May 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.
Book on Franciscans takes Grundler
Prize (May 30) "The Spiritual Franciscans"
by Dr. David Burr wins Otto Grundler Prize at 2003 International
Congress on Medieval Studies.
Two students picked to perform
in prestigious competition (May 30) Graduate student
Don Sibley and sophomore Matt Heredia invited to competition
of the International Society of Bassists.
Grad student in music therapy garners
two awards (May 30) Karen Kwok of Mississauga, Ontario,
awarded Birmingham Musicale and Michigan Music Therapists scholarships.
Sky Broncos take third in national
championship (May 30) WMU precision flight team finishes
among the nation's top three for the 12th consecutive year. Team
and individual results.
Trustee meeting rescheduled
(May 30) Next meeting of Board of Trustees is July 16.
Breu uses Fulbright for research
in Turkey (May 30) Associate professor of family and
consumer sciences will continue two research projects and teach
APA, PSSO honor members at annual
event (May 30) Three APA members and two PSSO members
honored at annual awards luncheon.
Weaver gets statewide honor from
United Way (May 30) Michigan Association of United Ways
recognizes WMU employee Don Weaver with Walter A. Campbell Award.
Girls on the Run celebration is
Friday evening (May 28) Annual 5K run/walk event and
picnic on campus Friday, May 30, to celebrate accomplishments
of young girls in Girls on the Run program.
Father of Medallion Scholarships,
Mike Kemp, dies (May 28) J. Michael Kemp, past member
of the Board of Trustees and former director of the WMU Foundation,
died May 23.
Alumnus Bill Cecil is Michigan
Teacher of the Year (May 27) Waverly Community Schools
teacher and 1986 WMU graduate selected as state's Teacher of
the Year for 2003-04.
WMU celebrates its 100th anniversary
(May 27) WMU founded May 27, 1903; centennial celebration begins
fall semester with Sept. 3 kick-off gala in Miller Auditorium
and inauguration of President Judith Bailey.
Two Broncos gain Academic All-District
honors (May 27) Seniors Ryan Maarschalk and Dave Cousineau
named to Verizon Academic All-District IV men's first and third
Africana studies professor selected
for NEH grant (May 23) WMU's Mustafa Mirzeler awarded
National Endowment for the Humanities grant to support his research
on East Africa.
Trolley installed on eve of WMU's
100th birthday (May 22) Full-size non-operating replica
of famed Western Trolley installed in front of Bernhard Center,
dedication set for September.
Sky Broncos take third in national
championship (May 22) WMU places among nation's top three
for 12th straight year, sophomore Ian Alexander and junior Marc
Kobaissi take top team honors.
Three baseball Broncos named to
All-MAC teams (May 22) Seniors Tom Fabrizio and Keith
Perez named to All-MAC First Team, senior Brad Mumma earns second-team
WMU tops $125-million goal, continues
centennial campaign (May 22) University officials pledge
to vigorously seek additional support in the remaining seven
months of campaign.
2003 Presidential Scholars announced
(May 21) Complete listing of 45 seniors named 2003 Presidential
Scholars, including scholars' hometowns, majors, other biographical
Chemistry's Elke Schoffers gets
NIH grant (May 20) WMU chemist lands $136,000 grant for
research that could influence some of the chemical processes
used to develop pharmaceuticals.
Ide and Means named Gwen Frostic
professors (May 20) Environmental researchers
Charles Ide and Jay Means get professorships named for alumna
and famed Michigan naturalist.
WMU research center is part of
proposed redevelopment (May 20) Proposed $70 million
redevelopment of Parchment site includes National Brownfields
Redevelopment Research Center.
How to attract minority contractors
(May 20) WMU is a sponsor and will play host to May 28 forum
of the Michigan Minority Business Development Council.
WMU again playing host to economic
development course (May 20) Some of the state and region's
most influential economic developers will be at Western Michigan
University June 8-13.
WMUK surpasses $158,000 spring
fund goal (May 19) Donations made through Web site to
public radio station increased significantly, reducing need for
traditional on-air phone pledges.
Sky Broncos compete for national
flying championship (May 19) WMU precision flight team
in North Dakota this week trying to win second straight national
Elise Jorgens named provost at
College of Charleston (May 16) Interim provost, arts
and sciences dean and 25-year member of the faculty accepts top
academic post at one of the nation's oldest colleges.
Catherine Julien earns coveted
Guggenheim Fellowship (May 15) History professor awarded
prestigious Guggenheim to complete book on Spanish conquest of
the Inca empire.
'Muslim feminist cowgirl' to speak
in Kalamazoo (May 15) Lawyer and writer Asma Gull Hasan
presents "Straight Talk From an American Muslim" May
28 in Chenery Auditorium.
Rozycki is top senior ROTC cadet
at WMU (May 15) Senior aviation flight science major.Joseph
P. Rozycki receives ROTC's George C. Marshall Award.
Registration deadline is June 13
for summer band camp (May 15) Bronco Marching Band Summer
Camp is June 22-25 on campus.
Writing workshop on Beaver Island
combines work and play (May 15) Registration deadline
is July 25 for "Writing for Publication Workshop" at
the Beaver Island Community School.
