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Nov. 30, 2002, Kalamazoo MI USA

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November 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.

Viola student receives $24,000 Rhea Fetzer Scholarship (Nov. 26) Katie Lampen of Grand Rapids is second Western Michigan University student to receive Fetzer four-year string scholarship.

Michigan physical education group honors WMU professor (Nov. 26) HPER's Marianne Frauenknecht earns Professor of the Year award from state professional association.

Physician assistant program earns five-year accreditation (Nov. 26) Department of Physician Assistant at Western Michigan University granted five-year ARC-PA accreditation.

International students discover American holiday tradition (Nov. 26) Members of Kalamazoo community invited to help WMU international students celebrate Thanksgiving.

Experts give two presentations on wireless networks (Nov. 26) Experts from Secant Technologies and Kerr Technologies speak Dec. 5 at Kalamazoo County Chamber of Commerce building.

Advisor offers suggestions on tax strategies for businesses (Nov. 26) Next WBDC workshop in Battle Creek features Timothy Shivley of Shivley & Associates Dec. 9 at WMU Kendall Center.

Vienna Boys Choir comes to Miller Auditorium (Nov. 25) Vienna Boys Choir Christmas at WMU for single performance Sunday, Dec. 1.

Christmas concert features Oak Ridge Boys (Nov. 25) Miller Auditorium presents the Oak Ridge Boys for a Christmas concert Wednesday, Dec. 4.

Jerry's Girls is non-stop song and dance entertainment (Nov. 25) University Theatre presents four performances of Broadway musical review Thursday through Sunday, Dec. 5-8.

Student reception to thank and honor President Floyd (Nov. 25) All WMU students invited to Dec. 4 reception and brief program to wish outgoing president well in his new post.

Campaign gets $550,000 boost from Monroe-Brown Foundation (Nov. 22) Gift will be divided among life sciences research, music performance and new art department building.

DENSO contributes $100,000 to WMU engineering college (Nov. 22) Gift helps fund construction of new building for the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Western Michigan University.

Food marketing students make another impressive showing (Nov. 22) Seniors Bethany Evich, Laura LaHaye, Kelly Smythe take second place in international case competition.

School of Music presents opera workshop performance (Nov. 22) Free opera workshop performance is Tuesday, Nov. 26, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

Post 9.11 international enrollment rebounding (Nov. 22) Western Michigan University's international student enrollment edging back up to pre-terrorist-attack high of more than 2,000 students.

Committee formed to mount search for new president (Nov. 21) Committee includes representatives of trustees, administration, faculty, staff, emeriti, students, alumni and the general public.

Police challenge WMU students (Nov. 21) Kalamazoo city and county police issue friendly challenge to students to benefit Greater Kalamazoo Area Holiday Food Drive.

WMU professor helps professionals get a grip on hands (Nov. 21) Occupational therapy's Sandra Edwards authors "Developmental and Functional Hand Grasps."

Cadets capture second place in Ranger Challenge (Nov. 21) Western Michigan University's ROTC Bronco Battalion makes impressive showing at U.S. Army's 2002 Ranger Challenge.

Four added to Marketing Hall of Fame (Nov. 21) Bolton, Daly, Kollat and Wimbley receive Haworth College of Business' Outstanding Marketing Alumni Award.

Music students clean up at regional competition (Nov. 21) Eight Western Michigan University students take honors at regional competition of National Association of Teachers of Singing.

Curwen dance selected as finalist in prestigious competition (Nov. 21) Dance faculty member's work performed by five students at Detroit Institute of Arts awards ceremony.

Restored film classic 'Metropolis' at Little Theatre (Nov. 20) KFS and WFS present digitally restored1927 science fiction masterpiece, "Metropolis," Nov. 22-24.

WMU student is state's top residence hall graduate assistant (Nov. 19) Draper/Siedschlag graduate assistant Sarah Weaver named Michigan's 2002 Graduate Assistant of the Year.

Nine staff members honored for excellence (Nov. 19) Outstanding staff members receive semiannual Staff Service Excellence Awards.

Annual book sale is this week (Nov. 18) Friends of University Libraries fund-raiser offers inexpensive used books and resource materials.

Great American Smoke Out is Thursday (Nov. 18) Sindecuse Health Center encourages all members of the WMU community to participate, offers personalized assistance to those who want to quit.

