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April 2008 WMU News Archive
Stories are listed in descending order by release date. Click on the headline for the full story.

Trustees to consider room-and-board rates (April 30) Trustees will also consider campus apartment rental rates and student accessment fee at Friday meeting.

University establishes assessment excellence award (April 30) Award to recognize and showcase outstanding efforts in the area of assessment.

Arabic program gaining notice (April 30) Mustafa Mughazy plays key role in WMU's expanding Arabic language offerings emphasizing spoken Arabic.

Professor writes groundbreaking jazz singing textbook (April 30) School of Music's Diana Spradling pens textbook on jazz vocal pedagogy.

Haenicke to be honored for talents as communicator (April 29) President emeritus and popular Gazette columnist will receive InterCom's Tony Griffin Golden Word Award.

Stanley K. Derby (April 29) Professor emeritus of physics died March 29.

Alyce Lorraine Smith (April 29) Longtime HPER staff member died Nov. 8, 2007.

Men's tennis heads to NCAA tourney (April 28) Broncos win record 20th MAC title, third straight MAC tournament and automatic berth in NCAA national tournament.

Women's tennis claims fourth straight MAC title (April 28) Junior Kerstin Pahl is MAC player of the year, Betsy Kuhle earns seventh coach of the year honor.

Athletes with vision problems flock to WMU (April 28) Volunteers needed for sports camps for athletes who are blind or visually impaired May 4-10.

Mark-sense scanning service moving to new location (April 28) Scanning service for mark-sense forms moving from Faunce to the University Computing Center.

Research, pride take center stage at WMU Day (April 25) Six-foot robotic horse, award-winning solar car, noon flyover and more planned for WMU Day at the Capitol.

NCAA announces recertification of WMU athletics (April 25) National Collegiate Athletic Association recertifies athletic programs following two-year review.

Communication honor society inducts 61 students (April 24) WMU chapter of Lambda Pi Eta, national communication honor society inducts new members.

Art exhibit brings WMU emeriti into focus (April 24) Works of WMU's Joseph DeLuca, Paul Robbert and Kalamazoo College's Richard Koenig on exhibit through July,

WMU program best undergrad team at competition (April 23) Team from WMU Telecommunications and Information Management program best in nation.

Students show designs at Chicago fashion show (April 23) Three textile apparel students showcase their designs Thursday at Chicago Fashion Week event.

WMU team takes third in statewide HR competition (April 23) Business students placed third and win award in a statewide human resources competition.

Ombuds position open to faculty and staff (April 23) Position posted until Monday, minimum three years employment at WMU required.

More than 2,600 degrees will be conferred Saturday (April 23) President John Dunn presidents over four ceremonies Saturday in Miller Auditorium.

Oliver Street closed for summer construction (April 22) Oliver between Stadium and Oakland closed to through traffic May 1 through the end of August.

Battle Creek-based MBA program begins this fall (April 21) Haworth College of Business will offer complete MBA program at WMU's Kendall Center.

Marketing students place third in national contest (April 21) Eight marketing students place third in the nation at American Marketing Association case competition.

Donated textbooks will promote literacy in Africa (April 21) Used textbooks placed in drop boxes in Bernhard and Schneider raise funds for child literacy in Africa.

Grand opening set for business career center (April 18) Privately funded $2.6-million Career Center in Haworth College of Business officially opens Friday, April 25.

Social services for teens in the spotlight at talk (April 18) Frances Denny of Catholic Family Services speaks at April 25 business breakfast lecture series.

University Theatre announces 2008-09 season (April 18) Subscription packages on sale for Pulitzer Prize-winning dramas, side-splitting comedies and new musicals.

Bookstore paying cash for used books (April 17) Used books will be purchased at Textbook Alley and three other locations through Saturday, April 26.

Graduating senior lands job as 'Blue Man' (April 16) Musical theatre performance major Patrick Newton goes from graduation to job in Blue Man Group.

