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November 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.

Football Broncos earn All-MAC honors (Nov. 30) Greg Jennings and Tony Scheffler named to first team; Adam Anderson is second team selection.

Chinese consul describes higher education in China (Nov. 30) Tonzeng Bao of the Chicago consulate, People's Republic of China speaks Thursday.

First Make A Difference award recipients announced (Nov. 30) Ten staff members selected for first semiannual awards, recognized at Friday ceremony.

Readers theatre performances showcase student plays (Nov. 29) Free performances Dec. 2 and 6 are culmination of fall semester playwriting classes.

"Shaun of the Dead" shows at Little Theatre of horrors (Nov. 24) Horror-comedy film makes its Kalamazoo-area debut Dec. 2-4, including two midnight shows.

Allison Downey sings favorites at Kraftbrau (Nov. 24) With a little help from her friends, singer-songwriter and WMU faculty member performs pop folk favorites Dec. 2.

WMU offices closed for long Thanksgiving weekend (Nov. 23) List of holiday hours for computer labs, rec center, library, West Hills Athletic Club and more.

Poetry collection inspired by author's worldwide travels (Nov. 23) Judith Rypma's "Holy Rocks" inspired by travels to Russia, the Amazon, China, Europe, Middle East.

Annual 'Choral Christmas' is unique holiday experience (Nov. 22) Concert brings together more than 150 voices for two Dec. 11 performances at First Presbyterian Church.

'The 1940's Radio Hour' is nostalgic holiday fun (Nov. 22) Big bands and nostalgia take the stage at Gilmore Theatre Complex for one matinee and three evening shows, Dec. 2-5.

'Babes in Toyland' kicks off holiday season (Nov. 22) Victor Herbert's classic operetta comes to Miller Auditorium for a single performance Tuesday, Dec. 7.

KFS presents heartwarming film for whole family (Nov. 22) Internationally acclaimed "The Story of Weeping Camel" shown at Little Theatre Dec. 3-6.

Gospel Choir celebrates 25th anniversary with concert (Nov. 22) Current members and alumni of Voices of WMU Gospel Choir give free, public performance Saturday, Dec. 4.

Friends of Libraries holds program about Fetzer Institute (Nov. 22) Near-term future of the Fetzer Institute described in a free, public presentation Dec. 1.

Students and police battle for worthy cause (Nov. 19) Annual "Cops vs. Students Food Drive" has goal of feeding 1,500 area families for one week during Christmas holiday.

Five enter WMU Athletic Hall of Fame (Nov. 18) Inductees are Ross Fitzpatrick, hockey; Kevin Haverdink, football; Rich Maloney, baseball; Mike Goodrich and Kathleen Meyer-Pudlo, tennis.

Engineering design projects exhibited (Nov. 18) 35th Conference on Senior Design Projects is Nov. 30 at the Parkview Campus engineering complex.

Scholar continues 'Search for Life on Mars' (Nov. 18) Northwestern University's Dr. Barbara-Ann Lewis delivers guest lecture Nov. 29 in Rood Hall.

Gershon leads telecom group (Nov. 18) Dr. Richard Gershon is president of newly formed International Telecommunications Education and Research Association.

Polish group honors Targowski (Nov. 18) Dr. Andrew S. Targowski recently elected to foreign membership in the Academy of Engineers in Poland.

Detroit-area exec donates jet to College of Aviation (Nov. 17) WMU alumnus and aviation enthusiast Robert Gustafson donates his personal Sabreliner jet.

An unconventional look at homelessness (Nov. 17) New book by WMU anthropologist Dr. Vincent Lyon-Callo shatters stereotypes about homelessness in America.

New geosciences research capability gets off the ground (Nov. 17) New receiving station atop Everett Tower allows data collection from sensors on Earth-orbiting satellites.

Volleyball Broncos host MAC Tournament match (Nov. 15) No. 4-seeded WMU takes on Buffalo in MAC Tournament first round Tuesday in University Arena.

