WMU News

April 30, 1999, Kalamazoo MI USA

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April 1999 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.

Bronco hockey announces recruits (April 30) Four student-athletes sign National Letters of Intent for 1999-2000 season.

James O. Ansel (April 30) Professor emeritus of teacher education died April 24.

Charles A. Shull (April 30) Assistant professor emeritus of business information systems died April 16.

Geosciences receives $205,000 in computer software (April 29) Seismic Micro-Technology of Houston awards five software licenses worth $41,000 each.

Five students receive Michigan service awards (April 29) Michigan Campus Compact recognizes outstanding dedication to community service.

Workshop shows how to use Quicken for business finances (April 29) Free training seminar offered May 6 by Women's Business Development Center.

Pfizer selects WMU as first scholarship partner (April 29) Pharmaceutical maker creates four $2,000 scholarships.

Michigan's top high school fine arts students gather at WMU (April 27) More than 1,000 young artists gather May 6-8.

Haworth College of Business accreditation renewed (April 27) Only about one-fourth of the 1,200 U.S. business programs achieved AACSB accreditation.

Kalamazoo becomes mecca for medievalists (April 27) Largest gathering of medievalists in the world at WMU May 6-9.

Golf team signs five recruits (April 27) Women's golf team signs five to National Letters of Intent.

Facility signals new era in science instruction, research (April 23) Dedication of Haenicke Hall completes $44 million in improvements for science.

Trustees authorize Grand Rapids lease negotiation (April 23) Could begin offering programs by the fall of 2000.

WSA constitution changes approved (April 23) Seven amendments approved by the WMU trustees.

Graduate certificate program focuses on human performance (April 23) Program offered through Department of Psychology.

Litynski is new engineering dean (April 23) Head of electrical engineering and computer science at the U.S. Military Academy is newest WMU dean.

WMU School of Nursing has new name (April 23) Now the WMU Bronson School of Nursing.

Trustees approve academic personnel changes (April 23)

Trustees adopt policy changes for student academic conduct (April 23)

Gifts to WMU Foundation total $2.3 million (April 23) Year-to-date gifts total more than $9 million

Increased operating costs prompt room-and-board, rental rate changes (April 23) Increases average 5.5 percent for room-and-board, 3.5 percent for apartment rental.

Trustees approve purchase of lots on Howard Street (April 23) Galley Submarine Shop could be sold separately.

Trustees approve faculty, staff retirements (April 23)

Nearly $3.8 million in grants received (April 23) Year-to-date grants total more than $72 million.

Trustees approve names for two departments (April 23) New departments established in education college.

Trustees approve revamped student code (April 23) Completely rewritten code defines acceptable behavior, students rights.

Environmental institute established at WMU (April 23) Institute to foster multidisciplinary environmental research and teaching.

Trustees meet Friday, April 23 (April 20) Agenda items include revisions of the Student Code, 1999-2000 room and board rates.

LSAT preparation course starts May 18 (April 20) Eight Tuesday and Thursday classes, May 18 to June 10.

Sky Broncos head for Kansas to defend national championship (April 20) Flight team defends national title, April 27 to May 1.

NATO expert says alliance at defining moment as 50th anniversary celebrated (April 15) War in Kosovo could threaten NATO's survival and bring about dire consequences.

Public sessions on master plan announced (April 15) Session on campus land-use plans for the University community, April 20; for general public, April 22.

Seminar focuses on improving writing skills (April 15) Two-day sessions offered in Battle Creek, Grand Rapids and Portage.

WMU named one of America's best college buys (April 15) WMU cited for third straight year in "America's 100 Best College Buys."

WMU dedicates new science research facility (April 15) Haenicke Hall dedication is April 23.

Finals Finish helps students stay strong down the homestretch (April 13) Finals Finish is April 19 and 20.

Teaching writing is focus of summer institute (April 13) Sixth annual institute for teachers begins June 28.

Nearly 2,400 degrees to be conferred April 24 (April 13) Ceremonies at 9 and 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m. in Miller Auditorium.

WMU sponsored mentoring conference in Atlanta drews nationally-known speakers (April 8) Diversity in Mentoring Conference is April 15-17.

President Floyd comments on arrest of WMU student (April 8) Allegations follow March 27 disturbance at Michigan State.

State grant encourages alcohol-free, drug-free campus living (April 8) WMU receives a $36,000.

Workshop focuses on disciplining without rewards or punishment (April 8) April 28 at WMU Fetzer Center.

Economic development course offered at WMU (April 8) Registration open for June 13-18 course.

WMU seniors win statewide design awards (April 8) American Society of Interior Designers Senior Interior Design Competition.

Women's business development pioneer to speak (April 8) Women's Business Development Center speaker April 21.

Elson S. Floyd inaugurated as WMU's 6th president (April 7) 2,000 attend formal installation ceremonies.

Four players sign volleyball letters of intent (April 2) Broncos sign defensive specialist, setter and two middle blockers.

Serbian journalist speaks at WMU April 7 (April 2) Opposition Serbian journalist Vesna Radivojevic presents insider's view.

Richard III concludes University Theatre season (April 2) performances are April 8-11 and 15-17.

Sen. Levin main speaker at technology conference (April 1) Levin keynotes Educational Technology Coordinators Conference, April 16.

Take Back the Night activities are April 9-10 (April 1) events promote awareness about sexual assault and domestic violence.

Pilot program to boost early education skills expands (April 1) Occupational Therapy receives $34,000 first-year planning grant.

Two named to leadership posts in admissions and orientation (April 1) Donna StJohn and Christopher Tremblay promoted.

Development Office announces appointments (April 1) Jerry George, Shannon Landis, Alice Stout fill fund-raising posts.

Teachers can get tips through new Web site (April 1) Teaching ideas and innovations available at <www.wmich.edu/teachlearn>

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