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September 2011 WMU News

Stories listed in descending order by release date.

WMU names private-sector development partner for East Campus (Sept. 30) KDC to adapt, find possible new uses for University's historic birthplace.

Program proposals sought for Gender and Leadership summit (Sept. 30) Day-long summit for undergraduate students will be held in January.

Lectures by historians highlight campus speaker series (Sept. 30) Talk on ancient Rome Oct. 6, changing trends in immigration Oct. 31.

New archaeology labs, mural focus of open house (Sept. 30) Public invited to check out new lab space and Kaufman mural Oct. 7.

Film depicts harsh realities of life as a Mexican immigrant (Sept. 30) Critically acclaimed "Alambrista!" debuts at Little Theatre Oct. 7.

Human side of today's issues addressed by humanities center (Sept. 29) Public invited to grand opening of WMU Center for the Humanities Oct. 5.

Trustees approve retirements of six faculty, staff members (Sept. 29) Retirements of three faculty members and three staff members approved.

Board of Trustees approves Western View rate increase (Sept. 29) Effective for 2012-13, the change translates to an additional $14-$24 per month.

Steinbach appointed associate business, finance VP (Sept. 29) Sandy Steinbach named associate vice president for business and finance.

Dunn garners high praise, contract extension from board (Sept. 29) President John M. Dunn receives two-year contract extension.

Flags lowered Friday for Army Spc. Chazray Clark (Sept. 28) Clark, age 24, of Ecorse, Mich., was killed in Afghanistan.

WMU administrator's inner journey through art on display (Sept. 28) Work by Dr. Susan Caulfield on display at College of Health and Human Services.

'Blithe Spirit' haunts University Theatre (Sept. 28) Theatre students stage Noel Coward's classic farce Oct. 6-16 in Williams Theatre.

WMU talk examines ethics of end-of-life care for newborns (Sept. 28) Dr. Joel Frader gives free, public talk Friday at Bronson Gilmore Center.

WMU hosts graduate and professional school fair (Sept. 27) Explore options for graduate or professional studies Oct. 10.

Bronco football game at UConn televised locally (Sept. 27) Game on WZZM TV13 Grand Rapids and Big East Network in several cities.

Fair highlights global education and intern opportunities (Sept. 27) Learn about WMU's 70 study and intern abroad programs at Oct. 5 event.

Three executives awarded WMU's top alumni honor (Sept. 27) Morris Davenport, Keith Pretty and Anthony Tersigni named Distinguished Alumni.

Stulberg silver medalist joins University Symphony Orchestra (Sept. 27) Violinist Mayumi Kanagawa joins Oct. 9 concert at Chenery Auditorium.

Helpful events scheduled for graduate students (Sept. 26) Upcoming workshops aid grad students in their research and academics.

WMU student awarded microbiology research fellowship (Sept. 26) Senior Fernanda Jimenez Otero wins one of just 39 nationwide scholarships.

WMU green cleaning practices recognized by business publication (Sept. 26) University earns Business Review West Michigan's Greatest Green Initiative.

Flu and meningitis vaccination clinics announced (Sept. 26) Vaccinations also available at Sindecuse on a walk-in basis.

Free performance features guest trombonist and clarinetist (Sept. 26) Guest artists Tom and Gail Zugger will perform Oct. 6 at Dalton Center.

WMU conference to explore human side of medical issues (Sept. 26) Two-day Medical Humanities Conference begins Thursday, Sept. 29.

Defense industry executive to present business college talk (Sept. 26) Michael Gulino will present "Experiences, Technologies and Foundations" Oct. 6.

Former ambassador to address U.S. policy in Horn of Africa (Sept. 26) State Department veteran Dr. David Shinn speaks Sept. 30.

Hockey Broncos No. 8 nationally in CHN preseason ranking (Sept. 25) Upcoming season includes six games against preseason top 10 picks.

'Epic Broncos' building wrap unveiled in Grand Rapids (Sept. 24) Hundreds of WMU alumni, friends and fans gather for gala ArtPrize party.

