March 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.
Pfizer gives WMU $2.9 million
in research equipment (March 31) Equipment being used
in Haenicke Hall labs and by some life sciences startup firms
at WMU Parkview Campus.
Announcement tomorrow of major
technology transfer (March 31) Major worldwide corporation
set to announce transfer of patented technology to WMU for development.
PBS series on 'Illusion of Race'
repeats beginning Monday (March 31) Three-part PBS series
will repeat at WMU with three evening screenings Monday, Wednesday,
Thursday, April 5-8.
Paul Maier is a featured scholar
on ABC News special (March 30) WMU historian among the
top religion scholars interviewed for April 5 special "Jesus
and Paul--The Word and the Witness."
Susan H. Mundo (March
30) Former Dining Service employee died March 23.
Nine local biotech firms awarded
first BRCC funds (March 30) BRCC governing board awards
$1.9 million to nine R&D firms, elects Don Parfet chair at
Interior design exhibit highlights
past work, future promise (March 29) Seniors Catherine
Sten, Rebecca Smith, Suzanne Danford have exhibit in Interior
'Spring Into the Streets' is Friday
in Vine neighborhood (March 29) Volunteers sought for
biannual neighborhood cleanup, several student groups have already
PBS series parallels Graves lectures
on 'Illusion of Race' (March 29) Three-part PBS series
will be shown during noon hour today, March 31 and April 5 at
'Illusion of Race' is subject
of fifth annual diversity event (March 29) Dr. Joseph
L. Graves Jr. lectures April 6-7 at Chenery Auditorium for annual
"Respecting Differences" lecture series.
Collegiate Singers perform at
Cathedral Church (March 28) WMU's Collegiate Singers
give free afternoon performance April 4 at Cathedral Church of
Christ the King, Kalamazoo.
Caribbean musical tradition evident
in recital (March 28) Compositions by Noel Allende-Goitia
performed in free recital Thursday in the Dalton Center.
Top high school musicians coming
to WMU for conference (March 28) Hundreds of high school
students and music directors expected for Thursday conference
on wind and percussion music.
Women's Chorus presents 'A Celebration
of Song' (March 28) WMU Women's Chorus presents a free
concert Friday evening in Dalton Center Recital Hall.
WMU is host for Saturday's women's
choral festival (March 28) Women's choirs from Bowling
Green, St. Mary's, Grand Valley and WMU will perform in finale
of Saturday festival.
'Sound of Music' comes to Miller
Auditorium (March 28) National tour of "The Sound
of Music" makes its Kalamazoo premiere Saturday and Sunday,
Record-setting basketball seasons
celebrated Wednesday (March 27) Bronco men's and women's
teams recognized at University Arena program, championship and
tournament banners unfurled.
Theatre season concludes with
award-winning 'Ma Rainey' (March 26) New York Drama Critics
Best Play, "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom," staged April
1-10 at Gilmore Theatre.
Conventioneers put on game faces
(March 26) Cry havoc, and unleash the dogs of war! Region's largest
gaming convention, Marmalade Dog 9, is April 2-4 at Bernhard
Native American Pow Wow returns
to University Arena (March 26) Cultural heritage and
diversity of American Indians celebrated April 3-4 at 15th annual
Top student employee, student supervisor
named (March 26) Senior Jennifer Smith and admissions'
Scott Hennessy garner student employee and supervisor of the
'Kalamazoo Rendezvous' is Friday
downtown (March 24) Next "Cool City Kalamazoo"
event is Friday evening at the Little Cities Art Gallery in downtown
U.S. consumers could benefit from
EU's Microsoft decision (March 24) WMU antitrust expert
Dr. Norman Hawker declares European Union decision a "big
victory for consumers."
Plight of Canadian hockey players
at U.S. colleges explored (March 24) Dr. Andrew Holman
addresses Canadianization of U.S. college hockey in March 30
Friday deadline for APA/PSSO lunch
reservations (March 23) Annual joint spring luncheon
April 1 includes presentation of Staff Service Excellence, APA
and PSSO awards.
WMU artists featured in 'Art at
Waldo' (March 23) Waldo Library exhibit through May 15
features forged and raised copper work by 2002 alumnus David
March student account statements
available online (March 23) Paper monthly statements
are no longer being mailed to students. Account information can
be accessed through the WMU home page.
Frank Chaves gives jazz dance
master classes (March 23) Choreographer and artistic
director of River North Chicago Dance Company begins residency
at WMU March 31.
