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May 2009 WMU News Archive
Stories are listed in descending order by release date. Click on the headline for the full story.

WMU achieves Gold 'green' status (May 29) Health and Human Services Building rated one of the highest performing buildings in Michigan.

Community invited to attend West Gateway dedication (May 28) West Gateway to Kalamazoo's downtown area will be dedicated Friday, June 5.

Engineering students compete in international racing event (May 28) Formula Racing Team competes with 91 university teams from around the world.

Sky Broncos take third in national championship (May 28) Precision flight team extends streak of top-four finishes to 18 straight years.

Commercialization workshops continue (May 26) Programs May 26 and June 2 are for faculty and staff wanting to commercialize their research.

State association honors staffer for academic advising (May 26) Marilyn Kritzman is awarded for providing extraordinary dedication to students.

Kohler named associate vice president for research (May 22) Dr. Paula Kohler, professor of special education and literacy studies, to oversee research initiatives.

Staffers paint the Capitol brown and gold (May 22) Volunteers plant Brown-Eyed Susans on front lawn of state Capitol building in Lansing.

Local entrepreneur to speak at business college (May 22) Alumna Amy Knapp will talk about operating a small business in May 29 Keystone Breakfast Series.

Longtime instructor and staffer dies (May 22) William E. "Wally" Post died May 12 in Kalamazoo.

Booth applications due for Bronco Bash (May 21) Bronco Bash 2009 is Friday, Sept. 11, in Fountain Plaza at Miller Auditorium.

Sky Broncos hunt for a national title (May 21) Precision flight team is competing against 30 of the nation's top aviation schools.

DeLaHoussaye named three-time Academic All-MAC (May 20) Point guard earns all-conference honors before joining Detroit Shock preseason.

Oliver closed for construction (May 20) Oliver Street between Oliver Lane and Stadium Drive will be closed to through traffic May 26 through end of June.

Foreign languages professor chosen for NEH institute (May 19) Dr. Dasha Nisula to investigate cultural interaction between U.S. and Russia.

Winners announced in spring portfolio contest (May 19) Five undergraduate students win cash awards in electronic portfolio contest.

Road detours for Girls on the Run race (May 19) Closures will re-route traffic from Waldo Stadium through downtown Kalamazoo Thursday, May 21.

Engineering student is WMU's first case of H1N1 virus (May 19) Campus community urged to take precautions to prevent spread of flu.

Spanish students receive $34,000 in awards (May 19) Department of Spanish honors 38 students for their achievements.

Foreign language scholarships go to 46 students (May 19) Department of Foreign Languages awards scholarships totaling more than $19,000.

WMU offices closed Memorial Day (May 18) Most campus services closed Memorial Day weekend, May 23-25.

Homecoming and Family Weekend combined (May 18) Family Weekend is set for Oct. 23-25, which is also Homecoming.

Student named Richter Scholar (May 18) Jamie Alan Loeks is one of eight students nationwide selected to receive the prestigious business scholarship.

Distinguished scholar wins Grundler Prize (May 18) Dr. Caroline Walker Bynum received WMU's prestigious award for her book "Wonderful Blood."

State leaders review success of foster student initiative (May 15) WMU program makes higher education more accessible to former foster youth.

New facilities structure focuses on physical plant life cycle (May 15) Peter J. Strazdas will lead WMU's newly realigned Facilities Management Department.

Eleven business students earn scholarships (May 14) Awards recognize academic excellence, extracurricular activities and leadership qualities.

Perini named three-time Academic All-MAC (May 14) Gymnast Andrea Perini earns Academic all-conference honors for third year in a row.

Flags lowered for Peace Officer Memorial Day (May 14) Flags on campus to be lowered Friday in observance of Peace Officer Memorial Day.

Business students win SAP scholarships (May 13) Alison Brubaker, Kevin Little win $10,000 each from world's leading business software company.

Project helps Liberians start small businesses (May 13) Professor, students help natives of the West African nation get established in the wedding dress business.

More than 800 registered for WMU Day at the Capitol (May 13) Dozens of activities planned for fun-filled day on front lawn of the state Capitol.

Twenty students win State Farm teacher scholarships (May 13) WMU students awarded $1,000 each to support participation as teacher interns.

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month (May 12) Hearing screenings are offered through the WMU Unified Clinics, make an appointment today.

Student wins information management award (May 12) Matthew Andreychuk is recognized by international telecommunications association.

Cannes best film of 2008 debuts at Little Theatre (May 12) Kalamazoo Film Society presents seven screenings of "The Class" May 15-17.

Summer archaeology camp at Fort St. Joseph (May 11) Signup is under way for region's premier public archaeology program.

Sky Broncos head to national championship (May 11) Precision flight team heads to Missouri to take on 30 of the nation's top aviation schools.

WMU/Malta criminal justice degree may be launched (May 11) Master's level criminology program would be taught at the Mediterranean nation's flagship university.

Campus and local communities welcome Giraud home (May 8) More than 4,500 turned out to greet the "Idol" finalist and WMU grad upon his return to Kalamazoo.

Kind of Blue releases debut album (May 7) Student jazz group will perform songs from "Ground Level" in a CD-release party Wednesday, May 13.

Summer golf league (May 7) Friends of WMU have until Monday, May 18, to register for Tuesday golf league at the Prairies.

Habitat honors WMU chapter (May 7) Kalamazoo Valley Habitat for Humanity recognizes WMU chapter as outstanding community partner of the year.

Sports camps for visually impaired athletes (May 6) Camps for athletes aged 10-12 culminate Saturday with Michigan State Games Track Meet.

Homecoming set for 'Idol' star Matt Giraud (May 5) Giraud, a WMU graduate, is expected to make an appearance Thursday at the Arcadia Creek Festival Site.

Hiller named Michigan College Athlete of the Year (May 5) Quarterback Tim Hiller is first Bronco ever to receive the award from Detroit Athletic Club.

Flu information and WMU pandemic plan online (May 4) Online resources for monitoring swine flu outbreak and WMU response.

Human resources program meets new guidelines (May 4) Society of Human Resources Management acknowledges quality of topics, courses, business context and delivery.

Communication professor honored for his contributions (May 4) Reservations are due for May 21 banquet honoring Dr. Steven Rhodes.

Friday is registration deadline for WMU Day (May 4) More than 600 already registered for fun-filled day at state Capitol at end of May.

ROTC cadet receives national scholarship (May 1) Raymond Johnson is one of just four cadets nationwide chosen for the Future Heroes Program.

Non-profit Braille group donates $500,000 to WMU (May 1) Scholarships funded by the gift will benefit students and the people they serve.

Management students win Target competition (May 1) Marie Dwyer, Evan Escamilla, Derek Edmondson and Devan Dorsey win scholarships in case study competition.

Doctoral students named Frostic fellows (May 1) Jamie McCandless and Julie Ryan are awarded $4,000 each for their proposed research.

Formula racing team unveils student-designed car (May 1) Event May 8 showcases the racecar that captured first place in SAE exhibit competition.

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