Guest artist joins University Jazz Orchestra in concert (Sept. 23) WMU's award-winning jazz orchestra will perform with Mike Crotty Oct. 5.

Music, food and fun part of downtown Boiling Pot festival (Sept. 23) Thirty local, regional and national bands perform Sept. 29-Oct. 1

Area debut of 'Submarine' at Little Theatre (Sept. 23) Film adapted from the critically hailed novel is being shown Sept. 30-Oct. 2.

Program seeking English speakers to live, work in Japan (Sept. 23) Public information session will be held Sept. 29 at Brown Hall.

Hockey Broncos join new National conference in 2013 (Sept. 23) National Collegiate Hockey Conference grows to eight members.

Expo to focus on job opportunities for engineers (Sept. 22) More than 80 companies will be on hand at Sept. 29 recruiting event.

Record turnout expected for Homecoming Campus Classic (Sept. 22) Sangren Hall construction forces minor changes in 5K race route.

Ethics of Dostoevsky work to launch lecture series at WMU (Sept. 22) Visiting professor Dr. Dirk Uffelmann gives ethics talk Sept. 28.

WMU, Cooley Law School launch third dual-degree partnership (Sept. 21) Region's first Master of Social Work/Juris Doctor program to be offered in fall 2012.

Campus United Way campaign is under way (Sept. 21) Watch President John M. Dunn's kickoff address and get details on this year's campaign.

Robert L. Jones (Sept. 20) Jones, assistant professor emeritus of finance and commercial law, died Sept. 13 at age 84.

Cornelia 'Connie' Bair (Sept. 20) Bair, retired food services director at Burnham Hall, died Sept. 11 at age 98.

WMU offers Saturday morning art workshops for youths (Sept. 20) Registration under way for art classes for young people ages 7 to 18.

East Campus restoration to kick off Keystone series (Sept. 19) Bob Miller will discuss efforts to restore WMU's East Campus Sept. 30.

Registration under way for Dialogue and Friendship Dinner (Sept. 19) "Leadership and Social Responsibility" is topic of Sept. 29 dinner program.

WMU celebrates ArtPrize by wrapping its Grand Rapids facility in art (Sept. 19) Four-story by 160-foot artwork, "The Epic Broncos," unveiled Sept. 23.

R&B sensation Jason Derulo to perform at Miller Auditorium (Sept. 19) Student tickets now on sale for Jason Derulo concert Monday, Nov. 14.

WMU enrollment edges up past previous year's total (Sept. 16) Increases in minority international, transfer and honors college students.

Accomplished poet kicks off Frostic Reading Series (Sept. 16) WMU English Professor William Olsen reads from his works Sept. 22.

Jazz guitarist Gene Bertoncini in concert at WMU (Sept. 16) Bertoncini performs with WMU music professor Tom Knific Sept. 27.

Learner Centered, Discovery Driven, Globally Engaged (Sept. 16) Complete text of President John M. Dunn's State of the University address.

Focus Features' film 'Beginners' at Little Theatre (Sept. 16) Ewan McGregor and Melanie Laurent star in "Beginners," on campus Sept. 23-25.

Concert raises funds for student scholarships (Sept. 15) Student and faculty ensembles will perform Oct. 2 at Miller Auditorium.

Munley appointed to Michigan Board of Counseling (Sept. 15) Dr. Patrick Munley to help oversee the practice of 8,000 counselors statewide.

Applications due for faculty exchange in Germany (Sept. 15) Deadline is Wednesday to apply for exchange at University of Passau.

Faculty and staff invited to service learning events (Sept. 15) Reservations due for free campus and community partners breakfast.

Corral kicks off CMU and homecoming football games (Sept. 15) Admission free with game ticket or student ID, food, fun, live entertainment.

ROTC Rivalry Run delivering game ball Saturday (Sept. 15) Cadets from CMU and WMU make 120-mile run to deliver game ball.

