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Jan. 31, 2003, Kalamazoo MI USA

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January 2003 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.

Superstar comes to Miller Auditorium for seven shows (Jan. 30) Tim Rice, Andrew Lloyd Webber record-breaking musical "Jesus Christ Superstar" at Western Michigan University Feb. 5-9.

Author of 'Florida Poems' offers reading Wednesday (Jan. 30) Author of five poetry collections Campbell McGrath visits Western Michigan University for a reading of his works Feb. 5.

Sindecuse schedules informational programs (Jan. 29) Sindecuse Health Center offers four programs on topics such as nutrition and managing depression for WMU faculty, staff and students.

Visiting playwright's work presented in readers theater (Jan. 29) Award-winning playwright Claudia Allen visits WMU, her work "Hannah Free" presented in readers theater Feb. 11.

Expert discusses presentations with pizzazz and 'body talk' (Jan. 29) WBDC workshops Feb. 6 and 20 feature WMU communication expert Dr. Regina Spellers.

WMU holds 11th annual observance of Women in Sport Day (Jan. 29) National Girls and Women in Sport Day program recognizes achievements of area high school athletes and HPER alumnae.

Women's hockey looks for win and attendance record (Jan. 28) WMU Mustangs host Michigan Wolverines Friday, Jan 31, and hope to top their league-record 1,810 crowd of one year ago.

WMU wins a place on national humanics advisory board (Jan. 27) WMU student Colleen Kurmas is one of only five students nationwide selected for advisory council.

Six-month gift total to WMU exceeds $13.6 million (Jan. 27) Western Michigan University received more than $6.4 million in gifts during November and December.

Two-month grant total tops $2.1 million (Jan. 27) Total of grants received since July 1 start of the 2002-03 fiscal year exceeds $20 million.

Co-Author of "Kalamazoo: Lost and Found" speaks on campus (Jan. 27) Kalamazoo historic preservation leader Pamela Hall O'Connor featured in Feb. 4 urban politics lecture.

How editorials influences our opinions (Jan. 27) WMU's Richard Junger looks at how editorial choices influence opinions during Jan. 28 discussion series at the Portage library.

Trustees approve name changes for two departments (Jan. 27) Name changes, new organization in foreign languages and literatures and in paper and printing science and engineering.

Trustees approve several personnel recommendations (Jan. 27) Appointment of Elise Jorgens as interim provost, other personnel changes get board approval.

Klohs, Anthony elected to lead WMU board for 2003 (Jan. 27) Birgit M. Klohs and Vernice D. Anthony elected chairperson and vice chairperson, respectively.

Career Fair brings employers, job seekers to campus (Jan. 27) 25th annual Career Fair expected to draw more than 100 employers and 3,000 job candidates to Bernhard Center Feb. 6.

WMU seeks 'passionate,' 'innovative,' 'articulate' champion as president (Jan. 27) Trustees define core qualifications for new president.

Students, public invited to Study Abroad Fair (Jan. 27) Western Michigan University's winter Study Abroad Fair is Thursday, Jan. 30, in the Bernhard Center.

Trustees appoint auditor, approve lease (Jan. 27) Trustees approve lease deal for former Cole-Gilmore property in downtown Kalamazoo.

Author of 'Acts of God' and 'House Arrest' visits WMU (Jan. 23) Novelist and short-story author Mary Morris offers reading of her works Thursday, Jan. 30.

WMU dean gains valuable insights on presidential searches (Jan. 23) Presidential Search Advisory Committee member Margaret Merrion gains insights at ACE National Leadership Forum.

Koetsier honored as Broncos host No. 9 North Carolina (Jan. 23) WMU pays tribute to basketball standout Kristin Koetsier during halftime of this evening's contest at University Arena.

Cooley-WMU open house expected to draw 300 prospective students (Jan. 22) WMU and Cooley Law School hold Jan. 23 open house in facility that will house law school's initial program.

