WMU News

May 31, 1998, Kalamazoo MI USA

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May 1998 WMU News Archive
Stories are listed in descending order by release date, beginning with the most recent. Click on the headline for the full story.

Verbal prompts drive home the message of safety belt use (May 28) Early test results show that"Goodbye and don't forget to buckle up," is effective in increasing safety belt use.

Modern technology sets stage for exploration of 19th century Adventist homesite (May 26) Two-week geophysical survey of 1850s homesite in Battle Creek sets stage for exploration of the site in June.

Grant to boost Asian-Pacific business opportunities (May 26) U.S. Department of Education award boosts opportunities for students and helps West Michigan firms expand international marketing capabilities.

First students inducted into new Phi Beta Kappa chapter (May 26) Eighty-nine students initiated this spring.

Jazz students, ensembles garner more 'DB' awards (May 21) Seven "Down Beat" magazine awards go to WMU performers.

Public hearings set in NCAA certification (May 19) Public hearing is 1 to 3 p.m., June 3, in the Faculty Lounge of the Bernhard Center.

Former Washington, D.C., school chief to speak on school leadership (May 19) Former superintendent of the Washington, D.C., public schools speaks May 28.

Gary Fund tops $500,000 mark, up 13.5 percent (May 19) Athletic fund totals $520,000 in gifts and pledges.

Transfer of KPH property to WMU approved (May 19) Transfer of 120 acres approved by the State Administrative Board.

WMU alumni return June 5-6 for Reunion Weekend (May 19) Classes of 1948, 1953 and 1958 celebrate reunions.

Accountacy students recognized (May 19) Nine students presented with scholarships for 1998-99.

Students earn business scholarships (May 19) Haworth College of Business announces scholarships ranging from $25 to $5,000.

Danger is real in budding nuclear powers of India, Pakistan (May 14) India's and Pakistan's history of mutual animosity and the United States' lack of influence in the region makes for a dangerous combination.

Students honored by Department of Foreign Languages and Linguistics (May 14) Forty-three WMU students were honored for achievement this spring.

Biological science students honored (May 14) Ten outstanding WMU students were recently honored.

April doctoral recipients announced (May 14) Sixteen students received doctoral degrees from Western Michigan University at the end of the winter semester.

Tuition grant program for National Guard members (May 12) Gov. Engler and President Haenicke announce precedent-setting tuition grant program.

Gershon book wins award (May 12) Associate professor of communication wins national 1998 Cable Book Award.

Two scholars share WMU medieval studies book prize (May 12) Recipients announced for major international prize.

Sky Broncos capture national flying championship (May 10) Take first place at National Intercollegiate Flying Association championship in Kansas.

New president already mapping out list of priorities (May 7) Floyd tells the media he's already developed a short "to-do" list.

Haenicke happy with selection of Floyd (May 7) President Haenicke said he feels "very, very comfortable" with the selection of his successor.

New issues poet wins prestigious national prize (May 7) Rebecca Reynolds wins the 1998 Norma Farber First Book Award.

WMU nursing school earns national accreditation (May 7) Earns accreditation in just its fourth year of operation.

Bronson Healthcare gives $1 million to WMU nursing (May 5) WMU nursing school to replace local hospital nursing program later this year.

WMU student wins state award (May 5) Apryl Clay wins the first Outstanding Tutor Award from the Michigan Tutorial Association.

Greek organization named second best in its division (May 5) WMU Interfraternity Council named second best in its class for 1997.

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