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October 2005 WMU News Archive
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WMU grad lands role on 'Desperate Housewives' (Oct. 31) Page Kennedy, Detroit native and 2000 theatre graduate, has recurring role as "Caleb" on popular ABC TV series.

Annual Gold Company 'sneak preview' is Thursday (Oct. 31) WMU's award-winning vocal jazz ensemble performs new repertoire from it's upcoming season.

WMU and Jenison High students sing Cathedral Classics (Oct. 31) Collegiate Singers and Jenison Chamber Choir perform Friday at the Cathedral of Christ the King, Kalamazoo.

WFS presents Cannes-winner "Broken Flowers" (Oct. 31) Western Film Society presents Kalamazoo debut of "Broken Flowers," starring Bill Murray, Friday through Sunday.

Public art that shocks is topic of Hamner lecture (Oct. 31) Public art that sparks controversy and what that reveals about society addressed Nov. 9 by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian .

Study tour to Brazil spawns student photography show (Oct. 31) Photographs by senior Alayna Arvidson exhibited in Korhman Hall Nov. 4 through Nov. 11.

Renowned inventor and author comes to WMU (Oct. 26) Famed inventor and author Ray Kurzweil speaks at College of Health and Human Services Thursday, Nov. 3.

Monica Chau and Brian Reid exhibit in Gallery II (Oct. 26) Multiple exhibition includes sculpture, furniture and photography Oct. 31 through Nov. 21.

WMU sponsors city commission candidate forum (Oct. 25) Sixteen candidates for Kalamazoo City Commission expected for Wednesday evening's moderated forum at Fetzer Center.

Cultural Events Committee accepting grant applications (Oct. 25) Grants provide partial funding for activities enhancing the cultural environment on WMU's campus.

Bronco Ford Field Fan Bus is complete package (Oct. 25) Reservations required by Nov. 2 for complete-package trip to Bronco football game at Detroit's Ford Field.

Ukrainian photography featured in Space Gallery (Oct. 24) Photography by Guennadi Maslov, Yevgeni Pavlov, Alexander Suprun, Eduard Stranadko on exhibit through Nov. 17.

Ramptown research draws international media attention (Oct. 24) WMU archaeological discovery of long-lost Underground Railroad station gains attention following AP report.

Murali receives Visionary Award at technology summit (Oct. 24) WMU information technology's Viji Murali honored at Michigan Digital Government Summit.

Dance's Jane Baas joins journal board (Oct. 24) WMU associate professor of dance named to editorial board of journal of International Association for Dance, Medicine and Science.

Diane J. East (Oct. 24) Retired custodial services employee died Oct. 3.

Jimmie Louise Morton (Oct. 24) Retired College of Education administrative assistant died Oct. 2.

Sold-out Miller Auditorium expected for "Ben Folds Live" (Oct. 23) Remaining tickets going fast for Friday's Homecoming Concert with pop singer and pianist Ben Folds.

Caribou and ANWR focus of film documentary (Oct. 23) "Being Caribou," 2004 film about caribou and Arctic National Wildlife Refuge shown Wednesday evening in Sangren.

Documentary looks at Kalamazoo River contamination (Oct. 23) Students for a Sustainable Earth present film on PCB contamination in Kalamazoo River Tuesday, Nov. 1.

WMU United Way drive reaches 75 percent of goal (Oct. 22) Campus campaign for United Way reaches $156,788 in gifts and pledges from 1,032 WMU donors.

WMU scares up a great week of homecoming activities (Oct. 21) Halloween is just around the corner, and WMU is treating with a week of exciting homecoming activities.

Homecoming 5K race expected to draw 1,500 (Oct. 21) Seventh annual Campus Classic offers new 1K and 5K courses through WMU campus Saturday morning, Oct. 29.

Southwest Michigan First CEO kicks off Keystone series (Oct. 21) Ronald Kitchens says "It's About Jobs," Friday, Oct. 28, at business breakfast series at HCOB.

