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December 2006 WMU News Archive
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Henry H. Beam (Dec. 30) Professor of management died Dec. 21.

Trustees approve priorities for next president (Dec. 27) Document identifies qualifications desired in next president and institutional priorities new president must address.

Grants for October total nearly $3 million (Dec. 27) Grants report includes funding from NEH, Michigan Department of Education and University of North Carolina.

Board of Trustees okays real estate deals (Dec. 27) Sale of property in Oshtemo Township and transfer of billboard lease agreement approved.

Revised research misconduct policy approved (Dec. 27) Trustees approve revised research misconduct policy to conform with recent changes in federal guidelines.

Trustees announce 2007 meeting dates (Dec. 26) Board of Trustees has meetings scheduled for Fridays, Jan. 26, April 27, July 13, Oct. 12 and Dec. 14, 2007.

Trustees approve faculty sabbatical leaves (Dec. 26) Complete list of 28 faculty members granted sabbatical leaves at trustees' December meeting.

WMU Foundation will not purchase Pfizer facility (Dec. 21) WMU withdraws from purchase agreement on downtown research facility because of ongoing costs.

Trustees approve 13 retirements (Dec. 21) Retirements of two faculty members and 11 staff members during next 12 months approved by the Board of Trustees.

Trustees okay new AFSCME contract (Dec. 21) Trustees approved a new three-year labor agreement with AFSCME Local 1668, which represents about 400 members.

Bowl tickets remain on sale through holidays (Dec. 20) International Bowl tickets on sale through Jan. 3, phone and online orders after Dec. 26 will be held for customer pick-up.

Ameer Ismail named to AP All-America team (Dec. 20) Second year in a row, football Broncos have Associated Press All-America team selection and MAC Player of the Year.

Six administrative appointments announced (Dec. 20) Trustees approve appointments, including interim vice president for research, interim dean of honors college.

WMU artist invited to lecture worldwide (Dec. 18) Caroline Gore serves as lecturer and panelist at several esteemed art schools in Florence, London and Sydney.

Year's final paychecks available early (Dec. 18) Final WMU paychecks for 2006 issued Friday, Dec. 22, because normal payday falls during Holiday Recess.

Gilmore Festival is topic of next Emeriti Council event (Dec. 18) Phyllis Rappeport will present "Reflections on the Gilmore Festival" Jan. 10 in Heinig Emeriti Lounge.

Business professors pen new book (Dec. 18) Drs. Andrew Targowski and J. Michael Tarn co-write "Enterprise Systems Education in the 21st Century."

Sindecuse pharmacy reopens (Dec. 18) Following seven-month renovation pharmacy resumes first-floor operations and debuts new drive-through pick-up window.

Few campus services open during holiday recess (Dec. 17) Holiday recess hours for selected services. Most campus services closed or on reduced hours through Jan. 8.

One-man show travels to a galaxy far, far away (Dec. 16) Tickets on sale for seven performances of Charles Ross's "One-Man Star Wars Trilogy," Jan. 16-21, in Shaw Theatre.

Award-winning bassist performs in Dalton (Dec. 16) Young Concert Artists winner DaXun Zhang performs Gershwin, Schumann and others Sunday, Jan. 21.

Moscow Festival Ballet glides through Kalamazoo (Dec. 16) Famed Moscow Festival Ballet performs "Cinderella" Sunday, Jan. 28, in Miller Auditorium.

Flags lowered Tuesday for Lance Cpl. Brent Beeler (Dec. 15) Marine Lance Cpl. Brent E. Beeler of Jackson, Mich., died from injuries sustained while on active duty in Iraq.

Flags lowered Friday for Maj. Joseph T. McCloud (Dec. 14) Marine Maj. Joseph T. McCloud of Grosse Pointe Park, Mich., killed while on active duty in Iraq.

Research focuses attention on early African-American novel (Dec. 13) WMU's Dr. Mitch Kachun edits 19th century book "The Curse of Caste" by African-American woman.

More than 2,200 students graduate Saturday (Dec. 13) President Haenicke and Provost Pisaneschi will preside over three ceremonies and award more than 2,200 degrees.

Trustees consider AFSCME contract ratification (Dec. 13) Real estate transactions, contract ratification and presidential search will be considered at Friday's meeting of trustees.

Research on bats gives clue for new navigation tools (Dec. 12) Dr. Maarten Vonhof and international team of scientists solve mystery of how bats navigate long distances.

Ethics team nabs regional title (Dec. 12) Team of three WMU students will compete in national Ethics Bowl in February in Cincinnati.

United Way campus campaign still shy of goal (Dec. 12) Campus campaign generates more than $200,000 and 223 new donors so far for area United Way.

Distinguished Scholar nominations due in January (Dec. 12) Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award includes an honorarium and subsequent increase in base salary.

New Web site devoted to presidential search (Dec. 11) Web site intended to help members of the University community follow progress of search for WMU's eighth president.

Australian Royal Geographical Society honors Stoltman (Dec. 10) WMU's Dr. Joseph Stoltman receives James Park Thomson Medal during ceremony in Brisbane.

McGrew moves up in chess ranks (Dec. 10) Professor and Chair of Philosophy Dr. Tim McGrew finished in first-place tie in Michigan State Open Chess Championship.

