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October 2011 WMU News

Stories listed in descending order by release date.

Phi Kappa Phi earns national Chapter of Merit honor (Oct. 31) WMU chapter was chartered in 1988.

Society of Collegiate Scholars chapter earns Gold Star (Oct. 31) Honor society for first- and second-year students.

Alpha Lambda Delta chapter one of seven honored nationally (Oct. 31) Honor society for first-year students.

One-woman show on environmentalist comes to Dalton (Oct. 30) Claudia Stevens as Miriam Rothschild Nov. 8.

Sichel scholar will address 'health care mess' (Oct. 30) Dr. Charles Phelps speaks Wednesday, Nov. 9.

WMU version of 'Dancing with the Stars' is Friday at Miller (Oct. 30) Annual event funds dance scholarships.

Pennsylvania IT firm purchases BTR Park location (Oct. 30) Weidenhammer newest Business Technology and Research Park partner.

Sky Broncos capture regional title, qualify for nationals (Oct. 29) WMU flys by second-place Ohio State at regionals.

Campus Aerobathon benefits United Way (Oct. 28) Spend the day pumping your abs Saturday, Nov. 5.

Frostic series continues with readings by award-winning duo (Oct. 28) Gerald Stern and Anne Marie Macar iread Thursday.

School of Medicine gets second Deal of the Year honor (Oct. 28) Business Review gives award for greatest economic impact.

Day of the Dead exhibits recognize Mexican holiday (Oct. 27) Exhibits in Multicultural Center and Meader Rare Book Room.

Military veteran mixer set for students and employees (Oct. 27) Event Nov. 9 for WMU community with military connections.

Register now for low-cost Chinese culture courses (Oct. 27) First courses begin Monday through Wednesday.

Emerita Herma Breisach dies at age 85 (Oct. 27) Services for retired library professor are Saturday, Nov. 5.

Former Congressman and WMU professor Howard Wolpe dies (Oct. 26) Distinguished professor died Oct. 25 at age 71.

KVCC and WMU ink reverse transfer agreement (Oct. 25) Students can use WMU credits toward KVCC associate degree.

Accounting student wins one of five national scholarships (Oct. 25) Senior Jared Lindberg earns $2,500 scholarship.

The price of Facebook is eternal vigilance (Oct. 24) WMU urges caution and common sense in online activities.

Four artists featured in 'Animal Logic' at Richmond Center (Oct. 24) Exhibit runs through Nov. 11.

Wednesday is Campus Sustainability Day (Oct. 23) Series of activities highlight sustainability efforts on campus.

Find out where you are registered to vote in the November election (Oct. 23) Online information includes absentee voting.

Retired staff member Fern Berner dies at 84 (Oct. 23) Kalamazoo resident worked at WMU for more than 20 years.

Future building priorities set (Oct. 21) New multidisciplinary science research facility is WMU's top building priority.

Trustees renew authorization to proceed with medical school (Oct. 21) School of Medicine development advances.

Foundation bylaws changed for medical school fundraising (Oct. 21) Private med school included in foundation's charter.

New Canadian studies minor approved (Oct. 21) Minor will be offered beginning fall 2012.

Grants to WMU top $4.5 million in July and August (Oct. 21) Research grants lead the way, topping $2.7 million.

WMU and stage workers ink three-year labor deal (Oct. 21) Trustees OK agreement with theatrical stage employees.

Distinguished Faculty Scholar nominations sought (Oct. 21) Award includes $2,000 honorarium added to base salary.

Africa scholar addresses American-Ethiopian relations (Oct. 21) Dr. Assefa Mehretu speaks Wednesday in Brown Hall.

Grand Rapids Brown and Gold Bash honors Suzanne Geha (Oct. 20) Gold Company also featured at Nov. 11 event at Meijer Gardens.

Sky Broncos head to regional competition in Ohio (Oct. 20) NIFA regional competition is Oct. 24-28 at Ohio University.

'Smarter Justice' topic of Keystone breakfast lecture (Oct. 20) Retired judge William Schma speaks Oct. 28 at business college.

