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September 2004 WMU News Archive
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Joseph H. Gill (Sept. 30) Associate professor emeritus of mechanical engineering died Aug. 29.

Robert D. Neubig (Sept. 30) Professor emeritus of accountancy died Sept. 1.

Pros and cons of coercive drug treatment (Sept. 30) Authority on drug addiction Dr. Michael Liepman speaks Tuesday as part of Ethics Center series.

Trustees approve capital improvement priorities (Sept. 30) Annually required Capital Outlay Budget Request includes Sangren and Kohrman hall renovation.

Grant total for 2003-04 tops $40 million (Sept. 30) Fifth-largest one-year grant total in university history exceeds the previous year's total by more than $7 million.

Gift totals reported to trustees (Sept. 30) More than $23 million received in 2003-04 is the second-largest one-year total in WMU history.

Trustees sign off on property swap (Sept. 30) WMU and University Bookstore exchange small parcels of land to allow changes in west entrance to main campus.

Candidate's daughter visits WMU campus (Sept. 29) Cate Edwards, daughter of Democratic vice-presidential nominee, speaks tomorrow in Shaw Theatre.

U.S. goalball teams bring home silver and bronze (Sept. 29) Visually impaired goalball athletes, many with WMU connections earn medals at Paralympic Games in Athens.

Hip-Hop Theatre comes to Dalton Center (Sept. 29) Will Power and Daniel Banks present "Hip-Hop Theatre: Routes and Branches" Friday in Dalton Center.

Sky Broncos resume quest for national title (Sept. 29) Precision flight team heads to regional competition, first step to next spring's NIFA national championship.

Claire Porter gets seriously silly in Dalton shows (Sept. 28) Comic monologue and dance artist gives two performances of "Namely, Muscles," Oct. 5-6.

Novelist McManus reads from 'Positively Fifth Street' (Sept. 28) Sandburg Award-winning novelist James McManus presents Oct. 7 in Gwen Frostic Reading Series.

'Art in an Era of Intolerance' (Sept. 28) Lynne Munson, deputy chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities speaks Friday in the Dalton Center.

Deadline for Family Fest registration is Oct. 5 (Sept. 27) WMU version of Parents' Weekend, Family Festival is Friday through Sunday, Oct. 22-24.

SIS information sessions scheduled (Sept. 27) Campus community and public invited to upcoming information sessions on new Student Information System.

Flu and meningitis shots available on campus (Sept. 27) Four clinics to protect WMU campus from influenza and meningitis scheduled in October.

WMU community rising to the challenge (Sept. 27) CMU has won past three "Blood Challenges" to donate most blood to Red Cross. WMU plans to end that streak!

Employee film series resumes in October (Sept. 27) Lunchtime human resources films for WMU staff set for three Wednesdays in the Bernhard Center.

Sunday show is daughter's tribute to Henry Mancini (Sept. 27) "An Afternoon with Marvin Hamlisch & Monica Mancini" takes Miller Auditorium stage Sunday afternoon.

Joslin book focuses on Jane Addams the writer (Sept. 27) Katherine Joslin looks at the life of social worker and Nobel Peace Prize winner through her writings.

Centennial Habitat house dedicated Tuesday (Sept. 22) Students and Kalamazoo Valley Habitat for Humanity dedicate house built as part of WMU's Centennial Celebration.

Visiting scholar examines 'logic of creationism' (Sept. 22) Philosopher of biology Dr. Elliot Sober tackles question "Is Creationism Logical?" in Monday lecture.

WMU holds Barrier Coating Symposium (Sept. 22) Paper technology specialists hold third Barrier Coating Symposium Oct. 12-13 at Fetzer Center.

Business breakfast series opens with economic development (Sept. 22) Southwest Michigan First's Barry Broome kicks off Haworth College series Friday.

Writer Mayra Montero reads from her works (Sept. 22) Caribbean journalist and novelist reads her works Monday in Brown Hall.

WSA organizes voter-registration drive (Sept. 21) Students mount drive to register more than 1,000 new voters by Oct. 4 deadline, voter registration Web site created.

Otto Grundler (Sept. 21) Director emeritus of the Medieval Institute died Sept. 12.

Frostic Reading Series presents poet Terrance Hayes (Sept. 21) Award-winning poet and author of "Hip Logic" reads from his work Sept. 30 in the Little Theatre.

'The Hunt' is on for works of art (Sept. 20) Students can win prizes by finding works of art on campus in "The Hunt," sponsored by College of Fine Arts.

The impact of race in healthcare (Sept. 20) Bioethics scholar Dr. John R. Stone addresses the impact race has in health care in a free ethics lecture Tuesday.

Visiting scholar examines economics and crime (Sept. 20) University of Chicago's Dr. Steven Levitt gives two free talks Wednesday, part of Visiting Scholars and Artists Program.

O'Flaherty honored at Wednesday reception (Sept. 20) Farewell reception for Susan O'Flaherty, executive director of student services is Wednesday.

Knific and friends release new CD at Dalton concert (Sept. 19) Award-winning bassist Tom Knific and friends perform at CD release concert Sept. 26 at Dalton Center.

WMU moving forward on new chemistry building (Sept. 18) Construction set to start in spring 2005 on new $28.5 million chemistry building next to Wood Hall.

Revised 2004-05 operating budget approved (Sept. 18) Budget of $273.9 million includes impact of $1.6 million loss resulting from partial refund of records initiation fee.

Records initiation fee reduced by 40 percent (Sept. 18) Agreement with state results in fee reduction from $500 to $300, affected students eligible for refund or credit.

WMU selling Arboretum Apartment Complex (Sept. 18) WMU getting out of off-campus housing business, selling 240-unit Arboretum valued at more than $20 million.

