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

Sky Broncos head to national championship (Oct. 30) Details on next spring's national competition and Sky Broncos team roster.

Ride the University Theatre 'Carousel' (Oct. 30) Theatre and music students perform in Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic musical Nov. 12-21.

Political satire 'In the Loop' at Little Theatre (Oct. 30) Kalamazoo Film Society presents eight screenings of the fast-paced comedy Nov. 6-8.

Holiday poinsettia sales support PSSO (Oct. 30) The Professional Support Staff Organization is accepting orders for its annual poinsettia sale through Nov. 24.

'Shock Doctrine' explored in ethics panel (Oct. 30) Three WMU experts to discuss Naomi Klein's assault on free-market fundamentalism Monday, Nov. 9.

NSF funds study on constitutional gender provisions (Oct. 30) Dr. Priscilla Lambert to examine gender provisions in 100 national constitutions.

Detroit-area lease tops board's agenda (Oct. 30) Board of Trustees will hold a public session at 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2, in the Bernhard Center.

Western Brass Quintet performs at Dalton Center (Oct. 29) Faculty ensemble will share newly commissioned works from its recent Russian Tour Monday, Nov. 9.

Symphony presents 'Two Faces of Music' (Oct. 28) University Symphony Orchestra will perform in a free, public concert Sunday, Nov. 8.

WMU dancers step up Chicago connection (Oct. 28) Western Dance Project chosen to perform in this year's Dance Chicago Festival.

Visiting economist discusses regional forecasting (Oct. 28) Dr. David Rapach will talk about regional economic forecasting Wednesday, Nov. 4.

Nobel Prize-winning chemist visits campus (Oct. 28) Dr. Roald Hoffmann will address "The Many Ways of Diversity in Science" Tuesday, Nov. 3.

Professor recognized for clean transportation technology (Oct. 28) Dr. John Patten's converted plug-in hybrid earns innovation award.

Gold Company presents annual preview concert (Oct. 27) Internationally recognized vocal jazz ensemble will perform Thursday, Nov. 5, at Dalton Center.

WMU prepares for upcoming accreditation visit (Oct. 27) Higher Learning Commission to conduct an on-campus review next October.

Ethics talk on human rights and globalization (Oct. 27) Dr. Carol Gould will discuss human rights and the rise of globalization Tuesday, Nov. 3.

City commission candidates on campus (Oct. 26) Several candidates vying to win seats in upcoming election will square off in a public forum Tuesday.

Sophie Milman performs Thursday (Oct. 26) Award-winning jazz singer Sophie Milman will perform at Miller Auditorium.

Push needed in final week of United Way drive (Oct. 26) Faculty, staff and retirees are encouraged to turn in their pledge cards now.

Donations, volunteers needed for holiday parade (Oct. 26) WMU community is invited to participate in Kalamazoo Holiday Parade Saturday, Nov. 14.

Open enrollment is under way (Oct. 26) Open-enrollment period for health insurance and flexible spending accounts ends at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6.

WMU getting $1 million for Green Manufacturing (Oct. 26) Project to help create more energy efficient and sustainable processes and products.

State constitution is topic of breakfast series (Oct. 23) John Allen will talk about possible overhaul of the state's constitution Friday, Oct. 30, in Schneider Hall.

Sky Broncos win regional flight competition (Oct. 23) Precision flight team captures 17th regional title, qualifies for next spring's national championships.

Haunted Hall benefits local charities (Oct. 23) Student-sponsored Haunted Hall opens Oct. 29, with a Kids Korner beginning Oct. 30.

Free performance by Beijing theatre academy (Oct. 22) Visiting artists will perform vignettes from classical Chinese operas Wednesday, Oct. 28, at KVCC.

Protecting yourself from H1N1 flu (Oct. 22) President Dunn urges increased diligence in helping reduce the spread of flu on campus.

Dean candidates to give public talks (Oct. 22) Candidates for dean of the College of Education and Human Development to speak next week.

Voter information available online (Oct. 22) Save time by viewing a sample ballot and deciding how you will vote in the Nov. 3 local elections.

Chinese film academy official visits campus (Oct. 20) Confucius Institute presents free lecture, film screening Sunday, Oct. 25, at Little Theatre.

Ethnohistory in the spotlight (Oct. 20) Dr. Patricia Galloway will discuss the practice and ownership of ethnohistory Thursday, Oct. 22.

