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August 31, 2001, Kalamazoo MI USA

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August 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.

Revised mission statement ready for comment (Aug. 31) Two sessions set for public comment, Oct. 1 and 2.

Pearl "Perky" Fabio-Baskerville Robinson (Aug. 30) Longtime staff member died Aug. 15.

WMU seeks 'partners' for $125 million campaign (Aug. 30) Largest fund-raising effort in WMU history to conclude with centennial celebration in 2003.

Ben Mahmoud exhibition runs through Sept. 26 (Aug. 30) Prominent Illinois artist presents slide lecture Sept. 13 as part of three-day visit to campus.

New traffic routing for WMU home football games (Aug. 30) Changes made to improve safety of fans crossing Stadium Drive and railroad tracks.

Tax expert offers advice to businesswomen (Aug. 30) Gail Shuster of Plante & Moran next WBDC speaker, Sept. 10, at WMU Kendall Center, Battle Creek.

Students complete ROTC training programs (Aug. 27) Seventeen WMU students complete U.S. Army ROTC programs.

Ground broken for WMU facility at Lake Michigan College (Aug. 27) New $8.4 million building in Benton Harbor to be ready for classes by fall 2002.

New Web site offers latest IT news (Aug. 27) News, project updates and more available online at IT NewsLink from Office of Information Technology.

Expert to discuss finding the right employees (Aug. 24) Next WBDC workshop is Sept. 6 at Kalamazoo County Chamber of Commerce.

Looking for a campus job? (Aug. 24) Campus Employment Fair matches WMU students with on-campus employers, Monday in the Bernhard Center.

Plans unveiled for new $48 million HHS building (Aug. 21) Oakland Drive building to house all academic programs for Health and Human Services.

Online program targets school technology coordinators (Aug. 17) WMU's first totally online program leads to graduate certificate in educational technology.

Plans set for 21st annual Bronco Bash (Aug. 17) More than 20,000 expected to attend welcome- back- to- campus celebration on Monday, Aug. 27.

Transition program helps new students feel at home (Aug. 17) More than 1,500 first-time college students are expected for "Bronco Days" Aug. 20-23.

Students learn to socialize without alcohol (Aug. 17) Students Socializing Sober provides positive reinforcement for new students who choose not to drink.

Graduate and nontraditional student fair is Aug. 22 (Aug. 17) Graduate and Nontraditional Student Services Fair expected to draw 400 to Bernhard Center.

New international students get extensive orientation (Aug. 17) New students learn about WMU and everyday life and customs in the United States.

Volleyball Broncos picked to repeat as division champ (Aug. 16) WMU and Ball State expected to rematch in tight race for MAC championship.

Some e-mail service interrupted this Saturday (Aug. 16) OpenVMS accounts unavailable on Aug. 18. UNIX and GroupWise e-mail services are not affected.

Experts meet to discuss technology partnerships (Aug. 10) Top information technology professionals from the community meet at WMU Aug. 13.

NPR's Juan Williams on campus for diversity event (Aug. 10) Radio host presents "Respecting Differences: Eyes on the Future" on Aug. 13 and 14.

Centennial prompts new design for stationery (Aug. 10) Centennial logo is key element in new WMU stationery design.

New hiring form online for student jobs on campus (Aug. 10) Staff members will use online form for all student hiring.

Radio and TV coverage of Bronco sports announced (Aug. 9) Bronco Radio Network expands, now includes Detroit. TV coverage for football announced.

Economics students receive Elias Harik awards (Aug. 9) Graduate students Marek Kolar and Patipol Kornkamonpruk are the award winners.

Food marketing scholarships awarded (Aug. 9) Complete list of 26 scholarship recipients.

WMU student earns prestigious writing award (Aug. 8) Junior Meggan Carney of Elk Rapids, Mich., wins creative writing literary competition.

New medical director named for geriatric center (Aug. 8) Jeanette Meyer, M.D., is new medical director of WMU Geriatric Assessment Center.

Finding the right employees (Aug. 8) Bill Hofrichter of EmploymentGroup speaks at WBDC workshop at WMU Kendall Center, Battle Creek, Aug. 13.

Ethiopian scholars, policy makers converge on WMU (Aug. 8) International Conference on Contemporary Development Issues in Ethiopia is Aug. 16-18.

New women's cross country and track coach named (Aug. 7) Ball State's Kelly Lycan to replace 11-year veteran Diane Russo as Bronco head coach.

Varatech awards $2.1 million in new software (Aug. 1) Holland, Mich., based firm makes second major donation to engineering college of latest CAD software.

Alliance for Community Supports gets DCH grant (Aug. 1) WMU-member alliance to receive $240,000 from Michigan Department of Community Health.

Graduate student doubles up on research funding (Aug. 1) Moscow native and political science doctoral candidate Ekaterina Levintova receives $20,000 in grants.

WMU researcher finds perception of class formed early (Aug. 1) New study by social work's Susan Weinger published in two journals.

New book series details Michigan's ethnic makeup (Aug. 1) Anthropology's Arthur Helweg co-authors new book with former WMU faculty member.

Business dean garners award for work with minority students (Aug. 1) James Schmotter recognized for devotion to minority business students.

WMU's Gershon receives national teaching award (Aug. 1) Professor of communication will receive first Barry Sherman Teaching Excellence Award.

New WMU Grand Rapids center expands opportunities (Aug. 1) New downtown center expands available academic programs and conferencing services.

June doctoral recipients announced (Aug. 1) Complete list of 11 doctoral recipients from June 2001, their disciplines and dissertation titles.

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