February 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.
Centennial Campaign brings in more
than $162 million (Feb. 27) Nearly 50,000 donors contribute
to largest fund-raising effort in WMU history, campaign exceeds
goal by $37.8 million.
Trustees approve 2.4 percent tuition
increase (Feb. 27) Board accepts president's recommendation,
tuition will increase only 2.4 percent this fall, no increases
in room and board.
Trustee leadership for 2004 elected
(Feb. 27) Vernice Anthony of Detroit and Peter Aseritis of Williamsburg,
Mich., elected to serve as chairperson and vice chairperson.
December doctoral recipients announced
(Feb. 26) Complete list of 17 doctoral degree recipients.
Military science program ranks
among nation's best (Feb. 24) WMU's ROTC program ranks
20th out of 271 programs at colleges and universities nationwide.
Interior design show draws on history
to reflect the future (Feb. 24) Student exhibition in
Trimpe Gallery through March 13 draws on the work of 1960s Pop
Kuersten textbook analyzes law
and gender issues (Feb. 24) Political scientist Dr. Ashlyn
Kuersten authors "Women and the Law: Leaders, Cases, and
Event aims to improve Muslims-Christians
relations (Feb. 24) Free activities, dinner and speaker
promote better understanding March 11 in Bernhard Center. Reservations
required by March 9.
Students focus on service during
spring break (Feb. 24) Dozens of students participate
in Alternative Spring Break and others represent WMU's faith
and spiritual organizations.
Tuition increase recommendation
tops board agenda (Feb. 24) Board of Trustees holds its
annual public meeting at 8 a.m. Friday, Feb. 27, in the Bernard
New Shanghai Circus returns to
Miller Auditorium (Feb. 24) Astonishing athletes defy
gravity and execute breathtaking feats in a spellbinding show
Sunday, March 7.
Copperfield brings 'Grand Illusion'
to Miller Auditorium (Feb. 24) Rescheduled from December,
David Copperfield will dazzle audiences with two shows Monday,
Miller Auditorium presents a
total violin experience (Feb. 24) Bowfire is 10 critically
acclaimed violinists and fiddlers performing virtually every
style of music March 10.
Bischof to lead therapy group
(Feb. 23) Gary Bischof, counselor education and counseling psychology,
is president-elect of the Michigan Association for Marriage and
Parking lot at Faunce closing
for road improvements (Feb. 23) Beginning March 1, the
parking lot west of Faunce Student Services Building will be
closed until completion of road improvements.
President schedules 'Time to Talk'
with faculty and staff (Feb. 23) Location and time for
first faculty session changed. No changes announced in sessions
scheduled for staff.
Reginald Jones speaks on campus
Tuesday (Feb. 21) Entertainer and entrepreneur addresses
"Betrayal: Sold Out By the Civil Rights Movement,"
sponsored by WMU College Republicans.
Big, stinky flower garners international
attention (Feb. 20) Studies by biological science's Dr.
Todd Barkman on Rafflessia receive attention from scientific
journals and major newspapers worldwide.
History profs to help high school
teachers (Feb. 20) Four WMU history professors will provide
instruction for nearly 100 U.S. history high school teachers
in Southwest Michigan schools.
Expert explains changes in military
packaging protocol (Feb. 20) Reservations required for
free workshop on "Packaging, Barcoding and Marking"
March 11 at the Innovation Center.
Wind Quintet performance features
American music (Feb. 19) Dalton Center recital Tuesday,
Feb. 24, includes compositions by Alvin Etler, Irving Fine, Jan
Bach and Mark Schultz.
Wednesday recital features jazz
pianist Fred Hersch (Feb. 19) Internationally acclaimed
pianist gives Feb. 25 Dalton Center recital of original works
plus jazz and Broadway standards.
Student account statements available
online (Feb. 18) Paper statements will no longer be mailed
to students. February account statements are available on the
Guidelines for deployment of U.N.
peacekeepers (Feb. 18) Dr. Timothy Carter examines how
United Nations decides to intervene in conflicts during Feb.
New film presents history of Jewish
women in American sport (Feb. 18) WMU historian Dr. Linda
Borish teams with filmmaker Shuli Eshel to document American
Jewish women in sport.
Downtown development advocate offers
Keystone lecture (Feb. 18) Ken Nacci of Downtown Kalamazoo
Inc. is next speaker in Haworth College of Business breakfast
lecture series Feb. 27.
Undergraduate research award recipients
announced (Feb. 18) Complete list of 21 recipients of
Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Awards and their
United Flight 232 crash pilot to
speak at Kellogg Auditorium (Feb. 18) United Airlines
Capt. Al Haynes, hero of 1989 Sioux City crash, speaks March
17 at Kellogg Auditorium.
