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

Board of Trustees meets Tuesday on budget (July 30) Trustees hold second special public session of the month, July 31 in the Bernhard Center.

Year's best foreign film comes to Little Theatre (July 26) "The Lives of Others," winner of 2007 Oscar for Best Foreign Film, comes to WMU Friday through Sunday, Aug. 3-5.

Honor society names WMU chapter among top five (July 25) WMU chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta one of five honored as "most outstanding chapters in the nation."

Faculty author and alumna illustrator give local talks (July 25) Children's author Dr. Janet Heller and local illustrator Amelia Hansen give presentations Aug. 2 at local bookseller.

Annual Family Weekend rescheduled for October (July 25) Family Weekend set for Oct. 5-7, features night football contest and variety of activities for students and families.

International scholars to attend conference on Ethiopia (July 25) International conference draws academics, policy makers, investors, students and public to WMU Aug. 2-4.

Memorial service Monday for founder of WMU bands (July 25) Leonard Meretta, professor emeritus of music, died July 23 in Kalamazoo at age 91.

Parking ramp at Ellsworth closed through August (July 25) Ramp closed through Aug. 31, alternate parking at Student Recreation Center, Hoekje Hall, Sangren Hall.

WMU opts for low tuition increase, graduation compact (July 24) Trustees okay one of state's smallest price increases and Western Edge, to promote four-year graduation.

WMU well represented at National Black Theatre Festival (July 24) Three professors and cast of students have pivotal role at North Carolina festival expected to draw 60,000 people.

Flags lowered for two Michigan men killed in Iraq (July 23) Flags lowered Monday for Pfc. Christopher Kube and Tuesday for Sgt. Allen Greka.

Business students take third in international competition (July 19) Students from Integrated Supply Management Program place ahead of several teams of graduate students.

Professor emeritus presents one-man show (July 19) "Generational Medley," written and performed by Dr. Stanley Robin is Tuesday, July 24, in York Arena Theatre.

Trustees meet in special public session Tuesday (July 19) Trustees expected to take action on a tuition proposal at meeting July 24.

Road closings announced for Campus Classic (July 18) Several campus roads will be closed homecoming Saturday, Oct. 20, for annual 1K and 5K run/walk.

Book of one-act plays a first for New Issues (July 17) "The Art of the One-Act" by Arnold Johnston and Deborah Percy is first anthology, first drama publication from New Issues Press.

Opera star Susan B. Anthony performs benefit show (July 12) International opera star headlines dinner-concert benefit for College of Fine Arts, July 28 at Cityscape Event Center.

Suzanne (Sue) Husband (July 12) Longtime librarian and curator died July 11.

New Wright-Pegg comedy comes to Little Theatre (July 12) Western Film Society presents "Hot Fuzz," from filmmakers of "Shaun of the Dead," July 20-22.

Flags lowered Friday for Michigan man killed in Afghanistan (July 12) Army Pfc. Joseph A. Miracle of Ortonville, Mich., died July 5 while on active duty.

Family Connection keeps families in the loop (July 11) During June, nearly 300 people joined free network for parents, guardians and family members of WMU students.

Three works by Curtis-Smith presented Sunday (July 10) WMU students, faculty and guest artists perform works by WMU composer Sunday afternoon at Kalamazoo Nature Center.

Award-winning Dutch film comes to Little Theatre (July 10) Kalamazoo Film Society presents "Black Book," 2006 film about Nazi-occupied Netherlands, July 13-15.

Seventeen students win $40,000 Medallion Scholarships (July 9) Seventeen freshmen with average ACT score of 29 and average GPA of 3.99 earn coveted WMU scholarships.

Teachers experience America's agrarian past firsthand (July 9) $250,000 NEH grant makes weeklong workshops "down on the farm" possible for 120 history teachers.

Michigan goalball teams win national titles (July 9) Men's and women's goalball teams with strong ties to Western Michigan University win national titles.

Free summer concert series in Dalton Center (July 9) "It Takes a Village" is a trio of collaborative concerts featuring WMU faculty and guest artists through Monday, July 16.

Annual music camp features free performances (July 9) More than 130 students from five states and Puerto Rico perform in free concerts July 15-21.

President John M. Dunn begins his tenure (July 2) Eighth president of WMU spends his first official day in the office communicating with WMU community and area media.

President Dunn issues message to WMU community (July 2) Dr. John M. Dunn's first act as president is to issue greetings and describe themes he will emphasize.

Board of Trustees meeting postponed (July 2) Public meeting of trustees scheduled for July 13 postponed. New meeting date will be announced in WMU News as soon as it is set.

Angles offers commentary on DVD of Japanese film (July 2) Dr. Jeffrey Angles provides voice-over commentary on Criterion Collection's release of classic Japanese film.

Three students win major graduate scholarships (July 2) Three students awarded fellowships valued at more than $60,000 to pursue doctoral degrees at WMU.

Alumni Association selects leadership for 2007-08 (July 2) Kirk Hoffman of Jackson, Mich., serving as president of Alumni Association, 11 others elected officers and directors.

Visitors urged to avoid I-94 through Kalamazoo (July 1) Summer visitors urged to use detours to WMU campus, also expect delays on Stadium Drive and West Main Street.

WMU offices closed Independence Day (July 1) Nearly all offices and services closed Wednesday, July 4, and open normal summer hours the remainder of the week.

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