WMU News

Aug. 31, 2002, Kalamazoo MI USA

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August 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.

CAB brings the Bandoleros to Miller Auditorium (Aug. 30) Concert blends Spanish, Mediterranean, and African influences Friday, Sept. 6.

Demand increases for 'family life professionals' (Aug. 30) WMU's Linda Dannison says demand is growing for professionals who can address effective parenting, conflict resolution, other issues.

More emphasis on pencils than play robs childhood (Aug. 30) Childhood education expert Ariel Anderson says a play-based curriculum is the natural way children learn.

Aviation Dean Lyman returns to Kellogg Foundation (Aug. 30) Aviation professor Robert Aardema, a 23-year member of the faculty, will serve as interim dean.

Four memorial services set for Sept. 11 (Aug. 30) Student, faculty and staff groups sponsor dedication of Sept. 11 memorial, "Ribbon of Light" candlelight vigil, two other services.

Need a little help? (Aug. 29) Special Sangren Hall Help Desk to assist students, faculty and staff with questions about class schedules, locations Sept. 4-6.

Television schedule for Bronco football announced (Aug. 29) Starting times changed for Virginia Tech, Sept. 28, and Central Florida, Oct. 12. Those games and contest at Michigan will be televised.

Stampede will charge up football fans (Aug. 26) Bronco Stampede is new alcohol-free tailgate party prior to all home fooball games, features food, music and entertainment.

International student orientation covers a lot of ground (Aug. 26) International students learn about studying at WMU and living in the United States Aug. 26-30.

Responsible fun (Aug. 26) Students Socializing Sober (S3) offers free weekly social events, beginning with "Jungle Boogie" kickoff event Sept. 4.

Beauregard takes extended medical leave (Aug. 26) Athletic Director Kathy Beauregard granted extended leave, David Corstange is acting director in her absence.

More secure e-mail means changes for some users (Aug. 26) E-mail messages now encrypted for security and privacy, some users need to reconfigure their computers.

Get a job! (Aug. 23) Students seeking campus jobs will have their pick of positions at the Campus Employment Fair, Thursday morning, Aug. 29.

Residence halls opening for fall semester (Aug. 23) Freshmen participating in Bronco Days begin moving in Sunday, residence halls open for all students Friday, Aug. 30.

More than 25,000 students expected for Bronco Bash (Aug. 23) Annual welcome-back celebration features games, food, prizes and five bands.

Bronco Days draws more than 1,500 students (Aug. 23) Bronco Days helps first-year students complete transition to campus life, with programs scheduled through Thursday, Aug. 29

Students of color get connected with WMU (Aug. 23) New "Get Connected" program complements Bronco Day programs for first-year students of color.

Fair caters to graduate and nontraditional students (Aug. 23) Annual Graduate and Nontraditional Student Services Fair is Aug. 28 in the Bernhard Center.

British scholarship aviators earn wings (Aug. 23) Three British citizens overcome physical disabilities, completed their pilot training at College of Aviation.

Volleyball Broncos invite public to 'meet the team' (Aug. 23) Meet-the-team reception follows free Brown and Gold scimmage in University Arena Tuesday, Aug. 27.

Football Broncos add Virginia to 2003 home schedule (Aug. 23) Cavaliers come to Waldo Stadium for WMU centennial as part of three-game deal with UVA.

More secure e-mail means changes for some users (Aug. 21) E-mail messages will be encrypted for security and privacy, some users need to reconfigure their computers after Aug. 25 upgrade.

Design Center helps area residents take a walk in time (Aug. 21) Art students and Design Center staff create computerized companion piece for Kalamazoo's Wheel of History sculpture.

WMU students conduct research in Washington, D.C. (Aug. 21) Three biomedical science majors complete 12-week NIH-funded research internships in nation's capital.

Some e-mail service interrupted Saturday (Aug. 21) WMU e-mail service using VMS servers interrupted Aug. 24 between 6 and 11 a.m. for a scheduled software upgrade.

Four memorial services planned for Sept. 11 (Aug. 20) Student, faculty and staff groups sponsor dedication of Sept. 11 memorial, "Ribbon of Light" candlelight vigil, two other memorial services.

New book chronicles POWS of 'forgotten war' (Aug. 19) Dr. Lewis Carlson's second book in his oral-history series on POWS looks at American prisoners of the Korean War.

Grant boosts hands-on learning for PA students (Aug. 19) Physician assistant faculty get $469,000 federal grant to develop greater hands-on approach to students' medical studies.

TIER Summit convenes at Fetzer Center (Aug. 16) President Floyd's "TIER Initiative" seeks to unite region in collaborative approach to economic development at Aug. 28 summit.

Engineering dean chosen to be new provost (Aug. 14) Dr. Daniel M. Litynski, dean of engineering applied sciences since 1999, is new provost beginning Sept. 1.

From waffles to windmills (Aug. 12) New book by Larry ten Harmsel chronicles Dutch influence in Michigan, how Hollanders fled their native country "to escape a spirit of tolerance."

IASB exec talks about corporate responsibility (Aug. 12) Alumnus James Leisenring, International Accounting Standards Board, delivers business lecture Aug. 16.

Federal contracting programs for small businesses (Aug. 12) Free WMU-sponsored workshop is Aug. 21 at the Kalamazoo County Chamber of Commerce.

British man achieves lifelong aviation dream (Aug. 12) Despite physical disability, Peter Kingdon is fulfilling lifelong goal of being a pilot through program at College of Aviation.

WMUK to broadcast World Youth Choir concert (Aug. 8) Choir's Kalamazoo performance will air Sunday and Monday, Aug. 11-12, on public radio station's "In Concert" program.

Employees invited to join Zest For Life (Aug. 8) Variety of health and fitness program open to WMU employees, retirees, spouses.

Graham P. Hawks (Aug. 8) Professor emeritus of history died July 25.

WMU alumnus serves as Boy Scouts national president (Aug. 7) Business graduate Roy Roberts is the first African-American to serve as president of the 92 year-old organization.

Food marketing alumnus to head grocery cooperative (Aug. 1) Robert P. Hermanns, WMU '65, named president and chief executive officer of Seattle-based Associated Grocers.

DaimlerChrysler named Employer of the Year (Aug. 1) Alumni Randy Hazel and Charles Koehn accept WMU recognition on behalf of automaker.

Burnie promoted to associate dean (Aug. 1) David Burnie named associate dean and director of graduate programs in Haworth College of Business.

Recent music graduate tours with World Youth Choir (Aug. 1) Erin Cramer is only U.S. singer in touring international choir; WMUK to record free Aug. 4 concert in Kalamazoo.

Health, physical education and recreation alumni honored (Aug. 1) HPER inducts nine into 2002 Alumni Honor Academy.

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