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February 2005 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.

Louisianans rescue sculpture by WMU artist (Feb. 25) Al Lavergne's "Miss Rose's Bar" from 1984 New Orleans World's Fair rescued and restored by Lafayette-area residents.

Grant funds chronicling of Jewish women in sports (Feb. 25) Hadassah-Brandeis Institute grants helps fund research by WMU's Linda Borish.

KFS brings "Notre Musique" to the Little Theatre (Feb. 25) Kalamazoo Film Society presents timeless meditation on war written and directed by Jean-Luc Godard March 4-6.

WFS presents "Kinsey" this weekend at Little Theatre (Feb. 23) Liam Neeson and Academy Award nominee Laura Linney star in Feb. 25-27 Kalamazoo debut of "Kinsey."

New economy businesses give Michigan benefit of doubt (Feb. 23) President Bailey unveils results of survey of more than 1,100 cutting-edge businesses.

Keystone lecture focuses on county jail capacity (Feb. 23) Sheriff Michael J. Anderson is speaker at Friday business breakfast at Haworth College of Business.

Trustees approve four appointments (Feb. 23) Appointments okayed for new academic technology director, interim department chair, interim admissions director, volleyball head coach.

Seven staff retirements approved (Feb. 23) Seven longtime staff members retire; trustees also accept resignations of five faculty members.

Hockey Mustangs finish undefeated 20-0 in CCWHA (Feb. 21) Women's club hockey team ranked No. 5 in country, advances to ACHA National Championship Tournament March 10-13.

Trustee action clears way for new intersection (Feb. 21) Land transferred to city for new intersection of West Michigan Avenue at Stadium Drive; WMU incurs no cost for project.

Six-month grant total exceeds $20 million (Feb. 21) WMU receives grants totalling $3.5 million during November and December, raising 2004-05 total to more than $20.1 million.

Gift total for 2004-05 tops $10 million (Feb. 21) More than $6 million in gifts received during November and December, raising six-month total to $10 million.

WMU formally joins health insurance collective (Feb. 21) Trustees authorize joining 11 other universities in nonprofit Michigan University Coalition on Health.

President unveils results of Michigan business survey (Feb. 20) President Bailey reveals survey results of 1,100 executives of new economy businesses at Detroit Women's Economic Club.

Aseritis, Holden elected to lead trustees (Feb. 20) Peter Aseritis and James Holden, both 1973 alumni, elected chair and vice chair, respectively, of Board of Trustees for 2005.

Berrah gets DOE funding for nanosystems research (Feb. 20) Dr. Nora Berrah gets $564,000 federal grant to continue research at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California.

Senior named to All-USA College Academic Team (Feb. 20) Senior environmental science major Tristan Brown named to USA Today's list of nation's top college students.

French pianist Leclere offers master classes, performances (Feb. 20) Residency highlighted by Thursday evening performance Debussy, Ravel and other great French composers.

Concert Band performs Tuesday in Miller (Feb. 20) University Concert Band gives first concert of the new year Tuesday in Miller Auditorium.

Collegiate Singers and Cantus Femina sing Wednesday (Feb. 20) Two School of Music choirs featured in a free concert in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

Miller Auditorium presents Japanese taiko drummers (Feb. 20) Traditional Japanese drum troupe KODO performs Thursday at WMU.

Aye carumba! Simpson's writer visits WMU (Feb. 19) Emmy-winning writer Mike Reiss offers humorous insider's look at "The Simpsons," Wednesday evening at Bernhard Center.

WSA sponsors town hall meeting with president (Feb. 18) President Bailey takes questions from students, faculty and staff Monday evening at the Bronco Mall Center Stage.

Nwulu's "Starting Over" screened at L.A. film festival (Feb. 17) Dr. Paul Nwulu's short film gets multiple screenings at this month's Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles.

Volunteers sought for goalball tourney at WMU (Feb. 17) Many of world's top goalball teams in action Feb. 26-27 at SRC; volunteers needed to help stage the annual tournament.

Trustees elect new officers Friday (Feb. 17) New Trustee Larry Tolbert officially joins board; trustees vote on amendments to WSA consitution, other issues.

Lecture on secret women's writing club canceled (Feb. 17) Scheduled speaker, Dr. Clifford Siskin of Columbia University, is ill and has canceled his visit to WMU.

"Diversity in Music is Beautiful" Sunday at Miller (Feb. 16) Nearly 200 students and music faculty perform in free symphonic band and choral concert, with optional pre- and post-concert discussions.

Lecture focuses on 18th century women's writing clubs (Feb. 16) Columbia's Dr. Clifford Siskin explores Scottish secret society of young women in Thursday lecture.

Steve Lawrence, Eydie Gorme concert canceled (Feb. 16) Famed duo's May 4 concert at Miller Auditorium canceled, tickets may exchanged for any other show in Miller season.

Film highlights student research in Malaysia (Feb. 15) "Jaunt to Malaysia" filmed and produced by senior Tristan Brown shown Thursday at 7 p.m. in Wood Hall.

College Green Party presents "Super Size Me" (Feb. 15) Controversial Sundance award-winner shown Wednesday in Sangren, kicks off Green Party's McDonald's Awareness Campaign.

