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

2008 Air Race Classic 'flight log' (June 30) Daily reports from Bronco aviators Meghan Burlager and Betsy Taylor from the 2,000-mile Air Race Classic.

Trustees Johnston, Miller honored for community service (June 27) William Johnston and Kenneth Miller received state and local honors, respectively.

Two-month grant total tops $1.4 million (June 27) Grants received in April and May top $1.4 million raising fiscal year total to nearly $20 million.

Trustees approve updating FOIA procedures (June 27) WMU's 31-year-old Freedom of Information Act Resolution to be updated to reflect technological advances.

Campus lease agreements approved (June 27) Trustees approved lease agreements for campus space to Ferris State University and Subway.

Two ed leadership concentrations ended (June 27) K-12 central office administration and K-12 chief business official leadership no longer fit Michigan requirements.

Gifts to WMU up 28 percent for year (June 27) Fiscal-year gifts received through May total $14.8 million.

Reading program for school children begins in July (June 27) Registration by July 3 for instruction in reading, writing, study skills through McGinnis Reading Center.

WMU offices closed Independence Day (June 26) Nearly all campus services closed for July 4 holiday weekend. Hours for computer labs, library, selected services.

Dissertation Completion Fellows selected (June 26) Five doctoral students selected for WMU dissertation fellowships valued at up to $19,747.

Bensley named Mandella research associate (June 26) WMU's Dr. Robert Bensley gets research appointment with Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.

Pyenson writes definitive work on George Sarton (June 26) Dr. Lewis Pyenson writes first full-length study of life and work of a founder of history of science in America.

Employee groups select new leadership (June 26) APA and PSSO elect Wil Emmert and Carrie Soule president, respectively, other officers and board members named.

Flags lowered for Michigan man killed in Afghanistan (June 25) Flags lowered Thusrday in honor of Petty Officer Ross "Bud" Toles of Davison.

June graduate honored for heroism in saving fire chief (June 25) Volunteer firefighter and ROTC Cadet Jacob Della Pia receives Cadet Medal for Heroism.

WMU will confer 1,400 degrees Saturday (June 25) President John M. Dunn presides over ceremonies at 9 a.m. and noon June 28 in Miller Auditorium.

Protect your identity and yourself on the Internet (June 24) Never reply to messages asking you to confirm account information by e-mail, more safety tips.

Roell Drive Bridge closed second week in July (June 24) Bridge over Howard Street connecting Lawson Arena to West Campus closed to all traffic July 5-13.

Broncos in air race from Montana to Massachusetts (June 23) Aviators Meghan Burlager and Betsy Taylor competing in 2,000-mile, all-women's Air Race Classic.

Grad student saluted for work on animal phobias (June 23) Doctoral student Richard Seim's research suggests new treatment for fear of spiders, other animals.

Mitchell selected to lead Ombuds Office (June 23) In new role, Kathy Mitchell will provide confidential advice and assistance in resolving disputes.

Bronson School of Nursing wins service award (June 23) Nursing school honored with Champ Award for service to area students and community.

Get cash for used books at June Book Buyback (June 19) Get up to 50 percent of the new-book price at WMU Bookstore Monday through Wednesday.

Cannes festival winner at Little Theatre (June 19) KFS presents "The Band's Visit," about Egyptian police band that gets lost in Israel Friday through Sunday, June 27-29.

Applications due for NEH stipends (June 19) Deans collecting proposals for $6,000 National Endowment for Humanities Summer 2009 Stipend.

Five baseball players named Academic All-MAC (June 19) One-quarter of this year's academic all-conference baseball players are Broncos.

Trustees approve eight retirements (June 19) Four faculty and four staff members with nearly 200 years combined service set to retire in coming months.

Forty faculty members granted tenure (June 19) Forty faculty members granted tenure effective the beginning of the 2008-09 academic year.

Faculty promotions announced (June 19) Complete list of promotions includes 29 to rank of full professor and 31 to associate professor.

Computer repair expands service (June 18) In addition to Apple and Dell, WMU now authorized repair station for Compaq, Fujitsu and Hewlett Packard.

Engineering students compete in international racing event (June 18) WMU Formula Racing Team competes with 105 university teams from 15 countries.

