Marc Perkovic (deceased), Steve Bertman, Sarah Hill and Steve
Kohler toast funding with samples of Bronco Biodiesel. Kalamazoo
Gazette photo by Sarah Rice.
Seven initiatives funded
through President's Innovation Fund (Feb. 15) President
announces "truly transformational" projects receiving
between $26,000 and $400,000.
Sarah Hill, John Miller and Steve Bertman with Kalamazoo Metro
Bronco Biodiesel will
fuel Kalamazoo buses (Oct. 19) WMU to produce 100,000 gallons
of biodiesel from restaurant waste grease to power Metro Transit
21st Century Jobs Fund
supports WMU initiatives (Sept. 7) More than $3
million will come directly to WMU, with additional funding to
projects with strong WMU connections.
Bettina Meyer is Michigan
Librarian of the Year (Aug. 1) WMU assistant dean
of libraries receives highest accolade of the Michigan Library
WMU honors Czech literary
and political icons (March 10) Vaclav Havel and
Arnost Lustig receive honorary degrees from WMU.
Hedlund with new Cirrus SR20 they flew in air race. Hi-res image
Broncos soar to highest
finish ever in Air Race Classic (June 26) WMU aviators
Courtney Hedlund and Leslie Treppa place fourth in 2,100-mile
annual all-women air race.
Minnick (above) and cover
Minnick book named ALA
Outstanding Academic Title (Jan. 22) "Dialect
and Dichotomy" by Dr. Lisa Minnick named to highly-selective
2006 list of best academic works.
Using the sun's energy
in novel ways (March 11) Chemist Dr. Sherine Obare
gets $500,000 National Science Foundation grant for pioneering
WMU researchers triple
number of inventions (Sept. 18) During 2005-06,
number of inventions, patent applications and inventions licensed
to third parties nearly triple.
President Haenicke returns
to lead WMU (Sept. 1) Dr. Diether Haenicke, WMU
president from 1985 to 1998, returns as interim president.
Fedotov used his Fulbright grant to conduct research and perform
WMU has state's largest
number of Fulbrights (Nov. 21) Six of Michigan's
26 Fulbright Scholars this year are WMU faculty, Michigan and
MSU each have three Fulbrights.
program is best in nation (Dec. 5) ASEM names WMU
graduate program best in nation, undergraduate program among
U.S. top three.
Senior earns prestigious
management scholarship (June 15) Elizabeth Aven
one of six nationwide to receive to receive Richter Scholarship
in supply chain management.
Preschool literacy promoted
with $3.4 million grant (Sept. 18) WMU researchers
awarded U.S. Department of Education grant to promote literacy
among Battle Creek preschoolers.
||Down Beat magazine
announces winners in 29th Annual Student Music Awards
Jazz students snare four
Down Beat Awards (June 28) WMU students have won
multiple awards in national contest annually for more than a
Recent grad earns Gates
Cambridge Scholarship (Feb. 9) April 2005 graduate
Tristan Brown one of just 40 U.S. students this year and first-ever
from WMU selected for honor.
WMU cited in two national
"best" listings (Aug. 22) WMU again among
U.S. News' top 100 public universities and Princeton Review's
Best Midwestern Colleges.
Children's Trauma Assessment
Center gets $420,000 grant (Jan. 26) WMU awarded
Department of Justice grant to build strategies to curb children's
exposure to violence.
Author J.D. Dolan garners
$20,000 NEA grant (Jan. 3) WMU English professor
is one of 50 recipients of the NEA's 2006 Literature Fellowships
fund WMU research (Oct. 17) WMU gets $2.3 million
in DOD funding for two research projects, including nanosenors
to detect toxins.
New partnership seeks
more minorities in science, math (Jan. 23) Michigan's
four flagship universities join in Louis Stokes Alliance for
Grant helps area teachers
improve history instruction (Jan. 3) WMU history
department gets second grant of nearly $1 million to help
teachers improve U.S. history instruction.