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June 2011 WMU News

Stories listed in descending order by release date.

Maier launches retirement with third book in popular fiction series (June 30) Maier's highly anticipated novel, "Constantine Codex," is now available.

WMU Alumni Association selects 2011-12 leadership (June 30) Philip Chludzinski and Jeanne LaMere named president and vice president, respectively.

'Greatest Movie Ever Sold' at Little Theatre (June 30) On-campus screenings of Morgan Spurlock's satirical documentary July 8-10.

WMU student named top bass trombonist at international event (June 29) Derek Lyp, of Lambertville, Mich., wins prestigious solo competition.

Flag flown in Afghanistan displayed in computing center (June 29) Flag honors WMU veterans who have served since Sept. 11, 2001.

Gregory G. Roseboom (June 29) Retired manager of utility administration died June 27.

Supervisors urged to register for Student Employment Summit (June 29) Campus experts discuss student-employment policies.

Area families encouraged to host Japanese visitors (June 29) Families sought to include visiting English teachers in weekend and evening activities.

Integrated Supply Management program earns national ranking (June 29) WMU is 12th among nation's best supply chain management programs.

Organic chemistry professor dead at age 54 (June 28) John Chateauneuf, chemistry, died June 17 of complications from a stroke.

Davis honored for small business development efforts (June 28) Tamara Davis named Outstanding Regional Director of Michigan SBTDC network.

Major grant awarded to Japanese studies program (June 28) WMU is one of just eight universities to receive award from Japan Foundation.

AmeriCorps team works on Kalamazoo green space (June 27) Young AmeriCorps workers improve health of nature preserves near campus.

Lee Honors College expansion, renovations under way (June 27) Facility and technology upgrades to be included in $1.7 million addition.

WMU signs on to help GRCC students earn associate degrees (June 27) Four Michigan universities sign unprecedented reverse transfer agreement.

WMU offices closed for Independence Day (June 27) No classes Monday, July 4; most campus services unavailable all weekend.

Advertising student snags one of four statewide scholarships (June 23) Rachel Plaster, of Deerfield, Ill., wins $2,500 from Adcraft Club.

WMU music entourage hits high note in Chengdu, China (June 23) Western Winds invited to present collaborative concerts and demonstrations.

Flags lowered Monday for fallen soldier Brian Backus (June 23) Backus, 21, of Harbor Beach, Mich., was killed by insurgents in Afghanistan.

Distinguished calligrapher talks about Chinese craft (June 23) Dr. Paul Wang presents free talk and demonstration June 28.

WMU to confer 1,500 degrees this weekend (June 22) Two commencement ceremonies Saturday, June 25, in Miller Auditorium.

New director takes the helm at Bernhard Center (June 22) Paul Terzino to oversee center's facilities, services and programs.

New associate deans chosen for College of Arts and Sciences (June 21) Drs. Cathryn Bailey and Terrell Hodge assume new roles.

Head counsel cited for legal prowess (June 21) Carol L.J. Hustoles wins nonprofit General and In-House Counsel Award.

Faculty applications due for summer NEH stipends (June 20) Two applicants will be nominated for National Endowment for Humanities awards.

Kalamazoo Blues Fest rocks Arcadia Creek Festival Place (June 20) Three days of music on two stages July 7-9 in downtown Kalamazoo.

Bronco Bash booth registration under way (June 20) Register before July 22 to avoid late fees and be guaranteed booth space.

WMU HR society chapter wins national award (June 20) Group for human resources students earns national recognition for fourth straight year.

Western Jazz Quartet uses music to build ties with Mozambique (June 17) Faculty ensemble invited to perform, collaborate with Mozambican musicians.

Chinese language tutoring offered at no charge (June 17) Free tutoring every Monday and Thursday, no registration required.

Flags lowered Monday for Spc. Robert Voakes Jr. (June 17) Voakes, 21, of L'Anse, Mich., was killed while serving in Afghanistan.

Flags lowered Friday for fallen officer Charles Armour (June 16) Detroit police officer died after being hit by a car in the line of duty.

WMU students get into building communities, block by block (June 16) Students and residents work together to revitalize local neighborhoods.

Free summer concert series features medley of artists (June 16) Performances at WMU's Dalton Center July 11 and 14.

Tickets on sale for Cake Boss at Miller Auditorium (June 15) TV personality and baker to share stories and cake art techniques Nov. 17.

