WMU News

June 30, 2002, Kalamazoo MI USA

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June 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.

WMU research chief heads for NSF post (June 28) Donald Thompson tapped by National Science Foundation for two-year stint as head of NSF division aimed at developing young scientists.

Urban education alumni gather for reunion (June 28) Alumni of 1970 experimental Urban Education Project to reunite June 29.

Diane Swartz is new vice president for student affairs (June 27) Dean of students since 1993 named to top post in Division of Student Affairs.

Self-employed can have 401Ks too (June 27) "Solo 401(k) for the Self-Employed" is free business lecture July 8 at WMU Kendall Center, Battle Creek.

Pediatric specialist is new Sindecuse director (June 27) Gary M. Kirk begins duties July 15 as director of Sindecuse Health Center.

Trip to Pakistan falls victim to political unrest (June 27) WMU's Inayat U. Mangla would have traveled to Pakistan as a Fulbright scholar.

WMU experts cited in Time magazine (June 26) Paul Maier and Brian C. Wilson quoted in July 1 Time magazine cover feature about the "End of the World."

Postage rates increase June 30 (June 26) Standard 1 ounce first-class letter postmarked after Saturday requires 37 cents postage.

Gary Fund surpasses goal, raises record total (June 24) Athletic fund raises more than $750,000 in cash and pledges for 2002.

Two Broncos selected in NHL draft (June 24) Sophomore Pat Dwyer and incoming freshman Vince Bellissimo are picked in the National Hockey League Entry Draft.

Thirty-five students serving as orientation leaders (June 24) Nearly 4,800 incoming freshmen expected for orientation sessions in June and July.

High-achieving students honored at awards luncheon (June 24) More than 80 students and alumni recognized during the 2002 Platinum Awards luncheon.

2002 Air Race Classic 'flight log' (June 24) Daily updates from the WMU team of Michelle Gleason and Michelle Homister from the 2,100-mile Air Race Classic.

Structural remains of Fort St. Joseph unearthed (June 21) WMU archaeologists discover remains of only colonial fort in Western Michigan.

More than 1,500 degrees to be conferred June 29 (June 21) Ceremonies set for 9 and 11:30 a.m. in Miller Auditorium.

NIH funds research on communication disorders (June 21) Dr. Jan Bedrosian, speech pathology and audiology, receives $780,000 grant to help those with serious communication disorders.

Music students shine at international competitions (June 21) Trombonist Tim Davis of Battle Creek and pianist Wenli Zhou of China compete in prestigious international competitions.

Zimmer wins national health association award (June 20) Christine Zimmer earns American College Health Association's Hitchcock Award for advancing the health of college students.

New area code 269 effective July 13 (June 20) Southwest Michigan's new area code goes live July 13, becomes mandatory Feb. 15, 2003.

GOP gubernatorial candidates to debate at WMU (June 20) Republican primary candidates Posthumus and Schwarz to debate here July 2.

Koetsier wins Honda Award (June 20) Sophomore women's basketball star Kristin Koetsier wins national inspiration award for comebacks from series of illnesses and injuries.

Pianist Hong cited at Van Cliburn competition (June 20) Veteran School of Music piano technician Dr. Yat-Lam Hong earns special recognition in amateur performance competition.

Two WMU jazz CDs among "year's best" (June 20) Noted jazz columnist selects CDs by Gold Company and WMU Jazz Orchestra among top collegiate CD releases of 2001.

Sunday's Juneteenth celebration is 'family event' (June 20) Third annual regional celebration commemorating abolition of slavery is June 23 at Dalton Center and Fine Arts Plaza.

WMU offers unique way to study holistic health (June 20) Immediate reservations recommended for popular Leelanau Holistic Summer Institute beginning late July near Traverse City.

Weber to be feted Thursday (June 19) Retirement reception for Pat Weber, finance and commercial law, is June 20 in Schneider Hall.

Archaeologists find location of Ramptown (June 17) WMU team discovers artifacts from rural enclave that was the final stop on Underground Railroad for many African Americans.

Three students serve as orientation coordinators (June 14) Undergrads Rose Hoelzle, Kai Kotts and Benjamin Morin supervise 35 orientation leaders, activities for 4,800 incoming freshman.

Thirty five undergrads honored for research (June 14) College of Arts and Sciences announces annual award recipients for creative activities and research.

