November 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.
Dybek's latest book earns high
praise (Nov. 26) Early reviews of "I Sailed With
Magellan" by Stuart Dybek refer to the book as "beautifully
written" and "a remarkable novel."
Speaker to deliver a dose of good
news about the world (Nov. 26) Economist Dr. David Lam
examines how the world survived the population explosion of the
past 50 years in Dec. 3 lecture.
Visiting professor discusses state
legislatures (Nov. 26) Indiana University's Dr. Gerald
Wright is next guest lecturer in Government and Politics Distinguished
Speakers Series Dec. 5.
New impregnator installed at paper
pilot plant (Nov. 26) Latest addition to research facilities
will be of interest to papermakers, converters, suppliers looking
to enhance properties in their products.
How to find out if WMU is closed
(Nov. 25) There are three ways to determine if WMU is closed
because of severe winter weather; always assume the University
is open until notified otherwise.
Authors with WMU ties attend book
signings (Nov. 25) An alumna, two members of the faculty
and a former president of WMU will be signing their latest books
Nov. 28-30 at Kazoo Books.
Copperfield brings 'Grand Illusion'
to Miller Auditorium (Nov. 25) Hailed as the greatest
illusionist of our time, David Copperfield comes to Kalamazoo
for two shows Dec. 10.
WMU offices closed for Thanksgiving
holiday (Nov. 24) Nearly all offices closed Nov. 27-30,
reduced hours for library, recreation center and other facilities
during holiday weekend.
Campus Holiday Food Drive gains
momentum (Nov. 23) Walwood Hall contributes more than
200 cans of food to WSA-sponsored effort for community food drive,
which ends Dec. 5.
Graduate dean honored for life's
work (Nov. 23) William Wiener honored with lifetime achievement
award by the Disability Resource Center of Southwestern Michigan.
Libraries use Web technology for
access (Nov. 23) Students, faculty and staff urged to
obtain a Bronco NetID for easy access to library resources beginning
Personal Web pages off line Thanksgiving
weekend (Nov. 23) Student, faculty and staff personal
Web pages will be unavailable all day Saturday and early Sunday,
'Holiday Cabaret' features songs
of the holidays (Nov. 21) University Theatre presents
sounds of American Yuletide, Dec. 4-7, in the Atrium of the Gilmore
Campus landscapers get national
award (Nov. 21) Landscape Services receives Green Star
Honor Award from the Professional Grounds Management Society.
Twelve staff members honored for
excellence (Nov. 21) Recipients announced for fall 2003
semiannual Staff Service Excellence Awards.
Cellist Hannah Holman performs
in Dalton Center (Nov. 20) Guest artist performs sonatas
by Beethoven, Grieg, and Poulenc Tuesday, Nov. 25, in free public
Sunday's bands concert features
emeriti directors (Nov. 20) Emeriti Carl Bjerregaard
and Richard Suddendorf will be guest conductors of the University
Symphonic and Concert Bands.
Women's Chorus presents concert
of 'Praise, Love, Life' (Nov. 20) Free concert is Sunday,
Nov. 23, in Dalton Center Recital Hall.
'Fire & Water' choral concert
is Saturday (Nov. 20) Collegiate Singers and Concert
Choir present a free concert titled "Fire & Water"
Nov. 22 in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.
Annual Tribute to the Great Swing
Bands is Friday (Nov. 20) University Jazz Orchestra and
Jazz Lab Band present 21st annual tribute concerts in the Dalton
Center Recital Hall.
Marcia A. Kingsley (Nov.
20) Professor emerita in University Libraries died Oct. 25.
Paul B. Horton (Nov. 20)
Professor emeritus of sociology died Oct. 11.
Meeting advances bioscience technology
development (Nov. 19) Researchers from Michigan Tech
and Oakland University visit WMU, Nov. 20, to explore collaboration.
International enrollment continues
post-9.11 decline (Nov. 19) Enrollment declines by 10
percent, despite a record 110 countries being represented on
Grad student organization receives
national awards (Nov. 19) Graduate Student Advisory Committee
named organization of the year, leader Doris Dirks gets Lifetime
'Update' from President Bailey
on the Web (Nov. 18) November issue of president's newsletter
is available on the Web, includes recent faculty, staff and student
Reducing energy costs can make
a big budget difference (Nov. 18) There are things that
all WMU employees can do to save energy and reduce energy costs.
Men's soccer team claims its first
MAC championship (Nov. 17) WMU is first school to win
MAC men's and women's soccer titles in the same season.
Chips edge Broncos in annual Blood
Challenge (Nov. 17) WMU comes up four pints shy of the
866 pints contributed by Central Michigan in annual blood drive
to benefit American Red Cross.
