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November 2007 WMU News Archive
Stories are listed in descending order by release date. Click on the headline for the full story.

Palestinian-Israeli conflict is subject of film and discussion (Nov. 30) Award-winning documentary shown Wednesday, followed by video conference with film's director.

David Rozelle honored at Tuesday retirement reception (Nov. 29) Accountancy's Rozelle recognized for 37 years of distinguished service at reception in Schneider Hall.

Student safety topic of Monday evening forum (Nov. 28) City and campus public safety officers, WMU officials will provide information, answer questions on student safety.

Senior creates cards to benefit area charity (Nov. 28) Paper engineering student creates original holidays cards starting with recycled pulp through marketing and distribution.

Senior engineering majors showcase design projects (Nov. 28) Senior projects from aerobic shirt to unmanned aircraft displayed and demonstrated Tuesday.

Carole Lint (Nov. 28) Retired Human Resources clerk died Nov. 24.

Richard C. Schubert (Nov. 28) Professor emeritus of mechanical and aeronautical engineering died Nov. 26.

Microcomputer Sales moving to Bernhard Center (Nov. 28) Microcomputer Sales closing in University Computing Center Dec. 14, reopens in January in WMU Bookstore.

Flags lowered for three killed in combat (Nov. 27) Flags lowered through Friday for Army Cpl. Jason Lee, Marine Sgt. Phillip Bocks, and Army Pfc. Casey Mason.

Distinguished alumna performs with USO (Nov. 26) Vocalist Susan B. Anthony returns to alma mater, performs with University Symphony Orchestra Friday in Dalton.

Holiday concert features four choral ensembles (Nov. 26) Annual favorite "Choral Christmas" will be performed twice Saturday at Kalamazoo's First Presbyterian Church.

School of Music presents popular holiday concert (Nov. 26) "Jazz for the Holidays" involves more than 100 musicians in free, public concert Sunday in Miller Auditorium.

Trustees approve four retirements (Nov. 26) Retirements set for John Link, art; Howard Ross, public safety; Danny Sluss, physical plant; Teri Weese, information technology.

WMU job application system now completely online (Nov. 26) WMU now receiving, processing, tracking all employment applications totally online.

Survey seeks student opinion on living wage (Nov. 25) WMU students encouraged to participate in brief online survey about living wage and University policy.

20/20's John Stossel will speak at WMU (Nov. 21) National newscaster and author speaks Wednesday, Nov. 28, on "Freedom and its Enemies: Why Greed is Good."

Documentary "King of Kong" shown at Little Theatre (Nov. 21) WFS presents the area debut of video-gaming documentary Friday through Sunday, Nov. 30-Dec. 2.

Clay Aiken joins KSO for holiday concert (Nov. 21) Contemporary music icon Clay Aiken joins Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra Friday, Nov. 30, at Miller Auditorium.

Musical "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" stops at Miller (Nov. 21) Musical comedy based on the popular movie at Miller Auditorium for two shows Dec. 5-6.

Extend your reach by teaching at branch campuses (Nov. 21) Faculty proposals due by Nov. 30 for teaching opportunities at WMU branch campuses.

Lecture addresses same-sex sexuality in post-war Japan (Nov. 21) Sociologist and cultural historian Dr. Mark McLelland speaks Thursday, Nov. 29, in Schneider Hall.

Granholm visits WMU to help open new Kalexsyn facility (Nov. 21) Governor joins WMU and local officials at opening of new BTR Park home for life-science startup.

Don't get ripped off this Thanksgiving (Nov. 20) WMU reminds students to take precautions with personal property before leaving for long Thanksgiving weekend.

Samurai drama concludes Japanese film series (Nov. 19) Kihachi Okamoto's "Sword of Doom" presented free of charge Tuesday, Dec. 4, in Japanese Film Classics.

Faculty duo presents CD release concert (Nov. 19) Violin-and-piano sonatas performed by Renata Artman Knific and Lori Sims Thursday, Nov. 29.

Percussion ensemble gives free concert (Nov. 19) University Percussion Ensemble performs Tuesday, Nov. 27, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

LED holiday lighting saves energy, reduces costs (Nov. 19) WMU energy reduction manager offers tip for holiday lighting that lasts longer and dramatically reduces energy costs.

"A Year with Frog and Toad" leaps to Miller stage (Nov. 19) Fresh off Broadway with three Tony nominations, "Frog and Toad" stops at WMU for one show Dec. 16.

Most WMU facilities closed Thanksgiving weekend (Nov. 19) Holiday weekend hours for computer labs, library, others; events on campus include football, hockey, B.B. King concert.

Flags lowered Monday for Pfc. Joseph Lancour (Nov. 18) Flags lowered for Michigan man, who died Nov. 9 while on active duty in Afghanistan.

College of Fine Arts receives Governor's Award (Nov. 16) WMU among elite to get Governor's Award for Arts and Culture, past recipients include Aretha Franklin, Arthur Miller.

