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July 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.

Arboretum Apartments sold for $25.5 million (July 30) University required to reinvest proceeds from sale in other capital building projects on campus.

Grants total $31.6 million during 2004-05 (July 30) Recent notable awards made by NSF and U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services.

Gifts for 2004-05 exceed $17.5 million (July 30) Annual gift total drops following conclusion of record $162 million centennial capital campaign.

Thomas L. Amos (July 30) Professor of libraries and history died July 28.

Trustees approve tuition increase (July 28) Trustees approve per-semester increase of $405 in tuition and required fees beginning fall semester.

Room and board rates increase by 5 percent (July 28) First increase in WMU's room and board rates since 2003. No increase for apartment rental rates.

Sunseeker crosses finish line in sixth place (July 28) Thousands of Canadians turn out for final hours of the 2,500-mile North American Solar Challenge.

Trustees consider fall tuition rates (July 28) Tuition rates and on-campus housing costs for 2005-06 discussed at today's Board of Trustees meeting.

GoWMU unavailable Saturday (July 27) WMU's secure intranet portal unavailable from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 30, for systems upgrade, e-mail unaffected.

Dean candidates make public presentations (July 27) Three WMU faculty members are candidates for dean of graduate studies and make public presentations Aug. 1-3.

Solar cars poised for final day of racing (July 26) WMU firmly in sixth place as cars line up for Wednesday's final 200 miles of North American Solar Challenge.

Sunseeker among solar race leaders in Saskatchewan (July 25) WMU remains in sixth place with four hour lead over seventh-place Stanford.

Solar racers take day-long break in Winnipeg (July 23) Sunseeker in sixth place at mandatory stop in Winnipeg, race resumes Sunday morning, concludes Wednesday.

Sunseeker nears Canadian border in sixth place (July 22) WMU team stops shy of the Canadian border for a much-needed recharge of Sunseeker's battery pack.

Sunseeker races through Dakotas (July 21) Near the halfway point in the 2,500-mile solar challenge, Sunseeker is in sixth place among 18 solar cars still racing.

Weather affects solar race strategy (July 20) WMU unofficially in seventh place after three days, teams jockey to keep batteries charged heading into threatening weather.

Day #2 sees Sunseeker pull into fifth place (July 19) WMU moves up to fifth place, only one second behind MIT after completing more than 500 miles of 2,500-mile course.

Sunseeker in sixth place at end of day one (July 18) WMU solar car completes 211-mile run in sixth place. Michigan, Minnesota and MIT have three best first-day times.

Sunseeker qualifies for solar race (July 16) WMU's solar car among the 20 entries to successfully complete all inspections and mandatory 140-mile trials.

Sunseeker set for start of North American solar race (July 15) Daily updates on Sunseeker's progress published in WMU News beginning Monday.

Accountancy scholarship recipients announced (July 14) Department of Accountancy awards 2005-06 scholarships to 17 students.

Spanish students receive $33,000 in awards (July 14) Complete list of 42 students honored for achievement this spring by the Department of Spanish.

Foreign language scholarships go to 39 students (July 14) Department of Foreign Languages awards scholarships totaling more than $19,000.

Dybek returns to poetry with 'Streets in Their Own Ink' (July 13) Author of "I Sailed with Magellan," releases his first collection of poetry since 1979's "Brass Knuckles."

WMU lands grant to digitize Civil War diaries (July 13) University Libraries gets $95,000 to digitize Civil War diaries of eight Union soldiers from Midwestern regiments.

Basketball legend John Wooden comes to WMU (July 12) Tickets on sale for Aug. 22 dinner and presentation by legendary coach and motivational speaker.

Fall Welcome proposals due July 15 (July 8) Faculty and staff invited to submit proposals, serve as presenters for interest sessions for incoming students.

WMU students unharmed in London bombings (July 7) Students studying in London area accounted for and safe following explosions in city's transportation system.

ENERGY STAR rating now required at WMU (July 6) All electrical and electronic items purchased by WMU must now meet Environmental Protection Agency standard.

Trustees OK range of appointments (July 5) Delene to continue as provost indefinitely; Rosine promoted to senior vice president for advancement and legislative affairs.

Samantha Cairo art exhibited in Upjohn Rotunda (July 5) "Shaping the World as a Book: Book Arts" on exhibit in Waldo Library's Upjohn Rotunda through July 15.

Free evening concerts feature faculty and guests (July 1) "What's in your wallet?" series presents Pacifica Quartet, Justin Avery and a a faculty extravaganza.

Seminar brings 130 young musicians to campus (July 1) Unique summer music camp in its 54th year features free public chamber music performances July 17-23.

Trustees approve 54 faculty promotions (July 1) Promotions include 33 new professors, 25 new associate professors and three new assistant professors.

Retirements of 14 faculty and staff approved (July 1) Trustees approve retirements of three faculty members and 11 staff members.

Thirty faculty members granted tenure (July 1) Complete list of newly tenured faculty members.

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