WMU News

March 31, 2002, Kalamazoo MI USA

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March 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.

Koetsier wins national 'comeback award' (March 28) Bronco basketball star Kristin Koetsier battles serious illness and injury to earn V Foundation Comeback of the Year Award.

Professor seeks to find a solid, cooperative future (March 28) Rudolf Siebert speaks on "The Right Society: Personal Autonomy and Universal Solidarity," Tuesday, April 2.

Study, travel orientation scheduled for female students (March 28) Orientation April 4 addresses special concerns of women traveling or studying abroad.

State Farm president is next 'Distinguished Speaker' (March 27) Vincent J. Trosino speaks at WMU April 4 as part of Haworth College of Business Distinguished Speaker Series.

Stressed-out employees can be expensive (March 27) Haworth College's Christina Stamper is next speaker at Keystone Community Bank Breakfast Series April 5.

When looking for startup funding, avoid the scam artists (March 27) FBI Senior Resident Agent Jerry Alexander is speaker at next WBDC workshop April 4.

Restoring Michigan's "environmental greatness" (March 26) Alumnus Dave Dempsey, former environmental advisor to Gov. James Blanchard, speaks at WMU March 28.

Book on Michigan charter schools offers lessons for all (March 26) New book chronicles successes and failures of Michigan's charter school system, the nation's most permissive.

Janis Siegel 'I Wish You Love' tour comes to WMU (March 26) Vocal jazz icon returns to WMU campus for one performance March 30.

Honors student gives Graduating Presentation in Dance (March 26) Senior Kristen Legg presents rare solo B.F.A. Graduating Presentation in Dance April 6 and 7.

WECARE/SADD remembrance march Wednesday (March 26) Fifth annual March March to promote responsible drinking is 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 27.

St. John, Klohs elected to lead WMU board (March 25) Richard Y. St. John and Birgit M. Klohs elected 2002 chairperson and vice chairperson, respectively.

More than $10 million in grants generated since November (March 25) Fiscal year total is $28.7 million through February.

Frostic gift helps WMU shatter previous record total (March 25) More than $21.7 million in gifts already received during the 2001-02 fiscal year, surpasses previous one-year record by more than $3 million.

Haworth granted trustee emeritus status (March 25) Former trustee Richard G. Haworth honored for his service to the University.

Appointments of aviation dean and others approved (March 25) Trustees officially okay appointment of Gregory A. Lyman as dean of aviation, other academic appointments.

Changes to research policy, WSA constitution okayed (March 25) Actions by WMU trustees at March 22 meeting.

Trustees sign off on leases, other business (March 25) Actions by WMU trustees at March 22 meeting.

Trustees hold second public hearing on officer powers (March 25) Actions by WMU trustees at March 22 meeting.

Faculty and staff retirements approved (March 25) Okayed by WMU trustees at March 22 meeting.

Accomplished ballet director works with students (March 25) Fiona Fuerstner, ballet mistress of the Milwaukee Ballet, returns to WMU dance department March 27-29 as artist in residence.

Information technology firm commits to BTR Park (March 23) Information systems developer Granite Solutions to move to WMU Business Technology Research Park in 2003.

Trustees condemn disturbance, urge personal responsibility (March 22) Trustees respond to March 16 disturbance, urge President Floyd and student organizations to take swift, decisive action.

Film and discussion examine women's peace movement (March 22) Filmmaker Shuli Eshel will screen and lead discussion about her documentaries on the women's Middle East peace movement April 7.

CAB brings R&B group 112 to campus (March 21) Popular R&B recording artists "112" perform at Miller Auditorium on Thursday, March 28.

Berkey is 82-year-old society's first female president (March 21) WMU's Debra Berkley is president- elect for national health, physical education, recreation professional fraternity.

Twelve staff members honored for excellence (March 21) Semi-annual Staff Service Excellence Award winners announced.

Reception to fete CEDRS' Kathy Kreager (March 21) Reception March 26 will honor longtime manager of Campus Employee Dispute Resolution Services.

WMUK earns third straight news documentary award (March 21) WMU's public radio station honored again by Michigan Associated Press Broadcasters Association.

