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June 2009 WMU News Archive
Stories are listed in descending order by release date. Click on the headline for the full story.

Register now for criterium bike race (June 30) Fourth annual cycling event will take place Saturday, July 11, at WMU's Business Technology and Research Park.

Trustees to tackle tuition, budget issues (June 30) Board members are expected to address 2009-10 budget and tuition rates when they meet Thursday, July 2.

Samant named interim dean of business college (June 30) Dr. Ajay Samant, international finance expert, to serve as dean while a national search is conducted.

Three named University Dames Scholars (June 26) Amanda Marshall, Amanda Brooks and Maria Markus receive University Dames Endowed Scholarships.

Facilities management gains international recognition (June 26) WMU is awarded for having excellent, effective and innovative practices.

Aviators share their experiences (June 26) Aviation students to offer educational sessions about flying an airplane for people with disabilities.

High school students hone academic skills (June 26) Some 50 local high school students to attend Upward Bound Program this summer.

WMU offices closed for Independence Day (June 26) Most campus services closed Friday through Sunday, July 3-5.

Three Broncos named Academic All-MAC (June 25) Irene Cooper, Ashley Hunault and Sarah Morris make Academic All-MAC outdoor track and field team.

Former parliament member is among WMU grads (June 25) Degree in hand, Betty Udongo will return to Uganda to help heal the trauma of war and improve schools.

Four receive staff excellence awards (June 24) Cheri Edgar, Deborah Goostrey, Stephan Keto and Mary Ramlow earn annual Make a Difference awards.

Grad student nabs gerontology dissertation prize (June 24) John Panos is awarded for his research into an animal model of Alzheimer's disease.

National model for emergency preparedness (June 24) WMU part of regional coalition designated by Centers for Disease Control as a model community.

Experts assess safety of busy roundabouts (June 24) Researchers hired to conduct accessibility study of new Oakland County roundabouts.

Ombudsman and Advocacy Office relocate (June 23) Ombudsman moves to Sangren Hall, Advocacy Office moves to Ellsworth.

Educator tapped for regional board (June 22) Dr. Walter Burt is named to Midwest Regional Educational Laboratories board of directors.

Engineer garners innovation award (June 22) Dr. John Patten's micro-laser-assisted machining process is lauded by Society of Manufacturing Engineers.

WMU programs named state innovation finalists (June 22) Foster care, dual-enrollment engineering initiatives are among 39 Innovation Michigan finalists.

WMU Web offline early Saturday (June 22) All main Web pages will be unavailable for an hour beginning at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time Saturday, June 27.

Oliver Street entrance to West Campus closed (June 22) Entrance from Stadium Drive near the Student Recreation Center will be closed for about one week.

Cancer-related study makes a splash (June 19) Nursing professor's work on why women fail to get cancer screenings draws international attention.

Looking to expand into international markets? (June 19) Free workshop in Battle Creek June 25 will provide insights into the export process.

Some 1,500 students to graduate this month (June 18) President Dunn will preside over two commencement ceremonies Saturday, June 27, in Miller Auditorium.

Mathematics reform work garners national attention (June 18) Far-reaching success of Core-Plus math project is lauded by business and educational leaders.

Protect yourself on the Internet (June 17) Tips for safeguarding your personal information and avoiding Internet scams.

Student fashion show benefits design programs (June 16) Enjoy an evening of fashion by senior design student Liza Nay Saturday, June 27.

Robert Peterson memorial service is Thursday (June 16) Former manager of residence hall facilities died June 12 at the age of 73.

Lexi Jager named Academic All-MAC (June 16) Sophomore occupational therapy major and softball standout earns all-conference honors.

Two West Campus roads close for reconstruction (June 15) South Dormitory and South Hays roads closing through July 1.

Employee groups select new leadership (June 12) APA and PSSO elect Amy Seth and Terri Culver president, respectively, other officers and board members named.

Athletic trainer earns state honor (June 12) Dennis Corbin receives distinguished trainer award from Michigan Athletic Trainers Society.

Area teens get up-close look at potential careers (June 12) Residential learning academies help high school students explore different career fields.

Summer workshops teach the 'write' stuff (June 12) Programs for teachers and children focus on reading and writing in the digital age.

WMU ramps up No Worker Left Behind efforts (June 11) New Web site and print and online advertising taut WMU programs.

Free evening concerts highlight vocal jazz camp (June 11) Free jazz performances at the Union June 22-25, in the Dalton Center June 26.

Duo wins national evaluation contract (June 9) Daniela Schroter, Dr. Richard Zinser to collaborate on project funded by U.S. Department of Education.

Social worker named to state task force (June 9) Dr. Barbara Barton is appointed to Michigan Statewide Independent Living Council by Gov. Granholm.

Western Herald reduces print publication (June 9) Student-run newspaper will focus more on Web, reduce print publication to twice a week.

'Two Lovers' debuts at Little Theatre (June 8) Romantic drama starring Joaquin Phoenix and Gwyneth Paltrow is playing June 12-14.

What changes would you like in Sangren? (June 8) WMU is seeking thoughts, ideas and comments on the planned Sangren Hall renovation.

New dual-use tower to be installed on campus (June 5) The 160-foot flagpole will support students' increasing reliance on cell phones.

Online Education unit renamed (June 5) Fast-growing unit formerly known as Academic Technology and Instructional Services is now Online Education.

Gifts to WMU surpass $11 million mark for year (June 5) Amount represents a decline of 20 percent compared to last year.

WMU grabs more than $800,000 in grants (June 5) One-month tally brings this year's grant total to $26.4 million.

Retirements and resignations announced (June 5) Four staff members retire, two faculty resign and one returns to teaching.

Twenty-three faculty members receive tenure (June 4) Appointments are effective with the beginning of the 2009-10 academic year.

Faculty promotions announced (June 4) Fifty faculty members promoted, 22 to the rank of full professor, 20 to associate professor.

WMU receives $500,000 Kellogg Foundation grant (June 4) Funds will support groundbreaking efforts to boost college success rate of former foster care youth.

Miller Auditorium announces 2009-10 season (June 3) Lineup includes highly acclaimed musicals, comedies, family shows and dance troupes.

Thousands attend orientation (June 3) Some 8,000 students and parents will be on campus during this year's 14 summer orientation sessions.

Jazz students win multiple DownBeat awards (June 3) WMU is the only university in Michigan to win an award this year.

Trustees to consider faculty promotions and tenure (June 3) Board of Trustees will hold a public meeting June 4 in the Bernhard Center.

Spring dean's list available online (June 3) Dean's lists back to fall 2006 available, searchable by student last name, hometown and more.

Summer reading program builds children's skills (June 2) Enrollment open to school-aged children through grade eight.

Broncos stampede Lansing (June 2) Hundreds displayed their Bronco pride for state legislators during second annual WMU Day at the Capitol.

Applications due for NEH stipends (June 2) Deans collecting proposals for $6,000 National Endowment for Humanities Summer Stipend.

Longtime education professor dies (June 1) Dr. L. Richard Harring died May 20 at the age of 72.

Sports writer wins national competition (June 1) Matthew Holmes brings home a first-place award in sports writing competition.

Employees honored at annual awards luncheon (June 1) Six recognized for their contributions at APA/PSSO Awards and Spring Luncheon.

Three win commercialization grants (June 1) Spates, Milewski and Al-Fuqaha receive a combined $44,500 to further develop their inventions.

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