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November 2011 WMU News

Stories listed in descending order by release date.

Volleyball Broncos going to Big Dance in Minneapolis (Nov. 30) WMU takes on PAC 12 Washington in NCAA Tournament Friday.

Maintenance services supervisor Jim Burns dies at age 54 (Nov. 30) Visitation is Thursday and funeral services Friday at Life Story Funeral Home.

Anonymous online program helps students be healthier (Nov. 30) Bronco HealthAdvisor offers self-assessments and sexual health lessons.

Student entrepreneurs take third in innovation contest (Nov. 30) Joe Fodo, Evan Maltas and Dan Panozzo awarded for novel "Quick Hitch."

Senior engineering students present projects (Nov. 30) More than 120 students will demonstrate 44 projects at Dec. 6 event.

WMU-led research team turns physics theory into observable science (Nov. 29) Dr. Nora Berrah's team differentiates molecules using free-electron lasers.

Gleason and Cheadle star in 'The Guard' at Little Theatre (Nov. 29) Kalamazoo Film Society offers eight screenings Dec. 9-11.

Holiday Spectacular features festive lunch menu (Nov. 28) Holiday menu to be served at Bernhard Café and Market Dec. 14.

Students deliver top performance in national sales competition (Nov. 23) Seniors Casie Vella and Nik Werre finish fifth overall.

Graduate student recognized by national actuarial organizations (Nov. 23) Stephen Abrokwah awarded for achievements in financial risk assessment field.

Visiting scholars to address race, social science (Nov. 23) Free, public talks Dec. 1-3 by Drs. Ron Mallon and Walter Sinnott-Armstrong.

Local architect, printmaker unveils 'heady' art in WMU show (Nov. 22) Michael Dunn's "Heads Up!" on display at Health and Human Services Building.

Internationally known scholar and critic Edward Callan dies (Nov. 22) Callan, professor emeritus of English, died Nov. 17 at age 93.

Retired staff member Toni Ward dies at age 101 (Nov. 22) Private graveside services will be held in Paw Paw for Frona "Toni" Ward.

Scholarships available for short-term summer study abroad (Nov. 22) Deadline to apply for most eligible summer programs is Jan. 20.

Study Abroad implements online application system (Nov. 21) New Broncos Abroad system streamlines all study abroad program information.

'Brass Celebration of Christmas' is annual favorite (Nov. 21) Student musicians join Western Brass Quintet in popular holiday show Dec. 18.

Jazz students perform in popular holiday concert (Nov. 21) "Jazz for the Holidays" Dec. 4 raises money for music scholarships.

Holiday concerts feature three student choirs (Nov. 21) "Choral Christmas" concerts Dec. 3 showcase the talents of more than 160 WMU singers.

WMU Symphony Orchestra celebrates Russian composers (Nov. 21) Symphony orchestra performs popular compositions by "Russian Masters" Dec. 2.

Western Horn Choir performs with special guest Michael Wood (Nov. 21) Free concert Dec. 1 features music of young composer Joseph Cooper.

University Percussion Ensemble goes global (Nov. 21) Students present rhythms and techniques from around the world at Dec. 1 concert.

Choir of 21 trombones performs at Dalton Center (Nov. 21) Free concert Nov. 30 in Dalton Center Recital Hall features University Trombone Choir.

Farmers Feast features free local food and speakers (Nov. 21) Campus Beet dinner is Friday, Dec. 2, in Bernhard Center Ballroom.

'Celtic Thunder Christmas' comes to Miller Auditorium (Nov. 18) Celtic Thunder performs holiday favorites with an Irish twist Dec. 9.

Music icon Kenny Rogers celebrates 'Christmas and Hits' at WMU (Nov. 18) Kenny Rogers in concert Nov. 26 at Miller Auditorium.

University set to honor new class of longtime employees (Nov. 18) Fifty-one to be inducted into 25 Year Club during Nov. 30 gala.

Expert to address how children develop gender identification (Nov. 18) Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling to give public talk Dec. 1 at Fetzer Center.

Three recent alumni wrap up fall Frostic Reading Series (Nov. 18) Elizabeth Knapp, Melinda Moustakis and Jason Skipper return to campus Dec. 1.

WMU again earns nod as one of nation's 'Best for Vets' schools (Nov. 18) WMU identified as Michigan's top-ranked school for outreach and service to veterans.

WMU engineering students win Stryker Challenge (Nov. 18) WMU creates superior design to win second straight Stryker Engineering Challenge.

