July 2002 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.
MEDC funds business accelerator
at BTR Park (July 30) Michigan Economic Development Corp.
contributes $550,000 for Southwest Michigan Innovation Center
Research effort of biosciences
firm moves to BTR Park (July 26) Actives International
to relocate its research and development facilities to the Southwest
Michigan Innovation Center.
Chorale selected for prestigious
New York performances (July 26) Thirty-two member University
Chorale selected to perform at 2003 national choral convention
in New York City.
Recent graduate earns spot with
international choir (July 24) April music graduate Erin
Cramer is only U.S. singer in World Youth Choir, which performs
Aug. 4 in Kalamazoo.
Trustees plan brief conference
call meeting (July 24) Conference call meeting July 25
needed for two resolutions regarding WMU building projects.
June doctoral recipients announced
(July 24) Complete list of 17 doctoral degree recipients and
their dissertation titles.
Economics student honored for outstanding
performance (July 24) Graduate student Isabel Ruiz of
Medellin, Colombia, receives the Floyd Moore Award in Economics.
Biological science award recipients
announced (July 24) Thirteen graduate and undergraduate
awards presented by Department of Biological Sciences.
Football Broncos among nation's
best in graduation rates (July 23) WMU football team
among top nine in the country with 90 percent or better graduation
WMU has role in homeland security
(July 22) WMU's Viji Murali is steering committee member for
FBI initiative to protect Michigan's critical infrastructures.
Getting used to 269 and using
it (July 18) Southwest Michigan's new area code 269 went
live on July 13. WMU's Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, Benton Harbor
British scholarship winners begin
aviation training (July 18) Three British citizens with
physical disabilities receive opportunity to fly through Bader
scholarships and College of Aviation.
Sheriff to stump for new justice
complex (July 18) County Sheriff Tom Edmonds will discuss
ballot proposal Aug. 2 as part of Keystone business breakfast
Understanding and working with
difficult people (July 18) Mary Blakely of Azuray Learning
is next WBDC workshop speaker Aug. 1 at Kalamazoo County Chamber
Grad student earns Harik economics
award (July 18) Michael Collis of Fraser, Mich., is most
recent recipient of Elias Harik Award.
Four staffers lauded for excellent
service (July 16) Sherry Bate, Scott Keeler, Pamela Ross
and Kathryn Wright earn 2002 Staff Service Excellence Annual
Interior design students rack up
awards (July 16) Two students win awards, a third honored
for service by American Society of Interior Designers.
Misconceptions about ISO 9000
(July 16) Free workshop July 25 is aimed at representatives from
small and medium-sized businesses.
Nominees sought for Athletic Hall
of Fame (July 15) Deadline for submitting nominations
of former athletes, coaches, athletic administrators is Aug.
WMU to host NCAA hockey regional
at Van Andel (July 15) Broncos to host third NCAA regional
tournament in 2004.
Academic calendar changes put
end to campus 'winter' (July 15) Name of second semester
will be "spring semester," other changes announced.
Staff members support 'Day of
Caring' (July 15) Nine staff members brave 90-degree
heat to scrape and paint exterior of local home, project sponsored
by United Way.
Four public administration alumni
honored (July 10) Breymann, Dykman, Hunt and Reid inducted
into the School of Public Affairs and Administration Alumni Academy.
Foreign language students earn
$46,000 in awards (July 9) Complete list of 57 students
and their awards from Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures.
Koetsier twice honored for overcoming
adversity (July 5) Women's basketball star Kristin Koetsier
wins Honda Inspiration Award and V Foundation Comeback of the
Pi Alpha Alpha inducts 13 new members
(July 5) Thirteen students inducted into national public administration
Students and alumni receive Pi
Alpha Alpha awards (July 5) Two students, three alumni
of Master of Public Administration program receive awards.
Seminar brings top high school
musicians to WMU (July 3) School of Music sponsored summer
music camp includes five free public performances July 14-20.
Seminar students provide music
for worship (July 3) High school musicians provide music
for the morning worship at Cathedral Church of Christ the King
Sunday, July 14.
'Friends' concert series features
faculty musicians (July 3) Free "Relax, You're With
Friends" evening concerts July 8-15 include piano-violin
duet, Western Wind Quintet and percussion ensemble.
GOP gubernatorial candidates to
debate at WMU (July 1) Republican primary candidates
Posthumus and Schwarz to debate July 2 in Brown Auditorium.
WMU offices closed for Independence
Day (July 1) Nearly all offices closed July 4, including
health center, recreation center, libraries; list of July 4 weekend
hours for selected offices.
Retailers see green in red, white
and blue (July 1) America's preoccupation with patriotism
since the Sept. 11 tragedies continues to influence retail sales,
says Dr. Barbara Frazier.
A toast to life, liberty and
all the rest (July 1) Patriotic toasts date back to 1776
says to WMU expert Joseph Reish.