Frostic leaves more than $13 million to WMU (Jan. 9)
Largest portions of famous alumna's gift will support art, creative
writing, education and scholarships.
New paper coating equipment
part of engineering complex opens, boosts industry research
(Oct. 11) New 50,000- square- foot Paper Coating Pilot Plant
officially opens with Oct. 11 dedication.
is first WMU student awarded Ford fellowship (June 5)
Psychology doctoral candidate Alicia Alvero earns Ford Foundation
grant helps improve teaching of middle school science
(Oct. 29) Nearly $1 million in National Science Foundation funds
go to WMU's Mallinson Institute for Science Education.
WMU alliance brings law school to downtown Grand Rapids
(Dec. 10) Cooley Law School to open branch campus in conjunction
with WMU Graduate Center in Grand Rapids Arena District.
Honda Inspiration Award in Dallas
twice honored for overcoming adversity (July 5) Women's
basketball star Kristin Koetsier wins Honda Inspiration Award
and V Foundation Comeback of the Year Award.
WMU building opens at Lake Michigan College (Oct. 25)
New $8.5 million building houses WMU's Southwest branch campus.
Dwyer, Reed, Rost
sweep top rookie honors (March 20) WMU students Pat Dwyer,
Ben Reed and Casey Rost are conference Freshmen of the Year in
hockey and men's and women's basketball.
and field's Cowper earns All-American honors (June 7)
Dale Cowper of Marlette, Mich., concludes Bronco career in hammer
throw as a two-time All-American.
Sen. Levin announces grant to
fund environmental research at WMU Great Lakes Center.
receives $2.6 million for Great Lakes research (Oct.
31) Sen. Carl Levin announces EPA grant to establish Great Lakes
Center at WMU with non-profit research firm Altarum as project
||WMU's Ken Rosengren
is nation's top pilot
Broncos fly away with national championship (May 19)
WMU precision flight team caps a decade of top-three finishes
with second national title in the past five years.
cuts tether, completes wireless environment (Jan. 28)
More than 600 wireless access ports across campus. WMU one of
nation's first wireless universities.
University Chorale performing at the International
Robert Schumann Choral Competition.
takes top prize at international choral festival (June
3) University Chorale earns grand prize at International Robert
Schumann Choral Competition in Germany.
||Down Beat awards
are among the most prestigious for collegiate jazz programs.
students rack up five Down Beat awards (May 22) For the
10th straight year, School of Music students bring home multiple
awards in "most important" barometer for collegiate
is only Udall Scholar from Michigan university (April
22) Benjamin Appleby of Hastings, Mich., is one of 80 Udall Scholars
from around the nation, third consecutive WMU student named.
ACA operates United Express
college inks new airline agreement (June 6) Atlantic
Coast Airlines, operating United Express and Delta Connection,
is WMU's newest domestic airline partner.
inks new deal with College of Aviation (April 15) New
deal with Northwest Airlink's Mesaba Airlines will put even more
graduates on fast track to employment as flight officers.
student launches undergrad professional journal (March
12) "The Laureate," WMU's only journal featuring work
of undergraduate students.
funds research on communication disorders (June 21) Dr.
Jan Bedrosian, speech pathology and audiology, receives $780,000
grant to help those with serious communication disorders.