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February 2007 WMU News Archive
Stories are listed in descending order by release date. Click on the headline for the full story.

Three students win aphasia education awards (Feb. 28) Colleen Badgero, Katherine Peterson, Sarah Winkle win awards to aid people with stroke-induced language problems.

Broncos set academic records and earn honors (Feb. 28) Two earn all-district and nine get all-conference academic honors, 168 student-athletes have 3.2 GPAs or better fall semester.

GoWMU and public Web pages offline Sunday morning (Feb. 28) Public Web pages offline 7 to 9 a.m., GoWMU and related services offline 5 a.m. to noon Sunday, March 4.

Grad education is hallmark of university status (Feb. 28) Graduate education has blossomed at WMU, nearly 60,000 graduate degrees awarded since 1957.

WMU adopts seal after gaining university status (Feb. 27) WMU art professor John Kemper designed current seal in 1957. Do you know what the symbols in the seal represent?

Flags lowered for two Michigan men killed in Iraq (Feb. 27) Flags lowered Wednesday for Marine Pvt. Brett Witteveen, Thursday for Army Pvt. Justin T. Paton.

Broncos host Alaska in CCHA Tournament (Feb. 26) First-round tournament contests at Lawson Ice Arena set for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, if necessary.

WMU celebrates 50 years as state's fourth university (Feb. 26) On Feb. 26, 1957, Gov. G. Mennen Williams signed into law a bill making WMC a university.

Dean candidates to make public presentations (Feb. 26) Four finalists for dean of the Haenicke Institute for Global Education will visit campus during the next month.

Three lauded as "Emerging Scholars" (Feb. 22) Drs. Mitch Kachun, Carla Koretsky and Kirk Korista are first to earn Emerging Faculty Scholar Awards.

Interim director named for Walker Institute (Feb. 22) Dr. Lewis Walker comes out of retirement to serve as interim director of institute named in his honor.

Volunteers sought for goalball tournament (Feb. 22) Public invited for March 3-4 U.S. Association of Blind Athletes goalball tournament at Student Recreation Center.

Academic Convocation will recognize achievement (Feb. 21) Awards ceremony and remarks by president and provost highlight Feb. 28 convocation in Dalton Center.

NPR legend Diane Rehm coming to WMU (Feb. 21) Host of a popular National Public Radio talk show will give free, public talk April 2 at the Bernhard Center.

Arts and Crafts jazz band at Dalton Sunday (Feb. 21) One of the top acoustic jazz groups in international critics poll performs Sunday evening in the Dalton Center.

Novelist Bryan Charles is next in Frostic Series (Feb. 21) Emerging novelist and WMU alumnus will read from first novel "Grab On to Me Tightly" Feb. 28 in the Little Theatre.

Rozelle honored for outstanding service (Feb. 21) David Rozelle, associate professor of accountancy, honored with 2007 Distinguished Service Award.

Nonprofit CEO next in Keystone Speaker Series (Feb. 21) Jim Kneen of Heritage Community of Kalamazoo speaks Friday in Keystone Community Bank Breakfast Speaker Series.

Hearit book examines apology as a way to manage crises (Feb. 21) "Crisis Management by Apology" by Dr. Keith Hearit features nine case studies of "famous apologies."

Ski and tubing trip planned for Thursday afternoon (Feb. 18) Registration due by Wednesday for CELCIS-sponsoring bus trip to Timber Ridge Ski Resort.

Robert H. Barstow (Feb. 18) Professor emeritus of social work died Feb. 9.

Charles A. Davis (Feb. 18) Professor emeritus of electrical engineering died Feb. 7.

Olivier-winner "Pillowman" staged in Multiform Theatre (Feb. 16) Terry Williams directs disturbing, insightful and fiercely engaging drama, Feb. 22 through March 3.

WMU gets grant to study impact of Promise (Feb. 16) Evaluation Center awarded $348,000 federal grant to study impact of the Kalamazoo Promise.

