November 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.
Viola student receives $24,000
Rhea Fetzer Scholarship (Nov. 26) Katie Lampen of Grand
Rapids is second Western Michigan University student to receive
Fetzer four-year string scholarship.
Michigan physical education group
honors WMU professor (Nov. 26) HPER's Marianne Frauenknecht
earns Professor of the Year award from state professional association.
Physician assistant program earns
five-year accreditation (Nov. 26) Department of Physician
Assistant at Western Michigan University granted five-year ARC-PA
International students discover
American holiday tradition (Nov. 26) Members of Kalamazoo
community invited to help WMU international students celebrate
Experts give two presentations
on wireless networks (Nov. 26) Experts from Secant Technologies
and Kerr Technologies speak Dec. 5 at Kalamazoo County Chamber
of Commerce building.
Advisor offers suggestions on tax
strategies for businesses (Nov. 26) Next WBDC workshop
in Battle Creek features Timothy Shivley of Shivley & Associates
Dec. 9 at WMU Kendall Center.
Vienna Boys Choir comes to Miller
Auditorium (Nov. 25) Vienna Boys Choir Christmas at WMU
for single performance Sunday, Dec. 1.
Christmas concert features Oak
Ridge Boys (Nov. 25) Miller Auditorium presents the Oak
Ridge Boys for a Christmas concert Wednesday, Dec. 4.
Jerry's Girls is non-stop song
and dance entertainment (Nov. 25) University Theatre
presents four performances of Broadway musical review Thursday
through Sunday, Dec. 5-8.
Student reception to thank and
honor President Floyd (Nov. 25) All WMU students invited
to Dec. 4 reception and brief program to wish outgoing president
well in his new post.
Campaign gets $550,000 boost from
Monroe-Brown Foundation (Nov. 22) Gift will be divided
among life sciences research, music performance and new art department
DENSO contributes $100,000 to WMU
engineering college (Nov. 22) Gift helps fund construction
of new building for the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
at Western Michigan University.
Food marketing students make another
impressive showing (Nov. 22) Seniors Bethany Evich, Laura
LaHaye, Kelly Smythe take second place in international case
School of Music presents opera
workshop performance (Nov. 22) Free opera workshop performance
is Tuesday, Nov. 26, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.
Post 9.11 international enrollment
rebounding (Nov. 22) Western Michigan University's international
student enrollment edging back up to pre-terrorist-attack high
of more than 2,000 students.
Committee formed to mount search
for new president (Nov. 21) Committee includes representatives
of trustees, administration, faculty, staff, emeriti, students,
alumni and the general public.
Police challenge WMU students
(Nov. 21) Kalamazoo city and county police issue friendly challenge
to students to benefit Greater Kalamazoo Area Holiday Food Drive.
WMU professor helps professionals
get a grip on hands (Nov. 21) Occupational therapy's
Sandra Edwards authors "Developmental and Functional Hand
Cadets capture second place in
Ranger Challenge (Nov. 21) Western Michigan University's
ROTC Bronco Battalion makes impressive showing at U.S. Army's
2002 Ranger Challenge.
Four added to Marketing Hall of
Fame (Nov. 21) Bolton, Daly, Kollat and Wimbley receive
Haworth College of Business' Outstanding Marketing Alumni Award.
Music students clean up at regional
competition (Nov. 21) Eight Western Michigan University
students take honors at regional competition of National Association
of Teachers of Singing.
Curwen dance selected as finalist
in prestigious competition (Nov. 21) Dance faculty member's
work performed by five students at Detroit Institute of Arts
Restored film classic 'Metropolis'
at Little Theatre (Nov. 20) KFS and WFS present digitally
restored1927 science fiction masterpiece, "Metropolis,"
WMU student is state's top residence
hall graduate assistant (Nov. 19) Draper/Siedschlag graduate
assistant Sarah Weaver named Michigan's 2002 Graduate Assistant
of the Year.
Nine staff members honored for
excellence (Nov. 19) Outstanding staff members receive
semiannual Staff Service Excellence Awards.
Annual book sale is this week
(Nov. 18) Friends of University Libraries fund-raiser offers
inexpensive used books and resource materials.
Great American Smoke Out is Thursday
(Nov. 18) Sindecuse Health Center encourages all members of the
WMU community to participate, offers personalized assistance
to those who want to quit.
Proposals sought for 2003 MLK
celebration (Nov. 18) Proposals for campus activities
must be submitted by Nov. 29 to be included in calendars and
publicity for MLK Week.