Broncos sweep top rookie honors (March 20) WMU students Pat Dwyer, Ben Reed and Casey Rost are conference Freshmen of the Year in hockey and men's and women's basketball.

Race and ethnic relations institute marks new beginning (March 20) Public dedication of Lewis Walker Institute for Race and Ethnic Relations is Wednesday, March 27.

Senior citizens and students swing at 'Senior' Prom (March 20) Age will definitely have its advantages during 14th annual Senior Prom on Wednesday, March 27.

New trustee to be sworn in before March 22 meeting (March 20) James Holden to be sworn in, agenda for Board of Trustees includes election of officers.

Chinese trumpet professor is visiting scholar (March 20) One of China's very few trumpet professors visits WMU to study, teach and perform.

Tacoma, Wash., firm moving to BTR Park (March 19) Life sciences firm CTS Management will bring 200 jobs to Kalamazoo, will have facilities downtown and at WMU park.

Area code to change soon (March 19) Transition to new area code 269 begins in July. WMU campuses in Battle Creek, Benton Harbor and main campus in Kalamazoo affected.

Three art alumni to be first inductees in new academy (March 18) Michael Sims '68, Tiit Telmet '66, Jan Yager '74 to be honored March 25 as part of art awards ceremonies.

'Spinning Into Butter' is drama about racism (March 18) University Theatre presents West Michigan premiere of provocative play by Rebecca Gilman March 21-30.

Ceremony honors top WMU seniors (March 18) 22nd annual Presidential Scholars Convocation is Tuesday, March 19, at the Fetzer Center.

Education reform expert will speak here Thursday (March 18) Former anti-war activist, fugitive Bill Ayers addresses "Teaching in Times of Crisis" March 21.

British code breaker visits WMU to decipher history (March 18) Mathematician who served as a World War II code breaker will tell of his experiences March 22.

Three students win aphasia education awards (March 18) Speech pathology and audiology students receive the Kensel Giddings Award.

President vows action against those responsible for melee (March 17) Students arrested face immediate suspension, barred from campus.

Women's hockey championship tourney at Lawson (March 15) WMU women's team hosts CCWHA tournament March 22-24; featured appearance by "First Woman of Hockey" Manon Rheaume.

New Web site caters to Bronco fans (March 15) Independently owned and operated Web site offers fan chat rooms and news about each of 20 varsity teams.

WFS presents Coen brothers latest Oscar nominee (March 14) Western Film Society offers six screenings of "The Man Who Wasn't There" March 15-17.

Choreographer Randy Duncan instructs dance students (March 13) Chicago-based choreographer will conduct master classes and mock auditions March 21-22.

Alumnus leads Indiana business development (March 13) Remound Wright named director of new Northeast Indiana Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence.

WMU's first Francophone Film Festival is this month (March 13) Kalamazoo enters the world of competitive film festivals March 20-24 with WMU-sponsored Francophone Film Festival.

Collum and Reynolds earn All-MAC honors (March 13) Men's basketball players voted to all-conference teams, Robert McCullum is second in balloting for Coach of the Year.

Supermarket Guru to headline food marketing event (March 12) National food industry leaders gather at WMU March 25-26 for 37th annual Food Marketing Conference.

Honors student launches undergrad professional journal (March 12) "The Laureate," WMU's only journal featuring work of undergraduate students, debuts March 22.

Annual Art Student Exhibition opens this month (March 12) Free public exhibition runs from March 20 to April 2 in Dalton Center Multimedia Room.

Occupational therapy expert speaks at WMU (March 12) President of American Occupational Therapy Association speaks here at by-invitation-only events March 14-15.

Graduate, professional student conference at WMU (March 12) Regional conference of national association March 22-24, on WMU campus and downtown Kalamazoo.

Student election features high-tech ballot 'boxes' (March 12) Computers will serve as additional ballot "boxes" when student governing board conducts elections March 18-19.

Workshop helps women with nontraditional choices (March 12) Free workshop led by Pamela Daley is Tuesday, March 26.

'See the world' at annual International Festival (March 11) Annual event features food, performances, cultural displays from more than 20 countries March 24 at Bernhard Center.

Volleyball spring scrimmage is March 23 (March 11) Volleyball Broncos play host to five other schools at University Arena. Admission is free and open to the public.

