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Sept. 30, 2003, Kalamazoo MI USA

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September 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.

Fortepianist Malcolm Bilson performs in Dalton (Sept. 30) One of the world's most respected interpreters of classical piano works performs and lectures at WMU Oct. 2-3.

Poet Sydney Lea comes to campus for reading (Sept. 29) Gwen Frostic Reading Series continues Thursday, Oct. 2, with founder and editor of the New England Review.

Hal Bate earns award from SHHH (Sept. 29) Professor of speech pathology and audiology receives 2003 Professional Advisory Support Award at SHHH international convention.

Klass and Joyce get paper patent (Sept. 29) Patent covers new manufacturing technology, which improves the quality and affordability of coated ink jet and digital imaging papers.

Itzhak Perlman returns to Miller Auditorium (Sept. 29) Internationally acclaimed violinist returns to Kalamazoo for the first time in six years for a single performance Oct. 1.

Ballet Gran Folklorico de Mexico comes to WMU (Sept. 29) Ballet features swirling dancers, passionate songs on a dazzling journey covering 1,000 years of Mexican heritage, Oct. 4.

Volunteers needed for Homecoming Campus Classic (Sept. 26) Annual 5K run/walk draws upward of 1,500 participants, volunteers receive free race shirt, brunch and chance to win prizes.

Latin American author to lecture on campus (Sept. 26) Noted El Salvadorian author and playwright Mario Bencastro delivers free public lecture and reading Oct. 6.

Dispelling ecological myths about Native Americans (Sept. 26) Brown University's Dr. Shepard Krech III dispels stereotype of Native Americans as country's first environmentalists.

Guest lecturer looks at the future of travel and leisure (Sept. 26) AAA executive Jim McDowell talks about "Travel Into An Uncertain Future," part of Centennial Scholar and Artist Series, Oct. 3.

Drama reveals Women of War (Sept. 25) University Theatre presents adaptation of Euripides classic, "Women of Troy...Women of War," for seven performances, Sept. 25-28, Oct. 2-4.

Former president returns to campus for book signing (Sept. 25) President Emeritus Haenicke on campus Oct. 8 to sign copies of his new book "Wednesdays with Diether."

Student selected for Pan-American research institute (Sept. 24) Doctoral candidate Pedro Gonzalez travels to Brazil in October to present two research proposals at Pan-American materials institute.

Scholar talks about communication in city planning (Sept. 24) Nebraska's Dr. Kathleen Crone comes to WMU Oct. 3 as part of Visiting Scholars and Artists Program.

Ground water experts to gather at WMU (Sept. 24) Leading experts from 13 states converge at Fetzer Center for Oct. 1-3 Midwest Ground Water Conference.

Scientists discuss amazing abilities of bacteria (Sept. 24) American Society of Microbiology conference, "Life in Extreme Environments," is Oct. 4 at Fetzer Center.

WMU centennial celebrated in fabric by area quilters (Sept. 23) Kalamazoo-area quilters salute WMU's 100th anniversary with Sept. 28-30 exhibition of centennial-theme quilts.

Plans announced for 2004 MLK celebration (Sept. 23) WMU and Northside Ministerial Alliance bring Dr. Michael Eric Dyson to Kalamazoo for Jan. 11, 2004, keynote address.

Work officially begins on centennial Habitat house (Sept. 22) WMU and Habitat for Humanity officially begin work on student-initiated Habitat house Sept. 27.

Engineering job fair at Parkview Campus (Sept. 22) About 45 companies with job and internship opportunities represented Thursday, Sept 25, at Engineering Opportunity Day.

Physics department upgrades research capabilities (Sept. 18) National Science Foundation grant provides for upgrade of WMU's 90,000-pound Tandem Van de Graaff particle accelerator.

Rice University president opens economics lecture series (Sept. 18) Rice University's Dr. Malcolm Gillis kicks off the Werner Sichel Lecture-Seminar Series with Sept. 24 talk.

Hearing loss provides subject matter for visiting artist (Sept. 18) Joseph Grigley, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, comes to WMU for a slide-lecture of his work Sept. 25.

Keystone series kicks off with Bermo president (Sept. 18) Ed Bernard presents "Only in America--And Only in Kalamazoo" Sept. 26 as part of business breakfast series.

WMU and its faculty reach tentative agreement (Sept. 18) Changes to existing contract must still be approved by vote of the faculty and WMU Board of Trustees.

Inductees chosen for Athletic Hall of Fame's 20th anniversary (Sept. 17) Six former student-athletes representing six different varsity sports will be inducted Nov. 14.

LBGT fall welcome celebration is Friday (Sept. 16) Communitywide celebration sponsored by Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay and Transgender Student Services is Friday, Sept. 19, in the Wesley Foundation.

Fall enrollment is second highest ever (Sept. 14) Fall 2003 enrollment of 29,178 is slightly below 2002 record, graduate student enrollment reaches all-time high, more than 700 doctoral candidates enrolled.

Research and program grants in 2002-03 exceed $32 million (Sept. 14) Year-end total of $32.9 million includes more than $1.9 million awarded in June.

Gift total to WMU for 2002-03 tops $19.4 million (Sept. 14) Past four years have seen the four largest one-year gift totals in WMU history.

Trustees approve appointments, retirements, resignations (Sept. 14) Bass named interim chair in dance, appointments of Powell and Rosine confirmed, other personnel changes approved.

Trustees clear path for state funding of HHS building (Sept. 14) Procedural items approved, opening door for state funds for College of Health and Human Services building construction.

