October 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.
Trustees approve union agreements
(Oct. 31) Trustees ratify agreements with AFSCME Local 1668 and
University's Police Officer Association.
Visiting scholar addresses ethical
theory and current issues (Oct. 30) Notre Dame's Dr.
Robert Audi lectures on "Ethical Theory and Some Challenges
of Contemporary Life" Nov. 5.
Bailey to speak at library gathering
(Oct. 30) President Bailey is featured speaker at Nov. 5 gathering
of the Friends of the Libraries.
Labor contracts on board's Oct.
31 agenda (Oct. 30) Board of Trustees will convene by
phone in a special conference call meeting set for 9:30 a.m.
Student Web site urges "Help
Higher Ed" (Oct. 29) All 15 Michigan public universities
join student-initiated effort to demonstrate support for higher
ed during current round of budget cuts.
Smash hit "STOMP" returns
to Miller (Oct. 29) International percussion sensation
makes its triumphant return to Miller Auditorium Friday through
Sunday, Nov. 7-9.
"In the Mood" swings
into Miller (Oct. 29) "In the Mood" features
the big band sound of the 1940s, on stage at Miller Auditorium
for one show Nov. 2.
Shedding light on slavery in America
(Oct. 28) Two-week exhibition of slavery-related artifacts and
series of programs on slavery and racism in America begin Nov.
Panel discussion slated for Native
American Heritage Month (Oct. 28) Discussion Nov. 6 focues
on increasingly prominent role Native Americans are taking in
interpreting their own past.
Environmentalist addresses "Saving
Nature in Time" (Oct. 28) University of Wisconsin's
Dr. William Cronon examinies the past and future of environmentalism
Miller receives nearly $25,000
for community programs (Oct. 28) Miller Auditorium gets
$15,000 from Target Stores, several other national and local
grants for family and community programs.
Sky Broncos gain berth at national
championship (Oct. 28) Sky Broncos earn individual honors
at regional competition, including "top pilot" senior
Bronco cadets take first at Ranger
Challenge (Oct. 27) WMU cadets defeat teams from 10 other
Midwest universities, senior Kelly Thompson takes overall honors
in physical fitness events.
High school string musicians
come to campus (Oct. 27) Concert Nov. 7 features Grand
Rapids Christian and Troy High School orchestras and University
Western Winds offer free concert
(Oct. 27) Faculty and graduate student ensemble performs works
by Gabrieli, Mussorgsky and others Wednesday , Nov. 5.
University Chorale performs "Cathedral
Classics" (Oct. 27) Chorale and Grand Rapids Christian
High School Chamber Choir perform Nov. 7 at the Cathedral Church
of Christ the King.
More state funding cuts for higher
education expected (Oct. 27) New legislative affairs
leaders Rosine and Bourke prepare to deal with impact of Michigan's
looming $898 million deficit.
Trustees meet by phone to consider
AFSCME contract (Oct. 27) Trustees convene by telephone
Friday, Oct. 31, to consider approval of a new, three-year contract.
Open enrollment for health plans
ends Friday (Oct. 27) Health plan open enrollment for
employees and retirees at continues through 5 p.m. Friday, Oct.
SDMG offers personal counseling
(Oct. 27) Employees considering the university's tax-deferred
savings plans for 2004 may schedule an on-campus personal consultation.
TIAA offers retirement counseling
(Oct. 27) Employees can meet with TIAA-CREF representative on
campus Oct. 29 and 30, Nov. 13 and 14, and Dec. 17 and 18.
PSSO scholarships awarded
(Oct. 27) PSSO Education Assistance Scholarships go to Pearl
DeVries, Ann McNess, and Shannon Rauner.
Three from WMU take prize for
lubrication engineering paper (Oct. 27) Award from the
Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers goes to two
WMU faculty members and a 2000 alumna.
Faculty Artist Series features
baritone Carl Ratner (Oct. 24) Dalton Center recital
Nov. 3 features WMU's Carl Ratner with guest artist and pianist
How will we feed another 3 billion
people? (Oct. 24) University of Minnesota's Dr. Vernon
Ruttan lectures Nov. 5 on "Sustainable Growth in Agricultural
Centennial scholar offers sneak
peek at the future of education (Oct. 24) Market forecaster
Dr. William Banach looks at the future of education in Nov. 4
centennial series lecture.
Saillant's work selected for "We
the People" initiative (Oct. 24) Dr. John Saillant's
"Black Antislavery Writings Project" eligible for $100,000
from National Endowment for the Humanities.