Reception welcomes new editor to Medieval Institute (March 11) Reception to introduce Patricia Hollahan is Friday, March 15, in Walwood Commons.

Personal Web pages made easier for faculty, staff (March 11) Faculty and staff can now set up and maintain personal Web pages easily with new OIT service.

WMU and SBC/Ameritech help diversify teaching pool (March 7) U.S. Rep. Upton among those speaking at recognition luncheon; assistance for minorities made possible by $50,000 SBC grant.

Community invited to take part in Family Art Day (March 7) "Spring Fever" is theme of free March 16 art department program for children aged 7-13 and parents.

KIA's Don Desmett judges annual student art show (March 7) Annual Art Student Exhibition. runs from March 20 to April 2 in the Dalton Center Multimedia Room.

Veteran HHS professor, staffer honored (March 7) Jeanine Bartholomew and Susan Ponchillia recognized by College of Health and Human Services.

WMU has open houses for prospective students (March 7) "WMU Preview" set for consecutive Saturdays, March 16 and 23.

WMU ready to 'Take Back the Night' (March 7) March and rally for the University and local communities is Monday, March 18.

Hockey Broncos earn CCHA honors (March 7) Junior Dave Cousineau earns All-Academic accolades; freshman Pat Dwyer named to All-Rookie team.

New Odd Couple comes to Miller Auditorium (March 7) New female version of Neil Simon classic stars Barbara Eden and Rita McKenzie March 11-12.

Festival features 1,500-voice choral finale (March 6) Southwestern Michigan Vocal Festival draws students, choral directors from 34 regional high schools to campus March 14.

Basketball Broncos sweep top freshman honors (March 6) Casey Rost and Ben Reed are MAC women's and men's Freshmen of the Year, WMU first school to take both honors in same season.

SET sponsors free lunchtime jazz series (March 5) "Peanut Butter and Jazz Series" features four different jazz ensembles on the Bronco Mall Center Stage March 25-28.

March 13 recital is Miller's WMU premiere (March 5) New School of Music tuba and euphonium professor presents first solo recital at WMU, March 13, in Dalton Recital Hall.

Violin student earns first Fetzer Scholarship (March 5) Kristen Tanner gets first of four $24,000 scholarships to study music at WMU thanks to gift from Fetzer Institute.

Ohio State comes to Lawson for CCHA playoffs (March 5) Tickets on sale for first playoff series in Kalamazoo since 1996; best of three contests, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, if necessary.

Best men's basketball season since 1998 ends in playoffs (March 5) First-round tournament loss ends best season in four years, but future looks bright for basketball team.

Ben Reed named MAC Freshman of the Year (March 5) Battle Creek native is only second Bronco to earn league's top rookie honor.

Four Bronco women selected to All-MAC teams (March 5) Koetsier, Deurloo, and freshmen Jilian and Rost garner women's basketball honors.

Men's basketball team hosts Akron in MAC tourney (March 3) Broncos host first playoff contest since 1998 on Monday night at University Arena.

Hockey Broncos gain home ice in CCHA tourney (March 3) Ohio State comes to Lawson Ice Arena for best-of-three games series, March 8-10.

Davis prints exhibited this month in Sangren (March 1) Visiting artist's exhibition open weekdays March 11-27 in Sangren Gallery II.

Historian Edwin Yamauchi to speak at WMU (March 1) Archaeologist, linguist and history scholar presents illustrated lectures on Jerusalem March 12-13.

Training offers chance to discover Army gold (March 1) ROTC sponsored paid summer internship at Fort Knox open to all eligible WMU students about to begin junior year.

Creating quality experiences for customers (March 1) WMU-sponsored business workshop is March 26 at Eaton Corp. in Augusta, Mich. Advanced registration required.

Alumnus discusses Japanese-American business relations (March 1) James L. Foster speaks at Haworth College of Business March 12.

How to negotiate tax liability (March 1) WBDC workshop features Chris Micklatcher of Alternative Tax Solutions March 11 at WMU Kendall Center in Battle Creek.

Resolving conflict is topic of APA lunch (March 1) Administrative Professional Association brown- bag luncheon program is March 14, free and open to entire campus community.

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