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March 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.

Expert on Muhammad and Islam speaks at WMU (March 30) Writer, lecturer and PBS documentary producer Alexander Kronemer speaks at free April 7 MSA dinner event.

Three finalists for EUP dean make presentations (March 30) Drs. Jeremy David Dunning, Charles R. Hickox and Faye L. Lesht make presentations through April 12.

Waseda University expert discusses Japanese labor issues (March 28) Dr. Glenda Roberts talks on "Balancing Work and Life in Corporate Japan" Monday, April 4.

Relay for Life is this weekend at Kanley Track (March 28) Hundreds of walkers and runners raise money for American Cancer Society, noon Friday through noon Saturday at WMU.

Carr photography on exhibit at Waldo Library (March 28) Art alumna exhibit in Upjohn Rotunda, "Personal Spaces," focuses on the interiors of longtime homes.

Miller Auditorium unveils new season Tuesday (March 27) "The Best of Broadway Featuring the Songs of Andrew Lloyd Webber" follows unveiling of Miller's 2005-06 season.

Sangren exhibit features Wisconsin artist Amy Arntson (March 27) Gallery II watercolor exhibition is free and open weekdays through April 14.

GC II spring concert is free (March 27) 20-voice vocal jazz ensemble presents its free spring concert Tuesday, April 5, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

Open houses describe Ph.D. in public administration (March 27) Open houses are Tuesday in Walwood Hall and Thursday at WMU-Lansing Campus.

College Republicans bring Patrick Buchanan to WMU (March 26) Major influence in conservative American politics speaks Thursday in the Bernhard Center.

Instant prizes given to students getting new IDs (March 26) Coupons, t-shirts randomly awarded on the spot. All students getting cards by April 1 are entered in drawings for major prizes.

Dybek's 'Magellan' makes ALA's Notable Books List (March 25) Stuart Dybek's "I Sailed with Magellan" one of 26 books on highly selective American Library Association list.

Governor, labor organizers speak at Chavez Day observance (March 25) Gov. Granholm and two former farm labor activists headline WMU celebration Thursday, March 31.

WSA and DKRA sponsor 'Cool' fund-raiser downtown (March 25) Second annual Kalamazoo Rendezvous Gala is Saturday evening, April 2, at the Smartshop on North Street.

New online journal connects evaluation researchers worldwide (March 25) New online journal published at WMU read by scholars in more than 100 nations.

Local youths taking to the sky before taking to the road (March 25) WMU gives 22 West Michigan students grades 8 through 12 a chance to fly a plane.

Nearly 5,000 new student IDs issued in three days (March 25) Many students experience no lines, get cards in 10 minutes or less. Lawson card center open Fridays 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Annual art student exhibit open in Dalton Center (March 24) Exhibition of best art student works open daily, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., except Sunday, through Wednesday, March 30.

3,500 new student IDs issued in first two days (March 24) Many students experience no lines, get cards in 10 minutes or less. Lawson card center open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Frostic Series concludes tonight with WMU's Scott (March 24) Renowned poet, editor and instructor Dr. Herbert Scott, reads from his work at 8 p.m. in the Little Theatre.

Lecture series features Distinguished Faculty Scholars (March 24) Lectures by Dr. Paul Szarmach, March 28; Dr. Elise deDoncker, March 31; and Dr. Catherine Julien, April 5.

Greenleaf's Johnston is next business breakfast speaker (March 23) Greenleaf Companies' William Johnston speaks Friday morning at Haworth College of Business.

More than 2,000 new student IDs issued first day (March 23) Many students experience no lines and have new cards in 10 minutes or less. Lawson card center open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

More than 600 students get new IDs in first hours (March 22) Process going smoothly on first day of campaign to issue new photo-ID cards to all students.

Campus groups discuss "The Color of Water" (March 22) Reading Together brown-bag luncheon and evening discussions on James McBride's acclaimed memoir scheduled through April 13.

Courtland Lee presents two workshops Tuesday (March 21) Renowned authority in counselor education and working with diverse youth presents workshops in Bernhard Center.

Tickets for Dane Cook go on sale this week (March 21) "Tourgasm" with comedian Dane Cook coming to Miller Auditorium April 13. Student tickets go on sale March 23.

WSA elections are this week at campus polling places (March 21) Elections continue through this Thursday, March 24, at five polling locations on West Campus.

