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

Colson will lead School of Music (May 31) Educator, performer and composer Dr. David Colson will succeed veteran director Dr. Richard O'Hearn in July.

Project takes economist to Madagascar (May 31) Dr. Christine Moser, a U.S. Embassy Science Fellow, is working as an agricultural policy advisor.

Historian receives fellowship to conduct research in Germany (May 31) Dr. Eli Rubin receives a two-year fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

Employees honored at annual awards luncheon (May 31) Five employees recognized at Spring Awards Luncheon for significant contributions to University.

Lunch program addresses "Better Nutrition" (May 31) Sindecuse Health Center nutritionist speaks Tuesday, June 5, at brown bag lunch and learn in the Bernhard Cafe.

Julie Reynolds Tabbia (May 30) Retired manager of Insurance Services died May 27.

Troy Place debut novel available locally and online (May 30) "Pizza Pie and Politics: How Mitchell Moon Lost His Childhood" by WMU's Troy Place is a coming-of-age story.

Seniors win State Farm teacher scholarships (May 30) Thirty-two teacher interns awarded $1,000 each from State Farm Companies Foundation.

Research and Creative Activities Day is big success (May 29) Twelve $200 awards granted to 13 graduate students for their scholarly endeavors at inaugural program.

New advocates for transfer students and veterans (May 29) Steven Miller and Gerry Schma will staff new Advocacy Office for Transfer Students and Military Affairs.

Cannes best film of 2006 comes to Little Theatre (May 29) Kalamazoo Film Society presents "The Wind that Shakes the Barley" Friday through Sunday, June 8-10.

Conference to show the business behind Disney magic (May 29) Insider's look at the business behind the magic of Disney is June 12 at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids.

Workshops examine virtual reality in the classroom (May 25) Sessions show participants how to integrate virtual environments into their own teaching.

Heller's "How the Moon" is Children's Choice (May 25) "How the Moon Regained Her Shape" by Dr. Janet Ruth Heller wins award from Children's Book Council.

Flags lowered Tuesday for Michigan man killed in Iraq (May 25) Flags lowered for Army Sgt. Justin Wisniewski of Standish, Mich., killed while on active duty in Iraq.

Betty Deshler (May 25) Associate professor emerita of social work died May 4.

Elizabeth "Libby" Lennon (May 25) Assistant professor emerita of blind rehabilition died May 11.

Allison Downey rocks Wildflower music fest (May 24) Local performer and WMU professor is People's Choice at Wildflower Arts and Music Festival in Texas.

Troy Place signing debut novel Saturday in Portage (May 24) WMU instructor signing "Pizza Pie and Politics" Saturday afternoon at Barnes & Noble Booksellers.

Flags lowered for two Michigan soldiers (May 23) Flags lowered Thursday for Sgt. Thomas Wright, lowered Friday for Pfc. Daniel Courneya, who died while on active duty in Iraq.

Third Coast Writing Project expands (May 21) WMU summer writing program offering schoolteachers classroom-tested, research-based strategies.

WMU, IBM team to build 21st century skills (May 21) Haworth College of Business and IBM join to provide WMU students with free information technology resources.

Trustee Ken Miller will discuss presidential search (May 21) Chair of successful presidential search speaks May 25 as part of Keystone Bank Breakfast Speaker Series.

Miller announces 2007-08 season lineup (May 21) Coming to Kalamazoo: "Annie," "Cats," "Evita," "Mamma Mia," Clay Aiken, B.B. King, St. Petersburg Ballet and more.

Find out what's new in GoWMU (May 20) Consolidation of key services in one location, one-click access among the improvements to WMU's secure intranet portal.

Math department seeks donations of furniture (May 16) Used furniture and other items sought to furnish new resource, recreation and study room in Rood.

F.W. "Fred" Schaeberle (May 16) Professor emeritus of accountancy died April 29.

Carol F. Sheffer (May 16) Associate professor emeritus of educational leadership died April 14.

Coming soon to a portal near you (May 15) Major functional improvements coming to GoWMU Sunday, May 20, including consolidation of key self-service features.

WMU offices closed Memorial Day (May 15) Holiday weekend hours for computer labs, libraries, other services. Nearly all campus services closed Memorial Day weekend.

