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October 2006 WMU News Archive
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Second show added for Seinfeld at Miller (Oct. 31) Original 7 p.m. Dec. 8 show is sold out. Tickets for 10 p.m. show go on sale Friday, Nov. 10.

Scholarships available for national security careers (Oct. 31) Thursday program describes study abroad scholarships for regions critical to U.S. interests.

Flags lowered for two Michigan servicemen (Oct. 31) Flags lowered Nov. 1 for Lance Cpl. Clifford Collinsworth and Nov. 2 for Lance Cpl. Nicholas Manoukian, both killed in Iraq.

Wear your WMU colors and sportswear Friday (Oct. 30) Students, alumni, friends, faculty and staff encouraged to show school pride Friday.

"Stomp" returns to Miller for five shows (Oct. 30) International percussion sensation returns to Miller Auditorium Friday through Sunday, Nov. 3-5.

Slapstick comedy offered next in Russian Film Series (Oct. 30) Satire "Peculiarities of National Hunting" presented free of charge Wednesday evening.

Trustees and former president reach agreement (Oct. 27) Former president Dr. Judith Bailey resigns her faculty position and will officially retire from WMU.

Marlene Dietrich stars in "The Blue Angel" Monday (Oct. 27) German Film Series screens original German version of 1930 classic at 7:30 p.m. Monday.

UNICEF will benefit from bowling fund-raiser (Oct. 27) Student organization UNCF at WMU sponsors bowling party fund-raiser Sunday evening at Holiday Lanes.

Trustees to convene special meeting today (Oct. 27) Trustees convene special meeting at 12:15 p.m. to consider recommendation regarding Dr. Judith Bailey.

WMU cadet wins ROTC's highest national honor (Oct. 27) Senior Andrew Bond one of just four cadets nationwide awarded Legion of Valor's Bronze Cross for Achievement.

Alumnus and business college namesake dies at 95 (Oct. 26) G.W. Haworth, founder of Haworth Inc. and 1937 graduate of WMU died Oct. 25.

Halloween concert features pirates and treats (Oct. 26) Attend in costume and trick-or-treat in Dalton for Tuesday's "Tubas of the Caribbean: the Curse of Sousa's Isle."

USO presents Viennese Masters in free concert (Oct. 26) University Symphony Orchestra offers free Nov. 5 concert with faculty soloist Lin Foulk.

Wind concert features piano soloist Silvia Roederer (Oct. 26) Western Winds concert Nov. 8 includes Stravinsky's "Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments."

Gold Company gives sneak preview performance (Oct. 26) Award-winning vocal jazz ensemble presents annual Sneak Preview fall concert Thursday, Nov. 2.

Presidential search forums set for input (Oct. 25) Public sessions Wednesday, Nov. 1, are opportunity to offer input on the qualities and characteristics desired in next WMU president.

Tickets for Seinfeld at Miller go on sale Friday (Oct. 25) Comedian Jerry Seinfeld will appear in a single performance Friday, Dec. 8, at Miller Auditorium.

Claudia Stevens presents one-woman musical drama (Oct. 25) William and Mary professor gives innovative musical drama tied to the holocaust Wednesday, Nov. 1.

Influenza and meningitis vaccine clinics scheduled (Oct. 25) Two clinics set for Nov. 9 at Bernhard Center and Nov. 15 at CHHS building.

ATIS offers e-teaching endorsement program (Oct. 25) Academic eTeaching Endorsement Program available only to tenured and tenure-track WMU faculty.

Students create literary mural for Brown Hall (Oct. 24) New 250-foot mural at construction site is also a puzzle: match 10 literary figures with their respective quotes.

Board approves details of open presidential search (Oct. 20) Search process for next president will be similar to the searches that brought Diether Haenicke and Elson Floyd to WMU.

Enslen and Mallinson will receive honorary degrees (Oct. 20) Judge Richard A. Enslen and former WMU faculty member Jacqueline Buck Mallinson to be honored.

Trustees approve 15 retirements (Oct. 20) Retirements of four faculty members, two department chairs, nine staff members approved. Fourteen resignations also announced.

Women's rights expert addresses Proposal 2 (Oct. 20) Dr. Carol Hollenshead discusses implications of Michigan Civil Rights Initiative Tuesday at WMU.

Bronco football headlines Family Festival weekend (Oct. 20) WMU version of "parents' weekend" includes variety of activities for family members Oct. 27-29.

Haunted Hall features fun-filled Kids Corner (Oct. 20) Annual community Halloween event staged Friday and Saturday, Oct. 27-28, in Eldridge-Fox Hall.

Fall challenge blood drives dry up Thursday (Oct. 20) Annual CMU versus WMU Blood Challenge for American Red Cross continues through Oct. 26.

James M. Stephenson (Oct. 19) Retired administrator died Sept. 26.

Elaine M. Hurst (Oct. 19) Former biology professor died Sept. 1.