Flags lowered Friday for police officer Trevor Slot (Oct. 19) Services Friday for Walker police officer killed in the line of duty.

WMU hosts city commission candidate forum Tuesday (Oct. 19) Kalamazoo City Commission candidates at Fetzer Center.

Health care, technology under microscope at WMU conference (Oct. 19) Registration deadline is Friday for international conference.

Nobel Prize-winning physicist featured at science forum (Oct. 19) Sir Anthony Leggett and other noted scientist speak Oct. 28.

Students can explore options at Business Career Day (Oct. 18) More than 100 businesses on campus Oct. 27.

Senior day care marks decade of service (Oct. 18) Open house Friday at WMU Alliance Senior Day Care.

Joel Boyd is president-elect of state ESL organization (Oct. 17) CELCIS master faculty specialist will head state association.

Founding dean of College of Fine Arts dies at 82 (Oct. 17) Robert W. Holmes died Oct. 10 in Oregon.

Younger siblings welcomed to residence halls this weekend (Oct. 17) Res hall students can register Lil' Sibs online.

United Way T-shirts on sale (Oct. 17) "Live United" T-shirts available through rec center starting at $9.

Big Sean in concert at State Theatre (Oct. 16) Detroit-based rapper's tour comes to Kalamazoo Saturday, Oct. 29.

Donations and volunteers needed for holiday parade (Oct. 16) Donations of WMU souvenirs sought to hand out during parade.

Paper industry giant highlights annual foundation meeting (Oct. 15) Paper Technology Foundation meeting is Oct. 20.

New world order, 'cannibal war machine' topic of WMU talk (Oct. 15) Dr. Neil Whitehead speaks Thursday, Oct. 20.

Korean engineer examines on-road charging of electric cars (Oct. 15) Dr. In-Soo Suh speaks at Friday, Oct. 21.

Ethics Center talk tackles marketing of bariatric surgery (Oct. 15) Wednesday lecture by Heather Schild-Vaughan.

Portage schools holding open house for Chinese program (Oct. 15) New program sponsored by WMU and Portage Public Schools.

Semiannual staff award nominations due (Oct. 15) Nominations for the fall Make A Difference awards are due by Monday, Oct. 31.

Disney reps coming to WMU to recruit for internships (Oct. 15) Two sessions Monday, Oct. 24, on Disney College Program.

U.S. Supreme Court topic of political science talk (Oct. 15) Presentation on this year's Supreme Court cases Wednesday.

Guest artists present talk and play on Japanese jazz history (Oct. 13) Gregory Charles Royal and Aiko Ishikawa headline "Japanese Jazz Affect" Oct. 19.

Nine-time Grammy winner Paquito D'Rivera performs on campus (Oct. 13) D'Rivera in concert with University Jazz Orchestra and Gold Company Nov. 3.

Mid-career professionals, recent grads sought for science fellowships (Oct. 13) Receive $30,000 and chance to revolutionize math and science education.

University Theatre stages cult-classic 'Rocky Horror Show' (Oct. 13) "Rocky Horror Show" employs digital media Oct. 28-29 at Miller Auditorium.

Bob Newhart brings signature stand-up comedy to campus (Oct. 13) Newhart will perform his timeless classics Oct. 23 at Miller Auditorium.

Campus Classic draws record number of runners (Oct. 13) Homecoming race attracts 2,300 runners, walkers, volunteers.

Michigan Geological Survey finds new home at WMU (Oct. 12) Gov. Snyder signs bill effecting transfer from state to University.

Construction manager for medical school selected (Oct. 12) Detroit-based Walbridge has impressive portfolio of projects worldwide.

Public safety seeks assistance in panhandling case (Oct. 12) If you are approached by this man, call (269) 387-5555 immediately.

Flags lowered Friday for Marine Staff Sgt. Nicholas Sprovtsoff (Oct. 12) Sprovtsoff, age 28, of Davison, Mich., died in combat in Afghanistan.

Alumna picked one of top five young fiction writers in nation (Oct. 12) Melinda Moustakis recognized by the National Book Foundation.