Elaine Williams takes charge at Miller Auditorium (Sept. 18) Nineteen-year Miller veteran is sixth director and first woman to direct third-largest theatre in Michigan.

Trustees approve personnel appointments (Sept. 18) Appointments of associate vice president for research and new associate dean among personnel moves approved.

Trustees okay retirements of 12 faculty and staff members (Sept. 18) Jay Lindquist to retire with emeritus status. Trustees also accepted nine faculty resignations.

University Theatre season opens with 'God's Country' (Sept. 17) Play examines hate crimes and domestic terrorism in seven performances through Oct. 2.

Paralympic goalball teams have strong WMU connection (Sept. 17) Nine of 16 blind athletes representing the U.S. at Athens games have WMU connections.

Trustees examine updated budget, chemistry building plans (Sept. 16) Board of Trustees meets Friday, gets progress report on plans for new chemistry building.

Doubleday and Washington awarded Medal of Arts (Sept. 15) Two faculty members receive Kalamazoo community's highest honor for advancing the arts.

Peace Week goal is voter education, registration (Sept. 14) Hate crimes, war on drugs, women's rights are program topics in week of events capped by hip-hop concert.

Sister returns to Shaw Theatre (Sept. 14) "Late Nite Catechism 2," sequel to the Broadway comedy hit, at Shaw Theatre for eight performances Sept. 21-26.

School of Music remembers one of its own (Sept. 14) Current and former music faculty, alumni and students participate in Sept. 26 memorial service for Ethel Adams.

Event showcases careers in engineering (Sept. 13) Job opportunities for engineers showcased at Engineering Opportunity Day Thursday, Sept. 23.

Hate-crime victim's mother speaks out (Sept. 13) Judy Sheppard talks about what people can do to make their communities safer from hate crimes Sept. 22.

Tickets go on sale for comedian Dave Chappelle (Sept. 13) Popular comedian takes the stage at Miller Auditorium for single performance Monday, Oct. 4.

Study Abroad Fair provides a world of information (Sept. 13) About 800 people expected for free information fair on studying overseas Sept. 23 at the Bernhard Center.

Fall enrollment is sixth largest in history (Sept. 10) Total enrollment is 27,829 students, a decrease compared to 2003, but still among largest in WMU history.

Forum tackles government contracting opportunities (Sept. 10) Business Opportunity Forum Sept. 30 gives local business people details on becoming a public sector vendor.

Russians visit business college and BTR Park (Sept. 9) WMU and Kalamazoo on display when delegation of 11 Russian financial managers visits campus Monday.

Aviation college gives disabled kids chance to fly (Sept. 9) More than 20 developmentally disabled Battle Creek children get a chance to literally test their wings.

Holistic Health Care offers new minor (Sept. 9) Starting this fall, undergraduate students interested in personal and global health have a new academic option.

Ethel G. Adams (Sept. 9) Professor emerita of music died Aug. 6.

Caffeine High is 'fun-raiser' for worthy causes (Sept. 8) Friday's carnival-like fund-raising event supports Drive Safe Kalamazoo and U.S. soldiers in Iraq.

Samurai and Anime film series debuts (Sept. 8) Free "Japanese Samurai and Anime Film Nights" premiere Sept. 23 in Bernhard Center with Akira Kurosawa's "Yojinbo."

WMUK participates in pilot NPR Online Auction (Sept. 7) WMUK among 25 NPR stations nationally participating in auction offering hundreds of items for bid.

DaimlerChrysler exec speaks at business college (Sept. 7) WMU graduate Christine K. Cortez, senior vice president with DaimlerChrysler, speaks Wednesday on marketing.

Choreographer Cat Manturuk in residence (Sept. 7) WMU dance alumna will teach and create a new work during a weeklong residency, Sept. 10-19.

Novelist Howard Norman opens Frostic Reading Series (Sept. 6) National Book Award finalist and WMU graduate reads from his work Wednesday in the Little Theatre.

Broadway comes to Kalamazoo (Sept. 6) Broadway stars Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley present "Opposite You" Sept. 17 in Shaw Theatre.

'Pushing Out Dead Air' exhibited in Sangren (Sept. 6) Artist Brian Nelson exhibiting metal sculpture through Sept. 30 in Sangren Hall Gallery II.

WMU offices closed Labor Day (Sept. 3) Volleyball is only public event on campus, library, computer labs, rec center, other services have special holiday weekend hours.

Asken honored by national architects association (Sept. 3) Director of campus planning named a fellow of the Association of University Architects and gets Distinguished Service Award.

J.D. Dolan wins arts residency (Sept. 3) Associate professor of English awarded fellowship for two-week residency by by Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.

Arthur L. Christensen (Sept. 3) Assistant professor emeritus of education and professional development died Aug. 17.

G.G. Dadlani (Sept. 3) Associate professor emeritus of social work died Aug. 16.

Edgar A. Kelley (Sept. 3) Professor emeritus of educational leadership died July 8.

Undergraduate catalog now online (Sept. 2) Current edition of Undergraduate Catalog available on Web as PDF file. Graduate Catalog available in October.

Western News is back in print (Sept. 2) Faculty-staff newspaper returns in print form beginning today. PDF version also available on the Web.

New Multicultural Center opens in Trimpe Building (Sept. 2) New MCC occupies four-room suite, grand opening is Wednesday, Sept. 8.

Clarinetist Jose Franch-Ballester performs in Dalton (Sept. 2) Young Concert Artists Series performance Sept. 14 opens the Bullock Performance Institute season.

GoWMU intranet portal debuts (Sept. 1) New portal will allow students, faculty, staff greater access to online services, more functionality added throughout fall semester.

Celebration welcomes LBGT students (Sept. 1) Resource fair and community social event for lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender students Sept. 10 in Ackley-Shilling.

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