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July 2008 WMU News Archive
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Tuition rates set for regional campuses, online learning (July 29) Courses delivered through Extended University Programs have 7 percent tuition increase.

Operating budget tops $313 million (July 29) Trustees approve estimated general fund operating budget, representing 4 percent increase over previous year.

Grants received in 2007-08 total $23.5 million (July 29) June grants total more than $3.8 million, including more than more than $3.1 million for research.

Gifts to WMU up 27 percent for 2007-08 (July 29) WMU receives $15.9 million in gifts for fiscal year, up more than $3.4 million over previous year.

Trustees sign off on personnel changes (July 29) Dr. Martha Warfield promoted to associate vice president for diversity and inclusion. Litynski, Powell appointments confirmed.

Retirements and resignations announced (July 29) Dr. Gary Wegenke, Dr. Gerald Markle and Gerald Ditto to retire; four faculty members resigning.

WMU costs remain below state average (July 25) Even with 9.2 percent increase in tuition and fees, WMU remains Michigan's most affordable research university.

Member of original Board of Trustees dies (July 25) Mildred L. Johnson, member of WMU's original governing board, died Tuesday, July 22. She was 83.

Sandra Glista named national fellow (July 24) WMU clinician elected a fellow of the American Speech- Language- Hearing Association.

American Academy of Physician Assistants elects Fenn (July 24) Dr. William H. Fenn elected vice president and speaker of AAPA House of Delegates.

Hovestadt wins national counseling honor (July 24) Dr. Alan J. Hovestadt gets 2008 Presidential Award of the American Counseling Association.

Frank Jamison gets community access leadership award (July 24) Professor emeritus receives leadership award of central states Alliance for Community Media.

Emerita named outstanding Special Olympics volunteer (July 24) Dr. Linda Law named Outstanding Volunteer of the Year for Kalamazoo County.

Edsel Lee Erickson (July 24) Professor emeritus of education and professional development died July 17.

Students get $20,000 overseas study scholarships (July 23) Junior Janelle Garchow will study in Tokyo; Senior David Gregg returning to Germany.

Students, faculty and staff ride the bus for free (July 23) Growing numbers save money at the gas pump by leaving cars at home and riding free buses in Kalamazoo.

Trustees to set tuition rates, adopt budget Friday (July 23) Trustees meet Friday in Bernhard Center.

Two students earn national security education awards (July 23) Courtney Buck and Jamie LeBlanc-Hadley get awards totaling $30,000 for research and study abroad.

Paper on evaluating mutual funds earns national award (July 23) Paper by business professors Arugaslan, Edwards and Samant wins Emerald Literati Network Award.

Unique production about Iraq war staged at WMU (July 22) "The War Wound" staged in York Arena Theatre Thursday through Saturday, July 31-Aug. 2.

Public Safety conducting training at Vandercook (July 22) Campus alerted that police activity July 28-29 along Oakland Drive is a planned training exercise.

Broncos announce 2008-09 hockey schedule (July 21) Highlights include home-on-home matches against Ferris State, Michigan State and University of Michigan.

Flags lowered for Michigan soldier killed in Iraq (July 21) Flags lowered Tuesday for Army Spc. Byron Fouty of Waterford, missing since May 2007.

GoWMU offline Sunday (July 21) GoWMU unavailable Sunday morning, July 27. ECS webmail and e-learning may be accessed directly during outage.

Litynski to serve one year as dean of engineering (July 18) Dr. Daniel Litynski, former dean of engineering, returns for one year during national search.

Journalism students sweep Detroit Press Club awards (July 18) WMU students sweep category for student Web site feature writing, placing first, second and third.

WMU gets new Michigan research initiative funding (July 18) Two WMU initiatives among the major efforts funded, aimed at helping startup companies, creating jobs.

Borden's new ethics book earns national recognition (July 18) Dr. Sandra Borden's book on ethics in journalism wins ethics research award, finalist for upcoming honor.

WMU to host National Writing Project conference (July 18) WMU's Third Coast Writing Project chosen as host for 2009 national conference.

