Interior of new CHHS building
Future health care professionals
are 'home at last' (Sept. 15) "First" home
of WMU's renowned College of Health and Human Services officially
opens with building dedication.
Dean Margaret Merrion, Director
Phil VanderWeg, donors James and Lois Richmond, and President
Construction begins on
Richmond Center for Visual Arts (May 20) Groundbreaking
ceremony officially launches construction of privately funded
WMU earns high national
marks (Sept. 24) WMU again among U.S. News top-100 public
universities; Princeton Review also names WMU to list of best
Larry Herron as Othello and
Katie Duthler as Desdemona.
University Theatre production
earns national honors (March 11) WMU troupe will perform
"Othello" twice at John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing
WMU dancers invited to
perform at Kennedy Center (March 20) Second time in three
years that WMU dance students will perform at the Kennedy Center
Dybek (above) and cover of
"I Sailed with Magellan"
Dybek's 'Magellan' makes
ALA's Notable Books List (March 25) Stuart Dybek's "I
Sailed with Magellan" one of 26 books on highly selective
American Library Association list.
wins nine Down Beat awards.
Music students score nine
Down Beat awards (June 1) WMU students bring home nine
awards in Down Beat's 28th Annual Student Music Awards, second
most among all schools.
WMU joins Michigan's Core
Technology Alliance (Sept. 30) WMU joins states's three
other research universities and Van Andel Research Institute
Pratt & Whitney JT9D
What can 'Brown' do for
WMU? (Jan. 13) Global package-delivery giant UPS donates
Pratt & Whitney 747 aircraft engine to aviation's maintenance
Coach Betsy Kuhle (right) with
MAC champion team.
Women's tennis team claims
MAC title (April 24) Nationally ranked women's tennis
team goes undefeated in MAC play. Kuhle earns record fifth MAC
Coach of the Year honor.
Berrah gets DOE funding
for nanosystems research (Feb. 20) Dr. Nora Berrah gets
$564,000 federal grant to continue research at Lawrence Berkeley
National Laboratory in California.
Mingus wins Fulbright
for research in Canada (Aug. 30) Dr. Matthew Mingus in
Ottawa to study proposed changes to make Canadian parliament
Sunseeker crosses the finish
line in Calgary. NASC photo by Stefano Paltera. Hi-res image.
Sunseeker crosses finish
line in sixth place (July 28) Thousands of Canadians
turn out for final hours of the 2,500-mile North American Solar
Challenge. Sunseeker team earns award for best design. More Sunseeker photos and news.
WMU second on Intel list
of wireless campuses (Oct. 12) WMU is only Michigan school
in top 10 of Intel's "Most Unwired College Campuses"
two years in a row.
Aviation college getting
top-flight Cirrus aircraft (Sept. 30) WMU signs 10-year
lease agreement for 30 Cirrus aircraft to be replaced every two
years with newest models.
during her historic 1937 trip to Africa, when she took many of
the first aerial photographs of large parts of that continent.
Unique research center
established with $4 million gift (Oct. 17) Edwin and
Mary Meader contribute $4 million to establish Upjohn Center
for the Study of Geographical Change.
Broncos win collegiate
title at Air Race Classic (June 27) WMU team of Erica
Ebenhoeh and Sarah Tower bring home Air Race Classic trophy.
GEAR UP Program could
net more than $20 million (Aug. 30) WMU program prepares
at-risk students for college; new DOE grants could top $20 million
over six years.
MAC Offensive Player of
the Year Greg Jennings and (inset) Coach of the Year Bill Cubit.
Broncos dominate MAC football
honors (Nov. 30) WMU produces Offensive Player of the
Year, Freshman of the Year, Coach of the Year and puts five players
on All-MAC teams.
WMU gets $4.2 million
to promote safety in health care (June 16) Drs. William
Rutherford and William Hamman will translate techniques long
used in aviation to boost safety in medical fields.
WMU undergrad awarded
$25,000 for nanotech research (March 20) Senior Curtis
Deer earns scholarship from United Negro College Fund and pharmaceutical
Senior named to All-USA
College Academic Team (Feb. 20) Senior environmental
science major Tristan Brown named to USA Today's list of nation's
top college students.
Professional group lauds
engineering management programs (Dec. 6) American Society
for Engineering Management places WMU graduate and undergraduate
programs among nation's best.
Third history student
wins Fulbright award (Aug. 30) Missouri native Brian
Becker will use Fulbright-Hays to work on his doctoral dissertation
in Italy during the 2005-06.
WMU professor wins coveted
Guggenheim Fellowship (April 21) Dr. William Olsen, professor
of English, is among 186 artists and scholars selected from more
than 3,000 applicants.
Grant promotes effective
use of data in K-12 education (Jan. 21) Wallace
Foundation gives $425,000 to develop K-12 education leaders who
can use data effectively for improved teaching.