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

Non-conference football schedule finalized (Dec. 18) Highlights next season include road games against Michigan State and Notre Dame.

Thirty-five granted sabbaticals (Dec. 18) Board of Trustees approves sabbatical leaves for 35 faculty members.

Profs brief Russians on research (Dec. 17) Drs. Andrew Targowski and Richard Zinser asked to speak at international gathering in Siberia.

Enhancements in store for Davis Dining Hall (Dec. 17) Makeover includes new decor, interactive prep stations and healthier menu options.

'Good Death' preview helps fund student travel (Dec. 17) Performance Sunday, Jan. 3, will help fund cast's upcoming trip to regional theatre festival.

Students take original work to theatre festival (Dec. 17) University Theatre to perform "Good Death" at Region III American College Theater Festival.

WMU key participant in youth summer work program (Dec. 16) Staffers lauded for their dedication to the Michigan Works program.

Celebrated Zimbabwean woman earns doctoral degree (Dec. 16) Tererai Trent, the woman who "buried her dreams," receives a Ph.D. Saturday.

WMU is one of just two tree campuses in Michigan (Dec. 16) WMU is re-certified by the Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree Campus USA.

Energy saving encouraged during holiday recess (Dec. 15) Faculty and staff are asked to power down before leaving for the holidays.

Few campus services open during holiday recess (Dec. 15) WMU closes at noon Dec. 24 and reopens Jan. 4. Holiday recess and closure hours for selected campus services.

Theatre grad makes Broadway debut (Dec. 14) Mikey Winslow performs as Big Deal in "West Side Story" six months after graduating from WMU.

Trustees sign off on three-year AFSCME contract (Dec. 14) New contract includes 2 percent pay raise, changes to health care plan.

WMU finalist for national nonprofit leadership award (Dec. 14) WMU is one of two finalists for the American Humanics Program Excellence Award.

Celebrate the change with 'Menopause the Musical' (Dec. 11) 'Menopause the Musical' returns to Miller Auditorium for four shows Jan. 29-31.

'Stomp' returns to campus (Dec. 11) International percussion troupe brings explosive rhythms to Miller Auditorium Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 19-20.

How to find out if WMU is closed (Dec. 10) Always assume WMU is open, closings are posted immediately on the WMU home page.

Filmmaker wins national award (Dec. 9) English instructor Tom Ludwig wins Voice Awards Honorable Mention for "A Long Strange Trip."

More than 1,800 students prepare to graduate (Dec. 9) WMU will award 1,800 degrees during three commencement ceremonies Saturday, Dec. 19.

Student HR group earns top designation (Dec. 9) Society for Human Resource Management bestows highest honors on WMU student organization.

Thirty-eight inducted into 25 Year Club (Dec. 9) New members were recognized for their 25 years of service to WMU at induction gala.

Tim Hiller wins 2009 Wuerffel Trophy (Dec. 8) WMU quarterback is first MAC athlete to win the award, dubbed the "Humanitarian Heisman."

Emeritus inducted into hall of fame (Dec. 8) Dr. Daniel Stufflebeam, Evaluation Center founder, joins Ohio State's education hall of fame.

Students place first in state in marketing competition (Dec. 7) Team of advertising students finish first in Michigan, 11th overall in national competition.

Trustees slate conference call meeting (Dec. 7) Board's special conference call meeting Wednesday at the Bernhard Center is open to the public.

Registration ends for H1N1 flu vaccinations (Dec. 7) Vaccinations continue, January clinics will be announced at beginning of spring semester.

Flags lowered in remembrance of Pearl Harbor (Dec. 4) Monday, Dec. 7, is the 68th anniversary of "the day that changed the world."

Good time to review snow removal, closure procedures (Dec. 4) Winter weather rarely shuts down the University, but it never hurts to be prepared.

Area debut of 'The Hurt Locker' at Little Theatre (Dec. 4) Western Film Society presents six screenings of the film Friday through Sunday, Dec. 11-13.

Former professor, environmental advocate dies (Dec. 3) Dr. Nancy (Cutbirth) Small died Nov. 27 at the age of 69.

Tim Hiller named Academic All-America (Dec. 3) Hiller is first WMU quarterback to earn Academic All-American honors from ESPN The Magazine.

Oak Ridge Boys in town for the holidays (Dec. 2) The Oak Ridge Boys will perform hit singles and seasonal favorites Friday, Dec. 11, at Miller Auditorium.

Fine arts honors three for teaching, service (Dec. 2) Stephen Wolfinbarger, Stephen Zegree and Kevin Abbott are honored for their dedication to the arts.

Nonprofit EMOs enjoy steady growth (Dec. 1) WMU researchers report increase in schools run by nonprofit management companies.

Cirque Dreams illuminates Miller stage (Dec. 1) "Cirque Dreams Illumination" at Miller Auditorium for a single show Tuesday, Dec. 8.

New international grad program accepting applications (Dec. 1) Program allows students to earn master's degrees from both WMU and University of Malta.

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