WMU News

May 31, 2002, Kalamazoo MI USA

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May 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.

Hockey Broncos unveil 2002-03 schedule (May 29) Non-conference series against three NCAA Tournament teams and 18 home dates highlight season schedule.

Bronco Tyler Grinnell inks deal with Yankees (May 28) WMU fifth-year senior pitcher signs free-agent contract with New York Yankees.

Event celebrates growth of innovation center (May 28) Reception and ceremony June 4 marks growth and development of Southwest Michigan Innovation Center.

Perez-Stable earns Preservation Merit Award (May 28) WMU professor and librarian honored for her work as editor of "Kalamazoo: Lost and Found."

Engler reappoints Strazdas to state commission (May 28) Governor names WMU director of maintenance services to state's Construction Safety Standards Commission.

DSRS offices move to Ellsworth temporarily (May 28) Disabled Student Resources and Services moves during renovation of Wilbur St. facilities.

Faculty Senate announces officers, senators (May 28) Peter Krawutschke, foreign languages and literatures, is new president of Faculty Senate.

WMU offices closed Memorial Day (May 24) Nearly all offices closed May 27, including health center, recreation center, libraries; list of Memorial Day weekend hours for selected offices.

Senior tapped for Young & Rubicam internship (May 24) Business major Arnetta Newborn lands prestigious Chicago internship with one of world's top marketing firms.

Essentials of hiring... and getting hired (May 24) Free WBDC workshop, "The Essentials of Employment," is June 6 at Kalamazoo County Chamber of Commerce.

Misconceptions about ISO 9000 (May 24) Reservations required for free seminar June 6 at the Kalamazoo County Chamber of Commerce.

It still pays to be an engineer (May 23) Annual salary survey of recent graduates again shows that engineering majors earn the most among those with bachelor's degrees only.

Baseball Broncos earn MAC honors (May 23) Sam Flamont, Pat Misch, Chad Tarpley named to 2002 All-Mid-American Conference teams.

Candidate for Sindecuse director to speak (May 22) Former medical director for University of the Pacific Dr. Kenneth Forsythe makes candidate presentation June 4.

Jazz students rack up five Down Beat awards (May 22) For the 10th straight year, School of Music students bring home multiple awards in "most important" barometer for collegiate programs.

Next meeting of trustees changed to September (May 22) Changes in meeting schedule announced, next Board of Trustees meeting is Sept. 20.

Team from WMU "wins" race against cancer (May 21) Faculty, staff and student volunteers raise $19,300 for American Cancer Society "Relay for Life."

Issuance of $72 million in bonds approved (May 21) Revenue will be used to pay for building projects, roadway work and other long term capital improvements.

Trustees approve faculty promotions (May 21) Promotions of 63 faculty members announced.

Forty-three faculty members granted tenure (May 21) Board of Trustees approve tenure May 17.

Changes to Faculty Senate constitution ratified (May 21) University's trustees approve two amendments.

Record gift levels propel capital campaign (May 20) Record $23.8 million in gifts already received during 2001-02, with two months still remaining in fiscal year.

Grant total tops $36 million (May 20) More than $7.7 million in grant funding generated during March and April.

New department heads named (May 20) James K. Nelson Jr. appointed chairperson in construction engineering; Janet E. Stillwell returns to dance department as chairperson.

New undergraduate degree programs announced (May 20) Trustees approve creation of new programs in athletic training and interdisciplinary health services.

Blind rehabilitation, science education get new names (May 20) New names are Department of Blindness and Low Vision Studies and the Mallinson Institute for Science Education.

Changes in graduate programs approved (May 20) Changes include new names for some programs and upgrades from concentrations to full degree programs for others.

Trustees approve staff retirements, resignations (May 20) Six staff retirements and two resignations okayed by board.

Sky Broncos fly away with national championship (May 19) WMU precision flight team caps a decade of top-three finishes with second national title in the past five years.

Trustees sign off on resignation of provost (May 17) Trustees accept resignation of Fredrick J. Dobney, provost since 2000.

Tuition to increase within state guidelines (May 17) Trustees approve increase of $425 in tuition and required fees for the 2002-03 academic year.

Room and board, rental rate changes approved (May 17) Increases in operating costs prompt corresponding rise in room and board and apartment rental rates for 2002-03.

Trustees approve changes to vehicle registration rates (May 17) Vehicle registration rates will increase by $25.

Education dean's resignation announced (May 17) Resignation of David A. England effective July 1.

Communication ethics experts converge on campus (May 16) Biennial National Communication Ethics Conference at WMU May 30 through June 2.

Accounting scholarships awarded (May 16) Complete list of accounting scholarship recipients for 2002-03.

Workshop focuses on improving diverse relationships (May 16) WMU Bronson School of Nursing sponsors "Healing Our Community Through Relationship Building" May 29.

Comedian Geri Jewell headlines diversity event (May 16) Diversity event for employees of WMU and four other Kalamazoo organizations is May 29-30 at Chenery Auditorium.

Marjorie K. Ho (May 16) Professor emerita of University Libraries died March 2.

