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April 30, 2002, Kalamazoo MI USA

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April 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.

Murali discusses wireless technology in Webcast (April 30) WMU vice president for information technology among national experts for wireless and PDA techology program May 2.

Polish university to partner with Haworth College (April 29) Polonia University officials sign letter of intent to develop twinning program with WMU business college.

Brattstrom wins Vredevelt sportsmanship award (April 29) Senior men's tennis player from Helsingborg, Sweden, is fifth Bronco is earn conference's sportsmanship honor.

Web service interrupted May 3 for major upgrade (April 26) Service to improve significantly as a result of system upgrade to main WMU Web server.

Tax strategies for mom-and-pop businesses (April 25) WBDC workshop features Chris Micklatcher of Alternative Tax Solutions at WMU Kendall Center in Battle Creek May 13.

Former House speaker Perricone discusses term limits (April 25) "Term Limits Can Work in Your Favor" is next Keystone Community Bank-sponsored business breakfast program May 10.

Junior earns slot in prestigious Steelcase program (April 25) Interior design major Yvonne Blodgett among 25 North American undergraduates selected for June program.

Music therapy students sweep music club scholarships (April 25) WMU's Julie Gray and Melissa Hirokawa take both of the annual awards from the Michigan Federation of Music Clubs.

Free showcase staged of music-theatre student talent (April 24) Free, public performance of Annual New York Showcase is Friday, April 26, in the Multiform Theatre.

Music prof debuts novel instrument at Gilmore Festival (April 24) Revolutionary Groven piano demonstrated by David Loberg Code at International Keyboard Festival May 2.

Alumni invited to create centennial sculpture (April 24) Commission of $20,000 awarded to winning alumni artist, applications due May 1.

Grad student nabs third national research grant (April 24) Moscow native Ekaterina Levintova, political science doctoral candidate, receives $11,000 grant for dissertation research.

Scholar uses short story for teaching ethics (April 24) Brown University's Dr. Felicia Ackerman addresses medical, professional and general ethics May 1.

'Radical' exec unravels mysteries of marketing (April 24) "Sharpening Your Marketing Focus" is title of May 2 WBDC workshop at Kalamazoo County Chamber of Commerce.

Detroit workshop topic is national security contracts (April 24) Haworth College of Business sponsors Technical Assistance Center workshop April 29 at Detro Metro's Crowne Plaza Hotel.

State superintendent to speak at special forum (April 22) Tom Watkins is featured speaker for event aimed at parents, teachers, school administrators. Reservations due by April 24.

TV sports exec named to Marketing Hall of Fame (April 22) Randy Brown '84 of Chicago receives Outstanding Marketing Alumni Award in Haworth College of Business.

Junior is only Udall Scholar from Michigan university (April 22) Benjamin Appleby of Hastings, Mich., is one of 80 Udall Scholars from around the nation, third consecutive WMU student named.

University Theatre announces 2002-03 season (April 22) Wide variety of genres and performance styles offered, season subscriptions now available.

Medieval Congress includes martial arts demonstration (April 22) Congress May 2-5 draws scholars from around the world, includes several events open to the public.

Brylinsky joins former Olympians in hall of fame (April 19) HPER professor named to the National Association for Sport and Physical Education's Hall of Fame.

For aspiring playwrights 'The Play's the Thing' (April 19) Reader's theatre presentations April 22 and 24 and dramatic performance April 25 feature plays and scenes by English students.

Katie Pinter is tops among WMU cadets (April 19) Senior education major from Litchfield, Mich., earns national leadership award as University's top ROTC cadet.

Ceremony marks creation of Peace Corps initiative (April 18) Panel discussion follows signing ceremony with President Floyd and Peace Corps Deputy Director Jody Olsen.

Dutch artist sculpts new work on campus (April 18) Famed international artist Mari Shields will sculpt massive oak tree using chainsaws. Work continues through next week.

Near-record number of grads to get degrees (April 18) Third largest class of graduates in WMU history receive degrees April 26 and 27 at Miller Auditorium.

Finals Finish helps students 'hang on' during exams (April 18) Final exam week activity, April 22-23, has hang gliding theme.

Tigers president headlines WMU Detroit 'All Stars' (April 17) Alumni Association reception May 2 at Comerica Park honors Tigers President Dave Dombrowski and other Detroit-area Distinguished Alumni.