Proposals sought for 2003 MLK celebration (Nov. 18) Proposals for campus activities must be submitted by Nov. 29 to be included in calendars and publicity for MLK Week.

Provost Daniel Litynski recommended as interim president (Nov. 15) Trustee leadership will recommend Litynski as interim president following departure of Elson Floyd.

Medallion Scholarship recipients announced (Nov. 15) Complete list of 27 freshmen recipients of 2002 Medallion Scholarships.

Provost Litynski honored by Polish government (Nov. 15) Dr. Daniel M. Litynski awarded the Cavalier Cross of Merit by the president of the Republic of Poland.

PricewaterhouseCoopers chairman is next Distinguished Speaker (Nov. 15) WMU alumnus Dennis M. Nally speaks on "Rebuilding Confidence in Our Capital Market Systems" Nov. 26.

Students find inspiration from experiences of another generation (Nov. 15) Western Michigan University students and area senior citizens come together to exchange insights, experiences.

Scholar lectures on modern Native American literature (Nov. 15) Fulbright Fellow Karsten Fitz from the the University of Regensburg, Germany, speaks at WMU Nov. 21.

Area non-profits showcase new technologies (Nov. 15) Web design and video production projects showcased at Kellogg Biological Station Conference Center Nov. 21.

New director takes helm in Distance Education (Nov. 15) Dr. Craig A. Kaml named director of the Department of Distance Education at Western Michigan University.

Western Film Society presents '24 Hour Party People' (Nov. 14) Five screenings of "in your face" rock music film at Little Theatre Nov. 15-17.

Academy for educators draws emerging school leaders (Nov. 13) Leadership Academy for Future Educational Leaders is Nov. 13-15 at Western Michigan University.

President Floyd tapped to head University of Missouri system (Nov. 13) Dr. Elson S. Floyd, sixth president of Western Michigan University, is leaving in January to accept Missouri presidency.

Trustees move swiftly on Floyd's successor (Nov. 13) Trustees expect to name interim president soon, conclude a national search and have a new president in place by start of fall semester 2003.

President Floyd's message to the WMU community (Nov. 13) Full text of Elson Floyd's message to the Western Michigan University community regarding his appointment as president at Missouri.

'Alehaus Rock' supports graphic arts students (Nov. 12) Five popular area bands play at Kraftbrau Sunday, Nov. 24, with proceeds going to support WMU graphic design students.

Fails-Nelson, Harris take top posts with education group (Nov. 12) Education faculty members named to leadership posts in Michigan Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators.

Business professors compete in Chicago Marathon (Nov. 12) Management professors Timothy Palmer and David Flanagan finish in top 10 percent of runners at Chicago Marathon.

SDMG offers WMU employees investment counseling (Nov. 12) Employees can schedule individual appointments during November to discuss retirement and investment plans.

WMU professor appointed to Michigan Board of Medicine (Nov. 11) College of Health and Human Services' William Fenn appointed by Gov. Engler to state board.

Alumna Karen Stone receives WMU Foundation award (Nov. 11) Washington, D.C., area accounting graduate receives Bill Brown Award for Exemplary Service and Leadership.

University bands honor founder Leonard Meretta (Nov. 11) "A Tribute to Leonard Meretta" combines University's Symphonic and Concert Bands for Nov. 24 concert in Miller Auditorium.

Faculty Artist Series features jazz trio (Nov. 11) Bassist Tom Knific, singer Sunny Wilkinson and guitarist Gene Bertoncini offer WMU debut Tuesday, Nov. 19.

TIAA-CREF reps talk about retirement annuity options (Nov. 11) TIAA-CREF representatives speak Tuesday, Nov. 12, on "Save on Taxes, Save for Retirement."

Alumna, author Kellie Wells returns to campus for reading (Nov. 8) Award-winning author of "Compression Scars" presents reading for her work Thursday, Nov. 14.

Author Susan Hahn offers poetry reading (Nov. 8) Hahn's Nov. 25 reading concludes English department's Fall 2002 Reading Series.

University Theatre presents Six Degrees of Separation (Nov. 8) Olivier Award-winning play set for one matinee and six evening performances, Nov. 14-23.

WMU alumnus is new University of Minnesota president (Nov. 8) Western Michigan University graduate Robert H. Bruininks becomes president of the University of Minnesota today.

Comedian Vic Henley appears at Bernies After Hours (Nov. 7) CAB brings popular comedian Vic Henley to WMU Bernhard Center Thursday, Nov. 14.

