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January 31, 2001, Kalamazoo MI USA

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January 2001 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.

'State of the University' addressed at convocation (Jan. 26) President delivers "State of the University" address, awards for excellence presented Feb. 1.

Distinguished Service Award recipients named (Jan. 26) Sanders and Warfield receive DSAs at Feb. 1 academic convocation.

Cosmetic surgery, environmental justice addressed (Jan. 26) Ethics lectures address cosmetic enhancement and environmental justice, Feb. 9-10.

Garber is new president of national ballet organization (Jan. 25) Associate professor of dance selected as president of CORPS de Ballet International.

Journalism program moves to new home (Jan. 24) Journalism moves from English to Department of Communication effective July 1.

Board approves changes in academic departments (Jan. 24) Math and statistics now two departments; computer science moves to engineering college.

Nearly $3 million in grants received (Jan. 24) November and December grants total almost $3 million; fiscal-year total exceeds $8 million.

Gifts to WMU remain on record-setting pace (Jan. 24) Gift totals are 10 percent higher than same period of previous record year.

Free 'listen and learn' minifestival about jazz (Jan. 23) Free evening sessions blend lectures with live performances, Feb. 2-3.

Gossman tapped for post as University ombudsman (Jan. 23) Professor of finance and commercial law begins new role immediately on part-time basis.

Alumna named U.S. most promising black engineer (Jan. 23) Boeing's Tonya Cunningham recognized at Black Engineer of the Year Awards.

Advertising students take top national honors (Jan. 23) Business students win top honors in a nationwide "Cleaner and Greener" advertising contest.

More than 150 employers at Feb. 1 Career Fair (Jan. 23) Career Fair is free, and advanced registration is not necessary.

Johnston, Eimers present readings Feb. 6 (Jan. 23) Author, playwright Arnie Johnston and poet Nancy Eimers present readings from their works.

WMU grad has role in box office hit (Jan. 22) Theatre alumna Elisabeth Oas plays "Diggy" in No. 1 hit movie "Save the Last Dance."

Pharmacia exec is new associate VP for research (Jan. 22) John Richard Luderer joins the WMU research staff.

Former Rep. Gilmer to receive honorary doctorate (Jan. 19) WMU to confer honorary degree on former state Rep. Donald Gilmer during April commencement.

St. John and Chormann elected to lead trustees (Jan. 19) Richard St. John is new board chair, Richard Chormann is vice chair for 2001.

Two students honored at regional theatre competition (Jan. 19) Calarco and Nichols take first place, honorable mention at ACTF regionals.

Russell moves to new post in student affairs (Jan. 19) Former alumni relations staff member to direct business operations in student affairs.

Trustees appoint auditor, refund bonds, grant easements (Jan. 19) Plante & Moran approved as external auditor for 2000-01.

New pact with power plant employees approved (Jan. 19) Trustees ratify four-year labor contract with Michigan State Employees Association.

Retirements of four staff members announced (Jan. 19) Trustees approve retirements of Converse, Hensley, McLain and VandenBerg.

Delta partnership impacts future U.S. flight crews (Jan. 18) Delta and WMU to boost numbers of women and minorities piloting nation's commercial aircraft.

Volleyball Broncos continue champtionship tradition (Jan. 18) Broncos enjoy record-setting season on their way to MAC championship No. 8.

Atomic physicist is Distinguished Faculty Scholar (Jan. 18) Nora Berrah honored during Academic Convocation, Feb. 1.

World premiere of 'Rosa Parks' at WMU (Jan. 18) First authorized play about Park's life, written and directed by WMU's Washington, debuts here Feb. 1-10.

Speakers announced for Keystone business series (Jan. 18) First monthly business breakfast of winter semester is Jan. 26.

'Fish for All' exhibit returns to Southwest Michigan (Jan. 18) On display at the Michigan Maritime Museum in South Haven until March 3.

Orientation leaders sought for summer positions (Jan. 18) Total of 35 students needed for WMU orientation leadership posts.

Trustees to elect officers for 2001 (Jan. 18) Board meets Friday, Jan. 19. Agenda includes election of officers.

Concert of Dance offers something for everyone (Jan. 16) Concert features choreography by guest artists, faculty and students, Jan. 26-27 in Shaw Theatre.

Western Film Society presents 'Girlfight' (Jan. 16) Sundance and Cannes Film Festival award winner shown Jan. 19-21 at WMU Little Theatre.

WMU Web selected as 'Site of the Week' (Jan. 12) Association for information technology in higher education features WMU Web site.

WMU athletes take role in violence prevention (Jan. 12) WMU partners with local organization to help reduce domestic violence through discussion and training.

Brazilian scholar explores meteorological topics (Jan. 12) Global warming, Amazon deforestation, ozone depletion among free public lectures Jan. 15-30.

December doctoral recipients announced (Jan. 12) Complete list of 21 doctoral recipients.

Students study presidential transition firsthand (Jan. 12) Heather Gott and Mercedes Varasteh in Washington to study transition and inauguration.

Klein Symposium features East Europe experts (Jan. 12) Political and social changes in Eastern Europe explored Jan. 27 in full-day symposium.

Program to boost number of female, minority pilots (Jan. 9) Delta Airlines donates $1.65 million toward new partnership with College of Aviation.

Dolan's spring memoir makes several top book lists (Jan. 9) J.D. Dolan book "Phoenix" named to several top 10 lists.

Campus United Way effort surpasses goal (Jan. 9) University drive generates more than $208,000 for Greater Kalamazoo United Way.

WMU and Delta Airlines to announce partnership (Jan. 8) College of Aviation and Delta Air Lines to announced partnership on Tuesday, Jan. 9.

Dickinson, Enyedi honored for teaching excellence (Jan. 4) Psychology and biological sciences professors recognized at Feb 1 Academic Convocation.

WMU to commemorate King birthday Jan. 15-19 (Jan. 4) Complete list of major public activties.

Consumers Energy funds boost power studies (Jan. 4) Foundation's $30,000 grant boosts facilities for power engineering.

Economics of fertility explored by visiting expert (Jan. 4) Lafayette College's Susan Averitt discusses effects of fertility on the female labor supply, Jan. 17.

Western Film Society presents 'Dancer in the Dark' (Jan. 3) Cannes Film Festival winner stars pop icon Bjork and Catherine Deneuve, Jan. 19-21.

"Wind Will Carry Us" at Little Theatre Jan 12-14 (Jan. 3) Kalamazoo Film Society presents film by Iranian master Abbas Kiarostami.

Volleyball champions honored at banquet (Jan. 2) Reservations required by Friday, Jan. 5, for banquet honoring MAC champions.

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