Two seniors receive Bucknell poetry fellowships (April 16) Jennifer Dempsey and Rebecah Pulsifer among just 12 undergraduates nationwide to get young poet awards.

Junior Michael Gregor is WMU's newest Udall Scholar (April 16) Gregor is fifth WMU student to win prestigious environmental scholarship since 2000.

Turn 2 Foundation, WMU launch youth partnership (April 16) Derek Jeter's foundation relocating Kalamazoo youth development program to WMU campus.

PeaceJam events run through Sunday at WMU (April 16) Speech by Iranian Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi culminates activities Sunday in Bernhard Center.

Personnel changes announced in career services (April 16) Veteran Linda Ickes will direct new Career Center in Haworth College of Business.

Retirement reception for Sue Green is Tuesday (April 16) Program director for the Bernhard Center honored for 40 years of service to her alma mater.

Construction resumes on I-94 through Kalamazoo (April 15) WMU visitors coming from Chicago on I-94 should follow detour routing at 9th Street, Oshtemo exit.

Campus Greeks sponsor Take Back the Night event (April 15) "A Night to Remember" is personal story of sexual assault Monday, April 21, in the Bernhard Center.

Students mark anniversary of Virginia Tech tragedy (April 15) Student activities Tuesday and Wednesday mark anniversary of shootings that killed 33 people.

Food and politics is focus of Tuesday lecture (April 14) Dr. Barak Kushner addresses "Eating Your Way to Democracy: Japan's Postwar Politics of Food."

WMU going into Michigan Aviation Hall of Fame (April 10) College of Aviation inducted into state Hall of Fame Saturday, April 19, at Kalamazoo's Air Zoo.

New Web site offers Bronco license plate information (April 10) WMU Michigan license plate sales generate about $70,000 a year for the University.

Paula Nagle and John Rybicki close Frostic Readings (April 10) Novelist Nangle and poet and essayist Rybicki read from their works Thursday, April 17.

Tax reform advocate to speak on overhaul of system (April 10) Dr. Christopher Korth addresses plan to replace existing federal tax system Friday, April 18.

Panel discussion addresses sub-prime mortgage crisis (April 10) Reservations due Monday for Friday, April 18, discussion by panel of three experts.

Faculty Assessment Grant applications due Tuesday (April 10) Grants worth up to $5,000 each.

Research and creative activities recognized Friday (April 10) Graduate students and faculty members showcase scholarly work Friday in the Fetzer Center.

Four finalists for provost will make public presentations (April 10) Final candidates for provost announced, will make public presentations April 17-25.

Visiting scholar addresses Star Wars weapons (April 10) Social historian Dr. Bruce Franklin speaks tonight about super weapons in American culture.

Prospective students invited to aviation open house (April 9) College of Aviation open house for prospect students is Wednesday evening, April 16, at Kellogg Airport.

Veteran Tibet observer gives overview of uprising (April 9) Dr. Thomas Kostrzewa examines Tibetan uprising and Chinese crackdown in Monday brown-bag lunch talk.

Guest lecturer examines Latino child literacy (April 9) Social Justice Lecture Series concludes Tuesday evening with University of Arizona's Dr. Luis Moll.

Grad student is lead author of article in Geology (April 8) Travis Hayden article in Geology magazine explores Chesapeake Bay meteor impact 35 million years ago.

E-mail scam hits campus (April 8) Quick action thwarts latest scam. Never reply to any e-mail message asking for account information or passwords.

Registration due for Medieval Congress events (April 8) County residents can register for Medieval Congress events free of charge, but only until April 15.

Program tackles broad spectrum of diversity issues (April 8) Community's annual Respecting Differences program is April 15-16 in Chenery Auditorium.

WMU first in state to post voluntary accountability (April 7) WMU among nation's first to post standardized College Portrait on Web to aid prospective students.

Quick survey on new Ring Road signs online (April 7) Help choose design for new signs making it easier for visitors to find their way around West Campus.

Education Career Fair draws record number of employers (April 7) Reps from 160 school districts in 14 states at Bernhard Center Monday, April 14.