Conference serves as Midwest forum
on educational technology (Feb. 18) More than 3,500 educators
from the Midwest and Canada will gather in Grand Rapids at MACUL
Pilobolus Dance Theatre performs
at Miller Auditorium (Feb. 17) Friday's performance culminates
residency at Western Michigan University by acclaimed American
Pilobolus Dance offers free master
class while at WMU (Feb. 16) Second of two master classes
by Pilobolus Institute is free and open to the public, space
is limited for Feb. 19 class.
Bailey establishes Open Office
Hours for faculty, staff (Feb. 16) First sessions are
Wednesday, Feb. 18, for staff members, and Wednesday, Feb. 25,
for members of the faculty.
'Shattered Glass' is true story
of complusive liar (Feb. 16) Western Film Society presents
six screenings of "Shattered Glass," starring Hayden
Christensen, at the Little Theatre Feb. 20-22.
Remington graphic design lectures
are Thursday and Saturday (Feb. 16) Roger Remington gives
slide lecture Thursday in Sangren Hall, lecture Saturday at Kalamazoo
Goalball team is first to train
at Olympic Training Center (Feb. 16) Two from WMU are
members of first disabled team to obtain residency at U.S. Olympic
Training Center in Colorado Springs.
Pirates dock at Shaw Theatre
(Feb. 13) Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Pirates of Penzance"
features theatre and music students, cameo appearances by local
dignitaries Feb. 19-28.
Foulk is featured soloist for
Symphonic Band concert (Feb. 13) Concert Feb. 22 in Miller
Auditorium includes familiar compositions and new work, featuring
soloist Lin Foulk.
Writer-in-residence Naeem Murr
is next in reading series (Feb. 13) Gwen Frostic Reading
Series presents author of "The Genius of the Sea,"
Thursday, Feb. 19 in the Little Theatre.
Traveling exhibition of Dutch
design comes to Gallery II (Feb. 13) "A Roadshow
of Dutch Graphic Design" featured in Sangren Hall exhibit
through Feb. 24.
Downey selected for South Florida
Folk Festival (Feb. 12) WMU's Allison Downey selected
from 300 international applicants to perform in the singer/songwriter
Scholars worldwide pen tributes
to Tom Lawson (Feb. 11) New book of essays by some of
the world's leading authorities on comparative religion honors
WMU's E. Thomas Lawson.
Has welfare reform worked?
(Feb. 11) Dr. Rebecca Blank, dean of the Gerald R. Ford School
of Public Policy, addresses "What Have We Leaned from Welfare
Reform?" Feb. 18.
Bailey discusses ethical challenges
facing universities (Feb. 11) President Bailey speaks
Feb. 16 at Fetzer Center as part of Ethics in Society lecture
Celebration focuses achievements
of female athletes (Feb. 11) Local celebration of National
Girls and Women in Sports Day is Feb. 21 at WMU, with theme of
Fleischer offers lecture and workshop
for public school teachers (Feb. 11) Dr. Cathy Fleischer
focuses on public education climate where more and more students
are left out.
Spotlight is on Haiti during Black
History Month (Feb. 11) Exhibit and lecture exploring
the island nation of Haiti presented as an offshoot of the upcoming
Francophone Film Festival.
Pritchard draws life lessons from
passion for golf (Feb. 11) Michael Pritchard's latest
book, "Golf Lessons--Links to Life," is unlike any
of his works.
College of Education team is finalist
for national award (Feb. 11) School-University Partnership
Team is one of three finalists for the Distinguished Program
in Teacher Education award.
Nominees sought for Staff Service
Excellence Awards (Feb. 11) Deadline for nominations
is Feb. 20 for semiannual awards to non-faculty staff members.
Newport Jazz Festival brings
50th anniversary show to Miller (Feb. 10) Jazz festival's
anniversary tour stops at Miller Auditorium Saturday for one
Top music students compete Sunday
for Concerto honors (Feb. 10) Competition includes top
students from each vocal and instrumental performance area at
Merling Trio and Tom Knific perform
at Dalton (Feb. 10) Concert includes WMU premiere of
composer Frank Proto's "Quartet for Piano and String Bass"
Saturday, Feb. 21.
Concert Band gives free concert
in Miller Auditorium (Feb. 10) Varied concert Feb. 17
includes works by Glinka, Antonio Lotti and John Philip Sousa.
Michigan anthropologist speaks
about Arab Detroit (Feb. 10) University of Michigan's
Andrew Shryock lectures Friday on "Arab Detroit and the
Contradictions of Empire."
