January 2004 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.
Guest Chinese musicians give
two free performances (Jan. 30) Peking Opera-style singers
and musicians from the Hunan Art School of China perform Feb.
4 and 11 in the Dalton Center.
Bailey recommends accepting Granholm
tuition challenge (Jan. 29) In exchange for holding tuition
increase to 2.4 percent, WMU would get some state funds restored
and promise of no cuts next year.
Campus events planned for Black
History Month (Jan. 29) Wide range of lectures, programs
and activities taking place on the campus throughout February
for Black History Month.
Annual music festival tackles R&B
music, Elvis (Jan. 29) Free two-day music and lecture
festival explores the roots and significance of rhythm and blues
Jan. 30-31 in the Dalton Center.
Balanchine dance lecture is Tuesday
in Dalton Center (Jan. 29) "Dancing Balanchine/Watching
Balanchine" features a former principal dancer of the New
York City Ballet and a writer and critic of dance.
Faculty, staff asked to nominate
students for Who's Who (Jan. 29) Nomination deadline
for Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges
is Feb 11.
Ottman visits WMU to discuss 'Green
Marketing' (Jan. 28) Author and leading business consultant
Jacquelyn Ottman speaks on "Green Marketing and Eco-innovation"
Thursday in Brown Auditorium.
'MyDoom' computer virus hits campus
(Jan. 27) "MyDoom" spreads rapidly via e-mail. Disinfectant
program available for users who think their computers may be
Lecture by DaimlerChrysler's Cortez
postponed (Jan. 27) DaimlerChrysler executive Christine
Cortez was scheduled to speak tonight. The presentation will
Morin honored for teaching by
National League of Nursing (Jan. 27) Professor of nursing
receives biennial award for excellence and is elected a director
of international honor society.
Bailey to deliver State of the
University address (Jan. 27) President Bailey will deliver
address during the annual Academic Convocation Feb. 5 in the
Dalton Center Recital Hall.
Student employment award nominations
sought (Jan. 26) Nomination deadline is Feb. 9 for Student
Employee of the Year and Supervisor of the Year awards.
Language arts for those with differing
abilities (Jan. 26) WMU's Nickola Wolf Nelson and Adelia
Van Meter produce "The Writing Lab Approach to Language
Instruction and Intervention."
Expert on Pan-African and Caribbean
social activism speaks (Jan. 26) UCLA's Dr. Robert Hill
presents free public lectures Feb. 2 and 4 on his extensive research
Hill to conduct workshop on 'Editing
Archival Documents' (Jan. 26) Reservations required,
space limited for free Feb. 4, workshop with visiting scholar
Dr. Robert Hill.
Library sponsors workshops on
searching databases (Jan. 26) Free one-hour training
offered for searching U.S. patent and 2000 census databases.
Professional development programs
all week for grad students (Jan. 25) Nine Professional
Development Week programs for graduate students Monday through
Thursday at the Bernhard Center.
Authors give presentations on teaching
language arts (Jan. 23) Co-authors of new book, Drs.
Jonathon Bush and Janet Alsup, offer free lecture Jan. 28 and
workshop Jan. 29.
Talk addresses higher education
affirmative action policies (Jan. 23) Brown Bag Lunch
presentation Jan. 29 features affirmative action policy expert
Dr. Daniel Lipson.
Donald Parfet is next in Keystone
lecture series (Jan. 23) Managing director of newly formed
business accelerator firm is breakfast speaker Jan. 30 at Haworth
College of Business.
Landing government contracts is
subject of workshop (Jan. 23) Thursday, Jan. 29, workshop
is in the Southwest Michigan Innovation Center in the Business
Technology and Research Park.
Distinguished Faculty Scholars
announced (Jan. 22) Expert in supercomputing Elise de
Doncker and authority on Anglo-Saxon studies Paul Szarmach earn
highest faculty honor.
Innovative lecture series on students
at risk begins Monday (Jan. 22) "Educating Students
Placed at Risk" begins Jan. 26 with national consultant
Dr. Betty Despenza-Green.
Retirement event set for engineering's
Molly Williams (Jan. 22) Reception for associate dean
of College of Engineering and Applied Sciences is Friday on Parkview
Sindecuse's Woldring to be feted
at Jan. 26 reception (Jan. 22) Irene R. Woldring retires
following more than 25 years service at Sindecuse Health Center
Bronco hockey versus Michigan
televised (Jan. 21) Friday's match at Lawson Arena is
sold out. Contest televised regionally. Student tickets available
on first-to-arrive basis.
Music students take top honors
in string competitions (Jan. 21) Sophomore cellist Lukasz
Pawlik from Poland and freshman violinist Mialtan Zhezha from
Albania take top honors.
