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February 28, 2002, Kalamazoo MI USA

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February 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.

Men's basketball team gains tourney home game (Feb. 28) Broncos play first- round MAC tournament contest at University Arena Monday evening, March 4.

How to find out if WMU is closed (Feb. 27) Three ways to find out if WMU is closed because of severe weather or some other emergency condition.

Women's basketball team hosts CMU in tourney (Feb. 27) Broncos battle Central Michigan in first round of MAC tournament Saturday at University Arena.

WMU testimony supports sports agent legislation (Feb. 26) Associate athletic director testifies in support of house bill governing the conduct of sports agents.

Women's basketball team hosts tourney game (Feb. 26) Broncos host either Akron or Central Michigan Saturday in MAC tournament first round.

Alumnus named president of Unitrin (Feb. 26) Donald Southwell, 1973 mathematics and honors college graduate, named president and COO of Chicago-based company.

WMU official to testify on sports agent legislation (Feb. 25) Associate athletic director to testify in support of house bill governing the conduct of sports agents.

WMU students again fare well among Adcraft scholars (Feb. 25) WMU students earn three of seven scholarships awarded statewide by Detroit-based foundation.

Five students awarded BIS scholarships (Feb. 25) Business information awards of $500 to $2,000 presented; some awards include business internships.

Expert discusses small-business insurance (Feb. 25) Next WBDC workshop features Melody Nedrud speaking at Kalamazoo County Chamber building March 7.

Department of Economics awards scholarship (Feb. 25) Isabel Ruiz of Columbia named recipient of Harik Award.

Broncos' 2002 football schedule released (Feb. 22) Broncos travel to Michigan and Purdue; home opponents include Virginia Tech, Central Florida, Toledo.

Strategic information expert speaks here Friday (Feb. 21) University of Washington's Debra Friedman discusses "The Politics of Information" Feb. 22.

'Live from New York' offers unique jazz experience (Feb. 21) Concert features three guest artists and two faculty musicians Feb. 28 in Dalton Recital Hall.

Vocal jazz group m-pact here for one performance (Feb. 21) One of the nation's hottest a cappella groups performs in the Dalton Recital Hall Feb. 27.

OIT has new PDA formatted Web site (Feb. 20) Information Technology offers version of its Web site formatted for wireless personal data assistants.

Nine garner arts and sciences faculty awards (Feb. 19) College of Arts and Sciences recognizes faculty members for teaching, service, research and creativity.

Wagner discusses ERP software at business breakfast (Feb. 19) Enterprise Resource Planning Systems topic of March 1 presentation by WMU professor.

Students get chance to take part in national survey (Feb. 19) About 1,000 randomly selected students will receive surveys on quality of undergraduate experience.

Irene V. Storoshenko (Feb. 18) Emerita in Russian died in Dec. 23, 2001.

Fair spotlights opportunities in health, human services (Feb. 15) Free health and human services career fair is open to the public Feb. 27 at the Bernhard Center.

Deadline for education scholarships is March 1 (Feb. 15) Last year more than $300,000 in scholarships were awarded to College of Education students.

Interior design show explores students' artistic growth (Feb. 15) Senior exhibit features Andrea Beardslee, Gina Bingle, Robin Rue, Sarah Williams through Feb. 22.

Professor turned principal shares reform experience (Feb. 15) Dr. George H. Wood presents "Genuine Change in American Schools" Feb. 28.

Zegree hits high note with new vocal jazz book (Feb. 15) "The Complete Guide to Teaching Vocal Jazz" by Gold Company director Stephen Zegree gets top reviews.

Opera 'Susannah' staged for six performancs (Feb. 15) Lust, jealousy, hypocrisy, seduction and revenge all part of Carlisle Floyd's two-act opera, through March 2.

Latino Leadership Forum at Bernhard Center Feb. 25 (Feb. 15) Two Michigan lawmakers among featured speakers at areawide Latino Leadership Forum.

Miller presents National Acrobats of Taiwan (Feb. 15) Single performance is Friday evening, Feb. 22, at Miller Auditorium.

Music professor wins important foundation commission (Feb. 14) Fromm Music Foundation of Harvard University awards commission to WMU's Curtis-Smith.

Youth Arts Festival forms pact with state arts council (Feb. 14) Youth Arts Festival gets $71,500 grant from Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.

WMU and Peace Corps collaborate on new master's (Feb. 14) New degree provides students with first-hand experience in improving life in developing countries.

Math and science center directors to convene (Feb. 14) State math and science center directors converge on WMU for meetings Feb. 20 and 21.

Jewish scholar to discuss narratives (Feb. 14) Dr. Dean Phillip Bell explores Jewish historical narratives and Ben Ezra Synagogue in Cairo, Egypt, Feb. 27.

Climate change, massive oil field to be discussed (Feb. 14) Visiting experts to discuss climate change, Feb. 25, and world's largest oil field, March 11.

Football Broncos sign 23 recruits (Feb. 14) Recruiting class features 11 players from the junior college ranks, five from Michigan; football spring drills commence March 19.

Educational tech conference set for March 6-8 (Feb. 14) Midwest's largest conference expected to draw 4,000 educators to Grand Rapids Amway Grand.

Bush names Floyd to board of advisors (Feb. 12) WMU President Floyd named to President Bush's board of advisors on historically black colleges.

Are we alone in the Universe? (Feb. 12) University Theatre presents seven performances of Tina Landau's "Space" through Feb. 23.

OIT has new customer-oriented Web site (Feb. 12) Redesigned site provides easier access to frequently sought information and services.

