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January 2005 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.

Sangren exhibit features graphic design by Pravin Sevak (Jan. 31) WMU associate professor of art has exhibition Feb. 3-22 in Gallery II.

Art faculty exhibit at Little Cities Gallery (Jan. 31) Art faculty exhibition open Monday through Saturday Feb. 4 to March 26 in downtown Kalamazoo.

Dance's David Curwen is president-elect of CORPS de Ballet (Jan. 31) WMU professor also has choreographed piece named finalists for Maggie Alessee Award.

David Lyth tapped to edit journal (Jan. 31) Professor of industrial and manufacturing engineering named editor of quarterly journal of American Society for Quality Control.

Dean Thomas Kent is next in ethics lecture series (Jan. 27) Arts and Sciences dean tackles ethical issues involving both the nature and uses of writing Thursday, Feb. 3.

WMU profs contribute to book on natural disasters (Jan. 27) WMU's Dr. Lisa DeChano and Dr. Joseph Stoltman co-edit "International Perspectives on Natural Disasters."

Conference focuses on integrating technology (Jan. 27) Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning Conference is March 16-18, at Cobo Center in Detroit.

Clarinet-piano duo performs at Dalton (Jan. 26) Clarinetist Caroline Hartig and pianist Deborah Moriarty perform Debussy, Chausson and others in free Feb. 7 recital.

USO performs with Women's Chorus in free concert (Jan. 26) KSO's Raymond Harvey conducts University Symphony Orchestra in free Sunday afternoon concert Feb. 6.

David Guerrier trumpet recital set for Dalton Center (Jan. 26) European and International Young Concert Artists Series winner performs Feb. 8.

Novelist Kathryn Davis is next in Frostic Reading Series (Jan. 25) Author of "Versailles" reads from her work Wednesday, Feb. 2, in the Little Theatre.

Nominations sought for student "Who's Who" (Jan. 24) Faculty and staff invited to nominate students for "Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges."

Lecture examines persistent stereotypes of teenage girls (Jan. 24) Dr. Ilana Nash examines persistence of insulting stereotypes of teenage girls in Thursday evening lecture.

Are industry clusters a passing fad? (Jan. 24) President of Regional Technology Strategies Dr. Stuart Rosenfeld speaks Wednesday, Feb. 2, in Sichel Lecture Series.

Grant promotes effective use of data in K-12 education (Jan. 21) Wallace Foundation gives $425,000 to develop K-12 education leaders who can use data effectively for improved teaching.

FAA honors longtime aviation college instructor (Jan. 21) Thomas McLaughlin named the Flight Instructor of the Year by FAA's Grand Rapids office.

Fair connects 2,000 job seekers with 120 employers (Jan. 21) Free and open to the public, 27th annual Career Fair is Thursday, Feb. 3, in Bernhard Center East Ballroom.

Health care is topic for HCOB distinguished speaker (Jan. 21) Alumnus Lloyd H. Dean, president and CEO of Catholic Healthcare West, speaks Thursday.

Keystone series tackles Northside development (Jan. 21) Eric Trevan of Northside Economic Potential Group speaks Jan. 28 in Keystone Community Bank Breakfast Speaker Series.

Retirement events set for two longtime faculty members (Jan. 21) Reception for Dr. James Bosco is Thursday, Jan. 27, and for Dr. Robert Poel Thursday, Feb. 3.

Two from WMU in Jackson art show (Jan. 21) Jury-selected works by Eve Reid and Jackie Ruttinger in Jackson fine arts exhibition, Ruttinger work wins Best of Show.

"W" Club announces Woman and Man of the Year (Jan. 19) Faculty member Linda Law and Bud Donnelly, former associate dean of students, will be honored at Saturday basketball game.

Applications due for environmental fellowship (Jan. 19) Undergraduates from all disciplines are eligible to apply for resident coordinator positions at Gibbs House.

Classical guitarist gives concert in Dalton Center (Jan. 19) Winner of the Young Concert Artists International Auditions Robert Belinic performs Tuesday.

WMU alumna performs in saxophone-piano duo (Jan. 19) Connie Frigo and alumna Rebecca Grausam perform Monday in Dalton as part of four-state, seven-concert tour.

New Cowan CD released at Dalton Center concert (Jan. 19) Scott Cowan and Western Jazz Quartet introduce new CD, "Premiere," with Jan. 28 concert.

Faith Prince, Tom Wopat headline "Over the Rainbow" (Jan. 19) Sunday show at Miller is multimedia tribute to "Wizard of Oz" composer Harold Arlen.

Lecturer seeks to help people find and maintain love (Jan. 18) "Why America Can't Stay in Love" with Randy Gariss presented over two evenings, Jan. 24-25.

$20 orchestra seats available for 'Rent' at Miller (Jan. 18) Orchestra seats available two hours prior to each performance of "Rent" at Miller Auditorium Jan. 27-29.

Six movies set for spring Russian film series (Jan. 14) Series opens with wildly inventive comedy "Window to Paris" and continues through April screening of "Driver for Vera."

