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April 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.

Registration, grades, other SIS services offline this weekend (April 28) New student information system unavailable from 8 a.m. Saturday to 8 a.m. Monday.

Prescribed burn at Asylum Lake scheduled for Thursday (April 27) Previously announced prescribed burn scheduled for 3 p.m. Thursday. Changes announced in WMU News.

Business dean candidates make public presentations (April 26) Three candidates for dean of Haworth College of Business make presentations May 4 through May 11.

KFS presents Audrey Tautou in "A Very Long Engagement" (April 25) Golden Globe and Academy Award nominee starring Audrey Tautou screens May 6-8 at Little Theatre.

Children's Place enrolling school-agers for summer (April 25) School-age children have different projects, activities each week. WMU students, faculty, staff pay reduced rates.

Integrating technology and the fine arts (April 25) Apple Computer and College of Fine Arts sponsor April 29-30 conference "Integrating Technology Across the Fine Arts."

Only new ID cards honored beginning May (April 24) Final week for students, faculty, staff to get new photo-ID cards at Lawson Arena before May 2 changeover.

Women's tennis team claims MAC title (April 24) Nationally ranked women's tennis team goes undefeated, 9-0, in MAC play for first league championship since 2001.

President charts WMU's future in campus address (April 22) President Bailey describes challenges and outlines strategies in "Moving WMU Forward Together."

WMU moving to flat-rate tuition this year (April 22) Flat-rate tuition plan effective fall 2005, new structure will encourage students to complete degrees in less time.

Academic and administrative appointments announced (April 22) Trustees approve appointments of Dr. Michael Atkins, Dr. David Cowan, Dr. James Gilchrist, Dr. James Hopfensberger.

WMU professor wins coveted Guggenheim Fellowship (April 21) Dr. William Olsen, professor of English, is among 186 artists and scholars selected from more than 3,000 applicants.

Needed prescribed burn planned for Asylum Lake (April 21) Prescribed burn planned for 60 acres of the preserve during final week of April or first week of May.

WMU graduate wins "best paper" award (April 21) Paper by December graduate Brian Crisher wins award at national conference for political science students.

Woolfork-Barnes named FYE director (April 20) Dr. Toni Woolfork-Barnes named director of First-Year Experience as program gears up for first group of students.

Trustees examine tuition policy at Friday meeting (April 20) Trustees welcome new member Dennis Archer, discuss overall tuition policy at April 22 meeting.

Chemistry building groundbreaking is Friday (April 20) Trustee Peter Aseritis, President Judith Bailey and senior chemistry major Curtis Deer among ceremony speakers.

Scholarship grant awarded to Autism Center (April 20) Local chapter of Autism Society of America donates $2,000 to WMU Center for Autism.

New account services available through GoWMU (April 19) Students can establish parents, others as "authorized users" who can view account information and make payments.

Helen Horn honored for 37 years service (April 19) Longtime staff member in the engineering college and provost's office honored at April 29 reception at the Oaklands.

Facilitators sought for First-Year Experience (April 19) Nominations due by Friday, faculty facilitators can earn $1,500 per semester as stipend or professional development grant.

Bailey charts WMU's future at Thursday presentation (April 18) President discusses how WMU can achieve its long-term goals during economically challenging times.

Course registration, account services offline until Tuesday (April 18) Return of service postponed one day to allow additional tests of new account information system.

It's never going to be easier than it is right now (April 18) All students, faculty, staff and retirees encouraged to get new photo-ID cards during April at Lawson Arena.

A few people cannot get new ID cards yet (April 18) Those affected include campus ministers, some visiting and adjunct faculty and some with special SRC memberships.

Third Coast celebrates 10th anniversary with spring issue (April 16) Subscriptions to leading national literary journal continue upswing, spring issue available in area stores.

Stryker business unit locating at BTR Park (April 16) Stryker's Interventional Pain Business Unit will occupy about 5,000 square feet in Granite Park building.

Sky Broncos head to Kansas for national competition (April 16) Precision flight team heads to NIFA championships, has finished among nation's top three 13 straight years.

