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August 2011 WMU News

Stories listed in descending order by release date.

Luncheon features fresh, locally sourced foods (Aug. 31) Farmer's Market luncheon Sept. 14 in Bernhard Cafe is open to the public.

WMU Theatre season opens with story of love and loss (Aug. 31) Theatre students stage "References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot" Sept. 22-Oct. 2.

WMU receives state grant to improve Asylum Lake water quality (Aug. 31) Michigan Department of Environmental Quality boosts restoration efforts.

Talk to focus on developing non-racist white identity (Aug. 31) Dr. James Croteau gives free, public talk Sept. 8 in Battle Creek.

WMU School of Medicine taps two area professionals (Aug. 30) Michele Serbenski and Kathy Morocco join medical school staff.

NPR's 'From the Top' seeks young classical musicians (Aug. 30) Radio program taking applications for live broadcast at WMU in January.

WMU makes list of top 25 gay friendly universities (Aug. 30) Newsweek and Daily Beast publish list of LBGT supportive campuses.

Flags lowered Monday for Cpl. Joseph VanDreumel (Aug. 27) Soldier from Standale, Mich., died Aug. 14 in Afghanistan.

Most WMU offices closed Labor Day weekend (Aug. 26) Holiday weekend hours for campus services, classes begin Sept. 6.

Gregory R. Sheridan (Aug. 25) Sheridan, retired professor of philosophy at WMU, died Aug. 16 at age 76.

Wallace 'Wally' F. Fillingham (Aug. 25) Fillingham, retired associate professor of engineering technology at WMU, died Aug. 14 at age 84.

University Theatre offers free reading of 'Like You Like It' (Aug. 24) Theatre students stage concert reading Sept. 6 at Dalton Center.

WMU social work instructor pens new guidebook for girls (Aug. 24) American Girl releases Patti Kelly Criswell's "A Smart Girl's Guide to Knowing What to Say."

WMU accountancy chapter earns 'Superior Status' designation (Aug. 23) WMU chapter of Beta Alpha Psi offers exceptional professional growth and service.

Detroit station joins Bronco Football Radio Network (Aug. 23) Detroit radio station 94.3 FM, "The Bone," is the network's newest affiliate.

Bronco fans invited to free football rally in Grand Rapids (Aug. 23) Friends and fans will stampede from Rosa Parks Circle to the B.O.B. Aug. 31.

Parachute headlines WMU's 31st annual Bronco Bash (Aug. 22) Back-to-school bash runs from 3 to 7 p.m. Sept. 9 at Fountain Plaza.

WMU opens one-stop service center for students, parents (Aug. 22) Visit the Bernhard Center from Aug. 29 to Sept. 9 to prepare for fall semester.

Dean W. Cooke (Aug. 19) Cooke, retired WMU professor of chemistry, died Aug. 10 at age 80.

Myrl J. Helwig (Aug. 19) Helwig, retired secretary in electrical and computer engineering, died July 31 at age 83.

Ralph W. Allen (Aug. 19) Allen, retired manager of what is now Facilities Management-maintenance services, died Aug. 3 at age 76.

Erika Zadins (Aug. 19) Zadins, formerly assistant director of registration at WMU, died July 21 at age 95.

Event to help WMU employees and their families use tuition benefits (Aug. 19) Family Education Fair to be held Tuesday at the Bernhard Center.

WMU offers after-school reading program for K-12 students (Aug. 18) Enrollment under way for program offering weekly literacy tutoring.

Roads closed Homecoming Saturday for 5K Campus Classic (Aug. 17) Access to most West Campus buildings limited morning of Oct. 8.

Recreation center closes for annual maintenance (Aug. 15) Two-week closure begins Saturday; regular fall semester hours resume Sept. 6.

WMU theatre troupe gets rave reviews at Scotland's Fringe Fest (Aug. 15) "Good Death" earns standing ovation at international arts festival.

Physicist chosen to make national teaching recommendations (Aug. 12) Dr. Charles Henderson chosen for National Academy of Sciences committee.

Several WMU faculty members release books (Aug. 12) New faculty releases cover everything from race and diversity to Confucian culture.

Public open house set to announce fall lifelong learning classes (Aug. 11) Learn more about courses for older adults at Aug. 24 event.

Authors to read at fundraiser for WMU's New Issues Poetry and Prose (Aug. 11) Event Aug. 28 at Bell's features Jaimy Gordon, Bonnie Jo Campbell and others.

K College playing home football games at Waldo Stadium (Aug. 11) Kalamazoo College to use WMU's facilities while its athletic fields undergo upgrade.

EPA awards up to $129 million to BTR Park's CeeTox (Aug. 11) Company to test chemicals in everyday products for potential toxicity.

Holocaust education offered to Michigan teachers (Aug. 10) WMU seminar equips educators to teach about Holocaust and social justice issues.

Golf outing supports student scholarships (Aug. 10) Registration under way for WMU Marketing Golf Scramble Aug. 22 at Heritage Glen.

First group of science teachers-in-training show off summer research (Aug. 5) Howard Hughes Medical Institute Fellows present their work Aug. 10.

Public can learn about fur trade at Fort St. Joseph event (Aug. 5) Fort St. Joseph archaeological open house is Aug. 13-14 in Niles.

WMU one of Princeton Review's Best Midwestern Colleges (Aug. 5) This marks the seventh time the University has received the honor.

Colorful art by WMU alumna on display through August (Aug. 4) Karen Matson's work is on exhibit at Health and Human Services Building.

'Cave of Forgotten Dreams' at Little Theatre (Aug. 4) Gain exclusive access to the Chauvet Pont d'Arc cave Aug. 12-14.

Campus mourns loss of longtime WMU business professor (Aug. 3) Visitation Thursday and funeral services Friday for K.C. O'Shaughnessy.

Architectural engineering firm selected for School of Medicine (Aug. 2) SLAM Collaborative chosen from highly competitive field of applicant firms.

Paper deadline extended for first health information technology conference (Aug. 2) Submit papers on nearly 30 related topics through Aug. 25.

Sangren parking lot closed until end of August (Aug. 2) Portion of Parking Lot 41 closest to Sangren Hall is closed until Aug. 29.