Miller Auditorium to hold annual Black Friday sale (Nov. 17) Tickets to remaining shows will be two for $35 or two for $55 Nov. 25 only.

Payment for health care topic of Sichel Series talk (Nov. 16) Visiting authority Dr. John Goddeeris to discuss economics of health care Nov. 30.

Hawkins to give talk on success from coach's perspective (Nov. 16) Men's basketball coach to talk at business college Dec. 2.

Most offices closed Thanksgiving weekend (Nov. 16) Holiday weekend hours for computer labs, library, recreation center and other campus facilities.

Safety tips for holiday travelers (Nov. 15) If you're traveling Thanksgiving weekend, check out these tips before you leave town.

Solo art show in New York features WMU emeritus' photography (Nov. 15) John M. Carney's "Night Light" collection on display at Brenda Taylor Gallery.

Campus input sought for 2012 accreditation visit (Nov. 14) Preparations under way for March Higher Learning Commission visit.

Hockey team participates in charity fundraiser (Nov. 14) Open ice skating event Dec. 4 supports Kalamazoo's Ministry with Community.

Japanese professors to discuss Japan's triple disaster (Nov. 14) Roundtable discussion Nov. 21 to feature three visiting anthropologists.

Annual Pride Prom is this weekend (Nov. 14) OUTspoken's most popular event of the year is Saturday at the Radisson.

'The Future' debuts at WMU's Little Theatre (Nov. 14) Latest film from writer and director Miranda July being shown on campus Nov. 18-20.

Haenicke Memorial Garden recognized for design, construction (Nov. 14) Landscape staff recognized by national Professional Grounds Management Society.

MBA info sessions Thursday in three West Michigan cities (Nov. 14) Sessions being held concurrently in Kalamazoo, Battle Creek and Grand Rapids.

Test of WMU Alert system scheduled Friday (Nov. 14) Register your phone through GoWMU by Wednesday to be included in the test.

Michigan research universities establish business response network (Nov. 11) WMU one of six schools statewide tapped to aid businesses, boost economy.

Eastern European politics is focus of two campus talks (Nov. 11) Visiting scholar Dr. Andrew Roberts will give lectures Nov. 15-16.

Foreign languages professor wins prestigious translation award (Nov. 11) Dr. Jeffrey Angles honored for "Forest of Eyes: Selected Poems of Tada Chimako."

Open house focuses on faculty research resources (Nov. 11) Learn about funding and collaboration opportunities Friday, Nov. 18.

Dance concerts showcase student choreography (Nov. 11) Students will perform their original works Nov. 30-Dec. 4.

Engineering professor elected to national tech committee (Nov. 10) Dr. Ajay Gupta named chair of Technical Committee on Parallel Processing.

Grand master of Japanese bamboo flute to perform (Nov. 10) Michael "Chikuzen" Gould to give concert and talk Nov. 18 at Dalton Center.

Fulbright Scholars from China, Taiwan to present lectures (Nov. 10) Dr. Zhang Jin speaks Nov. 17 on China; Dr. Szu-yin Ho speaks Nov. 30 on Taiwan.

Two staff members obtain fetal alcohol disorders certification (Nov. 9) Amy Mack and Denise Wheatley complete clinical certificate program.

Information expert examines wisdom (Nov. 9) Dr. Andrew Targowski announces the publication of his new book.

Professor emeritus edits Middle English book (Nov. 9) Dr. Clifford Davidson's new book examines the York Corpus Christi Plays.

Counselor updates textbook on adults in transition (Nov. 9) Dr. Mary Anderson is co-author of fourth edition of "Counseling Adults in Transition."

New gift is largest ever to an occupational therapy program (Nov. 9) Fred Sammons and Barbara Rider give $2 million for OT program.

Two-day fashion show to benefit Gospel Mission (Nov. 9) MODA's "Luminesce" student fashion show is Nov. 18-19.

Text to give to United Way for chance to meet Greg Jennings (Nov. 9) Text GIVEGKUW to 864833 from noon to 9 p.m. Friday to give $5.

Broadway song and dance sensation stars in 'Late Night Broadway' (Nov. 8) Michael Gruber performs with musical theatre students Dec. 1-3.

WMU Opera Workshop presents free duets concert (Nov. 8) Opera Workshop cast will be joined on stage by voice students Nov. 22.

Ensemble SDG to perform with WMU's Collegium Musicum (Nov. 8) Concert Nov. 16 at Dalton Center features works from the 17th and 18th century.