Uzbeck health officials visit WMU for tips on controlling TB (June 18) Uzbek public health professionals here Monday to learn about controlling tuberculosis.

Profs' film on copyright law shown at festival (June 18) Film by Drs. Rebekah Farrugia and Jennifer Machiorlatti shown at Detroit Windsor Film Fest.

Horn third, Brown seventh at NCAA track nationals (June 16) Becky Horn, 800-meter run; Danielle Brown, 400-meter hurdles, earn All-American and shot at Olympics.

Vocal camp features free jazz concerts downtown (June 16) Zegree Vocal Jazz Camp includes free performances at Union Cabaret and Grill June 23-26.

Preliminary findings from Kalamazoo Promise study released (June 16) WMU Evaluation Center releases preliminary findings on impact for Promise.

Eighth-graders at WMU for hands-on science education (June 16) About 125 students from Kalamazoo area schools on campus June 16-26.

WMU hosting national STEM education conference (June 16) Science, technology, engineering and mathematics education is focus of June 16-19 conference.

University Theatre company to perform at Canterbury (June 11) Groundbreaking drama about gay Christians takes WMU students to worldwide Anglican conference.

Senior wins American Humanics award (June 11) Lateshia Agnew of Kalamazoo identified as future leader in nonprofit work and philanthropy.

Vanderbilt scholar wins WMU's Grundler Prize (June 11) Vanderbilt history professor William Caferro awarded Grundler Prize for book "John Hawkwood."

Trustees to review FOIA guidelines Friday (June 11) Policy for handling Freedom of Information Act requests, other business on agenda for Board of Trustees.

Four Broncos at NCAA track nationals (June 11) Becky Horn, Danielle Brown, Jennifer Sabra, Victoria Chatman at NCAA Track and Field Championships.

Recent grad wins second DownBeat award (June 9) DownBeat magazine names April graduate Aubrey Johnson Jazz Vocalist College Co-Winner.

New professor's book one of NPR's summer reading picks (June 9) Don Lee's latest book, "Wrack and Ruin," featured on National Public Radio.

New Johnston translation of Brel performed in Chicago (June 6) "Jacques Brel's Lonesome Losers," translated by Dr. Arnold Johnston, at No Exit Cafe.

Nathaniel McCaslin (June 6) Professor emeritus of social work died May 31.

Betty L. Fouch (June 6) Retired media services staff member died May 24.

Billie L. Donoghue (June 6) Retired graduate studies staff member died May 17.

William F. Grimshaw (June 6) Former public administration instructor died May 14.

WMU awards $100,000 in study abroad grants (June 5) More than $100,000 awarded to 39 students, five receive top awards of $8,000 each.

Athletic fund tops record-breaking $1 million (June 5) Gary Athletic Fund tops $1 million during annual campaign concluding this month.

Grand Rapids site of counseling psychology conference (June 4) WMU doctoral program host to regional conference June 6-7 in Grand Rapids.

Security related research meetings offered (June 4) WMU faculty or staff interested in security related research invited to meetings June 10-12.

Professional groups announce award, scholarship winners (June 4) Eleven WMU staff members receive 2008 awards and scholarships from APA and PSSO.

Fulbright applications sought (June 4) Applicants for Senior Fulbright Scholar program due in July.

Oldest WMU graduate dies at age 106 (June 4) Marion Barber Leach, a 1922 graduate of WMU and longtime public school teacher in Kalamazoo, died June 1.

Martha Warfield earns NAACP Humanitarian Award (June 2) Director of multicultural affairs will be honored at Saturday's Freedom Fund Banquet at Bernhard Center.

Hearing screenings offered at Unified Clinics (June 2) WMU's health insurance plan covers the cost of testing and evaluation for benefits eligible employees.

Oscar-winning documentary looks at 'War on Terror' (June 1) Kalamazoo Film Society presents "Taxi to the Dark Side" Friday through Sunday, June 6-8, in Little Theatre.

Miller announces 40th anniversary season (June 1) Miller Auditorium's 2008-09 season includes highly acclaimed musicals, comedies, concerts, family shows and more.

Faculty art show travels to Italy (June 1) Works by faculty of WMU's Frostic School of Art on display in Florence, Italy, throughout June.

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