Gary Mathews honored by athletic association (Dec. 10) National foundation's Outstanding Faculty Athletic Representative Award goes to WMU professor.

Bosco leads technology summit in Australia (Dec. 10) Dr. James Bosco played key leadership role at "Technology Connected Futures" global summit.

Fulbright supports Veeck's research in China (Dec. 9) Dr. Gregory Veeck conducts research on land degradation in rural Mongolia supported by Fulbright Scholar and NSF grants.

Herrington edits book on playwriting (Dec. 9) Dr. Joan Herrington's research leads to collection of essays by well-known playwrights in "Playwrights Teach Playwriting."

Sangren Hall included in Senate capital funding (Dec. 9) Michigan Senate approves capital outlay bill that includes first-phase funding of $52-million Sangren project.

January deadline for major graduate study scholarship (Dec. 9) Graduating seniors and recent alumni with 3.5 GPA eligible for up to $50,000 Cooke Foundation scholarship.

WMU creates program to laud emerging scholars (Dec. 9) Up to three newer members of the WMU faculty will receive recognition as "emerging scholars."

Improving mental health policies in disaster planning (Dec. 9) WMU's Dr. Alan J. Hovestadt one of 150 nationally invited to symposium at Atlanta's Carter Center.

Spring registration under way for WMU classes (Dec. 9) Students urged to register now for courses available at main campus and seven branch campuses throughout West Michigan.

Get moving for a good cause (Dec. 8) WMU community invited to participate in American Heart Association's Heart Walk, volunteers sought to serve as team captains.

Evaluation Center candidates make public presentations (Dec. 8) Drs. Leslie Cooksy and Timothy Akers make public presentations Monday and Wednesday, respectively.

Ever-popular Temptations returning to Miller (Dec. 8) Tickets go on sale Saturday for high-energy concert featuring some the greatest Motown hits of all time.

"Jesus Camp" comes to Little Theatre (Dec. 7) Western Film Society presents Kalamazoo-area debut of the 2006 documentary Friday through Sunday.

Miller Auditorium supporting Toys for Tots (Dec. 7) Toys can be placed in collection box in Miller lobby through Friday, Dec. 15. All donantions remain in this area.

Make A Difference awards go to 10 staff members (Dec. 7) Fall 2006 semiannual award winners recognized for outstanding service to WMU.

Broadway's Nancy Anderson performs at WMU (Dec. 7) Anderson joins graduating musical theatre majors for "Next Stop Broadway" through Sunday in Multiform Theatre.

Flags lowered Thursday in remembrance of Pearl Harbor (Dec. 6) Flags lowered to remember 2,334 Americans killed in Sunday morning attack 65 years ago.

Don't get ripped off this holiday season (Dec. 6) Students urged to take precautions with personal property before leaving for the long holiday recess.

Volunteer sought for Tuesday's Finals Finish (Dec. 6) Popular exam-week program for students is Tuesday evening in the Student Recreation Center.

Local author signs new book on Peter the Great (Dec. 6) Terry Motycka signs copies of book on life of Kalamazoo's most-famous horse Thursday at Oaklands.

Nominations sought for Distinguished Service Awards (Dec. 5) Awards recognize outstanding members of WMU faculty or staff with honorium, base salary increase.

Engineering management program is best in nation (Dec. 5) ASEM names WMU graduate program best in nation, undergraduate program among U.S. top three.

Reception set for ten Harmsel (Dec. 5) Retirement reception honors Dr. Larry ten Harmsel's 33 years of service, Wednesday, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Oaklands.

Bronco bowl tickets and travel packages go on sale (Dec. 5) Tickets and travel packages on sale for WMU versus Cincinnati in Jan. 6 International Bowl.

Deadline for graduation applications extended (Dec. 4) Deadline for submitting applications for April graduation extended to Friday, Dec. 22.

Western Wind Quintet previews national tour (Dec. 4) Program features masterpieces from upcoming tour and holiday selections Sunday afternoon in Dalton Center.

Brass Christmas is annual holiday favorite (Dec. 4) Western Brass Quintet performs with music students and faculty is free, public holiday concert Sunday, Dec. 17.

Liesel Litzenburger concludes Frostic readings (Dec. 4) Michigan novelist and essayist concludes fall Gwen Frostic Reading Series Wednesday at Little Theatre.

WMU takes on Cincinnati in first International Bowl (Dec. 4) Broncos and Bearcats meet Jan. 6 in Toronto for first bowl game played outside the U.S. since 1937.

Grace Tiffany reads from newest book (Dec. 3) Professor of English reads from her new book on English Renaissance Literature Thursday evening in Sprau Tower.

Students invited to explore careers in science (Dec. 3) Three alumni and two area life sciences firms put focus on science careers at Wednesday event.

Exhibit celebrates Nobel Peace Prize winners (Dec. 3) Waldo Library exhibit commemorates more than 100 years of Peace Prize winners and their accomplishments.

SACI art show travels to WMU (Dec. 3) Studio Art Centers International's traveling faculty exhibition on display through Friday in Sangren Hall Gallery II.

Grad students invited to professional development day (Dec. 3) Friday's professional development workshop is for those contemplating careers in academia.

Flags lowered Tuesday for Michigan man killed in Iraq (Dec. 3) Army National Guard Sgt. James Priestap of Hardwood was killed Thanksgiving Day.

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