Opera star Susan B. Anthony to receive honorary degree (Sept. 12) Distinguished alumna and internationally recognized singer to receive honorary doctor of fine arts degree.

Alumna and opera star gives rare U.S. performances (Sept. 12) Susan B. Anthony gives two performances, a master class and lectures during her residency Oct. 2-11 at her alma mater.

Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist talks about power of images (Sept. 12) Art Spiegelman is first speaker in Centennial Scholar and Artist Series Sept. 22.

Centennial Lecture Series on Globalization starts Sept. 24 (Sept. 12) Monthly lectures continue through March at WMU-Grand Rapids' Graduate Center-Downtown.

New Issues releasing four poetry collections (Sept. 12) Collections by John Rybicki, Gail Martin, Brian Henry and Ruth Ellen Kocher released this fall by New Issues Press.

Community invited to study abroad fair (Sept. 11) Study Abroad Fair is free and open to the public Wednesday, Sept. 17, South Ballroom, Bernhard Center.

Tuesday is deadline for Black Alumni Reunion registration (Sept. 11) Second Black Alumni Reunion is Sept. 18-21. Registration by Tuesday, Sept. 16, is required.

WFS presents area debut of "Whale Rider" (Sept. 11) Sundance Film Festival award winner comes to Little Theatre for six screenings Sept. 19-21.

DaXun Zhang opens Young Concert Artists Series (Sept. 11) Zhang is first double bassist selected for Young Concert Artists Series, performs Sept. 23 at Dalton Center.

Trustees meet Sept. 12 at innovation center (Sept. 11) Board of Trustees meets Friday at Southwest Michigan Innovation Center on Parkview Campus.

Jazz singer Curtis Stigers comes to Dalton Center (Sept. 10) Touring with Stigers and performing in the Monday, Sept. 15, concert is WMU music alumnus Keith Hall.

Campus community to observe moment of silence (Sept. 10) President Bailey endorses WSA resolution calling for campuswide moment of silence at 9:11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 11.

Panel examines U.S. foreign policy since 9.11 (Sept. 10) "The Bush Administration's Response Since 9.11" discussed as part of Thursday's second anniversary observance.

Program of remembrance will be held in library (Sept. 9) University Libraries faculty and staff will conduct a program of remembrance for Sept. 11 victims and their families.

Candlelight procession concludes 9.11 activities (Sept. 9) Student organizations sponsor second annual candlelight procession across center of campus in remembrance of Sept. 11 victims and families.

Alpha Omega sponsors prayer vigil for 9.11 (Sept. 9) Vigil and remembrance for the families of victims of Sept. 11 terrorist attacks is Thursday evening near Kruglak Sundial.

Second edition of undergraduate journal debuts (Sept. 9) Second edition of The Laureate, WMU's only undergraduate literary journal, debuts with readings Friday at Lee Honors College.

Gambino named to Spartan Stores board (Sept. 9) Director of WMU's Food Marketing Program Frank Gambino elected to the board of directors of Spartan Stores Inc.

Women's basketball team takes on national champs (Sept. 8) Schedule for 2003-04 released, includes contests versus Michigan, North Carolina, Purdue and defending national champion UConn.

Men's basketball team opens at home versus USC (Sept. 8) New coach Steve Hawkins debuts at home versus Southern Cal, 2003-04 campaign includes tough non-conference schedule.

Baseball's Fred Decker to retire after 2004 season (Sept. 6) In 28 seasons as head baseball coach, Decker compiles 770 wins, most ever by any coach in any sport in school history.

Engineering building set for Sept. 12 dedication (Sept. 6) New 343,000-square-foot facility on Parkview Campus is WMU's largest building, serves 3,000 engineering students.

Renowned environmentalist to speak on campus (Sept. 6) Oberlin's Dr. David Orr gives free lecture in Schneider Hall Thursday evening, Sept. 11.

Grant awarded to enhance court database (Sept. 5) Political science's Ashlyn Kuersten awarded part of NSF grant to enhance database of decisions made by U.S. Court of Appeals.

Dona G. Icabone named ombudsman (Sept. 5) Associate professor of educational studies leaves teaching duties for new role in 27-year career at WMU.

New resources available for custodial grandparents (Sept. 5) Faculty experts Dannison and Smith create new set of guidebooks, videotapes for grandparents assuming roles as parents to their grandchildren.

Bailey defines her values in inaugural address (Sept. 4) Judith I. Bailey officially inaugurated as the seventh president of Western Michigan University as part of centennial celebration gala.

Inauguration and centennial gala on television (Sept. 4) Centennial Gala and inauguration of President Bailey air on WMU EduCable and Community Access cable television Friday and Monday.

Metro Transit bus schedules available on the Web (Sept. 3) Maps and schedules of all routes, including the new Parkview Campus, available as PDF files through Metro Transit Web site.

WMU's Khillah defeated at World University Games (Sept. 3) Taekwondo coach Amir Khillah, drops close first-round match at World University Games in South Korea.

Fifties musical "Grease" comes to Miller Auditorium (Sept. 3) Hot new production of popular musical comes to WMU for five performances Sept. 26-28, with guest star Frankie Avalon.

KIA and Sangren exhibits feature WMU print collection (Sept. 2) "Progress Proof" highlights best of WMU's print collection in concurrent Sangren and KIA exhibits through Oct. 12.

President Bailey to dedicate replica of historic trolley (Sept. 1) Full-scale replica of famous campus landmark built by four engineering students dedicated Sept. 5 as part of centennial celebration.

Panel addresses lasting impact of Sept. 11 (Sept. 1) Lee Honors College assembles panel of experts for discussion on the second anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks.

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