WMU dancers invited to perform at Kennedy Center (March 20) Second time in three years that WMU dance students will perform at the Kennedy Center in Washington.

Tuesday ceremony honors top WMU seniors (March 20) Forty-eight students honored as Presidential Scholars, top recognition for seniors, at Fetzer Center event.

Web site makes teaching grammar easy, period (March 20) New Web site by WMU students and Dr. Jonathan Bush shows more productive ways to teach grammar.

Famed labor historian looks at Civil War-era influences (March 20) Dr. David Montgomery delivers Hamner Lecture, "American Workers' Civil War," Wednesday, March 23.

WMU undergrad awarded $25,000 for nanotech research (March 20) Senior Curtis Deer earns scholarship from United Negro College Fund and pharmaceutical giant Merck.

Senior Prom turns back the clock for dance aficionados (March 20) Area residents who came of age in the 1940s share memories and a dance with students at annual event March 30.

Limited number of tickets remain for NIT game (March 19) Remaining TCU at WMU game tickets go on sale Monday for first-ever NIT second-round contest in Kalamazoo.

Sunday concert features percussion duo "Coalescence" (March 18) Judy Moonert and Greg Secor present a Faculty Artist Series recital of works for percussion duo Sunday in Dalton.

Concert features music for bassoon, horn and piano (March 18) First WMU performance by RAD, the Rose/Austin Duo, is Wednesday, March 30, in the Dalton Center.

Knific and Sims perform in Faculty Artist Series (March 18) Popular duo of Renata Artman Knific and Lori Sims come together in April 2 Dalton Center performance.

Collegiate Singers perform at First Baptist Church (March 18) Group concludes its 2004-05 season with free concert "Moments from the Mass" Sunday, April 3.

Guest artist Andrew Boysen Jr headlines conference (March 18) School of Music presents 37th annual Spring Conference on Wind and Percussion Music April 1.

Collegium Musicum presents free Dalton concert (March 18) Twenty-four singers and 10 instrumentalists give free concert of Renaissance and Baroque German music Thursday, March 31.

Western Winds in free Dalton concert Wednesday (March 18) Western Winds, under the direction of Robert Spradling, perform Wednesday, March 23.

Concert Band concludes 2004-05 season (March 18) University Concert Band gives free, final concert of season Sunday, April 3, in Miller Auditorium.

Broncos are home for NIT second-round contest (March 17) Men's basketball team takes on TCU at 7 p.m. Monday in University Arena in National Invitation Tournament.

Get your new WMU ID now and be a winner! (March 17) New photo ID cards being issued to all WMU students. Those who get cards by April 1 can win free parking, other prizes.

Atkins and Boodt honored at retirement receptions (March 15) Paula Boodt and Michael Atkins honored March 31 and April 1, respectively, for combined 70 years of service.

Just 4 Kicks kicks off Gold Company Jazz Festival (March 15) A capella sensation Just 4 Kicks returns to WMU campus March 18 for Dalton Center concert.

Maier challenges "DaVinci Code" on PAX Network (March 14) WMU's Dr. Paul Maier challenges accuracy of best-selling book in Sunday morning television series.

Bill Murray and Cate Blanchett star in "Life Aquatic" (March 14) Western Film Society presents one of the "Best Ensemble Casts" of 2004 March 18-20 at Little Threatre.

Music and theatre collaborate on comic operas (March 14) One-act comic operas "Dr. Miracle" and "The Old Maid and the Thief" staged for seven performances March 17-24.

WMU faces Marquette Monday in NIT (March 13) First-round NIT contest televised nationally on ESPN, Bronco men's basketball team makes third straight postseason tourney.

March Hear Her Story luncheons announced (March 12) Brown-bag luncheon series features WMU women talking about their career choices and experiences.

University Theatre production earns national honors (March 11) WMU troupe will perform "Othello" twice at John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Students, faculty, staff can attend equity conference free (March 11) Registration deadline is March 21 for Michigan's 15th annual Equity in the Classroom Conference.

IT forum addresses security, reliability, compliance (March 11) Forum addresses new issues and regulations in information technology Friday, March 25, in Fetzer Center.

Evaluating campus diversity is subject of talk (March 11) Role of assessment and evaluation in diversity on higher education campuses explored Wednesday, March 23.

