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January 2007 WMU News Archive
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WMU leasing city building for biodiesel production (Jan. 31) More than 100,000 gallons of Bronco Biodiesel will be produced to fuel Kalamazoo Metro Transit buses.

Jewell and Walker earn "W" Club honors (Jan. 31) Alumna Frances Jewell and faculty emeritus Dr. Lewis Walker are "W" Club Woman and Man of the Year.

Six-month grant total tops $21 million (Jan. 31) Externally funded grants to WMU total $21.6 million through first half of 2006-07 fiscal year.

Rinker named to succeed Beam as business chief (Jan. 30) Lowell Rinker named vice president for business and finance effective with June retirement of Robert Beam.

Presidential search is on schedule (Jan. 30) Search chair Ken Miller says search remains on course to name WMU's next president by June, possibly sooner.

Trustees okay eight retirements (Jan. 30) Retirements of four faculty members, four staff members announced.

"Army of Shadows" debuts at Little Theatre (Jan. 29) Nearly four decades after original European release, film starring Simone Signoret comes to Kalamazoo Friday through Sunday.

Ecologist addresses role for public (Jan. 28) Cornell University's Dr. Janis Dickinson discusses "Citizen Science" in free, public presentation Thursday evening.

Youth leaders discuss Israeli-Palestinian conflict (Jan. 27) Speakers from Israel and Palestine offering solutions to conflict at Thursday evening student-sponsored event.

Ethics Film Series opens with "United 93" (Jan. 27) Academy Award-nominated film shown Tuesday, followed by discussion of whether it exploits Sept. 11 national tragedy.

Flags lowered Tuesday for Lawton man killed in Iraq (Jan. 27) Marine Lance Cpl. Luis J. Castillo died Jan. 20 from woulds received in combat in Al Anbar province.

Pero and Miller elected to lead trustees (Jan. 26) Dan Pero, chair, and Ken Miller, vice chair, elected to lead Board of Trustees for 2007.

Awards fund research on copper-based disease (Jan. 26) National Science Foundation and Wilson Disease Association grants fund research by WMU chemist Dr. David Huffman.

Information technology expert speaks Thursday (Jan. 26) Dr. Clifford Lynch of the Coalition for Networked Information speaks Feb. 1 at Fetzer Center.

Kramer book explores "State-Corporate Crime" (Jan. 26) Book co-edited by Dr. Ronald Kramer looks at U.S. business and government connections in "criminal acts."

Winners announced for first portfolio contest (Jan. 26) Jennifer Pickney, Melody Pillow, Natalie Rowe, Meredith Spicer are winners in electronic portfolio contest.

Deadline approaches for student employee awards (Jan. 26) Nominations sought for Student Employee of the Year and Supervisor of the Year.

Award-winning poet David Rivard visits WMU (Jan. 26) Pushcart Prize winner reads from his work Wednesday at the Little Theatre as part of the Frostic Reading Series.

Trustees elect new officers at Friday meeting (Jan. 25) Election of new officers tops agenda for Friday morning's Board of Trustees meeting.

Medallion Scholarship competition attracts top students (Jan. 25) About 600 of the brightest high school seniors from 10 states on campus Saturday for Medallion competition.

New chemistry building showcased at open house (Jan. 25) Guided tours of the state-of-the-art facility available during Friday afternoon open house.

Lecture series looks at education for social justice (Jan. 25) Education for Social Justice Lecture Series is open to the public seven Wednesday evenings in Fetzer Center.

Career fair draws record number of employers (Jan. 25) About 2,000 job seekers expected at WMU Career Fair Thursday, Feb. 1, in Bernhard Center Ballroom.

Sindecuse slates open house (Jan. 25) Recent improvements at Sindecuse Health Center highlighted at Feb. 2 open house, expanded insurance benefits announced.

Poet Nancy Eimers gives reading in Portage (Jan. 24) Award-wining poet and WMU professor reads from "A Grammar to Waking" Thursday, Feb. 1, at Portage Library.