Literary critic Art Winslow speaks Thursday (Jan. 14) Literary critic, editor and writer-in-residence Art Winslow speaks Thursday, Jan. 20, in the Little Theatre.

Former assistant returns as volleyball head coach (Jan. 14) Colleen Munson, head volleyball coach at East Carolina and former Bronco assistant, is new WMU head coach.

Pulitzer and Tony-winner 'Rent' at Miller Auditorium (Jan. 14) Tenth longest running show in Broadway history comes to Kalamazoo for four performances Jan. 27-29.

Limited tickets available for Detroit Tigers luncheon (Jan. 14) Limited tickets available for Fetzer Center luncheon Jan. 25 featuring Detroit Tigers players and coaches.

Drive Safe needs volunteers, announces new hours (Jan. 14) Drive Safe Kalamazoo announces new operating hours and four volunteer training sessions in January and February.

Nominations sought for top student and supervisor (Jan. 14) Nominations due by Feb. 11 for Student Employee of the Year and Supervisor of the Year.

Fifty-eight inducted into 25 Year Club (Jan. 14) Club now has 393 active and 480 retired members with 25 or more years of service to WMU.

What can 'Brown' do for WMU? (Jan. 13) Global package-delivery giant UPS donates Pratt & Whitney 747 aircraft engine to aviation's maintenance technology program.

Series of MLK events continues (Jan. 13) Lectures, two film series, a community march and even a poetry slam among MLK activities Monday through Friday, Jan. 17-21.

Ten Commandments Judge speaks at WMU (Jan. 13) College Republicans bring former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore to campus Jan. 20 for free lecture.

Campus encouraged to join in Reading Together (Jan. 12) WMU organizations encouraged to submit proposals for activities related to Reading Together book "The Color of Water."

Japanese film series opens with "Princess Mononoke" (Jan. 12) Series also includes free screenings of original Japanese versions of "The Ring," "Godzilla," "The Seven Samurai."

Sigma Phi Epsilon collects donations for tsunami relief (Jan. 11) Fraternity members stationed at campus flagpoles daily through Friday collecting for American Red Cross.

Tsunami relief effort faces many hurdles (Jan. 7) Dr. Lisa DeChano, contributor to "International Perspectives on Natural Disasters," says global response so far is very good.

Von Washington play selected for civil rights anniversary (Jan. 7) "Rosa Parks--More than a Bus Story" picked for Alabama performance for Bus Boycott 50th anniversary.

Brazil scholars come to WMU as part of seminar series (Jan. 7) Visiting Scholars and Artists Program brings Drs. Alberto Rodriguez and Helena Moussatche to WMU Jan. 15.

President Bailey issues statement about tsunami disaster (Jan. 6) President's statement to WMU community outlines university's concerns and response to unfolding tragedy.

Dybek story selected among 2004's best (Jan. 6) Houghton Mifflin annual anthology of "Best American Short Stories" includes piece from Stuart Dybek's "I Sailed With Magellan."

How to find out if WMU is closed (Jan. 6) Always assume the university is open unless notified otherwise. Closings will be announced immediately in WMU News.

Scotts Elementary and WMU students learn together (Jan. 5) WMU art education students getting needed teaching experience and playing important role in Scotts Elementary School.

Students snare $10,000 Kellogg Foundation grant (Jan. 5) American Humanics Student Association gets grant to expand fund raising, networking with local human service agencies.

Witness to King's death is MLK celebration speaker (Jan. 5) Longtime civil rights activist Rev. Samuel "Billy" Kyles keynotes Sunday, Jan. 9, MLK program at Miller Auditorium.

Economics lecture focuses of rural prosperity (Jan. 5) University of Illinois' Dr. Andrew Isserman is next in Werner Sichel Lecture Series Wednesday, Jan. 12.

Graduate catalog now online as searchable PDF (Jan. 5) WMU's 2004-06 graduate catalog available online as a fully searchable and printable PDF file.

Cherry report available online (Jan. 5) Long-awaited report on doubling the number of college graduates in Michigan available on the Web.

Course registration moves inside GoWMU portal (Jan. 5) Beginning in February, course registration available only through GoWMU portal. Students urged to activate Bronco Net IDs.

Flags at half-staff out of respect for disaster victims (Jan. 3) Flags lowered through Friday for victims of Indian Ocean tsunamis by proclamation of President Bush.

Western Film Society presents 'I Heart Huckabees' (Jan. 3) Kalamazoo debut of "I Heart Huckabees" starring Dustin Hoffman and Lily Tomlin Jan. 21-23 at Little Theatre.

KFS presents French thriller 'Red Lights' (Jan. 3) Kalamazoo Film Society presents 2004 French thriller "Red Lights (Faux Rouges)" Jan. 14-16 at Little Theatre.

Tony Award-winning "42nd Street" comes to Miller (Jan. 1) Winner of Best New Musical and Best Musical Revival makes Kalamazoo debut with five shows Jan. 14-16.

Poet John Koethe opens spring Frostic Reading Series (Jan. 1) Award-winning poet reads from his latest book, "North Pointe North," Jan. 13, at Little Theatre.

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