Homecoming and Family Weekend draw thousands (Oct. 20) Dozens of events will keep students, alumni, parents and families busy this weekend.

Tuba and Horn Festival features free concerts (Oct. 19) Gathering for horn, tuba and euphonium enthusiasts is Thursday and Friday, Oct. 29-30.

Distinguished scholar nominations due (Oct. 18) Guidelines and nomination forms for the Distinguished Faculty Scholar Awards are available online.

Cubit family establishes endowment (Oct. 18) Gift establishes permanent fund to strengthen academic-related services for student-athletes.

Training series for WMU supervisors (Oct. 18) "Getting Back to the Basics" series starts Tuesday, Oct. 27, with overview of policies and procedures.

School of Music Halloween concert (Oct. 16) "Tubaween" low brass concert Saturday, Oct. 31, is produced entirely by students.

'Five Women Wearing the Same Dress' (Oct. 16) University Theatre presents the wickedly funny production about five renegade bridesmaids Oct. 29-Nov. 8.

Campus roads closed for homecoming events (Oct. 15) Several roads and parking lots will be closed during Oct. 23 Soap Box Derby and Oct. 24 Campus Classic.

Does free equal democratic? (Oct. 15) Dr. Stephen Ward will explore the role of news media in a Thursday, Oct. 29, ethics discussion.

Broadcast media career fair at WMU (Oct. 15) Students can meet broadcast industry representatives from across Michigan Tuesday, Oct. 20.

Travel back to the '80s with 'The Wedding Singer' (Oct. 15) Musical comedy based on the hit film is at Miller Auditorium Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 20-21.

Forum to address timely health care issues (Oct. 14) Doctors, politicians and other experts will discuss state and national health care issues Friday, Oct. 23.

Graduate College hosts fall open house (Oct. 14) Prospective grad students are invited to expand their horizons by attending Thursday, Oct. 22, open house.

Noted blind rehabilitation professor dies (Oct. 14) Dr. Susan Ponchillia died Oct. 12 at the age of 55.

United Way T-shirts for sale (Oct. 13) Support the campus United Way campaign by purchasing a $7 "Live United" T-shirt.

Flags lowered for Michigan soldier killed in Afghanistan (Oct. 13) Flags will be lowered Wednesday, Oct. 14, in honor of Sgt. Christopher Griffin, of Kincheloe, Mich.

High school seniors invited to WMU open houses (Oct. 12) Check out one of the nation's top-100 public universities Oct. 16, Nov. 13 or Dec. 4.

WMU, CMU compete in blood drive challenge (Oct. 12) Attend one of several on-campus blood drives to help save lives and support WMU.

Former accounting clerk dies (Oct. 12) Evelyn R. Williams died Oct. 4 at the age of 89.

Students compete in 'Dancing with the WMU/Kazoo Stars' (Oct. 12) Proceeds from Oct. 30 fundraiser will help finance dance scholarships.

Crush the Chipmobile and support WMU bands (Oct. 12) Bronco fans can take a whack Friday at car decorated in rival school colors, proceeds benefit University bands.

Disney college program to recruit interns (Oct. 12) Disney officials will be on campus Monday, Oct. 19, to recruit students for a one-of-a-kind internship.

WMUK launches fall drive, expands programming (Oct. 12) Public radio station expands program offerings via HD2 digital stream, launches fall fund drive.

Flags lowered for Michigan soldier killed in Iraq (Oct. 11) Flags will be lowered Monday, Oct. 12, in honor of Paul E. Andersen, of Dowagiac, Mich.

Celtic Woman concert at Miller (Oct. 11) Irish music phenomenon will stop at Miller Auditorium on its "Isle of Hope" tour Saturday, Nov. 7.

Series on genetics and communication disorders (Oct. 9) Four geneticists to discuss cutting-edge research at Van Riper Lectures Oct. 15-16.

More than 1,500 expected for Campus Classic race (Oct. 9) Registration for Oct. 24 event still open to runners, walkers and volunteers.

Statistical Consulting Center launched (Oct. 9) Center provides statistical services to campus community and local businesses.

Staff award nominations due (Oct. 9) Nominations for the semiannual Make a Difference awards are due by Saturday, Oct. 31.

Aviation college to host regional flight competition (Oct. 8) Sixty collegiate aviators from two states will compete in Battle Creek Oct. 13-17.

