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April 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.

Eleanor R. McKinney (April 30) Associate professor emerita of librarianship died April 27.

Medieval congress draws scholars from around the world (April 29) Some 3,000 scholars from as far away as Korea and Russia expected for May 6-9 International Congress on Medieval Studies.

Violin student receives $24,000 Rhea Fetzer Scholarship (April 28) Freshman Josiah Schubkegel of Portage, Mich., is the third student to receive a four-year string music scholarship.

Bronco golfers and coach earn MAC honors (April 28) Cindy Trout named MAC Coach of the Year, Broncos Stephanie Donkin and Jenna Walter selected for All-MAC teams.

Men's tennis team, coach sweep MAC honors (April 27) Ravi Pathanjali is Player of the Year, Brady Crosby tabbed Newcomer of the Year and Dave Morin named Coach of the Year.

Babin makes WMU history with NFL first-round pick (April 27) Houston Texans take Bronco Jason Babin in the first round, 27th overall in 2004 NFL draft.

Two theatre students win national ACTF acting awards (April 27) Junior Larry Herron and sophomore Joseph Johnson earns awards at Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Sylvia Culp (April 27) Associate professor of philosophy died April 23.

Vera Jean Russell (April 27) Assistant professor emerita of education died April 4.

Financial aid office announces summer hours (April 27) Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships announces summer hours effective May 10 through Aug. 13.

Men's tennis team win's MAC championship (April 26) WMU claims both the regular season and tournament titles in men's tennis, advances to NCAA tournament.

Alumnus Anthony Butts earns prestigious writing award (April 22) Poetry Society of America award goes to "Little Low Heaven," published by WMU's New Issues Press.

African American students honored at Saturday program (April 22) Black Congratulatory and Awards Ceremony is Saturday evening in the North Ballroom of the Bernhard Center.

IT forum to touch on industry's current big issues (April 22) Top information technology executives speak at a conference Friday, April 30, at "IT Trends, Challenges and Solutions."

Several roads closed through mid-August (April 22) Major road work begins Monday, portions of West Michigan, Rankin, Knollwood and Howard St. closed through August.

National engineering firm moving to BTR Park (April 21) DLZ Michigan Inc., a full-service engineering firm is newest partner for WMU's Business Technology and Research Park.

Sky Broncos head to Tennessee for national competition (April 20) WMU's precision flight team seeks national championship at NIFA competition April 27 through May 1.

Volunteers needed for sports camp for visually impaired (April 20) WMU-sponsored camp for children with visual impairments May 2-8 needs volunteers.

Sales and marketing team gets down to business (April 20) WMU team of Ann Meyer and Alexi Mavrellis places fourth among the 32 university teams at national sales competition in Atlanta.

Time capsule sealed until WMU's sesquicentennial (April 19) Dedication of time capsule officially concludes WMU's Centennial Celebration. Complete list of items included.

Gold Company Sextet performs at Lincoln Center (April 19) Gold Company featured in performance at Alice Tully Hall in New York's Lincoln Center Sunday, April 25.

WMU joins in national Day of Silence (April 19) Students take vow of silence April 21 to draw attention to discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender students.

Gifts to WMU up 32 percent from one year ago (April 19) Gifts for 2003-04 exceed $21 million through March, an $5.1 million increase compared to same period previous year.

Administrative and academic appointments approved (April 19) Appointments of Michael Scriven, Patrick Daniel, Carol Eddy and Glen Tracy okayed by board.

Retirements and resignations approved by trustees (April 19) Retirements of six staff members approved; also resignations of five faculty members and one staff member.

Trustees name BTR Park road, approve Asylum Lake agreement (April 19) Declaration of Conservation Restrictions and Preserve Management Plan for Asylum Lake approved.

Trustees approve ATM lease, bond swapping (April 19) Business action at April 16 meeting of trustees includes refinancing existing Series 1997 Bonds.

Broncos claim MAC men's tennis championship (April 17) Men's tennis team gets first MAC title since 2000, enters conference tournament at Ball State as top seed.

Exam week tees off with Finals Finish (April 17) Annual exam week event for students is Monday and Tuesday evening at the Student Recreation Center.

