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

Event for Class of 2013 to set academic tone (Aug. 31) More than 3,300 new students will attend a formal matriculation ceremony Wednesday, Sept. 2.

WMU welcomes new students to campus (Aug. 31) Fall Welcome runs through Friday, Sept. 4, with activities to acclimate new students to campus and Kalamazoo.

One Stop makes going back to school a breeze (Aug. 28) One Stop is open in the Bernhard Center Aug. 31-Sept. 11 to assist students and parents.

New jazz group kicks off concert season (Aug. 28) Cleveland Jazz All-Stars' first concert is Sunday, Sept. 13, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

Jeff Foxworthy live at Miller (Aug. 25) Best-selling author and comedian presents back-to-back performances Friday, Sept. 25, at Miller Auditorium.

Flags lowered for Michigan soldier killed in Afghanistan (Aug. 24) Flags lowered Tuesday for Army Cpl. Nicholas R. Roush of Middleville, Mich.

Football pep rally scheduled in Grand Rapids (Aug. 24) Bronco football kicks off with a free pep rally Thursday, Sept. 3, at the B.O.B.

Outdoor sculpture tour touted in international guide (Aug. 21) Collection is one of seven in Michigan listed among world's top sculpture parks and gardens.

Inductees chosen for Athletic Hall of Fame (Aug. 21) Two teams and five former student-athletes representing six varsity sports will be inducted Oct. 16.

Broncos announce 2009-10 hockey schedule (Aug. 21) Highlights include home-and-home matches against Michigan State, Ferris State and University of Michigan.

WMU named one of nation's best universities by U.S. News (Aug. 20) WMU marks 19th straight year on U.S. News & World Report's "Best National Universities" list.

Children's reading program begins in September (Aug. 19) Supplemental instruction in reading, writing and study skills for school-aged children.

WMU named among top 'military friendly' colleges (Aug. 17) WMU recognized by G.I. Jobs magazine for its model veterans programs and services.

Google picks engineering grad (Aug. 17) WMU alumnus Jonathan Rumohr tapped to work on next version of Google Earth and Sketchup.

Student wins national American Humanics award (Aug. 17) Aaron Booth identified as future leader in the nonprofit arena.

Longtime engineering professor dies (Aug. 17) Dr. Jay Easwaran died Aug. 13 at the age of 67.

Services scheduled for longtime staff member (Aug. 14) Enid (Pawson) Simpson, former nurse at Sindecuse Health Center, died July 21 at the age of 88.

Adams memorial service scheduled for Saturday (Aug. 14) Dr. David William Adams, former Faculty Senate president, died July 22 at the age of 81.

Bronco football Fan Appreciation Night (Aug. 12) Meet Bronco football coaches and players Sunday, Aug. 23, at Waldo Stadium.

Growing need for drug abuse counselors (Aug. 12) WMU rises to meet the challenge by training drug and alcohol abuse counselors in the latest treatment techniques.

Literary press plans summer celebration (Aug. 11) New Issues fundraiser will feature poetry readings and live music Sunday, Aug. 30, at Bell's.

'Goodbye Solo' debuts at Little Theatre (Aug. 11) Kalamazoo Film Society presents eight screenings of "Goodbye Solo" Friday through Sunday, Aug. 14-16.

Business instructor earns coveted Microsoft certification (Aug. 10) William Bonofiglo is named a certified trainer by the software giant.

Substance abuse program offered in Lansing (Aug. 10) WMU-Lansing to offer Specialty Program in Alcohol and Drug Abuse for working professionals and grad students.

Multitasking can benefit your health (Aug. 10) Fifteen minutes on WMU's new Walkstation can help control weight and lower blood pressure.

Student wins international music competition (Aug. 7) Junior Eric Bowman named best student jazz trombonist at International Trombone Festival.

Golf outing supports Bronco golfers (Aug. 7) Par Buster golf outing Aug. 31 at the Moors will help fund travel and other team expenses.

Fieldwork in West Africa promotes cultural ties (Aug. 7) WMU professors use Fulbright Hays grant to study the impact of globalization.

Gold Company ensemble shines at French festival (Aug. 2) Gold Company Sextet only U.S. group invited to Polyfollia Festival.

WMU has nation's newest Confucius Institute (Aug. 1) Program will promote cultural and business ties with China.

Volleyball golf outing and alumnae match set (Aug. 1) Broncos and fans celebrate past season, prepare to defend title.

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