WMU research improves quality of life in Ecuador (Feb. 16) Anthropologist Dr. Ann Miles uses Fulbright for research in Ecuador on effects of debilitating illness.

Mock trial team members earn regional honors (Feb. 16) Richard Salchow and Reema Nandy finish among top 10 in mock trial regional competition.

Tickets on sale now for "Chicago" at Miller (Feb. 15) Tickets starting at $25 on sale now for Tony-winner "Chicago," at Miller Auditorium March 16-18.

Western Brass Quintet performs at Dalton (Feb. 15) WBQ performs John Stevens, Charles Ives and others in Sunday, Feb. 25, afternoon concert.

University choirs unite for one performance (Feb. 15) University Chorale, Cantus Femina and Collegiate Singers perform in free, public concert Saturday, Feb. 24.

University Concert Band performs spring opener (Feb. 15) The 75-member University Concert Band offers free performance Tuesday in Miller Auditorium.

Flags lowered Friday for Michigan man killed in Iraq (Feb. 15) Flags lowered for Marine Pvt. First Class Tarryl Hill of Shelby Township, who died Feb. 7.

Broncos plan a special Saturday for basketball fans (Feb. 14) Magical transformation act and Coach Hawkins bobblehead doll among attractions for men's and women's games.

Campus spelling bee set for Henry Hall (Feb. 13) Annual residence hall spelling bee is Tuesday, Feb. 20, and includes a first prize valued more than $250.

Ghana subject of Emeriti Council program (Feb. 13) Dr. John Petro and Joyce Petro present "Ghana, the Black Star of Africa" Wednesday afternoon in Heinig Emeriti Lounge.

Staff award nominations due (Feb. 13) Nominations for the spring Make a Difference awards due by Feb. 28.

Edwin E. Meader (Feb. 13) WMU benefactor and former adjunct professor of geography died Feb. 1.

Hazel E. Kramer (Feb. 13) Former building coordinator for religious activities died Jan. 17.

Orval Lee Ulry (Feb. 13) Former teacher education department head died Dec. 9.

Win a portable DVD player at campus cafes (Feb. 12) Dining Services holding a Campbell's soup promotion contest through five of its campus cafes.

Tony-winning Elizabethan spoof staged in York Theatre (Feb. 12) University Theatre presents Tom Stoppard's "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead" through Sunday.

Donations sought for deployed Broncos (Feb. 12) Contributions of variety of items sought by Feb. 26 for shipment to WMU students, alumni, employees serving in military.

Womyn's Equality presents "The Vagina Monologues" (Feb. 12) Proceeds from Friday Dalton Center performance will support efforts to end violence against women.

Eclectic group Leahy makes its Kalamazoo debut (Feb. 12) Eight-member sibling act makes its Kalamazoo debut Saturday, Feb. 24, in Miller Auditorium.

WMU competes in Gift of Life Challenge (Feb. 10) WMU and nine other Michigan universities compete in organ-donor sign up drive. Sign up online or at special campus events.

Lopez, Datta-Sandhu honored for teaching excellence (Feb. 9) Drs. Irma M. Lopez and Suhashni "Sushi" Datta-Sandhu earn Distinguished Teaching Awards.

Division of Multicultural Affairs sets spring events (Feb. 9) Multicultural events run through March 30 Chavez Day celebration, include banquets, discussions, film series.

Events focus on feats of female Jewish athletes (Feb. 9) Traveling exhibition and documentary film come to WMU, through efforts of historian Dr. Linda Borish.

Campus events set for Black History Month (Feb. 8) Discussion of African culture, student contest and "soul food" luncheon among events planned through Feb. 28.

WFS brings award-winning "Babel" to Little Theatre (Feb. 8) Golden Globe winner and Academy Award nominee for Best Picture in Kalamazoo for six shows Feb. 16-18.

GoWMU and GroupWise offline Sunday morning (Feb. 7) E-Communication webmail and WebCT Vista can be accessed directly. GoWMU should return by noon Sunday.

How to stay warm in frigid weather (Feb. 7) Recommendations on dressing appropriate to the conditions, changes in diet and other habits.