ATO camp out raises more than
$11,000 for Habitat (Jan. 21) Fraternity members brave
Michigan winter weather for Kalamazoo Valley Habitat and to dramatize
plight of the homeless.
Film festival examines race, ethnicity,
culture (Jan. 21) Films are 30-minutes each and followed
by discussion today through Friday, Jan. 21-23, in Sangren Hall.
Authority on art criticism presents
slide lecture (Jan. 20) "Interpreting Art"
is topic of free slide lecture by Dr. Terry Barrett Thursday,
Jan. 29, in Sangren Hall.
Frostic Reading Series presents
playwright Steve Feffer (Jan. 19) Award-winning playwright
and WMU assistant professor reads from his work Jan. 27 at Little
Novelist John Dufresne offers
reading Thursday (Jan. 19) Author of "Louisiana
Power & Light" is next in Gwen Frostic Reading Series,
Jan. 22 at Little Theatre.
Gallery II exhibition features
ceramic sculpture (Jan. 19) Works by Michigan artist
Ken Foster featured in Sangren Hall exhibition weekdays Jan.
23 through Feb. 3.
Library hours reinstated
(Jan. 18) Saturday hours reinstated for Waldo Library and libraries
for education, music and dance. Waldo again opens at 8 a.m. weekdays
beginning Jan. 26.
Keck grant will fund nanotechnology
focus on cell biology (Jan. 17) Keck Foundation awards
$500,000 for nanotech-based research aimed at unlocking a secret
of cellular membranes.
Shakespeare's daughter the subject
of new tale (Jan. 17) Grace Tiffany authors "My
Father Had A Daughter," a "beguiling, rollicking, witty,
heartening tale, penned as if a memoir."
Kellogg Foundation chief closes
Centennial Scholars Series (Jan. 17) Kellogg Foundation's
Dr. William Richardson discusses health and human services and
community building Jan. 22.
Schmotter addresses trends in business
ethics (Jan. 17) Business Dean James Schmotter discusses
history and complexities of ethical decision making in American
business Jan. 28.
Lindquist co-writes first online,
interactive text (Jan. 17) WMU's Jay Lindquist and Virginia
Tech's Joseph Sirgy write "Shopper, Buyer and Consumer Behavior"
in paperback and online.
Conference to educate health professionals
about asthma (Jan. 17) Daylong conference for health
care professionals is Saturday, Feb. 7, at WMU Fetzer Center.
Robert M. Henkels Jr.
(Jan. 17) Former associate professor of French died Nov. 16,
Temptations and Velvelettes return
to Miller (Jan. 16) The Motown Sound of the Temptations
and Velvelettes take the stage at Miller Auditorium Friday, Jan.
30, for one show only.
Concert series presents award-winning
Russian pianist (Jan. 16) Young Concert Artists Series
features Vassily Primakov Tuesday, Jan. 27, in the Dalton Center
Service for John Bernhard is Saturday
on campus (Jan. 15) Public memorial service for WMU's
fourth president is Jan. 17 at 2 p.m. in the East Ballroom of
the Bernhard Center.
Hiring of new college graduates
expected to increase (Jan. 15) Recent surveys indicate
nearly 13 percent more new college graduates will be hired this
year compared to last year.
New book examines postmodernism
and history (Jan. 15) Ernst Breisach writes "the
first comprehensive overview of postmodernism and its complex
relationship to history."
Graduate student's research yields
national award (Jan. 14) Aparna Thomas wins prize
in national competition among faculty and graduate students for
research on women in politics.
Fair presents students with leadership
opportunities (Jan. 14) Students looking to get involved
as campus leaders should attend annual Leadership Fair Jan. 22
at Bernhard Center.
'W' Club honors Sumney and Wolfe
(Jan. 14) Longtime boosters "Suds" Sumney and Susan
Wolfe named Man and Woman of the Year, honored during Jan. 24
men's basketball game.
Medallion Scholars wrap up their
first semester (Jan. 13) Biographical sketches for each
of this year's 21 Medallion Scholarship recipients.
Former Ailey dancer in residence
this week (Jan. 13) Choreographer and teacher Christopher
Huggins will give master classes and provide career counseling
for dance students.
Sundberg lauded for professional
excellence (Jan. 13) Director of the Center for Disability
Services receives award for "vision, leadership, creativity
and record of significant accomplishments."
CPR certification course offered
(Jan. 12) WMU students, faculty and staff are eligible to enroll
in a four-hour CPR certification course at Sindecuse Health Center.