WFS presents area debut of 'Dirty
Pretty Things' (Nov. 14) Western Film Society offers
six showings of "Dirty Pretty Things" starring Audrey
Tautou Nov. 21-23 in the Little Theatre.
Will watch movie for food!
(Nov. 14) Free admission to the year's biggest blockbuster movie
on the big screen at Miller Auditorium Nov. 20 with contribution
of canned food to Holiday Food Drive.
Soccer's Karwoski nets MAC Coach
of the Year (Nov. 14) Four student-athletes earn All-MAC
honors, Broncos play Sunday in Kalamazoo for MAC title and NCAA
Hydro sets up engineering unit
in BTR Park (Nov. 13) Move to WMU research park could
lead to opportunities for engineering students and additional
manufacturing jobs in the region.
New book traces roots of African-American
celebrations (Nov. 13) WMU historian Dr. Mitch Kachun
publishes book on the importance of celebrations that commemorate
Campus community invited to stage
events for King Week (Nov. 13) Students, faculty and
staff invited to sponsor events during annual MLK week in January.
Target gift helps students explore
business careers (Nov. 13) Target Stores of West Michigan
providing $21,000 over three years to fund pre-business career
Employing people with vision problems
(Nov. 13) Internationally renowned authority Dr. Karen Wolffe
speaks Nov. 19 at WMU on "Career Counseling for People with
CMU clings to narrow lead in Blood
Challenge (Nov. 13) With two days remaining in rivalry
to benefit the Red Cross, CMU leads WMU, 701-693, in pints of
Gallery II show features art
by four MFA candidates (Nov. 13) Painting and printmaking
by Adam Hodges, Brian Manley, Michael Northrop and Debra Wade
exhibited through Dec. 5.
'L'Illusion Comique' performed
in French (Nov. 13) Le Theatre de la Chandelle Verte
performs contemporary staging of the classical French play in
Multiform Theatre Nov. 21.
University Theatre presents 'Our
Town' (Nov. 12) Thornton Wilder's classic drama "Our
Town" staged in Shaw Theatre for seven performances Nov.
Frostic Reading Series presents
ZZ Packer (Nov. 12) Award-winning author of "Drinking
Coffee Elsewhere," speaks Thursday, Nov. 20, in the Little
'President Waldo' schedules campus
appearance (Nov. 12) David Isaacson's living history
presentation affords unique look at Waldo the president and Waldo
the person, Nov. 20.
Controversial theater director
visits WMU (Nov. 12) Doris Mirescu, who recently stepped
into the maelstrom of French-American relations, offers presentation
on her work Nov. 18.
Miller is next local executive
to speak in Keystone series (Nov. 12) Ken Miller, president
and CEO of Havirco, speaks at Haworth College of Business breakfast
program Nov. 21.
Dybek to read, sign latest book
at Waldo Library event (Nov. 12) WMU's Stuart Dybek will
give brief reading at Nov. 19 book signing for "I Sailed
Undefeated women's hockey team
hosts Michigan State (Nov. 11) WMU tries for another
attendance record Friday as undefeated Mustangs take on second-place
Spartans at Lawson Arena.
Young Concert Artists winner
performs at WMU (Nov. 11) Japanese marimbist Naoko Takada
performs in the Dalton Center Recital Hall Tuesday, Nov. 18.
Opera Workshop presents Puccini's
"Gianni Schicchi" (Nov. 11) Acting class presents
semi-staged presentation of Puccini's beloved comic opera Nov.
Percussion Ensembles offer free
concert (Nov. 11) Senior Robert Kratz is featured xylophone
soloist in one of four pieces performed Monday, Nov. 17, in the
Women's soccer team earns first
MAC championship (Nov. 10) Broncos defeat Bowling Green,
4-1, for first MAC title and automatic berth in NCAA Tournament.
Men's soccer team hosts MAC championship
(Nov. 10) WMU and Bowling Green will play Sunday at WMU Soccer
Complex for MAC title and automatic berth in NCAA Tournament.
Alumnus Andre Mika goes 'Back
to Mayberry' (Nov. 10) Alumnus describes experience as
producer of "Andy Griffith Reunion Special: Back to Mayberry,"
which airs Tuesday night on CBS.
Knific celebrates release of
'West of Everywhere' (Nov. 9) Violinist Renata Artman
Knific, Western Jazz Quartet and special guests perform Nov.
16 to launch new CD.
Gold Company Sneak Preview Concert
is Thursday (Nov. 9) Popular Sneak Preview Concert features
selections from upcoming holiday concert and 21st annual Gold
Broncos play Sunday for first
MAC championship (Nov. 8) Broncos face Bowling Green
at WMU Soccer Complex for MAC women's soccer title and automatic
berth in NCAA Tournament.