Trustees adopt $272 million estimated budget (April 16) Campuswide budget cuts of $11.8 million will result in elimination of 122 full-time jobs, suspension or elimination of some programs.

Trustees set full tuition rate schedule (April 16) New rates for graduate students and nonresident undergraduates approved, trustees reaffirm 2.4 percent increase for resident undergrads.

Student fee revisions approved (April 16) WMU revamps fee structure to offset the added costs of personnel- or equipment-intensive course offerings.

Researchers awarded more than $1.4 million in grants (April 16) WMU researchers landed $1,466,615 in grants in February, pushing the fiscal-year total to nearly $32 million.

Largest class in WMU history graduates this month (April 15) More than 2,700 degrees will be awarded at record-setting commencement ceremonies Saturday, April 24.

Tiffany offers reading from Shakespeare novel (April 15) Dr. Grace Tiffany reads from her book, "My Father Had a Daughter," April 21 in the Meader Rare Book Room.

CEO to speak on surviving outside of big corporations (April 15) AvTech Laboratories' Rich Johnsonis next speaker in Keystone Community Bank Breakfast Series April 23.

Broncos announce 2004 football schedule (April 15) Home schedule includes Tennessee-Martin for CommUniverCity, EMU for Homecoming and defending MAC champion Miami.

Riverdance returns to Kalamazoo (April 15) Original international phenomenon, "Riverdance--The Show," returns to Miller Auditorium for eight performances May 4-9.

Miller Auditorium announces 2004-05 season (April 15) "Broadway in West Michigan" series includes "Rent," "The Producers," "The Full Monty," "42nd Street" and more.

Budget for 2004-05, new fees on board agenda (April 14) Board of Trustees meet Friday, April 16, in the Bernhard Center.

WMU joins educational technology coordinators for conference (April 14) Educational Technology Coordinators Conference is April 23 at Kalamazoo Valley Community College.

Gabor selected for international exchange program (April 14) Olivia Gabor, associate professor of foreign languages, selected for Rotary International's Group Study Exchange.

Graduate student wins Best Paper Award (April 14) Laurence Picq receives award for evaluating management practices in reducing phosphorous loading in Macatawa watershed.

Men's tennis team plays for MAC title (April 13) First 75 fans to arrive for Saturday's match at Sorenson Court get a free Bronco tennis shirt.

TIAA-CREF sponsors retirement planning seminar (April 13) Two one-hour Financial Education Seminars will be held Tuesday, April 27, in the Bernhard Center.

Students sponsor 'Take Back the Night' events (April 13) Women's Equality sponsors dinner Thursday at the Wesley Foundation followed by candlelight procession.

Digitization Center open to campus community (April 13) Open house Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning for new Digitization Center in Waldo Library.

African linguistics expert lectures Wednesday (April 13) Dr. Baye Yimam, Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia, gives free public lecture from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Tuesday event spotlights senior engineering projects (April 12) Conference on Senior Engineering Design Projects is April 13, held for the first time on the new Parkview Campus.

University Theatre announces 2004-05 season (April 12) New season includes "Brigadoon," "Othello," "Settling Sophia," "Metamorphoses," "1940's Radio Hour" and more.

New works debut at playwriting showcase (April 12) Reader's theatre presentation Thursday evening will mark the end of the spring semester for some student playwrights.

Symposium addresses controversy on teaching grammar (April 9) Tuesday evening symposium in Sprau Tower presents ways to integrate grammar effectively into classroom instruction.

Local educators honored at Phi Delta Kappa meeting (April 8) Alumnus Bill Cecil, 2003 Michigan Teacher of the Year, is featured speaker at April 15 downtown event.

Lieutenant says ROTC training saved his life (April 8) Bronco Battalion cadets greet WMU alumnus Lt. Brian Davis returning from military service in Iraq.

Dedication ceremony set for Centennial Time Capsule (April 8) Ceremony is Monday, April 19, at the Centennial Sculpture in front of the Seibert Administration Building.