WMU mourns the death of former
president John Bernhard (Jan. 12) Western Michigan University's
fourth president, 1974-85, died Jan. 12 in Kalamazoo. He was
Katrovas kicks off new Frostic
Reading Series (Jan. 12) Prague Summer Program's director
Richard Katrovas opens spring Frostic Reading Series Wednesday
in Sprau Tower.
Faculty Scholar nominations sought
(Jan. 12) Nomination deadline is Jan. 24 for 2003-04 Distinguished
Faculty Scholar Awards.
Earhart continues research with
two new publications (Jan. 12) Professor emeritus of
religion authors fourth edition of "Japanese Religion: Unity
Orientation office seeking referrals
for 36 student leader positions (Jan. 9) Faculty and
staff asked to recommend qualified students for summer orientation
New lecture series lures national
leaders in education (Jan. 9) Executive director of the
National Center for Fair and Open Testing kicks off series Jan.
26 in Brown Auditorium.
Fisher to head BRCC on interim
basis (Jan. 9) Biotech entrepreneur and former Pfizer
researcher Dr. Christopher Fisher named interim director of BRCC.
Faculty, staff honored for dedicating
careers to WMU (Jan. 9) Fifty-eight employees were inducted
Dec. 3 into WMU's 25 Year Club at the annual gala held at the
'Mama Mia!' comes to Miller for
eight shows (Jan. 9) Broadway and international smash-hit
musical based on the songs of ABBA at WMU Jan. 13-18.
Cat Crotchett wins Gilmore grant
(Jan. 8) Associate professor of art receives Emerging Artist
Grant funded by Gilmore Foundation to encourage promising Kalamazoo
Series of programs, lectures planned
to honor MLK (Jan. 8) Wide variety of programs offered
Jan. 11-23, ranging from screening of a Hollywood movie to a
Writer and political activist headlines
MLK event (Jan. 8) Noted author, social activist Kevin
Powell keynotes communitywide MLK Celebration Sunday, Jan. 11,
in Miller Auditorium.
WFS presents 'Lost In Translation'
(Jan. 8) Starring Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson, directed
by Sofia Coppola, "Lost" is contender for multiple
Oscar nominations; six shows Jan. 16-18 at Little Theatre.
Paul Ruscha on campus for free
master class (Jan. 8) Best known for documenting and
photographing his brother's art, Ruscha gives master mlass on
"Documenting Art Work" Jan. 17.
Gold Company Sextet gives NYC
Preview Concert (Jan. 7) Gold Company Sextet offers Jan.
20 preview of their upcoming jazz conference performance in New
History of Pakistan published as
nation dominates news (Jan. 7) New history by Lawrence
Ziring hitting bookstores at the same time Pakistan again dominates
Discussion explores Vietnamese
culture and history (Jan. 7) Two experts lead discussion
on history and current social and political climate in Vietnam
Jan. 13 at Portage District Library.
New dinner theatre invites student
auditions (Jan. 7) InterAct Entertainment holds open
casting auditions Jan. 18 and 20 for murder mystery comedy, WMU
students invited to try out.
Land trust author signs books at
Waldo Library (Jan. 7) Richard Brewer authors first book
to fully examine the land trust movement in the United States,
book signing is Jan. 14.
Four artists' work with fiber
exhibited (Jan. 7) "Pictorial Seams" challenges
historical position of fiber as a media, exhibition runs through
Jan. 21 in Sangren Hall Gallery II.
How to find out if WMU is closed
(Jan. 7) Students and employees should assume WMU open unless
notified otherwise. Closings will be announced immediately in
Luncheons feature Bronco men's
basketball (Jan. 6) Three luncheon programs scheduled
in January and February, featured speakers are members of men's
basketball coaching staff.
Kresge Art Museum curator speaks
Thursday (Jan. 6) Dr. April Kingsley presents slide lecture
"The Roots of Abstract Expressionism" Jan. 8 in Sangren
Web payment option available for
parking fines (Jan. 6) New service allows employees,
students and others to review all outstanding fines and pay fines
by major credit card.
Investment counseling with TIAA-CREF
available (Jan. 5) WMU employees may schedule individual
counseling sessions on available dates January through April.
Ronald H. Denison (Jan.
5) Former member of the speech and drama faculty died Dec. 6,
Frigid fund-raiser supports Habitat
for Humanity (Jan. 2) Brothers of ATO again brave winter
weather for 48 straight hours Jan. 6-8, hope to raise $10,000
for Habitat for Humanity.
Sindecuse offers Express Pay option
(Jan. 2) WMU employees can pay for health center services through
convenient payroll deduction program.
Sindecuse newsletter available
via e-mail (Jan. 2) Quarterly e-mail newsletter provides
employees with informative articles and helpful health tips.
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