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November 2006 WMU News Archive
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GoWMU offline Sunday morning (Nov. 30) GoWMU and TouchNet unavailable Sunday morning. E-mail and public Web pages unaffected by outage.

Online survey launched to support branding (Nov. 30) Randomly selected students, faculty and staff will receive e-mail invitation to respond to 10-minute survey.

Flags lowered Friday for Michigan man killed in Iraq (Nov. 30) Flags lowered in honor of Army National Guard Spc. Bradley Shilling of Stanwood.

How to find out if WMU is closed (Nov. 30) Always assume the University is open unless notified otherwise. Closings will be announced immediately in WMU News.

Panel discusses documentary, nursing home care (Nov. 30) Panel discussion follows Friday viewing of PBS documentary "Almost Home" at CHHS building.

Broncos will play in first International Bowl (Nov. 29) WMU football team traveling to Toronto in January for first bowl game since 1988. Tickets on sale soon.

Bronco Express opens for student services (Nov. 29) New student service center in Bernhard lobby includes assistance with financial aid and student accounts.

Waldo Library launches extended hours (Nov. 29) Library open until 3 a.m. four days a week beginning Monday.

Paper engineering holds open house (Nov. 29) Prospective students and their parents invited to a sneak peek into world of paper making and paper engineering Dec. 1-2.

Kercher Symposium presents post-communist issues expert (Nov. 29) Dr. Elena Gapova lectures Thursday on post-communist nation building and gender issues.

Fetzer offers WMU employees lunch with Santa (Nov. 29) Reservations being taken now for faculty, staff and their families for Sunday, Dec. 3, holiday lunch.

Harry S. Hefner (Nov. 29) Professor emeritus of art died Nov. 15.

Show your school spirit Friday (Nov. 28) Final Bronco Spirit Day of 2006 is Dec. 1. Wear your brown and gold or Bronco sportswear Friday.

University Libraries supporting Toys for Tots (Nov. 27) Collection boxes available through Thursday in Waldo Library, Music and Dance Library, Education Library.

David Morris (Nov. 27) Retired admissions systems specialist died Nov. 13.

Frostic Readings presents author Len Jenkins (Nov. 22) Novelist, playwright and screenwriter, winner of three OBIE awards, reads from his work Wednesday, Nov. 29.

Mary Meader lauded as great 20th-century explorer (Nov. 22) Kalamazoo woman recognized with Lindbergh, Earhart, Apollo astronauts, other great explorers and aviators.

WMU has state's largest number of Fulbrights (Nov. 21) Six of Michigan's 26 Fulbright Scholars this year are WMU faculty, Michigan and MSU each have three Fulbrights.

Simulation research consortium launched (Nov. 21) Four private engineering groups and WMU engineering college collaborate to enhance motor vehicle product development.

Gay marriage is topic of ethics lecture (Nov. 21) University of Wisconsin's Dr. Russ Shafer-Landau examines arguments for and against gay marriage" Thursday, Nov. 30.

Help local agencies meet holiday needs (Nov. 21) WMU sponsors Holiday Volunteer Fair in cooperation with local agencies Tuesday, Nov. 28, at Bernhard Center.

Panel discussion addresses future of WMU (Nov. 21) Trustee Sarah DeNooyer and four members of the faculty will lead Nov. 28 discussion of WMU's future.

Keynote speakers named for MLK celebration (Nov. 21) Dr. Zenobia Lawrence Hikes and Bishop Canute B. Blake will speak at major events during January celebration.

Kathy Corder remembered at Dec. 2 service (Nov. 21) WMU staff member died Nov. 4 at age 52, remembered at Kanley Chapel memorial service.

Vienna Boys Choir launches holiday concert season (Nov. 20) "Christmas in Vienna," with famed Vienna Boys Choir, comes to Miller Auditorium for one show Saturday.

Most WMU facilities closed Thanksgiving weekend (Nov. 20) Holiday weekend hours for Bronco Mall, computer labs, library, rec center and other facilities.