Doezema paintings and drawings
exhibited in Gallery II (March 23) Curator for the Arts
Council of Greater Kalamazoo and WMU alumnus has exhibit in Sangren
Poking fun at politics
(March 23) The Capitol Steps brings political satire to Miller
Auditorium for a single performance Saturday, March 27.
Gold Company performance is jazz
festival finale (March 23) Annual Gold Company Invitational
Vocal Jazz Festival culminates with Saturday's Dalton Center
Concert Band performs Sunday
at Miller Auditorium (March 23) Free concert includes
"Polka and Fugue," "The Klaxon," "Fantasies
on a Theme by Haydn" and more.
WFS presents 'Girl With a Pearl
Earring' (March 22) Academy Award-nominee starring Colin
Firth and Scarlett Johansson at Little Theatre for six shows
Toxic Audio performs at Dalton
Center (March 22) Award-winning vocal ensemble
from Walt Disney World is the opening event, March 26, for Gold
Company's annual jazz festival.
Poetry translator Alexis Levitin
gives two talks (March 22) Levitin offers a lecture on
poetry translation March 29 in Brown Hall and a reading March
30 in the Lee Honors College.
Krisy Mahome wins third straight
MAC title (March 22) Junior from Harvey, Ill., wins third
straight MAC women's indoor track championship in 400 meter dash.
Broncos host Richmond Wednesday
in WNIT (March 22) WMU wins in overtime versus Charlotte,
advances to quarterfinals and plays at home Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Richard Neschich (March
22) Associate professor emeritus of marketing died March 18.
Payne named to Indiana Basketball
Hall of Fame (March 21) WMU's Vernon Payne, associate
vice president for student affairs, inducted March 24 at Indianapolis
Shakespeare scholar visits campus
to talk about 'Hamlet' (March 21) University of Chicago's
Dr. David Bevington speaks on "Friendship in 'Hamlet'"
Monday, March 29.
Conference looks at bolstering
business, adding value (March 21) Upward of 500 participants
expected for Food Marketing Conference March 29-30 at Kalamazoo
Ethics of 'placebo' surgery subject
of lecture (March 21) Oversight of surgical procedures
is topic of March 30 ethics lecture with Dr. Jonathan Hopkins
and Dr. Shirley Bach.
Students add new wrinkles to Senior
Prom night (March 21) More than 400 senior citizens and
members of University community expected for March 31 "Senior
Nobel Laureate speaks Friday at
PeaceJam event (March 21) Peace Prize-winner Jody
Williams speaks on "Individuals Can Make a Difference"
Friday at Bernhard Center.
Former White House advisor speaks
Wednesday (March 20) Author and Reagan administration
advisor Dinesh D'Souza addresses "What's So Great About
America" in free, public lecture.
World Domination Variety Show
features Inga Muscio (March 20) Author Inga Muscio speaks
Wednesday on how feminism, environmentalism and anti-oppression
Broncos host UNC Charlotte Sunday
in WNIT (March 19) WMU wins, 63-61, at Louisville, advances
to second round of WNIT and plays at home Sunday at 6 p.m.
Former Cambodian refugee speaks
against landmines (March 18) Loung Ung, author of bestseller
"First They Killed My Father," gives free lecture Monday
evening in Kanley Chapel.
Miller announces season Monday
at "Forbidden Broadway" (March 18) 20th anniversary
production of "Forbidden Broadway" features musical
parodies of Broadway favorites.
Trudy Cobb presents at California
TechEd conference (March 18) Associate professor of dance
shows how to use current technology as tools to enhance dance
Bronco 'watch party' set for Friday
in Bronco Mall (March 17) Watch the Broncos at the Big
Dance on a big TV in the Bronco Mall! Special large-screen TV
and special discounts on food.
Campus participation urged for
library survey (March 17) Students, faculty and staff
encouraged to complete important online survey, drawing for Dell
Axim X3 PDA and other prizes.
Harvard desegregation expert speaks
at WMU (March 17) Dr. Gary Orfield talk March 26 deals
with Brown v. Board of Education, University of Michigan affirmative
action case and beyond.
Historic 'meeting of East and West'
examined (March 17) Women's studies lectures March 25
focuses on pioneering women who left India in the 1880s to explore
life in America.
Helweg book reveals surprises about
Indian immigrants (March 17) Anthropologist Dr. Arthur
Helweg authors latest in series of books on immigrants, "Strangers
in a Not-So-Strange Land."
