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April 30, 2003, Kalamazoo MI USA

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April 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.

Kalamazoo SmartZone lauded by MEDC (April 30) Kalamazoo singled out at April 29 Lansing ceremony for "outstanding performance" among state's 11 SmartZones.

Frederika Girsang is MAC Player of the Year (April 30) Women's tennis standouts Girsang and Melanie Peters earn all-conference recognition.

Bieniek is first Bronco golfer named All-MAC (April 30) Senior Erica Bieniek of Scottville, Mich., named to all-conference first team.

Dennis, Pathanjali, Maarschalk named All-MAC (April 30) Men's tennis team's Ryan Maarschalk and Ravi Pathanjali selected to conference first team, Tom Dennis gets second-team honors.

Prairie Home ticket sales opened to campus community (April 29) Tickets now available to WMU faculty, staff and students, remaining tickets go on sale to public May 5.

Advisory group to assist in search for coach (April 29) President Litynski appoints advisory group to assist with search for men's basketball coach.

Grad student garners music therapy scholarship (April 25) Karen Kwok of Mississauga, Ontario, will use award to fund internship at a senior care facility in Wisconsin.

'Black Eden' is finalist for two awards (April 25) "Black Eden: The Idlewild Community" by Drs. Lewis Walker and Benjamin Wilson is finalist for two book awards.

Michigan Psychological Association workshop set for WMU (April 25) Psychologists from around the state meet Friday, May 9, in Wood Hall.

Design student is finalist in fashion competition (April 25) Katie Heitchler of Fenton, Mich., named finalist in competition sponsored by Detroit chapter of Fashion Group International.

New coordinator named to oversee orientation (April 25) Alumna Adrienne L. (Bradley) MacKenzie of Kalamazoo is new coordinator of orientation.

Video showcases 18th-century Michigan history, research (April 24) "In Search of Fort St. Joseph" documents challenges, triumphs of WMU research team that found 18th century French fort.

WMU researcher named to NIH grant review panel (April 23) William F. Jackson named to grant review panel that shapes nation's biomedical research efforts.

Women and minority business owners invited to workshop (April 23) Free informational workshop is Monday, May 12, at Fetzer Center.

Sky Broncos nab safety credentials (April 23) Precision flight team completes FAA safety training as prelude to defending National Intercollegiate Flying Association championship.

College of Education honors faculty, staff, students (April 23) Nine outstanding students, faculty and staff members honored Friday, April 25, at Miller Auditorium.

Prairie Home tickets go on sale to WMUK supporters (April 21) Members of 102.1 Club must wait for special mailing with password, remaining tickets go on sale to public May 5.

Workshop offers tips on creating Web sites (April 21) Business workshop features Sheila Britney of Pfizer on "Developing a Web Site" Thursday, May 1.

New book of award-winning poems released (April 21) Patricia Jabbeh Wesley's "Becoming Ebony," describes her life as former refugee during Liberian civil war.

Gary Athletic Fund drive underway (April 21) Forty volunteers soliciting donations through May 1 to support WMU's 20 men's and women's varsity teams.

Educational technology leaders gather for conference (April 21) Annual Educational Technology Coordinators Conference is May 1-2 at WMU Fetzer Center.

Course focuses on schools, students and the law (April 21) "Constitutional Law Issues for Public Schools," offered jointly in Lansing by WMU and Cooley Law School.

WMU's largest graduating class set to receive degrees (April 18) President Litynski to preside over four ceremonies in Miller Auditorium Saturday, April 26.

Ivanic and Maarschalk are top scholar-athletes (April 17) Soccer's Brittanny Ivanic and tennis player Ryan Maarschalk are 2003 recipients of Scholar-Athlete of the Year Awards.

New book explores Japanese culture (April 16) Laura Spielvogel's "Working Out in Japan" reveals how beauty, body image, health and leisure are experienced in Japanese culture.

Researcher dispels myth of the strained, female in-law relationship (April 16) WMU's Paul Yelsma disproves pervasive notion of difficult in-law relationships.

Finals Finish helps students succeed exam week (April 16) Campus and Kalamazoo communities support exam week program for students, April 21-22.

