 1) Artist visits Nov. 8-9 and exhibits in Sangren Gallery II through Nov. 30.

Beauregard honored at Community Awards (Nov. 1) Athletic director receives Kalamazoo County Chamber's Athena Award for "highest level of excellence."

New molecular biotechnology program is nation's first (Nov. 1) New master's degree is first of its kind in the nation and supported by major pharmaceutical firms.

New graduate programs offered in education, health (Nov. 1) New programs in marriage and family therapy, educational technology and clinical trials administration.

Professor who seeks to answer 'What if?' visits WMU (Nov. 1) Noted uncertainty theorist and UCSD professor of economics speaks here Nov. 7.

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet to read at WMU (Nov. 1) Yusef Komunyakaa presents a reading from his many works on Thursday, Nov. 8, part of WMU Reading Series.

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