WMU News

March 30, 2001, Kalamazoo MI USA

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March 2001 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.

Workshop explores benefits of customer service (March 29) Jennifer VanConant speaks at WBDC workshop April 5 in downtown Kalamazoo.

Stress-buster extraordinaire offers tips (March 29) "Does Stress Rob You of Success?" is WBDC workshop April 9 in Battle Creek.

Canadian novelist Barbara Gowdy presents readings (March 29) Author of six novels, recipient of multiple awards at WMU April 11.

Poet Conrad Hilberry presents reading at WMU (March 29) Long-time Kalamazoo College professor and award-winning poet reads at WMU April 5.

Twelve staff members honored for excellence (March 29) Recipients of semiannual Staff Service Excellence Awards announced.

WMU hosts Fulbright Scholars from Hungary, Algeria (March 29) Curiosity about a common weed and the U.S. Constitution brings scholars to WMU.

APA, PSSO awards luncheon is April 6 (March 29) Deanna House is featured speaker at Bernhard Center luncheon. Advanced, paid reservations required.

Thelma M. Urbick (March 28) Emerita in counselor education and counseling psychology died March 13.

June R. Fuller (March 28) Retired WMU Bookstore employee died recently in Rock Island, Ill.

President Bush campaigns at WMU for tax cut (March 27) Bush urges quick action on tax relief in luncheon speech at Western Michigan University.

WMU's economic impact tops $564 million (March 27) WMU presence creates more than 7,200 jobs, attracts 600,000 visitors to Kalamazoo County.

Parking lot closures minimal for Bush visit (March 27) Small parking areas near Rec Center and fieldhouse closed. No road closings announced.

12th annual Native American Pow Wow is April 7-8 (March 26) Nearly 6,000 spectators expected for dance, regalia, song, food, artwork in University Arena.

Richard-Allan granted building permit (March 26) First tenant for Business Technology and Research Park gets green light from city officials.

Not your average cookies (March 26) WMU Girl Scout research shows developing girls into leaders takes more than selling cookies.

Mentors from around the world meet this week (March 26) WMU co-sponsored Diversity in Mentoring Conference is March 29-31 in Washington D.C.

Christoff, Eckstein to be honored by alma mater (March 26) Two alumni honored today at annual Food Marketing Conference.

Chicago market research exec honored (March 26) Thedore File to receive Trimpe Distinguished Service Award at Food Marketing Conference.

Tickets for Miller TV viewing of Bush visit (March 25) Free tickets for students, faculty available at four campus locations beginning late Monday afternoon.

WMU campus prepares for Bush visit Tuesday (March 24) President Bush expected to speak at WMU. Live local TV coverage scheduled.

Pennsylvania charter schools have positive impact (March 24) WMU research shows school reform initiative has positive results with at-risk students.

Conference draws food execs from around the country (March 23) 36th annual Food Marketing Conference is March 26-27.

Election officials discuss vote validity (March 23) Officials from Broward County, Fla., and Michigan Bureau of Elections speak today at WMU.

Four candidates for library dean visit campus (March 21) Public presentations by library candidates in honors college lounge, March 26 through April 5.

Floyd pleased with proposed state funding (March 21) President comments on proposed 7 percent increase for WMU.

Synchronized skaters finish second in nation (March 19) Bronco collegiate team takes second place at U.S. Team National Championships in Colorado.

NSF grant funds online electronics lab for engineers (March 16) Engineering college to receive $139,000 for Internet accessible real laboratory.

'Camp Challenge' builds leadership skills (March 16) ROTC offers paid, no-obligation summer training internship for interested sophomores.

Nonfiction writer Martha Sherrill presents reading (March 16) Washington Post staff writer and author of "The Buddha From Brooklyn," at WMU March 28.

Philosopher to examine dogmas of empiricist ethics (March 16) University of Michigan's Stephan Darwall speaks at WMU March 26.

Senior wins regional award for work as a tutor (March 16) WMU's Anne Miracle receives Writing Center Association's Tutor of the Year award.

Special Detroit performance of Washington play (March 16) Alumni Association chapter sponsors Von Washington's "Griot's Place" March 31.

Africa becomes musical hot spot for WMU prof (March 16) Stephen Zegree conducts World Youth Choir during second trip to Africa in six months.

Broncos announce 2001 football schedule (March 15) WMU at Michigan, nationally televised contest at Toledo among season highlights.

Hockey Broncos conclude 20-win season (March 15) Broncos fall in first round of playoffs, but have record-setting season, earn national recognition.

WFS presents award-winning 'Dancer in the Dark' (March 14) Cannes Film Festival winning movie stars Bjork, at WMU Little Theatre, March 16-18.

Five dance seniors perform in graduation concert (March 14) Concert is capstone for B.F.A. candidates, performances March 31 and April 1.

Annual International Festival is Sunday, March 25 (March 13) Food, performances, displays from more than 20 countries. Free admission.

