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

President-elect issues statement to WMU community (April 30) Newly appointed President John M. Dunn issues first statement to the University community.

Forty-six students named 2007 Presidential Scholars (April 30) Complete list of scholars with brief biographical sketches.

John M. Dunn named eighth president of WMU (April 27) Veteran educator and administrator is "the right choice at the right time" and will take office July 1.

Frostic School of Art named for famed alumna, artist (April 27) Michigan artist had international reputation and was WMU's most generous benefactor.

'Mini GI Bill' launched to assist returning veterans (April 27) Trustees initiate program to aid returning vets by bridging gap until Veterans Administration benefits to begin.

Room and board rates increase by 2.4 percent (April 27) WMU announces a 2.4 percent increase in room and board rates, effective fall semester.

Two-year contract with teaching assistants approved (April 27) Trustees approved two-year labor agreement with newly established Teaching Assistants Union.

Open forums offer updates on branding initiative (April 27) Open forums for campus community May 2 and 7 offer research findings and other developments.

Vote on new president tops board agenda (April 26) Trustees expected to appoint Dr. John Dunn as eighth president of Western Michigan University at Friday's board meeting.

Retiree gift establishes endowment for paper scholarships (April 26) Gift from former Paper Technology Foundation Director Richard Flores creates scholarship endowment.

Erickcek will examine future of manufacturing (April 26) Analyst George Erickcek addresses "Economic Outlook for Calhoun County" May 2 at WMU-Battle Creek.

Sienna Miller stars in area debut of "Factory Girl" (April 25) "Factory Girl," based on true-life tragic story of Andy Warhol muse Edie Sedgwick, screens May 4-6 at Little Theatre.

Alternate routes for getting to WMU campus (April 24) Visitors for commencement, other activities should take detours to avoid delays and closed exits on I-94 in Kalamazoo.

Economic developer Hettinger will get honorary degree (April 23) Alumnus James Hettinger recognized with honorary Doctor of Public Service for regional economic development work.

WMU to confer some 2,900 degrees Saturday (April 23) More than 2,900 students will receive degrees at four April 28 ceremonies in Miller Auditorium.

Health care group CEO next in Keystone Series (April 23) Bronson Healthcare's Frank Sardone speaks Friday, April 27, at business breakfast speaker series.

Former publisher inducted into marketing hall of fame (April 23) Alumnus James Donoghue is latest inductee in Marketing Alumni Hall of Fame.

State honors Rozelle for promoting organ donations (April 20) Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land presents David Rozelle with Shining Star award for exemplary service.

Bass named director of choral activities (April 20) Dr. James K. Bass has served as interim director since the 2006 departure of Dr. Joe Miller.

Grad student awarded in Chinese speaking contest (April 20) Kylie Schultz of Clare, Mich., takes second place in Midwest Chinese Speaking Contest.

Telecom major takes top prize at national conference (April 20) Steven Gole, senior from Troy, Mich., wins Best Student Case Study Award at Louisville conference.

Carrie Ann Hensley (April 20) University Libraries coordinator of access services died April 5.

Are you taking summer courses elsewhere? (April 20) WMU students planning to take summer classes at other Michigan schools can use guest application in GoWMU.

Forum focuses on WMU future, state relations, financing (April 19) Friday forum in Brown Auditorium looks at impact of Michigan's economy on state budget over next five years.

GMAT Mobile Test Center comes to campus (April 19) Area residents and WMU students can take critical exam for admission to graduate business schools, April 25-26.

More than 200 high school students attending Writing Day (April 19) High school students and their teachers take part in Writing Day at WMU Friday.

WMU unaffected by false alarm at KVCC (April 19) No criminal charges sought for message that prompted closing of community college, because message did not constitute a threat.

WMU unaffected by KVCC closing (April 19) Threat closes KVCC through weekend. There is no known threat to WMU, and the University will continue normal operations.

Flags lowered as mark of respect for Virginia Tech victims (April 17) President Bush orders flags lowered through Sunday as a mark of respect for the victims.

Virginia Tech book of condolences available for signing (April 17) Opportunity for WMU community to express sympathy available through Thursday in Bernhard Center lobby.