VanderWeg work is part of university sculpture exchange (April 15) Art department's Phil VanderWeg builds exterior sculpture at Bradley University as part of three-way art faculty exchange.

'The Play's the Thing' for student playwrights (April 15) Three reader's theatre presentations, April 21 and 23, mark end of semester for student playwrights in Department of English.

Merling 'Quartet' premieres multi-genre composition (April 14) WMU faculty musicians premiere work by Frank Proto Thursday, April 17, visit area elementary schools with the composer.

Master calendar for homecoming events is on the Web (April 14) Unified homecoming calendar is online, will aid planning, minimize scheduling conflicts, and help promote all activities.

Grammer to lecture throughout North America (April 14) Geosciences Michael Grammer selected as Distinguished Lecturer of 35,000-member American Association of Petroleum Geologists.

Recycling awards announced (April 14) Environmental Studies Program and Campus Services building earn 2003 recycling honors.

Williamson authors definitive Christian martial arts book (April 14) Book signing by WMU's Wendy Williamson is April 26 at Family Christian Bookstore in Kalamazoo.

Gold Company to perform at Lincoln Center, tour South Africa (April 11) Gold Company featured April 29 at New York's Alice Tully Hall, then makes 17-day concert tour of South Africa.

WMU and KPS educators headed to Africa on Fulbright award (April 11) Applications to join study group in Senegal this summer are due by Wednesday, April 16.

Litynski tells legislators more budget cuts would be 'devastating' (April 11) Litynski says WMU is already state's leanest university and "Cutting an already lean organization cuts muscle and bone."

Engineering seniors ready to showcase their design prowess (April 11) Total of 157 seniors present results of 64 projects at Tuesday's Conference on Senior Engineering Design Projects.

Engineering seniors unveil replicated Western Trolley (April 10) Engineering students recreate a full-size, fully authentic replica of fabled Western Trolley as part of centennial celebration.

WMU continues tradition of environmental scholarship awards (April 10) Graduate students Marla Fisher and Stephanie Swart among five Michigan college students awarded $1,000 scholarships.

Joel Kendrick named operations manager for pilot coater (April 10) Former lab manager of the University's paper pilot plant now managing new Paper Coating Pilot Plant.

Sales students score at national competition (April 10) Sales and business marketing Jeremy Fulks and Toni Cassise score high at national competition in Atlanta.

Leelanau Institute offers unique way to study holistic health (April 10) Rare educational experience available in Northern Michigan starting July 27.

Lansing woman is WMU's Outstanding Adult Learner (April 10) Teresa Ann Merritt-Ellis will receive the award Wednesday, April 16, at ceremony in Lansing.

President Litynski testifies on higher education budget (April 9) Complete text of Interim President Litynski's April 2 testimony before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education.

Senior dance majors give final performance (April 9) Seven seniors perform in BFA Graduating Presentations in Dance Saturday and Sunday, April 12-13, in Dalton Center.

Senior is WMU's second Goldwater Scholar (April 8) David Hoogerheide of Portage, Mich., selected from among 1,100 applicants nationwide to received Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.

Bailey and Joslin are keynote speakers at international conference (April 8) WMU professors are keynote speakers at Portuguese Anglo-American Studies Association Conference in Lisbon.

Expert talks about creating a 'greenprint' for the world (April 8) Expert on campus "greening" projects, Oberlin College's Dr. David Orr speaks April 17 in Schneider Hall.

Music students invited to present at national conference (April 8) Seven WMU students selected to present at Music Teachers National Association conference in Salt Lake City.

Student volunteers take over community streets Saturday (April 8) About 700 WMU students will perform 3,000 hours of community volunteer service April 12.

Music Therapy Clinic stages annual concert (April 8) Free concert April 14 features participants in the music therapy clinic program and their student therapists.

Hockey Awards Banquet is Saturday (April 7) Reservations for April 12 Bronco hockey banquet requested by Tuesday, April 8.

Free screening available for anxiety disorders (April 6) WMU participates in National Anxiety Disorders Screening Day Wednesday, April 16, with free screenings at Bernhard Center.