Provost Daniel Litynski recommended
as interim president (Nov. 15) Trustee leadership will
recommend Litynski as interim president following departure of
Medallion Scholarship recipients
announced (Nov. 15) Complete list of 27 freshmen recipients
of 2002 Medallion Scholarships.
Provost Litynski honored by Polish
government (Nov. 15) Dr. Daniel M. Litynski awarded the
Cavalier Cross of Merit by the president of the Republic of Poland.
is next Distinguished Speaker (Nov. 15) WMU alumnus Dennis
M. Nally speaks on "Rebuilding Confidence in Our Capital
Market Systems" Nov. 26.
Students find inspiration from
experiences of another generation (Nov. 15) Western Michigan
University students and area senior citizens come together to
exchange insights, experiences.
Scholar lectures on modern Native
American literature (Nov. 15) Fulbright Fellow Karsten
Fitz from the the University of Regensburg, Germany, speaks at
WMU Nov. 21.
Area non-profits showcase new technologies
(Nov. 15) Web design and video production projects showcased
at Kellogg Biological Station Conference Center Nov. 21.
New director takes helm in Distance
Education (Nov. 15) Dr. Craig A. Kaml named director
of the Department of Distance Education at Western Michigan University.
Western Film Society presents
'24 Hour Party People' (Nov. 14) Five screenings of "in
your face" rock music film at Little Theatre Nov. 15-17.
Academy for educators draws emerging
school leaders (Nov. 13) Leadership Academy for Future
Educational Leaders is Nov. 13-15 at Western Michigan University.
President Floyd tapped to head
University of Missouri system (Nov. 13) Dr. Elson S.
Floyd, sixth president of Western Michigan University, is leaving
in January to accept Missouri presidency.
Trustees move swiftly on Floyd's
successor (Nov. 13) Trustees expect to name interim president
soon, conclude a national search and have a new president in
place by start of fall semester 2003.
President Floyd's message to the
WMU community (Nov. 13) Full text of Elson Floyd's message
to the Western Michigan University community regarding his appointment
as president at Missouri.
'Alehaus Rock' supports graphic
arts students (Nov. 12) Five popular area bands play
at Kraftbrau Sunday, Nov. 24, with proceeds going to support
WMU graphic design students.
Fails-Nelson, Harris take top
posts with education group (Nov. 12) Education faculty
members named to leadership posts in Michigan Association of
Early Childhood Teacher Educators.
Business professors compete in
Chicago Marathon (Nov. 12) Management professors Timothy
Palmer and David Flanagan finish in top 10 percent of runners
at Chicago Marathon.
SDMG offers WMU employees investment
counseling (Nov. 12) Employees can schedule individual
appointments during November to discuss retirement and investment
WMU professor appointed to Michigan
Board of Medicine (Nov. 11) College of Health and Human
Services' William Fenn appointed by Gov. Engler to state board.
Alumna Karen Stone receives WMU
Foundation award (Nov. 11) Washington, D.C., area accounting
graduate receives Bill Brown Award for Exemplary Service and
University bands honor founder
Leonard Meretta (Nov. 11) "A Tribute to Leonard
Meretta" combines University's Symphonic and Concert Bands
for Nov. 24 concert in Miller Auditorium.
Faculty Artist Series features
jazz trio (Nov. 11) Bassist Tom Knific, singer Sunny
Wilkinson and guitarist Gene Bertoncini offer WMU debut Tuesday,
TIAA-CREF reps talk about retirement
annuity options (Nov. 11) TIAA-CREF representatives speak
Tuesday, Nov. 12, on "Save on Taxes, Save for Retirement."
Alumna, author Kellie Wells returns
to campus for reading (Nov. 8) Award-winning author of
"Compression Scars" presents reading for her work Thursday,
Author Susan Hahn offers poetry
reading (Nov. 8) Hahn's Nov. 25 reading concludes English
department's Fall 2002 Reading Series.
University Theatre presents Six
Degrees of Separation (Nov. 8) Olivier Award-winning
play set for one matinee and six evening performances, Nov. 14-23.
WMU alumnus is new University
of Minnesota president (Nov. 8) Western Michigan University
graduate Robert H. Bruininks becomes president of the University
of Minnesota today.
Comedian Vic Henley appears at
Bernies After Hours (Nov. 7) CAB brings popular comedian
Vic Henley to WMU Bernhard Center Thursday, Nov. 14.