Sky Broncos take fourth place at national competition (May 14) WMU precision flight team fourth among 31 top aviation school teams at NIFA championship.

Sky Broncos competing at national championship (May 11) WMU's precision flight team going for 16th straight top-three finish and first national title since 2002.

Seven get semiannual Make a Difference awards (May 11) Award recipients honored at April 23 reception, each now eligible for one of four annual awards.

Advertising team in national competition finals (May 11) WMU's student team one of two in the country remaining from original field of 53 universities nationwide.

First-Year Experience readies for incoming students (May 11) Kickoff celebration May 23 will inform faculty and staff of innovations in FYE as program begins third year.

Grand Rapids event focuses on critical incident response (May 11) Session at WMU-Grand Rapids will help organizations prepare response to critical incidents.

New Issues poet Covino wins PEN/Osterweil (May 10) "Cut Off the Ears of Winter," featured in 2006 Frostic Reading Series, honored at 2007 PEN Literary Awards.

Thirty-three inducted into communication honor society (May 10) Complete list of 2007 inductees into WMU's chapter of Lambda Pi Eta national honor society.

Twenty-one students awarded accountancy scholarships (May 10) Complete list of 2007-08 accountancy scholarship recipients.

Three students earn study abroad scholarships (May 9) Recent graduate Kendra Combs awarded $36,000 Fulbright Fellowship, will conduct a year of research in Japan.

Haenicke sponsors East Campus cleanup (May 9) President inviting campus community to help "Clean Up East Campus" Saturday afternoon, May 12.

Spring e-portfolio contest winners announced (May 9) Three seniors and three juniors are cash-prize winners in second electronic portfolio contest.

WMU faculty, staff work toward wellness (May 9) About 575 employees complete first year of wellness program, improve waistlines, cholesterol, blood pressure, health habits.

Audiology services are covered under WMU health plan (May 8) Unified Clinics offer full range of hearing evaluation and hearing aid services for people of all ages.

Peter O'Toole stars in "Venus" at Little Theatre (May 8) Kalamazoo Film Society presents "Venus" Friday through Sunday, May 11-13.

Vast majority of WMU graduates remain in Michigan (May 8) Very high percentage of all WMU graduates remain in Michigan, find jobs or attend graduate school in-state.

Kalamazoo Collective opening second co-op house (May 8) Information meeting about second house in Vine Neighborhood is Thursday at Meristem Co-op.

Women's tennis wins 10th MAC championship (May 7) Nationally ranked Broncos claim third straight MAC title, advance to NCAA Tournament.

Kuhle earns sixth MAC Coach of the Year award (May 7) Women's tennis coach Betsy Kuhle continues to rack up victories, championships and accolades in her 25th season.

Berrah puts physics and gender issues on national stage (May 7) Dr. Nora Berrah in Washington to encourage doubling number of women engaged in physics research.

More than 3,000 expected to attend medieval congress (May 4) Scholars from around the globe descend on WMU May 10-13 for 42nd International Congress on Medieval Studies.

Ten years of WMU News on the Web (May 3) WMU News among the oldest, most-comprehensive Web news services of any college or university in the world.

Trustees approve five administrative appointments (May 3) Appointments announced in Sindecuse Health Center, speech pathology and university relations.

Flags lowered Friday for Michigan man killed in Iraq (May 3) Flags lowered for Army Pfc. Garrett C. Knoll of Bad Axe, Mich., killed in Sadah, Iraq.

Visitors urged to avoid I-94 in Kalamazoo (May 3) Summer visitors urged to use detours from I-94 to WMU main campus, avoid I-94 through Kalamazoo.

Blind athletes, volunteers gather for sports camps (May 3) Student-athletes with visual impairments and volunteers converge on WMU campus May 6-12.

Changes and deletions for degree programs okayed (May 3) Changes made in three master's programs and two bachelor's degree programs eliminated.

Fall 2006 commencement list online (May 3) Official list of graduates from fall 2006 commencement ceremonies available on the Web.

Trustees approve 24 faculty and staff retirements (May 3) Retirements announced for six faculty members and 18 staff members, as well as nine resignations.

'Mini GI Bill' launched to assist returning veterans (May 2) WMU program will support veterans during their first semester and offer them in-state tuition rates.

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