Wright to be feted (Feb. 11) Reception Feb. 19, at the Oaklands honors Richard Wright, former dean of aviation, associate vice president for research and for academic affairs.

Gift of Computer Certification Library benefits students (Feb. 11) Kalamazoo area's Granite Solutions makes unique contribution to business college.

President addresses 'State of the University' (Feb. 8) Complete transcribed text of the President Elson Floyd's Feb. 7 address to the University community.

Dutch graphic design exhibit in Sangren Gallery II (Feb. 8) Exhibit assembled by WMU's Bruce Naftel demonstrates "Simplicity, Mentality and Wit" through Feb. 25.

Boys Choir of Harlem here for one performance (Feb. 8) Famed boys choir at Miller Auditorium for one performance Thursday, Feb. 21.

CAB and WFS team for Valentine's double feature (Feb. 8) "Serendipity" and "Novocaine" show light and dark side of romance for Valentine's weekend audiences.

New insights on the impact of women's suffrage (Feb. 8) WMU's Kevin Corder and Notre Dame's Christina Wolbrecht have new answers to old questions Feb. 20.

Expert explores concept of personal well-being (Feb. 8) When it comes to personal well-being, WMU philosopher Insoo Hyun asks "How do you define good?" Feb. 13.

Visiting expert describes risky business of agriculture (Feb. 8) BYU's Rulon Dean Pope presents "Risk and Agriculture: Issues and Evidence" Feb. 20.

High school students get facts about drinking, drugging (Feb. 8) Second annual "Get With the Program" conference is Friday, Feb. 22, at WMU Fetzer Center.

Chaves gives master classes for dance students (Feb. 7) Artistic director of River North Chicago Dance Company visits WMU Feb. 11-13 to conduct master classes.

Philosopher's Faculty Scholar award is 'about time' (Feb. 7) "World-class authority on the philosophy of time," Quentin Smith, is 2001 Distinguished Faculty Scholar.

Veteran WMU researcher Hanley honored (Feb. 7) Speech Pathology and Audiology's John "Mick" Hanley is 2001 Distinguished Service Award winner.

'W' Club names its woman and man of the year (Feb. 7) Longtime Bronco booster Gayl Werme and sportswriter Jack Moss honored March 2.

Paw Paw Fest features plays by WMU student (Feb. 6) Paw Paw Village Players' festival, Feb. 14-16, includes two plays by alumna and grad student Bethany Gibson.

Gold Company ready to shine at annual 'Miller Show' (Feb. 6) Award-winning vocal jazz ensemble at Miller Auditorium for two shows Saturday, Feb. 16.

Acclaimed pianist performs Rachmaninoff (Feb. 6) Free guest artist recital features pianist Arthur Greene on Monday evening, Feb. 11.

Workshop for minority and women business owners (Feb. 6) Registration deadline for workshop is Friday, Feb. 8.

How to find out if WMU is closed (Feb. 6) Three ways to find out if WMU is closed because of severe weather or some other emergency condition.

First Lacey Endowed Chair in nursing selected (Feb. 5) University of Pennsylvania's Joyce E. Beebe-Thompson to fill Bronson School of Nursing chair.

Fourth commencement ceremony added for April (Feb. 5) Large number of April graduates prompts addition of Friday night ceremony.

College of Education meets profession's standards (Feb. 5) National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education renews WMU accreditation.

Literacy program helps area youngsters (Feb. 5) Scores of WMU students accept the "America Reads Challenge" and become tutors for elementary school children.

Black History Month observed with variety of events (Feb. 5) Concerts, lectures, many other activities scheduled throughout February.

Tree-sitter Julia Butterfly Hill to speak at WMU (Feb. 5) Novelist, environmentalist tells of her personal crusade to save 1,000-year-old redwood tree on Thursday, Feb. 14.

Famed violist Michael Kugel gives benefit concert (Feb. 5) Donations at free charity concert on Feb. 13 will benefit Sept. 11 relief efforts.

Baseball Broncos sign five recruits for 2002 (Feb. 5) Baseball team signs two each from Michigan and Illinois, one from Indiana to National Letters of Intent.

WMU touts progress of girls and women in sports (Feb. 5) National Girls and Women in Sports Day celebrated Feb. 9 at Kalamazoo College and WMU.

Student volunteers eligible for $500 scholarships (Feb. 5) Application deadline is March 8 for scholarship awards for outstanding student community volunteers.

LBGT issues explored this month (Feb. 5) Increasing awareness about lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender issues is the goal of events Feb. 5 to 15.

Compania Espanola at WMU for one performance (Feb. 5) Spanish culture and dancing on stage at Miller Auditorium for one show only on Saturday, Feb. 9.

Women's hockey shatters attendance record (Feb. 4) Mustang women's hockey sets CCWHA attendance record in 2-0 loss to Michigan State at Lawson Ice Arena.

Floyd to deliver annual 'State of the University' address (Feb. 1) President's address set for Feb. 7 as part of Academic Convocation.

Dawson and Harris earn Teaching Excellence Awards (Feb. 1) Mary Dawson and Carolyn Harris to be recognized for excellence in classroom at Feb. 7 convocation.

Competition draws top high school seniors to campus (Feb. 1) About 800 high school students expected Feb. 9 and 16 for annual Medallion Scholarship Competition.

More than 120 employers expected at Career Fair (Feb. 1) Students, alumni and general public welcome at Feb. 7 WMU Career Fair.

Accountant offers entrepreneurs financially sound advice (Feb. 1) WBDC workshop, "Your Money: How to Count It, How to Keep It," is Feb. 11 in Battle Creek.

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