Mel Brooks' 'The Producers' comes to Kalamazoo (Nov. 15) Tony Award winner comes to Miller Auditorium for eight performances Nov. 30 through Dec. 5.

Comic icon SinBad takes Miller stage Saturday (Nov. 15) Special mix of homegrown humor, story-telling and energy is trademark of comedian at Miller Auditorium.

Flu vaccine available at Sindecuse (Nov. 15) Sindecuse Health Center has flu vaccine and flu mist for CDC-eligible employees, retirees and students.

Opera Workshop performs 'The Magic Flute' (Nov. 15) Two performances of Mozart opera with minimal scenery, props and costumes staged Nov. 22-23.

Free concert features two university bands (Nov. 15) University Concert and Symphonic bands perform music by American and European composers Nov. 21.

Men's soccer places three on All-MAC teams (Nov. 15) Sophomore Dustin Snyder named to first team, senior Ryan Goldman and junior Edgar Rivera get second team honors.

Darnell to be relieved of coaching duties (Nov. 15) Contract of football coach Gary Darnell will be terminated after Saturday's season finale. Search for replacement begins.

Jordanian university president speaks at WMU (Nov. 12) WMU graduate Dr. Sultan Abu-Orabi speaks on "Higher Education in Jordan" Tuesday at Fetzer Center.

Role of universities in technology development addressed (Nov. 12) Dr. Michael Luger, director of UNC's Carolina Center for Competitive Economies, speaks Wednesday.

Holiday classic 'Nutcracker' shown Thursday (Nov. 12) Mikhail Baryshnikov and American Ballet Theatre star in 1977 made-for-TV version of Tchaikovsky classic.

Students raise awareness of hunger, homelessness (Nov. 12) Workshop, hunger banquet and start of Cops vs. Students Holiday Food Drive mark awareness week, Nov. 15-19.

Popular Pakistani band comes to Kalamazoo on 'peace tour' (Nov. 11) Pakistan Student Association brings one of South Asia's top bands to the State Theatre Monday, Nov. 15.

Litynski picked for National Science Foundation post (Nov. 11) Former WMU provost and engineering dean Daniel Litynski selected for a visiting position with NSF.

9/11 commissioner speaks at WMU (Nov. 11) Former U.S. Sen. Gorton speaks on "The 9/11 Commission: Findings and Conclusions" Thursday, Nov. 18.

January's MLK celebration gearing up (Nov. 11) Rev. Samuel "Billy" Kyles will deliver keynote address at Jan. 9 program sponsored by WMU and Northside Ministerial Alliance.

President reviews accomplishments, defines goals (Nov. 10) Complete text of WMU President Judith I. Bailey's State of the University address.

Hirsch and Nelson honored with named professorships (Nov. 10) Dr. Christian Hirsh and Dr. Nickola Nelson recognized for their accomplishments and contributions.

WFS presents area debut of 'Criminal' (Nov. 10) John C. Reilly, Diego Luna, Maggie Gyllenhaal star in "Criminal" presented by Western Film Society Nov. 19-21.

President addresses 'State of the University' today (Nov. 10) President Judith Bailey expected to announce four major goals for coming year in today's address.

Video artist exhibits in Gallery II (Nov. 9) Videos by Jawshing Arthur Liou's "Blood Work" series presented in exhibition through Nov. 23 in Sangren Hall.

Art by Alison Thor exhibited in Upjohn Rotunda (Nov. 9) Watercolors, pastels and fabric art exhibited on main floor of the Upjohn Rotunda in Waldo Library.

Four Broncos named to women's soccer All-MAC teams (Nov. 8) Juniors Katie Ruzinsky and Andrea Tyler first Broncos named to All-MAC First Team since 2000.

Shakespearean tragedy "Othello" staged in Shaw Theatre (Nov. 6) University Theatre presents seven performances, Nov. 11-20, in Laura V. Shaw Theatre.

