WMU News

June 30, 2003, Kalamazoo MI USA

Office of University Relations

June 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.

WMU offices closed for Fourth of July holiday (June 30) WMU offices closed, no classes held Friday, July 4, in honor of U.S. Independence Day.

WMU awarded two more NCAA regional tournaments (June 30) WMU and Van Andel Arena land bids for NCAA Hockey Midwest Regionals in 2005 and 2007, already awarded regional for 2004.

WMU team completes 2,200-mile air race (June 27) Aviators Michelle Glisan and Amanda Gruden place 23rd in annual all-woman, cross-country event, highest finish for a WMU team in four races.

State Farm supports prospective minority teachers (June 27) Five minority students seeking careers as teachers will receive $6,000 over two years from State Farm.

Three finance students get State Farm scholarships (June 27) Tiauna Archibald, Cynthia Carstairs and Kelli McBurrows each receive $2,000 scholarships.

McNair Scholars honored for undergraduate research (June 27) Complete list of 26 undergraduate scholars honored during McNair Scholars Research Symposium and Trio Day Luncheon.

Postal Service recognizes WMU centennial (June 27) Postal Service at Kalamazoo processing and distribution center will use special cancellation stamp beginning July 1.

Fort St. Joseph project lands preservation award (June 26) Gov. Granholm applauds work of WMU researchers in efforts to document 300-year-old fort site near Niles, Mich.

Supply chain specialists lauded for contributions to journal (June 26) Richard Plank, Robert Landeros and Robert Reck, among the journal's most-productive authors during the 1990s.

Mintz gets APA scholarship (June 26) Adam Mintz, a sophomore pre-business major, receives $500 award for children of APA members.

Bailey starts with a gift (June 25) Within days of taking office as WMU's seventh president, Judith Bailey made a $25,000 gift to the University's centennial campaign.

Free HIV testing available Friday (June 25) Sindecuse Health Center offers free anonymous HIV counseling and testing to all WMU students, faculty and staff June 27.

Western News adds July 3 issue (June 25) Added issue of faculty/staff newsletter is last until Aug. 28 start of fall semester. Employees encouraged to check WMU News on the Web.

Two commencement ceremonies set for Saturday (June 25) More than 1,400 degrees will be awarded June 28, Judith Bailey presides over her first commencement ceremonies as WMU president.

Haym Kruglak (June 25) Professor emeritus of physics died June 14.

Joseph "Art" Jevert (June 25) Associate professor emeritus of health, physical education and recreation died June 5.

Thomas wins blueberry growers scholarship (June 25) WMU junior from Grand Junction gets $500 scholarship from MBG Marketing/Michigan Blueberry Growers Association.

Third Coast young writers offer readings (June 25) Writers ages 10-13 complete two-week Third Coast writing camp with free public reading June 27 at Fetzer Center.

Biological science award recipients announced (June 25) Complete list of 14 biological sciences award and scholarship recipients.

2003 Air Race Classic 'flight log' (June 24) Daily updates from WMU aviators Michelle Glisan and Amanda Gruden from their 2,200-mile air race from Kansas to North Carolina June 21-24.

WMU commencement ceremony moved to... Kansas? (June 24) WMU graduate Clifford Ferree misses commencement because of military service, has special ceremony at Fort Riley, Kan.

President Bailey addresses affirmative action rulings (June 24) President Judith Bailey addresses yesterday's Supreme Court rulings on affirmative action in admission practices.

Former airline exec named dean of aviation college (June 24) Rick Maloney, retired vice president for flight operations and system chief pilot for United Airlines, is new dean of College of Aviation.

Student volunteers help clean up Goldsworth Pond (June 19) Students are working with landscape services and environmental studies June 20 to help bioremediate pond.

Alumna co-authors history of Chicago's Maxwell Street (June 19) Lori Grove co-authors pictorial history of famed "Ellis Island of the Midwest," birthplace of Chicago electric blues.

Alumna Gil-Garcia receives two Fulbright grants (June 19) Dr. Ana Gil-Garcia named to the Fulbright Senior Specialist Roster, also receives a Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant.

Fall start set for next pilot-training course (June 19) Aviation officials recruiting now to fill available seats in the next accelerated pilot training course, set to start Aug. 28.

Alumni Association selects leadership for 2003-04 (June 19) Lynn Kellogg of Benton Harbor is new Alumni Association president, thirteen elected to association board of directors.

