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June 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.

Eddies Lane, two parking lots closed for resurfacing (June 30) Eddies Lane, Lot 47 at Hoekje Hall, north half of Lot 23 near Elmwood Apartments closed July 5-12.

Sunseeker ready for North American Solar Challenge (June 29) WMU solar race team and car introduced at campus ceremony, ready for 2,500-mile race across continent.

Phillips pens book on Appalachia (June 29) "The Shot from the Mountain" by Dr. Claude S. Phillips placed in "Notable" category by Writers Notes Magazine.

WMU offices closed Independence Day (June 28) Holiday weekend hours for computer labs, recreation center and other selected services, most offices closed.

Broncos win collegiate title at Air Race Classic (June 27) WMU team of Erica Ebenhoeh and Sarah Tower returning to Battle Creek with Air Race Classic trophy.

2005 Air Race Classic 'flight log' (June 25) Daily reports by Bronco aviators Erica Ebenhoeh and Sarah Tower from the 2,400-mile all-women's national air race.

Sunseeker 2005 introduced at Wednesday ceremony (June 25) WMU solar race car and team members for July race introduced in ceremony June 29 at Parkview Campus.

Six high schoolers join Sunseeker race team (June 25) Kalamazoo-area high school students selected to work on WMU's entry in 2,500-mile solar car race.

WMU-affiliates are big tech funding winners (June 25) Researchers at WMU and affiliated companies among the big winners in Michigan Technology Tri-Corridor funding.

Katie DeBoer named to legislative staff (June 22) Former staff policy analyst for the Michigan Senate named assistant vice president for legislative affairs.

Trustees to meet via conference call (June 22) Trustees will convene via conference call Wednesday, June 29, to consider a number of personnel issues.

WMU project addresses national drop in writing skills (June 22) Third Coast Writing Project offering series of programs to aid teachers and children.

Camp participants have their heads in the clouds (June 22) College of Aviation sponsoring Summer Flight Academy for 70 high school students from around the country.

New director named at Substance Abuse Clinic (June 22) David Petts is new director of University Substance Abuse Clinic in WMU's Unified Clinics.

Resurfacing of Howard to be completed this week (June 21) Howard Street in the area of Miller Auditorium will be open to traffic for Saturday's commencement ceremonies.

ID card center open in new location (June 21) Bronco Card Center now located in 215 Bernhard, open weekdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through August.

Vocalist completing award-filled four years at WMU (June 21) Aspiring opera singer Molly Crookedacre wins awards in state, regional and international competitions.

Killingsworth honored at Friday reception (June 20) Ed Killingsworth, manager of Maintenance Services, honored at retirement reception in the President's Dining Room.

WMU gets $4.2 million to promote safety in health care (June 16) Drs. William Rutherford and William Hamman will translate techniques long used in aviation to boost safety in medical fields.

Andreadis is new EUP dean (June 16) Dr. Nicholas Andreadis will lead WMU's regional education efforts as new dean of Extended University Programs.

WMU to award 1,400 degrees at two ceremonies (June 16) President Bailey will preside over two commencement ceremonies Saturday, June 25.

Middle schoolers hone research skills at WMU camp (June 16) Twenty-two Kalamazoo middle school students on campus June 20-23 for summer research institute.

WMU bids farewell to Bernhard and Wiener (June 16) Retirement and farewell celebration for Drs. Margaret Bernhard and William Wiener is June 27 in Gilmore Theatre atrium.

Sandra Glista is MSHA president-elect (June 16) WMU clinical specialist will serve in 2006 as president of the Michigan Speech- Language- Hearing Association.

Edgars J. "Ed" Zumburs (June 16) WMU Sign Shop retiree died June 9.

WMU aviators compete in women's national air race (June 15) Erica Ebenhoeh and Sarah Tower represent WMU in cross-country Air Race Classic, June 21-24.

Federal funds put focus on business in South Asia (June 15) Haworth College of Business and area business leaders developing relationships in South Asia and China thanks to federal grant.

Recycled cell phones support Special Olympics (June 14) Special Olympics gets $5 for each used cell phone dropped off in Bernhard Center, SRC and Waldo Library collection boxes.

Jazz camp features free Union Cabaret performances (June 13) Zegree Vocal Jazz Camp features free nightly shows at Union Cabaret and closing concert in Dalton Center.

Jon Flegel honored at retirement reception (June 13) Miller Auditorium technician honored for his 37 years of service to WMU at Thursday reception in Grand Tier lobby.

Johnston translations of Jacques Brel praised in reviews (June 9) Tribune and other Chicago media give high marks to "Jacques Brel Revue" with new translations by Arnie Johnston.

People with aphasia invited to open house (June 9) Open house for people with aphasia and their families is Thursday, June 16, at Van Riper Language, Speech and Hearing Clinic.

Campuswide training focuses on sexual harassment (June 9) All faculty and staff required to complete online training designed to identify and prevent sexual harassment.

Registration opens for holistic health institute (June 6) Two sessions open to students and professionals beginning July 24 and July 31 on Michigan's Leelanau Peninsula.

APA names officers, new scholarship recipient (June 6) Dr. Julie Scrivener is new president of Administrative Professional Association, junior Nicolas Stafford wins scholarship.

Szarmach chosen to lead international society (June 6) Medieval Institute director selected as president of society dedicated to study of early Christian philosopher Boethius.

Borish tapped for entries in Encyclopedia Judaica (June 6) WMU historian Dr. Linda Borish to contribute biographical entries about Jewish women in American sport.

Nearly 1,000 bassists come to WMU campus (June 1) International Society of Bassists stages its biennial convention June 6-11 with musicians from 30 countries, public concerts.

Music students score nine Down Beat awards (June 1) WMU students bring home nine awards in Down Beat's 28th Annual Student Music Awards, second most among all schools.

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