Local automotive exec next speaker
in Keystone series (March 17) Aaron Zeigler talks about
"Gaining Market Share in a Mature Industry" at March
26 business breakfast.
WSA polling locations changed
because of weather (March 16) Cold weather forces election
indoors. New polling locations include main lobbies of Sangren
Hall and the Bernhard Center.
CCHA recognizes three Broncos
(March 16) Paul Davies and Dana Lattery named to league's All-Academic
Team, Paul Szczechura gets honorable mention for All-Rookie squad.
Nominations sought for Athletic
Hall of Fame (March 16) Selection committee is soliciting
nominations for the 2004 induction class, not more than six will
Exhibit features sculptures by
Karen Bondarchuk (March 16) Exhibition of faculty member's
kinetic sculptures, sculptures and drawings is March 17-26 at
the Space Gallery.
Pilot tells extraordinary tale
of Flight 232 (March 16) Capt. Al Haynes, who crash landed
the totally crippled passenger plane, speaks Wednesday at Battle
Creek's Kellogg Auditorium.
Students urged to help define
Cool City Kalamazoo (March 16) Open discussion Thursday
with city leaders is first in series of events to get students
involved in downtown.
Seats earns All-America honors
(March 15) Senior Kris Seats of Deming, N.M., earned All-America
status in the 800 meter run at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field
Some roads limited to one-way
traffic beginning Thursday (March 15) Thursday through
Monday traffic will be limited to one way on portions of West
Michigan and Rankin Avenues.
Multiple polling places open for
WSA elections this week (March 15) Elections for Western
Student Association president, vice president and student senate
continue through Thursday.
Record-setting Broncos win first
MAC tourney title (March 13) Tournament MVP Mike Williams
scores 28 points as Broncos advance to NCAA Tournament with school-record
Manchester and Williams perform
award-winning songs (March 12) Grammy Award-winners Melissa
Manchester and Paul Williams at Miller Auditorium for one show
WMU stages Tony Award-winning
tale of an Irish family (March 12) University Theatre
presents "Dancing at Lughnasa," for seven performances,
Annual Art Student Exhibition
opens in Dalton Center (March 12) Annual exhibition,
March 17-31, is the year's only comprehensive show of work produced
by art students.
Concert Choir performs songs
from around the world (March 12) Free March 19 concert
includes Haydn's "Little Organ Mass" and selected folk
songs from around the world.
Dybek book selected for Chicago's
reading initiative (March 11) Dybek's book, "The
Coast of Chicago," will be the focus of citywide book club
discussions, readings and lectures.
March 18 ceremony honors top WMU
seniors (March 11) Forty-eight students honored at 24th
annual Presidential Scholars Convocation.
Rights of people with disabilities
subject of lecture (March 11) Dr. Michael Ward of George
Washington University speaks Thursday, March 18, in the Bernhard
Free poison prevention kits available
at Sindecuse (March 11) Poison Prevention Week, March
21-27, helps raise awareness of the dangers of accidental poisoning.
WMU is host for 'Nickel and Dimed'
discussions (March 11) Conversations about poverty, prosperity
and low-wage life are focus of Reading Together activities on
campus beginning March 17.
Latino Leadership Program focuses
on educational issues (March 11) Adam Chavarria of Educational
Excellence for Hispanic Americans is keynote speaker at March
Internet2 takes center stage at
free symposium (March 11) Regional Internet2 symposium
is Friday, March 19, at Fetzer Center. Admission is free, advanced
Reese looks at 'Leadership 2020'
(March 11) WMU alumnus James Reese is tonight's speaker in the
Haworth College of Business Distinguished Speaker Series.
Earth Week activities promote
awareness, involvement (March 11) Learn about everything
from hybrid automobiles to nutrition at Earth Week programs,
Go green and save! (March
11) Kalamazoo Metro Transit now offers a free Rideshare placement
WMU sweeps basketball Player of
the Year honors (March 10) Casey Rost and Mike Williams
take top MAC awards, Reed, Kann, Jilian and Moore also earn all-league
Concerto winners featured in
orchestra concert (March 10) Free Sunday concert features
solo performances by Concerto Competition winners Adam Snider,
tuba, and Mialtin Zhezha, violin.