Sunseeker battles Wolverines in
Lansing streets (Nov. 8) Solar cars from in-state rivals
will race in one-mile loop, past state Capitol building, in Nov.
15 Michigan Solar Grand Prix.
Gold Company continues run of high-profile
gigs (Nov. 8) Gold Company Sextet will perform in Eastern
Europe and at an important jazz conference in New York City.
Fall edition of Third Coast features
great new fiction (Nov. 8) WMU literary magazine always
known for top-flight poetry, but prose may be the greatest strength
of the fall 2003 issue.
Bay Buchanan speaks at WMU Wednesday
(Nov. 7) President of The American Cause, speaks on "Abortion:
It's Hazardous to Your Health," Wednesday, Nov. 12.
Campus community invited to talk
on state of universities (Nov. 7) State Universities
of Michigan address "Quality in Times of Adversity"
in telecast that may be view Wednesday at Fetzer Center.
Pulitzer Prize winning author
here for reading (Nov. 6) Tracy Kidder, author of "The
Soul of a New Machine" and "Mountains Beyond Mountains,"
offers reading Nov. 11.
Bailey schedules 'Town Hall' meeting
on budget (Nov. 6) Open forum for students to ask President
Bailey questions, express concerns about budget set for Tuesday
in the Bernhard Center.
Who killed the dinosaurs?
(Nov. 5) George Mason physics professor Dr. James Trefil discusses
demise of dinosaurs during Phi Beta Kappa visiting scholar lecture
Pewabic Pottery author lectures
at KIA (Nov. 5) Talk by Marcy Heller Fisher, author of
"Fired Magic: Detroit's Pewabic Pottery Treasures,"
is part of Centennial Scholar and Artist Series.
Boyer talks about his inspiration
for 'Ellis Island' (Nov. 5) Centennial lecture Nov. 12
precedes Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra Nov. 14 performance of
"Ellis Island: The Dream of America."
Addressing the extremes of political
correctness (Nov. 5) Center for the Study of Ethics in
Society presents Dr. Joseph Ellin, "Political Correctness
Today," Nov. 14.
Food marketing students make fourth
top showing (Nov. 5) WMU students bring home second place
in international competition sponsored by Food Distribution Research
Annual book sale is fund-raiser
for libraries (Nov. 5) Annual Friends of the Libraries
fall book sale is Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 12-13.
Broncos host MAC tournament this
weekend (Nov. 5) Women's soccer team is highest remaining
seed in MAC tournament, perfect 8-0 at home this season, plays
Ohio Friday in semi-finals.
Granholm honored today at reception
(Nov. 5) More than 100 community and campus leaders gather to
honor Gov. Granholm for promoting economic development in Kalamazoo
Concert is tribute to Professor
Emerita Davidson (Nov. 4) Voice faculty Monica Griffin
and Joe Miller are featured soloists in Nov. 11 Collegium Musicum
tribute to Audrey Davidson.
University Symphony Orchestra
performs Mozart (Nov. 4) Three works by Mozart and performance
by guest violin soloist Ivan Chan highlight Sunday, Nov. 9, concert.
WMU joins new K-12 math education
initiative (Nov. 3) National Science Foundation funds
collaborative effort involving WMU, Michigan State, University
of Missouri and local schools.
Career fair focuses on opportunities
in life sciences (Nov. 3) Life Sciences Fair gives students,
faculty a chance to meet employers and organizations Nov. 13.
Adams and Curtis-Smith win ASCAP
awards (Nov. 3) Faculty members Richard Adams and Curtis
Curtis-Smith add to string of awards from American Society of
Composers, Authors & Publishers.
'Brown and Golden Memories' author
to sign books (Nov. 3) Larry Massie, whose book chronicals
WMU's first 100 years has book signing Nov. 12 in Waldo Library.
Can anyone beat the markets?
(Nov. 3) Dimensional Fund Advisors' Rex A. Sinquefield is next
speaker in Haworth College of Business Distinguished Speaker
Series Nov. 11.
Annual Blood Challenge benefits
American Red Cross (Nov. 1) Student groups sponsor donor
locations on campus through Nov. 14 to help reach goal of 1,000
pints of blood.
Students offer "Window Into
the Islamic World" (Nov. 1) Reservations required
by Nov. 13 for free program that includes exhibits, brief presentation
and buffet dinner of Middle Eastern cuisine.
Students battle police for worthy
cause (Nov. 1) Area police again challenge students to
top their efforts in collecting canned foods for holiday food
drive, goal of feeding 1,350 needy families for a week.