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

GoWMU unavailable Sunday morning (Dec. 27) GoWMU down 5 a.m. to noon Dec. 30. ECS webmail and e-learning will be available.

Miller adds seats for Taylor Swift concert (Dec. 22) Best New Artist Grammy nominee and country music's youngest rising star coming to Miller Auditorium for one show.

Zegree-coached Nick Lachey choir wins "Clash" (Dec. 21) WMU vocal jazz professor was "secret weapon" for Cincinnati choir's victory in nationally televised competition.

Few ticket remain for Taylor Swift concert (Dec. 21) Best New Artist Grammy nominee and country music's youngest rising star coming to Miller Auditorium for one show.

Graduate student earns Kensel Giddings Award (Dec. 21) Graduate student in speech-language pathology Carolyn Kennedy wins award in aphasia education.

Governor appoints Dunn to economic development board (Dec. 19) President Dunn named to Michigan's Strategic Economic Investment and Commercialization Board.

"Dracula" picked for regional theatre competition (Dec. 19) University Theatre adaptation of "Dracula" one of nine chosen for ACTF competition.

WMU pilots try their hand at playing Santa (Dec. 19) College of Aviation staffers join Operation Good Cheer, transport Christmas presents by air for foster children.

Few campus services open during holiday recess (Dec. 17) WMU closed Dec. 22 to Jan. 3. Hours for selected campus services through start of spring semester Jan. 7.

Anonymous $5 million bequest will boost faculty retention (Dec. 15) Alumnus funds gift through bequest, with greatest share going to arts and sciences.

WMU tops $1.3 million in grants in November (Dec. 15) Externally funded grants $1.3 million in November. Year-to-date total of grants nearly $13 million.

Private gifts up $2 million compared to last year (Dec. 15) Private gifts July through November top $6.2 million, an increase of more than 50 percent over same period in 2006.

Trustees set meeting dates for 2008 (Dec. 15) Board schedules meetings in February, March, May, June, July, September, November and December.

Trustees grants sabbatical leaves (Dec. 15) Trustees granted sabbatical leaves for 32 faculty members.

Trustees reject living wage proposal (Dec. 14) Survey results show 75-percent student support, but only one-third willing to pay for increases.

Year's final paychecks available early (Dec. 14) Paychecks will be distributed and direct deposits made Friday, Dec. 21, because of holiday recess closure.

Two thousand students will graduate Saturday (Dec. 13) President Dunn will preside over three commencement ceremonies at Miller Auditorium, his first at WMU.

Tickets on sale now for Taylor Swift at Miller (Dec. 13) Best New Artist Grammy nominee and country music's youngest rising star coming to WMU for one concert Feb. 2.

Miller welcomes seven-time Tony winner "Evita" (Dec. 13) Legendary musical about Eva Peron comes to Miller Auditorium for three shows Jan. 22-24.

St. Petersburg Ballet's "Swan Lake" comes to Miller (Dec. 13) Tickets on sale for Jan. 13 performance of timeless tale of coming of age performed by premiere ballet company.

Football's Gebhart earns Academic All-America (Dec. 12) Defensive back Anthony Gebhart, an economics major from Addison, Ill., named First Team Academic All-America.

WMU takes fifth straight top 10 finish in marketing (Dec. 12) Advertising and promotion students place among top-10 teams in national marketing competition.

Zegree prepping Nick Lachey choir for "Clash" (Dec. 12) WMU's Steve Zegree tapped to prepare Lachey entry for NBC's "Clash of the Choirs Holiday Challenge."

Trustees will consider living wage policy (Dec. 12) Living wage policy for University among agenda items for Board of Trustee meeting Friday in Bernhard.

Staff award winners announced (Dec. 12) Make a Difference award-winners for fall are Laurie Foster, Michelle Hruska, Allan Kern, Patrick Lem, Surangi Pradhan.

Provost search moves forward (Dec. 10) Web site updated to include posting of a position description and a call for nominations.

Faculty and staff holiday reception is Friday (Dec. 10) President and Board of Trustees invited all faculty and staff to reception in Bernhard Center Ballroom.

Thirty-two faculty, staff inducted into 25 Year Club (Dec. 10) Club recognizing those with 25 or more years of service to WMU has nearly 1,000 active and retired members.

"Menopause the Musical" coming to WMU in January (Dec. 10) Tickets on sale for eight performancs of hilarious international hit at Shaw Theatre Jan. 15-20.

Helen G. Sellers (Dec. 10) Associate professor emerita of English died Nov. 29.

GoWMU unavailable Sunday morning (Dec. 6) Students and others can still login directly to ECS webmail and e-learning using BroncoNet ID and password.

Flags lowered Friday in remembrance of Pearl Harbor (Dec. 6) Flags lowered to remember 2,334 Americans killed in Sunday morning attack 65 years ago.

Ethics Bowl team heading to national championship (Dec. 6) WMU team wins regional championship, is going to nationals at San Antonio in February.

Local bands featured at AIDs benefit concert (Dec. 5) Sunday concert in Kanley Chapel benefits children across the globe affected by or orphaned by AIDs.

Media Festival features student productions (Dec. 5) Original audio, video and film productions by communication students showcased Thursday, Dec. 13, in Knauss Hall.

Evaluation Center joins policy and research alliance (Dec. 5) WMU center joins 32 other leading university research and evaluation centers to boost education policy and research.

National organization honors Wil Emmert (Dec. 5) WMU senior research and program officer is one of 10 recognized for service by Society of Research Administrators.

Last chance to take living wage survey (Dec. 5) WMU students encouraged to participate in brief online survey about living wage and University policy.

Renowned bird flu scientist speaks Friday (Dec. 4) Dr. Robert Webster, credited as first to find the link between human flu and bird flu, speaks in Wood Hall Friday afternoon.

Friday deadline for MLK celebration proposals (Dec. 3) Proposals for activities, programs, workshops relevant to this year's celebration may include a request for funding.

Bookstore paying cash for used books (Dec. 3) December Book Buyback on lower level of Bernhard Center, Dec. 10-15 and Schneider Hall Dec. 10-13.

Fall Finals Finish Friday (Dec. 3) Semi-annual pre-exam activities are Friday evening at the Student Recreation Center and other campus venues.

Brass Christmas celebration is free local favorite (Dec. 3) Western Brass Quintet presents its popular holiday program Sunday afternoon, Dec. 16, in Dalton Center.

Broadway star headlines "Late Night Broadway" (Dec. 3) Broadway star Leah Hocking performs with graduating musical theatre students Thursday through Saturday.

Real-life Apollo astronauts star in Sundance winner (Dec. 3) Kalamazoo Film Society presents "In the Shadow of the Moon" Friday through Sunday in the Little Theatre.

Storyteller Odds Bodkin performs family concert (Dec. 3) Miller Auditorium presents one performance of "StoryBlast" Friday, Dec. 14, in Shaw Theatre.

How to find out if WMU is closed (Dec. 2) Always assume the University is open unless notified otherwise. Closings will be announced immediately in WMU News.

Business major wins national sales competition (Dec. 1) Chelsea Biermacher takes top individual honors, pairs with Kyle Kiefer for third in team competition.

Retirement reception set for Robert Aardema (Dec. 1) Aviation's Aardema recognized for more than 27 years of service to WMU Friday, Dec. 7, at Fetzer Center.

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