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March 2011 WMU News

Stories listed in descending order by release date.

Internationally renowned poet gives public reading (March 31) Jerome Rothenberg closes out spring Frostic Reading Series April 7.

First recipients of diversity awards announced (March 30) Recipients honored at Bernard Center reception April 6.

Yale prof tackles China's economic future in WMU lecture (March 30) Dr. Zhiwu Chen discusses "China in 2049" April 6.

State Geographic Bee to test students' knowledge (March 30) Middle-school geography whizzes compete Friday at Bernhard Center.

WMU student, flight nurse joins fight against meth (March 30) Dawn Johnston mounts legislative effort aimed at methamphetamine production.

Student artwork on display at Richmond Center (March 29) Annual student art exhibit runs April 7-21 in Monroe-Brown Gallery.

Student-led cafe initiative holds open house (March 29) Locally sourced food options, entertainment and art exhibits featured April 8.

Events to highlight aviation careers (March 29) Learn about career pathways and future employment opportunities April 7.

Nobel Peace Prize winner speaks Friday at WMU (March 29) PeaceJam presents Adolfo Perez Esquivel and "The Grand Revolution is Peace."

Celtic Woman 'Songs from the Heart' at WMU (March 28) Unique all-female group in concert April 8 at Miller Auditorium.

Social movements for democracy subject of talk (March 28) Dr. Jackie Smith speaks at Thursday's Whitney Young Scholars Award Celebration.

Donald E. Boven (March 28) Boven, former faculty member and head basketball coach, died March 10 at age 86.

Kathryn I. Mazurek (March 28) Mazurek, a retired staff member who worked in custodial and dining services, died March 11 at age 92.

Yes Men come to Miller Auditorium Tuesday (March 27) Yes Men's prankster Mike Bonanno discusses their fake news announcements.

Broncos best season in 15 years ends in double overtime (March 27) Hockey Broncos fall 3-2 in 2OT at NCAA Tournament.

WMU poet next in Frostic Reading Series (March 25) Richard Katrovas reads from his work Thursday.

Overcoming adversity is focus of community program (March 25) Roger Crawford gives Respecting Differences talks Tuesday and Wednesday.

Scholar discusses transcripts from segregated schools (March 25) Dr. Hilton Kelly speaks Friday, April 1.

Learn about careers in the life sciences (March 24) Business representatives at Life Sciences Opportunity Day Wednesday.

Raising awareness about people with disabilities (March 24) Inspirational speaker Johnnie Tuitel at Bernhard Center Tuesday.

WMU marks Earth Hour with game of capture the flag (March 23) Office for Sustainability hosts evening game of capture the flag Saturday.

Overcoming adversity is subject of communitywide talk (March 23) Physically challenged tennis champion Roger Crawford speaks March 29-30.

WMU students invited to register for career success seminar (March 23) Get insight into the job skills most desired by employers.

Annual Drag Show is Friday at Bernhard (March 22) Popular student event helps promote LGBT friendly climate.

Bestselling author David Sedaris visits Miller (March 22) Grammy-nominated comedian and bestselling author performs April 5.

$100 million gift supports new WMU medical school (March 22) Largest cash gift ever to a Michigan university, 15th largest in U.S. higher education.

Students raise money for Japanese tsunami relief (March 21) Sushi for Tsunami Relief features Japanese cuisine and culture Thursday.

Stabenow helps WMU unveil electric-vehicle charging stations (March 21) WMU opens four electric-vehicle charging stations to the public.

Industry execs highlight WMU Food Marketing Conference (March 21) Feeding America exec and Disney chair among those to speak March 28-29.

Bronco Transit goes live with mobile GPS feature (March 21) Mobile GPS app allows riders to track bus locations in real time.

WMU gets $400,000 grant to help fight colon cancer (March 21) Dr. Karim Essani awarded grant for virotherapy project from National Cancer Institute.

'Rabbit Hole' visits Little Theatre (March 21) Nicole Kidman in an Oscar-nominated performance this weekend at Little Theatre.

Broncos skate into NCAA tourney as No. 3 seed (March 20) WMU takes on Denver Saturday at Midwest Regional in Green Bay.

Broncos fall 5-2 in CCHA title game (March 20) Miami wins first CCHA title, Broncos await news of NCAA Tournament bid.

Broncos advance to CCHA championship (March 19) WMU defeats Michigan, 5-2, goes to first CCHA championship game since 1986.

Witness the historic moment Tuesday (March 18) Announcement will impact campus, community, state and nation for decades to come.

NFL official to share his on-field experiences (March 18) Go "Inside the NFL's Third Team on the Field" with Ron Winter March 25.

Events set for students to learn about federal jobs (March 18) Registration required for next week's Federal Mix and Mingle networking events.

Longtime administrator and faculty member dies (March 17) Dr. Rollin Douma, English, died March 12 at age 70.

Performances showcase student-choreographed dances (March 17) Seniors present their final concert, "Collideoscope," April 7-10.

Top seniors to be honored as Presidential Scholars (March 17) Forty-five students recognized at March 24 Presidential Scholars Convocation.

Eco-artist to lead workshop on storm-water art (March 16) Jackie Brookner gives lecture March 24, leads workshop March 25.

Short-story writer Flannery O'Connor is subject of talk (March 16) Two visiting scholars will explore the writer's life and works March 24.

MODA fashion show benefits Komen Foundation (March 16) Tickets available for popular student runway show April 1-2 at the Radisson.

