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

Holiday concert features four student choirs (Nov. 26) Annual favorite "Choral Christmas" will be performed twice Dec. 6 at Kalamazoo's First Presbyterian Church.

John Treacy Egan stars alongside University Theatre (Nov. 26) Broadway star John Treacy Egan performs with graduating musical theatre students Dec. 4-6.

Student sculptures on display (Nov. 26) Original artwork by undergrad art major Kathleen Rearick will be showcased at the Richmond Center Dec. 1-5.

MLK Grant application deadline nears (Nov. 26) Individuals and organizations should submit proposals for special events no later than Dec. 11.

Grant to expand foster care initiative (Nov. 26) WMU receives one of six statewide grants to bolster programs for disadvantaged youth.

Two of Einstein's discoveries explored (Nov. 26) Dr. John Norton will discuss "Two Moments in Einstein's Discovery of Special Relativity" Dec. 4.

Environmental solutions discussed Monday (Nov. 26) Public seminars at 2 and 4 p.m. in Rood Hall focus on geology and civil engineering.

Benefit concert to support jazz studies (Nov. 26) Premiere saxophonist Vincent Herring will perform Dec. 3 at the Union Cabaret and Grill.

Event salutes creator of Braille reading system (Nov. 25) Open house Dec. 4 kicks off local Braille menu project, features special activities and giveaways.

Two poets conclude fall Frostic Reading Series (Nov. 25) Poets Lisa Fishman and Daneen Wardrop will read from their works Dec. 11 in Little Theatre.

Play looks at life of environmental crusader (Nov. 25) "A Sense of Wonder," a one-woman play based on the life of Rachel Carson, will be shown Dec. 5.

Engineering majors highlight design projects (Nov. 25) Seniors to present dozens of new solutions to business and industry problems at Dec. 2 event.

Brass concert is seasonal favorite (Nov. 24) The Western Brass Quintet presents its free holiday program Dec. 7.

Spend an evening with Jim Brickman (Nov. 24) The platinum-selling recording artist is at Miller Auditorium Dec. 11 for his annual Holiday Homecoming Tour.

Don't get ripped off this Thanksgiving (Nov. 24) Take precautions with your personal property before leaving Kalamazoo for the long weekend.

Volleyball Broncos fall in MAC tourney final (Nov. 23) Ohio upsets WMU, 3-1, Sunday for automatic berth in NCAA tournament.

Volleyball Broncos in MAC tourney final (Nov. 22) No. 1 seed WMU faces No. 2 Ohio Sunday for automatic berth in NCAA tournament.

Broncos face Ball State on national TV (Nov. 21) Catch the game at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, on ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD.

Most WMU facilities closed Thanksgiving weekend (Nov. 21) Except for essential and emergency services, offices will be closed Nov. 27-30.

New policy protects employees who report threats (Nov. 21) Presidential policy reaffirms faculty and staff's role in securing campus safety and security.

University adjusts to market meltdown (Nov. 21) Business officers adjust to the downturn by issuing fixed rate general revenue bonds.

Board signs off on two lease agreements (Nov. 21) Board of Trustees approved leasing space at West Hall and Spindler Hall.

Grants soar to $4.2 million in September (Nov. 21) Research grants grabbed the vast majority of the total.

Faculty and staff retirements announced (Nov. 21) Trustees approve retirements of two faculty members and eight staff members.

Management prof recognized by McDonald's (Nov. 21) Dr. Daniel Farrell received the company's Press On Award for his consulting work.

Three faculty members named Fulbright Scholars (Nov. 21) Drs. Barcelona, Covell and Warren chosen for nation's foremost academic exchange program.

New site touts eco-friendly solutions (Nov. 20) Comprehensive sustainability Web site increases awareness of energy saving initiatives on campus.

WMU tops United Way campaign goal (Nov. 20) WMU shows its support for the greater Kalamazoo community, eventually surpassing its $225,000 target by thousands.

Former engineering dean dies (Nov. 19) Dr. W. Chester Fitch, former dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, died Oct. 3 at the age of 91.

Renowned percussionist performs with WMU bands (Nov. 19) Guest soloist Bob Becker joins University symphonic and concert bands Nov. 23.

Joe Reilly and friends in concert (Nov. 19) WIDR and other student groups bring the singer-songwriter to Kalamazoo Nov. 23.

Campus tap water tested, safe to drink (Nov. 19) Residents encouraged to run water for two minutes to flush lines.

Life of famous turn-of-the-century stallion relived (Nov. 17) Author Terry Motycka recounts "The Life and Legacy of Peter the Great" Nov. 24.

Tribute concert offers unforgettable jazz (Nov. 17) Friday's "Tribute to the Great Swing Bands" features guest artist Ken Peplowski with WMU jazz groups.

Hunter S. Thompson film debuts at Little Theatre (Nov. 17) Western Film Society presents area debut of "Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson."

Student photography on display (Nov. 17) Original photography by undergrad art majors Amber Martin and Adrienne Marks is at Richmond Center through Nov. 21.

Local sweater drive spreads warmth (Nov. 17) Donate new or gently worn sweaters, coats and warm clothing at one of four campus locations through Dec. 5.

New Open Learning courses offer flexibility (Nov. 17) Students have six months to complete the online courses and choose their own start and finish dates.