Ten students earn major business scholarships (July 18) Complete list of recipients of business scholarship for 2008-09 valued at up to $2,500.

WMU consolidates courses at Southwest campus (July 18) Classes no longer offered in South Haven beginning fall 2008.

Flags lowered for Michigan man killed in Iraq (July 17) Flags lowered Friday in honor of Army Sgt. Steven Chevalier of Flint, who died July 9.

Public gets look at findings from 18th-century fort (July 16) Open house for Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project in Niles is Saturday and Sunday, July 26-27.

Alumna wins reality show 'She's Got the Look' (July 16) Tanya Hutchison, 1984 WMU graduate in public relations, wins contest for over-35 models.

Golf outing to raise money for marketing majors (July 15) Marketing Classic tees off Aug. 18 at Thornapple Creek, online reservations available.

Second benefit performance of "Seven Passages" added (July 14) Second show added Wednesday, July 23, to help fund cast's trip to Canterbury, England.

Sunseeker damaged, eliminated from solar race (July 13) WMU misses first solar race ever, Broncos aid other teams.

WMU well represented on choir trip to China Olympics (July 11) Dr. Stephen Zegree going as World Youth Choir director, four students and alumni singing.

Eighteen new students win $40,000 Medallion Scholarships (July 11) Complete list of incoming freshmen receiving coveted Medallion Scholarships.

Free summer concert series returns (July 11) Concerts at Dalton Center and Stetson Chapel feature Kalamazoo Ringers, Orlando Consort, faculty from Seminar 2008.

Two-week music camp features free performances (July 11) Seminar 2008 summer music camp for high school students includes five public concerts.

University Theatre presents "Seven Passages" benefit (July 9) Single benefit performance Wednesday, July 23, help fund cast's upcoming trip to Canterbury, England.

Johnston's Brel translation among Chicago's top shows (July 9) "Lonesome Losers of the Night," translated by Dr. Arnold Johnston, one of Chicago's hottest tickets.

Thirty students win State Farm teacher scholarships (July 9) WMU students awarded $1,000 each to support participation as teacher interns.

Interdisciplinary health students present at conference (July 9) Public invited to presentations by 10 doctoral students Friday morning, July 18.

Smoking ban near building entrances enforced (July 8) Signs are being posted at all buildings, smoking prohibited within 25 feet of entrances and windows.

True story of 81-year-old rockers at Little Theatre (July 7) Kalamazoo Film Society presents seven screenings of "Young at Heart" Friday through Sunday.

"Ancient Futures" is film about the meaning of progress (July 7) Story of Ladakh, or Little Tibet, presented free of charge at Gibbs House Monday, July 14.

Flags lowered for Michigan man killed in Afghanistan (July 7) Flags lowered for Sgt. 1st Class Matthew L. Hilton of Livonia, who died June 26.

Sunseeker heads west for ninth international solar race (July 3) Student team and new solar race car heading to Dallas for Sunday start of 2,400-mile race.

Entergy nuclear helps fund WMU solar race team (July 3) Palisades Nuclear Plant owner donates $25,000 to support Sunseeker Solar Racecar Project.

Yaman gets top award for finance research (July 3) Award presented to Dr. Devrim Yaman at Global Conference on Business and Finance in Costa Rica.

Management professor earns rare industrial certification (July 3) Dr. Marie-Laure Bougnol-Potter attains ASQ Six Sigma Green Belt certification.

Alumni Association elects new officers, directors (July 3) Christopher Womack of Atlanta elected president for one-year term, four new directors selected.

New Sunseeker solar race car unveiled Thursday (July 2) WMU solar race team leaves Friday for Dallas and the July 13-22 North American Solar Challenge.

David Powell named College of Aviation dean (July 1) Former director of operations, assistant dean and interim dean assumes leadership of WMU aviation program.

Broncos place 11th in national women's flight event (July 1) Bronco aviators Meghan Burlager and Betsy Taylor place 11th in the 2,000-mile Air Race Classic.

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