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June 30, 1998, Kalamazoo MI USA

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June 1998 WMU News Archive
Stories are listed in descending order by release date, beginning with the most recent. Click on the headline for the full story.

WMU awards Tim Allen honorary degree (June 27) Star of ABC TV's "Home Improvement," awarded an honorary doctor of fine arts by his alma mater.

Football center named for Bill Brown (June 26) New $8.2 million alumni football center named in honor of 1953 graduate and outstanding football player.

Grants to WMU send year's total soaring past previous record (June 26) Exceeds past record by more than $3.5 million with one month remaining to be counted in 1997-98 University year.

WMU authorized to place cash in long-term investments (June 26) Can place up to 20 percent of its cash in long-term investments for greater return and reduced risk.

Trustees approve two new graduate offerings (June 26) Dual master's degree program in special education and orientation and mobility, and new graduate certificate program in educational technology available.

Gifts to WMU reported to trustees (June 26) More than $1,359,000 in cash and non-cash gifts received in March, April and May.

Trustees approve increase in fee (June 26) Increase in Student Assessment Fee of $4 per semester , $2 per session approved.

WMU reshaping parking system to reduce traffic, parking congestion (June 26) Among changes are rates and rules that will encourage students to park in lots more distant and use campuswide free bus system.

24 faculty members granted tenure (June 26) Twenty-four faculty members approved for tenure effective 1998-99 University year.

Trustees approve promotions of 36 faculty members (June 26) Promotions of 36 faculty members approved.

Trustees approve retirements (June 26) Retirements of 16 faculty members and four staff members approved.

Trustees approve appointments (June 26) Appointments of two department chairs were approved.

Trustees to meet Friday, June 26 (June 23) Board of Trustees will meet at 11:30 a.m. in the Bernhard Center.

WMU gets funding to help launch new health care profession (June 23) Five-year $350,000 grant to help persons with disabilities learn to travel independently.

Luscombe receives community arts council volunteer award (June 18) Dean of the WMU College of Fine Arts honored by Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo.

Faculty Senate approves 'Research II' recommendations (June 18) Series of recommendations to accelerate progress toward Research II status.

House supports extra funds for WMU aviation (June 18) Additional $450,000 for the School of Aviation Sciences.

Emirate pilots head for flight school, training options expanded (June 18) Airlines of the United Arab Emirates is third major client of International Pilot Training Centre.

Commencement ceremonies set for June 27 (June 16) Haenicke to receive honorary doctorate at his final Commencement as WMU president.

Economists publish book on telecommunications deregulation (June 16) Book details Michigan's leadership in the deregulation of the telecommunications industry.

WMU adds two women's sports (June 15) Women's golf and precision ice skating added beginning in 1998-99.

Three WMU baseball players sign pro contracts (June 15) Stewart, Ottevaere and Place sign contracts following amateur draft.

McMullen and Strieter to compete at USATF championships (June 15) Senior All-Americans will compete at the United States Track and Field Championships, June 19-21, in New Orleans.

Artist wins first scholarship offered by WMU group (June 11) Kristin Casaletto receives first University Dames Endowed Scholarship.

Summer program delves into one of today's hottest topics (June 4) Michigan GIS Institute is July 27-31 and Aug. 10-14.

Communication specialists book examines customer service issues (June 4) "Communicating with Customers: Service Approaches, Ethics and Impact" by Dr. Wendy Z. Ford.

Broncos earn MAC men's all-sports trophy (June 2) WMU shares Reese Trophy with Ball State to lead 10 other institutions.

Stenesh pens new biochemistry text (June 2) Retired faculty member has drawn upon more than 30 years of teaching and research.

More than 3,400 freshmen expected to attend orientation (June 2) Two-day orientation sessions scheduled between June 8 and July 21.

Student orientation leaders named (June 2) Thirty-three students will "open new doors" for incoming freshmen as orientation leaders.

Student orientation coordinators named (June 2) Coordinators supervise 33 orientation student leaders (see above).

Alumni Association elects officers (June 2) Wyatt Kirk '63 elected president beginning July 1.

WMU student wins $2,000 scholarship (June 2) Amanda Wartchow, Troy, Mich., receives award.

Universal student employment application now available (June 2) Students seeking employment on campus now have a standard application.

Graduate students lauded for research and creative work (June 2) Thirty-two students receive Graduate Research and Creative Scholar Awards.

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