Playwright OyamO reads from his work at Little Theatre (Feb. 14) Prominent influence in African-American playwriting is next in Frostic Reading Series, Feb. 23.

Partners in Dance sponsors trip to see Joffrey Ballet (Feb. 14) Joffrey performs "American Masterworks" in Chicago March 19, registration and payment deadline is Feb. 18.

"A Dirty Shame" is an exercise of bad taste (Feb. 14) Western Film Society presents "A Dirty Shame," Feb. 18-20, another exercise in bad taste from director John Waters.

University Theatre stages romantic comedy "Charley's Aunt" (Feb. 14) Enduring comedy, a staple of theatres everywhere, here for seven performances, Feb. 17-26.

Course registration moves inside GoWMU (Feb. 11) President Bailey officially launches GoWMU course registration, new system goes live Monday for summer session classes.

Canadian scholar explores country's national identity (Feb. 10) Renowned Canadian scholar Dr. Ramsay Cook speaks Feb. 16 at annual Canadian Studies Lecture.

BTR Park success examined by developers nationwide (Feb. 10) WMU Business Technology and Research Park studied by park developers as far away as California.

YWCA presents Black History Month exhibit (Feb. 10) Walker Institute exhibit with artifacts from 1880s to 1950s displayed at Kalamazoo YWCA during February.

Women's Network continues "Hear Her Story" luncheons (Feb. 9) Brown-bag luncheons, Feb. 15 and 24, feature WMU women talking about their own career choices and experiences.

Boyle authors "Mud Between My Toes" (Feb. 7) WMU's Toby Boyle authors novella of 25 humorous essays dealing with everything from aliens to zoo sex.

WMU senior wins five-state scholarship competition (Feb. 7) Beth Ann Berry wins scholarship for student leaders from National Association for Campus Activities.

Kercher Symposium presents Boston College sociologist (Feb. 7) Dr. Stephen Pfohl lectures on the impact of new information technologies on social hierarchies Feb. 16.

Top music students vie in annual Concerto Competition (Feb. 4) Competition final round is Sunday, Feb. 13, in Dalton Center Recitatal Hall.

Bobby McFerrin and Gold Company take Miller stage (Feb. 4) Grammy Award-winner McFerrin and WMU's internationally acclaimed vocal jazz ensemble give two concerts Feb. 12.

All-female cast stages irreverent adult comedy (Feb. 4) University Theatre presents rollicking satire, "Anton in Show Business," for seven performances Feb. 10-19.

Events announced for Africana Studies Week (Feb. 4) Open house, quiz bowl competition, forum and debate among events Feb. 14-18 during Black History Month.

European education study tour offered in May (Feb. 4) Application deadline is Feb. 15 for three-country tour offering perspectives on early childhood education.

Top high school seniors compete for $4 million in scholarships (Feb. 4) About 700 high school seniors come to WMU's annual Medallion Scholarship Program, Feb. 12 and 19.

Variety of events slated for LBGT Awareness Week (Feb. 4) Public events Feb. 14-18 intended to raise awareness about lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender issues.

Eight divas and a powerhouse band rock Center Stage (Feb. 3) Detroit Women with Motor City Express perform in free, public Bronco Mall concert Friday, Feb. 11.

Students reprise "Vagina Monologues" this weekend (Feb. 3) Three student-produced shows Friday through Sunday include some material unique to this year's performances.

President officially launches GoWMU course registration (Feb. 2) Course registration moves inside GoWMU, President Bailey launches new system in Bronco Mall ceremony.

Archer and Tolbert named to WMU Board of Trustees (Feb. 2) Gov. Granholm appoints Dennis W. Archer of Detroit and Larry F. Tolbert of Kalamazoo to eight-year terms.

Enrollment initiative introduced to campus community (Feb. 2) President, provost and new vice provost for enrollment mamagment present overview Feb. 10 at Fetzer Center.

Panel examines Muslim perceptions of America (Feb. 2) Muslim perceptions of America after Sept. 11, 2001, discussed Friday by panel of professors, other scholars and students.

Mexican art exhibited in Bernhard Center (Feb. 2) Kalamazoo Institute of Arts exhibit, "El Arte Popular Mexicano," comes to Bernhard Center lobby through March 10.

Expert on Brazilian immigration visits WMU (Feb. 2) Visiting Scholars and Artists Program sponsors Ingrid Muzy Murray Feb. 12 lecture on "Brazilian Life in the U.S."

Advanced Safe on Campus training session planned (Feb. 2) LBGT Student Services sponsors orientation session for new members and first-ever Transgender Ally Training this month.

Delta Chi holds leadership conference at WMU (Feb. 2) Delta Chi International Fraternity's annual Region VI Leadership Conference is Friday through Sunday.

"The Motorcycle Diaries" comes to the Little Theatre (Feb. 1) Kalamazoo Film Society presents 2005 Academy Award nominee and Cannes Film Festival winner Feb. 11-13.

CAB brings popular Kinsey Sicks to Bernhard Center (Feb. 1) America's favorite "dragapella beauty shop quartet" comes to WMU for a single performance Thursday, Feb. 10.

FYE director candidates make public presentations (Feb. 1) Three candidates for director of new First-Year Experience program visit campus Feb. 2-8.

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