WMU-CMU blood drives held across campus (Oct. 20) American Red Cross blood drives held in five residence halls and the Bernhard Center through Thursday, Oct. 27.

"Technicolor Dreamcoat" at Miller for three shows (Oct. 20) National tour of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" at Miller Auditorium Oct. 25-27.

Russian Festival returns to WMU Fetzer Center (Oct. 20) Fesitival features Russian cuisine, music, dance, art, drama, literature and crafts, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 28-29.

Research aids people with communication disorders (Oct. 20) Three-year $1 million grant from NIH allows WMU researchers to lead multi-university research program.

Famous children's book team visits WMU library (Oct. 20) Husband and wife team of David Small and Sarah Stewart speak Tuesday, Nov. 1, in Meader Rare Book Room.

Journey of the Spirit series presents "Queen of Rubber Soul" (Oct. 19) King-Chavez-Parks Visiting Artist Chakaia Booker presents slide-lecture of her work Monday.

Western Wind Quintet offers free concert Tuesday (Oct. 19) Resident faculty ensemble performs original works for wind quintet in Dalton Center Recital Hall.

Poet Michael Ryan reads Thursday in Little Theatre (Oct. 19) Next author in Frostic Reading Series expected to read from his latest work, "New and Selected Poems."

Unique research center established with $4 million gift (Oct. 17) Edwin and Mary Meader contribute $4 million to establish Upjohn Center for the Study of Geographical Change.

Haas gift funds dance artist residencies (Oct. 17) Gift from Mendon businessman establishes Elaine Hamilton Haas residencies in dance, in honor of his wife.

First seminar on commercializing research is Wednesday (Oct. 17) First seminar in series on translating "Research to Commercialization" is Wednesday at the Fetzer Center.

White House drug policy official to speak at WMU (Oct. 17) Mary Ann Solberg, deputy director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy visits WMU Tuesday.

English honor society holds informational meeting (Oct. 17) Meeting for those interested in joining new WMU chapter of Sigma Tau Deltai is Wednesday evening in Brown Hall.

TUBAfest is Saturday in Dalton Center (Oct. 17) 30th annual TUBAfest concludes with free, public concert by mass tuba-euphonium ensemble Saturday in Dalton Center.

Fifth Third Bank rep named Recruiter of the Year (Oct. 17) Jamie Martinez, a recruiter in the human resources for Fifth Third Bank honored by WMU.

Students to get pointers on business etiquette (Oct. 17) About 100 students will be displaying their good taste by attending WMU's eighth annual Etiquette Dinner Thursday.

University Theatre presents Pulitzer winner "Proof" (Oct. 17) Seven performances of playwright David Auburn's Pulitzer Prize-winner staged Oct. 20-30 in Multiform Theatre.

WFS presents area debut of "Murderball" (Oct. 17) Sundance award-winning documentary about quadriplegics who play full-contact rugby at Little Theatre Oct. 21-23.

Sky Broncos take regional title (Oct. 17) WMU precision flight team wins NIFA Region III title with strong performances in each of the competition's 10 events.

Free dinner program examines "Women in Islam" (Oct. 17) Reservations required by Wednesday for Muslim Students Association program with guest speaker Aminah Assilmi.

WMU second on Intel list of wireless campuses (Oct. 12) WMU is only Michigan school in top 10 of Intel's "Most Unwired College Campuses" two years in a row.

Feffer presents at Bruce Springsteen Symposium (Oct. 11) WMU's Steve Feffer among expert lecturers at national symposium on Springsteen's influence on American culture.

Lecture addresses monasticism as Christian tradition (Oct. 9) University of Chicago's Dr. Bernard McGinn delivers Phi Beta Kappa lecture Thursday, Oct. 20, in the Meader Rare Book Room of Waldo Library.

WMU United Way drive nears two-thirds of goal (Oct. 8) Gifts and pledges from 866 WMU donors total $131,615 through Oct. 7, nearly 63 percent of $210,000 goal.

