President John M. Dunn
begins his tenure (July 2) Eighth president of WMU
spends his first official day in the office communicating with
WMU community and area media.
|Mural of periodic
table in new chemistry building
New Chemistry Building
tech-savvy for 21st century (Feb. 1) New $28.5-million
building gets rave reviews from students, alumni and public during
January open house.
Nursing honor society
lands official charter status (March 18) Bronson
School of Nursing Lillian Wald Nursing Honor Society officially
chartered in Sigma Theta Tau.
Stuart Dybek named MacArthur
Foundation Fellow (Sept. 25) Acclaimed author and
longtime creative writing faculty member gets "genius award"
and $500,000 prize.
NIH pumps additional $4.8 million
into WMU-led study (Nov. 15) Study aims to ensure
that traffic intersections are accessible for people who are
blind or visually impaired.
WMU research improves
quality of life in Ecuador (Feb. 16) Anthropologist
Dr. Ann Miles uses Fulbright for research in Ecuador on effects
of debilitating illness. More Fulbright Scholar stories
WMU makes ninth showing
on list of top universities (Aug. 21) WMU again
among nation's top-100 public universities in U.S. News &
WMU grad receives prestigious
music fellowship (Feb. 1) Amanda Quist receives
American Choral Directors fellowship, awarded to only one doctoral
student a year.
Three students earn study
abroad scholarships (May 9) Recent graduate Kendra Combs
awarded $36,000 Fulbright Fellowship, will conduct a year of
research in Japan.
Two ISM majors win $10,000
scholarships (Oct. 1) Integrated supply management
seniors Marie Chapman and Richard Pode earn SAP Americas Scholarships.
WMU mathematician helps
crack E8 puzzle (March 23) Dr. Annegret Paul one
of 18 researchers who solve 120-year-old puzzle of mathematician
Business major wins national
sales competition (Dec. 1) Chelsea Biermacher takes
top individual honors, pairs with Kyle Kiefer for third in team
Business student wins
national scholarship (March 12) Integrated supply
management major Elizabeth Aven earns second prestigious scholarship
in as many years.
Army grant funds environmental
physiology research (March 11) Unique lab created to
study physiological effects of temperature extremes in combination
with other factors.
for Visual Arts
Richmond Center completes
new arts village (June 11) Completion of sweeping
$13 million Richmond Center for Visual Arts boosts stature and
awareness of all the arts.
Frostic School of Art
named for famed alumna, artist (April 27) Michigan
artist had international reputation and was WMU's most generous
Sree powers WMU entry in Parker Hannifin "Chainless Challenge."
Engineering students win
national design competition (Sept. 4) Team of WMU
students sweeps hydraulic bicycle design honors in competition
of top engineering schools.
|Linda and John
Dunn, Gov. Granholm, John and Margaret Merrion at Guvvy Awards
College of Fine Arts receives
Governor's Award (Nov. 16) WMU among elite to get
Governor's Award for Arts and Culture, past recipients include
Aretha Franklin, Arthur Miller.
||Sign of the
times at engineering college
WMU wind turbine is first
for Kalamazoo area (Aug. 22) New 40-foot wind turbine
on Parkview Campus is obvious sign of changes to come for the
University and region.
Doctoral student named
national peace scholar (Sept. 21) Fodei Batty of
Sierra Leone one of only 10 nationally to earn $20,000 Jennings
Randolph Peace Scholarships.
Jazz students rack up
multiple DownBeat awards (June 5) Students score
five times in 30th Annual Student Music Awards; WMU wins multiple
awards for 12th straight year.
President Sangren watches
Gov. Williams sign bill making Western Michigan a university.
WMU celebrates 50 years
as state's fourth university (Feb. 26) On Feb. 26,
1957, Gov. G. Mennen Williams signed into law a bill making WMC
Ad students snag three
of seven statewide scholarships (Oct. 23) Three
business seniors majoring in advertising and promotion earn Adcraft
Advertising team second
in national competition (June 1) WMU team of four
advertising and promotion majors takes second place among teams
from 70 universities.
Pintro is WMU's second
Gates Cambridge Scholar (Jan. 14) Alumnus Vladimir
Pintro of Haiti continues graduate studies at Cambridge's King's