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May 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 panel discusses U.S.­Korean relations (May 31) Panel of diplomats to discuss Korea June 2, including North Korea's efforts to develop nuclear weapons.

Hazel tapped for role on state's AARP executive council (May 31) Debra Lindstrom Hazel, associate professor of occupational therapy, appointed to eight-member council.

Gunther Hega speaks in Belgium on federalism (May 31) Associate professor of political science was invited participant at the Third International Conference on Federalism.

Ann Veeck honored for work in China (May 31) Associate professor of marketing named Outstanding Scholar on the Practice of Marketing in China.

Lindquist honored by Academy of Marketing Science (May 31) Jay Lindquist, professor of marketing, receives Berkman Distinguished Service Award.

Barry-Davis presents paper at Oxford roundtable (May 31) Josephine Barry-Davis presents an invited paper at a Roundtable Session on Early Childhood Education.

James E. Amos (May 31) Retired supervisor of custodial services died April 11.

Helmi K. Moulton (May 31) Professor emerita of art died April 7.

William C. Gross (May 31) Associate professor of health, physical education and recreation died April 7.

Rex E. Hall (May 31) Associate professor emeritus in engineering technology died Feb. 24.

Frederick Everett (May 31) Professor emeritus of accountancy died Nov. 16, 2004.

Make A Difference annual award candidates announced (May 26) Twenty staff members eligible to win one of four 2005 Make a Difference awards, each with a $1,000 prize.

Gary Mathews named to clinical board (May 26) Professor of social work named by American Board of Mental Health Specialists to group that develop standards for clinical specialties.

VandenBrink lauded by students (May 26) Theta Tau Outstanding Faculty Award goes to Dennis VandenBrink, mechanical and aeronautical engineering.

Haight receives distinguished lecture award (May 26) Dr. Bruce M. Haight is recipient of Muskegon's Charles H. Hackley Distinguished Lecture Award.

Learn about organic home gardening at free event (May 26) Students and area residents will plant a community vegetable garden Saturday, June 4, at WMU's Gibbs House.

Fred V Hartenstein (May 26) Professor emeritus of management died May 2.

D. William "Bill" Yates (May 26) Former coach of WMU's men's golf team died May 1.

2005 Bronco football schedule announced (May 26) Schedule includes three night games at Waldo Stadium and a road contest versus Eastern Michigan at Ford Field in Detroit.

WMU offices closed Memorial Day (May 24) Memorial weekend hours for recreation center, computer labs, Waldo Library and selected other offices and services.

Former St. Aiden's is now Woodlawn Place (May 24) Building housing Children's Place Learning Center and Disabled Student Resources and Services has new name.

Marcy Ohs honored at retirement reception (May 23) SIS project manager and former financial aid officer recognized at June 1 Oaklands reception.

Bedroom furniture available in surplus sale (May 23) Surplus sale of used residence hall beds and dressers is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 25-26 at Britton Hall.

New Play Project showcases student talent (May 23) Staged readings of new one-act plays, written, acted and directed by students in three Monday evening performances.

Construction begins on Richmond Center for Visual Arts (May 20) Groundbreaking ceremony officially launches construction of privately funded art facility.

Charter school research finds wide disparity among states (May 20) Charter schools in Michigan and Ohio fared poorly compared to charters in Connecticut and Delaware.

Alumni Association names outreach coordinator (May 20) Heidi Campbell, previous coordinator of WMU Parents Association, is new coordinator of young alumni and student outreach.

WMU has new tech transfer professional in place (May 20) Dr. Michael Sharer is new director of technology transfer, licensing and commercialization.

Arcadia and Vande Giessen closed to through traffic (May 18) Arcadia Road between Moore Hall and Waldo Library closed to through traffic May 23-30.

Hov-Aire president is next business breakfast speaker (May 18) Maurice Hovious, president of Hov-Aire Inc., speaks May 27, in Keystone Community Bank-sponsored series.