Pentastar Aviation donates equipment to WMU (Oct. 8) Donation will support operations and enhance charter air travel for college visitors and athletic teams.

TV host Jeff Corwin visits campus (Oct. 8) Corwin will bring tales and animals from the field to Miller Auditorium Sunday, Oct. 18.

Student wins AX Idol Voice Acting competition (Oct. 8) Sophomore Sean Chiplock won first place by voicing a character from "Rurouni Kenshin" TV series.

Regulation of financial institutions (Oct. 8) Panel of experts to discuss financial institutions and regulatory reform Friday, Oct. 16.

Talk on regional partnership and development (Oct. 7) Prominent local businessman Kenneth Miller to speak Thursday, Oct. 15, at the business college.

Flu, meningitis vaccination clinics announced (Oct. 7) WMU community may be vaccinated at upcoming clinics and during walk-in nursing hours at Sindecuse.

University forums scheduled for strategic plan (Oct. 7) Dr. John Jellies to moderate three talks on the proposed Academic Affairs Strategic Plan.

Bike-a-thon supports people with disabilities (Oct. 7) The 24-hour Pedal for Push event will take place Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 13-14, at the Campus Flagpoles.

Gershwin concert showcases Steinway pianos (Oct. 6) WMU celebrates quest to become an All-Steinway School with a faculty concert Sunday, Oct. 18.

Grad students sought to set new award criteria (Oct. 6) Chairs and program directors have until Oct. 21 to nominate master's students for rubric competition.

Dalai Lama biographer earns honorary degree (Oct. 6) WMU alumnus Ngawangthondup Narkyid receives honorary doctor of laws degree.

Hybrids and participants needed for research (Oct. 6) Researchers looking to borrow 2008 or 2009 hybrid vehicles for pedestrian safety study.

Former alumni director dies (Oct. 6) Russell Strong died Oct. 2 at the age of 85.

Free concert features three student ensembles (Oct. 6) University Symphonic Band, Collegiate Singers and University Chorale will perform Sunday, Oct. 11.

Paper Tech Foundation holds 50th annual meeting (Oct. 5) Several activities planned for high-profile paper industry execs Thursday, Oct. 15.

New employee electronic transactions save time (Oct. 5) Employee Self Service will be available in GoWMU Monday, Oct. 12, causing WebCheck to move.

Using metals to treat disease (Oct. 5) Noted chemist Dr. James Dabrowiak will discuss how metals can be used to treat disease Thursday and Friday.

Federal Opportunities Day for students (Oct. 5) Learn more about careers with the federal government during career fair Thursday.

Get passport processing help (Oct. 5) Students, faculty and staff can get on-campus help processing their U.S. passports Wednesday, Oct. 21.

Web celeb Frank Warren visits campus (Oct. 4) Warren's online blog phenomenon PostSecret comes to life Wednesday, Nov. 4, at Miller Auditorium.

'Whatever Works' at Little Theatre (Oct. 4) Kalamazoo Film Society presents eight screenings of the Woody Allen comedy starring Larry David Oct. 9-11.

Doctoral student is 'Oprah' featured guest (Oct. 2) Oprah dubs Tererai Trent "the woman who went 10,000 miles to make her dreams come true."

Barking Tuna features three nights of indie bands (Oct. 2) Fruit Bats, of Sub Pop Records, will headline the downtown music fest Oct. 8-10.

Service for Willie Mae O'Neal is Saturday (Oct. 2) Former assistant professor of University Libraries died Sept. 25.

'The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later' (Oct. 2) Take part in the worldwide premiere with a free, public reading of the groundbreaking epilogue Monday, Oct. 12.

Music professor remembered with benefit concert (Oct. 2) Concert Friday, Oct. 9, will recall fond memories of talented conductor and cellist Herbert Butler.

Alumnus returns with Glenn Miller Orchestra (Oct. 1) WMU grad Brian Hemstock will perform with the Glenn Miller Orchestra Friday, Oct. 9, at Miller.

WMU graduate honored for theatre work (Oct. 1) Alumna Elyse Mirto earns New York Innovative Theatre Award for her performance in "Any Day Now."

Who helped you Grab the Reins? (Oct. 1) Students can enter essay contest through Friday, Oct. 9, by sharing how one person inspired them to succeed.

WMU kicks off United Way campaign (Oct. 1) President Dunn's kickoff address, photos and details on raffle prizes for faculty, staff and students.

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