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October 2007 WMU News Archive
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Native American culture shared through dance (Oct. 31) American Indian Dance Theatre returns to Miller Auditorium for a single performance Tuesday evening.

Gold Company gives audience a "Sneak Preview" (Oct. 31) Annual Sneak Preview concert is Thursday, Nov. 8, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall, also features GC II.

Western Horn Choir presents fall concert (Oct. 31) French horn students will perform the latest original compositions and transcriptions Saturday, Nov. 10, in Dalton.

Grant total for August exceeds $5 million (Oct. 31) Fiscal-year total for externally funded grants tops $7.6 million through end of August, of which $5 million is for research.

First-quarter gift total tops $3 million (Oct. 31) WMU Foundation brings in $3.2 million July through September, an increase of 52 percent over the same period one year earlier.

Trustees okay state-required spending priorities (Oct. 31) Renovation of Sangren Hall remains the WMU's highest campus improvement priority.

Tuesday night football game poses traffic concerns (Oct. 31) WMU takes steps to alleviate traffic congestion Tuesday evening when WMU and CMU clash at Waldo Stadium.

Public forum examines the Western Edge (Oct. 30) "Sharpening the Edge, WMU's Strategy for the Future" is Thursday afternoon, Nov. 8, at the Fetzer Center.

Expert gives business perspective on educational reform (Oct. 30) Founder of successful charter schools in Chicago is next in Haworth College's Distinguished Speaker Series.

Health and Wellness Fair open to University community (Oct. 30) Fair intended for WMU students, faculty, staff, retirees is Nov. 7 in Student Recreation Center.

NCAA site visit this week for recertification (Oct. 30) Campus visit by a four-member peer review team from other universities is part of recertification of WMU athletics.

WMU rounds third base in United Way campaign (Oct. 29) Baseball-theme rally propels WMU United Way campaign to three-quarters of goal with three weeks remaining.

University community shows pride at homecoming race (Oct. 29) WMU students take top finishes, make up one-third of runners, three-fourths of volunteers in Campus Classic 5K race.

Dance offers free sneak preview of winter concert (Oct. 29) Open rehearsal of Antony Tudor's "Dark Elegies," Thursday, Nov. 8, offers glimpse of February performances.

WMU faculty, students perform side by side (Oct. 29) Chamber ensemble Western Winds gives a free, public performance at Wednesday, Nov. 7, in Dalton Center.

University Symphony presents Beethoven and Brahms (Oct. 29) USO presents "The Two Bs" in free Sunday afternoon concert, Nov. 4, in Dalton Center.

Guest trombonist Ilan Morgenstern performs at Dalton (Oct. 29) Admission to Friday evening performance in Dalton Center Recital Hall is free and open to the public.

Novelist Robin Hemley reads Monday in Frostic Series (Oct. 28) Director of Iowa's Nonfiction Writing Program reads from his work Monday evening at the Little Theatre.

Western Michigan University is strong and vibrant (Oct. 25) Complete text of President John M. Dunn's first State of the University address.

Broadway's Susan Streater directs "Pippin" at WMU (Oct. 25) University Theatre presents five-time Tony winner "Pippin" through Nov. 4 in Shaw Theatre.

Ad students snag three of seven statewide scholarships (Oct. 23) Three business seniors majoring in advertising and promotion earn Adcraft scholarships.

African Cultural Night is Saturday in Bernhard (Oct. 22) Evening features dance performances, African food, fashion show, nominal admission fee, no reservations required.

State of the U. and awards highlight Academic Convocation (Oct. 19) Major faculty and staff awards, President Dunn's first State of the University address, Thursday in Dalton.

Benson, Pennock honored for distinguished service (Oct. 19) Spanish professor and associate director of Miller Auditorium receive WMU's Distinguished Service Award.

Gershon, Kynaston, Palthe honored for teaching excellence (Oct. 19) Three will be honored with Distinguished Teaching Awards at Thursday's Academic Convocation.

Renowned physicist named Distinguished Faculty Scholar (Oct. 19) Dr. Arthur McGurn will be recognized during Thursday's Academic Convocation.

Three professors lauded as emerging academic stars (Oct. 19) Dr. Stephen Covell, Igor Fedotov and Dr. David Huffman received Emerging Scholar Awards.

University Chorale presents Spanish cathedral classics (Oct. 19) WMU's 38-member international touring choir will give free public performance Sunday, Oct. 28.

Borealis Brass trombonist presents free recital (Oct. 19) Dr. James Bicigo, trombonist with Borealis Brass, performs Saturday, Oct. 27, in the Dalton Center.

Story of radio's Petey Greene screens at Little Theatre (Oct. 19) Western Film Society presents "Talk to Me," starring Don Cheadle, Friday through Sunday, Oct. 26-28.

Haunted Hall serves up spooky fun (Oct. 19) Annual Halloween favorite will be staged Oct. 25-27, in Fox-Eldridge Hall, with special Kids Corner for younger children.