KFS presents Sundance Grand Prize winner (Nov. 20) Seven shows of "Quinceanera" Dec. 1-3 offer compelling look at Latino-American life in Los Angeles suburb.

School of Music holiday concert is community favorite (Nov. 20) Popular, free holiday concert features students and faculty musicians Dec. 3 in Miller Auditorium.

Choral Christmas presented at First Presbyterian (Nov. 20) Evening of choral favorites Dec. 2 features University Chorale, Women's Chorus and Collegiate Singers.

USO offers "Sounds of Spring" in December (Nov. 20) University Symphony Orchestra gives free concert Dec. 1 featuring music of Schumann and Rimsky-Korsakov.

Allhoff gets NSF grant to study ethics of nanotechnology (Nov. 19) Dr. Fritz Allhoff and Dartmouth colleague share $250,000 to study ethics of human enhancement.

New Issues press releases six new poetry titles (Nov. 19) WMU press releases new collections by D'Agostino, Houlihan, Keplinger, Long, McGath and Miller.

Baileys establish jazz studies scholarship (Nov. 19) Former president Judith Bailey and husband, Brendon, fund endowed scholarship in WMU School of Music.

Flags lowered for three fallen sons of Michigan (Nov. 18) Flags lowered Monday through Wednesday for Staff Sgt. Gregory McCoy, Sgt. Bryan Burgess, Staff Sgt. William Jackson.

WMU first to get cutting-edge aviation training devices (Nov. 16) College of Aviation is launch site for Aeorsim Technologies' new line of advanced flight training devices.

President Haenicke holds open office hours Friday (Nov. 16) Appointments required for open office hours Nov. 17 from 9 to 11 a.m.

State department expert on China visits campus (Nov. 16) Peter Secor of U.S. Department of State speaks in Bernhard Center at 4 p.m. today.

"Strangers With Candy" comes to Kalamazoo (Nov. 16) Western Film Society presents area debut of 2005 comedy based on cult TV series through Sunday.

GroupWise webmail offline Sunday (Nov. 15) GroupWise webmail service unavailable 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

PSSO poinsettia sale continues through Tuesday (Nov. 15) Professional and Support Staff Organization accepting orders for holiday plants through Tuesday.

United Way campus campaign extended (Nov. 15) Campaign extended to end of November to allow late gifts to be counted, celebration postponed to Nov. 30.

Deadline for MLK proposals extended (Nov. 15) Proposals for January's communitywide MLK celebration will be accepted through Friday, Nov. 17.

Open house set for Grand Rapids-area seniors (Nov. 14) Area high school seniors invited to learn more about WMU at Grand Rapids downtown campus Wednesday.

Demonstration pow wow slated for Friday (Nov. 14) Free pow wow showcasing Native American culture is Friday morning at Student Recreation Center.

Collegium Musicum performs Tuesday (Nov. 13) Free concert features medieval cantigas, renaissance motets, villancicos and dances and baroque works.

Bobby Davidson honored at Swing Band concert (Nov. 13) Annual "Tribute to the Great Swing Bands" Friday will feature music of Bobby Davidson Orchestra.

Lin Foulk and guest artist give horn recital (Nov. 13) WMU's Foulk and Michigan State's Janine Gaboury-Sly will perform together and solo in free Saturday recital.

Concert offers wide variety of percussion music (Nov. 13) University Percussion Ensemble performs Nov. 27 in concert is open to the public at no charge.

Irish author Jamie O'Neill visits WMU Wednesday (Nov. 11) Author of "At Swim, Two Boys" reads from his work Wednesday evening in the Little Theatre.

WMU alumnus Douglas Sloan killed in Afghanistan (Nov. 10) Maj. Douglas Sloan is first graduate of WMU's ROTC program to die in combat since Vietnam.

Flags lowered for three fallen sons of Michigan (Nov. 10) Flags lowered Tuesday through Thursday for three Michigan men killed on active duty in Afghanistan and Iraq.