WMU to graduate record number of students (April 16) President Judith I. Bailey will confer more than 2,800 degrees during four ceremonies Saturday, April 23.

Volunteers sought for visually impaired youth camp (April 16) College and high school students, community members urged to help during May sports camp for visually impaired.

Lost book fines are substantial (April 16) Library materials due by end of spring semester and not returned are subject to minimum $75 "lost item" fine, plus processing fee.

Replacement of ISIS nearing completion (April 15) Replacement of 20-year-old student information system nearly complete, staff told to rely solely on new system.

WFS presents area debut of "The Sea Inside" (April 14) Western Film Society present Academy Award winner Friday through Sunday in the Little Theatre.

Nominations sought for Athletic Hall of Fame (April 14) Selection committee soliciting nominations for 2005 induction class, which will be honored this fall.

Bookstore paying cash for used books (April 14) Students can sell used books to the WMU Bookstore during April Book Buyback at Bernhard Center and Schneider Hall.

SIS offline this weekend, new services available Monday (April 13) Students get improved online account information service through GoWMU beginning April 18.

Distinguished hospital CEO addresses fellow English majors (April 13) Alumna Sandra Bennett Bruce speaks at English department awards ceremony Thursday.

Fifth-graders get some early college writing experience (April 13) Fifth-graders from Washington Writers' Academy visit campus as guests of English education pre-interns.

Contemporary political theorist gives lecture (April 13) Notre Dame's Dr. Fred R. Dallmayr leads afternoon discussion, delivers Sam Clark Lecture Thursday evening.

Three named to Marketing Alumni Hall of Fame (April 13) Alumni Earl R. Jenkins, Kenneth V. Miller and James W. Richmond inducted during April 15 awards banquet.

Sunseeker team recruiting area high school juniors (April 13) WMU solar car team is looking for 10 area high school students to join crew for national solar car race.

Concerto Concert is capstone for School of Music season (April 12) Free Sunday concert features University Symphony and this year's outstanding student soloists.

Four commencement ceremonies for largest class ever (April 12) More than 2,800 degrees will be conferred April. 23, exceeding the previous record of 2,708 set in April 2004.

Campus groundbreakings set stage for coming construction (April 12) Groundbreaking for chemistry building is April 22, and May 12 for Richmond Center for Visual Arts.

Trustees set to meet commencement weekend (April 12) WMU Board of Trustees meets Friday morning, April 22, in Bernhard Center.

Budget uncertainty prompts campuswide hiring freeze (April 12) President Bailey institutes strict hiring freeze as WMU faces prospect for more cuts in state support.

President answers grad student questions Wednesday (April 12) President Bailey and Provost Delene answer questions about future of Graduate College at April 13 forum.

WMU photographers in "2 Cities; 48 hours" exhibit (April 10) Chuck Comer and Gary Ciadella among photographers in unusual exhibit in St. Joseph.

Weinger wows BBC television audience (April 10) Six million viewers watch Dr. Susan Weinger, WMU associate professor of social work, on the BBC's "Child of Our Time."

Finals Finish helps students cruise into exam week (April 10) About 3,000 students expected for annual exam week event 6 to 11 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, April 18-19.

Dennis Archer speaks at event saluting black graduates (April 10) Black Congratulatory & Awards Ceremony is commencement Saturday, April 23, in Bernhard Center.

Bailey receives Virginia Tech alumni award (April 10) WMU president receives Virginia Tech alumni achievement award, delivers VT graduate commencement address.

Davidson authors new book on problem of evil (April 10) Emeritus Dr. Clifford Davidson pens "Deliver Us from Evil: Essays on Symbolic Engagement in Early Drama."

Stapleton named to journal board (April 10) Dr. Susan Stapleton, professor of chemistry, named to editorial board of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education.

Zona O. Pryor (April 10) Food services retiree died Feb. 26.

Margie J. Miner (April 10) Associate professor emerita in health, physical education and recreation, died Jan. 30.