Six students earn broadcasting scholarships (June 14) Communication majors receive awards from Radio Alliance of Southwest Michigan and Freedom Broadcasting of Michigan.

Title IX anniversary marked by great progress (June 13) Landmark gender-equity legistation signed 30 years ago has led to vast improvements, but many inequities remain says WMU expert.

Will India and Pakistan use 'the bomb'? (June 13) Millions of lives would be lost in even a limited nuclear exchange says internationally recognized authority Lawrence Ziring.

Prescription drug costs continue to soar (June 13) WMU's William Fenn says drug prices "are rising out of proportion to anything realistic."

It's a buyer's market for summer tourists (June 13) Faculty expert Eldor Quandt says many resorts and golf courses in Michigan will cut prices to compete for tourist business.

Government buyers coming to Kalamazoo to talk business (June 12) Buyers from state government offices expected in Kalamazoo June 18 to discuss public sector contracts.

WMU professors chronicle rise and decline of "Black Eden" (June 12) New book by WMU professors sheds light on Michigan's Idlewild, former thriving African-American resort community.

Alumni Association selects new leadership (June 12) New officers, directors and executive committee members take office July 1.

Women aviators take off for annual air race (June 11) Two WMU pilots enter this year's Air Race Classic from New Mexico to Virginia June 18-21.

Book on Bibles Moralisees wins Grundler Prize (June 11) Two-volume book by British researcher John Lowden examines more than 24,000 small illustrations contained in versions of the Bible.

WMU event part of Aphasia Awareness Month (June 10) June 21 event to teach people about the little-known condition of aphasia and commemorate National Aphasia Awareness Month.

Three join business college's advisory council (June 10) Schmotter names three area leaders to 37-member Haworth College of Business Advisory Council.

Wireless Western featured at Montreal conference (June 10) President Floyd will moderate session on "Teaching and Learning with Technology" at ASEE conference June 18.

Two ceremonies set for June commencement (June 10) Miller Auditorium ceremonies begin at 9 and 11:30 a.m. June 29.

Zimmer honored at reception Thursday (June 10) Christine Zimmer, director of health promotion and education, retires following 23 years of service to WMU.

Track and field's Cowper earns All-American honors (June 7) Dale Cowper of Marlette, Mich., concludes Bronco career in hammer throw as a two-time All-American.

April 2002 doctoral recipients announced (June 7) Complete list of 13 doctoral degree recipients and their dissertation titles.

Aviation college inks new airline agreement (June 6) Atlantic Coast Airlines, operating United Express and Delta Connection, is WMU's newest domestic airline partner.

High school grads choosing military careers honored (June 6) Dean Daniel Litynski, retired U.S. Army brigadier general, is keynote speaker for special recognition dinner June 7.

Paul E. Holkeboer (June 5) Professor emeritus of chemistry died May 26.

Alvero is first WMU student awarded Ford fellowship (June 5) Psychology doctoral candidate Alicia Alvero earns Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship.

Northouse text on leadership used by military, others (June 5) Second edition of popular text by WMU professor published in Chinese, Korean, French, Arabic and other languages.

New Web site helps new students get connected (June 5) Web site offers detailed information about computing, telephone and cable services at WMU.

Conference focuses on St. Joseph River watershed (June 4) WMU convenes bistate conference June 10-11 in South Bend on 4,700 square mile Michiana watershed.

Zegree arrangement is 'favorite of the month' (June 4) Gershwin classic arranged by WMU's Stephen Zegree is Musica International Web site's featured recording for June.

Insurance coverage is topic of Battle Creek workshop (June 4) Next WBDC workship is June 10 at WMU Kendall Center in Battle Creek.

Contracts for veteran-owned businesses (June 4) Southwest Michigan Technical Assistance Center sponsors workshop for veteran-owned businesses June 12 in Lansing.

WMU takes top prize at international choral festival (June 3) University Chorale earns grand prize at International Robert Schumann Choral Competition in Germany.

WMU playing host to economic development course (June 3) Eighth annual Michigan Basic Economic Development Course is at Fetzer Center June 9-14.

Alumni return June 8 for Reunion Weekend (June 3) WMU Class of 1952 celebrates 50th anniversary reunion.

Nearly 4,800 freshmen expected for orientation (June 3) Thirteen two-day orientation sessions scheduled through July 25.

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