President Haenicke responds to Virginia tragedy (April 17) Haenicke moves to reassure WMU community and calls upon all to extend prayers and support to sister institution.

International gala marks season's end (April 16) Reservations due by Tuesday for Friday's International Ball at the Bernhard Center.

Dunn is sole remaining finalist for president (April 16) Search committee will recommend Dr. John Dunn to Board of Trustees, pending outcome of negotiations with candidate.

Movie fund-raiser supports Katrina victims (April 16) Saturday canned food and clothing drive at Rave Motion Pictures Cityplace 14 supports Katrina victims.

Beaner's opening by June in Bronco Mall (April 16) Gourmet coffee shop will serve full range of specialty coffee drinks, brewed coffees, teas, pastry.

Area debut of "Little Children" comes to Little Theatre (April 15) Western Film Society presents "Little Children," starring Kate Winslet, Friday through Sunday, April 20-22.

Relay for Life raises record $54,000 and counting (April 15) Annual event for American Cancer Society draws record participation and contributions.

Flags lowered for two Michigan men killed in Iraq (April 14) Flags lowered Tuesday for Army Spc. Levi K. Hoover, lowered Wednesday for Army Sgt. Todd A. Singleton.

Finals Finish expands to five campus venues (April 14) Most activities remain at recreation center, added services at library, honors college and two residence halls.

Public forum addresses research at Fort St. Joseph (April 14) WMU and city of Niles host a free public forum April 21 to discuss excavation at historic fort.

WMU to celebrate graduate and faculty research (April 14) Scholarly work of 50 graduate students and 20 faculty members showcased Friday, April 20, at Fetzer Center.

Summer registration under way for WMU classes (April 14) Registration underway for summer classes at main campus and seven branch campuses.

Presidential candidate Avijit Ghosh speaks Friday (April 12) Dr. Avijit Ghosh, finalist for WMU's eighth president, makes public presentation at 5:15 p.m. Friday.

Relay for Life moves indoors to recreation center (April 12) About 50 percent of goal raised for this weekend's Relay for Life of WMU. Gifts can be made online.

Day of Silence rally set for Wesley Foundation (April 11) Community observance of national Day of Silence to protest the bullying, harassment is Wednesday, April 18.

Flags lowered Friday for Michigan man killed in Iraq (April 11) Petty Officer 2nd Class Joseph Schwedler of Crystal Falls died April 6 from injuries sustained on active duty,

Teacher Education Career Fair draws 140 school districts (April 11) Annual career fair for teachers is open to the public Wednesday, April 18, in Bernhard Center Ballroom.

Friday event focuses on jobs in aviation (April 11) Aviation Networking Day links WMU aviation students with rapidly growing number of new job opportunities.

Students Take Back the Night Thursday (April 11) Student organizations host communitywide "Take Back the Night" rally and march beginning at Miller Auditorium.

Drive Safe Kalamazoo fund-raiser is Friday (April 11) DSK celebrates 30,000 rides, annual Gala and Silent Auction is $30 per person Friday at Fetzer Center.

Presidential candidate Bruce Shepard withdraws (April 9) Dr. Bruce Shepard, one of four finalists for president of WMU, has withdrawn his name from consideration.

McCloud named dean of Haenicke Institute (April 8) Dr. Donald Grant McCloud Sr. begins in August as new dean of the Haenicke Institute for Global Education.

Marketing team places third in national competition (April 8) WMU students take third among eight teams invited to compete at national conference in New Orleans.

Trombone Choir performs with KSO soloist (April 8) University Trombone Choir performs with KSO's Edward "Kip" Hickman Tuesday, April 17, in the Dalton Center.

Richmond Center dedication set for Thursday (April 7) Ribbon cutting and public tours Thursday, April 12, mark completion of $13 million art gallery.

Exhibits debut for Richmond Center dedication (April 7) Exhibits by Annie Varnot and Richard Keaveny open with new art center dedication.

"Doctor Faustus" conjures up high-tech spirits (April 7) University Theatre presents seven performances of Christopher Marlowe's "Doctor Faustus" through April 22.