From PTAs to PDAs (April 17) Annual Educational Technology Coordinators Conference, April 18-19, features keynote speaker Leslie Flanders and special presentation by U.S. Rep. Fred Upton.

New emphasis on campus groundwater quality (April 16) WMU undertakes several initiatives to eliminate storm water pollution on campus.

Bosco honored for advancing educational technology (April 16) WMU professor of educational studies honored at Consortium of School Networking conference in Arlington, Va.

WMUK begins spring fund drive (April 16) Phone campaign in April 20-26 for public radio station goal of $150,000.

Volleyball Broncos to scrimmage alumnae (April 16) Top former Broncos take on current players in full scrimmage Saturday, April 20. Admission is free.

Gary Fund campaign underway (April 15) Athletic fund-raising goal for 2002 is $730,000. Gifts provide scholarships, travel support, equipment for WMU's 20 varsity athletic programs.

Mesaba inks new deal with College of Aviation (April 15) New deal with Northwest Airlink's Mesaba Airlines will put even more graduates on fast track to employment as flight officers.

Sky Broncos win regionals, qualify for nationals (April 15) WMU precision flight team guaranteed a berth in national competition at Ohio State May 14-18.

WMU has 'top delegation' at model Arab League summit (April 12) WMU students named "Outstanding Delegation" at Model Arab League national simulation in Washington, D.C.

WMU specialist to help guide federal standards (April 12) Evaluation Center's Daniel Stufflebeam brings expertise in professional standards development to federal auditing and accounting practices.

New York Times critic praises WMU composer's work (April 12) Curtis-Smith's recently composed "Twelve Etudes for Piano" performed at Lincoln Center, draws praise from Times critic.

Free anxiety disorder screening offered (April 12) Two free one-hour educational sessions and screenings available on Wednesday, April 17.

New gender-neutral Bible creates controversy (April 12) WMU expert Paul Maier criticizes violations of grammar in what "many Christians regard as God's word."

Educational leadership program lands special funding (April 12) Leadership Academy receives $50,000 grant from the Wallace-Reader's Digest Funds.

Brigham and Wiest join service staff (April 12) Sarah Brigham is new catering manager and Kathleen Wiest is Fetzer Center conference supervisor.

Spring football scrimmage set for Saturday (April 11) Annual Brown & Gold intrasquad game slated for Saturday, April 13, in Waldo Stadium.

Art students and youngsters enjoy spring day together (April 11) Community Family Day programs unite art education majors and area children for afternoon of educational fun.

Dorothy McCuskey (April 11) Professor emerita of educational leadership died December 2001.

Area streets to fill Saturday with student volunteers (April 10) Hundreds of WMU students pour "Into the Streets" April 13 to volunteer on a variety of projects.

State Farm supports WMU Haworth College of Business (April 10) State Farm supports instruction in financial planning services with annual gifts and loaned executives.

Students form company for Bronco Sports Experience (April 10) Advertising and marketing students create model company, hold public event at football Scrimmage Saturday.

Personal coaches return for series of three workshops (April 10) WBDC workshops feature Sharon Varricchio and Terri Vought April 18, May 16 and June 20 at Chamber of Commerce.

Mary L. Dawson (April 9) Professor of health, physical education and recreation died April 2.

Edward A. Gabel (April 9) Professor emeritus of physical education died Feb. 16.

Sherrie M. Pearson (April 9) Environmental control computer electronics specialist died March 30.

Peter, Paul & Mary come to Miller Auditorium (April 9) Folk music icons come to Kalamazoo for a single performance at WMU April 13.

WFS closes season "The Business of Strangers" (April 9) Western Film Society screens area debut of dark thriller starring Stockard Channing and Julia Stiles, April 19-21.

Ted Kennedy Jr. speaks at HHS anniversary gala (April 8) Kennedy is keynote speaker for Friday event celebrating College of Health and Human Services 25th anniversary.

Ethics Bowl team places in nation's top 10 (April 8) WMU places ninth out of 36 at national finals, has finished among top 10 every year since competition began in 1994.

WMU offers summer aviation camp for area teens (April 8) Aviation camp for area teens June 17-21 designed to get students from a variety of backgrounds thinking about careers in aviation.