Steve T. Czuhajewski (Oct. 19) Retired maintenance worker died Sept. 2.

Bronco Biodiesel will fuel Kalamazoo buses (Oct. 19) WMU to produce 100,000 gallons of biodiesel from restaurant waste grease to power Metro Transit buses.

Child development expert visits Kalamazoo (Oct. 19) Visiting scholar Dr. Judith Myers-Walls gives public talk Oct. 26, at King-Westwood Elementary.

Peace in Middle East subject of colloquium series (Oct. 19) Graduate College Colloquium Series, "Perils and Prospects of Peace," begins Wednesday with Dr. Gregory Mahler.

Endowed scholarship named for department chair (Oct. 19) Scholarship named for speech pathology and audiology's Dr. John "Mick" Hanley.

Memorial service Saturday for former Miller director (Oct. 18) Dr. Richard D. Snyder, retired director of Miller Auditorium, died Sept. 25.

Presidential search tops board's Friday agenda (Oct. 18) Board of Trustees is expected to adopt formal resolution to guide its search for a new president.

WMU entry in holiday parade seeks volunteers (Oct. 18) All members of WMU community invited to participate in University entry in Nov. 4 Holiday Parade.

Join the Broncos for breakfast Saturday (Oct. 18) Free "Breakfast with the Broncos" in University Arena is opportunity to see Bronco men's and women's basketball teams.

Memorial service Saturday for Ramona Bernhard (Oct. 17) Widow of former President John Bernhard and devoted patron of the arts died Oct. 13.

Sky Broncos win regional title (Oct. 17) Precision flight team takes first place at regionals, advances to NIFA national championships next May at Ohio State.

Pros and cons of affirmative action debated (Oct. 17) Kalamazoo College and WMU professors debate amendment to the state constitution to be decided by voters Nov. 7.

Defense appropriations fund WMU research (Oct. 17) WMU gets $2.3 million in DOD funding for two research projects, including nanosenors to detect toxins.

Historian's research turned into documentary (Oct. 17) "Jewish Women in American Sport" is film version of historical research by WMU's Dr. Linda Borish.

American time use is topic of economic lectures (Oct. 17) First of six talks in Sichel Lecture Series features Dr. Daniel Hamermesh on "Economics of Time Use."

CECP chair receives national service award (Oct. 17) Dr. Patrick Munley honored by American Academy of Counseling Psychology at New Orleans meeting.

Annual dinner beefs up students' business etiquette (Oct. 17) About 100 students expected for annual dinner to practice proper business etiquette.

Essayist and novelist Phillip Lopate visits WMU (Oct. 16) Gwen Frostic Reading Series continues Wednesday with essay, novelist and film critic.

Political satire takes the stage at Miller Auditorium (Oct. 16) The Capitol Steps returns to Kalamazoo with more bipartisan Washington humor Friday, Oct. 27.

"Break!" is an urban funk spectacular (Oct. 16) High-energy show includes funk, rap, hip hop and soul is single Miller Auditorium performance Thursday, Oct. 26.

Symphonic Band gives free Sunday afternoon concert (Oct. 16) Band opens its 2006-07 season with new works and soloist Trent Kynaston in Miller Auditorium.

Umble-Okada Duo perform in Dalton Center (Oct. 16) Saxophonist James Umble and pianist Jun Okada present free recital Wednesday, Oct. 25.

Guest artist Richard Rulli performs in Dalton (Oct. 16) University of Arkansas trumpeter performs in a free recital Monday, Oct. 23.

Annual festival for tuba and euphonium is Saturday (Oct. 16) 31st annual TUBAfest concludes with free, public recital Saturday in Dalton Center.

Murder mystery offered next in Russian Film Series (Oct. 16) There's a murder on a train and "State Councilor" Fandorin is on the case in 2005 film shown Oct. 25.

German Films continue with Cannes Festival winner (Oct. 16) German Film Series presents 1974 classic "Fear eats the Soul" tonight in Kohrman Hall.

Visiting Fulbright addresses gender issues in Central Asia (Oct. 15) Dr. Zulaikho Usmanova speaks Friday on gender roles in her native Tajikistan.

'Crimes of the Heart' staged in Mulitiform Theatre (Oct. 13) Celebrating its 100th season, University Theatre offers "Crimes of the Heart" through Sunday, Oct. 29.

USO presents all-Tchaikovsky Sunday concert (Oct. 12) University Symphony Orchestra performs "Romeo and Juliet;" "Marche Slave," Symphony No. 5 in free concert.

Concert Band performs Tuesday at Miller (Oct. 12) "Abram's Pursuit" and "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" among selections performed by University Concert Band.

WFS presents area debut of "A Scanner Darkly" (Oct. 12) Animated feature starring Keanu Reeves shown Friday through Sunday, Oct. 20-22, in Little Theatre.

Kalamazoo and Portage salute WMU's contributions (Oct. 10) President Haenicke joins local mayors for ceremonial flag raising, 1,000 WMU flags distributed.