Finnegan illustrates newly released
de Tocqueville book (Oct. 24) WMU art instructor illustrates
new, collector's edition of "A Fortnight in the Wilderness"
by Alexis de Tocqueville.
AFSCME membership approves contract
(Oct. 23) Local 1668 approves new three-year contract with WMU
by a 3 to 1 margin; WMU trustees vote Oct. 31 on raitification.
President Bailey reinstitutes
hiring freeze (Oct. 22) Complete text of president's
message to faculty and staff on continuing budget shortfall in
Author of "Still Pitching"
offers reading Tuesday (Oct. 22) Award-winning author
Michael Steinberg is next in the Gwen Frostic Reading Series,
Join the Broncos for breakfast
Saturday (Oct. 22) Men's basketball team invites fans
out for "Breakfast with the Broncos" Saturday, Oct.
25, followed by scrimmage and autograph session.
Centennial honors go to 100 art
alumni (Oct. 22) Program honoring 100 Distinguished Art
Alumni is Thursday, Oct. 23, in Dalton Center Recital Hall.
Author of "The Shadow University"
lectures on campus freedom (Oct. 22) Dr. Alan Charles
Kors lectures Oct. 29 on the loss of free speech and legal inequity
on university campuses.
Bailey named to Technology Tri-Corridor
Committee (Oct. 21) Gov. Granholm names WMU president
to newly created Technology Tri-Corridor Steering Committee.
Children's Trauma Center wins $1.6
million federal grant (Oct. 21) Grant from Substance
Abuse Mental Health Services Administration to help abused children
both inside and outside the classroom.
Maier pens sequel to theological
thriller, 'Skeleton' (Oct. 21) Paul Maier authors "More
Than a Skeleton," sequel to his best-selling novel, "A
Skeleton in God's Closet."
Students stage haunted forest for
charity (Oct. 21) Big Brothers-Big Sisters and AIDS awareness
are beneficiaries of 10th annual Haunted Forest Oct. 24-25 in
Michigan sociologists hold annual
meeting at WMU (Oct. 21) Annual meeting of Michigan Sociological
Association is Nov. 1 at Fetzer Center.
Changes in China discussed at next
'Learning OutLoud' (Oct. 21) China's political, economic
and cultural changes is topic of Oct. 28 discussion at Portage
Classic musical "Godspell"
staged in Multiform Theatre (Oct. 20) University Theatre
presents the enduring musical for seven performances Oct. 30
through Nov. 8.
"Late Night Catechism"
staged in Shaw Theatre (Oct. 20) Miller Auditorium
presents comedy "Late Night Catechism" in Shaw Theatre
WFS has a Halloween treat for
you (Oct. 20) Western Film Society presents Halloween
weekend screenings of Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining,"
starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall.
Edward L. Trembley (Oct.
20) Professor emeritus of counselor education and counseling
psychology died Oct. 12.
Sky Broncos take first at NIFA
regionals (Oct. 19) WMU captures 329 out of a possible
660 points to guarantee a berth at next April's national championship
Centennial officials seek submissions
for time-honored tradition (Oct. 17) Suggestions and
donations sought for inclusion in WMU centennial time capsule.
Professors to review and preview
Supreme Court decisions (Oct. 17) Political scientists
Ashlyn Kuersten and Peter Renstrom discuss Supreme Court during
Oct. 30 Brown Bag Lunch and Learn.
Centennial series continues with
lecture by engineering expert (Oct. 17) William A. Wulf,
president of the National Academy of Engineering, speaks Oct.
27 at WMU.
Expert talks about the business
of making businesses ethical (Oct. 17) University of
Michigan's Dr. Timothy Fort presents ethics lecture Nov. 7.
Women athletes receive long overdue
recognition (Oct. 16) Nearly 200 former women athletes
receive varsity letters at Oct. 18 ceremony, the 32-1 volleyball
team from 1983 also honored Saturday.
Robert B. Trader (Oct.
16) Professor emeritus of marketing died Oct. 12.
Alumna's centennial sculpture will
be unveiled (Oct. 15) Acclaimed sculptor and alumna Karla
Wyss-Tye returns to campus Oct. 23 to unveil her work honoring
Single-ring tradition introduced
(Oct. 15) WMU Alumni Association introduces new official WMU
ring replacing wide variety of class ring designs used in the
Dance and music collaborate on
centennial concert (Oct. 15) Symphonic band and dance
students combine to present faculty composer Richard Adams' "Fields
of Motion" Sunday, Oct. 19.
