WMU's seventh president
Judith Bailey elected
WMU's seventh president (May 9) Trustees vote unanimously
to approve selection of Dr. Judith I. Bailey as president of
Western Michigan University.
New art building
named for James and Lois Richmond (Dec. 12) Local alumni
couple's $2.5 million gift allows construction to proceed on
new building for School of Art.
WMU students awarded
record number of Fulbrights (June 6) Three graduate students
headed to Bolivia, Germany and Senegal with Fulbright Fellowships
for international study and research abroad.
Sunseeker returns to campus
July 28, passes replica of historic Western Trolley on West Michigan
fifth place in American Solar Challenge (July 26) "Best
designed car" in this year's 2,300-mile American Solar Challenge
cards highest finish ever for WMU entry in solar race.
Student wins scholarship
to study in South America (Oct. 2) Senior Sonya Datta-Sandhu
of Kalamazoo earns $25,000 Ambassadorial Scholarship from Rotary
earns coveted Guggenheim Fellowship (May 15) History
professor awarded prestigious Guggenheim to complete book on
Spanish conquest of the Inca empire.
WMU and Altair
share $1 million federal nanotech grant (March 18) Nevada's
Altair Nanotechnologies and WMU to develop technology to detect
chemical and biological weapons and for environmental application.
New College of Engineering
and Applied Sciences Building
dedicated (Sept. 6) New 343,000-square-foot facility
on Parkview Campus is WMU's largest building, serves 3,000 engineering
President Bailey (left)
and Gov. Granholm during Aug. 5 presentation at WMU's Parkview
$10 million check for biosciences center (Aug. 5) Gov.
Granholm presents President Bailey with with ceremonial check
for new Biosciences Research and Commercialization Center.
life sciences research center (July 30) WMU gets $10
million to launch research center for development and commercialization
of pharmaceutical and biosciences products.
Bailey named to
Technology Tri-Corridor Committee (Oct. 21) Gov. Granholm
names WMU president to newly created Technology Tri-Corridor
2002 All-American Dale Cowper
Skaters at 2003 national championships
Four varsity sports
fall to budget cuts (Dec. 4) Men's indoor and outdoor
track, men's cross country and synchronized skating will be eliminated
after 2003-04 school year.
Senior is WMU's
second Goldwater Scholar (April 8) David Hoogerheide
of Portage, Mich., selected from among 1,100 applicants nationwide
to received Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.
pact brings Tennessee firm to Michigan (Feb. 12) Tennessee
firm will develop and commercialize recent Pharmacia Corp. drug
patent donation to Western Michigan University.
WMU receives drug
patent donation from Pharmacia (Jan. 22) Technology transfer
of patents for the drug Xemilofiban boosts regional economic
development as life sciences research center.