Sindecuse Health Center earns reaccreditation (June 19) Sindecuse Health Center reaccredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.

Workshop focuses on handheld computers in education (June 19) Deadline for registration is July 18 for "Implementing Handheld Computers in the Classroom" workshop.

WMU team introduces all-new solar car for 2003 race (June 17) New version of Sunseeker is lighter, more efficient; team prepares for 2,255-mile solar car race July 13-23.

Arts and sciences students honored for research (June 16) Thirty-nine undergraduate students recognized by College of Arts and Sciences for their research, creative work.

New Sunseeker to be unveiled Tuesday morning (June 16) Students prepare for American Solar Challenge, unveil 2003 version of WMU solar car June 17 in front of Waldo Library.

WMU junior headed to Finland for trombone competition (June 16) Chris Vanhof is one of two finalists worldwide in an International Trombone Association competition in Helsinki this summer.

Entries invited for Third Coast Fiction Award (June 13) Literary magazine sponsors 2004 fiction award with top prize of $1,000 and publication of the winning manuscript.

Juneteenth celebration set for Dalton Center (June 12) "The Persistence of Liberation Struggle" is theme for West Michigan's Fourth Annual Juneteenth Celebration Sunday, June 22.

State Farm donates $64,000 to WMU (June 12) State Farm gives $34,000 for business program in financial planning services; $30,000 to support minority students pursuing careers as teachers.

Legislature to vote on $10 million for WMU life sciences research (June 11) WMU base funding would increase by $10 million for center aimed at retaining Pfizer scientists in Michigan.

Public invited to Lori Sims recording sessions (June 11) Pianist and professor of music will record performances for upcoming solo CD before a live audience June 27-28. Free admission.

WMU aviators take off for classic national race (June 10) Two WMU women leave June 16 to head for the start of the 2003 Air Race Classic, an all woman cross-country event.

Configuration Solutions donates $300,000 to engineering college (June 10) Kalamazoo-based firm led by WMU engineering graduate donates software valued at $309,000 to engineering college.

Von Washington PBS movie airs June 25 in West Michigan (June 10) "China," an original drama starring WMU's Von Washington airs June 25 on West Michigan PBS station WGVU.

Judith Bailey officially begins presidency (June 9) Bailey officially takes office as WMU's seventh president, issues an open letter to the University community.

WMU students awarded record number of Fulbrights (June 6) Three graduate students headed to Bolivia, Germany and Senegal with Fulbright Fellowships for international study and research abroad.

Undergraduates get awards for research, creative activities (June 6) Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Awards for fall semester go to 17 students.

CDS given glowing review and reaccreditation (June 6) WMU Center of Disability Services given a glowing review as part of a three-year reaccreditation.

West Africa is next stop for area educators (June 6) WMU and public school educators depart for Senegal June 12, hold sendoff event with their supporters at KPS Professional Development Center.

Forum tests ability of minors to buy alcohol (June 6) Responsible Hospitality Forum conducting random compliance checks throughout Kalamazoo County this summer.

'Celebration of Women' fundraiser is Thursday (June 6) Western's Organization for Women holding fund-raising event at Kraftbrau Brewery Thursday, June 12.

Jorgens to be feted at reception (June 5) Retirement reception June 12 honors Elise B. Jorgens, former interim provost, dean of arts and sciences and 25-year member of the faculty.

Walter praised by paper and pulp industry colleagues (June 5) Jan Walter honored for service to the paper and pulp industry at TAPPI Coating and Graphic Arts Conference.

Western News not published in July or August (June 5) Final issue until September of faculty-staff newsletter will be published June 19.

Laurence H. Berman (June 5) Retired director of the University Counseling and Testing Center died May 26.

Rosales named to Academic All-MAC Team (June 5) Baseball short stop and business major Adam Rosales named to the Academic All-Mid American Conference Team.

Sophomore places third at prestigious music competition (June 4) Matt Heredia awarded a $750 prize for placing third in competition at the International Society of Bassists convention.

Paula Haughn joins sports information staff (June 2) Haughn replaces Geoffrey Brown, serves as media contact for baseball, women's basketball, gymnastics, volleyball.

Dirty diapers help researchers pinpoint fetal health risks (June 1) Research of Kalamazoo area newborns may offer first conclusive evidence of health risk posed by environmental pollutants.

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