Annual run through campus is a homecoming favorite (Oct. 10) More than 1,500 participants expected for Campus Classic 1K and 5K events.

Homecoming events put you "in the game" (Oct. 10) Week of events highlighted by Friday and Saturday activities for alumni, students and Broncos of all ages.

Friday's 'Major Excitement' is for undecided majors (Oct. 10) College of Arts and Sciences hosts "Major Excitement" Friday at Campus Flagpoles.

Health and Wellness Fair open to campus community (Oct. 10) Tuesday's Health and Wellness Fair includes opportunity to get FluMist and meningitis immunizations.

Paper Tech Foundation meets this week (Oct. 10) Week of paper industry activities culminates with annual meeting Thursday and Friday at Fetzer Center.

Campus reminded of road closings homecoming Saturday (Oct. 9) Access limited to nearly all buildings on West Campus during the Campus Classic 5K run/walk.

"Gabrielle" is absorbing cinema as art (Oct. 8) KFS presents story of love and marriage set in early 20th Century France, Oct. 13-15, at Little Theatre.

Memorial service planned for Peter Renstrom (Oct. 8) Memorial fund established for Dr. Peter Renstrom. Memorial Service is Saturday, Oct. 28, at Kanley Chapel.

Flags lowered Tuesday for Capt. Justin Peterson (Oct. 7) Campus flags lowered Tuesday in honor of Michigan man killed while on active duty in Iraq.

Eleven WMU students from Detroit get Archer awards (Oct. 6) Dennis W. Archer Foundation makes $50,000 in awards to WMU students from Detroit.

Businessman, choreographer named Distinguished Alumni (Oct. 6) Robert Bobb '69 of Chicago and Derrick Evans '88 of New York City honored by Alumni Association.

Celebrated broadcaster Ed Gordon visits alma mater (Oct. 6) WMU alumnus and veteran broadcaster Ed Gordon makes noon presentation Friday, Oct. 13.

"Brother" shown Wednesday in Russian Film Series (Oct. 6) Encore screening of 1998's "Brother" is Wednesday evening in Sprau Tower.

Expert talks on globalization's impact on crime (Oct. 6) Dr. Nancy Wonders, Northern Arizona University, speaks Thursday on globalization's impact on crime and justice.

It's improv at Miller with Mochrie and Sherwood (Oct. 6) Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" at Miller Auditorium homecoming Friday.

Monday's flu immunization clinic canceled (Oct. 6) Sindecuse outreach clinic for WMU retirees and emeriti Oct. 10 canceled. Other flu clinics available later this month.

WMU begins NCAA recertification process (Oct. 6) Eighteen-member steering committee appointed by President Haenicke for year-long receritication process.

Oak Ridge director talks on nuclear nonproliferation (Oct. 6) WMU alumnus Dr. Larry Satkowiak, Oak Ridge National Lab, addresses "Nuclear Terrorism" Oct. 13.

First-year students get day of tips about college life (Oct. 6) First Year Experience Seminar EXPO is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in Bernhard Center Ballroom.

'Lion in Winter' staged in Shaw Theatre (Oct. 5) University Theatre presents seven performances of Tony-Award winner through Sunday, Oct. 15.

Tuesday is final day to register to vote! (Oct. 5) Download a form, complete and mail by Tuesday to register to vote in the Nov. 7 elections.

'Aida' makes Kalamazoo debut at Miller Auditorium (Oct. 4) Tony-Award winning Elton John and Tim Rice's "Aida" comes to Miller for three shows Friday and Saturday.

School of Music keyboard faculty perform Sunday (Oct. 4) Organist and five pianists bring talents to Dalton Center Recital Hall stage Sunday afternoon.

Former Canadian ambassador speaks at WMU (Oct. 4) Expert on trade and border policy Michael F. Kergin addresses Canadian-U.S. relations Wednesday, Oct. 11.

New Issues editor receives Emerging Artist Grant (Oct. 4) WMU alumna Marianne Swierenga gets grant to attend the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.

WMUK encouraging pre-drive gifts (Oct. 4) On-air pledge drive begins Oct. 14, but more than $80,000 has already been raised through pre-drive efforts.

Poet Rosanna Warren gives reading Monday (Oct. 4) Award-winning poet is Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar, reads from her work Monday in the Little Theatre.

'Guilty Pleasures' exhibited in Sangren's Gallery II (Oct. 4) Photography and video by artist Laura Guth on exhibit weekdays through Oct. 26.

Jane Baas gets fine arts teaching award (Oct. 2) Baas receives dean's award for outstanding teaching, Sandra Duke and Terry Williams honored for outstanding service.

Some GoWMU services offline this weekend (Oct. 2) Several major self-service features for students and faculty will be unavailable Oct. 6-10 for major system upgrade.

Wear your WMU colors and sportswear Friday (Oct. 1) Students, alumni and friends of WMU encouraged to wear brown and gold or Bronco gear for Bronco Spirit Day.

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