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

Offices relocate in wake of remodeling project (Nov. 30) Auxiliary Enterprises, advocacy office and ombudsman make way for new Student Organization Center.

Landscapers earn second national award (Nov. 30) WMU's landscape team is honored by the Professional Grounds Management Society.

Plastic compound inventor is topic of talk (Nov. 30) Joris Mercelis will speak about Leo Baekeland, inventor of Bakelite, Monday, Dec. 7.

Summer jobs available on campus (Nov. 30) Applications will be accepted through Dec. 18 for 34 paid student orientation leader openings.

Western Warm-Up booth registration under way (Nov. 30) Register by Friday to promote your department or RSO at the spring welcome event.

Enjoy 'A Christmas Carol' this holiday season (Nov. 25) Charles Dickens' holiday classic will be staged Saturday, Dec. 5, at Miller Auditorium.

Student fashion show benefits homeless (Nov. 25) Tickets on sale for popular student-run fashion show Dec. 4-5 in Bernhard Center Ballroom.

Longtime faculty member and administrator dies (Nov. 25) Memorial service for Dr. Raymond L. Janes is Friday.

Child care experts awarded grant (Nov. 24) Kathy Gilbert and Regena Fails Nelson receive $123,177 grant from U.S. Department of Education.

'Cold Souls' at Little Theatre (Nov. 24) Kalamazoo Film Society presents eight screenings of the soul-searching comedy Dec. 4-6.

Health care reps discuss care of elderly (Nov. 24) Dawn VanderPloeg and Laura Latiolais will speak at Dec. 4 Keystone breakfast lecture.

Former public safety staff member dies (Nov. 24) Annabelle Mackie died Nov. 13 at the age of 97.

Music professor is named a Steinway Artist (Nov. 23) Famous piano maker chooses Dr. Stephen Zegree for prestigious honor.

Volleyball Broncos awaiting NCAA bid (Nov. 23) Team depends on at-large bid to return to NCAA tournament after falling to Ohio University.

Carbon storage research gets federal grant (Nov. 19) WMU-led effort to store greenhouse gas emissions deep underground gets $601,158 in federal funds.

Diversity initiative open to all employees (Nov. 19) Apply now to take part in yearlong exploration of diversity and inclusion.

Nine receive Make a Difference Awards (Nov. 19) Staffers will be honored during an awards reception Monday, Dec. 7, at the Bernhard Center.

Employee organizations schedule holiday events (Nov. 19) APA gathering is Thursday, Dec. 3, PSSO holiday social event is Friday, Dec. 11.

School of Music presents popular holiday show (Nov. 19) Annual Christmas concert Sunday, Dec. 6, features more than 200 student musicians.

Granholm to discuss Michigan Promise (Nov. 18) Gov. Jennifer Granholm will talk to students about the loss of the Michigan Promise Thursday.

Julia Murney stars alongside University Theatre (Nov. 18) Broadway star performs with musical theatre students in "Late Night Broadway" Dec. 3-5.

Oil paintings depict women at various life stages (Nov. 17) Vibrant collection is on display through Dec. 18 at College of Health and Human Services.

Public invited to Confucius Institute's grand opening (Nov. 17) Event Monday, Nov. 23, will include presentations, exhibits, performances and more.

Plenty of incentives for students to get to the game (Nov. 17) Free food and prizes for students who attend Tuesday's televised game versus Ball State.

Applications for MLK grant proposals due (Nov. 17) Proposals for all MLK-related programs and activities must be received by Monday, Dec. 14.

Safety tips for the holiday weekend (Nov. 17) Take precautions with your personal property before leaving Kalamazoo for Thanksgiving weekend.

Thanksgiving weekend hours (Nov. 17) Except for essential and emergency services, most WMU offices will be closed Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 26-29.

Habitat for Humanity holds public fundraiser (Nov. 16) Friday's overnight Shantytown event helps provide affordable area housing.

'Moon' debuts at Little Theatre (Nov. 16) Western Film Society presents the Kalamazoo-area debut of the film this weekend.

World-renowned anthropologist visits campus (Nov. 16) Dr. K. Christopher Beard gives anthropology seminar Wednesday, speaks on evolution Thursday.

Famed Russian musicians offer free concerts (Nov. 16) Victoria Evtodieva, soprano, and Dmitry Chasovitin, piano, will perform Wednesday, Nov. 18.

VP candidate Litynski discusses role of research (Nov. 16) Dr. Daniel Litynski will make a campuswide presentation Tuesday, Nov. 17.

First-quarter gifts top $2.5 million (Nov. 13) WMU received $2,516,481 in gifts during the first quarter of the 2009-10 fiscal year.

New accelerated master's in communication (Nov. 13) Program will allow top students to continue at WMU and earn a master's degree in less time.

Grants continue to pour in this fall (Nov. 13) WMU received nearly $6 million in externally funded awards last month.

Russian Festival culminates week of events (Nov. 13) Russia Week events Nov. 14-21 include concerts, reading and festival.

Mannheim Steamroller at WMU for the holidays (Nov. 12) No. 1 selling Christmas music artist will perform Saturday, Nov. 28, at Miller Auditorium.