Gold Company set for two shows at Miller (Jan. 24) Internationally acclaimed WMU vocal jazz ensemble presents "Gold Company: The Musical" Saturday, Feb. 10.

Temptations coming to Miller for one show (Jan. 22) Ever-popular Temptations return to Kalamazoo for single high-energy performance Saturday at Miller Auditorium.

Frostic Series returns with novelist Joanna Scott (Jan. 22) Gwen Frostic Reading Series begins spring 2007 schedule Wednesday with author of "Everybody Loves Somebody."

WMU College Republicans are nation's best (Jan. 21) WMU has 2006 "Best Chapter" of more than 1,700 chapters of College Republicans nationwide.

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago makes Miller debut (Jan. 21) Famed dance company in Kalamazoo for single Miller Auditorium performance Friday, Feb. 2.

Guest artist Steven Copes will perform with USO (Jan. 21) Concertmaster of St. Paul Chamber Orchestra performs with University Symphony Orchestra Feb. 4.

Guest violin-cello duo performs at Dalton (Jan. 21) Violinist Carla Trynchuk and cellist Stephen Framil give free Friday performance of Handel, Ravel and others.

Fine arts seeks nominations for teaching award (Jan. 21) Deadline for nominations for 2007 Dean's Teaching Award in fine arts is Feb. 2.

Study abroad fair targets business students (Jan. 21) Study abroad fair showcasing business-oriented programs is Wednesday, Jan. 31, in Schneider Hall.

Ripley's 'Circus Boy' returns to WMU (Jan. 21) Student Entertainment Team presents stuntman and comedian Bobby Hunt Feb. 6 on Bronco Mall Center Stage.

Rare paper and book art on display in Waldo (Jan. 21) Exhibit runs through March 16, highlighted by presentations Feb. 6, Eve Reid, and Feb. 22, Pamela Rups.

Woods elected to board of World Affairs Council (Jan. 21) Haenicke Institute's Bill Woods elected to board of World Affairs Council of Western Michigan.

Evaluation Center candidate makes public presentations (Jan. 21) Candidate for director of Evaluation Center Dr. James Derzon makes presentation Tuesday.

Granholm appoints two new WMU trustees (Jan. 18) Jeanne Carlson and William Johnston will serve eight-year terms and succeed Peter Aseritis and James Holden.

Grass skirts and ice skates together for event (Jan. 18) International Programs Council sponsors Hawaiian-theme open skate for campus community Feb. 3 at Lawson.

Famous Japanese author lived and wrote in Kalamazoo (Jan. 17) Notable Japanese writer Nagai Kafu, one-time Kalamazoo local, discussed at Monday presentation.

Sunseeker featured in Detroit auto show mural (Jan. 17) WMU solar car featured prominently in giant mural at North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Nation's first certified personal jet visits WMU (Jan. 17) Cessna Citation Mustang, first FAA-ceritified "Very Light Jet," makes stop at College of Aviation.

Pintro is WMU's second Gates Cambridge Scholar (Jan. 14) Alumnus Vladimir Pintro of Haiti continues graduate studies at Cambridge's King's College.

Pozo uses Fulbright for research on immigration (Jan. 14) Economics' Dr. Susan Pozo conducting research in Uruguay on impact of emigrant remittances.

Middle schoolers bring home silver using titanium dioxide (Jan. 14) Dr. Sherine Obare and WMU students coach middle schoolers to second place in state science competition.

Fetzer CEO addresses substance behind love, forgiveness (Jan. 14) Fetzer Institute's Thomas Beech speaks Jan. 26 at Keystone Community Bank Breakfast Series.

Steuer speaks Friday on special library collections (Jan. 14) Dr. Susan Steuer speaks at next Friends of the University Libraries gathering in Meader Rare Book Room.

Surreal comedy "Science of Sleep" comes to WMU (Jan. 14) WFS presents new film from writer and director of "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" Jan. 19-21.

