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February 2010 WMU News Archive
Stories are listed in descending order by release date.

Gold Company to perform at Lincoln Center (Feb. 26) WMU's award-winning vocal jazz ensemble is headed to New York for Sunday's show.

Annual meeting puts focus on human-powered vehicles (Feb. 26) Michigan Human Powered Vehicle Association meeting Saturday is open to the public.

Talk explores ties between literature and neuroscience (Feb. 26) Alan Richardson will discuss British Romanticism and neuroscience March 11.

Book Read kicks off with health care discussion (Feb. 25) Donna Barry will discuss recent advocacy and policy efforts of Partners in Health March 9.

Art exhibits explore commercial development, surrealism (Feb. 25) "Your Town, Inc." and "Lucid Directions" are on display through March 19.

Trustees approve academic program changes (Feb. 24) Two graduate certificate programs and an accelerated master's degree program added.

Board OKs two unit name changes (Feb. 24) Both changes were made to better reflect the units' current functions.

Trustees approve property-transfer arrangements (Feb. 24) Board authorizes University officials to execute property transfer and lift land-use restrictions.

Gifts to WMU top $6.6 million (Feb. 24) Amount received is 1.3 percent less than the same seven-month period last year.

Board schedules 2010 meeting dates (Feb. 24) Most Board of Trustee meetings are held on campus in the Bernhard Center.

WMU earns $6 million in new grants (Feb. 23) Grants received over four-month period push year-to-date total past $20.7 million.

Trustees approve 28 retirements (Feb. 23) Retirements of three faculty and 25 staff members were approved by the board this month.

Film student finishes second in statewide competition (Feb. 23) Tyler Trierweiler is recognized for "Skinny Dipping with the Fireflies" documentary.

Discounted workshop for entrepreneurs (Feb. 23) Participants must attend an orientation session and prep class to qualify for 85 percent discount.

Search launched for medical school dean (Feb. 23) Community leaders to identify a founding dean to direct medical school initiative going forward.

Microcomputer Repair moving to bookstore (Feb. 22) Last day to drop off items at current computing center location is Wednesday.

Campus network outages Sunday (Feb. 22) All network connections, including Web pages and e-mail, will be unavailable.

Synchronized skaters take sixth in international match (Feb. 22) WMU is one of just two U.S. teams to compete in 2010 Spring Cup.

New fleet agreements preserve aviation dominance (Feb. 22) New partnerships allow WMU to offer world's most advanced flight training equipment.

U.S. Social Forum speaker visits campus (Feb. 22) Marian Kramer will talk about the upcoming forum Wednesday evening.

Haitian relief is focus of Wednesday event (Feb. 22) Evening includes talk, authentic Haitian food, and Caribbean music and dance.

Well-known author to address corporate restructuring (Feb. 19) Alumnus Sheldon Stone will talk at Feb. 26 breakfast lecture.

Fraternity camps out for Habitat for Humanity (Feb. 19) Alpha Tau Omega's 48-hour fundraiser will help build a Habitat home in Kalamazoo.

Tolbert, Archer chosen to lead WMU trustees (Feb. 18) Larry Tolbert of Kalamazoo and Dennis Archer of Detroit have been elected chair and vice chair, respectively.

Flags lowered for Michigan soldier killed in Afghanistan (Feb. 18) Flags to be lowered Friday, Feb. 19, in honor of Sgt. Dillon Foxx of Traverse City.

Implications of online instruction (Feb. 17) Paul Farber and Dennis Metro-Roland will discuss the ethics of online education Tuesday.

Public forum Monday addresses state budget (Feb. 17) Director of nonpartisan Michigan House Fiscal Agency speaks Monday evening.

Two retiring Bernhard Center veterans honored (Feb. 17) Doremus and Petropoulos will be honored at separate receptions.

Volunteers sought for goalball tournament (Feb. 17) Help needed Feb. 27-28 at annual contest for blind athletes.

Safe on Campus training scheduled (Feb. 17) Sessions teach basics about being supportive and visible to LBGT students.

Concert features music of Gyorgy Ligeti (Feb. 17) Theatrical lighting effects to accompany student and faculty performers Feb. 23.

Election of officers to highlight board meeting (Feb. 16) WMU Board of Trustees to elect new chair and vice chair during Thursday's meeting.

W Club selects 2010 award winners (Feb. 16) Jody Brylinsky named Woman of the Year, Fred Sitkins named Man of the Year.

Winners announced in electronic portfolio contest (Feb. 16) Congrats to Amy LeClair, Heather LeDuc, Kimberly Miller, Nicole Vanderhoff and Naidra Walls.

LBGT student services slates informational fair (Feb. 16) Free Activism and Volunteer Fair will take place Friday at the Bernhard Center.

Diversity subject of student-led discussion series (Feb. 16) Monthly Real Talk Diversity Series kicks off Tuesday, Feb. 23.

Youth opportunities initiative launched in Kalamazoo (Feb. 16) Partnership with Department of Human Services aims to empower youth in foster care.

Public forums will examine campus master plan (Feb. 16) Workshops Feb. 22-23 to update plan for WMU's physical campus.

Gilmore Festival discounts available (Feb. 15) WMU employees receive a 15 percent discount, students can purchase tickets for $5 each.

Small business seminars offered on campus (Feb. 15) Five workshops to guide small business owners through market diversification.

Bogus Haiti relief appeals latest e-mail scam (Feb. 15) You should donate online only through secure Web pages of organizations you know and trust.

