April 2003 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.
Kalamazoo SmartZone lauded by MEDC
(April 30) Kalamazoo singled out at April 29 Lansing ceremony
for "outstanding performance" among state's 11 SmartZones.
Frederika Girsang is MAC Player
of the Year (April 30) Women's tennis standouts Girsang
and Melanie Peters earn all-conference recognition.
Bieniek is first Bronco golfer
named All-MAC (April 30) Senior Erica Bieniek of Scottville,
Mich., named to all-conference first team.
Dennis, Pathanjali, Maarschalk
named All-MAC (April 30) Men's tennis team's Ryan Maarschalk
and Ravi Pathanjali selected to conference first team, Tom Dennis
gets second-team honors.
Prairie Home ticket sales opened
to campus community (April 29) Tickets now available
to WMU faculty, staff and students, remaining tickets go on sale
to public May 5.
Advisory group to assist in search
for coach (April 29) President Litynski appoints advisory
group to assist with search for men's basketball coach.
Grad student garners music therapy
scholarship (April 25) Karen Kwok of Mississauga, Ontario,
will use award to fund internship at a senior care facility in
'Black Eden' is finalist for two
awards (April 25) "Black Eden: The Idlewild Community"
by Drs. Lewis Walker and Benjamin Wilson is finalist for two
Michigan Psychological Association
workshop set for WMU (April 25) Psychologists from around
the state meet Friday, May 9, in Wood Hall.
Design student is finalist in fashion
competition (April 25) Katie Heitchler of Fenton, Mich.,
named finalist in competition sponsored by Detroit chapter of
Fashion Group International.
New coordinator named to oversee
orientation (April 25) Alumna Adrienne L. (Bradley) MacKenzie
of Kalamazoo is new coordinator of orientation.
Video showcases 18th-century Michigan
history, research (April 24) "In Search of Fort
St. Joseph" documents challenges, triumphs of WMU research
team that found 18th century French fort.
WMU researcher named to NIH grant
review panel (April 23) William F. Jackson named to grant
review panel that shapes nation's biomedical research efforts.
Women and minority business owners
invited to workshop (April 23) Free informational workshop
is Monday, May 12, at Fetzer Center.
Sky Broncos nab safety credentials
(April 23) Precision flight team completes FAA safety training
as prelude to defending National Intercollegiate Flying Association
College of Education honors faculty,
staff, students (April 23) Nine outstanding students,
faculty and staff members honored Friday, April 25, at Miller
Prairie Home tickets go on sale
to WMUK supporters (April 21) Members of 102.1 Club must
wait for special mailing with password, remaining tickets go
on sale to public May 5.
Workshop offers tips on creating
Web sites (April 21) Business workshop features Sheila
Britney of Pfizer on "Developing a Web Site" Thursday,
New book of award-winning poems
released (April 21) Patricia Jabbeh Wesley's "Becoming
Ebony," describes her life as former refugee during Liberian
Gary Athletic Fund drive underway
(April 21) Forty volunteers soliciting donations through May
1 to support WMU's 20 men's and women's varsity teams.
Educational technology leaders
gather for conference (April 21) Annual Educational Technology
Coordinators Conference is May 1-2 at WMU Fetzer Center.
Course focuses on schools, students
and the law (April 21) "Constitutional Law Issues
for Public Schools," offered jointly in Lansing by WMU and
Cooley Law School.
WMU's largest graduating class
set to receive degrees (April 18) President Litynski
to preside over four ceremonies in Miller Auditorium Saturday,
Ivanic and Maarschalk are top
scholar-athletes (April 17) Soccer's Brittanny Ivanic
and tennis player Ryan Maarschalk are 2003 recipients of Scholar-Athlete
of the Year Awards.
New book explores Japanese culture
(April 16) Laura Spielvogel's "Working Out in Japan"
reveals how beauty, body image, health and leisure are experienced
in Japanese culture.
Researcher dispels myth of the
strained, female in-law relationship (April 16) WMU's
Paul Yelsma disproves pervasive notion of difficult in-law relationships.
Finals Finish helps students succeed
exam week (April 16) Campus and Kalamazoo communities
support exam week program for students, April 21-22.