New rules govern course withdrawal (Sept. 15) Students can no longer appeal to instructors for approval to withdraw.

Canceled--Annual Leadership Colloquium scheduled (Sept. 14) Leadership summit previously scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 29, has been canceled.

Innovative world music group in concert at WMU (Sept. 14) Orchid Ensemble performs Sept. 28 at Dalton Center.

Upcoming events showcase WMU's business programs (Sept. 14) Learn more about business-related majors and careers Sept. 21-22.

WMU again on U.S. News list of top-tier national universities (Sept. 14) WMU named one of the nation's top 100 public universities.

WMU talk will assess constitutions in addressing gender issues (Sept. 14) Dr. Priscilla Lambert gives Constitution Day talk Sept. 21.

Joslin named WMU Distinguished Faculty Scholar (Sept. 14) English professor and author noted for her esteemed scholarship.

Three at WMU will receive Distinguished Service Awards (Sept. 13) Bailey, Dennis and Wertkin honored for their work in the community.

WMU to recognize top four staff members for 2010-11 (Sept. 13) Cain-Babbitt, Chapman, Volenski and White receive Make a Difference awards.

Expert on modern European history tapped as rising academic star (Sept. 13) Dr. Eli Rubin named winner of WMU's Emerging Scholar Award.

Upcoming restoration work will change look of Stadium Drive (Sept. 13) Project will improve area's ecology and water quality.

Noted scholar addresses Chinese art history (Sept. 13) Smithsonian's Dr. Daisy Yiyou Wang will speak Sept. 22 in Brown Hall.

Whack-a-Chip and support WMU bands (Sept. 13) Take a swing at rival CMU Friday for a good cause.

"Girls Night" musical visits WMU campus (Sept. 12) Hit show is at Miller Auditorium Friday and Saturday, Sept. 23-24.

Training series for employees to focus on benefits (Sept. 12) Series begins Sept. 20 with an overview of WMU wellness initiatives.

WMU launches 2011-12 academic year with convocation (Sept. 12) Awards and State of the University address highlight Friday's event.

Three at WMU lauded for teaching excellence (Sept. 12) Cooney, Lancendorfer and Mickus recognized for their work with students.

'Go Broncos' cornfield maze includes chance to win tickets (Sept. 12) Six-acre maze at Gull Meadow Farms features Bronco logo.

Contemporary Indonesian art on display at Richmond Center (Sept. 8) Two new exhibits go up, one featuring Indonesian installation art.

Upcoming workshops help students adjust to college life (Sept. 8) Series offers tips and advice for making a smooth transition to WMU.

Boeing 727 aircraft gifted to WMU College of Aviation (Sept. 7) Retired FedEx Express plane will add to hands-on training for aviation students.

Movie filmed on WMU campus is out on DVD (Sept. 7) Indie film "Cherry" is a coming-of-age story about a college freshman.

Local events set to commemorate 10th anniversary of 9-11 (Sept. 6) Major events in Kalamazoo area, including CommUniverCity.

Find out if—and where—you're registered to vote (Sept. 6) Voter registration at Bronco Bash, voter info online.

WMU gears up for campus United Way campaign (Sept. 6) Directors and chairs urged to schedule United Way meetings in their areas.

WMU remembers Sept. 11, 2001 (Sept. 4) WMU News marks the 10th anniversary of 9-11 with 10 stories of remembrance.

Jazz alumna Christine Salerno to perform on campus (Sept. 2) Salerno's Brazilian and contemporary jazz group, Ziji, plays Sept. 18.

Free concert features internationally recognized artists (Sept. 1) Trumpeter Alan Siebert and pianist Sandra Rivers in concert Sept. 15.

Renowned South African piano duo plays at Dalton Center (Sept. 1) Nina Schumann and Luís Magalhães perform Sept. 14.

Popular campus landmark gets new eco-friendly facade (Sept. 1) Campus Fountain's brick and mortar replaced with donated granite.