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May 2008 WMU News Archive
Stories are listed in descending order by release date. Click on the headline for the full story.

Aviator earns master certification (May 30) Dominic Nicolai, lead flight instructor in the College of Aviation, earns Master Certificated Flight Instructor accreditation.

Junior receives scholarship from area communicators (May 30) Film, video and media studies major Gabriel Giron awarded InterCom memorial scholarship.

Alfred L. Edwards (May 30) WMU trustee emeritus died Jan. 26.

Timothy Greene named WMU provost (May 29) Dean of WMU's College of Engineering and Applied Sciences is next provost and vice president for academic affairs.

First WMU Day is resounding, fun-filled success (May 29) More than 700 Broncos invade Michigan Capitol in daylong demonstration of pride and achievement.

Sophomore wins prestigious young artist award (May 23) Trombonist Hana Beloglavec of Kalamazoo wins Yamaha Young Performing Artists award.

Weinreich named national fellow in gerontology (May 23) Social work's Dr. Donna Weinreich one of seven honored nationally by gerontology association.

Lee Honors College recognizes faculty and staff (May 23) Kathi Fuller, Harold Glasser, Margaret Hamilton, Rand Johnson recognized for contributions.

Sensible tax reform in the spotlight at business breakfast (May 23) Dr. Christopher Korth next in Keystone Community Bank Series Friday, May 30.

Michigan Capitol readies for Bronco stampede (May 21) More than 700 students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends expected for WMU Day at the Capitol.

Stanley Suterko (May 21) Professor emeritus of blind rehabilitation died April 9.

Student gets scholarship, doing research in Brazil (May 20) Margaret Gerhart gets paper engineering scholarship, accepted to do nanotechnology research in Brazil.

Mingus chosen as leading scholar, attends prestigious retreat (May 20) Dr. Matthew Mingus selected as one of the top 50 emerging scholars in public administration.

Electronic communication is focus of new WMU unit (May 20) Appointments formalize university's relations' leadership of Web redevelopment, other initiatives.

Business college, Cooley Law launch joint program (May 19) Haworth College of Business and Cooley Law ink agreement to offer joint law degree and MBA.

Music professors' CD a hit with critics (May 19) "William Bolcom: Works for Violin and Piano" by Renata Knific and Lori Sims available for purchase online.

Spring dean's list available online (May 19) Dean's lists back to fall 2006 available, searchable by student last name, hometown, other criteria.

WMU offices closed Memorial Day (May 16) Most campus services closed Memorial Day weekend; library, University Computing Center lab on reduced hours.

Nagle earns summer fellowship at Notre Dame (May 16) Dr. Christopher Nagle will be visiting scholar at Keough- Naughton Institute for Irish Studies.

Grand Rapids open house showcases new grad programming (May 16) Beltline Campus holds open house Monday through Thursday, May 19-22.

How to know if you're registered for WMU Day (May 14) If you have not received a confirmation by e-mail, you are not registered for WMU Day at the Capitol.

Sky Broncos extend top-four streak in national competition (May 14) WMU precision flight team finishes fourth among 31 of the top aviation schools in the nation.

Free concert showcases WMU composer, guest vocalist (May 14) Composer C. Curtis-Smith and soprano Mary Bonhag perform Monday in Dalton Center.

Gold Company to perform at Chicago pops concert (May 13) Gold Company will perform at concert featuring Johnny Mathis Saturday, May 31, at Rosemont Theatre.

Freshman and student group earn STAR Awards (May 13) Freshman Jackie Luedtke and student initiative Drive Safe Kalamazoo honored for volunteer service.

New design selected for Ring Road signs (May 12) Results in from survey to select design for new signs along West Campus Ring Road.

Students honored for work in biological sciences (May 12) Fourteen graduate and undergraduate students earn awards from Department of Biological Sciences.

Nursing student Diane Stein wins national scholarship (May 9) Stein earns $2,000 Roberta Pierce Scofield Scholarship rarely given to undergraduates.

Advertising team again among top five in national contest (May 9) WMU students among top five teams at anual EdVenture competition second year in a row.

Three WMU teams in NCAA's top 10 percent academically (May 7) Baseball, gymnastics, volleyball rank in top tier academically among Division I schools.

Grad students demonstrate success in research endeavors (May 7) Fourteen graduate students receive awards at Research and Creative Activities Day.

McDowell named fifth women's basketball coach (May 6) Wisconsin assistant Tasha McDowell named to lead Bronco women's basketball.

Student-supported fee increase approved by trustees (May 6) Student Assessment Fee increase was supported by 65 percent of students in campuswide vote.

Grant total tops $1.8 million for March (May 6) Through end of March, total of externally funded awards more than $18.3 million for 2007-08 fiscal year.

WMU seeks extension on Cole-Gilmore agreement (May 6) University negotiating five-year extension to develop plans for Cole-Gilmore property.

Totals of gifts highest in four years (May 6) Gift total through first three quarters of fiscal year up $4 million compared to one year earlier.

Changes to WMU Foundation bylaws approved (May 6) WMU trustees may serve as officers of WMU Foundation under revised bylaws.

Friday is registration deadline for WMU Day (May 5) Registration by Friday guarantees T-shirt, optional lunch and transportation to Lansing, all free of charge.

World's leading medieval scholars come to WMU (May 5) More than 3,000 scholars here for International Congress on Medieval Studies Thursday through Sunday.

Evaluation expertise brings Thai delegation to WMU (May 5) Twenty-member delegation from Bangkok on campus through Wednesday.

Unsparing award-winning film depicts communist Romania (May 5) Cannes Festival winner "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days" at Little Theatre Friday through Sunday.

Administrative and academic appointments approved (May 5) Trustees sign off on appointment of women's basketball coach and deputy general counsel.

Trustees approve retirements (May 5) Retirements of two faculty members and eight staff members approved.

Alumnus' $1 million gift triggers renovation for baseball (May 2) Robert J. Bobb's challenge gift funds complete renovation of stadium at historic Hyames Field.

Trustees approve room-and-board, rental rate increases (May 2) Board of Trustees approves 4.75 percent increase to room-and-board and campus apartment rental rates.

Reception welcomes Kenyan university visitors (May 2) Monday reception set for officials from WMU partner Egerton University in Nakuru, Kenya.

Three film students invited to Cannes Festival (May 2) Three from WMU competitively selected for student programs at Cannes International Film Festival.

Winners announced in annual e-portfolio contest (May 2) Three seniors and one freshman recognized in WMU's fourth electronic portfolio contest.

Memorial service set for theatre patriarch Zack York (May 2) Memorial service for Dr. Zack York is Saturday, May 10, at Westwood United Methodist Church.

Doing business in China discussed Tuesday (May 1) JSJ Corp. executive discusses business growth in China in free public lecture Tuesday evening.

Flags lowered for Michigan man killed in Iraq (May 1) Flags lowered Friday in honor of Army Pfc. John Bishop of Gaylord, Mich., who died April 23.

"Lord of the Dance" taps its way through Kalamazoo (May 1) International Irish dancing phenomenon at Miller Auditorium for a single show Thursday, May 15.

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