Seven-time Tony winner "Cats" returns to Miller (Oct. 18) One of the longest running shows in Broadway history, returns to Kalamazoo for three shows, Nov. 2-3.

Care package goodies needed for Broncos in military (Oct. 18) Contributions sought to stock packages for deployed WMU students, alumni, faculty, staff, deployed in combat areas.

Ghoulish fun planned for IPC Halloween Dance (Oct. 18) International Programs Council holds Halloween Dance, costume contest Friday, Oct. 26, for WMU students only.

Marimba artist presents encore performance (Oct. 18) Young Concert Artist Naoko Takada returns to WMU for Sunday afternoon, Oct. 28, concert in Dalton.

Free concert features comical twist (Oct. 18) Singer Jacob Will, bass and baritone, gives free performance Thursday, Oct. 25, in Dalton Center Recital Hall.

Friday reservation deadline for Detroit ballet trip (Oct. 18) Reservations due now for Partners in Dance trip to see Miami City Ballet perform at Detroit Opera House.

Archaeologist discusses prehistoric city (Oct. 18) NYU's Dr. Rita Wright will discuss "Urbanism in the Indus Civilization" Monday evening in Wood Hall.

Three honored with Distinguished Alumni Awards (Oct. 17) Jim Hickey, Jim McKinley, Dennis Nally are latest to receive Alumni Association's highest honor.

WMU Web offline Sunday morning (Oct. 17) Main public Web service and GoWMU will both be unavailable from 7 to 9 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 21.

Indian culture and cuisine offered Friday (Oct. 17) Indian Student Association presents evening of Indian cultural performances and cuisine, free with WMU student ID.

Have Breakfast with the Broncos Saturday (Oct. 17) Free breakfast for first 200 fans at Saturday morning preview of men's and women's basketball teams.

Event examines No Child Left Behind legislation (Oct. 16) Drs. Paul Farber and Allison Kelaher-Young are next in ethics lecture series, Thursday in Bernhard Center.

Short horror stories next for Japanese film series (Oct. 16) Free screening of Kobayashi's "Kwaidan," (Ghost Stories) is just in time for Halloween, Thursday, Oct. 25.

Economic development expert next in Sichel Series (Oct. 16) Michigan State's Dr. Lisa Cook speaks on Wednesday, Oct. 24, on economic growth in developing nations.

Three-year deal with power plant employees approved (Oct. 16) Trustees okay labor contract covering University's 15 power plant employees.

Trustees approve five retirements (Oct. 16) Retirements of three faculty, two staff members with 152 years combined service effective between January and April 2008.

More than 1,500 expected for Campus Classic race (Oct. 15) Registration available online for ninth annual 5K and 1K homecoming races through WMU main campus.

Campus roads closed Saturday for annual 5K race (Oct. 15) Access will be limited to nearly every building on central West Campus during 5K race Saturday morning.

Art Faculty Show opens in Richmond Center (Oct. 15) Annual exhibition of works by art faculty on display for the first time in new Richmond Center for Visual Arts.

Alumnus speaks Thursday on preserving public housing (Oct. 12) Lee Reno will speak on "A $160 Billion Asset That Must Be Preserved" in Fetzer Center.

Paper Technology Foundation to hold annual meeting (Oct. 12) WMU Paper Technology Foundation will hold its 48th annual meeting Thursday, Oct. 18.

Volunteers are winners, too, at Campus Classic (Oct. 12) Volunteers for 5K and 1K race share in door prizes and activities at annual homecoming event.

Community invited to participate in Parade of Nations (Oct. 12) Public invited to join WMU international students in annual parade at Waldo Stadium homecoming Saturday.

Pros help students at business etiquette dinner (Oct. 12) About 100 WMU students will display their good taste the annual Etiquette Dinner Thursday, Oct. 18.

WMU community kicks up its heels for homecoming (Oct. 12) "Kickn' It Old School" is theme for 2007 Homecoming celebration Monday through Sunday, Oct. 15-21.

Free dinner-lecture features 'Jihad in Islam' (Oct. 11) Early reservations encouraged for popular Muslim Student Night program, Oct. 26, with DePaul University human rights expert.

British educator to speak about counterculture (Oct. 11) InterVarsity's Graduate Christian Fellowship presents Margaret Killingray in free, public lecture Tuesday.

MODA fashion show benefits Loaves and Fishes (Oct. 11) VIP tickets on sale only until Oct. 22 for popular student runway fashion show in November at Cityscape.

London scholar of modern history to speak Tuesday (Oct. 11) Dr. David Killingray will discuss "Black British Writers, Abolitionists and Radicals, 1770-1830."

City commission candidates coming to campus (Oct. 11) Five candidate forums scheduled this month, including Oct. 23 at the Fetzer Center with moderator Gordon Evans.

President Dunn hosts United Way rally (Oct. 10) Campus community invited Oct. 17 event with door prizes, free food and representatives from a dozen United Way agencies.