State Farm funds special WMU teacher internships (May 17) Thirty students received $1,000 each to support their participation in School University Partnership Team.

Sherry Bate to be honored for 35 years of service (May 17) Retirement reception for long-time member of fine arts administrative staff is May 25 in Gilmore Theatre Atrium.

Luderer takes reins at BRCC (May 16) Dr. Jack Luderer leaves vice president for research post to head WMU's Biosciences Research and Commercialization Center.

Faunce main entrance closed Tuesday and Wednesday (May 16) All offices in Faunce open as usual. Entrances at the rear and sides of the building should be used during repairs.

Landmark fountain drained during construction (May 12) Fountain at Miller Auditorium shut down in anticipation of upcoming construction on new Richmond Center for Visual Arts.

Grundler Prize awarded for book on Venetian leader (May 12) "Enrico Dandolo and the Rise of Venice" by Thomas Madden receives the annual award at Medieval Congress.

Faculty-staff winners announced in ID card drawings (May 12) Two winners announced from April drawing, card center open at Lawson weekdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

April dance graduate gets prestigious apprenticeship (May 11) Lacey Kelley is one of three women chosen out of 140 dancers for River North Chicago Dance Company apprenticeship.

Long-awaited groundbreaking for art building is Thursday (May 10) Donors James and Lois Richmond among speakers at ceremony for new Richmond Center for Visual Arts.

Business student earns prestigious national award (May 10) Senior ISM2 major Andrea Brown is one of six students nationwide awarded prestigious R. Gene Richter Scholarship.

Junior picked for prestigious governor's internship (May 10) Political science major Delal Pektas will spend 10 weeks working with Gov. Jennifer Granholm's personal assistant.

Blues music fundraiser benefits new HHS building (May 10) Sunday event at The Union features Blue Moon Blues Band, benefits College of Health and Human Services.

Faculty and staff offered free hearing evaluations (May 10) WMU and KCMS employees eligible for free hearing evaluations and hearing aid checks.

Top young artists command spotlight at festival (May 9) More than 1,000 young artists at WMU May 12-14 for Michigan Youth Arts Festival, complete public performance schedule.

Musical revue includes new translations of Jacques Brel (May 9) Musical review at Chicago's No Exit Cafe features new translations by WMU's Dr. Arnie Johnston.

Earth Day celebration features Fair Trade Fair (May 9) Students for a Sustainable Earth and others sponsor Earth Day event in Kalamazoo's Bronson Park this Saturday.

Winners announced in ID card drawings (May 4) Nine students who got new ID cards during special promotion win free parking, $250 gift cards and Apple iPod Shuffles.

WMU beefs up microbiology security procedures (May 4) Growing research activity at WMU and nationwide concern about terrorism prompt tighter safety and security practices.

Gifts and grants reported to trustees (May 4) During first three months of 2005, WMU received more than $4.2 million in gifts and grants valued at more than $5.3 million.

Faculty Senate executive board expanding (May 4) Board of Trustees approves amendment to allow the two additional members on senate's executive board.

World's medievalists come to WMU this week (May 3) An expected 3,000 scholars from around the world visit Kalamazoo for 40th International Congress on Medieval Studies.

WMU economist heads for Africa on Fulbright (May 3) Expert on African development Dr. Sisay Asefa going to Ethiopia for six weeks as Fulbright Senior Specialist.

International programs consolidated (May 3) Trustees approve consolidation and name change for Haenicke Institute to the Diether H. Haenicke Institute for Global Education.

Name change for nursing degree approved (May 3) WMU degree name changed from "major in nursing" to bachelor of science in nursing or BSN degree.

Trustees approve 20 faculty retirements (May 3) All 20 faculty members retiring with emeriti status. Trustees also accepted resignations of five faculty and staff members.

Sky Broncos place third at national championship (May 2) WMU precision flight team extends streak of top-three finishes in NIFA national championship to 14 straight years.

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