Presidential position description tops trustees' agenda (Jan. 22) Western Michigan University Board of Trustees meet Friday morning, Jan. 24.

Gold Company celebrates silver anniversary (Jan. 22) More than 100 alumni expected to join Gold Company for Feb. 1 Miller concert; 25th anniversary CD released.

Annual music festival affirms hip-hop's political statement (Jan. 22) Exposition VIII Minifest set for Friday and Saturday, Jan. 31-Feb. 1, in Dalton Center Recital Hall.

Professor speaks out against federal reading initiative (Jan. 22) Dr. Constance Weaver discusses "Why your kids--or grandkids--may hate reading," Monday, Jan. 27.

Professional development workshops slated for graduate students (Jan. 22) Workshops exclusively for WMU graduate students at Bernhard Center Jan. 27-30.

WMU receives drug patent donation from Pharmacia (Jan. 22) Technology transfer of patents for the drug Xemilofiban boosts regional economic development as life sciences research center.

Creative Writing Program sponsors MFA Festival (Jan. 21) Eight creative writing MFA degree candidates presents readings Friday, Jan. 31, and Saturday, Feb. 1.

Orientation student leader referrals sought (Jan. 21) Faculty and staff urged to recommend students with strong leadership skills for orientation leadership positions by Friday, Jan. 31, deadline.

International student volunteers needed (Jan. 21) Enthusiastic international students needed for Jan. 30 Study Abroad Fair to help U.S. students learn more about their home countries.

Nominations due for Who's Who (Jan. 21) Nomination deadline for Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges is Wednesday, Feb. 7.

Campus Camp Out supports Habitat for Humanity (Jan. 17) Fraternity members brave winter weather in two-day camp out, Jan. 21-23, to raise funds for student centennial project Habitat house.

Exhibit features Emily Dickinson inspired wood engravings (Jan. 16) Engravings by Chicago artist Judith Jaidinger featured in the third floor lobby showcases of Waldo Library through Jan. 31.

Sangren exhibit features Owen-Murakami and Schmidt (Jan. 16) Photographs by Ginger Owen-Murakami and paintings by Patrick Schmidt on display in Gallery II through Jan. 29.

Geisler honored by alma mater as distinguished alumnus (Jan. 16) WMU professor John Geisler earns Distinguished Alumni Award from Adrian College.

Bradley Huitema and Patrick Munley named APA Fellows (Jan. 16) Two WMU professors of psychology elected fellows in the American Psychological Association.

Ellen Brinkley earns MCTE honor (Jan. 16) Founder and director of WMU's Third Coast Writing Project earns Fries Award from Michigan Council of Teachers of English.

State council honors McConnell for lifetime of work (Jan. 16) WMU's Robert McConnell receives Lifetime Award from Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council.

Krawutschke chosen by MLA to chair awards committee (Jan. 16) WMU professor of foreign languages and literatures appointed chair of Modern Language Association selection committee.

Kalamazoo firm selects BTR Park for headquarters (Jan. 16) Engineering and consulting firm StructureTec moves headquarters to WMU's Business Technology and Research Park.

World-renowned engineering researcher visits WMU (Jan. 15) New Zealand's Dr. David Ryan is Distinguished Visiting Professor in College of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

Researcher to discuss reasons behind changes in climate (Jan. 15) Columbia University's Dr. Gerard Bond is next speaker in Geosciences Seminar Series Monday, Jan. 27.

Vine Neighborhood Association director to speak on campus (Jan. 15) Urban Politics Speaker Series presents Vine Neighborhood's Suzie Suchyta Tuesday, Jan. 21.

How one crop can change the social landscape of a society (Jan. 15) Michigan State's Dr. Antoinette Winkler-Prins speaks on "One of Amazonia's Other Booms: Jute 1930-1990" Jan. 24.

Storyteller weaves tale of Montgomery bus boycott (Jan. 15) Actor, playwright and storyteller Awele Makeba performs her nationally acclaimed one-woman play Friday, Jan. 24.