Major change in course withdrawal takes effect (June 15) Students can no longer appeal to instructors for approval to withdraw.

Elearning boasts new look and improved features (June 15) Variety of improved features in an intuitive, customizable interface.

Kathy Beauregard honored as Athletic Director of the Year (June 15) Beauregard chosen as top leader in 14-state region.

High school musicians spend two weeks on WMU campus (June 15) Seminar music camp includes five public concerts starting July 17.

Miller Auditorium announces its 2011-12 Broadway season (June 14) Six hit musicals, including Tony Award-winning "Jersey Boys."

Novel online program in adapted physical education growing (June 13) A $1.18 million grant has helped bolster master's degree program.

Graduate student journal accepting submissions (June 13) WMU grad students can submit papers and artwork for fall issue of Hilltop Review.

Jazz students rack up multiple DownBeat Awards (June 13) WMU's winning tradition continues with six awards in six different categories.

New Center for Gerontology to serve aging population (June 13) Founding faculty fellows to be introduced during Tuesday's public reception.

Trustees approve tenure for 31 faculty members (June 10) Tenure effective with the beginning of the 2011-12 academic year.

Forty-five faculty members receive promotions (June 10) Twelve promoted to full professor and 23 to associate professor.

Popular family studies professor Frias dies suddenly at age 38 (June 10) Memorial service for Larissa "Aisa" Valera Frias is Tuesday.

WMU Board of Trustees approves 11 retirements (June 9) Trustees sign off on retirements of five faculty, six staff members.

Papers welcomed as part of upcoming health conference (June 9) Submissions will be accepted online until July 15.

Operating budget tops $353 million for 2011-12 (June 9) Includes a $13 million increase in expenses and $2.4 million in targeted cuts.

Tuition for regional locations, online classes set for 2011-12 (June 9) Cost of Extended University Programs to increase 7.1 percent.

State funding cuts lead to 6.6 percent increase in cost to attend WMU (June 9) Students will see slight boost in enrollment fees and tuition this fall.

North America-Asia relations is focus of WMU conference (June 9) Conference Friday and Saturday features 40 multidisciplinary sessions.

Visitation for longtime engineering professor is Saturday (June 8) William Stiefel III, professor emeritus of engineering, died June 3.

Island Fest is three days and nights of reggae music (June 7) Caribbean food and drinks June 16-18 at Arcadia Creek.

Diversity celebrated at Saturday's Kalamazoo Pride festival (June 7) Live music, food and local art take over downtown festival site.

Groundbreaking set for Lee Honors College addition (June 7) Supporters to gather on college's outdoor patio after Thursday's board meeting.

WMU trustees to consider tuition, set 2011-12 budget (June 7) Board will consider these and other consent items when it meets Thursday.

Flags lowered Thursday for Plainwell soldier (June 6) Pvt. Thomas C. Allers, 23, was killed during an insurgent attack in Afghanistan.

Award-winning 'Of Gods and Men' visits Little Theatre (June 6) Film based on a true story will be playing on campus June 10-12.

Asylum Lake service project leaves no child inside (June 6) Buster Bronco and Cari DeLong teach children about nature.

Kohrman Hall renovation receives architectural award (June 5) Project honored for design excellence.

WMU's Allison Downey hits Moth storytelling circuit (June 5) Packed houses expected in Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor.

Fulbright grants awarded to four faculty members (June 5) Hoffmann, LaVergne, McCarty, Ratner are WMU's recent recipients.

WMU launches Broncoland interactive 3D campus tour (June 5) Students design interactive tour using video game technology.

Jazz camp provides free evening concerts (June 4) Free concerts June 27-30 at Union Cabaret, July 1 at Dalton Center.

Free Concerts in the Park Sundays through August (June 4) Concerts in Bronson Park feature many musicians with WMU ties.

Broncos tops in MAC women's sports, second in men's (June 2) WMU only school in top third of both men's and women's sports.

Kalamazoo makes top 25 best cities for college grads (June 2) Daily Beast list based on quality of life for young adults.

Award-winning historian Julien dead at age 61 (June 1) Dr. Catherine Julien, professor of history, died May 27

Locally sourced ice cream shop opens in Bronco Mall (June 1) Western Scoops ice cream open daily except Sundays.

Football Night in Kalamazoo features Broncos in the NFL (June 1) Tuesday at Waldo Stadium, tours, food and five Bronco NFL stars.