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WMU to celebrate graduate and faculty research

April 14, 2007

KALAMAZOO--The scholarly work of some 50 Western Michigan University graduate students and 20 faculty members will be showcased during a Research and Creative Activities Day set for Friday, April 20, at the Fetzer Center.

The free public event will include poster presentations of research from 9 to 11 a.m. in Rooms 1035, 1045 and 1055 of the center. Keynote addresses by two of three winners of 2007 Emerging Scholar awards will follow from 11 a.m. to noon in Kirsch Auditorium. The speakers will be Dr. Mitch Kachun, associate professor of history, and Dr. Kirk Korista, associate professor of physics.

Lunch will be at noon, and an awards presentation will take place from 12:30 to 1 p.m. Awards recognizing the outstanding graduate student poster presentations are being sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Office of Grants and Contracts, the Office of the President and the Office of the Vice President for Research.

The event is sponsored by the Research Policies Council of the Faculty Senate and the Graduate Student Advisory Committee, in collaboration with the Graduate College and the Office of the Vice President for Research.

Media contact: Deanne Molinari, (269) 387-8400, deanne.molinari@wmich.edu

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