Gift from alumnus funds Haworth College career center (Nov. 16) Aerotek President Thomas M. Thornton gives $500,000 to help launch a new career center for business students.

WMU cadet makes DOD photos of the week (Nov. 16) Photo of ROTC cadet Elizabeth Slabaugh among handful worldwide selected for Department of Defense Web site.

Provost search committee schedules campus forums (Nov. 15) Three opportunities Monday, Nov. 19, to meet with the Provost Search Committee and provide input.

NIH pumps additional $4.8 million into WMU-led study (Nov. 15) Study aims to ensure that traffic intersections are accessible for people who are blind or visually impaired.

Trustees will consider new grad program (Nov. 15) WMU trustees will consider approving Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems at Friday's meeting.

Foundation to fund permanent paper tech endowment (Nov. 15) RohmNova Endowed Scholarship will support paper science and paper engineering students.

Bronson School of Nursing awarded 10-year accreditation (Nov. 15) Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education awards maximum 10-year accreditation to WMU nursing program.

WMU retains Michigan documents depository status (Nov. 15) Waldo Library is among only 11 libraries in the state to be designated a Michigan documents depository.

WMU United Way campaign closes in celebration (Nov. 14) Campuswide celebration is Monday in Bernhard Center, as campaign tops $230,000 and still counting.

"Cirque Dreams" returns to Miller for one show (Nov. 14) Popular "Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy" sold out at Miller last spring, returns for one show Saturday, Dec. 1.

Campus community gets huge "Cirque Dreams" discounts (Nov. 14) WMU faculty, staff and students get 50 percent off in addition to regular discounts for Dec. 1 Miller perfermance.

Contemporary realist exhibit at Richmond Center (Nov. 14) "Keeping it Real" features contemporary realist art daily except Sundays through Dec. 21.

No butts about it--Smokeout is Thursday (Nov. 14) Colleges Against Cancer students set up information station on prominade for Great American Smokeout.

Volleyball Broncos win MAC West title (Nov. 12) WMU gets first MAC West title since 2000 and a first-round bye in the MAC tournament, advances to quarterfinals Friday.

Stuart Dybek honored at Friday reception (Nov. 12) Award-winning author and longtime WMU faculty member honored at public library reception and reading.

Concert features 140 wind and percussion students (Nov. 12) University Concert Band and University Symphonic Band present free Sunday afternoon concert.

Students perform well-known comic operas (Nov. 12) Opera Workshop presents scenes from six well-known comic operas and operettas Tuesday, Nov. 20, in Dalton.

WFS offers area debut of Sundance award winner (Nov. 12) Western Film Society presents "Rocket Science," a story adolescent angst, Friday through Sunday.

Dance for Darfur to raise money for refugees (Nov. 9) Communitywide dance to raise money for refugees in Sudan is Saturday, Nov. 17, at Kalamazoo Radisson Plaza.

WMU recognized for work on Fort St. Joseph (Nov. 9) Archaeological exploration and educational efforts garner highest honor from Historical Society of Michigan.

Novelist Victor LaValle gives reading Wednesday (Nov. 9) Award-winning novelist concludes fall schedule of Frostic Reading Series Wednesday in the Little Theatre.

Two music colleagues team up for concert in Russia (Nov. 9) Serendipity in St. Petersburg: Google search unites two from School of Music for duet at Korsakov Conservatory.

Catering team takes top prizes (Nov. 9) Catering staff and Executive Chef Nick Petruska recognized during March of Dimes Signature Chef's Auction at Radisson Plaza.

Interior designer wins national awards (Nov. 9) WMU's Sheri Harper picks up four awards in Association of University Interior Designers competition.

Seawood lauded for getting involved (Nov. 9) Director of WMU Southwest campus featured in October cover story for Cooperative Edge Magazine.

Turkey Trot 5K race is a Thanksgiving tradition (Nov. 8) Forty-fourth running of WMU Turkey Trot, among oldest races in Michigan, is Saturday, Nov. 17.

Japanese film is inspiration for foreign directors (Nov. 8) Mizoguchi's "Sansho the Bailiff" is next in Japanese Film Classics, Thursday, Nov. 15, in Knauss Hall.

Geosciences, math and physics hold open house (Nov. 8) Faculty and staff on hand in Rood Hall Wednesday to discuss internships, research, careers and more.

Collegium Musicum brings centuries-old music to life (Nov. 8) WMU's early music ensemble of 18 singers and 12 instrumentalists perform Tuesday, Nov. 13.

Tickets on sale for upcoming Miller shows (Nov. 8) Tickets on sale for Odds Bodkin's, "A year with Frog and Toad," St. Petersburg Ballet and "Cirque Dreams."

Former Mexican foreign minister here Monday (Nov. 7) Dr. Jorge Castaneda will speak on "Mexico-U.S. Relations," including NAFTA, immigration, border security, other issues.

