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June 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.

University police empowered to enforce state law (June 30) WMU moves to comply with recommendation of Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards.

Fair contracting statement okayed by trustees (June 30) Trustees also authorize lease agreement with Kalamazoo Psychiatric Hospital for a maintenance addition.

Promotions of 23 faculty members approved (June 30) Complete list of faculty promotions approved by Board of Trustees.

Thirty-seven faculty members granted tenure (June 30) Complete list of faculty members granted tenure.

Faculty and staff retirements approved (June 30) Complete list of retirements approved by Board of Trustees.

Nelson receives lecturer award (June 30) Nickola Nelson, professor of speech pathology and audiology, is honored by the University of Saint Xavier in Chicago.

First Kalamazoo-area firm gets BRCC funding (June 29) President Bailey presents check for more than $200,000 to officers of life science startup company Proteos.

Bernhard named interim vice provost for EUP (June 28) Dr. Margaret Bernhard selected as interim head of Extended University Programs.

Trustees consider program implementations and revisions (June 28) Trustees consider new electronic business design major at Wednesday's meeting.

WMU flies to best-ever finish in annual air race (June 28) WMU pilots Amanda Gruden and Sarah Tower finish 10th overall, second among college teams in 2,400-mile Air Race Classic.

2004 Air Race Classic 'flight log' (June 26) Daily updates from WMU aviators Amanda Gruden and Sarah Tower from their 2,400-mile air race June 23-26.

Veteran professor, administrator named provost (June 23) Dr. Linda Delene appointed provost and vice president for academic affairs beginning July 1.

Edwards leads business college during dean search (June 22) Dr. Adrian "Ed" Edwards named interim dean of the Haworth College of Business.

More than 1,700 students get degrees Saturday (June 22) President Bailey presides over two Miller Auditorium ceremonies for WMU's 100th graduating class.

Student honored for undergraduate research efforts (June 22) Nineteen students awarded College of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Award.

Free job postings offered to on-campus employers (June 22) Campus employers encouraged to post jobs for fall semester by the beginning of August on BroncoJOBS.

Faith Gabelnick (June 21) First dean of the Lee Honors College died June 13.

College of Education celebrates 100th graduating class (June 21) Education faculty and alumni invited to old-fashioned ice cream social following Saturday's commencement ceremony.

Researchers put cooking oil to use for transportation (June 17) Three WMU chemists make environmentally friendly biodiesel fuel for cars from used cooking oil.

June board meeting rescheduled (June 17) Next Board of Trustees meeting now set for June 30.

Help reduce costs and save the environment (June 15) Hot summer days and rising energy costs makes campus energy conservation a priority for everyone.

Thirteen students receive life sciences research awards (June 14) Graduate and undergraduate students selected for Monroe-Brown Foundation awards.

Biological sciences awards announced (June 14) Complete list of student recipients of Department of Biological Sciences awards.

Ford succeeds Decker as baseball coach (June 14) Penn State assistant coach and former Bronco Randy Ford replaces winningest coach in school history.

WMU women aviators compete in classic national race (June 11) Flight instructors Amanda Gruden and Sarah Tower represent WMU in all-women 2004 Air Race Classic.

Two from WMU win Fulbright Fellowships (June 11) Aimeee Jachym returns to native Korea and Travis Bruce travels to Spain on Fulbright Grants for Graduate Study Abroad.

WMU launches scholarships to encourage citizenship (June 11) New program will help children of undocumented Michigan residents enroll at WMU and become U.S. citizens.

Library display remembers Reagan presidency (June 11) Materials representing the presidency of the late Ronald Reagan on display through June 24 in Waldo Library.

SIS information sessions continue (June 9) Wednesday afternoon sessions with Student Information System project team continue through end of June.

Culhane among new citizens sworn in at WMU (June 8) WMU alumnus and hockey coach among the 750 new American citizens sworn in today at Miller Auditorium.

New citizens take oath at Miller Auditorium (June 7) Some 750 new American citizens will be sworn in during naturalization ceremony Tuesday at WMU.

Music therapy graduate student earns scholarship (June 7) Maine native Beth Clark receives music therapy award from the National Federation of Music Clubs.

Economic developers gather on Parkview Campus (June 7) Top economic developers lead sessions for newcomers in program at Innovation Center through Friday.

Softball's Jaymie Voss is academic All-American (June 4) Kalamazoo native owns a 3.96 grade-point average and is a two-time all-conference first-team athlete.

Bailey connects with kids through 'reading party' (June 3) President Bailey is among community leaders who read to children as part of Stand for Children Day.

Connecticut university picks Schmotter as new president (June 3) Business Dean James W. Schmotter recommended for presidency at Western Connecticut State University.

Two chemistry faculty honored (June 3) David Reinhold and Susan Stapleton recognized for service by the Kalamazoo Section of the American Chemical Society.

Staff groups award scholarships (June 3) PSSO scholarship goes to Lori Kison. Ryan Asmus receives APA scholarship for study at WMU.

Robert B. Wetnight (June 3) WMU's first vice president for finance died June 1.

Russell W. Brown (June 3) Associate professor emeritus of music died May 24.

Roy A. Beck (June 3) Associate professor emeritus of communication died May 1.

Gary Fund brings in record $821,000 (June 2) Annual athletic fund-raising effort sets new record for support, continues through June 30.

Library displays photos by alumnus Gary Cialdella (June 1) Photos from Cialdella's "Calumet Series" of the "Rust Belt" around Chicago on display in library rotunda.

Middle schoolers conduct research in a university setting (June 1) Pilot program at WMU encourages underrepresented groups to consider college.

Weinreich unveils unique, computer-driven teaching tool (June 1) Gerontology's Dr. Donna Weinreich leads three-year development of virtual teaching aid.

New book answers questions about going abroad to study (June 1) Study Abroad's Wendy Williamson pens "Study Abroad 101."

Richard E. Embertson (June 1) Assistant professor emeritus of marketing died May 28.

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