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Year's Top News 2001



Dec. 31, 2001, Kalamazoo MI USA

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Remembering Sept. 11

Photographs and news from Western Michigan University, September 2001


WMU announces $125 million capital campaign

WMU seeks 'partners' for $125 million campaign (Aug. 30) Largest fund-raising effort in WMU history to conclude with centennial celebration in 2003.

Campaign chair William U. Parfet answers questions from media during announcement of the campaign.


Irish student uses Fulbright to study dance at WMU (Nov. 5) Dublin native Edel Quinlan chooses dance program at WMU over other top schools.

Fall enrollment reaches nearly 29,000, sets record (Oct. 9) Official count of 28,931 students includes the University's largest-ever freshman class.

WMU again ranked among nation's top 100 (Sept. 13) U.S. News & World Report puts WMU in nation's top 100 public universities for third straight year.

Varatech awards $2.1 million in new software (Aug. 1) Holland, Mich., based firm makes second major donation to engineering college of latest CAD software.


Students work on PT Cruiser

WMU puts 'brakes' on Chrysler product development (Nov. 19) WMU engineers get $195,000 grant and PT Cruiser to enhance design of brake hoses, similar parts.

Prague creative writing program now calls WMU home (Dec. 12) WMU new home to summer creative writing program in the Czech Republic.

WMU debuts at No. 62 on 'Most Wired College' list (Sept. 18) WMU among nation's most wired campuses in Yahoo! magazine's fifth annual listing.

WMU plays critical role in two Michigan SmartZones (April 11) WMU is major partner in economic development zones in Battle Creek and Kalamazoo.

Plans unveiled for new $48 million HHS building (Aug. 21) Oakland Drive building to house all academic programs for Health and Human Services.

Artist's rendering of new HHS building. Click image for larger view.

Delta Airlines jet

Delta partnership impacts future U.S. flight crews (Jan. 9) Delta and WMU to boost numbers of women and minorities piloting nation's commercial aircraft.

Artist's rendering of new WMU building at Lake Michigan College.

Ground broken for WMU facility at Lake Michigan College (Aug. 27) New $8.4 million building in Benton Harbor to be ready for classes by fall 2002.

Kain is first WMU student awarded Fulbright-Hays (April 25) Graduate history student Kevin Kain awarded Fulbright-Hays Fellowship.

WMU's economic impact tops $564 million (March 27) WMU presence creates more than 7,200 jobs, attracts 600,000 visitors to Kalamazoo County.



President Bush at WMU

President Bush campaigns at WMU for tax cut (March 27) Bush urges quick action on tax relief in luncheon speech at Western Michigan University.

England and Brown

WMU joins KPS to improve teaching, learning (Feb. 9) University and school district join resources to improve learning in area schools and at WMU.

NSF grant funds online electronics lab for engineers (March 16) Engineering college to receive $139,000 for Internet accessible real laboratory.


  Kuhle (right)

Women's tennis wins third straight MAC title (May 1) Chinwah and Girsang named to All-MAC First Team, coach Kuhle earns seventh MAC title, third in a row.


Senior is WMU's second Udall Scholar in two years (April 25) Jacquelyn Styrna of Commerce, Mich., earns prestigious environmental studies scholarship.

Edward and Ruth Beall Heinig

Heinigs to lead centennial celebration (June 1) Retired faculty couple co-chairs WMU Centennial Celebration Committee, 100th anniversary is 2003.


WMU gets funding to create 'lab on a chip' (Feb. 21) WMU researcher Subra Muralidharan awarded $750,000 from state's Life Sciences Initiative.

WMU gets record $18.4 million in private gifts (July 6) New records in cash gifts and total gifts set for second consecutive year.


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