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September 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.

Aviation college getting top-flight Cirrus aircraft (Sept. 30) WMU signs 10-year lease agreement for 30 Cirrus aircraft to be replaced every two years with newest models.

WMU joins Michigan's Core Technology Alliance (Sept. 30) WMU joins states's three other research universities and Van Andel Research Institute in CTA.

Public must share blame for bad journalism (Sept. 30) University of St. Thomas' Dr. Kris Bunton, authority on ethics in journalism, speaks Wednesday, Oct. 5, in Bernhard Center.

Health and Wellness Fair features 50 exhibitors (Sept. 30) WMU students, faculty, staff invited to Health and Wellness Fair Oct. 11 in Fetzer Center.

Flu, meningitis vaccination clinics scheduled (Sept. 30) Four vaccination clinics scheduled in October and November for WMU students, employees, retirees.

WMU United Way drive off to rousing start (Sept. 30) More than 40 percent of WMU's $210,000 goal for United Way received in first week of the campus campaign.

Jianping Shen named Sandberg Professor of Education (Sept. 28) WMU expert on contemporary education issues gets professorship named for longtime dean of education.

Steve Zegree is Bobby McFerrin Professor of Jazz (Sept. 28) Internationally regarded vocal jazz educator gets professorship named for his friend and colleague.

President Bailey describes 'The Risk of Standing Pat' (Sept. 27) Complete text of WMU President Judith I. Bailey's third annual State of the University address.

WMU alters academic calendar to cut energy costs (Sept. 27) Changes to 2005-06 calendar include extending winter closure, new start dates for spring semester and summer sessions.

Wiener is first Faculty Senate Distinguished Service winner (Sept. 25) Dr. William Wiener, retired dean of the Graduate College, honored by Faculty Senate.

James R. Bliss (Sept. 25) Associate professor emeritus of finance and commercial law died March 17.

Helen M. Brown (Sept. 25) Associate professor emerita of dance died Aug. 23.

Phyllis Burnham (Sept. 25) Retired University Archives and Regional History Collections staff member died Aug. 13.

Janice L. Myers (Sept. 25) WMU Bookstore employee died Aug. 5.

WMU earns high national marks (Sept. 24) WMU again among U.S. News top-100 public universities; Princeton Review also names WMU to list of best colleges.

Dance's Sharon Garber earns service award (Sept. 24) WMU ballet director earns Outstanding Service Award from CORPS de Ballet International.

Pulitzer Prize winner is next in Frostic Reading Series (Sept. 23) Author of "Martin Dressler," Steven Millhauser, reads from his most-recent book Thursday, Sept. 29.

Students, public invited to 'discover the world' (Sept. 23) Prize drawings and 50 programs featured at Study Abroad Fair Thursday, Sept. 29, in the Bernhard Center.

Ruth Heinig named Valparaiso's Distinguished Alumna (Sept. 23) WMU professor emerita of communication will be honored at Valparaiso's Oct. 7-9 homecoming.

Borish invited to rank greatest sports feats (Sept. 23) Dr. Linda Borish asked by Forbes magazine to help select the top 32 athletic feats of the past 150 years.

Charles R. "Rusty" Dannison (Sept. 23) Adjunct faculty member in Extended University Programs died Sept. 6.

Jeff Haas Double Quartet performs in Dalton (Sept. 22) Bullock Music Performance Institute presents critically acclaimed "Ha Gersher Chai" Sept. 28.

Guest artist Michael Kris gives free recital (Sept. 22) Trombonist and director of brass chamber music at UNC Chapel Hill performs Sept. 30 at WMU.

State of University address is Tuesday (Sept. 22) President Bailey delivers her third State of the University address at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

New CHHS building open for neighbors to tour (Sept. 21) Neighbors of WMU's Oakland Drive Campus invited to Saturday tour of Health and Human Services building.

Book brings WMU geologist international recognition (Sept. 21) Dr. G. Michael Grammer wins recognition from the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.

Three educators win WMU teaching awards (Sept. 21) Drs. Josephine Barry-Davis, W. Craig Misner and A.L. "Mike" Sebaly to be honored at Oct. 7 Golden Apple Awards.

Trustees sign off on series of personnel moves (Sept. 21) Board of Trustees approve appointments of an associate dean and three interim department chairs.

Trustees approve six retirements (Sept. 21) Retirements of three faculty members, three staff members approved; board also accepts eight faculty and staff resignations.

Kynaston honored for teaching excellence (Sept. 21) Trent Kynaston, professor of music, honored with the inaugural Dean's Teaching Award in the College of Fine Arts.

