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May 31, 2003, Kalamazoo MI USA

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May 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.

Book on Franciscans takes Grundler Prize (May 30) "The Spiritual Franciscans" by Dr. David Burr wins Otto Grundler Prize at 2003 International Congress on Medieval Studies.

Two students picked to perform in prestigious competition (May 30) Graduate student Don Sibley and sophomore Matt Heredia invited to competition of the International Society of Bassists.

Grad student in music therapy garners two awards (May 30) Karen Kwok of Mississauga, Ontario, awarded Birmingham Musicale and Michigan Music Therapists scholarships.

Sky Broncos take third in national championship (May 30) WMU precision flight team finishes among the nation's top three for the 12th consecutive year. Team and individual results.

Trustee meeting rescheduled (May 30) Next meeting of Board of Trustees is July 16.

Breu uses Fulbright for research in Turkey (May 30) Associate professor of family and consumer sciences will continue two research projects and teach in Turkey.

APA, PSSO honor members at annual event (May 30) Three APA members and two PSSO members honored at annual awards luncheon.

Weaver gets statewide honor from United Way (May 30) Michigan Association of United Ways recognizes WMU employee Don Weaver with Walter A. Campbell Award.

Girls on the Run celebration is Friday evening (May 28) Annual 5K run/walk event and picnic on campus Friday, May 30, to celebrate accomplishments of young girls in Girls on the Run program.

Father of Medallion Scholarships, Mike Kemp, dies (May 28) J. Michael Kemp, past member of the Board of Trustees and former director of the WMU Foundation, died May 23.

Alumnus Bill Cecil is Michigan Teacher of the Year (May 27) Waverly Community Schools teacher and 1986 WMU graduate selected as state's Teacher of the Year for 2003-04.

WMU celebrates its 100th anniversary (May 27) WMU founded May 27, 1903; centennial celebration begins fall semester with Sept. 3 kick-off gala in Miller Auditorium and inauguration of President Judith Bailey.

Two Broncos gain Academic All-District honors (May 27) Seniors Ryan Maarschalk and Dave Cousineau named to Verizon Academic All-District IV men's first and third teams, respectively.

Africana studies professor selected for NEH grant (May 23) WMU's Mustafa Mirzeler awarded National Endowment for the Humanities grant to support his research on East Africa.

Trolley installed on eve of WMU's 100th birthday (May 22) Full-size non-operating replica of famed Western Trolley installed in front of Bernhard Center, dedication set for September.

Sky Broncos take third in national championship (May 22) WMU places among nation's top three for 12th straight year, sophomore Ian Alexander and junior Marc Kobaissi take top team honors.

Three baseball Broncos named to All-MAC teams (May 22) Seniors Tom Fabrizio and Keith Perez named to All-MAC First Team, senior Brad Mumma earns second-team honors.

WMU tops $125-million goal, continues centennial campaign (May 22) University officials pledge to vigorously seek additional support in the remaining seven months of campaign.

2003 Presidential Scholars announced (May 21) Complete listing of 45 seniors named 2003 Presidential Scholars, including scholars' hometowns, majors, other biographical information.

Chemistry's Elke Schoffers gets NIH grant (May 20) WMU chemist lands $136,000 grant for research that could influence some of the chemical processes used to develop pharmaceuticals.

Ide and Means named Gwen Frostic professors (May 20) Environmental researchers Charles Ide and Jay Means get professorships named for alumna and famed Michigan naturalist.

WMU research center is part of proposed redevelopment (May 20) Proposed $70 million redevelopment of Parchment site includes National Brownfields Redevelopment Research Center.

How to attract minority contractors (May 20) WMU is a sponsor and will play host to May 28 forum of the Michigan Minority Business Development Council.

WMU again playing host to economic development course (May 20) Some of the state and region's most influential economic developers will be at Western Michigan University June 8-13.

WMUK surpasses $158,000 spring fund goal (May 19) Donations made through Web site to public radio station increased significantly, reducing need for traditional on-air phone pledges.

Sky Broncos compete for national flying championship (May 19) WMU precision flight team in North Dakota this week trying to win second straight national flying title.

Elise Jorgens named provost at College of Charleston (May 16) Interim provost, arts and sciences dean and 25-year member of the faculty accepts top academic post at one of the nation's oldest colleges.

Catherine Julien earns coveted Guggenheim Fellowship (May 15) History professor awarded prestigious Guggenheim to complete book on Spanish conquest of the Inca empire.

'Muslim feminist cowgirl' to speak in Kalamazoo (May 15) Lawyer and writer Asma Gull Hasan presents "Straight Talk From an American Muslim" May 28 in Chenery Auditorium.

Rozycki is top senior ROTC cadet at WMU (May 15) Senior aviation flight science major.Joseph P. Rozycki receives ROTC's George C. Marshall Award.

Registration deadline is June 13 for summer band camp (May 15) Bronco Marching Band Summer Camp is June 22-25 on campus.

Writing workshop on Beaver Island combines work and play (May 15) Registration deadline is July 25 for "Writing for Publication Workshop" at the Beaver Island Community School.