Popular physicist, string theory expert speaks Friday (April 7) University of Maryland's Dr. Sylvester Gates gives public talk Friday evening in Fetzer Center.

Angles receives prestigious grant for translation (April 7) Dr. Jeffrey Angles wins PEN Translation grant for memoirs of famed Japanese poet Mutsuo Takahashi.

Concert highlights WMU Christian ministries (April 7) WMU Gospel Choir and Alpha Omega Christian Fraternity sponsor free concert and ball Saturday.

Volunteers needed for Finals Finish (April 6) Faculty and staff encouraged to volunteer to help with April 22 semiannual final exam week actitivities.

Japanese educators examine WMU's student success (April 6) Japanese educators visit WMU to study undergraduate retention and mentoring initiatives.

Registration under way for WMU Day at the Capitol (April 6) Online registration available for first-of-its-kind celebration at the Michigan Capitol in Lansing.

Paper Tech grad gives back to WMU program (April 4) Paper science graduate Richard Hartman and wife, Lynn, establish endowment for paper program.

Dance concerts feature student choreography (April 4) Performances April 11-13 feature dances by Matthew Baker, Angelina Grima, Jackie Nowicki, Marissa Staniec.

Russian poet gives reading during first U.S. visit (April 4) Vyacheslav Kupriyanov gives reading in Russian and English Wednesday afternoon in Sprau Tower.

Spend a night "On the Town" at Shaw Theatre (April 4) Leonard Bernstein musical comedy concludes University Theatre season with seven shows April 10-20.

"Diving Bell and Butterfly" makes local debut at WMU (April 4) Western Film Society presents Julian Schnabel film Friday through Sunday, April 11-13.

Concerto Concert features three student soloists (April 3) School of Music capstone concert April 13 features University Symphony and three concerto winners.

Miller musical based on Billy Joel's anthology (April 3) Tony Award-winning musical "Movin' Out" at WMU Tuesday through Thursday, April 8-10.

Students vaccinated following suspicious death of freshman (April 3) Vaccinations available on walk-in basis following death of student with meningitis-like symptoms.

Mead Film Fest at Little Theatre this weekend (April 3) Nine films shown free of charge Friday and Saturday in oldest annual documentary film festival.

Ethics Film Series ends with 'When the Levees Broke' (April 3) Documentary about devastation of Hurricane Katrina shown free of charge Thursday, April 10.

Benefit concert to support new cooperative housing (April 3) Six Michigan bands at Thursday, April 10, Reuse-a-Ball, benefit concert for local coop housing.

Advocacy office schedules military deployment seminar (April 3) Free seminar for family and friends of students about to deploy is Thursday, April 10.

Michigan's National Geographic Bee here Friday (April 3) Middle-school geography whizzes from across the state at Bernhard Center competing for Michigan title.

WMU takes measures to prevent meningitis (April 2) Death of student with meningitis symptoms prompts reminders about prevention.

Fashion show highlights student designs (April 2) "Rock the Catwalk" is latest installment of MODA's popular fashion shows April 11-12 at Radisson Plaza.

Economist addresses global markets and cash flows (April 2) University of Michigan's Dr. Linda Tesar discusses international markets Wednesday afternoon, April 9.

Children's Place offering special summer programs (April 2) Children's Place Learning Center accepting reservations for Campus Kids Summer Theme Camp.

Disney World College program recruiting interns (April 1) Representatives of Walt Disney Co. at Bernhard Center Monday, April 7, for "Magic Kingdom" internships.

Travel back in time with Five by Design at Miller (April 1) "Radio Days" is World War II era Americana at Miller Auditorium for one show Sunday, April 20.

Local band opens for Grammy-nominated Cherryholmes (April 1) Local bluegrass band Schlitz Creek opens for Cherryholmes April 19 Miller Auditorium concert.

WMU wins chamber's environmental honors (April 1) WMU gets 2008 Environmental Award from Kalamazoo chamber for leadership in sustainability.

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