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May 2004 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.

Broncos compete at NCAA track and field regional (May 27) Select members of the women's and men's teams compete at NCAA Mideast Regional, May 28-29.

Three baseball players earn All-MAC honors (May 27) Junior Adam Rosales named to All-MAC First Team, junior Justin Carter and senior J.R. Mathes earn second-team honors.

WMU provost announces plans to step down (May 26) Dr. Daniel M. Litynski announced today that he is stepping down as provost to return to the faculty, effective June 30.

WMU offices closed Memorial Day (May 26) Holiday weekend hours for computer labs, health center, library, recreation center and other selected services.

Tiffany's second novel offers new view of "Will" (May 26) Grace Tiffany writes an historically accurate fictional account of the life of William Shakespeare.

Writing workshop returns by popular demand (May 26) Registration by July 2 required for popular "Writing for Publication" workshop on Michigan's scenic Beaver Island.

Thompson returns to campus to discuss NSF (May 24) Reservations requested for June presentation by longtime WMU administrator Dr. Donald E. Thompson, now with NSF.

Friday deadline for staff service award comments (May 24) Faculty and staff invited to submit recommendations for annual Staff Service Excellence Awards.

UM attorney speaks on diversity on college campuses (May 23) Assistant general counsel at the University of Michigan speaks Tuesday at WMU.

Music students, Gold Company snag more awards (May 23) Students rack up multiple Down Beat awards for the 12th straight year, Gold Company CD honored.

Upton gives legislative update at next Keystone breakfast (May 23) U.S. Rep. Fred Upton speaks Monday, June 7, at WMU Haworth College of Business.

NIH program puts undergraduates in cutting-edge research (May 23) WMU students engaged in high-profile research at National Institutes of Health campus.

Graduate College plans new orientation program (May 23) Faculty and staff invited to help develop WMU's first Graduate Student Orientation Program.

E. L. "Vern" Marietta (May 21) Professor emeritus of business education died May 12.

Robert E. Harmon (May 21) Professor emeritus of chemistry died April 23.

Alumnus named to lead Lansing branch campus (May 20) Dr. Darrell Johnson brings 10 years of higher education experience to role as new director.

Thomas Kent is new dean of arts and sciences (May 19) Dean of graduate studies at Utah State University named dean of WMU's College of Arts and Sciences.

President schedules spring Time to Talk sessions (May 19) Time to Talk for faculty members is Thursday, May 20. Staff session set for Thursday, June 17.

WMU student recognized for outstanding community service (May 18) Junior Sarah Husain of Portage, Mich., honored with 2004 College Volunteer STAR Award.

Grundler Prize goes to Irish author (May 18) "The Impact of the Cistercians on the Landscape of Ireland" by Geraldine Carville wins Medieval Institute's $2,500 book prize.

Video presentation of Graves lecture is free (May 18) Video of "The Illusion of Race" presentation by Dr. Joseph Graves shown May 26 at the Fetzer Center.

New Play Project showcases student talent (May 17) Readings of new one-act plays by student-playwrights performed and directed by theatre students on three Monday evenings.

Sole Power promotes health and wellness (May 17) Health and wellness program for WMU employees features power walking and six topic sessions.

Privatization saves $1.5 million in residence hall costs (May 17) Move is expected to eliminate 60 custodial positions assigned to the University's 22 residence halls.

Softball Broncos earn all-league recognition (May 13) Laura Stewart, Jaymie Voss and Kristi Strange named to All-MAC First Team, Stefanie Scheumann earns second-team honors.

'Aching to Go Home' debuts at Epic Center (May 13) Multimedia drama by WMU's Paul R. Solomon performed Thursday through Sunday, May 20-23, at Epic Center Theatre.

Aviation offers two summer flight camps for teens (May 12) Application deadline is May 24 for two high school camps sponsored by WMU College of Aviation.

Sky Broncos' finish upgraded to second place (May 12) Official NIFA championship results changed to reflect WMU precision flight team's move up to second place in national competition.

All Ears Theatre records more Johnston-Percy scripts (May 12) Free admission to recording sessions for radio dramas featuring scripts by Arnie Johnston and Deborah Ann Percy.

Broncos salute coaching legend Fred Decker (May 11) Saturday's baseball game is salute to retiring dean of Bronco coaches, with more wins than any other coach in school history.

Alumnus qualifies for Olympic trials (May 11) Rashad McDade has qualified for this summer's U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials in the 200-meter run.

Women's tennis players and coach get MAC honors (May 10) Frederika Girsang and Carrie Jeanmaire named to All-MAC teams, Betsy Kuhle named MAC Coach of the Year.

Alan Walker picked to lead Iowa university (May 10) WMU vice provost for Extended University Programs takes office July 1 as new president of Upper Iowa University.

Spring edition of Third Coast now available (May 10) Latest edition of literary journal includes popular combination of poetry and fiction and an interview with author John Dufresne.

WMU welcomes heroes home from Iraq (May 9) Company A, 156th Signal Battalion returns from Iraq, bringing home a number of WMU employees, students and alumni.

Brown is WMU's fourth Udall Scholar in five years (May 7) Senior Tristan Brown is one of only 80 students nationally to receive prestigious scholarship for environmental studies.

Honors students win summer research grants (May 7) Eleven students receive Dean's Summer Research Grants. Complete list of students, their projects and faculty mentors.

Glen Tracy heads Paper Technology Foundation (May 6) Former business executive and paper science alumnus is new executive director of WMU's Paper Technology Foundation.

Community groups invited to learn about digitization center (May 6) Community organizations invited to learn more about new cutting-edge digital preservation equipment May 19.

Men's track team wins CCC Championships (May 6) Men's track and field team wins Central Collegiate Conference Championships, WMU's Mike Turk named Coach of the Year.

Broncos face No. 1 Illinois in NCAA Championships (May 6) Men's tennis team will battle defending national champion Illinois in NCAA first round.

Body found Sunday at Asylum Lake identified (May 5) Death of Amy Sue Diment of Kalamazoo ruled a homicide. Anyone with information encouraged to contact police.

Proposals due for Bronco Days interest sessions (May 5) Faculty, staff and students interested in presenting a session in August for incoming first-year students need to submit a proposal by May 14.

More road, parking lot closings announced (May 5) Part of Lot 61 serving Everett, Haenicke and Rood halls closed May 10-14 and road to Valley 2 residence halls closed May 11-21.

Senior wins prestigious fellowship and internship (May 4) Tristan Brown of Franklin, Mich., is WMU's first Lloyd Meeds Policy Fellow, will intern in Washington, D.C.

Athletes with visual impairments attend WMU sports camp (May 4) Camp for youngsters ages 13-16 is May 5-8 at WMU, draws students from Michigan and surrounding states.

How to pre-qualify for federal contracts (May 4) Workshop for local businesses, "Federal Supply Schedules: Finding Your Way to the GSA," is May 18 at the Innovation Center.

Summer institute puts focus on holistic health (May 4) First session of WMU's Leelanau Holistic Summer Institute begins July 26. Early registration encouraged.

Presidential Scholars for 2004 announced (May 4) Brief biographies of all 48 Presidential Scholars.

Body found Sunday at Asylum Lake Preserve (May 3) Body of a white female discovered on WMU-owned nature preserve, WMU and local public safety officials launch investigation.

Sky Broncos fly to second-place finish in national championship (May 3) WMU's precision flight team finishes among the nation's top three for the 13th consecutive year.

Itzhak Perlman returns to Miller Auditorium (May 3) Internationally acclaimed violinist returns to WMU for the first time since 1997 for a single performance Wednesday, May 12.

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