Confucius Institute to host Chinese folk show (March 16) Hong Zhang gives recital and lecture on China's ethnic groups March 24.

Can you identify this suspect? (March 16) Police are looking for the man believed to be responsible for a recent theft and credit card fraud.

Jocelyn Benson to discuss redistricting in Michigan (March 16) Election law expert talks March 24 about this year's redistricting.

International Festival helps bring the world together (March 15) Music, dance, food and fashions of 13 cultures spotlighted Sunday.

Polar Plunge benefits Special Olympics Michigan (March 15) Help raise funds and awareness by plunging into icy waters Saturday.

Protecting Great Lakes is theme of daylong roundtable (March 15) Friday's Canadian studies gathering features workshops, high-profile speakers.

Chavez day event to honor three area residents (March 15) Register by Friday to attend annual scholarship and awards banquet.

Pinnacle puts WMU aviation grads on fast track (March 14) Direct-hire program gives WMU grads inside track to regional cockpits.

Higher ed sustainability expert shares views at WMU (March 14) Terry Link will give a free, public lecture Wednesday, March 16.

Nominations sought for faculty and staff awards (March 14) Nominations due April 1 for service, teaching and scholarship awards.

Vote online in WSA elections through Friday (March 14) All students can vote online using their Bronco NetID and password.

WMU group for future music teachers wins national award (March 14) American String Teachers Association recognizes student chapter.

University Theatre to attend Edinburgh Fringe Fest (March 11) Students and faculty will travel to Scotland for international premiere of "Good Death."

WMU students in Japan safe and accounted for (March 11) Officials verify safety of students and families impacted by earthquake and tsunami.

Partners in Dance sponsors trip to Detroit Music Hall (March 11) Register by March 29 to see Complexions Contemporary Ballet.

Grad student wins playwriting award from Kennedy Center (March 11) Mikala Hansen wins with full-length play, "Viking-American."

Canceled--Expert to talk about China's economy (March 11) Dr. Thomas Rawski's lecture, originally slated for Wednesday, is canceled.

Public invited to statewide job recruiting events (March 10) Michigan Department of Human Services recruiters on campus March 15-17.

Mock Trial seeking new members (March 10) Interested students can learn more at Tuesday's informational meeting.

American historian discusses Civil War's 150th anniversary (March 10) Award-winning author David Blight talks March 22.

Francophone Fest brings rare films, director to WMU (March 10) Festival features rare films from French-speaking nations March 16-20.

Flags lowered Friday for Sgt. Kristopher Gould (March 9) Gould, 25, of Frankenlust Township, Mich., was killed in the line of duty in Afghanistan.

Meet author as part of WMU Book Read (March 9) This year's selection is "Strength in What Remains" by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tracy Kidder.

Deadline approaches for Distinguished Teaching Award (March 9) Students and alumni can nominate deserving faculty members online.

Orchestra concert features dance classics (March 9) University Symphony Orchestra presents "Dancing through the Ages" March 20.

'3 Redneck Tenors' brings down-home humor to campus (March 8) Musical comedy "3 Redneck Tenors" at Miller Auditorium March 26.

Register now for assessment conference (March 8) Dr. Mary Allen to deliver keynote address for Assessment in Action Day March 25.

Corporate revitalization expert to present talk (March 8) WMU alumnus Sheldon Stone speaks March 23 in Schneider Hall.

Lectures address plagiarism and responsible conduct (March 8) Dr. Miguel Roig delivers two talks March 16 at Fetzer Center.

WMU offers soap and candle-making class (March 7) Free class March 19 at Gibbs House is open to the public.

WMU hosts Young Women Strong Leaders conference (March 7) College women network, develop leadership skills March 25.

Community honors hometown hero Greg Jennings (March 7) Celebration March 14 in University Arena for Super Bowl champion.

Experts offer tips on teaching ethics (March 7) Educators share their experiences with different classroom strategies March 16.

Six movies examine religion and film (March 7) Discussions follow free screenings every Thursday evening through April 14.

KPS Class of 2017 descends on WMU (March 4) Groups of Kalamazoo Public School sixth-graders visiting WMU through mid-April.

Nancy Eimers is next in Frostic Reading Series (March 4) Eimers reads from her fourth poetry collection "Oz" Tuesday, March 15,

Oscar-nominated 'Another Year' visits Little Theatre (March 3) Mike Leigh's bittersweet slice-of-life film will be shown March 11-13.

Senior citizens prepare for WMU prom night (March 3) Free event brings hundreds of senior citizens together with students, faculty and staff.

WMU named one of nation's best in facility management (March 3) Facilities Management department wins national FMXcellence award.

Temporary locations for School of Medicine identified (March 3) Founding dean and staff to occupy office space at Bronson Upjohn.

Gordon is finalist for second major fiction award (March 3) Jaimy Gordon's "Lord of Misrule" is finalist for PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.

First-Year Seminar facilitators sought (March 2) WMU faculty members and instructors can apply through March 18 for paid positions.

Applications sought for German faculty exchange (March 2) Deadline is March 16 to apply for visiting professorship at Passau.

Free dinner features discussion of Islam in America (March 2) "Sharia: Islamic Law and America" is topic of free talk and dinner March 18.

Project Trio visits WMU for high-energy concert (March 1) Brooklyn-based group delivers pop-infused classical music March 13.

New music instructor joins wind quintet in concert (March 1) Stephanie Hovnanian performs with Western Wind Quintet March 13.