German exchange scholar compares childcare (Nov. 17) Monika Schell presents a comparison of "Childcare Centers in Nuremberg and the United States" Nov. 25.

Volleyball Broncos win MAC championship (Nov. 17) Volleyball team advances to the MAC tourney as No. 1 seed after a 3-1 win at Toledo.

Good time to review snow removal, closure procedures (Nov. 14) Winter weather rarely shuts down the University, but it never hurts to be prepared.

Economic impact of disasters is explored (Nov. 14) Dr. Hal Cochrane will address "The Economics of Disaster: Retrospect and Prospect" Nov. 19.

Concert features classical favorites (Nov. 13) University Symphony Orchestra presents "Light Classic Pops" Nov. 19 at the Dalton Center.

Seminar clarifies new G.I. Bill (Nov. 13) Questions about the Post 9/11 Veterans Education Assistance Act will be answered in Nov. 20 program.

Study abroad grants available to faculty (Nov. 13) Learn more about short-term discovery opportunities in one of two upcoming luncheons.

Bronco football supports the troops (Nov. 13) Items donated at Saturday's game will be sent to deployed students, alumni and employees.

'American Idol' champ headlines 'Ain't Misbehavin'' (Nov. 12) Ruben Studdard stars in two performances of "Ain't Misbehavin'" at Miller Auditorium Dec. 6.

Get to know Kalamazoo Collective Housing (Nov. 12) Co-founder Michael Gregor will host an information session Nov. 18 at Lee Honors College.

Students sponsor workshop on social justice (Nov. 12) Registration due for Nov. 22 seminar on the effects of power, privilege and oppression.

Trustee to speak on financial crisis (Nov. 12) Bill Johnston will discuss local and global aspects of the financial crisis Nov. 19.

Regional ethics competition to be held at WMU (Nov. 12) Forty students from nine universities compete Nov. 15 in the Upper Midwest Regional Ethics Bowl.

Language, history and philosophy collide (Nov. 12) Historian Dr. Hayden White will discuss "The Practical Past" Nov. 13.

Summer jobs available on campus (Nov. 12) Applications will be accepted through Dec. 12 for 36 paid student orientation leader openings.

Wellness expo promotes healthy living (Nov. 11) Get healthy snacks, chair massages, flu shots and more Nov. 12 at the Student Recreation Center.

Holiday poinsettia sales support PSSO (Nov. 11) The Professional Support Staff Organization is accepting orders for its annual poinsettia sale through Nov. 24.

Windy City bus trip open to all students (Nov. 10) Buses leave at 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, for an all-day trip to Chicago.

International Education Week events (Nov. 10) WMU's weeklong observance begins Nov. 17, showcases many different countries and cultures.

Thirty-one inducted into 25 Year Club (Nov. 10) New members will be recognized for their 25 years of service to WMU at a Dec. 3 gala.

Students compete in "Dancing with the WMU/Kazoo Stars" (Nov. 7) Proceeds from Nov. 15 fund-raiser will help finance dance scholarships. Sold out.

MAC Hall of Famer dies (Nov. 7) Fran Ebert, longtime coach and associate professor emerita of health, physical education and recreation, died Nov. 7 at the age of 78.

Guest lecturer discusses Ethiopian Jewry (Nov. 7) Zion Uness discusses "The Journey of Ethiopian Jewry" in free, public lecture Monday evening, Nov. 17.

Free dinner-lecture examines Muslim faith (Nov. 7) Reservations due for Nov. 14 free multicultural dinner and address "Why I am still a Muslim."

'West Side Story' at University Theatre (Nov. 6) Students stage seven performances of the musical based on Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" Nov. 13-23.

Messiaen turns 100 (Nov. 6) A Nov. 16 concert honors the work of composer Olivier Messiaen.

Two choral groups featured in free concert (Nov. 6) Western Men's Ensemble and Collegiate Singers will perform Nov. 10 at the Dalton Center.

Book club discusses greed, intrigue (Nov. 6) A public discussion of international suspense thriller, "The Amber Room," will take place Nov. 12.

Interested in international travel? (Nov. 6) Emeriti Council sponsors a public discussion on international exchange programs Nov. 12.

Event showcases diversity of Indian culture (Nov. 4) Legally Desi brings the tastes, sounds and culture of India to campus Nov. 7.

'Charismatic Abstraction' at Richmond Center (Nov. 4) Contemporary abstract paintings on display through Nov. 25.

WMU joins Internationalization Lab (Nov. 4) Program will enhance international and intercultural dimensions of undergraduate studies.

Kalamazoo Russian Festival at WMU (Nov. 4) Family-friendly festival celebrates all things Russian.

Ethics talk focuses on civilian bombings (Nov. 3) Dr. Ronald Kramer will speak about state-sanctioned bombings Nov. 5.

Political experts to analyze election results (Nov. 3) A team of political science professors will discuss "Election 2008: What Happened and Why" Nov. 5.

Professor publishes study in top biology journal (Nov. 3) Dr. Todd Barkman's work on giant flowers brings researchers closer to harnessing growth genes.

Alum teaches basics of Web security (Nov. 3) Internet security specialist Jay Ball gives tips on reducing site vulnerabilities and attacks Nov. 6.

Dance concerts showcase student works (Nov. 3) Orchesis Dance Society presents seven student-produced concerts through Nov. 9.

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