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

Noted poet honored posthumously with book reading (May 28) The life work of Herbert S. Scott will be celebrated June 10.

WMU offers video game design classes for teens (May 28) Registration is under way for students in grades eight through 12.

WMU Motivate Michigan proposal wins second place (May 28) Jacob Berkey and Kylie Vasa take second with their financial literacy program.

Enyedi is next dean of arts and sciences (May 27) Dr. Alexander Enyedi takes over July 1 as dean of WMU's largest college.

Promotions of 53 faculty members approved (May 27) Twenty-one promoted to the rank of full professor, 28 to associate professor.

Thirty-four faculty members receive tenure (May 27) Appointments are effective with the beginning of the 2010-11 academic year.

Luderer guiding WMU med school during search (May 27) Dr. Jack Luderer named interim dean, national search underway for founding dean.

MPSERS information sessions slated (May 26) About 300 WMU employees eligible for retirement incentives approved by Legislature.

Groundbreaking ceremonies set for Tuesday (May 26) Ceremonies at 8:30 a.m. for Sangren Hall and 2 p.m. for Campus Apartments.

Upcoming board meeting canceled (May 25) June meeting will be replaced by a conference call tomorrow afternoon.

Lloyd W. Wester obituary (May 25) Retired logical services staff member died May 23, 2009, it was recently learned.

Lynn E. Perry obituary (May 25) Retired occupational safety officer in the Department of Public Safety died May 10.

Irene S. Bibza obituary (May 25) Longtime Kalamazoo resident and retired WMU faculty member died April 15 at the age of 93.

Broncos recognized by NCAA for academic success (May 24) Men's basketball and women's tennis score in top 10 percent of Division I schools.

Winners announced in electronic portfolio contest (May 21) Andrew Luce, Daniel Priest and Danielle Stoops take top honors.

Students' Motivate Michigan proposal makes top five (May 21) Jacob Berkey and Kylie Vasa to pitch their financial literacy program on CBS.

Doctoral students named Frostic Fellows (May 21) Seven doctoral candidates receive Gwen Frostic Doctoral Fellowships.

Research facility is information hub for oil, gas reps (May 21) Companies turn to WMU for help in determining the best leases to bid on.

Sky Broncos compete in national championship (May 21) WMU students take on teams from 30 of the nation's top aviation schools.

WMU offices closed Memorial Day (May 20) No classes Memorial Day, May 31; most campus services unavailable all weekend.

Palan to take reins of Haworth College of Business (May 20) Dr. Kay M. Palan named dean of the business college effective July 1.

WMU gets $1 million to train science teachers (May 20) WMU chosen by Howard Hughes Medical Institute to improve science education.

Andreadis is new honors college dean (May 19) Dr. Nicholas Andreadis has served as acting dean since January.

Arts education study draws national attention (May 19) Study by Dr. Margaret Merrion has found its way to the White House and beyond.

Street closures announced for Girls on the Run (May 19) 5K run for girls May 27 will close streets from Waldo Stadium through downtown.

James Patrick Forrest (May 19) Associate professor of accountancy died May 15.

Input sought for new Sangren Hall designs (May 18) Campus community invited to view updated drawings Tuesday, May 25, at the Fetzer Center.

Administrator to receive top Michigan ACE award (May 18) Martha Warfield named Distinguished Woman in Higher Education Leadership.

State Senate candidate forum at Fetzer (May 18) Two Democrats and three Republicans expected for May 27 forum at WMU.

New program helps smokers Kick the Nic (May 17) Sindecuse Health Center increases services designed to help people quit using tobacco.

Education Library moving within Sangren (May 17) Limited services during move beginning Monday, May 24.

President Obama to visit campus (May 14) President to speak at Kalamazoo Central commencement. No tickets available to public.

Program designed by OT professor wins award (May 14) Home Fit Program receives $10,000 in funding from AARP.

Richmond Center recognized for design excellence (May 13) Architects awarded for increasing unity and visual arts presence.

Workshop to focus on mastering printed electronics (May 13) Registration required for June 9-10 sessions on printing electronic materials.

Smallmouth concert benefits Loaves and Fishes (May 12) Local folk-rock band will perform Sunday, May 23, at the Gilmore Theatre Complex.

WMU readies for major campus construction (May 12) Site preparations are under way for construction of student apartments and Sangren Hall.

Campus community gets preview of film shot at WMU (May 10) Filmmakers offer two free screenings of "Cherry" Thursday at the Little Theatre.

Former Miller Auditorium director dies (May 10) Kenneth Farrance, retired manager of Miller Auditorium, died May 4 at the age of 82.

WMU holding state House candidate forum (May 10) Candidates for two state House seats will answer questions May 18.

'The Last Station' at Little Theatre (May 10) Kalamazoo Film Society offers several screenings of the historical drama May 21-23.

Jeff Blashill named head hockey coach (May 7) Head coach and general manager of Indiana Ice to lead Bronco men's ice hockey.

Stolen Native American artifact recovered (May 7) Valuable Native-American gloves have been recovered, suspect will be charged.

New grad is finalist in international research competition (May 6) Malvika Parmar is recognized for her paper on urban planning in India.

Student engineers place second in district tournament (May 6) WMU students finish second in head-to-head traffic challenge.

Board ratifies new contract with part-time instructors (May 6) Trustees unanimously approve new labor agreement with PIO.

Broncos advance in national comedy competition (May 6) WMU versus Xavier for trip to the Funniest Four at Aspen's Rooftop Comedy Festival.

Hispanic College Day for high school students (May 6) Area students gain insight into how to be successful and achieve their personal goals.

Business externship program launches with 111 sites (May 5) New program allows business students to shadow local professionals.

Thousands to visit Kalamazoo for medieval congress (May 5) More than 3,000 medieval enthusiasts will converge on campus May 13-16.

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month (May 5) WMU employees encouraged to schedule hearing exams at Unified Clinics.

Trustees meet by phone to consider PIO contract (May 5) Board to discuss labor agreement with part-time instructors' union tomorrow.

Opening celebration for Detroit-area office (May 5) WMU-MetroDetroit opens Tuesday, May 11, to serve students in Southeast Michigan.

Green manufacturing will be topic of events (May 4) Industry leaders will share insights with southwest Michigan companies this week at WMU.

Dunn cites state's disinvestment in higher education (May 4) President testifies at Michigan Higher Ed House Appropriations Subcommittee hearing.

Music students win nine DownBeat awards (May 3) WMU dominates undergraduate music competition, placing second worldwide.

Student one of five statewide to win scholarship (May 3) Megan Kovach is honored by Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation.

Johnston headlines library friends meeting (May 3) Reservations due by Friday for Johnston's "Burns, Brel and Serendipity."

Three students win interior design awards (May 1) Claire VanBemmelen, Kirsten Strauss and Elizabeth Riggan earn top honors.

Business student lands PureData scholarship (May 1) Rolland Taft, business and information systems, is lauded by company president.

Geologist earns public service award for preservation (May 1) Dr. William Harrison III cited for preservation of Michigan geological samples and data.

Houston firm picks BTR Park for first expansion in decade (May 1) Software company PolyVista will hire and train 10 to 20 young recruits.

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