Annual festival to bring families
together (Oct. 15) Family Festival, Oct. 24-26, offers
parents and families a full weekend of activities.
Career-minded students display
their good taste (Oct. 15) Sixth annual Etiquette Dinner
is Thursday, Oct. 23, in the Fetzer Center.
Kalamazoo native returns to share
Wall Street wisdom (Oct. 15) Dr. B. Joseph White is next
speaker in Centennial Scholar and Artist Series, Oct. 27.
City Commission candidates participate
in forum (Oct. 15) Political science's Susan Hoffmann
and WMUK's Gordon Evans will moderate Oct. 22 candidate forum.
Annual Holistic Dinner set for
Oct. 29 (Oct. 15) Holistic health and the ways it can
impact everyday life is focus of dinner program at the Birches.
New book records fishing rights
debates (Oct. 14) "Fish for All," is comprehensive
oral history of heated debate on fishing rights to Lake Michigan,
one of the world's largest freshwater fisheries.
Elaine Jayne honored for work on
library tutorial (Oct. 14) WMU librarian receives award
from Michigan Library Association for creating a computer tutorial.
Jellies named to journal's editorial
board (Oct. 14) John A. Jellies, associate professor
of biological sciences, selected to serve on "Neuron Glia
Biology" editorial board.
Fenn elected to academy leadership
(Oct. 14) William Fenn, professor of physician assistant, elected
to board of directors of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
Open enrollment begins for employee
benefits (Oct. 13) Open enrollment for WMU employee health
insurance continues through Oct. 31, all employees must re-enroll.
Sessions this week for public comment
on athletic programs (Oct. 13) Committee charged with
reviewing continuation of 20 varsity sports at WMU holds forums
for public comment Oct. 14 and 15.
Choral students and alumni fill
Miller stage (Oct. 13) Choral Alumni Reunion concludes
with free afternoon concert Oct. 26 featuring more than 350 student
and alumni singers.
McDaniel exhibition opens in
Sangren Hall (Oct. 13) Visiting artist exhibition, "One
Night in the Forest," open weekdays in Gallery II through
WMU librarian assumes persona
of Dwight Waldo (Oct. 12) David Isaacson creates one-man
show in the role of Western Michigan University's founding president.
Gayl Werme remembered for contributions
to WMU (Oct. 12) Former development officer and WMU trustee
Gayl Werme remembered with Bill Brown Award for Exemplary Service
Lecture addresses enormous potential
of nanotechnology (Oct. 12) Prominent physicist and Distinguished
Alumni Award-winner Dr. J. Thomas Dickinson speaks Oct. 21.
Students stage innovative fine
arts production (Oct. 12) Seniors Christopher "K.C."
Tuazon and Stephanie Bettig combine art, dance, music and theatre
in Dalton Center production Oct. 17.
Keystone series features biotech
start-up executives (Oct. 12) Phil Long and Dr. Jay Goodwin
are next speakers in Keystone Community Bank Breakfast Series
Bronson's Robert Beck discusses
medical ethics (Oct. 12) Chair of Bronson Hospital's
Ethics Committee talks about practical issues and ethical concerns
, Oct. 21.
Annual art faculty exhibition
opens in Dalton Center (Oct. 10) Works by art faculty
and professional staff members in the Dalton Center Multimedia
Room Oct. 13 through Nov. 5.
Homecoming parade salutes community
partnership (Oct. 10) WMU celebrates 100-year partnership
with Kalamazoo with downtown parade, televised live on WWMT TV-3.
Sky Broncos head to Ohio for regional
competition (Oct. 10) WMU precision flight team competes
at Ohio University Oct. 14-18 in National Intercollegiate Flying
Association regional competition.
AFSCME and WMU reach tentative
agreement (Oct. 10) WMU and AFSCME Local 1668 reach tentative
agreement, trustees ratify pact with AAUP.
Award-winning poet Claire Bateman
comes to WMU (Oct. 8) Recipient of NEA and Robert Frost
fellowships will read from her works Oct. 15 as part of Gwen
Frostic Reading Series.
Myron H. Ross (Oct. 8)
Professor emeritus in economics died Oct. 6.
Campus Classic runners could park
free next year (Oct. 8) Three "W" student parking
stickers for the 2004-05 and a $500 travel voucher from AAA are
among the Homecoming Campus Classic door prizes.