International finance expert opens lecture series (Oct. 8) Sichel Lecture Series presents San Diego State's Dr. Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes Wednesday in Knauss Hall.

Graduate students launch online research journal (Oct. 8) Inaugural issue of online research journal unveiled at public reception Oct. 14 in Bernhard Center.

Two broadcast pros earn Distinguished Alumni Awards (Oct. 7) Reservation deadline is Friday, Oct. 21, for homecoming dinner honoring alumni Roz Abrams and Jack Clifford.

Dalton Center hosts state's lone Toxic Audio concert (Oct. 7) Drama Desk Award-winning vocal group makes lone Michigan appearance at WMU Friday, Oct. 14.

Sousa marches into Miller Auditorium (Oct. 7) "Stars, Stripes and Sousa" is fundraiser for the WMU Symphonic Band Sunday afternoon, Oct. 16.

WMU leads nation with paperless work order system (Oct. 7) Adding PDAs to the traditional maintenance tools, WMU is in the forefront of a high-tech revolution.

Safe on Campus ally training scheduled (Oct. 7) Four sessions scheduled to teach basics about being supportive of lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender students.

Road closings announced for Campus Classic (Oct. 6) Campus construction prompts major changes in homecoming race courses. Some additional road closings result.

WMU Web is topic of open forum Wednesday (Oct. 6) What changes would you like to see made to WMU's Web sites? Experts to evaluate WMU's Web, make recommendations.

Laser advances topic of 'Year of Physics' public lecture (Oct. 5) One of the nation's premier physicists, Dr. Margaret Mary Murnane, speaks Monday evening in Rood Hall.

WMU hosts NIFA regional flying competition (Oct. 5) College of Aviation is host to National Intercollegiate Flying Association's Oct. 11-15 Region III competition.

Frostic Reading Series presents playwright Charles Smith (Oct. 5) Author of "Pudd'nhead Wilson" reads from his work Oct. 13 in the Little Theatre.

"Renovations and Innovation" in Fall Concert of Dance (Oct. 5) Five performances, Oct. 13-16, are first staged in Dalton Center's renovated Dance Studio B.

Award-winning clarinetist returns to Dalton Center (Oct. 5) Young Concert Artist winner Alexander Fiterstein performs Tuesday, Oct. 11.

Legendary Broadway producer visits Kalamazoo (Oct. 4) "A Raisin in the Sun" producer Philip Rose conducts classes at WMU and makes public presentation at Kalamazoo College Friday.

"Brighton Beach Memoirs" staged in Shaw Theatre (Oct. 4) University Theatre presents seven performances of Neil Simon's "Brighton Beach Memoirs" through Sunday, Oct. 16.

Jazz Orchestra performs with guest Danny Barber (Oct. 3) Count Basie, Woody Herman and other Jazz Big Band repertoire featured in Thursday Dalton Center concert.

Symphony Orchestra opens season Sunday (Oct. 3) Russian composers featured in free Sunday afternoon concert at Miller Auditorium.

New no-parking areas near Oakland Drive Campus (Oct. 3) No parking signs installed on Short Road, Long Road, Wheaton Street near new CHHS building.

Sculptures by art alumna on exhibit in Gallery II (Oct. 2) Works by alumna and visiting artist Dora Natella exhibited in Sangren Hall weekdays through Oct. 27.

Bronco football highlights Family Festival weekend (Oct. 2) Annual weekend for family members and friends of WMU students is Friday through Sunday, Oct. 7-9.

KFS presents "Mad Hot Ballroom" (Oct. 2) Kalamazoo Film Society brings documentary about inner-city school children to the Little Theatre, Oct. 14-16.

WMU United Way drive tops 50 percent of goal (Oct. 2) Gifts and pledges from 721 WMU donors total $112,570 through Sept. 30, or 54 percent of $210,000 goal.

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