Race and historical archaeology addressed (March 13) UMass-Amherst's Robert Paynter gives free public lecture March 26.

Top seniors honored at March 20 ceremony (March 13) Forty-five students to be recognized at 21st annual Presidential Scholars Convocation.

Dolan's book draws top award (March 13) WMU author takes first prize in annual awards of Chicago's Friends of American Writers Association.

Pharmacia chief is next speaker in Haworth series (March 13) Fred Hassan is next Haworth College of Business "Distinguished Speaker" March 22.

Former Bronco represents U.S. in international games (March 13) WMU alumnus Charley Greene will compete at World Maccabiah Games in Israel.

Native American artist exhibits paintings (March 13) Colleen Cutschall is artist-in-residence March 26-27, exhibition continues through April 13.

Weinreich elected to state gerontology board (March 12) Director of WMU gerontology program elected to Michigan Society of Gerontology board.

Anti-gay harassment program is Wednesday (March 12) "How to Respond to Anti-Gay Harassment" at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 14.

Parrott, Nagel tapped by national student organization (March 12) Association of Student Judicial Affairs selects two from WMU for leadership roles.

Renowned Indian classical musician performs at WMU (March 12) Ravikiran performs music of the chitravina March 14.

But what do the girls think? (March 9) WMU study reveals opinions of high school female athletes about controversial proposed changes in season schedules.

Van Cliburn Competition chooses Curtis-Smith work (March 9) "Twelve Etudes for Piano" by WMU professor selected for international piano competition.

Increased funding needed to manage rapid growth (March 9) President Floyd tells House Appropriations Subcommittee that WMU remains under funded.

Open house for prospective students (March 9) "WMU Preview" expected to draw 1,000 prospective students to campus March 17 and 24.

WMU professor appointed to foundation post (March 9) Jianping Shen named to Kellogg Foundation's National Commission on Service-Learning.

Perinatologist featured speaker at March 17 event (March 9) Paula Mahone is speaker for Association of Minorities in the Biological Sciences banquet.

Jon Powell named to All-MAC team (March 8) Senior men's basketball forward earns selection to conference's honorable mention squad.

Was Nancy Drew a fictional feminist? (March 7) New book by WMU's Gwen Tarbox examines fictional characters as influential role models for girls.

Alumna awarded prestigious Rotary scholarship (March 7) Tanya Pulver '00 receives Rotary Foundation study abroad scholarship of up to $25,000.

Expert on sense of touch visits WMU (March 7) Morton Heller, author of more than 50 articles on Braille, related topics, speaks at Fetzer Center March 13.

Communication scholar addresses gender and leadership (March 7) Virginia Tech's Judy Pearson speaks at WMU March 21.

Economics of family structure explored in lecture (March 7) Wesleyan University's Joyce Jacobsen, "The Economics of Work and Family," March 21.

'Rent' returns to Miller Auditorium (March 7) Five performances of Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning Broadway musical March 9-11.

Festival features 1,650-voice chorus in Miller (March 6) Southwestern Michigan Vocal Festival concert includes 41 area high schools March 15.

Takeda memorial concert features Mozart Requiem (March 6) Requiem Mass performed March 18 in memory of long-time KSO conductor and music director.

New York Voices performs March 16 (March 6) Grammy Award winning vocal ensemble performs songs from their new CD on Friday, March 16.

Vienna Philharmonic trombonist in concert (March 6) Guest artist Ian Bousfield performs in Dalton Recital Hall March 8.

CELCIS only fully accredited program in Midwest (March 2) Nation's first and only accrediting body places WMU program among select few in U.S.

WMU seeks students for accelerated pilot training (March 2) Now accepting applications for 14-month, professional pilot programs beginning in May, October.

Research consortium focuses on barrier-coated paper (March 2) WMU launches new research consortium with April symposium.

Future of voting in the electronic age (March 2) Richard Niemi, University of Rochester, addresses "Electronic Democracy" March 9.

Expert on geriatric health and nutrition visits WMU (March 2) Project AGE brings University of Arkansas' Dr. Ronnie Chernoff to WMU March 15.

Higher ed's role in addressing environmental woes (March 2) Topic of ethics presentation March 15 by WMU's Harold Glasser.

Poet Frank Bidart presents reading March 14 (March 2) Described as a master of the dramatic monologue and the autobiographical soliloquy.

Seminar to prep executives on ISO 9000 (March 2) New ISO 9000 quality standard and a statewide training grant program addressed March 15.

Specialist discusses start-up finances (March 2) Antonio Mitchell is next WBDC workshop speaker at WMU Kendall Center, Battle Creek, March 12.

Gymnasts survive earthquake scare, win meet (March 1) Broncos defeat Seattle-Pacific just hours after major earthquake. No WMU injuries reported.

WMU introduces 'virtual reality' campus tour (March 1) Newest addition to WMU Web features 360-degree views of unique campus locations.

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