Clausing lauded for 50 years of engineering scholarships (April 5) Clausing Industries thanked during April 9 ceremony marking 50 years of scholarship support for engineering college.

Troupe performs Sartre in French and English (April 5) Le Theatre de la Chandelle Verte performs Jean-Paul Sartre's "No Exit" April 14 in English, April 15 in French.

Annual Teacher Placement Day free and open to public (April 5) No pre-registration required at 14th annual teacher recruitment event in Bernhard Center April 12.

Business professor examines antitrust laws (April 5) Antitrust law expert Norman Hawker is next speaker in ethics lecture series, April 11.

Undergrad research supported by $1,200 stipends (April 5) Sixteen students representing 14 academic departments receive Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Awards.

Dance professor presents lecture and performance (April 5) Trudy Cobb presents multimedia choreodrama drawn from her experiences during sabbatical leave, Friday, April 12 .

Morin joins pro volleyball team (April 5) Former Bronco MVP and All-MAC middle blocker Traci Morin playing with professional team in Tyrol, Austria.

Alumna joins Detroit area magazine staff (April 4) Shirley Clemens is new events and public relations manager for Big Idea Magazine, a Detroit-area publication for the communication arts.

University Theatre stages Oscar Wilde classic (April 4) Seven performances of "The Importance of Being Earnest" presented through April 13 in Shaw Theatre.

British finance flight training for handicapped (April 3) British scholarship program will bring three students to College of Aviation this summer for a six-week training regimen.

Two students snag environmental scholarships (April 3) Two WMU students among five Michigan recipients awarded scholarships from the Air and Waste Management Association.

WMU participates in national Latino career day (April 2) Assistant Attorney General Santigo Rios is keynote speaker for April 10 program aimed at Latino high school students.

Luncheon workshop helps area residents manage asthma (April 2) Decreasing the number of lost work and school days due to asthma is the goal of a free public programThursday, April 11.

Volunteers continue clean up of East Campus hillside (April 2) Spring cleaning continues as volunteers remove debris and brush from the lower part of Prospect Hill Saturday, April 13.

College of Aviation hosts regional flying competition (April 2) Precision flight teams from seven colleges and universities compete at WMU April 9-13.

Turk succeeds Shaw as men's track coach (April 2) Mike Turk will become 10th head coach in WMU track and field history, also new head coach for men's cross country.

Bishai latest Bronco to sign pro hockey contract (April 2) Mike Bishai signs with Hamilton Bulldogs, top AHL affiliate of the Edmonton Oilers.

'Fiddler on the Roof' at Miller through Sunday (April 2) Five evening and three matinee performances starring the quintessential Tevye, Theodore Bikel.

Photography by two art faculty members on exhibit (April 2) Wendy Babcox and Cybele Clark-Mendes photos in Gallery II, Sangren Hall, April 2-19.

Native American Pow Wow at University Arena (April 1) Thousands of spectators again on campus for the annual Native American celebration April 6-7.

Earth Week event spotlights clothing manufacturing (April 1) "Fashion show" April 4 designed to draw attention to adverse conditions under which certain clothing is manufactured.

Treatment of animals explored Tuesday (April 1) Free public forum called the Conference for a Friendlier Society Toward Animals takes place at 7 p.m. April 2.

Students take on Arab issues at national summit (April 1) WMU delegation among representatives in Washington, D.C., April 3-6 for a mock Arab League summit conducted by college students.

Student research, creative works highlighted (April 1) Research and creative works of 39 College of Arts and Sciences undergraduate students showcased Friday, April 5.

Students prepare for national mock trial competition (April 1) Twelve-member WMU team at national competition in Des Moines, Iowa, April 3-6.

Japanese consul general speaks at Haworth College (April 1) Consul General Ito addresses "U.S.-Japan Economic Relations" Thursday, April 11.

Chinese professors examining how WMU trains MBAs (April 1) Two Chinese scholars study Haworth College of Business MBA program during two-month visit.

Coping in times of change (April 1) Mary Jane Mapes presents "How to Survive and Thrive in Times of Change" April 8 sponsored by the professional business fraternity Delta Sigma Pi.

Dance students' piece chosen for festival performance (April 1) "Three Epitaphs" one of 11 chosen for performance from among more than 55 dances from regional colleges and universities.

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