Denso manager offers insights into company's inner workings (April 6) Japanese Business Speaker Series presents alumnus Joel Markuicki April 14.

How to find your true self (April 6) WBDC workshop features Sharon Varricchio and Terri Vought Thursday, April 17, at the Kalamazoo County Chamber of Commerce.

Muslim students open 'Window to Other Cultures' (April 6) Muslim Student Association and other student groups hold open house and exhibit on Islamic culture Thursday at the Bernhard Center.

Students sponsor 'Living Peace Sign' (April 4) Silent anti-war demonstration set for Wednesday near Waldo Library.

Two faculty members named fellows in research consortium (April 3) Marianne Frauenknecht and Yuanlong Liu join ranks of about 375 researchers nationwide to achieved fellow status.

Che presents research at Rutgers ecological conference (April 3) Geography's Deborah Che is one of 11 scholars nationwide selected to participate in conference.

Trudy Cobb returns from visiting artist exchange in Portugal (April 3) Artist exchange with Lisbon university is first of its kind for WMU dance department.

Grad student Ora Stokes honored for academic excellence (April 3) Thurgood Marshall Award goes to Jackson, Miss., native pursuing a master's degree in organizational communication.

Scholarships awarded to journalism and broadcasting students (April 3) Freedom Broadcasting Awards and Burke Scholarships go to nine students.

Chinese expert to talk about Tibet's economy, environment (April 3) Chinese Academy of Science's Dr. Cheng Sheng-Kui speaks April 16 on natural resources management.

Faculty choreographer, student dancers honored again (April 3) David Curwen's "Harp Finale" selected for final gala concert at regional American College Dance Festival.

Teacher recruiting program is Tuesday at Bernhard Center (April 3) Job opportunities for teachers showcased; Teacher Placement Day, April 8, free and open to the public.

Researcher talks about the incredible adaptations of life (April 3) Arizona State's Dr. Everett Shock lectures April 8 on "Life Where We Least Expect It and the Limits of Habitability."

Canadian studies roundtable comes to Fetzer Center (April 3) Members of Michigan Canadian Studies Roundtable converge on the WMU campus April 11.

Bridging global, cultural and racial divides (April 3) Two-day Great Lakes Regional Counseling Psychology Conference begins Friday, April 4, at Fetzer Center.

Concerto competition winners featured in Miller concert (April 2) Student soloists Michael Idzior, Diana Larson and Henning Vauth perform April 13 with University Symphony Orchestra.

Russian jazz hornist performs with Jazz Lab Band (April 2) Guest artist Arkady Shilkloper and Jazz Lab Band offer free concert Thursday evening, April 10.

Trombone Choir offers free performance (April 2) WMU's 16-member Trombone Choir performs works by Gabrieli, Arcadelt, Simon and Garfunkel and others April 9.

GC II performs Tuesday in the Dalton Center (April 2) GC II presents a free concert Tuesday, April 8, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

School of Music sponsors annual Spring Conference (April 2) 35th annual Spring Conference on Wind and Percussion Music is Friday, April 4.

Music Binge Tour comes to campus Saturday (April 2) Saturday afternoon activities fair concludes with free concert featuring band OK Go in the Miller Auditorium Plaza.

Superintendent-turned-professor leads College of Education (April 1) Dr. Gary L. Wegenke is new dean of WMU's oldest college, fourth-largest producer of teachers in the nation.

Theatre patriarch Zack York to receive honorary degree (April 1) Dr. Zack L. York will receive an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree at commencement ceremonies April 26.

Von Washington stars in new PBS movie airing nationwide (April 1) Washington stars in "China," airing locally on WGVU tonight at 10 p.m. and repeating Thursday at 5:30 a.m.

Students make statement through silence (April 1) Students "speak out" for gay rights by not speaking for nine hours April 9 as part of national Day of Silence.

Events set for Graduate Student Appreciation (April 1) Events and activities recognizing graduate students begin April 3 and continue throughout the month.

Two new doctoral programs to be offered this fall (April 1) Doctor of philosophy degrees in evaluation, educational leadership and Spanish approved.

Two new undergraduate majors approved (April 1) Personal financial planning and global and international studies majors will be launched in fall 2003.

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