'Great Sexpectations' being staged in residence halls (Nov. 12) Innovative production focuses on the risks of sex, drinking and social pressure.

Former student named MacArthur fellow (Nov. 11) Timothy Barrett receives coveted $500,000 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship.

WMU bands share the stage (Nov. 11) University Symphonic Band, University Concert Band and Western Brass Quintet perform Sunday, Nov. 22.

Free concert features music of Monteverdi (Nov. 11) Collegium Musicum performs in a free, public concert Tuesday, Nov. 17, at the Dalton Center.

Doctoral students named Frostic fellows (Nov. 11) Doctoral candidates Petra Kohler and John Panos earn Gwen Frostic Doctoral Fellowships.

International Education Week events (Nov. 11) Celebration runs Nov. 16-21, showcasing 15 different countries and cultures.

Win prizes in Amazing GeoRace (Nov. 10) Students invited to grab a partner and meet at Wood Hall Friday, Nov. 20, to join scavenger hunt.

Event focuses on federal science-related jobs (Nov. 10) Students can learn about science-related careers in federal government Tuesday, Nov. 17.

Annual Pride Prom is this weekend (Nov. 10) OUTspoken Pride Prom Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Radisson is open to the public.

Scholarship in the digital era (Nov. 10) Dr. John Willinsky discusses access to knowledge in the digital era during two free, public events Thursday.

Registration under way for Turkey Trot 5K (Nov. 9) Race starts at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at the Student Recreation Center.

Broadway musical revue at Miller Auditorium (Nov. 9) Broadway stars will recreate some of musical theatre's greatest moments Saturday, Nov. 21.

Events showcase Mexican study-abroad program (Nov. 9) Employees display photos from their recent trip to Queretaro, Mexico, Friday.

Free wellness program for employees (Nov. 6) Enjoy the benefits of a healthy, active lifestyle with WMU's One-to-One Wellness Program.

Poetry in 15 languages (Nov. 5) Six foreign languages professors will take part in a local poetry reading Sunday, Nov. 15.

Ethics panel addresses Darwin's work (Nov. 5) Drs. Fritz Allhoff, David Rudge and Robert Anemone will discuss the legacy of Charles Darwin Thursday, Nov. 12.

Aviation event for prospective students (Nov. 5) Open house in Battle Creek Thursday, Nov. 12, for students interested in aviation careers.

New gymnastics coach, ESL director appointed (Nov. 5) Trustees approve the appointments of David Kuzara and Diana Vreeland.

Networking opportunity for grad students (Nov. 5) Professionals Mix and Mingle is Friday, Nov. 13, at Cityscape Event Center downtown.

United Way celebration planned (Nov. 5) WMU community invited to join President Dunn at Thursday, Nov. 12, victory celebration.

Students present work at English conference (Nov. 5) Public is invited to Friday's event, featuring creative, scholarly and critical works.

Help WMU evaluate classroom clickers (Nov. 5) Campus community asked to offer feedback on different classroom response systems.

Sweet Honey in the Rock at Miller (Nov. 4) Grammy Award-winning group to perform with Kalamazoo's GospelFest Choir Friday, Nov. 13.

Support for people who stutter (Nov. 4) Stuttering Support Group to hold a public information session Wednesday, Nov. 11.

Two faculty and staff retirements announced (Nov. 4) Trustees approve retirements of Dr. Susan Ponchillia and Richard McNorton.

WMU to open Detroit-area office (Nov. 4) Trustees sign three-year lease for office space in Royal Oak to be used for recruiting purposes.

Dinner-lecture on Islamic faith (Nov. 4) Reservations due for free Nov. 20 multicultural dinner and address on gender, class and racial equality in Islam.

Marching band presents annual indoor concert (Nov. 3) "Season in Review" concert is Sunday, Nov. 15, at Miller Auditorium.

Flags lowered for Michigan soldier killed in Afghanistan (Nov. 3) Flags will be lowered Wednesday, Nov. 4, in honor of Spc. Brandon K. Steffey, of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.

Sustainability expert to discuss local goals (Nov. 3) Maureen Hart will address community sustainability projects in back-to-back events Nov. 12-13.

Open forum with President Dunn (Nov. 3) Dunn will answer questions from the audience in an open forum scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 11.

New Student Organization Center opens (Nov. 3) WMU community invited to join President Dunn at a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday.

Board endorses med school proposal, accepts seed money (Nov. 3) WMU to actively pursue next steps in the process of developing a medical school.

Professor explores African storytelling traditions (Nov. 3) Dr. Mustafa Mirzeler will talk about oral storytelling traditions of northern Uganda Thursday.

Career help for Kalamazoo, Southfield alumni (Nov. 2) Register online to attend free workshops Nov. 10 in Kalamazoo, Nov. 17 in Southfield.

On-campus Health and Wellness Expo (Nov. 2) Free event Tuesday, Nov. 10, showcases the wealth of health-related resources available to the WMU community.

Hiller named NFF National Scholar-Athlete (Nov. 2) Quarterback Tim Hiller is among just 16 finalists nationwide vying for the William V. Campbell Trophy.

Register for H1N1 vaccination (Nov. 2) WMU community can register online to be vaccinated as soon as supplies become available.

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