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

Reservations due for annual staff luncheon (April 30) Reservations due by May 14 for APA-PSSO Awards and Spring Luncheon.

Panel relates local experiences with race (April 30) Residents' experiences with race and ethnicity discussed Tuesday at Multicultural Center.

Reward offered in theft of Native American artifact (April 29) Native-American gloves stolen from library display part of WMU collection.

Workshop simulates living in poverty (April 29) Advance registration required for free Poverty Simulation Workshop May 7.

Flags lowered for Michigan man killed in Afghanistan (April 28) Flags lowered Friday in honor of Army Sgt. Michael Ingram of Monroe.

Creating a more sustainable paper industry (April 28) Environmentalists and labor leaders address impact of illegal logging.

Sustainability Fund passage celebrated Thursday (April 27) Bring your own beverage and a dish to pass to the Goldsworth Valley Gazebo.

Administrator to chair state education group (April 27) Dawn Gaymer named chair-elect of Michigan Council for Continuing Higher Education.

Forty-three students named 'Who's Who' (April 27) Winners were recognized for their leadership and accomplishments in and out of the classroom.

Graduate students receive research awards (April 26) Scholarly endeavors of 16 graduate students recognized during research event.

WMU places second in HR competition (April 26) Justin Szostek, Jenna Breen and Alison Fettig represented WMU at Michigan HR Games.

Students grant $13,750 to local nonprofits (April 26) Local programs receive a boost from nonprofit leadership class at WMU.

Faculty luncheon to focus on sustainability (April 26) Sustainability Across the Curriculum Luncheon is May 4.

WMU, part-time instructors union reach agreement (April 26) WMU and Professional Instructors Organization agree on inaugural three-year contract.

Patricia S. Williams obituary (April 26) Retired staff member Patricia Williams died March 30 at the age of 86.

Coming soon: Webmail Plus (April 26) WMU moving all users to new e-mail system with powerful tools and collaborative features.

Broncos back Giants in Commencement Challenge (April 26) Vote for Kalamazoo Central in President Obama's Race to the Top.

WMU to grant 2,600 degrees this spring (April 23) WMU will award 2,600 degrees during four commencement ceremonies May 1.

WMU to host state water quality workshop (April 23) Professionals gather Monday to discuss benefits of using green infrastructure.

WMU launches service learning center (April 22) New center to connect local agencies with those looking for service opportunities.

MBA students win finance competition (April 22) Allaboon, Andrews, Hammond and May win Association for Corporate Growth Cup.

Ethical leadership topic of half-day conference (April 22) Registration is required for free, half-day conference at Fetzer Center April 30.

Third Coast Film and Media Festival at WMU (April 22) Student films, video games, 3-D animations and music videos showcased April 29.

Finals Finish helps students end semester on high note (April 21) Take a break from finals April 27 to relax, refuel and revive.

Community partnerships in spotlight Friday (April 21) Alumnus Timothy Terrentine to speak at Keystone breakfast event.

Grad student on TV show about animal phobias (April 20) Richard Seim will appear on Animal Planet's "Weird, True and Freaky" Thursday.

Celebrating Arbor Day and Tree Campus (April 20) Public tree planting Friday celebrates designation as Tree Campus USA.

Alumni art exhibit opens at Richmond Center (April 20) Paintings by Gary Koepke and Michael Thoresen on display through May 14.

Grant spurs groundbreaking aviation research (April 20) Lori Brown to evaluate communication barriers aboard Chinese flights.

Counselor honored for scholarship (April 20) James Croteau ranked most productive in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender scholarship.

Professor named year's top sponsor (April 20) Amos Aduroja honored by national health education honor society Eta Sigma Gamma.

Two-time graduate gives back to WMU (April 19) William Parsons establishes $300,000 endowment for student-athlete scholarships.

Business dean candidates to make public presentations (April 19) Angappa Gunasekaran, Thursday, and Kay Palan, April 26, are finalists.

Applications due for teaching ethics workshop (April 19) Friday deadline to apply for free workshop on teaching ethics in any discipline.

Students propose ways to 'Motivate Michigan' (April 16) Jacob Berkey and Kylie Vasa's financial literacy program makes semifinals.

Autism information subject of conference (April 16) Awareness, resources, intervention and family issues to be covered April 23.

WMU sweeps national case study competition (April 16) Students win team and individual honors for their strategic technology plans.

Student uses dance to promote peace in Iraq (April 16) Senior Chelsie Jackson is collecting ballet attire for Suleimaniya's Institute of Dance.

Trustees approve five retirements (April 16) Retirements of two faculty members and three staff members were approved this month.

New center to focus on IT (April 16) Center for Health Information Technology Advancement will address state and federal priorities.

WMU to sublease space to state agency (April 16) Department of Natural Resources and Environment to store geological samples on campus.

Gifts to WMU top $8.1 million (April 16) Gifts received during first three quarters of the fiscal year amount to $8,108,587.

WMU tallies $6.5 million in grants over two months (April 16) February and March awards bring year-to-date total to $27.3 million.

New student-initiated sustainability fee approved (April 15) Per-semester fee of $8 to fund student-led sustainability initiatives.

Room and board rates will see 4 percent increase (April 15) No increase for students already living in the residence hall system.

Required employee ethnicity survey under way (April 15) All faculty and staff members must report their race and ethnicity via GoWMU.

Jack Culp obituary (April 15) Longtime staff member Jack Culp died June 2, 2009, of cancer, it was recently learned.

Honors college slates programs for talented youth (April 15) Half-day summer classes are for students in grades six through nine.

Events mark 70 years of WMU aviation education (April 14) Week of events celebrate two anniversaries for WMU aviation.