Gold Company presents annual 'Sneak Preview' concert (Nov. 8) Internationally recognized vocal jazz ensemble performs with GC II Thursday.

Jazz bands present annual 'Tribute to the Great Swing Bands' (Nov. 8) University Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Lab Band perform Nov. 19 at Dalton Center.

Bronco Marching Band presents annual 'Season in Review' concert (Nov. 8) Concert Sunday at Miller Auditorium features halftime favorites.

Feature film shot by WMU students now out on DVD (Nov. 7) "The Lake Effect" features local cast and crew members, familiar scenes.

Playwright, director next up in Frostic Reading Series (Nov. 7) Carlos Murillo will read from his selected works Nov. 17 at Bernhard Center.

Secretary of State offers improved online services (Nov. 5) Renew or replace driver's license and other popular transactions online.

New Grab-n-Go Salads promote healthy, sustainable eating (Nov. 4) Choices include fresh, locally sourced ingredients and biodegradable packaging.

WMU geological survey unit to tackle Calhoun County mapping (Nov. 4) First time Calhoun County has ever been mapped at a detailed scale.

Talk to examine authoritarianism and economic development in Ethiopia (Nov. 4) Economic historian Dr. Chuck Schaefer to speak Nov. 15 in Brown Hall.

WMU's iconic trolley car replica undergoing repairs (Nov. 4) Engineering students are making changes to improve replica's weather resistance.

'Cirque Dreams Holidaze' lights up Miller Auditorium (Nov. 4) Enjoy a wonderland of fantasy with holiday performances Nov. 29-30.

Open enrollment period for WMU employees is under way (Nov. 4) Open enrollment for health insurance, life insurance and flex accounts ends Nov. 18.

Activity proposals for Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration are due (Nov. 4) Deadline to apply for funding grants and publicity assistance is Nov. 18.

Emeritus Arnie Johnston returns to present reading (Nov. 3) Dr. Arnie Johnston and Deborah Percy offer poetry reading Wednesday, Nov. 9.

Annual health expo slated for University community (Nov. 3) Learn about wellness resources available at WMU and in the community Nov. 9.

Marian Marks-Custer dies at age 87 (Nov. 3) Funeral services will be held Friday for Marks-Custer, retired WMU custodian.

Legal, education expert Archer to present business college talk (Nov. 3) Reservations required for former Detroit Mayor Dennis Archer's Nov. 17 talk.

Tickets still available for Jason Derulo concert at Miller Auditorium (Nov. 3) Discounted tickets to Nov. 14 show are available to WMU students.

University Theatre stages award-winning dramatic comedy (Nov. 3) Students stage "August: Osage County" Nov. 10-20 in Williams Theatre.

Holiday poinsettia sales support PSSO (Nov. 3) Professional Support Staff Organization is taking orders through Nov. 23.

Two candidates for registrar visit campus (Nov. 3) Public presentations by Susan O'Flaherty Nov 7 and Jerry Montag Nov. 16.

Thriller 'The Whistleblower' debuts at Little Theatre (Nov. 2) Rachel Weisz stars in film inspired by actual events Nov. 11-13 at Little Theatre.

Flags lowered Friday for Navy SEAL Heath M. Robinson (Nov. 2) Robinson, age 34, of Petoskey, Mich., was killed by enemy forces Aug. 6 in Afghanistan.

WMU professor to pay tribute to Russia in poetry and photos (Nov. 2) Local poet Judith Rypma presents "To Russia With Love" Nov. 17.

Full day of activities slated for Russian Festival (Nov. 2) Russian art, culture and history highlighted during Nov. 19 events.

Greg Jennings first Bronco featured on cover of SI (Nov. 2) "WMU grad and All Pro wide receiver one of seven Green Bay Packers featured.

Groundbreaking play on gay marriage opens on campus (Nov. 1) "Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays" at Williams Theatre Nov. 7.

Succeeding globally is theme of International Education Week (Nov. 1) Events Nov. 14-19 feature culturally diverse cuisine, music, dance and more.

Evelyn Ann Erickson dies at age 83 (Nov. 1) Services were held in October for Erickson, former coordinator for WMU's Merze Tate Center.

Informational sessions on teaching fellowships set for November (Nov. 1) Learn more about launching a new career as a math or science teacher.

Student sustainability grant proposal deadline extended (Nov. 1) Students have until Nov. 13 to apply for sustainability grants totaling $75,000.