Partners in Dance sponsoring trip to Kirov Ballet (Sept. 21) Registration deadline is Oct. 7 for trip to Detroit Opera House and Kirov Ballet performing "The Sleeping Beauty."

School of Art Faculty Show opens in Dalton (Sept. 20) Works by art faculty and staff on exhibit Sept. 23 to Oct. 12 in Dalton Center Multimedia Room.

'Millie' at Miller for three shows (Sept. 18) Tony Award-winning Best Musical, "Thoroughly Modern Mille," at Miller Auditorium for three shows Sept. 24-25.

University Theatre season opens with 'Aloha' (Sept. 18) Naomi Iizuka's "Aloha, Say the Pretty Girls" set for seven performance Sept. 22-Oct. 2 in York Arena Theatre.

WFS presents Cannes and Sundance award winner (Sept. 18) Western Film Society presents Kalamazoo-area debut of "Me and You and Everyone We Know" Sept. 23-25.

Lecture by Father Elias Chacour headlines Peace Week (Sept. 16) Author of best-selling "Blood Brothers," is keynote speaker for WMU's 24th Annual Peace Week, Sept. 19-25.

Experts discuss 'Constitution and Post-Rehnquist Court' (Sept. 15) WMU marks Constitution Day and Citizenship Day with a panel of faculty experts Sept. 21.

Future health care professionals are 'home at last' (Sept. 15) "First" home of WMU's renowned College of Health and Human Services officially opens with building dedication.

Internationally known Detroit artist visits WMU (Sept. 15) King-Chavez-Parks Visiting Professor Tyree Guyton and Jenenne Whitfield give free public presentation Sept. 29.

Career fair focuses on job opportunities for engineers (Sept. 15) Engineering Opportunity Day is Thursday, Sept. 29, at College of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

Three students awarded prestigious Adcraft scholarships (Sept. 15) Three WMU advertising and promotion majors among eight Detroit ad club scholarship winners statewide.

Aphasia treatment in spotlight during WMU conference (Sept. 15) Internationally known authorities on aphasia present at annual Van Riper Lectures Sept. 22 and 23.

Otsego clinician named Mentor of the Year (Sept. 15) WMU physician assistant students recognize Patrick Dougherty of Allegan Medical Clinic for contributions as mentor.

New student enrollment, credit loads both increase (Sept. 15) Fall census reveals increases in freshmen, grad students, average credit loads; decline in total enrollment.

Trustees meet Friday in new CHHS building (Sept. 15) Trustees will discuss 2005-06 budget and other issues, public meeting expected to begin at 10 a.m. Friday.

WMU launches United Way drive with campuswide gala (Sept. 14) Tuesday's Bernhard Center kickoff features prizes, treats, special guests from United Way agencies.

CHHS building dedication is Thursday (Sept. 13) New home for College of Health and Human Services on Oakland Drive Campus will be formally dedicated 2 p.m. Thursday.

Award-winner Ann Beattie opens Frostic Reading Series (Sept. 12) "Master of short stories" is first of six authors in fall series, free reading at Little Theatre Sept. 22.

Ceramist Hoon Lee conducts free workshop (Sept. 12) Ceramics workshop runs Monday through Friday, Sept. 19-23 and 26-30, culminates in performance Sept. 29.

Curtis Stigers Band performs at Dalton Center (Sept. 12) Famed jazz singer, saxophonist, songwriter and his band come to WMU Wednesday, Sept. 14.

Lori Sims performs in free Dalton Center recital (Sept. 12) International award winning pianist plays Chopin's "Sonata in B Minor" and other works Sunday, Sept. 18.

Students hold carwash fundraiser for Red Cross (Sept. 8) Engineering students washing cars Monday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Parkview Campus to support Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.

Campus community focuses on Katrina-relief efforts (Sept. 7) Efforts emphasize fund raising for relief agencies, also include volunteering and aiding displaced researchers and students.

Katherine Joslin discusses her work on Jane Addams (Sept. 7) Dr. Katherine Joslin is keynote speaker for Thursday evening Scholarly Speakers Series in Sprau Tower.

Award-winning "Shared Waters" exhibit at Waldo Library (Sept. 7) Exhibit chronicles historical connections of French and Native Americans in Great Lakes area.

Civil engineering firm building at BTR Park (Sept. 6) SME--Soil and Materials Engineering Inc.--begins work on 10,000-square-foot facility this month.

WMU welcomes students from Katrina-ravaged areas (Sept. 2) WMU speeding admissions, registration, housing processes so affected students can enroll immediately.

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