WMU production first to use advanced technology onstage (April 7) Stereoscopic 3-D projections, motion capture and CGI, the technology behind WMU's "Doctor Faustus."

Annual Concerto Concert features two student soloists (April 7) USO and soloist Chul-Hee "Lindsey" Sheen and Mialtin Zhezha perform in Miller Auditorium Sunday, April 15.

Dance concert features student choreography (April 7) "And Now Reality" features choreography of five senior dance majors Friday through Sunday, April 13-15.

Friday the 13th concert explores the supernatural (April 7) University Chorale celebrates the strange fascination and superstitions surrounding "Friday the 13th" Friday, April 13.

Annual concert features music therapy participants (April 7) Music Therapy Clinic presents free concert Monday, April 16, in Dalton Center Multimedia Room.

Final choral performance of the season (April 7) All-women chorus Cantus Femina and Collegiate Singers present final choral event of the season Saturday, April 14.

Earth Week celebration runs through Thursday (April 7) Activities address food supply, climate change and toxic cleanup, culminating with Kraftbrau benefit concert.

Presidential candidate John Dunn speaks Monday (April 6) Dr. John Dunn, finalist for WMU's eighth president, makes public presentation at 5:15 p.m. Monday.

Register now for Medieval Congress (April 6) Kalamazoo area residents can attend May's Medieval Congress free of charge if they register by April 15.

Relay for Life needs big final week to make goal (April 6) More than 600 volunteers have raised about 40 percent of the $63,000 goal for the April 13-14 Relay for Life of WMU.

Phoning initiative boosts international student enrollment (April 6) International students calling prospective students helps net 100-percent increase in new overseas students.

Public forum addresses Kalamazoo River PCB cleanup (April 4) WMU experts and city officials among panelists for Thursday, April 12, public forum at Bernhard Center.

Documentary focuses on the act of forgiveness (April 4) Award-winning documentary "Forgiving Dr. Mengele" shown Thursday, April 12, at Fetzer Center.

Some Delaware charter schools segregated, unequal (April 4) Three-year WMU study of Delaware's charter schools reveals resegregation and disparities along racial lines.

One-act plays conclude Frostic Reading Series (April 4) Playwrights present four one-act plays with introduction by editors of "The Art of the One-Act" Wednesday, April 11.

Nursing home care is topic of documentary (April 4) Nursing home care in America today is subject of PBS documentary and panel discussion Wednesday, April 11.

Chemical society research officer visits campus (April 4) American Chemical Society's Dr. W. Christopher Hollinsed speaks Friday, April 13, in Chemistry Building.

Candidate presentations shown on cable TV (April 3) Public presentations by presidential candidates shown on Educable and local Community Access channels.

Co-founder of Ben & Jerry's speaks Thursday (April 2) Student groups bring Jerry Greenfield to Fetzer Center for talk on "Environmental Business" and free ice cream.

WMU seeks public input in NCAA recertification (April 2) Two 90-minute sessions for public comment and questions are set for Thursday and Friday in Bernhard Center.

'Respecting Differences' addresses native peoples (April 2) Native American peoples and cultures is focus of programs April 16-17 with Suzan Shown Harjo.

First presidential candidate speaks Monday (April 1) Dr. John Folkins, finalist for WMU's eighth president, makes public presentation at 5:15 p.m. Monday.

Fashion show highlights student designs (April 1) VIP tickets on sale now for annual MODA runway fashion show Saturday, April 21, at Radisson Plaza.

Kalamazoo comedy troupe at Bronco Mall (April 1) Crawlspace Eviction gives free, public show Wednesday evening, April 11, on Bronco Mall Center Stage.

Fedotov presents concert based on Fulbright research (April 1) Violist Igor Fedotov presents recital in association with his Fulbright research Thursday, April 12.

Japan lectures continue with two noted speakers (April 1) Consul general of Japan for Michigan and Ohio and a John Carroll University professor speak April 9 and 11.

NPR's StoryCorps comes to Kalamazoo (April 1) Local residents already signing up to be interviewed for national oral history project hosted by public radio station WMUK.

Tickets on sale now for "Cirque Dreams" at Miller (April 1) "Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy" comes to Miller Auditorium for a single performance Friday, April 13.

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