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January 31, 2002, Kalamazoo MI USA

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January 2002 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.

Alumnus James Holden appointed to Board of Trustees (Jan. 29) Gov. Engler appoints former president and CEO of DaimlerChrysler to WMU Board of Trustees.

Women's hockey eyes league attendance record (Jan. 29) Women's team hosts archrival Michigan State, hopes for record attendance at Lawson Arena Friday night.

Academic Convocation set for Feb. 7 (Jan. 28) President Floyd to deliver "State of the University" address at annual Academic Convocation, hosted by WMU Faculty Senate.

Nominations due for Who's Who (Jan. 28) Faculty and staff encouraged to nominate worthy students for "Who's Who" by Feb. 6 deadline.

IEEE taps Mousavinezhad to head educational activities (Jan. 28) WMU's Mousavinezhad leads regional educational activities of the national eletrical institute.

National math association honors Petro for service (Jan. 28) John W. Petro, emeritus in mathematics, is one of six honored by Mathematical Association of America.

APA brown bag luncheon open to campus community (Jan. 28) "Coaching: Bringing out the Best in Others" is topic of Feb. 6 noontime seminar.

WMU cuts tether, completes wireless environment (Jan. 28) More than 600 wireless access ports across campus. WMU one of nation's first wireless universities.

'For colored girls..' at York Arena Theatre (Jan. 25) University Theatre presents nine performances of "For colored girls.." Jan.31 through Feb. 9.

WMU interior design students stage exhibition (Jan. 25) Senior Design Showcase, a free public exhibition, is weekdays Jan. 28 through Feb. 8.

Students to help bridge digital divide (Jan. 25) College students recruited to serve as volunteer "computer tutors" in some of Kalamazoo's most needy neighborhoods.

College students needed as volunteer 'computer tutors' (Jan. 25) Area college students invited to be mentors in program aimed at improving computer literacy.

Spring business seminar to be held in Japan (Jan. 24) WMU faculty, staff and students travel to Tokyo, Hikone and Kyoto April 23 through May 4.

Techniques for peak business performance (Jan. 24) Next WBDC workshop is Feb. 7 at Kalamazoo County Chamber of Commerce building.

NSF funds project to tackle ethical issues of research (Jan. 24) Center for the Study of Ethics gets $225,000 grant, 20 grad students and faculty selected as fellows.

Annual music festival gives spirited look at gospel (Jan. 24) Minifestival explores gospel music in the Southern style, includes free public concerts, Feb. 8 and 9.

French composer finds 'new life' in Davidson book (Jan. 24) New book by retired WMU music professor Audrey Ekdahl Davidson examines life of Olivier Messiaen.

Three January programs offered for graduate students (Jan. 24) Focus group, workshop and panel discussion offered to graduate students Jan. 25-31.

Students and friends invited to free party (Jan. 24) Rec Center and S3 host alcohol-free all-night "Party at the Rec," Friday, Jan. 25. Free admission.

Women's hockey hosts Girl Scouts for Sports Day (Jan. 23) Regional Girl Scouts council sponsors program at WMU as part of National Girls and Women in Sports Day.

'Music Man' at Miller for eight performances (Jan. 23) Classic Broadway show "The Music Man" at Miller Auditorium, Jan. 29 to Feb. 3.

Dance showcased this weekend at Chenery (Jan. 23) Annual Winter Concert of Dance at Chenery Auditorium, Jan. 25-26, beginning at 8 p.m.

Two dance grads to be honored (Jan. 22) McGlothlin and Evans honored for achievement, inducted into dance department's Alumni Academy Jan. 25.

Communitywide study abroad fair set for Jan. 30 (Jan. 22) Free WMU sponsored fair is open to all area students and teachers and others interested in study abroad.

Seminar on basics of government contracting (Jan. 22) Popular WMU seminar repeated Feb. 6 at Kalamazoo County Chamber of Commerce.

Board of Trustees January meeting canceled (Jan. 22) Next meeting of WMU trustees is Friday, March 22.

Nominations sought for student employment awards (Jan. 18) Nominations accepted through Feb. 8 for top student employee and supervisor of the year.

Electronic portfolio pro visits College of Education (Jan. 18) Helen Barrett talks with faculty, staff and students about electronic portfolios on Jan. 22.