University Chorale is 'Living
and Dreaming' Sunday (March 10) Free concert by international
award winning WMU choral ensemble is March 14 in the Dalton Center
Evening concert highlights jazz
festival (March 10) Jazz trombonist Slide Hampton is
featured guest artist at Western Invitational Jazz Festival Saturday,
Recital features jazz legend
Slide Hampton (March 10) Slide Hampton performs with
Western Jazz Quartet, trumpeter Scott Cowan, and drummer Billy
Hart Friday, March 12.
Disco is 'Stayin' Alive' at Miller
Auditorium (March 10) "Saturday Night Fever--The
Musical" comes to Miller Auditorium for five performances
Pivotal event in women's rights
movement re-enacted (March 9) Women's History Month activities
begin with re-enacting of events that launched the woman suffrage
movement in the United States.
Students offered chance at Washington,
D.C., summer post (March 9) Application deadline is Monday
for paid Washington internship through Lloyd Meeds Policy Fellowship
Skaters bring home national championship
(March 8) Broncos win national title at U.S. Synchronized Skating
Championships in San Diego.
White-collar crimes topic of next
ethics lecture (March 8) University of Scranton's Dr.
David Friedrichs discusses white-colar crime Monday, March 15,
in Bernhard Center.
Robert L. Shafer (March
8) Associate professor emeritus of English died Feb. 23.
Eileen A. Stein (March
8) Retired administrative assistant from the honors college died
Phantom Planet headlines Centennial
Concert (March 8) Student-organized concert features
rock groups Phantom Planet and Stroke 9 Monday, March 15, at
Open house scheduled for prospective
students (March 8) About 800 high school juniors and
previously admitted seniors expected for WMU Preview Saturday,
International Festival gives area
residents broader world view (March 8) This year's event
spotlights more than 20 countries on five continents March 21
in Bernhard Center.
Nominations accepted for Golden
Bronco Awards (March 8) Nominations sought for Student
Leader of the Year, Student Organization of the Year and more.
Free lunchtime concerts featured
in Bronco Mall (March 5) Veteran Gold Company member
Justin Avery performs music by a different featured artist every
Tuesday and Thursday in March.
Free lectures examine the evolution
of Islam in West Africa (March 4) James Madison University's
Dr. David Owusu-Ansah delivers two free, public lectures March
Women's basketball opens MAC tourney
at home (March 3) Bronco women's basketball team hosts
Akron in the first round of the MAC Tournament at 4:30 p.m. Saturday
in University Arena.
Richard H. Schmidt (March
3) Professor emeritus of psychology died Feb. 7.
Yale's Robert Reed discusses
his painting in free lecture (March 3) Visiting artist
and judge for the Annual Art Student Exhibition lectures on his
work Thursday, March 11.
Lopez conducts holography workshop
and demonstrations (March 3) Michigan artist Jesus Lopez
conducting free holography demonstrations Mondays, March 15,
22, and 29.
Chicago Symphony trombonist gives
lecture, clinic and recital (March 3) Michael Mulcahy,
considered one of the world's premiere trombonists, visits campus
Teacher turned author talks about
'hearing voices' (March 2) Former Chicago Public Schools
teacher Greg Michie talks about "Hearing the Voices of Students"
Monday, March 8.
State residence hall conference
is at WMU (March 2) Annual Michigan Organization of Residence
Hall Associations conference is Friday through Sunday, March
Annual festival reels in French-speaking
films (March 1) Only film festival of its kind in the
U.S. features diverse films from French-speaking countries outside
France March 10-14.
BRCC governing board members announced
(March 1) Perrigo's Michael Jandernoa and Apjohn's Donald Parfet
among those named by President Bailey to BRCC board.
Faculty and staff garner research,
service grants (March 1) Three-month total of $17 million
in grants includes $10 million in state funds for BRCC.
Year-end gifts boost total to more
than $18 million (March 1) Gifts received through January
up 21 percent compared to same seven-month period one year ago.
Trustees approve retirements of
veteran faculty members (March 1) Retirements okayed
for 58 faculty members with more than 1,900 years collective
Trustees sign off on University
personnel moves (March 1) Appointments include two associate
vice presidents and interim associate dean; retirements of six
staff members approved.
Teacher preparation program lands
top honors (March 1) WMU gets Distinguished Program in
Teacher Education award at Association of Teacher Educators conference
Free piano recital includes Schubert,
Mozert, Liszt (March 1) Resident artist Yu-Lien The gives
free Dalton Center recital March 9 featuring Schubert's "Fantasy
in C Major."