Bookstore paying cash for used books (April 8) WMU Bookstore's April Book Buyback is April 15-24 on the lower level of the Bernhard Center.

DeMaso Scholarships encourage Hispanics to become teachers (April 7) WMU's first endowed scholarship aimed at encouraging Hispanic Americans to pursue careers in teaching.

Blues music fundraiser supports new HHS building (April 7) School of Social Work's fundraiser features Blue Moon Blues Band April 18 at The Union Cabaret & Grill.

Meteorologist describes summer storm formation (April 7) Meteorologist, pilot and Kansas geography professor Dr. Donna Tucker lectures at WMU Thursday, April 8.

WMU ranks 8th in the nation in wireless computing (April 6) Study conducted by Intel places WMU eighth in the nation on list of the 100 "Most Unwired College Campuses."

Candidates for arts and sciences dean visit campus (April 6) Youngstown State's Dr. Robert Bolla, Arizona State's Dr. Nancy Gutierrez, Utah State's Dr. Thomas Kent make presentations.

Poole honored at retirement gathering (April 6) Retirement gathering April 16 honors Professor Howard Poole for 31 years of service to the university.

Communications Days is chance to explore careers (April 6) Students invited to free conference April 7-8 to explore careers in a wide variety of communication-related careers.

Author argues against oil drilling in Arctic Refuge (April 5) Chad Kister, author of the newly released book about Arctic National Wildlife Refuge gives April 14 slide presentation.

Student art gallery opens in Hoekje Hall (April 5) Beginning April 8, hall's lobby is exhibiton space for artwork that the building's residents have created to illustrate diversity.

Music Therapy Clinic celebrates 25th annual concert (April 5) Reception follows April 12 performances by participants in the music therapy program and their student therapists.

Verdi's 'Requiem' performed in Miller Auditorium (April 5) University Symphony Orchestra, Grand Chorus and guest vocal soloists present "Requiem" Sunday, April 18.

Eighteen-trombone choir performs at Dalton Center (April 5) University Trombone Choir presents its spring concert on Wednesday, April 14.

CAB brings comedian D.L. Hughley to Miller Auditorium (April 2) Popular comedian takes the stage at Miller Auditorium for a single performance Wednesday, April 7.

WMU and historically black colleges form aviation consortium (April 2) New Aviation Education Consortium will expand opportunities in aviation for minority students and women.

'Michael Miller & Friends' perform in Dalton Center (April 2) Faculty oboist Michael Miller performs April 9 with Chad Cognata, Lori Sims and La Catrina String Quartet.

Jazz Lab Band gives final performance of the season (April 2) Highlights of April 7 program include swing, Brazilian and Afro-Cuban music of Count Basie, Pat Metheny and Matt Harris.

GC II spring concert features variety of tunes (April 2) Vocal jazz ensemble offers free performance Thursday, April 8, showcases small vocal ensembles and the GC II Band.

WMU receives paper tech patents from Kimberly-Clark (April 1) WMU will develop technology that could turn paper sludge into viable consumer products and boost the usefulness of recycled paper.

Teacher Placement Day is free, open to public (April 1) Variety of job opportunities for teachers showcased at Annual Teacher Placement Day April 19, in the Bernhard Center.

Journal for undergraduate researchers debuts (April 1) New "McNair Research Journal" features work of five students in the McNair Post-Baccalaureate Scholars Program.

April 5-9 set aside to honor graduate students (April 1) Wednesday Bernhard Center reception highlights Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week at WMU.

Finals Finish seeks volunteers; plans Porter tribute (April 1) Faculty, staff, administrators asked to help with finals week event, donations in honor of longtime staff member Tami Porter.

Anxiety disorder screenings at Bernhard Center (April 1) Educational program and screenings are free April 7 as part of National Anxiety Disorders Screening Day.

Connection between poverty and conservation (April 1) Michigan State's Dr. Scott Swinton talks on "Too Poor to be Stewards?" at April 7 Werner Sichel Lecture.

Icabone to speak on the role of ombuds (April 1) Dr. Dona G. Icabone speaks on "Confidentiality, Impartiality, Independence, Informality" April 7 in the Bernhard Center.

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