Everything you wanted to know
about Sindecuse (Feb. 9) Next session on the Way Western
Works for WMU employees will focus on Sindecuse Health Center.
Tamara L. 'Tami' Porter
(Feb. 9) Retired budget anaylyst died Feb. 6.
WMU Magazine now on Web
(Feb. 9) University magazine moves exclusively to online version
as cost-saving measure. Features on composer Curtis Curtis-Smith
Retirement reception Thursday
for John Ferguson (Feb. 9) Dr. John A. Ferguson, executive
director of Paper Technology Foundation honored at Walwood Hall
President Bailey describes WMU's
future (Feb. 6) Complete text of President Judith Bailey's
State of the University address, delivered Feb. 5 at Western
Martha Warfield appointed to lead
presidential initiative (Feb. 6) Assistant vice president
for student affairs and director of multicultural affairs will
lead campuswide Council on Institutional Diversity.
Lori Sims is first in series of
named professor honorees (Feb. 6) Pianist Lori Sims named
the John T. Bernhard Professor of Music in initiative announced
Feb. 6 by President Bailey.
Three honored for excellence at
Academic Convocation (Feb. 6) Distinguished Service Award
goes to Gary Mathews, Elise de Doncker and Paul Szarmach named
Distinguished Faculty Scholars.
Top high school seniors compete
for $4 million in scholarships (Feb. 6) About 800 of
the brightest high school seniors come to WMU Feb. 14 and 21
for Medallion Scholarship competition.
Sindecuse sets spring 2004 program
schedule (Feb. 6) Partial list of health-related programs
available during spring semester for WMU faculty and staff.
Bailey describes WMU's future
in today's address (Feb. 5) President addresses State
of the University, three outstanding members of campus community
honored during Academic Convocation.
Bailey meets with students in
Open Forum (Feb. 5) Students can ask questions of president
and senior administrators during Tuesday's WSA-sponsored forum
in the Bronco Mall.
Workshop is for people taking
'the next step' in a relationship (Feb. 5) "Something
to Talk About: Committing to Your Partner" is a new Sindecuse
workshop for employees and students.
Concert of Dance features works
of Graham, Balanchine (Feb. 4) Department of Dance presents
three performances of Winter Concert of Dance Feb. 13-14 at Chenery
Gary Mathews earns Distinguished
Service Award (Feb. 3) Professor of social work and president
of WMU chapter of AAUP will be honored at Thursday's Academic
NSF grant supports undergraduate
research in Latin America (Feb. 3) Department of Geography
awarded $191,000 grant for undergraduate research on globalization
and urban development.
Liberia is next topic for Portage
discussion series (Feb. 3) Africana Studies' Dr. Lawrence
T. Potter Jr. in next speaker in series at Portage Senior Center
WIDR kicks off annual pledge campaign
(Feb. 3) WIDR Week, Feb. 8-15, includes concerts, film screenings,
stage shows, raffle events to benefit student-run radio station.
Broncos host College of Charleston
in Bracket Buster (Feb. 3) Men's basketball team hosts
College of Charleston Feb. 21 in first-ever nationally televised
contest from University Arena.
'Vagina Monologues' at Dalton
for two performances (Feb. 3) Eve Ensler's "Vagina
Monologues" performed Feb. 14-15 as part of V-Day international
Frostic Reading Series presents
poet Major Jackson (Feb. 2) Award-winning New Orleans
poet and author of "Leaving Saturn" offers reading
Feb. 11 in the Little Theatre.
University Theatre presents a
tale of forbidden love (Feb. 2) All-female cast of "The
House of Bernarda Alba" set for seven performances Feb.
5-14 in York Arena Theatre.
University Symphony's Sunday
concert is 'Romantic' (Feb. 2) Symphony Orchestra's free
Feb. 8 performance features overtures from "William Tell"
and "Oberon" and Berlioz's "Symphonie Fantastique."
Gold Company set for annual Miller
Auditorium shows (Feb. 2) Award-winning vocal jazz ensemble
shows feature comedy, costumes and choreography Friday and Saturday,
Ohio University musicians offer
free recital (Feb. 2) Trombonist Chris Hayes and tubist
Jason Smith perform Friday, Feb. 6, in the Dalton Center Recital
Career Fair connects job seekers
with 115 employers (Feb. 1) More than 2,000 job candidates
expected at 26th annual Career Fair Thursday in the Bernhard
Theatre students rack up honors
in regional competition (Feb. 1) Larry Herron, Nylda
John-Mark and Laura Cornish earn honors at American College Theatre