September 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.
Expert on Hindu thought to discuss
self-exploration (Sept. 30) Indian philosopher Dr. Sangeetha
Menon discusses the concept of consciousness in Hindu thought
Rec center closed during home
football games (Sept. 30) Recreation Center closed during
home football games, but offers alternate hours to accommodate
WMU Foundation honors Ramona Bernhard
(Sept. 27) Wife of former president honored as Volunteer of the
Year for promoting support of the arts at WMU.
Academic and non-academic promotions
announced (Sept. 26) Trustees approve appointments of
two department chairs, three associate vice presidents, other
new and previously announced promotions.
Visiting artist Jane Marshall
exhibits in Space Gallery (Sept. 26) Exhibition
of artist books displayed in Knauss Hall gallery weekdays Oct.
Gallery II features Silverberg
exhibition of artist books (Sept. 26) Exhibit of works
by New York City artist Robbin Ami Silverberg is open weekdays,
Oct. 2-30, in Sangren Hall.
Longtime state legislator will
receive honorary degree (Sept. 25) State Sen. Harry Gast
to receive honorary doctor of public service degree at Dec. 14
Local exec ready to talk about
your HR challenges (Sept. 25) Next WBDC workshop features
human resources expert Marcia Koestner, Oct. 3 at the Kalamazoo
County Chamber of Commerce.
Three student affairs administrators
promoted (Sept. 25) Promotions of Suzanne Nagel, Vernon
Payne and Martha Warfield announced.
Award-winning poet Ralph Angel
visits campus (Sept. 24) Reading Series presents author
of "Twice Removed" and "Neither World" Thursday,
Vaccinations against flu, meningitis
available (Sept. 24) Sindcuse provides service for students,
employees, retirees, eligible dependents, outreach clinics in
Bernhard and Rec centers, Oct. 16, 22.
Fifty OT students visit local
schools for backpack awareness (Sept. 24) Occupational
therapy students help raise awareness of back problems from wearing
overstuffed book bags.
Success in life and humorous
vignettes are 'All in the Timing' (Sept. 24) University
Theatre's York Arena Series offers nine performances of David
Ives' "All in the Timing."
Honors students visited by Michigan
Supreme Court Justice (Sept. 23) Justice Robert P. Young
talks about the law and the judicial system to finance and commercial
law honors class.
Last call of submissions, changes
in WMU Experts Guide (Sept. 23) Some faculty and staff
who submitted changes online earlier in September, may need to
resubmit because of technical problems.
Adams and Curtis-Smith earn ASCAP
honors (Sept. 23) Two School of Music faculty members
are recipients of awards from American Society of Composers,
Authors & Publishers.
Franquesa recognized by Academy
of Management (Sept. 23) Academy choses WMU's Jaume Franquesa
as one of the outstanding reviewers for its 2002 conference.
Bronco football versus Virginia
Tech televised (Sept. 23) Saturday's contest at Waldo
Stadium carried on ESPN regional coverage and on WXMI in West
Michigan, WADL in Detroit.
Grants received top $43 million
in 2001-02 (Sept. 23) Grants received since start of
the 2002-03 year total more than $7 million.
July and August gifts to WMU total
$3.8 million (Sept. 23) Exceeds amount received for the
same period one year ago by nearly $1.8 million.
Guest artist Laura Melton offers
piano recital (Sept. 23) Bowling Green professor of piano
performs Haydn, Bolcom, Debussy Oct. 1 in Dalton Center.
Two new degree programs approved
(Sept. 22) New bachelor's degree in civil engineering and master's
degree in teaching children who are visually impaired offered
beginning in 2003.
Student assessment fee policy revised
(Sept. 22) Revision consistent with recent changes in state law
requiring student assessment fees to be distributed in a "viewpoint
NIH grant funds Health and Human
Services research labs (Sept. 21) National Institutes
of Health awards $1.2 million for research labs in new College
of Health and Human Services building.
Graduate enrollment helps push
total to nearly 30,000 (Sept. 21) Fall enrollment reaches
all-time record total of 29,732 students.
Trustees approve estimated 2002-03
budget of $261 million (Sept. 20) State appropriations
cover less than one-half of University's estimated expenses.
Trustees ratify contracts with
faculty union, police (Sept. 20) Three-year contracts
with American Association of University Professors and Police
Officers Association approved.
Trustees agree to lease space to
printing company (Sept. 20) Megee Printing Inc. given
five-year lease on space in University Plaza.
Trustees approve retirements
(Sept. 20) Retirements of four faculty members, eight staff members
Name of international student services
office updated (Sept. 20) New name is Office of International
Student and Scholar Services.
Sept. 11 memorial sculpture competition
announced (Sept. 20) WSA invites artists to submit proposals
for a permanent work to be placed on the WMU campus, $35,000
available for sculpture.
Students, faculty and staff remember
Sept. 11 (Sept. 20) Thousands of students, faculty, staff
attend campus services on the first anniversary of terrorist
attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C.
Reish selected as dean of University
Libraries (Sept. 19) Former dean of Lee Honors College,
Dr. Joseph G. Reish has served as interim library dean for past
Historian will address civic responsibility
(Sept. 19) Phi Beta Kappa-sponsored lecture features Dr. Joyce
Appleby, UCLA professor emerita of history Sept. 23.
