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December 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.

Trustees okay series of academic appointments (Dec. 28) Appointments include associate deans for Lee Honors College and for engineering and applied sciences.

Board approves faculty promotions, sabbaticals (Dec. 28) Drs. Paul Copp, Katherine Cummings, Frances Ramos, Viviana Ruellot, Caroline Webber receive faculty promotions.

Trustees approve 14 retirements, five resignations (Dec. 28) Retirements of three faculty members and 11 staff members approved by Board of Trustees.

Nearly $22 million in grants received through October (Dec. 28) DOJ, EPA, NEH, NSF among grantors contributing to total received July through October for WMU research.

Trustees meeting dates for 2006 announced (Dec. 28) Board of Trustees 2006 meetings scheduled for March 9, April 28, July 14, Oct. 20 and Dec. 15.

Few campus services open during winter closure (Dec. 10) Hours for bookstore, computer labs, health center, library, recreation center and other services through Jan. 9 start of spring semester.

Trustees voice praise for Bailey, extend her contract (Dec. 10) President Judith I. Bailey lauded for accomplishments during a "challenging" period in WMU's history.

WMU Foundation to purchase Pfizer research facility (Dec. 9) State-of-the-art building in downtown Kalamazoo to be used by WMU scientists, leased to other life-science researchers.

New centers will focus on technology, families, Japan (Dec. 9) New centers will boost use of student electronic portfolios, study of families around the globe, study of Japan.

How to find out if WMU is closed (Dec. 9) Always assume the University is open unless notified otherwise. Closings will be announced immediately in WMU News.

Clearing snow from 100 acres of parking lots (Dec. 9) Snow removal crews responsible for more than 23 miles of roads, 100 acres for parking, 39 miles of walks.

WMU inducts 52 new members into 25 Year club (Dec. 9) Club recognizing faculty and staff with 25 years service to WMU now has 393 active and 525 retired members.

Henry J. Beukema (Dec. 9) Professor emeritus of engineering graphics died Nov. 23.

Carol J. Voytas (Dec. 9) Sindecuse Health Center physician died Nov. 15.

Thomas C. Slaughter (Dec. 9) Associate professor emeritus of health, physical education and recreation died Oct. 19.

Make A Difference award recipients honored (Dec. 8) Ten WMU staff members received semiannual awards in recognition of their outstanding accomplishments.

Trustees to consider president's evaluation Friday (Dec. 7) Board also expected to establish three new academic centers at Dec. 9 meeting.

WMU to graduate 2,200 students Saturday (Dec. 6) President Judith I. Bailey will preside over three ceremonies at Miller Auditorium.

President Bailey's innovation fund deadline nears (Dec. 6) Applications for funding due Jan. 16. Information sessions set for Dec. 16 and Jan. 11 in the Bernhard Center.

Professional group lauds engineering management programs (Dec. 6) American Society for Engineering Management places WMU graduate and undergraduate programs among nation's best.

WMU gift stores open for holiday shoppers (Dec. 6) WMU Bookstore, Campustrends and WMU Cards & Gifts open for holiday shopping during the upcoming winter closure.

Retirement receptions honor Isaacson and Papesh (Dec. 6) Combined 74 years of service honored with receptions Dec. 13 for David K. Isaacson, Dec. 14 for Joyce E. Papesh.

KSO Pops and Empire Brass headline holiday spectacular (Dec. 6) Yuletide tunes, sing-a-longs, Kalamazoo Ringers handbell choir all part of Dec. 17 show at Miller Auditorium.

"Lord of the Dance" thrills millions worldwide (Dec. 5) More than 50 million people have seen traditional Irish dance troupe coming to Miller Auditorium for one show Dec. 16.

Diversity expert highlights MLK celebration events (Dec. 1) Talk by Frank H. Wu and special program for area minority students Jan. 15 part of month-long MLK celebration.

New center gives electronic portfolios a high-tech push (Dec. 1) New initiative will make student electronic portfolios nearly universal and help departments assess their programs.

Turn out the lights when you leave the room! (Dec. 1) Tuesday's brown-bag lunch program is on energy conservation during WMU's long winter closure and beyond.

Brass Celebration of Christmas is an annual favorite (Dec. 1) Western Brass Quintet presents popular Christmas concert Sunday, Dec. 11, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

WMU outlines its Kalamazoo Promise offer (Dec. 1) Room and board costs will be covered for 2006 KPS graduates who attend WMU on Kalamazoo Promise scholarships.

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