WMU News

May 31, 2001, Kalamazoo MI USA

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May 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.

French horn festival offers week-long entertainment (May 31) Nineteen free, public performances featuring artists and ensembles from around the globe, June 4-9.

Three former trustees granted emeritus status (May 31) George Franklin, Joan Krause and Lori Waddles honored for dedicated service.

Trustees authorize BTR-related property items (May 31) Board approves proposals related to Business Technology and Research Park.

Trustees approve appointments (May 31) Two associate deans and six department chairpersons among personnel changes.

Trustees approve faculty and staff retirements (May 31) Twenty retirements approved, six faculty and staff resignations accepted by Board of Trustees.

New science education institute, Africana Studies Program approved (May 31) Both programs in College of Arts and Sciences effective July 1.

Trustees to be sworn in before May 30 board meeting (May 29) Four new board members to be sworn in, discussion of tuition rates expected to be tabled.

Alumni invited to jazz up June with concert, reception (May 29) West Shore Symphony Orchestra and Western Jazz Quartet perform June 1-2 in Muskegon.

Two Broncos invited to NCAA championships (May 29) Dale Cowper qualifies in hammer throw and Clark Wilson in discus at track and field nationals.

Paul T. Mountjoy (May 29) Professor emeritus of psychology died May 22.

WMU, Dutch firm enter into pilot training agreement (May 22) Agreement will bring up to 32 students a year to WMU International Pilot Training Centre.

Latulippe returns from mission to South America (May 21) CELCIS director promotes U.S.-based intensive English programs and student exchange.

Tremblay joins board of local training center (May 21) WMU coordinator of orientation elected to board of Adventure Centre at Pretty Lake.

Students, faculty member attend writers conference (May 21) Ten from WMU attend Associated Writing Programs conference in California.

Recognition dinner honors retiring faculty (May 21) Nearly 40 retiring or recently retired faculty members feted May 22 by Faculty Senate.

Mousavinezhad visits Swedish university (May 21) Electrical and computer engineering department chair visits and consults at Orebro University.

Sky Broncos nab second at national flight competition (May 21) WMU flight team finishes among nation's top three for 10th consecutive year.

Malaysian Midwest Games at WMU May 25-27 (May 18) WMU hosts 500 Malaysian international students from across the U.S. in athletic competition.

Business scholarships of up to $5,000 awarded (May 18) Complete list of Haworth College of Business scholarship recipients for 2001-02.

Golf team announces season award winners (May 17) Katie Yoder is team's most valuable player, Brooke Hulsbrink is most improved.

Campus emergency training begins (May 17) More than 200 staff members to participate in President Floyd's emergency planning initiative.

Interior designers Lenczycki and Morrison recognized (May 17) National professional association recognizes two WMU staff members.

Alumnus chairs political science at Northeastern (May 17) WMU grad Denis Sullivan named department chair at Northeastern University.

Accounting scholarships awarded for 2001-02 (May 17) Complete list of 23 scholarship recipients.

Floyd lobbies Senate for increased state funding (May 16) President testifies before Michigan's Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education.

Miller Ticket Jamboree is Saturday (May 16) Annual event is first opportunity for public to buy single-event tickets, activities and entertainment planned.

April 2001 doctoral recipients announced (May 16) Complete list of 15 doctoral degree recipients.

Medieval Congress makes international news (May 15) New York Times and British weekly The Economist among those with online coverage.

New energy policy sets building temperatures (May 11) All campus theromstats must be set to 76 degrees in summer to reduce energy costs.

Sky Broncos prepare for national flight championship (May 10) Precision flight team prepares for national championship in North Dakota, May 15-19.

Updates for Bronco Bash 2001 available on Web (May 9) This year's Bash set for Monday, Aug. 27, expected to attract more than 20,000 students.

WMU photos available for computer wallpaper (May 9) New Web site offers free photos of campus scenes and activities for computer background images.

WMU to host solar race teams from around the globe (May 9) More than 50 solar race teams at WMU beginning July 7 for major pre-race qualifying event.

Five WMU programs rated among the top in nation (May 9) U.S. News & World Report ranks five health and human services programs among the best.

Improving quality of life in Benton Harbor (May 9) WMU faculty and staff use $400,000 federal grant to to aid community development in Benton Harbor.

WMU to host economic development course (May 9) WMU one of only 20 sites in the nation for certified economic development course, June 3-8.

Book on paradox of peasantry wins Grundler Prize (May 9) Yale University's Paul H. Freedman wins prestigious medieval studies prize.

Sophomore wins Bach Festival vocal competition (May 4) Kristin Dethlefsen wins competition. Two WMU students featured in May 13 recital at Stetson Chapel.

WMU alumna heads Wayne State libraries (May 4) Sandra G. Yee appointed dean of the Wayne State University Library System.

Gov. Engler appoints four new trustees (May 4) Anthony, Aseritis, DeNooyer and Pero appointed to WMU Board of Trustees, to be sworn in May 30.

Men's tennis team earns trip to NCAA tournament (May 4) WMU faces Pepperdine May 11. Four Broncos earn all-conference honors.

Wireless initiative will affect entire campus (May 3) President Floyd's initiative to make WMU wireless by early 2002 on schedule.

Gagie and Robeck to receive Tony Griffin Award (May 3) Award dinner is May 8 at Fetzer Center. Gagie and Robeck honored for professional contributions.

Business dean tapped by two national associations (May 3) James Schmotter joins advisory council of one group, named executive editor of magazine for another.

Comments sought on finalists for $1,000 staff awards (May 3) Selection committee seeks additional comments by May 18.

DeNooyer and Pero appointed to Board of Trustees (May 3) Gov. Engler announces two of four new appointments to WMU board.

National City announces $2 million cash gift (May 3) Haworth College of Business and varsity athletics are principal beneficiaries of major gift.

Companies zeroing in on kids to sell products (May 2) Companies increase promotions aimed at youth age 5 to 14 according to WMU's Gwen Tarbox.

Increase in sports violence part real, part perception (May 2) Jody Brylinsky says that media coverage often focuses on violent play and behavior.

Electronic monitoring of employees growing (May 2) WMU communication professor warns that number of firms monitoring employees is growing.

Effect of economic downturn on Michigan tourism (May 2) Eldor Quandt says higher gasoline prices may have benefits for Michigan tourism.

Education student lands MACTE scholarship (May 1) Recent graduate Crystalyn Gusse of Warren, Mich., wins $1,000 scholarship.

Workshop explores customer service techniques (May 1) WBDC workshop features Jennifer VanConant at WMU's Kendall Center, Battle Creek, May 14.

Teachers urged to connect literature to lives of students (May 1) New book by Allen Carey-Webb urges teachers to connect classics with real life situations.

Women's tennis wins third straight MAC title (May 1) Chinwah and Girsang named to All-MAC First Team, coach Kuhle earns seventh MAC title, third in a row.

Top high school artists gather for annual festival (May 1) More than 1,000 high school students expected for Michigan Youth Arts Festival, May 10-12.

WMU Bronson School of Nursing gets endorsement (May 1) American Holistic Nurses' Certification Corp. endorses baccalaureate nursing curriculum.

DeVries named associate vice president for development (May 1) Veteran WMU fund-raiser promoted.

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