Educational achievement gap subject of public talk (Nov. 7) Teachers, counselors, general public invited to free talk by Dr. Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy Thursday in Bernhard Center.

Preservation architect speaks Thursday at Fetzer (Nov. 7) Winterset Literary Award winner Dr. Robert Mellin discusses his work and writing in free, public lecture.

Ethics forum looks at single-payer health insurance (Nov. 7) Emergency room doctor addresses single-payer health insurance Tuesday, Nov. 13, at Fetzer Center.

Program examines Van Riper history (Nov. 7) Renowned speech pathologist Charles Van Riper discussed in talk by Dr. John "Mick" Hanley Wednesday, Nov. 14.

Mickey, Pooh coming to recruit students at WMU (Nov. 7) Walt Disney World College Program representatives on campus Monday, Nov. 12.

Panel discusses preparing students for work place (Nov. 7) Kalamazoo Promise Week panel looks at preparing students for workplace, Nov. 15 at Radisson Plaza.

PSSO holds annual holiday poinsettia sale (Nov. 7) Poinsettias are $9 each and available six colors, orders accepted through Nov. 21.

Campuswide committee will search for next provost (Nov. 6) President Dunn appoints 17-member committee to conduct a national search for chief academic officer.

Roger R. Urich (Nov. 6) Associate professor emeritus of engineering technology died Oct. 21.

Roger L. Wallace (Nov. 6) Professor emeritus of management died Oct. 19.

Blues giant B.B. King returns to WMU (Nov. 5) King and his famous Kalamazoo Gibson guitar, "Lucille," at Miller Auditorium for one show, Saturday, Nov. 24.

Care package snacks needed for Broncos in military (Nov. 5) Friday, Nov. 9, is the deadline for contributions to packages for deployed students, alumni, faculty and staff.

Ethics lecture addresses the 'other' stem cell debate (Nov. 5) Case Western Reserve's Dr. Insoo Hyun addresses the ethics of stem cell research Wednesday in Bernhard Center.

WMU professor makes sense of alternative energy sources (Nov. 5) Dr. Steven Bertman asks "What Biofuels are in Your Future?" in free, public talk, Wednesday, Nov. 14.

Smash the Chipmobile and support WMU bands (Nov. 5) Bronco fans can take a whack Tuesday at car decorated in rival school colors, proceeds benefit University bands.

WMU readies for "Tuesday Night Tussle" with archrival (Nov. 2) President calls of WMU community to show school colors, Tuesday game causes traffic concerns, tickets still available.

Timely brown-bag talks scheduled (Nov. 2) Lunchtime presentations offer updates on new marketing campaign and new Western Edge initiative, Nov. 5 and 13.

Talk to address excessive force by police (Nov. 2) Former Florida law enforcement official will discuss "Excessive Force and Police Department Culture" Thursday, Nov. 8.

Poet Marvin Bell reads next in Frostic Series (Nov. 2) Acclaimed, prolific poet and essayist reads from his work Wednesday, Nov. 7, in the Little Theatre.

Marching band presents indoor "Season in Review" (Nov. 2) Director David Montgomery and 270-member Bronco Marching Band in concert Nov. 11 at Miller.

Cantus Femina and Collegiate Singers give joint concert (Nov. 2) WMU choral ensembles join forces to present a diverse evening of music Sunday, Nov. 11, in Dalton.

Action-packed anime "Paprika" plays at Little Theatre (Nov. 2) Kalamazoo Film Society presents the Japanese animation "Paprika" Nov. 9-11 in the Little Theatre.

Area legislators help defeat split funding proposal (Nov. 2) Region's legislators show bipartisan opposition to two-tier funding for Michigan's 15 public universities.

Thought provoking "A Doll's House" staged in Williams (Nov. 2) Henrik Ibsen's "A Doll's House" set for seven performances in Williams Theatre, Nov. 8-18.

"Kalamazoo?," the movie, returns to Kalamazoo! (Nov. 2) Comedy about former girlfriends back in town for high school reunion screens through Sunday at Little Theatre.

"Last Comic Standing" stops at Miller (Nov. 2) Top-five finalists from "Last Comic Standing" share an evening of stand-up comedy Saturday, Nov. 10, at WMU.

Ten-time Grammy winner Take 6 performs at Miller (Nov. 2) The most-nominated gospel, jazz, pop or R&B group in Grammy history comes to Kalamazoo Nov. 9 for one show.

Annual faculty-staff giving campaign launched (Nov. 1) "We Are Western" campaign has ambitious goal of greatly increasing number of faculty and staff contributors.

Bringing the world to Western (Nov. 1) International Education Week opens with annual Russian Festival, continues through Nov. 16 with films, lectures, music and other activities.

A little bit of Russia comes to Kalamazoo (Nov. 1) Kalamazoo Russian Festival at WMU, Nov. 9-10, features Russian cuisine, folk dancing, musical performances and more.

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