Lecture examines trade, globalization and hunger (Nov. 6) Students for a Sustainable Earth present Claudia Rodriguez-Zinn of Global Exchange Wednesday.

The Russians are coming! (Nov. 5) WMU plays host to annual Kalamazoo Russian Festival, Nov. 19-20, featuring KSO concert, arts, ethnic food, exhibits, dancers and more.

Foulk gives first Kalamazoo-area recital (Nov. 5) Dr. Lin Foulk gives first faculty recital Nov. 18, accompanied by clarinetist Bradley Wong and pianist Yu-Lien The.

'Sound of Western' returns to Miller stage (Nov. 5) Bronco Marching Band presents its annual indoor concert Sunday, Nov. 14, at Miller Auditorium.

Concert features music of the 'Great Swing Bands' (Nov. 5) Award-winning University Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Lab Band play Count Basie, Duke Ellington and more Nov. 19.

University Chorale presents 'Cathedral Classics' (Nov. 5) University Chorale and Muskegon high school singers perform Nov. 13 at Cathedral of Christ the King.

Concert features Renaissance and Baroque music (Nov. 5) Collegium Musicum presents concert of French music from the late Renaissance and early Baroque periods, Nov. 16.

CAB receives regional award for Bronco Bash (Nov. 5) Campus Activities Board takes regional NACA honors in category for events costing $75,000 or more.

Dance troupe Momix comes to Kalamazoo (Nov. 5) Company of dancer-illusionists will perform for public school students, conduct master classes, and give public performance Nov. 12.

Theatre for Community Health prepares for 2005 season (Nov. 5) Student auditions are Nov. 22, faculty and staff encouraged to schedule performances now for spring semester.

Noted Islamic scholar discusses 'Women in Islam' (Nov. 4) Reservations due by Nov. 11 for free Muslim Students Association dinner presentation by Imam Siraj Wahhaj.

Japanese film series presents animated 'Castle in the Sky' (Nov. 4) Film series concludes fall schedule with popular Hayao Miyazaki animated film Thursday, Nov. 11.

Broncos close home season with Fan Appreciation Day (Nov. 3) Discounts on admission prices, free tickets for WMU employees, thousands of dollars in prizes for Nov. 13 football game.

Gold Company set for annual Sneak Preview Concert (Nov. 3) Internationally acclaimed vocal jazz ensemble presents sneak preview of 2004-05 season Nov. 11.

Violist Antoine Tamestit performs in Dalton Center (Nov. 3) French violist, winner of Young Concert Artists International Auditions, performs Nov. 9.

Lessons for Iraq from Bosnia and Kosovo (Nov. 3) Dr. Dr. Kathleen Hill Hawk speaks Monday on "Reconstructing Bosnia and Kosovo: Lessons for Iraq."

Forum looks at conflicts in university-corporate ties (Nov. 3) Emeriti Council presents forum, Nov. 11-12, on relationship between corporate culture and universities.

New book examines China's economic reforms (Nov. 3) Dr. Alfred K. Ho, professor emeritus of economics, authors "China's Reform and Reformers."

WMU United Way drive at 88 percent of goal (Nov. 2) Campus campaign for United Way at $185,200 through Oct. 29 toward university goal of $210,000.

Johnston-Percy play gets reading at Parish Theatre (Nov. 2) "Small Slam" by Arnold Johnston and Deborah Ann Percy performed in Nov. 9 reader's theatre.

Six short plays performed in French at Little Theatre (Nov. 2) Theatre de la Chandelle Verte presents collection of plays by one of France's leading playwrights Friday, Nov. 5.

Bluegrass at Kraftbrau benefits new HHS building (Nov. 1) Bluegrass music fundraiser Nov. 10 benefits new building for College of Health and Human Services.

Dannison going to U.K. on Fulbright Award (Nov. 1) Family and Consumer Sciences' Linda Dannison will lecture at three universities under a Fulbright Award.

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