Noted playwright, director visits Kalamazoo (Nov. 7) Visiting Scholars and Artists Program sponsors Yvette Heyliger for Nov. 20 presentation at Kalamazoo College's Balch Playhouse.

Accomplished film editor to attend WMU screening (Nov. 7) Film editor Lee Percy at WMU for screening of his film, "The Believer," Thursday, Nov. 21.

Lecture addresses ethical issues in corporate governance (Nov. 7) Keystone Community Bank Breakfast Series presents "Business Ethics and Corporate Governance," Nov. 15.

Alumni directory slated for 2003 (Nov. 6) Alumni Association publishing directory of all alumni. Book and CD versions are available for sale only to WMU alumni.

Senior CDC official joins Health and Human Services faculty (Nov. 6) Epidemiologist Kieran Fogarty will be a founding faculty member in new interdisciplinary health studies doctoral program.

Loy Norrix journalists report on realities of integration (Nov. 6) Future journalists at Kalamazoo high school benefit from $2,000 grant and partnership with WMU journalism faculty.

University Chorale gives free concert in Southeast Michigan (Nov. 6) WMU Alumni Association sponsors concert by award-winning chorus Nov. 13 at Berkley High School.

Actor, director Podemski here for Native American Month (Nov. 6) Jennifer Podemski will share some of her work for the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network during Nov. 20 lecture.

Pow Wow highlights Native American celebration (Nov. 6) Three 90-minute Mini Pow Wows Friday, Nov. 15, include demonstrations, lectures, performances by drummers and dancers.

Criminal justice expert addresses corporate corruption (Nov. 6) Ethics lecture speaker Dr. Raymond Michalowski presents "Toward a New Ethic of Inclusion" Nov. 11.

Workshop shows businesses how to gain government contracts (Nov. 6) Southwest Michigan Technical Assistance Center "Basics of Government Contracting" workshop is Nov. 14.

Two seniors earn $1,000 retail scholarships (Nov. 6) Sara Seabright and Psychelia Smith among 10 students nationwide to earn International Mass Retail Association awards.

Senior LaToya Flanigan earns fashion, merchandizing award (Nov. 6) Textile and apparel studies major from Flint gets $500 award from Fashion Group International.

Workshop focuses on theatre as teaching tool (Nov. 5) Free faculty and staff workshop on "Using Theatre Techniques in the Classroom" presented Friday, Nov. 15.

Merling Trio concert features guest violist Scott St. John (Nov. 4) Dalton Center concert Saturday, Nov. 9, features works by Arensky, Beethoven, Brahms. Tickets available through Miller Auditorium.

University Symphony Orchestra presents 'Classical Sampler' (Nov. 4) Free performance Sunday afternoon, Nov. 10, features works by Beethoven and Mozart.

Buy a pie, save East Campus (Nov. 2) Hilltoppers taking orders for frozen deep dish pies to raise money for continuing cleanup efforts on University's historic East Campus.

Infrastructure security experts meet at WMU (Nov. 2) FBI-sponsored InfraGard holds Michigan Chapter meeting at Fetzer Center Nov. 7. Admission is free, but reservations are required.

Considering QuickBooks? Expert can help with the decision (Nov. 2) Bridget Daniel of Alternative Tax Solutions speaks at WMU Kendall Center, Battle Creek, Nov. 11. Reservations required.

Life coaches reveal secrets of attracting abundance (Nov. 2) "Attracting Abundance" is next WBDC workshop Nov. 7 at Kalamazoo County Chamber of Commerce. Reservations required.

Annual Turkey Trot registration opens (Nov. 2) 39th annual run/walk through campus Nov. 21 is open to all WMU students, alumni, faculty, staff, emeriti and retirees. Register early for free t-shirt.

Kalamazoo kids invited to 'Fall into Art' (Nov. 2) Children and parents invited to free art department Community Family Day Nov. 9 with fall theme art activities.

Campus-community forum addresses alcohol-related issues (Nov. 2) Wednesday's Responsible Hospitality Forum seeks to decrease underage alcohol use and dangerous drinking.

WMU students rally against Proposal 4 (Nov. 1) Western Student Association will hold an anti-Proposal 4 rally from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday. Public invited to participate or to get information.

WMU role in regional development showcased (Nov. 1) Officials from WMU, Michigan Economic Development Corp. and Kalamazoo SmartZone share their success story at national conference.

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