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Oct. 31, 1998, Kalamazoo MI USA

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October 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.

Football, volleyball teams win (Oct. 31) Volleyball team eyes MAC tournament berth at home.

Cornelius "Cornie" Loew (Oct. 31) Former vice president of academic affairs died Oct. 23.

Lucian Rosu (Oct. 31) Professor of history died Oct. 6.

WMU names scholarship for Morris Hood (Oct. 30) Medallion Scholarship honors late Detroit state legislator.

Jack Moss to receive honorary degree (Oct. 30) Longtime Kalamazoo Gazette sports editor will receive degree during December commencement.

HHS building tops requests for new capital outlay from state (Oct. 30) $45 million consolidation of Health and Human Services tops funds request.

Faculty salaries lead $28.5 million in requests for state funds (Oct. 30) $3.75 million request to boost faculty salaries.

Grant total tops $8.5 million (Oct. 30) $3.9 million in grants awarded during September.

Geology becomes Department of Geosciences (Oct. 30) Name changed to reflect breadth of program.

Trustees approve retirements and appointments (Oct. 30) Retirement of Fine Arts Dean Luscombe approved for June 30, longest tenure dean at WMU.

Trustees hear gift report for September (Oct. 30) More than $200,000 in cash and non-cash gifts received in Sept.

Professor is on-line expert for Discovery Channel Web site (Oct. 29) Monarch butterfly expert will field e-mail questions in an on-line forum Nov. 8-14.

Campus group organizing MLK Day events (Oct. 29) Campus groups invited to present activities for Jan. 18-21 observance.

WMUK fund drive ends with record total (Oct. 29)

NCAA team hold public forum Nov. 4 (Oct. 29) Peer review team seeks public comment at 5:30 p.m., Nov. 4, Room 213, Bernhard Center

New lecture series focuses of Asian/Pacific business (Oct. 29) Series begins Thursday, Nov. 12

WMU plans $45 million health and human services complex on Oakland Drive property (Oct. 28) Kalamazoo Psychiatric Hospital property transferred to WMU this week.

Sky Broncos take regional title, qualify for nationals (Oct. 27) Earn opportunity to defend their national title.

Trustees to meet Oct. 30 in Detroit (Oct. 27) Meeting at the Detroit Westin Hotel.

Corporate/WMU partnership brings cutting edge tools to students (Oct. 27) Partnership puts more than $50 million in CAD software in the hands of engineering students.

Hockey and volleyball teams defeat conference leaders (Oct. 25) Big wins offset disappointing football loss at CMU.

Carlson discusses work of oral historian (Oct. 22) "An Oral Historian's Work" presented Nov. 4.

New partnership with India launched by business college (Oct. 22) Students from India will soon be earning MBA at WMU.

Author speaks on beliefs linking pain and evil (Oct. 22) Cultural beliefs that link evil with pain and suffering discussed, Nov. 4.

Haworth College receives innovation award (Oct. 20) "Innovations in Education for Business."

Poet Marianne Boruch to give reading at WMU (Oct. 20) Reading is Tuesday, Oct. 27.

WMU specialists land $2 million Detroit school reform job (Oct. 20) Science and math specialists are "21st Century Initiative" evaluators.

WMU students take first, third in Better Business Bureau contest (Oct. 20) Self-regulation of advertising industry essays win.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. gives environmental talk (Oct. 19) Environmental activist speaks Oct. 21 at WMU.

Football and volleyball Broncos card big Homecoming wins (Oct. 18) Both teams earn dramatic come-from-behind victories.

Provost details academic planning for Faculty Senate (Oct. 15) WMU is the kind of institution likely to dominate the nation's higher education landscape in the future, provost tells senate.

Campus officials study city's building offer (Oct. 15) Proposal by city officials that would move baseball and softball facilities to make way for a new paper science research building.

Anthropologist describes high-tech approach (Oct. 13) Uses of technology in anthropology discussed, Oct. 19 and 20.

NPR show host evaluates gun control issues (Oct. 13) Gun control and the issues of individual rights evaluated by Hugh LaFollette, Oct. 22.

EEOC commissioner visits WMU, speaks on social justice (Oct. 13) Paul Steven Miller talks about civil rights and social justice Oct. 26.

Enabling technology specialist speaks about voice synthesis (Oct. 13) Authority on emerging technologies serving the blind speaks Oct. 22.

Program will help older students weigh graduate school pros, cons (Oct. 13) Panel of WMU alumni discuss the pleasures and pitfalls of graduate studies Nov. 4.

Golden Apple Awards presented to outstanding educators (Oct. 9) Michigan educators Bettie Goodman of Flint, Patricia Reeves of Vicksburg and John Gazella of Owosso honored Oct. 16.

Former Kalamazoo playwright presents reading (Oct. 9) Lisa Dillman is visiting professor, public reading Oct. 15.

Public readings mark publication of four Michigan poets (Oct. 9) Readings Oct. 21 at WMU and Oct. 24 in Birmingham, Mich.

"What were they thinking" author to speak on marketing (Oct. 6) Nationally known marketing consultant Robert McMath speaks Oct. 13 at Fetzer Center.

Informational open house set for prospective graduate students (Oct. 6) Open House is Oct. 20 at Bernhard Center.

Emerging African markets will be topic of visiting scholar lecture (Oct. 6) Potential of African markets for U.S. economy is topic of Oct. 14 lecture.

Southwest Michigan authors write of small town life (Oct. 6) New book published by WMU features more than 100 authors.

Classes set to improve English speaking, writing skills of international residents (Oct. 6)

Professor receives prestigious literary award (Oct. 6) Dybek is recipient of Lannan Literary Award for fiction.

WMU Foundation honors two outstanding volunteers (Oct. 6) Gary Cramer, Lloyd Schmaltz to be honored.

Volleyball Broncos host EMU in MAC home opener (Oct. 3) MAC home opener is Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m.

Homecoming week starts Oct. 11 (Oct. 1) List of Homecoming activities.

Staffing changes made in marketing, PR and communications (Oct. 1) Kretsch, Lee, Nelson and Schwerin join MPRC staff.

Outdoor sculpture in progress at WMU through Oct. 9 (Oct. 1)

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