Expert describes environmentally sustainable campus (March 11) Renowned pioneer in ecological literacy, campus sustainability Dr. Christopher Uhl speaks Tuesday, March 15.

Seminar focuses on five assessment research projects (March 11) Five recipients of assessment research grants discuss their projects at Fetzer Center seminar Thursday, March 17.

"Smokey Joe's Cafe" is a rock 'n roll celebration (March 10) Powerful performances, razor-sharp staging highlight five shows, March 18-20, of Tony Award-nominated "Smokey Joe's."

Lecture focuses on unsung civil rights hero (March 10) Dr. Barbara Ransby delivers free, public lecture, "Ella Baker as an Activist and Intellectual," Tuesday, March 15.

Festival concert features 1,200-voice chorus (March 10) Chorale groups from 35 high schools join March 17 for one of the largest, oldest and most successful festivals in the United States.

Music therapy concert is an evening of affirmation (March 10) Annual Music Therapy Clinic Concert is Thursday, March 17, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

Varineau guest conducts USO in Sunday concert (March 10) University Symphony Orchestra performs Debussy, Bizet and Sibelius in free Dalton Center concert.

Reed and Rost earn all-league honors (March 10) Seniors Ben Reed and Levi Rost honored with selection to All-MAC men's basketball first and second teams, respectively.

Tasty dishes served at International Festival (March 9) Hundreds of international students offer a taste of their homelands during annual festival Sunday, March 20.

Art by WMU students exhibited at MSU law college (March 9) Works by art students from Central Michigan, Michigan State and Western Michigan universities in joint exhibit.

Senior wins study abroad scholarship (March 9) Finance major Aaron Moeller from Grand Rapids, Mich., earns scholarship for Grand Tour of Europe this summer.

Help for people with hearing problems (March 9) Hearing loss is stressful and uncomfortable, but help is available for area residents through WMU's Van Riper Clinic.

Fall semester course registration begins in GoWMU (March 8) Course registration begins March 14, course schedule available as a PDF file and on Student Services tab in GoWMU.

Firm expands with new BTR Park facility (March 7) Design and product development firm TEKNA Solutions building new headquarters at WMU Parkview Campus.

Moore and Koerber earn All-MAC honors (March 7) Broncos have all-conference first team selection in women's basketball four years in a row.

Women in history celebrated with acclaimed films (March 6) Women's History Month screenings feature award winners "Whale Rider," "Not for Ourselves Alone," "Iron-Jawed Angels."

Frostic series presents New Issues poets Lee and Seidman (March 6) Poets David Dodd Lee and Hugh Seidman read from their work Tuesday, March 8, in the Little Theatre.

Frostic series features acclaimed novelist (March 6) "Flash fiction" novelist Diane Williams reads from her works Wednesday, March 16, in the Little Theatre.

Francophone Film Festival brings rare films to WMU (March 3) All films in unique annual fesitval, March 9-13, were produced in French-speaking countries outside France.

WMU hosts statewide women's satellite summit (March 3) Michigan Women's Summit, March 11, features Gov. Granholm, women presidents of three state universities.

Gaming convention offers plenty of fun and "networking" (March 3) Southwest Michigan's largest gaming convention is March 11-13 at WMU's Bernhard Center.

Trumpet sensation Randy Brecker performs in Dalton (March 2) Brecker performs with Western Jazz Quartet Friday, March 11, opens Western Invitational Jazz Festival.

Western Jazz Festival celebrates 25th anniversary (March 2) Festival features high school jazz bands and combos and guest artist Randy Brecker Saturday, March 12.

Nominations due for Distinguished Alumni Awards (March 1) Deadline for nominations is Friday, March 4, for WMU Alumni Association's most prestigious honor.

Enrollment strategy features 'Three Rs' (March 1) "Recruit, Renew, Retain" is mantra shared faculty and staff at campus meeting on enrollment management.

Self Instructional Programs is now "Individual Learning" (March 1) Popular academic program has new name, everything else is unchanged.

Shen shares expertise at Harvard symposium (March 1) Dr. Jianping Shen among select group at national symposium on teacher recruitment and retention.

Urban edge is Sichel Lecture topic (March 1) Dr. Edward "Ned" Hill, Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State and Brookings Institution, speaks March 9 on economic development.

Gerald L. Bodine (March 1) Obituary for assistant professor emeritus of teacher education.

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