VanderWeg work is part of university
sculpture exchange (April 15) Art department's Phil VanderWeg
builds exterior sculpture at Bradley University as part of three-way
art faculty exchange.
'The Play's the Thing' for student
playwrights (April 15) Three reader's theatre presentations,
April 21 and 23, mark end of semester for student playwrights
in Department of English.
Merling 'Quartet' premieres multi-genre
composition (April 14) WMU faculty musicians premiere
work by Frank Proto Thursday, April 17, visit area elementary
schools with the composer.
Master calendar for homecoming
events is on the Web (April 14) Unified homecoming calendar
is online, will aid planning, minimize scheduling conflicts,
and help promote all activities.
Grammer to lecture throughout
North America (April 14) Geosciences Michael Grammer
selected as Distinguished Lecturer of 35,000-member American
Association of Petroleum Geologists.
Recycling awards announced
(April 14) Environmental Studies Program and Campus Services
building earn 2003 recycling honors.
Williamson authors definitive
Christian martial arts book (April 14) Book signing by
WMU's Wendy Williamson is April 26 at Family Christian Bookstore
Gold Company to perform at Lincoln
Center, tour South Africa (April 11) Gold Company featured
April 29 at New York's Alice Tully Hall, then makes 17-day concert
tour of South Africa.
WMU and KPS educators headed to
Africa on Fulbright award (April 11) Applications to
join study group in Senegal this summer are due by Wednesday,
Litynski tells legislators more
budget cuts would be 'devastating' (April 11) Litynski
says WMU is already state's leanest university and "Cutting
an already lean organization cuts muscle and bone."
Engineering seniors ready to showcase
their design prowess (April 11) Total of 157 seniors
present results of 64 projects at Tuesday's Conference on Senior
Engineering Design Projects.
Engineering seniors unveil replicated
Western Trolley (April 10) Engineering students recreate
a full-size, fully authentic replica of fabled Western Trolley
as part of centennial celebration.
WMU continues tradition of environmental
scholarship awards (April 10) Graduate students Marla
Fisher and Stephanie Swart among five Michigan college students
awarded $1,000 scholarships.
Joel Kendrick named operations
manager for pilot coater (April 10) Former lab manager
of the University's paper pilot plant now managing new Paper
Coating Pilot Plant.
Sales students score at national
competition (April 10) Sales and business marketing Jeremy
Fulks and Toni Cassise score high at national competition in
Leelanau Institute offers unique
way to study holistic health (April 10) Rare educational
experience available in Northern Michigan starting July 27.
Lansing woman is WMU's Outstanding
Adult Learner (April 10) Teresa Ann Merritt-Ellis will
receive the award Wednesday, April 16, at ceremony in Lansing.
President Litynski testifies on
higher education budget (April 9) Complete text of Interim
President Litynski's April 2 testimony before the House Appropriations
Subcommittee on Higher Education.
Senior dance majors give final
performance (April 9) Seven seniors perform in BFA Graduating
Presentations in Dance Saturday and Sunday, April 12-13, in Dalton
Senior is WMU's second Goldwater
Scholar (April 8) David Hoogerheide of Portage, Mich.,
selected from among 1,100 applicants nationwide to received Barry
M. Goldwater Scholarship.
Bailey and Joslin are keynote speakers
at international conference (April 8) WMU professors
are keynote speakers at Portuguese Anglo-American Studies Association
Conference in Lisbon.
Expert talks about creating a 'greenprint'
for the world (April 8) Expert on campus "greening"
projects, Oberlin College's Dr. David Orr speaks April 17 in
Music students invited to present
at national conference (April 8) Seven WMU students selected
to present at Music Teachers National Association conference
in Salt Lake City.
Student volunteers take over community
streets Saturday (April 8) About 700 WMU students will
perform 3,000 hours of community volunteer service April 12.
Music Therapy Clinic stages annual
concert (April 8) Free concert April 14 features participants
in the music therapy clinic program and their student therapists.
Hockey Awards Banquet is Saturday
(April 7) Reservations for April 12 Bronco hockey banquet requested
by Tuesday, April 8.
Free screening available for anxiety
disorders (April 6) WMU participates in National Anxiety
Disorders Screening Day Wednesday, April 16, with free screenings
at Bernhard Center.
