WMU News

July 31, 2002, Kalamazoo MI USA

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July 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.

MEDC funds business accelerator at BTR Park (July 30) Michigan Economic Development Corp. contributes $550,000 for Southwest Michigan Innovation Center at WMU.

Research effort of biosciences firm moves to BTR Park (July 26) Actives International to relocate its research and development facilities to the Southwest Michigan Innovation Center.

Chorale selected for prestigious New York performances (July 26) Thirty-two member University Chorale selected to perform at 2003 national choral convention in New York City.

Recent graduate earns spot with international choir (July 24) April music graduate Erin Cramer is only U.S. singer in World Youth Choir, which performs Aug. 4 in Kalamazoo.

Trustees plan brief conference call meeting (July 24) Conference call meeting July 25 needed for two resolutions regarding WMU building projects.

June doctoral recipients announced (July 24) Complete list of 17 doctoral degree recipients and their dissertation titles.

Economics student honored for outstanding performance (July 24) Graduate student Isabel Ruiz of Medellin, Colombia, receives the Floyd Moore Award in Economics.

Biological science award recipients announced (July 24) Thirteen graduate and undergraduate awards presented by Department of Biological Sciences.

Football Broncos among nation's best in graduation rates (July 23) WMU football team among top nine in the country with 90 percent or better graduation rate.

WMU has role in homeland security (July 22) WMU's Viji Murali is steering committee member for FBI initiative to protect Michigan's critical infrastructures.

Getting used to 269 and using it (July 18) Southwest Michigan's new area code 269 went live on July 13. WMU's Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, Benton Harbor campuses affected.

British scholarship winners begin aviation training (July 18) Three British citizens with physical disabilities receive opportunity to fly through Bader scholarships and College of Aviation.

Sheriff to stump for new justice complex (July 18) County Sheriff Tom Edmonds will discuss ballot proposal Aug. 2 as part of Keystone business breakfast series.

Understanding and working with difficult people (July 18) Mary Blakely of Azuray Learning is next WBDC workshop speaker Aug. 1 at Kalamazoo County Chamber building.

Grad student earns Harik economics award (July 18) Michael Collis of Fraser, Mich., is most recent recipient of Elias Harik Award.

Four staffers lauded for excellent service (July 16) Sherry Bate, Scott Keeler, Pamela Ross and Kathryn Wright earn 2002 Staff Service Excellence Annual Awards.

Interior design students rack up awards (July 16) Two students win awards, a third honored for service by American Society of Interior Designers.

Misconceptions about ISO 9000 (July 16) Free workshop July 25 is aimed at representatives from small and medium-sized businesses.

Nominees sought for Athletic Hall of Fame (July 15) Deadline for submitting nominations of former athletes, coaches, athletic administrators is Aug. 1.

WMU to host NCAA hockey regional at Van Andel (July 15) Broncos to host third NCAA regional tournament in 2004.

Academic calendar changes put end to campus 'winter' (July 15) Name of second semester will be "spring semester," other changes announced.

Staff members support 'Day of Caring' (July 15) Nine staff members brave 90-degree heat to scrape and paint exterior of local home, project sponsored by United Way.

Four public administration alumni honored (July 10) Breymann, Dykman, Hunt and Reid inducted into the School of Public Affairs and Administration Alumni Academy.

Foreign language students earn $46,000 in awards (July 9) Complete list of 57 students and their awards from Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures.

Koetsier twice honored for overcoming adversity (July 5) Women's basketball star Kristin Koetsier wins Honda Inspiration Award and V Foundation Comeback of the Year Award.

Pi Alpha Alpha inducts 13 new members (July 5) Thirteen students inducted into national public administration honor society.

Students and alumni receive Pi Alpha Alpha awards (July 5) Two students, three alumni of Master of Public Administration program receive awards.

Seminar brings top high school musicians to WMU (July 3) School of Music sponsored summer music camp includes five free public performances July 14-20.

Seminar students provide music for worship (July 3) High school musicians provide music for the morning worship at Cathedral Church of Christ the King Sunday, July 14.

'Friends' concert series features faculty musicians (July 3) Free "Relax, You're With Friends" evening concerts July 8-15 include piano-violin duet, Western Wind Quintet and percussion ensemble.

GOP gubernatorial candidates to debate at WMU (July 1) Republican primary candidates Posthumus and Schwarz to debate July 2 in Brown Auditorium.

WMU offices closed for Independence Day (July 1) Nearly all offices closed July 4, including health center, recreation center, libraries; list of July 4 weekend hours for selected offices.

Retailers see green in red, white and blue (July 1) America's preoccupation with patriotism since the Sept. 11 tragedies continues to influence retail sales, says Dr. Barbara Frazier.

A toast to life, liberty and all the rest (July 1) Patriotic toasts date back to 1776 says to WMU expert Joseph Reish.

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