New book explores the lore, lure and love of 'Buffy' (May 14) WMU professor and pop-culture expert Dr. Toby Daspit authors chapter in new book about "Buffy the Vampire Slayer."

WMU graduates first class of nonprofit leaders (May 14) First five students successfully complete program aimed at making them the leaders of tomorrow's nonprofit organizations.

Junior Nina Mayra honored for volunteer service (May 14) Political science major from Troy, Mich., is 2003 STAR Award-recipient for volunteer service in Kalamazoo.

April 2003 doctoral recipients announced (May 14) Fourteen students received doctoral degrees during April commencement ceremonies.

WIDR rocks for Habitat (May 12) WIDR FM annual benefit concert, featuring Pilot Scott Tracy and other bands, is May 22 at Kraftbrau, proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity.

Softball Broncos earn MAC championship (May 10) Broncos go 3-0 in MAC championship series, win first softball title since 1984 and advance to NCAA Tournament.

Judith Bailey elected WMU's seventh president (May 9) Trustees vote unanimously to approve selection of Dr. Judith I. Bailey as president of Western Michigan University.

Sky Broncos set to defend national title (May 9) WMU's precision flight team heads to North Dakota for National Intercollegiate Flying Association championship May 17-21.

WMU research may help children with autism (May 9) Doctoral candidate Caio Miguel publishes findings that may help solve problem of teaching language to autistic children.

Long helps auto industry understand vision problems (May 9) WMU's Richard Long will describe needs of visually impaired pedestrians at auto industry conference in Dearborn.

Geography professor awarded fellowship for Japanese studies (May 9) Gregory Veeck awarded fellowship to attend institute on incorporating Japanese studies in undergraduate curricula.

Web workshop focuses on information gathering (May 9) Professional development workshop May 22 designed to help librarians, students, others find information on the Internet.

Elmer J. Brune (May 9) Emeritus in industrial engineering died Jan. 21.

Clarence W. Hackney (May 9) Emeritus in mathematics died Dec. 26, 2002.

Waldemar E. Klammer (May 9) Emeritus in industrial technology and education died Dec. 23, 2002.

Conner "Bill" Otteson (May 9) Emeritus in marketing died May 3.

Budget constraints force Western News to downsize (May 8) Faculty-staff newsletter condensed to smaller format, will not be published in July or August to help trim costs.

History buffs see Bailey pick as centennial coincidence (May 8) If confirmed, Judith Bailey will be the second president to go from leading Northern Michigan to the top post at WMU.

Four Broncos make All-MAC softball teams (May 8) Juniors Jaymie Voss and Laura Stewart named to All-MAC First Team; seniors Angie Fiero and Gina Dobbs get second-team honors.

Trustees meet for vote on presidential candidate (May 7) Trustees meet Friday, May 9, to consider nomination of Judith Bailey as seventh president of WMU.

Golf's Bieniek named Academic All-MAC (May 7) April business graduate Erica Bieniek concludes varsity golf career with virtually every team record and multiple all-conference honors.

Men's tennis players earn conference academic honors (May 7) WMU student-athletes take four of the eight available spots on the 2003 Academic All-Mid-American Conference team.

Broncos shine at STAR Awards (May 6) Junior Nina Mayra, alumna Betty Wolbers and the Bronco football team are among 10 individuals and groups honored for volunteer community service.

Michigan History includes tribute to WMU gridiron great (May 5) State history magazine features Sam Dunlap, WMU's first black athlete, who set football records in 1915 that still stand today.

Former track and field greats return for final home meet (May 5) About 150 track alumni return to campus, including 11 WMU Hall of Fame members and 30 former All-Americans.

Nature photographer Cooper donates work to WMU (May 2) Award-winning polar bear photo by alumnus Thomas Cooper featured in publications, calendars, greeting cards, now part of WMU art collection.

More than 1,000 talented high school artists come to campus (May 2) Michigan Youth Arts Festival is Thursday through Saturday, May 8-10, includes public performances and exhibitions.

Five soloist selected for Youth Symphony (May 2) Outstanding high school musicians will solo with Detroit's Metropolitan Youth Symphony at the Michigan Youth Arts Festival.

Medievalists make annual pilgrimage to Kalamazoo (May 2) International Congress on Medieval Studies draws 3,000 international scholars to WMU campus May 8-11.

Oscar-winner 'The Pianist' finally comes to Kalamazoo (May 2) Kalamazoo Film Society presents area debut of Academy Award-winning Roman Polanski film May 9-11.

NMU's Bailey recommended for WMU presidency (May 1) Trustees to vote May 9 on nomination of Dr. Judith I. Bailey as the seventh president of Western Michigan University.

Hawkins named men's basketball coach (May 1) Third-year assistant coach Steve Hawkins named to replace Robert McCullum, signs five-year agreement to lead Bronco men's basketball.

Broncos plan to celebrate centennial versus Michigan (May 1) Tuesday afternoon "Centennial Baseball Game" features free admission, 25-cent hot dogs, barbershop quartet and contest versus Wolverines.

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