WMU News

Aug. 31, 2003, Kalamazoo MI USA

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August 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.

Rosine to head legislative affairs (Aug. 29) Former director of MDOT Gregory Rosine picked as new vice president for legislative affairs.

Hung Peng Lee (Aug. 28) Assistant professor emeritus of social studies died July 4.

Got questions? Get help. (Aug. 27) Sangren Hall Help Desk is there to answer student and faculty questions beginning Friday, Aug. 29, the first full day of classes.

Centennial gala begins with presidential inauguration (Aug. 26) Tickets required for free centennial gala and president's inauguration Sept. 3 in Miller Auditorium.

Industry pros join aviation college leadership team (Aug. 26) Longtime United Airlines flight executives take charge of operations, safety and simulation in College of Aviation.

Awards go to outstanding economics grad students (Aug. 26) Elias Harik Award goes to Sebastian Armasu, and Jannaya Amornwittayarak earns Floyd Moore Award.

Broncos versus Spartans televised (Aug. 26) Saturday's football game at Michigan State televised nationally on ESPN+ and in West Michigan on WXMI FOX 17.

ATO has new fund raiser for Habitat (Aug. 25) Alpha Tau Omega fraternity raising money for WMU Habitat house with 24-hour "Couch Potato Camp Out" on Prominade, Aug. 27-28.

Tickets on sale for both Marineau-Mazzie concerts (Aug. 25) Tickets for concerts Sept. 4-5 featuring Broadway stars on sale to general public, discounts for faculty, staff and students.

Scholars and artists join in centennial celebration (Aug. 25) Leaders in education, industry, arts and science come to campus for centennial series of lectures and performances.

President Bailey emphasizes "good neighbor" policy (Aug. 24) President addresses neighborhood concerns in open letter published in Kalamazoo Gazette, outlines WMU corrective actions.

WMU among nation's top 100 for fifth straight year (Aug. 22) U.S. News & World Report again ranks WMU among nation's top-100 public universities.

Marketing department announces scholarship recipients (Aug. 22) Complete list of 50 scholarship recipients in the Department of Marketing.

Prison-based Braille group funds $160,000 in scholarships (Aug. 22) Braille translating organization composed of inmates at Jackson prison translates 4.5 million pages into Braille annually.

Weinger gets Fulbright for research in Cameroon (Aug. 22) Social work's Dr. Susan Weinger heads back to West Africa to teach and conduct research on women in society.

Bronco Bash rocks Fountain Plaza (Aug. 20) More than 25,000 students and others expected for 23rd annual celebration of start of university year Wednesday, Aug. 27.

Job fair connects students with part-time jobs (Aug. 20) Career & Student Employment Services sponsors Aug. 25 job fair for part-time employment for students.

Career fair focuses on nursing (Aug. 20) About 30 health care employers expected for Aug. 28 Nursing Opportunity Day career fair for WMU nursing students.

Student group promotes responsible fun (Aug. 20) Students Socializing Safely matches first-year students with mentors and provides free social activities.

First students arrive on campus for Bronco Days (Aug. 20) Some 1,500 first-time students expected on campus today through Saturday for fifth annual Bronco Days.

International student orientation covers a lot of ground (Aug. 20) Special orientation Aug. 21-27 includes how to get a state ID, shopping in Kalamazoo and a day at Lake Michigan.

Young workers aim for more than high salaries (Aug. 20) CSES survey of recent WMU graduates includes annual average salaries, shows that most value quality work life over huge paychecks.

British scholarship students complete flight training (Aug. 20) Three British citizens overcame physical disabilities to learn to fly this summer at WMU College of Aviation.

Alcohol policy reiterated in letter to students (Aug. 18) Complete text of letter from President Bailey to all students regarding WMU policy on alcoholic beverages and destructive behavior.

Teachers hit the books to improve early education (Aug. 15) WMU becomes partner in effort to increase the educational levels of child-care providers.

Getting a handle on Head Start (Aug. 15) WMU expert Regena Fails-Nelson expresses concern for quality if funding for Head Start is turned over to the states.

Leave no teacher behind (Aug. 15) Michigan teachers in good position to meet controversial standards because of the strength of state's teacher education universities.

Putting measurement tools to the test (Aug. 15) America putting too much stock in test results as sole measure of teaching and education quality, says Dr. Arlen Gullickson.

Loan relief on the horizon for education majors (Aug. 15) Congress looking at ways to forgive up to $17,500 in student loans for some instructors who commit to teaching in needy schools.

Tickets for Marineau and Mazzie concert go on sale (Aug. 15) Tickets for Sept. 5 concert featuring Broadway stars and alumnae Marin Mazzie and Barbara Marineau go on sale to the general public.

William O. Haynes (Aug. 14) Associate professor emeritus in consumer resources and technology died Aug. 12.

WMU Web will be "off line" Sunday (Aug. 13) Web pages at www.wmich.edu will be unavailable Aug. 17 from midnight to 8 a.m., including the WMU home page and WMU News.

WMU alumna gets prestigious Michigan library award (Aug. 11) Library science and geography graduate Ann Marie Sanders earns Jennie Award for outstanding service to Michigan documents community.

Volleyball Broncos take on alumnae Friday (Aug. 11) Competition features former players from the past three decades, "Meet the Team" reception follows.

WMU student competes at World University Games (Aug. 8) Amir Khillah, coach of WMU's Taekwondo Club, travels to South Korea for World University Games Aug. 21-31.

Stryker Instruments named Employer of the Year (Aug. 8) Career & Student Employment Services selects Stryker Instruments of Kalamazoo as the 2002-03 Employer of the Year.

Hugh G. Archer (Aug. 8) Associate professor emeritus of education died Aug. 4.

Battle Creek forum offers contacts with government buyers (Aug. 8) Business Opportunity Forum at Fort Custer Industrial Park Aug. 21 connects businesses of all sizes with government buyers.

Workshop explores federal contracting opportunities (Aug. 8) Workshop at Kalamazoo County Chamber of Commerce Aug. 14 is for woman-owned and small disadvantaged businesses.

Paper Tech Foundation to hold annual meeting (Aug. 8) Mark R. Gardner of Sappi Fine Paper North America is opening night speaker for PTF annual meeting Oct. 9-10.

Bailey updates campus community on layoffs, hiring freeze (Aug. 7) President Bailey's message to the campus community on job reductions, layoffs and the hiring freeze.

Granholm presents $10 million check for biosciences center (Aug. 5) Gov. Granholm presents President Bailey with with ceremonial check for new Biosciences Research and Commercialization Center.

Charles Thomas Brown (Aug. 4) Distinguished university professor emeritus of communication arts and sciences died July 29.

NWF holiday cards feature Cooper's polar bears (Aug. 4) Photos by alumnus Thomas Cooper continue to gain worldwide exposure, including National Wildlife Federation holiday greeting card.

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