Symposium and dinner to honor longtime WMU historian (Oct. 10) Registration required by Monday, Oct. 15, for event honoring Dr. Ernst Breisach.

Power plant to be named for Robert Beam (Oct. 10) Vice president emeritus of business and finance will be honored during a brief public ceremony Friday.

Trustees will hear 'living wage' views Friday (Oct. 10) Board of Trustees will hear information presented during Living Wage Forum prior to formal public session Friday.

Political scientists statewide to attend local event (Oct. 10) WMU and KVCC host 39th Annual Michigan Conference of Political Scientists Oct. 11-12.

Sky Broncos fly home with regional title (Oct. 9) WMU precision flight team wins regionals for 16th time in 17 years, advances to NIFA national championships next May.

Emmy-nominated WMU grad returns for "Dracula" (Oct. 8) Hollywood makeup and special effects artist Robert Maverick works with students on latest theatre production.

Resource fair addresses needs of international students (Oct. 8) Fair offers broad range of aid from how to buy a car to using library resources, Friday in Student Recreation Center.

Award-winning "La Vie en Rose" plays at Little Theatre (Oct. 6) Kalamazoo Film Society presents award-winning story of French singer Edith Piaf, Oct. 12-14.

Tuba and euphonium festival features free concert (Oct. 6) Annual Tubafest is Saturday, Oct. 13, and culminates in a free, public performance in Dalton Center.

Concert Band performs free concert (Oct. 6) Concert features brass, woodwind and percussion sections Tuesday evening, Oct. 16, in Miller Auditorium.

"Dracula" descends on campus (Oct. 5) Just in time for Halloween, University Theatre presents eight performances of Bram Stoker's "Dracula," Oct. 11-21, in Williams Theatre.

Dance offers high-tech fall concert (Oct. 5) "SexyTeenLoveIdol.net and Other Digital Dances" is multimedia feast of student and faculty talent Oct. 18-21 in Dalton Center.

Better hearing workshops run through December (Oct. 5) Free weekly workshops continue on hearing loss, its affects on relationships, new technology for improving hearing.

Health and Human Services Building wins green award (Oct. 5) WMU awarded $15,000 federal grant to improve energy efficiency of new building to highest standards.

Dean Shields to speak on international business (Oct. 5) Dr. David Shields will speak at the Oct. 10 luncheon meeting of the International Business Group of West Michigan.

Open forum with president set for Tuesday (Oct. 3) Campus forum with President Dunn open to all members of the WMU community, Oct. 9, in the Bernhard Center.

University Symphonic Band opens concert season (Oct. 3) Band will perform Aaron Copland, Francois Gossec and other composers in free Sunday afternoon concert, Oct. 14.

WMUK hoping to make it short and sweet (Oct. 3) West Michigan public radio will reduce fall on-air pledge drive by half, urges listeners to make gifts early.

Peace Corps visits WMU, recognizes graduate program (Oct. 3) Success of WMU's Master's International program will be recognized at Thursday campus event.

New tool helps students track degree progress (Oct. 2) Progress to Degree enables students to generate electronic reports of remaining requirements for undergraduate degrees.

Geoscientist and economist discuss our energy future (Oct. 2) Economic, environmental consequences of viable energy alternatives discussed Thursday evening at Fetzer Center.

Flags lowered Thursday for Sgt. Matthew Blaskowski (Oct. 2) Flags lowered in honor of Michigan man who died Sept. 23 while of active duty in Afghanistan.

Poet and essayist Lia Purpura next in Frostic Series (Oct. 1) Award-winning writer is next in the Frostic Reading Series, Wednesday, Oct. 10, in the Little Theatre.

School of Music Faculty Artist Series opens in song (Oct. 1) First faculty artist performances of the year are Friday evening in the Dalton Center.

Wisconsin Brass Quintet offers free recital (Oct. 1) Wisconsin Brass Quintet presents an evening of new music Monday, Oct. 8, in Dalton Center Recital Hall.

Holiday parade volunteers, donations needed (Oct. 1) Kalamazoo Holiday Parade is Nov. 3, volunteers and donations needed for employee-sponsored parade float entry.

Two ISM majors win $10,000 scholarships (Oct. 1) Integrated supply management seniors Marie Chapman and Richard Pode earn SAP Americas Scholarships.

WMU students hit high notes at Detroit jazz festival (Oct. 1) Jazz studies students garner invitation and awards at 28th Annual Detroit International Jazz Festival.

Athletic Hall of Fame inductees honored this weekend (Oct. 1) Five former Broncos spanning four decades will be honored Friday at Radisson dinner and at Saturday's football game.

Anthropologist Holtzman named ACLS fellow (Oct. 1) WMU's Dr. Jon Holtzman among the few U.S. scholars named fellows of American Council of Learned Societies.

WMU launches annual United Way campus campaign (Oct. 1) Campaign Chair Bob Beam announces WMU goal of $215,000 to support area communities through United Way.

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