FAA taps WMU to train air traffic controllers (April 14) WMU one of five schools across the nation added to FAA training program.

"Mr. Excel" visits campus Tuesday (April 14) Excel guru Bill Jelen makes public presentation at Fetzer Center.

Post-communist Europe is Klein lecture topic (April 14) UNC's Dr. Milada Anna Vachudova speaks Tuesday

Author discusses research into pregnancy drug (April 13) Nancy Langston will discuss her book, "Toxic Bodies," Thursday.

Room and board rates top trustees' agenda (April 13) Preview of items to be considered by the Board of Trustees Thursday.

Medieval congress free to local residents (April 13) Registration is free for WMU and Kalamazoo communities until April 28.

Golf outing supports student APICS chapter (April 13) Join operations management students, faculty and alumni April 24 at Lake Doster.

Genocide survivor to speak on forgiveness (April 13) Respecting Differences program April 22-23 features Immaculee Ilibagiza.

Friday is Day of Silence in Kalamazoo (April 13) Campus and community organizations join to raise awareness of anti-LGBT acts.

Doubleday honored for 42 years of service (April 13) Carl Doubleday honored at music honors convocation and April 23 reception.

5K race benefits injured veterans (April 12) Wounded Warrior 5K is $15 per person, starts at ROTC Building Saturday morning.

MBA program office, business center opens at WMU (April 12) Grand-opening events Tuesday include ribbon cutting and tours.

Irish Nobel Laureate to lead PeaceJam events (April 12) Betty Williams will give a public talk Friday at the Bernhard Center.

Ceremony honors Afghanistan and Iraq veterans (April 12) Campus community will come together for Thursday's flag raising.

WMU SAE chapter recognized as exemplary (April 12) Student automotive engineering group to be honored at international gathering.

Distinguished calligrapher talks about Chinese craft (April 12) Yue-chuan Wang will speak about his craft and Chinese culture Friday, April 16.

Firth and Moore star in "Single Man" (April 11) WFS presents Colin Firth and Julianne Moore in Oscar-nominated film April 16-18.

Top middle-schoolers test geography skills at WMU (April 9) State Geographic Bee is in Bernhard Center this afternoon.

Input sought for Sangren Hall project (April 9) Workshops April 15 and 21 give opportunity for comment on Sangren Hall plans.

Dean candidates make public presentations (April 9) Mathew Mingus, April 13, and Nicholas Andreadis, April 16, are candidates for honors college dean.

Sixty school districts sending reps to career fair (April 9) Hundreds of job seekers expected for Education Career Fair Monday in Bernhard Center

Join WMU's Ethics Bowl team (April 8) Students interested in argumentation principles and ethical issues are urged to apply.

David Copperfield brings 'Grand Illusion' to campus (April 8) The "King of Magic" to offer back-to-back shows at Miller Auditorium May 10.

WMU study finds Latinos face college hurdles (April 8) Obstacles include language barriers, lack of information and lower expectations.

Student takes second place at international convention (April 8) Senior Laura Citino earns second-place creative writing prize.

Faculty members encouraged to take national survey (April 8) Faculty encouraged to share their perspectives on student engagement.

Twelve receive semiannual staff awards (April 7) Spring Make a Difference award recipients to be honored during April 19 reception.

Dance majors give graduating performances (April 7) Seniors present their final concert, "Common Anomaly," April 15-18.

Senior engineering talent to be showcased (April 7) Students present their solutions to business and industry problems April 20.

Graduate and faculty research highlighted (April 6) Research and creative activities of more than 60 scholars to be showcased Friday.

Author discusses legacy of slave trade (April 6) Thomas DeWolf, author of "Inheriting the Trade," hosts public events Thursday and Friday.

Alumni, others to be feted at luncheon (April 6) Reservations are due for health, physical education and recreation alumni event.

Student wins Kennedy Center award for playwriting (April 6) Graduate student William Zorn earns Mark Twain Prize for Comic Playwriting.

Trombone student hits high notes (April 6) Junior Hana Beloglavec has two new honors to add to her growing list of accomplishments.

Provost to seek input on Graduate College (April 6) Campus community asked to consider the role and structure of the Graduate College.

Learn more about Fall Welcome (April 5) Faculty and staff are urged to attend an information session to learn how they can get involved.

Stapleton named American Council on Education Fellow (April 5) Associate dean of arts and sciences is chosen for prestigious leadership program.

Photo exhibit portrays poverty in developing nations (April 5) "A World of Faces and Places" is on display at Health and Human Services Building.

'Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus' at Little Theatre (April 2) Kalamazoo Film Society offers several screenings of the film April 9-11.

Rent-A-Puppy supports area pet shelters (April 2) Student fundraiser Thursday in Goldsworth Valley benefits SPCA shelters and programs.

Check out e-learning solutions at public sessions (April 2) WMU choosing new learning management system.

Writing Center student consultants invited to Paris (April 2) Students are raising funds to travel to international writing centers conference.

Concrete canoe team takes second in region (April 2) WMU placed ahead of six other teams in regional engineering competition.

Make reservations now for NYC tour (April 2) International students can tour New York City May 2-7 for less than $300.

Get a closer look at financial markets (April 1) Tae-Hwy Lee will talk about the multitude of predictors in economic forecasts April 7.

University Theatre announces its 2010-11 season (April 1) Order a subscription package by April 18 and get a free bonus ticket.

Popular technology expo returns to Bernhard Center (April 1) Apple, Dell, Fujitsu and other vendors, plus prizes April 7-8.

Annual exhibit showcases student work (April 1) Student art show runs through April 15 at the Richmond Center for Visual Arts.

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