Pushcart Prize-winning author offers reading (Jan. 15) Author S. L. Wisenberg visits Western Michigan University for a reading of her works Thursday, Jan. 23.

'Igby Goes Down' debuts at Little Theatre (Jan. 14) Western Film Society debuts double Golden Globe nominee starring Kieran Culkin, Susan Sarandon, Claire Danes Friday through Sunday, Jan.17-19.

Koetsier to be honored again for overcoming adversity (Jan. 14) WMU pays tribute to basketball standout Kristin Koetsier with Jan. 23 luncheon and basketball halftime ceremony.

'W' Club names man and woman of the year (Jan. 13) Women's sports pioneer Ruth Ann Meyer and former Kalamazoo Public School administrator Fletcher Lewis will be honored Jan. 25.

Tigers president returns to alma mater to talk business (Jan. 10) Haworth College of Business Distinguished Speaker Series features alumnus Dave Dombrowski.

Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" comes to Miller Auditorium (Jan. 10) Tony Award-winning hit musical comes to Miller Auditorium Jan. 21-26 for eight performances.

WMU dancers perform prof's work in nation's capital (Jan. 9) Work by dance professor Trudy Cobb will be performed at international dance conference by six WMU students and a guest artist.

WMU's orientation program earns eighth national award (Jan. 9)Western Michigan University's Office of Admissions and Orientation takes nation's top honors for orientation theme.

Broncos begin practicing in new Seelye Center (Jan. 9) New indoor practice facility, parts of which are still under construction, opens for Western Michigan University athletic teams Monday, Jan. 13.

Duet recital features popular, celebrated faculty artists (Jan. 9) Violinist Renata Artman Knific and pianist Lori Sims offer Dalton Center performance Friday, Jan. 24.

Elise Jorgens named interim provost (Jan. 9) Dean of Western Michigan University's College of Arts and Sciences named interim provost and vice president for academic affairs.

WMU is new home for 18th-century Michigan history collection (Jan. 9) Nation's largest collection of French documents relating to 18th-century Michigan comes to WMU.

Growing into a new management position (Jan. 9) Next WBDC lunchtime workshop features Dr. Virginia Jones, Jan. 16, at Kalamazoo County Chamber of Commerce building.

Fair presents students with campus leadership opportunities (Jan. 9) Second annual Leadership Fair is Tuesday, Jan. 14, in the Bernhard Center.

Skaters get first invitation to international competition (Jan. 8) In only it's fourth year as a varsity program, synchronized skating team gains first invitation to compete in international competition.

Interim President Litynski's message to the campus community (Jan. 6) Complete text of message from interim president to the campus community.

WMU celebrates King holiday with series of events (Jan. 6) Life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebrated with series of campus events, Jan. 12-24.

Civil rights leader headlines MLK celebration (Jan. 3) Northside Ministerial Alliance and Western Michigan University present Myrlie Evers-Williams at Miller Auditorium Sunday, Jan. 12.

Workshops explore reading, understanding financial statements (Jan. 3) Ursula Case of Yeo & Yeo is next speaker in WBDC workshop series, Jan. 13 and Feb. 10, in Battle Creek.

CAB brings comedian Lewis Black to Miller Auditorium (Jan. 2) Single performance by Comedy Central regular is Saturday, Jan. 11.

How to find out if WMU is closed (Jan. 2) There are three ways to determine if WMU is closed because of severe winter weather; always assume the University is open until notified otherwise.

Jazz ensembles offer preview concert (Jan. 2) Sunny Wilkinson Group and Bartosz Hadala Quintet give preview Jan. 7 of their performances for the International Association of Jazz Education conference.

Residence halls open Sunday for spring semester (Jan. 2) Residence halls open Sunday at 10 a.m. Classes begin at 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6.

Sangren Help Desk open first week of semester (Jan. 1) Help desk open Jan. 7-10 in Sangren Hall to aid students with questions about classes.

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