Financial issues dominate May trustees meeting (May 15) Fall tuition and room and board rates are among the issues to be discussed May 17 .

Ethics conference's "scholar-in-residence" named (May 15) NIU's Richard Johannesen is Jaksa Scholar- in- Residence for National Communication Ethics Conference beginning May 30.

5K run supports 'Girls on the Run' (May 15) Sponsors encouraging women of all ages to lend financial and moral support by participating in the 5K benefit run May 31.

Motor City Bowl will be MAC versus Big Ten (May 15) New football bowl agreement guarantees MAC and Big Ten will compete in Detroit bowl game through 2005.

Sky Broncos begin hunt for national championship (May 14) National Intercollegiate Flying Association championships are May 14-18 at Ohio State University.

Engineering educator cited for distinguished service (May 14) WMU's Hossein Mousavinezhad recognized by American Society for Engineering Education's North Central Section.

College of Education honors nine for contributions (May 14) Annual awards recognize faculty, staff and students for outstanding contributions.

Carver honored at retirement reception (May 13) Reception for College of Education's Charon Carver is Thursday, May 23, at the Oaklands.

Staff Service Excellence candidates announced (May 13) Four winners from among 21 candidates to be announced in June, additional supporting information due by May 17.

Employees, retirees offered free hearing screenings (May 13) Faculty, staff and retirees and KCMS physicians and nurses eligible for free hearing screenings and hearing aid consultations.

Host families sought for international students (May 13) CELCIS seeking University employees interested in hosting WMU international students in their homes.

Softball players earn All-MAC honors (May 10) Freshman Jenn Dilley named to the All-MAC first team, junior Angie Fiero tabbed for the second team honors.

Women of Achievement honors three from WMU (May 10) Athletics' Kathy Beauregard, Arts and Sciences' Elise Jorgens and senior Shanna Dietz recognized at YWCA dinner.

Copeland leads U.S. Latvians (May 10) WMU's Dace Copeland is first woman elected president of the American Latvian Association, representing 100,000 Latvians in the United States.

Aviation launches exchange with Australian university (May 9) WMU aviation students headed for Swinburne University of Technology, Australia's premier pilot training college, beginning this fall.

Student's research presented at national conference (May 9) Karika Phillips, non-traditional student majoring in sociology and Africana studies, among only 15 student presenters nationally.

Kellogg VP spending retirement as exec-in-residence (May 9) Phil Straniero, retired Kellogg vice president for sales development, aids WMU food marketing program and students.

Student plan for marketing tires snags national award (May 9) Four business seniors roll to a second place finish in national competition sponsored by the American Marketing Association.

Undergraduate researchers honored (May 9) McNair Scholars Program draws attention to research projects conducted by undergraduate students during the annual Summer Research Institute.

Miller season tickets on sale (May 9) Subscriptions for 2002-03 season, including Broadway Series, Family Series, Flex Pass, on sale now. Single show tickets on sale beginning June 1.

Robert H. Anderson (May 9) Emeritus in chemistry died March 6.

Summer camp offered for aspiring young writers (May 8) Creative writing camp for children ages 9 to 15 begins June 17. Registration deadline is May 17.

Honors students earn summer research grants (May 8) Eleven undergraduates receive $2,500 stipends to conduct research this summer.

WFS presents free sneak preview (May 3) "About a Boy" stars Hugh Grant, Toni Colette, Rachel Weisz. Free admission, but tickets required for May 8 sneak preview.

WMU's top scholar-athletes recognized (May 3) Outstanding Scholar-Athlete Awards go to senior art major Kylie Schultz and junior biomedical science major Ryan Maarschalk.

Justice facilities forum seeks University input (May 3) Fetzer Center session May 13 provides opportunity for comment on proposed justice facilities for Kalamazoo County.

Kuharski returns in new role for Broncos (May 3) Former volleyball team captain returns to WMU as most recent recipient of the Beauregard Athletic Administration Internship.

2002 Presidential Scholars announced (May 3) Complete list of 46 seniors awarded WMU's highest honor for academic or artistic excellence.

High school musicians solo with Detroit Symphony (May 2) Five high school students selected concerto soloists for May 10 performance during Youth Arts Festival.

Pathanjali, Maarschalk earn All-MAC honors (May 2) Men's tennis standouts Ravishankar Pathanjali and Ryan Maarschalk selected to all-conference first and second teams, respectively.

Youth Arts Festival teams with Gilmore (May 2) Complete schedule of Michigan Youth Arts Festival events and public performances May 9-11.

Seiler honored for work in medieval scholarship (May 2) Retired WMU professor named first recipient of outstanding service award from Medieval Academy of America.

New citizens sworn in May 3 at Miller Auditorium (May 1) About 500 immigrants from 81 different nations will be sworn in as U.S. citizens on WMU campus.

Chinwah, Girsang earn All-MAC honors (May 1) Senior tennis player from Sydney, Australia, Larissa Chinwah earns all-conference first team honors four straight seasons.

Health center director candidate to speak (May 1) Campus community and public invited to May 8 candidate presentation by Dr. Gary M. Kirk.

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