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July 2011 WMU News

Stories listed in descending order by release date.

Barnes & Noble book signing event set for Maier's new thriller (July 29) Author will sign copies of "The Constantine Codex" Aug. 6 at Portage location.

University Theatre travels to Scotland with 'Good Death' production (July 29) Students attend internationally renowned Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

WMU arborists among first in state to earn special certification (July 29) Chad Avery and John Disbro earn Tree Risk Assessors designation.

WMU research and commercialization center attracts new state funding (July 27) Michigan Strategic Fund to invest $3.8 million in School of Medicine program.

Facebook fans of WMU double in past year to 30,000 (July 27) WMU third among Michigan universities in Facebook fans.

Veteran NHL coach Murray leads WMU hockey team (July 26) New Bronco coach Andy Murray is 20-year NHL veteran.

Football Broncos picked third in MAC West (July 26) Preseason poll predicts Toledo will win MAC championship.

WMU to purchase off-campus bookstore (July 25) Board approves purchase of University Bookstore at West Michigan and Howard.

Trustees approve retirements of three faculty, three staff members (July 25) Board also OKs leaves and resignations.

Board announces parameters for presidential evaluation (July 25) Goals and criteria defined for this year's evaluation of President John M. Dunn.

Pig out at Ribfest Kalamazoo (July 22) Ribfest is Aug. 4-6 at Arcadia Creek Festival Place downtown.

HPER gets new name and Web address (July 21) Department of Human Performance and Health Education name approved by Board of Trustees.

Flags lowered Friday for Seaman Aaron Ullom of Midland (July 20) Funeral service Friday for Navy hospital corpsman killed July 12 in Afghanistan.

Health center slates July blood drive (July 19) On-campus blood drive will be held July 27 at Sindecuse Health Center.

WMU staffer helps organize events to raise money for Huntington's (July 19) Enduro car race July 31 serves as kickoff for Amy Mack's 21-day bike ride.

Board to consider presidential evaluation process, property purchase (July 19) Trustees will meet in a formal public session Friday at the Bernhard Center.

Black Arts Festival features culture, music, arts and crafts (July 19) Activities for the whole family July 28-31 in downtown Kalamazoo.

WMU's Jeorge Fierro joins state Hispanic and Latino commission (July 19) Gov. Rick Snyder appoints Fierro to Hispanic/Latino Commission of Michigan.

Flags lowered Wednesday for Staff Sgt. Joshua Throckmorton (July 18) Throckmorton, age 28, of Battle Creek, Mich., was killed in Afghanistan.

WMU offers tuition remission programs for lakeshore residents (July 18) Applies to Lake Michigan College and Muskegon Community College transfer students.

WMU sales and business marketing program ranks in top 50 (July 14) WMU recognized for having one of the nation's top sales programs.

Family chemistry events, demos highlight Chem Ed conference (July 14) Public can partake in demonstrations and other activities July 24-28.

Youth offer recommendations for sustaining Great Lakes (July 14) Area's top high school students present their recommendations Friday.

Business college makes administrative moves (July 14) Drs. Satish Deshpande and Christina Stamper move into associate dean positions.

German prof Krawutschke elected to national board for languages (July 13) Group represents more than 60 international studies organizations.

Construction firm sought for WMU medical school facility (July 13) Firms have until July 22 to answer initial Request for Qualifications.

Festival-goers get a Taste of Kalamazoo (July 11) Taste of Kalamazoo July 21-23 expected to draw 30,000 downtown.

Competitive cycling event Saturday at BTR Park (July 11) BTR Park Criterium includes 11 races for participants of every age and ability level.

Four doctoral students named Frostic Fellows (July 8) Awards go to Reem El Asaleh, Stephanie Evergreen, Melanie Kintz and Tova Samuels.

Students gather at WMU to develop Great Lakes protection policy (July 8) West Michigan high school students convene for Keystone Youth Policy Summit.

Anniversary memorial service planned for Japanese alumna (July 8) Passing of Yukiko Murakami to be marked in July 14 ceremony.

Nineteen new students win $50,000 Medallion Scholarships (July 7) WMU's merit-based award is one of the largest in the nation.

Abstracts sought for Medical Humanities Conference (July 7) Proposals due July 15 for this fall's Medical Humanities Conference.

WMU dean to lead international professional society (July 7) Dr. Anthony Vizzini elected president of material and process engineering association.

Veteran marketing exec named associate VP for engagement (July 7) Jim Small joins WMU as part of development and alumni relations reorganization.

New runway marks second century of flight in Battle Creek (July 7) One of WMU's Cirrus SR20s will be first plane to land on new runway.

Western View apartments to open this summer (July 5) Get a sneak peek at finished rooms during a July 20 open house.

Engineering professor named energy thought leader (July 1) Dr. John Patten recognized by Business Review.

Asia Pacific Journal previews emeritus' forthcoming book (July 1) Journal includes final chapter from H. Byron Earhart's "Mount Fuji: Icon of Japan."

Recent WMU graduates receive Senior Jazz Award (July 1) Laura Dubin, Evan Hyde and Jordan Richards chosen for recording project.

North Dormitory Road closed through Monday (July 1) North Dormitory Road, from Gilkison to Ellsworth Hall, is closed for repairs.