Visiting scholar to address Russian, Spanish colonialism (Oct. 12) Award-wining anthropologist Dr. Kent Lightfoot to speak Oct. 17.

WMU speech and audiology program celebrates 75th anniversary (Oct. 11) Events include lectures, banquet, mentoring luncheon, open house and more.

WMU joins national launch of $1 billion Green Challenge (Oct. 11) WMU only Michigan school among 33 nationwide to commit.

WMU cleans up at ISM competition, finishes third (Oct. 11) Team of four integrated supply management majors takes third.

Local WMU graduate Drew Russell killed in Afghanistan (Oct. 11) Vicksburg High and 2008 WMU grad was U.S. Army Captain.

High school seniors invited to fall open houses (Oct. 10) Free Friday events are Oct. 21, Nov. 11 and Dec. 2.

Employees offered chance to study Spanish in Mexico (Oct. 10) Information sessions Oct. 12 and 27 in Brown Hall.

Broncos recognized for excellence in academics, athletics and citizenship (Oct. 9) WMU earns Cartwright Award.

National Coming Out Day celebrated this week (Oct. 7) Events Oct. 10-13, include 24-hour Camp-Out at Campus Flagpoles.

Former interim president Myron Coulter dies at age 82 (Oct. 7) Former administrator and professor died Oct. 4 in North Carolina.

Volunteers needed for research on hearing test results (Oct. 7) Men and women age 60-69 and women age 30-39 needed for WMU study.

WMUK's fall campaign includes 'member challenge' (Oct. 6) WMU's public radio station holds its annual fundraising drive Oct. 15-21.

Math for America director to discuss national teaching initiatives (Oct. 6) Award-winning mathematician Dr. Katherine Socha visits Oct. 14.

WMU Frostic Series resumes with Florida novelist (Oct. 6) Sterling Watson will read from his works Oct. 13 at Bernhard Center.

Economics of health explored in WMU Sichel Series (Oct. 6) Talks begin Oct. 19 with Dr. David Meltzer on patient care in hospitals.

Documentary 'Tabloid' debuts at Little Theatre (Oct. 6) Romantic obsessions of a former beauty queen play out on the big screen Oct. 14-16.

MAC champion 1966 football team returns for homecoming (Oct. 6) Team will be honored Saturday on 45th anniversary of championship.

WMU alum, author shares secrets of networking with SKIRT (Oct. 5) Reservations due for Michelle Alberda's Oct. 12 talk.

Beloved musical 'My Fair Lady' comes to WMU (Oct. 5) Broadway classic visits Miller Auditorium for two shows Oct. 18-19.

Orchard Lounge headlines WIDR's Barking Tuna Festival (Oct. 5) Barking Tuna is Oct. 14-15, buy tickets online.

WSA provides free legal advice for students (Oct. 5) Attorney Jeff Dufon available Thursdays in Bernhard Center.

World-renowned 'Masters of Illusion' visits campus (Oct. 5) "Masters of Illusion Live" magic show is Oct. 14 at Miller Auditorium.

Ruthann Johnston obituary (Oct. 4) Visitation is Wednesday, funeral Thursday for retired staff member in dining, custodial and logistical services.

Canceled--Accounting conference canceled (Oct. 4) International Financial Reporting Standards Conference scheduled for Oct. 27 has been canceled.

Balancing medicine and religion topic of presentation (Oct. 4) Dr. Nadia Tremonti, leading physician in pediatric palliative care, speaks Thursday.

WMU, CMU to compete in fall blood drive challenge (Oct. 3) On-campus blood drives Oct. 10-21 support American Red Cross.

'Paint the Town' pep rally brings Homecoming downtown (Oct. 3) Kalamazoo community invited to join homecoming festivities Friday.

Campus Classic going for record number of runners (Oct. 2) Pre-race packet pick-up Thursday at Gazelle Sports, Friday in Bernhard Center.

New, free events key part of WMU Homecoming festivities (Oct. 1) WMU's annual Homecoming celebration is set for Oct. 3-9.