University seeks feedback on self-study report (Feb. 15) Help WMU prepare for re-accreditation process by reading draft report for accuracy and wholeness.

Hearit to take reins of enrollment strategy (Feb. 15) Dr. Keith Hearit appointed permanent vice provost for strategic enrollment management.

Oscar-nominated 'Fantastic Mr. Fox' at Little Theatre (Feb. 12) Western Film Society presents six screenings of the animated film Feb. 19-21.

Opera tells story of ill-fated love (Feb. 12) Students and faculty perform "Dido and Aeneas" Feb. 20-21 at the Dalton Center.

Ballet Folklorico de Mexico visits Miller (Feb. 12) Acclaimed international dance company will perform Sunday, March 7, at Miller Auditorium.

Corporate-run charter schools show segregation patterns (Feb. 11) New study shows segregation by race, income, disability and language.

Parallels between media and religion discussed (Feb. 11) John Durham Peters will speak on "God and Google" Thursday, Feb. 18.

What can be done to ensure the future of newspapers? (Feb. 11) Students, scholars and professionals invited to enter conference competition.

'Vets on Campus' webinar slated (Feb. 11) Free half-day program Feb. 24 to help faculty and staff understand veterans' special needs.

Event connects students with engineering grads (Feb. 11) Engineering students are urged to sign up for Wednesday's networking event.

Engineering dinner features 'hydrogen highway' talk (Feb. 11) Justin Eric Sutton will talk about his high-speed magnetic rail system Feb. 16.

Engineers Week features dinners, student activities (Feb. 11) Students, faculty and staff celebrate their profession Feb. 14-20.

Davis Dining closing through summer for renovation (Feb. 11) Davis will close Feb. 26, reopen Sept. 3 with updated decor and menu options.

Lillian T. Wilcox (Feb. 10) Retired staff member died Jan. 31.

Flu shots offered at rec center and Sindecuse (Feb. 10) Free walk-in clinics Feb. 16-17 and 24-25 for students, employees, retirees and dependants.

Free dinner-lecture on Islamic faith (Feb. 9) Umar Faruq Abd-Allah to discuss similarities among Christians, Jews and Muslims Feb. 19.

Students invited to luncheon with mayor (Feb. 9) Kalamazoo Mayor Bobby Hopewell to speak at Multicultural Leadership Luncheon Feb. 22.

Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast' visits Miller (Feb. 8) The hit Broadway musical will come to life Feb. 23-25 at Miller Auditorium.

Berkey named educator of year (Feb. 8) Dr. Debra Berkey lauded for her community leadership and dedication to physical education.

Music student to compete in Washington, D.C. (Feb. 8) Trombonist Eric Bowman chosen as finalist in National Jazz Solo Competition.

'The Messenger' debuts at Little Theatre (Feb. 5) Kalamazoo Film Society presents a movie about the casualties of war Feb. 12-14.

Art show reflects determination of stroke victim (Feb. 5) Paintings by local resident Jeff Cox are on display this month.

Chinese culture courses open to students, public (Feb. 5) Anyone 15 or older can register for the six low-cost, non-credit courses.

Shakespeare returns to University Theatre (Feb. 4) University Theatre presents the romantic comedy "As You Like It" Feb. 18-26 in Shaw Theatre.

Eaton, WMU join forces for hybrid research (Feb. 4) New testing lab to focus on hybrid drive systems for commercial and military vehicles.

Plans unveiled for on-campus student apartments (Feb. 4) Construction begins this summer on a new complex designed to house some 300 upperclassmen.

Promoting diversity in classical music field (Feb. 4) MacArthur Fellow Aaron Dworkin will give a public presentation Wednesday, Feb. 17.

Nominations sought for student 'Who's Who' (Feb. 4) Faculty and staff can nominate students online through Friday, Feb. 12.

Musician honored for lifetime achievement (Feb. 3) Dr. David Smith receives American Music Therapy Association's most prestigious honor.

Dinner benefits clean water efforts in Honduras (Feb. 3) Fundraiser Feb. 17 features Honduran meal and live entertainment.

Workshop tackles ethics of terrorism and torture (Feb. 3) Philosophy professors and grad students offer series of lectures Feb. 11-12.

Uchimura named Michigan string Teacher of the Year (Feb. 3) Music professor honored by American String Teachers Association for his dedication to students.

'Vagina Monologues' at Dalton for two shows (Feb. 3) Womyn's Equality stages "Monologues" Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.

H1N1 vaccinations at Valley Dining Halls (Feb. 3) Free flu shots Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 9-10, at Valley Residence Halls.

Ins and outs of economic forecasting scrutinized (Feb. 2) Economics expert Dr. Dennis Jansen to give a free, public lecture Feb. 10.

Doctoral student wins publisher's contest for poetry (Feb. 2) Gary McDowell's poetry collection, "American Amen," will be published later this year.

Holiday bowl games showcased new BTR Park product (Feb. 2) MEDIC mobile athletic training table has become a new sideline fixture.

Staff award nominations due (Feb. 1) Deadline for submitting spring Make a Difference award nominations is Sunday, Feb. 28.

Longtime archives curator dies (Feb. 1) Jeannette Fisher, University Libraries, died Dec. 29 at the age of 85.

Student workers honored in weeklong celebration (Feb. 1) Submit nominations by Feb. 9 for Student Employee of the Year, Supervisor of the Year.

Top students vie in annual Concerto Competition (Feb. 1) Music competition Feb. 14 is open to the public free of charge.

Next wave of H1N1 expected this month (Feb. 1) Free vaccination continue, next wave of flu cases may peak during spring break.

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