NASA official comes to campus for
evaluation project (Sept. 19) Malcolm Phelps visits WMU
Evaluation Center Sept. 24. to review NASA's Aerospace Education
Series focuses on terrorism and
international conflict (Sept. 19) WMU professors will
lead an evening discussion series on terrorism and current world
conflicts at Portage Public Library.
Respected Colombian author to speak
on campus (Sept. 19) Novelist David Sanchez Juliao will
discuss his work and formation as a writer Oct. 3.
WMU, Northside Ministerial Alliance
collaborate on MLK event (Sept. 18) Combined MLK observance
will be Jan. 12 with keynote speaker Myrlie Evers-Williams, widow
of Medgar Evers.
Trustees to consider faculty contract,
2002-03 budget (Sept. 18) Board of Trustees meets Sept.
Study Abroad Fair is free and open
to everyone (Sept. 18) Fair offers an opportunity to
"experience, change and expand" Sept. 25 in the Bernhard
President Floyd testifies before
Congress (Sept. 18) President expected to describe WMU
partnerships with some of the nation's Historically Black Colleges
Youngsters learn how to fly
(Sept. 18) College of Aviation is host to physically challenged
youngsters from the Claussen Center in Battle Creek for a day
of aviation education.
CAB brings comedian/songwriter
Stephen Lynch to campus (Sept. 17) Kalamazoo native Lynch's
one-man show is Thursday, Sept. 19, in the Bernhard Center.
Volunteers get to join the party
for free (Sept. 17) 200 volunteers needed for annual
Homecoming Campus Classic run/walk; volunteers get free souvenirs,
free admission to post-race party.
Michael Atkins selected as new
engineering dean (Sept. 16) Former assistant dean and
30-year member of the faculty will lead College of Engineering
and Applied Sciences.
New Allison Downey album available
in WMU Bookstore (Sept. 15) New CD includes song performed
by Downey at Sept. 11 anniversary services on campus.
Exhibit features art faculty
and staff works (Sept. 15) Dalton Center Multimedia Room
exhibit runs Sept. 20 through Oct. 9.
Zegree named composer of the
month (Sept. 15) Director of Gold Company recognized
for choral music arrangements by world's largest music print
WSA sponsors voter registration
drive for students (Sept. 13) Secretary of State mobile
office set up on campus near Lee Honors College Monday, Sept.
Staffer, student help U.S. team
win world goalball championship (Sept. 13) Jennifer Armbruster
and Robin Theryoung are members of world championship U.S. Women's
Meeting set to explore forming
Latino employees group (Sept. 13) Latino and Hispanic
faculty and staff invited to attend informational meeting Tuesday,
Haenicke's career feted by international
colleagues (Sept. 12) President emeritus honored by his
international colleagues with a special publication to mark his
Hovestadt to head national marriage
and family group (Sept. 12) Professor of counselor education
and counseling psychology is president-elect of 28,000-member
Edward Callan returns to WMU
with 'I am of Ireland' (Sept. 12) Distinguished University
Professor Emeritus presents video lecture of his play about W.
B. Yeats Sept. 17.
Reading by Randall Kenan is set
for Sept. 19 (Sept. 12) Award-winning African-American
author of "Let the Dead Bury Their Dead" and "Walking
on Water" presents reading in Brown Hall.
WFS opens season with area debut
of 'Cherish' (Sept. 12) Sundance Film Festival selection
"Cherish," starring Robin Tunney, is Sept. 20-22 at
A memorial by the people, for
the people (Sept. 11) Employee-sponsored Sept. 11 memorial
dedicated in Goldsworth Valley on first anniversary of terrorist
Campus remembers Sept. 11 with
four services (Sept. 10) Campus groups sponsor dedication
of Sept. 11 memorial, "Ribbon of Light" candlelight
vigil, Service of Reflection and Service of Remembrance.
Laib painting exhibition this
month in Gallery II (Sept. 5) Paintings by New York artist
Jonathan Laib exhibited in Sangren Hall weekdays Sept. 9-26.
Bronco football versus Michigan
televised (Sept. 4) Saturday's game in Ann Arbor part
of the national ESPN GamePlan package and carried locally on
WXMI-TV Fox 17.
TIER Summit brings region's leaders
to campus (Sept. 4) President Floyd's call for creation
of a regional approach to economic development draws praise and
200 area leaders to campus.
Faculty to vote Sept. 12 on new
contract (Sept. 3) University and AAUP reach tentative
agreement on new three-year contract.
Luminary actor to perform at WMU
(Sept. 3) Tony Award-winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson stars in critically
acclaimed, one-man play "Lackawanna Blues" Sept. 19-22.
Business dean explores 21st-century
ethical challenges (Sept. 3) Dean James Schmotter is
featured at next Keystone Community Bank Breakfast Sept. 13.
Making your Palm work for you
(Sept. 3) How to make the most of popular PDA discussed at Sept.
19 at Kalamazoo County Chamber of Commerce.
Workshop highlights opportunities
for women business owners (Sept. 3) WBDC workshop is
Sept. 19 at Kalamazoo County Chamber of Commerce.
Entrepreneurs to discuss their
experiences, insights (Sept. 3) Three Southwest Michigan
entrepreneurs share insights at WMU presentation Sept. 9, in
Four memorial services
set for Sept. 11 (Sept. 1) Student, faculty and staff
groups sponsor dedication of Sept. 11 memorial, "Ribbon
of Light" candlelight vigil, two other services.