Professor reveals 'Five Truths About Selling' (Jan. 18) James Eckert is next speaker in Keystone Community Bank Breakfast Series, Feb. 1, at Haworth College.

Solving problems recovering oil and gas resources (Jan. 18) WMU's Petroleum Technology Transfer Council sponsors workshop in Lansing Feb. 19.

Geosciences awarded exploration software grant (Jan. 15) Houston-based Seismic Micro-Technology awards additional $237,475 software grant to WMU geosciences.

Grad student lands Winter Games internship (Jan. 15) Lansing, Ill., native Julie Schuldt, a physical education graduate student, is headed to the 2002 Winter Olympics.

WMU professors guide discussion series on world issues (Jan. 15) WMU professors lead four-part series at Portage District Library beginning Jan. 29.

Latvia lectures examine history, culture, conflict (Jan. 15) Seminar series is free and open to the public, begins Jan. 18 and continues in February and March.

Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra comes to WMU (Jan. 14) LCJO at Miller Auditorium for one performance on Wednesday, Jan. 23.

'Tropical Winds' offers musical escape from winter (Jan. 14) Music faculty presents concert of wind music by Latin American composers on Sunday, Jan. 27.

WFS presents innovative 'Waking Life' (Jan. 11) Richard Linklater's innovative computer- animated film at Little Theatre Friday through Sunday, Jan. 18-20.

WFS presents free sneak preview (Jan. 11) Free Jan. 24 preview of "The Mothman Prophecies" starring Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Debra Messing.

How to invest ad money wisely in slow economy (Jan. 10) An article by Haworth College of Business professor Betty J. Parker from MiBizSouthwest.

Challenge your SOTP (Jan. 10) Challenge your Standard Operating Thought Procedure, an article by Haworth College of Business professor Timothy Palmer from MiBizSouthwest.

Self-instructional English available via the Internet (Jan. 10) WMU Departments of English and Distance Education team to offer two online writing courses.

Lack of data, accountability impact charter schools (Jan. 10) WMU study shows few states have meaningful data on relative achievement of charter school students.

National expert discusses meaningful school reform (Jan. 10) Recognized leader in multicultural education, minority student achievement speaks Jan.14.

How to access Census 2000 information (Jan. 10) Seven free introductory sessions offered at Waldo Library, January through April. Reservations recommended.

Faculty, staff asked to help identify orientation leaders (Jan. 10) Student orientation leaders receive summer salary, room and board, and additional compensation.

Faculty, staff offered symphony ticket discount (Jan. 10) Two-for-one ticket prices offered for Battle Creek Symphony Orchestra concert on Jan. 26.

Harold W. Boles (Jan. 10) Emeritus in educational leadership died Oct. 6, 2001.

Frances E. Lohr (Jan. 10) Emerita in speech pathology and audiology died Dec. 25, 2001.

Candace L. Roell (Jan. 10) Emerita in health, physical education and recreation died Nov. 17, 2001.

Gwen Frostic leaves more than $13 million to WMU (Jan. 9) Largest portions of famous alumna's gift will support art, creative writing, education and scholarships.

Broadway star, recording artist to shine at WMU (Jan. 9) Broadway actress and popular singer Alice Ripley in concert at York Arena Theatre, Jan. 14.

MLK remembered with weeklong slate of events (Jan. 9) Activist educator Marva Collins is keynote speaker at MLK Convocation, complete list of events.

First student Leadership Fair is Jan. 15 (Jan. 9) Fair offers students chance to become familiar with many student leadership opportunities.

Kellogg Foundation exec is new aviation dean (Jan. 8) Gregory Lyman is new dean of aviation; Richard Wright stepping down for personal and health reasons.

Expert addresses social, economic risks of casinos (Jan. 8) University of Nevada's William R. Eadington presents "Gambling with the Future" Jan. 16 at WMU.

Titanic docks at Miller Auditorium (Jan. 8) Acclaimed Broadway musical comes to WMU for four performances, Jan. 11-13.

WMU student carries Olympic Torch, featured on NBC (Jan 3) WMU's Scott Maieritsch featured in short segment on national television Friday evening, Jan. 4.

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