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
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
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
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
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
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
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"
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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.