Denso manager offers insights into
company's inner workings (April 6) Japanese Business
Speaker Series presents alumnus Joel Markuicki April 14.
How to find your true self
(April 6) WBDC workshop features Sharon Varricchio and Terri
Vought Thursday, April 17, at the Kalamazoo County Chamber of
Muslim students open 'Window to
Other Cultures' (April 6) Muslim Student Association
and other student groups hold open house and exhibit on Islamic
culture Thursday at the Bernhard Center.
Students sponsor 'Living Peace
Sign' (April 4) Silent anti-war demonstration set for
Wednesday near Waldo Library.
Two faculty members named fellows
in research consortium (April 3) Marianne Frauenknecht
and Yuanlong Liu join ranks of about 375 researchers nationwide
to achieved fellow status.
Che presents research at Rutgers
ecological conference (April 3) Geography's Deborah Che
is one of 11 scholars nationwide selected to participate in conference.
Trudy Cobb returns from visiting
artist exchange in Portugal (April 3) Artist exchange
with Lisbon university is first of its kind for WMU dance department.
Grad student Ora Stokes honored
for academic excellence (April 3) Thurgood Marshall Award
goes to Jackson, Miss., native pursuing a master's degree in
Scholarships awarded to journalism
and broadcasting students (April 3) Freedom Broadcasting
Awards and Burke Scholarships go to nine students.
Chinese expert to talk about Tibet's
economy, environment (April 3) Chinese Academy of Science's
Dr. Cheng Sheng-Kui speaks April 16 on natural resources management.
Faculty choreographer, student
dancers honored again (April 3) David Curwen's "Harp
Finale" selected for final gala concert at regional American
College Dance Festival.
Teacher recruiting program is Tuesday
at Bernhard Center (April 3) Job opportunities for teachers
showcased; Teacher Placement Day, April 8, free and open to the
Researcher talks about the incredible
adaptations of life (April 3) Arizona State's Dr. Everett
Shock lectures April 8 on "Life Where We Least Expect It
and the Limits of Habitability."
Canadian studies roundtable comes
to Fetzer Center (April 3) Members of Michigan Canadian
Studies Roundtable converge on the WMU campus April 11.
Bridging global, cultural and racial
divides (April 3) Two-day Great Lakes Regional Counseling
Psychology Conference begins Friday, April 4, at Fetzer Center.
Concerto competition winners
featured in Miller concert (April 2) Student soloists
Michael Idzior, Diana Larson and Henning Vauth perform April
13 with University Symphony Orchestra.
Russian jazz hornist performs
with Jazz Lab Band (April 2) Guest artist Arkady Shilkloper
and Jazz Lab Band offer free concert Thursday evening, April
Trombone Choir offers free performance
(April 2) WMU's 16-member Trombone Choir performs works by Gabrieli,
Arcadelt, Simon and Garfunkel and others April 9.
GC II performs Tuesday in the
Dalton Center (April 2) GC II presents a free concert
Tuesday, April 8, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.
School of Music sponsors annual
Spring Conference (April 2) 35th annual Spring Conference
on Wind and Percussion Music is Friday, April 4.
Music Binge Tour comes to campus
Saturday (April 2) Saturday afternoon activities fair
concludes with free concert featuring band OK Go in the Miller
leads College of Education (April 1) Dr. Gary L. Wegenke
is new dean of WMU's oldest college, fourth-largest producer
of teachers in the nation.
Theatre patriarch Zack York to
receive honorary degree (April 1) Dr. Zack L. York will
receive an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree at commencement
ceremonies April 26.
Von Washington stars in new PBS
movie airing nationwide (April 1) Washington stars in
"China," airing locally on WGVU tonight at 10 p.m.
and repeating Thursday at 5:30 a.m.
Students make statement through
silence (April 1) Students "speak out" for
gay rights by not speaking for nine hours April 9 as part of
national Day of Silence.
Events set for Graduate Student
Appreciation (April 1) Events and activities recognizing
graduate students begin April 3 and continue throughout the month.
Two new doctoral programs to be
offered this fall (April 1) Doctor of philosophy degrees
in evaluation, educational leadership and Spanish approved.
Two new undergraduate majors approved
(April 1) Personal financial planning and global and international
studies majors will be launched in fall 2003.