Only new ID cards honored beginning May (April 8) Beginning May 2, only new ID cards will work in campus card-swipe readers for building access and a variety of services.

Dance seniors perform this weekend in Dalton (April 7) Graduating presentation concerts, Friday through Sunday, feature original works by each graduating senior.

University Chorale primes for European tour (April 7) International award-winning chorale performs in a free Sunday afternoon concert at the Dalton Center.

Faculty brass ensembles give free Sunday performance (April 7) Michigan State ensemble, The Beaumont Brass, and WMU's Western Brass Quintet perform at Dalton Center.

First tickets for 2005-06 Miller season on sale (April 7) Broadway series includes West Michigan premiere of "The Phantom of the Opera."

WMU's Thompson addresses WHO summit in India (April 6) Dr. Joyce Thompson delivers report on maternal and child health at World Health Organization meeting.

Famed Miami City Ballet makes Kalamazoo debut (April 6) Free talk by artist director Edward Villella precedes April 12 Miller Auditorium performance by famed ballet company.

Womyn's Equality celebrates choice with Friday rallies (April 6) "Celebrate Our Choice" rallies are midday every Friday through June outside Planned Parenthood offices.

Annual Teacher Placement Day is Monday (April 6) Free and open to the public, Teacher Education Career Fair is Monday in the Bernhard Center.

Sindecuse offers automated prescription refill service (April 6) Customers can now place prescription refill orders 24 hours a day using touchtone telephone.

Nobel Peace Prize winner speaks Friday at WMU (April 6) Great Lakes PeaceJam sponsors visit by Mairead Corrigan Maguire, public lecture Friday night in Bernhard Center.

It's "Showtime" at Miller Auditorium (April 6) "Showtime at the Apollo on Tour" visits WMU Saturday for one show, WMU students among competitors in famed amateur night.

Lecture describes research on lynchings (April 6) Annual meeting of Friends of the Libraries features talk by Dr. Deborah Barnes Tuesday in Meader Rare Book Room.

B.C. Cafeteria offers 'dining cruise' of North America (April 5) Five days of Bernhard Center luncheon specials, April 11-15, include crab-stuffed salmon and Veal Saltimbocco.

Foreign language students mark 'Year of Languages' (April 5) WMU program Friday celebrates U.S. House proclamation declaring 2005 "The Year of Languages."

Forty-eight seniors named Presidential Scholars (April 4) Complete listing of 2005 Presidential Scholars, WMU's highest honor presented to a senior.

Tribune Publishing president speaks at WMU (April 2) Longtime editor, publisher of Chicago Tribune, Jack Fuller, gives public presentations Monday night and Tuesday morning.

University Theatre presents love, magic and kilts (April 2) Seven performances of Lerner and Loewe classic musical "Brigadoon" April 7-16 in Shaw Theatre.

New ID cards available to students, faculty, staff (April 1) More than 10,000 students get cards during two-week promotion. All others encouraged to get cards during April.

Spartan fans urged to celebrate responsibly (April 1) WMU joins Michigan State officials in urging students to celebrate responsibly during NCAA Tournaments.

Prison-based Braille group funds Braille computers (April 1) Non-profit, Braille transcribing organization donating $36,600 to WMU for 11 new Braille computers.

Area residents must register early for Medieval Congress (April 1) Registration deadline for Medieval Congress events is April 15, after which a $25 late fee applies.

Event aims to better position food industry for future (April 1) More than 500 people expected to attend 40th annual Food Marketing Conference Monday and Tuesday.

Conference focuses on timely education issues (April 1) Michigan's "Equity in the Classroom Conference" is Sunday through Tuesday at Radisson Plaza and Bernhard Center.

Students participate in April 13 Day of Silence (April 1) Students draw attention to discrimination against and harassment of lesbians, bisexuals, gays and transgenders.

Diversity program bridges generation gap (April 1) "Generations@Work" examines diversity of Boomers, Cuspers, Gen Xers, Nexters in programs April 6 and 7 at Chenery.

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