Keep that New Year's resolution and support a good cause (Jan. 14) WMU seeking volunteers to serve as team captains for American Heart Association Heart Walk.

Haenicke schedules two open office hours (Jan. 14) Students, faculty and staff can schedule 10-minute appointments with president for Jan. 24 and March 15.

Apple selects WMU as an iTunes University (Jan. 11) WMU among handful of iTunes Universities, Apple Computer making WMU podcasts available for download.

Wide range of events slated for MLK celebration (Jan. 11) High-profile guest speakers, day of service, other special programs honor life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Expert on diversity's benefits here Tuesday (Jan. 11) University of Michigan's Dr. Scott E. Page speaks at Fetzer Center on "How Diversity Makes the Difference."

WMU inducts 47 into 25 Year Club (Jan. 11) Club recognizing 25 years of service to WMU now has 407 active and 541 retired members.

Memorial service set for Maria Jonaitis (Jan. 10) Retired longtime staff member died Jan. 6.

Female orgasm is focus of Womyn's Equality program (Jan. 9) Marshall Miller and Dorian Solot, authors of "Unmarried to Each Other," speak Tuesday, Jan. 16, at Bernhard Center.

Flags lowered for servicemen killed in Iraq (Jan. 9) Flags lowered for four days, through Saturday, for four Michigan servicemen killed while on active duty in Iraq.

Deadlines approaching for major University awards (Jan. 8) Students, alumni, faculty and staff may submit nominations for one or more of four WMU faculty-staff awards.

Ombudsman's office reopens (Jan. 7) Dr. Thomas Bailey, ombudsman from 1994 to 1999, returns to key campus service role on part-time basis through December.

Surplus office furniture for sale (Jan. 7) Cash-and carry surplus sale of file cabinets, desks, other office furniture is Saturday on third floor of Ellsworth Hall.

Campus maintenance push puts 'Students First' (Jan. 7) Students get same-day response to non-emergency maintenance in residence halls and University apartments.

Julien publishes book on Spanish conquest (Jan. 7) New book by Dr. Catherine Julien translates story of 16th-century Spanish conquest in Peru from Ican perspective.

Doctoral student presents work to CDC (Jan. 7) Barbara Cliff presents research at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conference in Atlanta.

Baroque Festival celebrates Dalton Center's 25th anniversary (Jan. 5) Events Jan. 10 through Feb. 8 culminate with nationally acclaimed Baroque orchestra Apollo's Fire.

"Old Joy" is a story of friendship, loss and alienation (Jan. 5) Kalamazoo Film Society presents seven screenings of 2006 Kelly Reichardt film Jan. 12-14 at Little Theatre.

One Stop convenience offered in Bernhard (Jan. 4) One Stop complements Bronco Express in Bernhard Center with full range of student services Monday through Wednesday.

Detroit Tigers stopping at Miller Auditorium (Jan. 4) Register by Jan. 10 to win autographed souvenirs at free event Thursday, Jan. 18, featuring Tiger coaches and players.

Engineering professors get Air Force research grant (Jan. 4) Drs. Tianshu Liu and William Liou awarded $470,000 to study the natural flying capabilities of birds and insects.

Literary travel guide a glimpse into "the real" Japan (Jan. 4) Dr. Jeffrey Angles co-edits collection of Japanese short stories and essays depicting modern Japan.

Flags lowered for servicemen killed in Iraq (Jan. 4) Flags lowered for six days, through Tuesday, for six Michigan servicemen killed during holidays while on active duty in Iraq.

Broncos looking for first bowl win Saturday (Jan. 3) WMU takes on Cincinnati in the inaugural International Bowl Saturday at noon, with live television and radio coverage.

Spring semester classes begin Monday (Jan. 3) Most campus services on reduced hours through Jan. 8 start of semester, residence halls reopen Sunday, classes begin at 8 a.m. Monday.

Flags lowered in honor of President Ford (Jan. 1) Flags lowered for 30 days in honor of former U.S. President Gerald R. Ford, who died Dec. 26 at age 93.

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