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Bailey describes WMU's future in today's address

Feb. 5, 2004

KALAMAZOO--Dr. Judith I. Bailey, president of Western Michigan University, delivers an address on the State of the University during the annual Academic Convocation at 3:30 p.m. today, Feb. 5, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

During her speech, Bailey will highlight the accomplishments of the past year, will present her vision for the future of the university and will detail specific initiatives to move WMU toward that future.

Public radio station WMUK 102.1 FM will broadcast the State of the University address at 7 p.m. The complete text will be published tomorrow (Feb. 6) in WMU News and also will be available through the Web sites for WMUK and the Office of the President.

The Faculty Senate is host to the Academic Convocation. A brief senate meeting and awards ceremony precedes the president's address.

WMU will honor three outstanding members of the campus community. The Distinguished Service Award will be presented to Dr. Gary Mathews, professor of social work and president of the WMU chapter of the American Association of University Professors. Dr. Elise de Doncker, professor of computer science, and Dr. Paul E. Szarmach, professor of English and director of WMU's Medieval Institute, will be honored as Distinguished Faculty Scholars--the university's highest honor for a member of the faculty.

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Media contact: Cheryl Roland, 269 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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