New graduate catalog goes online (Nov. 9) New Web-based graduate catalog is similar to undergraduate catalog launched in July.

Evaluation Center candidates make public presentations (Nov. 8) Candidates for director of Evaluation Center will make presentations Nov. 13 and 30 in Bernhard Center.

WMU's Kathy Corder succumbs to breast cancer (Nov. 8) Associate director of student academic and institutional research and wife of political science chair died Nov. 4.

WMU panel analyzes election results (Nov. 8) Political scientists Dr. John Clark and Dr. Peter Wielhouwer analyze election results Thursday during mid-day panel.

Flags lowered Thursday for Lance Cpl. Troy Nealey (Nov. 7) Flags lowered Thursday for Marine from Eaton Rapids killed while on active duty in Iraq.

State historian discusses Civil War diaries (Nov. 7) Dr. William Anderson of Michigan's Department of History, Arts and Libraries speaks Tuesday, Nov. 14.

United Way campus campaign needs "big finish" (Nov. 6) Active campus campaign ends Nov. 13 and effort is still far from $215,000 goal.

MLK Celebration proposals due by Friday (Nov. 6) Students, faculty, staff encouraged to submit events for January's communitywide MLK Celebration.

Emeriti Council speaker offers insights on Italy (Nov. 6) WMU's Monica Nahm reveals discovers in her book "Saga of the Italian Peninsula" Wednesday.

MODA fashion show benefits Komen Foundation (Nov. 6) Upscale runway fashion show featuring WMU student designs is Saturday at the Radisson Plaza Hotel.

Poet Li-Young Lee is next in Frostic Readings (Nov. 6) Gwen Frostic Reading Series continues with poet Li-Young Lee Wednesday at Little Theatre.

KFS presents 2006 film "Half Nelson" (Nov. 5) Gritty exploration of loneliness, addiction and friendship shown Friday through Sunday, Nov. 10-12, in the Little Theatre.

Frogz is fun for kids of all ages (Nov. 5) Free pre-theatre offer available to first 50 who register for Imago Theatre's "Frogz" Friday night at Miller Auditorium.

It's not what you think it is (Nov. 5) East Village Opera Company blends Puccini and Verdi with Led Zeppelin and Metallica Thursday at Miller Auditorium.

Search begins with input from open forums (Nov. 3) Students, faculty, staff and alumni help launch WMU's search for next president by offering their views at three open forums.

Discover a little bit of Russia in Kalamazoo (Nov. 3) Annual Kalamazoo Russian Festival Friday and Saturday, Nov. 10-11, features music, art, food, crafts, fun for all ages.

Gold Company wins coveted spot on new jazz CD (Nov. 3) "Soul Conspiracy" by Gold Company one of 15 tracks on special issue CD from Jazziz magazine.

WMU celebrates International Education Week (Nov. 3) WMU programs will showcase several countries and cultures during International Education Week, Nov. 13-17.

Tony-award winning musical staged in Shaw (Nov. 3) University Theatre presents seven performances of Stephen Sondheim's "A Little Night Music," Nov. 9-19.

Washington tapped to lead health and human services (Nov. 3) School of Social Work's Dr. Earlie Washington is new dean of the College of Health and Human Services.

Deadline to withdraw from classes extended (Nov. 3) Deadline for withdrawing from fall semester classes extended to Friday, Nov. 10.

Nominations sought for revived WMU teaching award (Nov. 2) WMU reinstitutes annual Distinguished Teaching Awards to recognize outstanding teaching.

Interested in a graduate degree in communication? (Nov. 2) Students and others invited to learn more about graduate program in communication Wednesday, Nov. 8.

Multimedia installation on exhibit in Sangren (Nov. 2) Installation by artist-in-residence Dejan Atanackovic on display through Nov. 17 in Gallery II.

Voter information available on Web (Nov. 1) Directions to polling stations, sample ballots, analysis of ballot proposals available through Bronco Legislative Network.

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