CELCIS international student enrollment rebounding (Feb. 6) Proactive recruitment initiatives paying off for Career English Center for International Students.

"Fast Food Nation" comes to Little Theatre (Feb. 6) Kalamazoo Film Society presents disturbing picture of nation that is over-fed, but under-nourished Friday through Sunday.

LeBlanc to edit child-development journal (Feb. 6) Dr. Linda LeBlanc appointed associate editor of journal Education and Treatment of Children.

How to find out if WMU is closed (Feb. 6) Always assume the University is open unless notified otherwise. Closings will be announced immediately in WMU News.

Who Killed the Electric Car? (Feb. 5) Wednesday's student-sponsored film is story of General Motors EV1, highly acclaimed electric car, and its mysterious disappearance.

Campus input sought in NCAA recertification (Feb. 5) Public comment sessions are Wednesday beginning at noon and at 1:15 p.m. in 204 Bernhard Center.

Gibbs House offers resident fellowship (Feb. 5) Applications accepted through Feb. 16 from undergraduate WMU students for one-year environmental fellowship.

Professors say Bud has best Super Bowl ads (Feb. 5) Advertising and marketing faculty rate Budweiser and Dorito best, Sierra Mist worst among Super Bowl XLI advertisements.

Top students vie in Concerto Competition finals (Feb. 5) Competition finals Feb. 18 among top music performance students is open to the public free of charge.

University Symphonic Band offers free concert (Feb. 5) Symphonic Band will perform works by Bennett, Grainger, Saint-Saens, others Feb. 18, in Miller Auditorium.

Marketing team one of eight to present in New Orleans (Feb. 5) WMU team of marketing students will present their plan to return tourism to hurricane-ravaged city.

WMU is closed today due to severe winter weather (Feb. 5) All classes are canceled. All offices are closed, except emergency and essential services.

Flags lowered Monday for Grand Rapids man killed in Iraq (Feb. 2) Army Spc. Brandon L. Stout died Jan. 22 from injuries sustained in Baghdad.

WMU professors will rate Super Bowl ads (Feb. 2) Advertising and promotion faculty will rate Super Bowl ads on creativity, strategy, execution and production.

Dance faculty and students perform in Shaw (Feb. 2) Four performances of Winter Concert of Dance set for Shaw Theatre Thursday through Sunday, Feb. 8-11.

Tony-winner "Hairspray" comes to Miller (Feb. 2) Broadway's musical comedy, winner of eight Tony Awards, at Miller Auditorium for three shows Feb. 13-15.

Veecks talk about conducting research in China (Feb. 2) Drs. Ann and Gregory Veeck discuss their experience conducting research in China Friday, Feb. 9.

Tensions in public-private collaborations discussed (Feb. 2) University of Kansas' Dr. Joann Keyton will address tensions in public-private collaborations Wednesday.

Kachun to speak on early African-American novel (Feb. 2) Dr. Mitch Kachun will discuss "The Curse of Caste" Wednesday at Otsego District Library.

Founder's daughter carries on mock trial team success (Feb. 1) Joelle Renstrom leads WMU mock trial team founded by her father, the late Dr. Peter Renstrom.

WMU grad receives prestigious music fellowship (Feb. 1) Amanda Quist receives American Choral Directors fellowship, awarded to only one doctoral student a year.

Luminary violinist coming to WMU (Feb. 1) Violinist and violist Ivan Chan will give public performance with Merling Trio, Feb. 17, and work with students as visiting scholar.

Oregon Trail writings come alive in new publication (Feb. 1) Dr. Nicolas Witschi publishes booklet on Alonzo Delano, an American writer during the 1850s and 1860s.

Flags lowered Friday for Michigan man killed in Iraq (Feb. 1) Marine Cpl Mark D. Kidd of Milford, Mich., died from injuries sustained in combat in Al Anbar province.

New Chemistry Building tech-savvy for 21st century (Feb. 1) New $28.5-million building gets rave reviews from students, alumni and public during January open house.

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