New book explores the lore, lure
and love of 'Buffy' (May 14) WMU professor and pop-culture
expert Dr. Toby Daspit authors chapter in new book about "Buffy
the Vampire Slayer."
WMU graduates first class of nonprofit
leaders (May 14) First five students successfully complete
program aimed at making them the leaders of tomorrow's nonprofit
Junior Nina Mayra honored for volunteer
service (May 14) Political science major from Troy, Mich.,
is 2003 STAR Award-recipient for volunteer service in Kalamazoo.
April 2003 doctoral recipients
announced (May 14) Fourteen students received doctoral
degrees during April commencement ceremonies.
WIDR rocks for Habitat
(May 12) WIDR FM annual benefit concert, featuring Pilot Scott
Tracy and other bands, is May 22 at Kraftbrau, proceeds benefit
Habitat for Humanity.
Softball Broncos earn MAC championship
(May 10) Broncos go 3-0 in MAC championship series, win first
softball title since 1984 and advance to NCAA Tournament.
Judith Bailey elected WMU's seventh
president (May 9) Trustees vote unanimously to approve
selection of Dr. Judith I. Bailey as president of Western Michigan
Sky Broncos set to defend national
title (May 9) WMU's precision flight team heads to North
Dakota for National Intercollegiate Flying Association championship
WMU research may help children
with autism (May 9) Doctoral candidate Caio Miguel publishes
findings that may help solve problem of teaching language to
Long helps auto industry understand
vision problems (May 9) WMU's Richard Long will describe
needs of visually impaired pedestrians at auto industry conference
Geography professor awarded fellowship
for Japanese studies (May 9) Gregory Veeck awarded fellowship
to attend institute on incorporating Japanese studies in undergraduate
Web workshop focuses on information
gathering (May 9) Professional development workshop May
22 designed to help librarians, students, others find information
on the Internet.
Elmer J. Brune (May 9)
Emeritus in industrial engineering died Jan. 21.
Clarence W. Hackney (May
9) Emeritus in mathematics died Dec. 26, 2002.
Waldemar E. Klammer (May
9) Emeritus in industrial technology and education died Dec.
Conner "Bill" Otteson
(May 9) Emeritus in marketing died May 3.
Budget constraints force Western
News to downsize (May 8) Faculty-staff newsletter condensed
to smaller format, will not be published in July or August to
help trim costs.
History buffs see Bailey pick
as centennial coincidence (May 8) If confirmed, Judith
Bailey will be the second president to go from leading Northern
Michigan to the top post at WMU.
Four Broncos make All-MAC softball
teams (May 8) Juniors Jaymie Voss and Laura Stewart named
to All-MAC First Team; seniors Angie Fiero and Gina Dobbs get
Trustees meet for vote on presidential
candidate (May 7) Trustees meet Friday, May 9, to consider
nomination of Judith Bailey as seventh president of WMU.
Golf's Bieniek named Academic
All-MAC (May 7) April business graduate Erica Bieniek
concludes varsity golf career with virtually every team record
and multiple all-conference honors.
Men's tennis players earn conference
academic honors (May 7) WMU student-athletes take four
of the eight available spots on the 2003 Academic All-Mid-American
Broncos shine at STAR Awards
(May 6) Junior Nina Mayra, alumna Betty Wolbers and the Bronco
football team are among 10 individuals and groups honored for
volunteer community service.
Michigan History includes tribute
to WMU gridiron great (May 5) State history magazine
features Sam Dunlap, WMU's first black athlete, who set football
records in 1915 that still stand today.
Former track and field greats
return for final home meet (May 5) About 150 track alumni
return to campus, including 11 WMU Hall of Fame members and 30
Nature photographer Cooper donates
work to WMU (May 2) Award-winning polar bear photo by
alumnus Thomas Cooper featured in publications, calendars, greeting
cards, now part of WMU art collection.
More than 1,000 talented high school
artists come to campus (May 2) Michigan Youth Arts Festival
is Thursday through Saturday, May 8-10, includes public performances
Five soloist selected for Youth
Symphony (May 2) Outstanding high school musicians will
solo with Detroit's Metropolitan Youth Symphony at the Michigan
Youth Arts Festival.
Medievalists make annual pilgrimage
to Kalamazoo (May 2) International Congress on Medieval
Studies draws 3,000 international scholars to WMU campus May
Oscar-winner 'The Pianist' finally
comes to Kalamazoo (May 2) Kalamazoo Film Society presents
area debut of Academy Award-winning Roman Polanski film May 9-11.
NMU's Bailey recommended for WMU
presidency (May 1) Trustees to vote May 9 on nomination
of Dr. Judith I. Bailey as the seventh president of Western Michigan
Hawkins named men's basketball
coach (May 1) Third-year assistant coach Steve Hawkins
named to replace Robert McCullum, signs five-year agreement to
lead Bronco men's basketball.
Broncos plan to celebrate centennial
versus Michigan (May 1) Tuesday afternoon "Centennial
Baseball Game" features free admission, 25-cent hot dogs,
barbershop quartet and contest versus Wolverines.