Japanese alumni make 'centi-mental'
trip to campus (Oct. 8) Delegation of about 20 graduates
travel from Tokyo to Kalamazoo Oct. 8-11 to celebrate WMU's 100th
Massie's centennial history of
WMU now available (Oct. 7) "Brown and Golden Memories,"
276-page centennial history by Larry Massie available online
and in Kalamazoo-area bookstores.
Pottery, copper work by Ed Gray
on exhibit (Oct. 7) Works on display at Lee Honors College,
Gray speaks Oct. 16 as part of Centennial Scholar and Artist
War's economic consequences in
developing countries (Oct. 7) Kansas State University's
Dr. Wayne Nafziger is next speaker in the Werner Sichel Economics
Lecture Series Oct. 15.
Universitywide health, benefits
fair slated for Oct. 16 (Oct. 7) Campus community invited
to Oct. 16 benefits and health fair in Bernhard Center.
Lindsey A. Thomas (Oct.
6) Retired professor of dance died Oct. 1.
New lab helps engineering students
put theory into practice (Oct. 3) Parker Hannifin donated
$100,000 to establish the Parker Motion and Control Laboratory,
dedication is Oct. 7.
WMU launches review of athletic
programs (Oct. 3) Charles Elliott and Lewis Walker co-chair
eight-member committee charged with evaluating athletic programs.
CAB brings comedian Dane Cook
to campus (Oct. 3) Campus Activity Board presents comedian
Dane Cook for one performance, Oct. 9 in Miller Auditorium.
WFS debuts "The Hard Word"
homecoming weekend (Oct. 3) Western Film Society presents
area debut of "The Hard Word," starring Guy Pierce
and Rachel Griffiths, Oct. 10-12.
College of Education honors standout
teachers (Oct. 3) Alumni Van Dickerson, Sandra Gagie,
Vickie Dove Winfield to be honored Oct. 10 with Golden Apple
Antonio Flores speaks during Hispanic
Heritage Month (Oct. 3) Distinguished Alumni Award-winner
talks about "Latinos in Higher Education" Thursday,
VP of nation's largest power company
to speak (Oct. 3) Political science alumnus Chris Womack,
senior executive with the Southern Company, talks about leadership
in business Oct. 10.
Lecture addresses ethical use and
ownership of animals (Oct. 3) Wayne Cavanaugh, president
of the United Kennel Club, speaks Wednesday, Oct. 8.
Clinics set to help WMU community
dodge the flu (Oct. 3) Outreach clinics Oct. 15 at Student
Recreation Center and Oct. 21 in Bernhard Center as well as walk-in
hours at Sindecuse.
Trustees to vote on AAUP agreement
(Oct. 3) Trustees convene by conference call Oct. 7 to consider
new provisions for existing faculty contract.
Student wins scholarship to study
in South America (Oct. 2) Senior Sonya Datta-Sandhu of
Kalamazoo earns $25,000 Ambassadorial Scholarship from Rotary
Nursing's Joyce Thompson wins book
award (Oct. 2) WMU professor of community health nursing
earns award from American College of Nurse Midwives.
New AVP rounds out legislative
affairs staff (Oct. 2) Melissa Yutzey Bourke appointed
assistant vice president for legislative affairs, effective Oct.
Saillant speaks at Library of Congress
(Oct. 1) WMU professor of English and history addresses impact
of theologian Jonathan Edwards' work on 18th and 19th century
U.S. slave trade.
Homecoming celebrates the past,
embraces the future (Oct. 1) Centennial homecoming includes
downtown parade, displays of historical memorabilia and traditional
Homecoming begins with annual Campus
Classic (Oct. 1) Hundreds of runners, walkers and spectators
expected for fifth annual 5K race through campus homecoming Saturday.
Three earn Distinguished Alumni
Awards (Oct. 1) Alumni Susan B. Anthony, J. Thomas Dickinson
and Antonio Flores recognized at homecoming with Alumni Association's
"Lend Me a Tenor" staged
in Shaw Theatre (Oct. 1) University Theatre presents
one of Ken Ludwig's hilarious farces, "Lend Me a Tenor,"
for seven performances Oct. 9-18.
WMU kicks off its United Way campaign
(Oct. 1) WMU's 2003 United Way campaign officially kicks off
today with a goal of $238,000.
Sindecuse schedules fall workshops
(Oct. 1) Sindecuse Health Center classes and workshops for faculty,
staff and students cover wide range of health and nuitrition