Noted playwright, director visits
Kalamazoo (Nov. 7) Visiting Scholars and Artists Program
sponsors Yvette Heyliger for Nov. 20 presentation at Kalamazoo
College's Balch Playhouse.
Accomplished film editor to attend
WMU screening (Nov. 7) Film editor Lee Percy at WMU for
screening of his film, "The Believer," Thursday, Nov.
Lecture addresses ethical issues
in corporate governance (Nov. 7) Keystone Community Bank
Breakfast Series presents "Business Ethics and Corporate
Governance," Nov. 15.
Alumni directory slated for 2003
(Nov. 6) Alumni Association publishing directory of all alumni.
Book and CD versions are available for sale only to WMU alumni.
Senior CDC official joins Health
and Human Services faculty (Nov. 6) Epidemiologist Kieran
Fogarty will be a founding faculty member in new interdisciplinary
health studies doctoral program.
Loy Norrix journalists report on
realities of integration (Nov. 6) Future journalists
at Kalamazoo high school benefit from $2,000 grant and partnership
with WMU journalism faculty.
University Chorale gives free concert
in Southeast Michigan (Nov. 6) WMU Alumni Association
sponsors concert by award-winning chorus Nov. 13 at Berkley High
Actor, director Podemski here
for Native American Month (Nov. 6) Jennifer Podemski
will share some of her work for the Aboriginal Peoples Television
Network during Nov. 20 lecture.
Pow Wow highlights Native American
celebration (Nov. 6) Three 90-minute Mini Pow Wows Friday,
Nov. 15, include demonstrations, lectures, performances by drummers
Criminal justice expert addresses
corporate corruption (Nov. 6) Ethics lecture speaker
Dr. Raymond Michalowski presents "Toward a New Ethic of
Inclusion" Nov. 11.
Workshop shows businesses how to
gain government contracts (Nov. 6) Southwest Michigan
Technical Assistance Center "Basics of Government Contracting"
workshop is Nov. 14.
Two seniors earn $1,000 retail
scholarships (Nov. 6) Sara Seabright and Psychelia Smith
among 10 students nationwide to earn International Mass Retail
Senior LaToya Flanigan earns fashion,
merchandizing award (Nov. 6) Textile and apparel studies
major from Flint gets $500 award from Fashion Group International.
Workshop focuses on theatre as
teaching tool (Nov. 5) Free faculty and staff workshop
on "Using Theatre Techniques in the Classroom" presented
Friday, Nov. 15.
Merling Trio concert features
guest violist Scott St. John (Nov. 4) Dalton Center concert
Saturday, Nov. 9, features works by Arensky, Beethoven, Brahms.
Tickets available through Miller Auditorium.
University Symphony Orchestra
presents 'Classical Sampler' (Nov. 4) Free performance
Sunday afternoon, Nov. 10, features works by Beethoven and Mozart.
Buy a pie, save East Campus
(Nov. 2) Hilltoppers taking orders for frozen deep dish pies
to raise money for continuing cleanup efforts on University's
historic East Campus.
Infrastructure security experts
meet at WMU (Nov. 2) FBI-sponsored InfraGard holds Michigan
Chapter meeting at Fetzer Center Nov. 7. Admission is free, but
reservations are required.
Considering QuickBooks? Expert
can help with the decision (Nov. 2) Bridget Daniel of
Alternative Tax Solutions speaks at WMU Kendall Center, Battle
Creek, Nov. 11. Reservations required.
Life coaches reveal secrets of
attracting abundance (Nov. 2) "Attracting Abundance"
is next WBDC workshop Nov. 7 at Kalamazoo County Chamber of Commerce.
Annual Turkey Trot registration
opens (Nov. 2) 39th annual run/walk through campus Nov.
21 is open to all WMU students, alumni, faculty, staff, emeriti
and retirees. Register early for free t-shirt.
Kalamazoo kids invited to 'Fall
into Art' (Nov. 2) Children and parents invited to free
art department Community Family Day Nov. 9 with fall theme art
Campus-community forum addresses
alcohol-related issues (Nov. 2) Wednesday's Responsible
Hospitality Forum seeks to decrease underage alcohol use and
WMU students rally against Proposal
4 (Nov. 1) Western Student Association will hold an anti-Proposal
4 rally from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday. Public invited to participate
or to get information.
WMU role in regional development
showcased (Nov. 1) Officials from WMU, Michigan
Economic Development Corp. and Kalamazoo SmartZone share their
success story at national conference.