WMU News

October 31, 2001, Kalamazoo MI USA

Office of University Relations

October 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.

Campus Classic photos are on the Web (Oct. 30) More than 30 photos and complete results from this year's Campus Classic 5K and 1K race/walk.

Grant total tops $50 million for 2000-01 (Oct. 30) More than $16.7 million received in the first three months of the current fiscal year.

WMU receives nearly $2.5 million in first-quarter gifts (Oct. 29) Trustees endorse University's $125-million Centennial Campaign.

Trustees approve faculty and staff retirements (Oct. 29) Board also accepts 12 faculty and staff resignations.

Trustees sign off on leases, other business items (Oct. 29) Trustees okay a variety of business items including lease renewals, retirement plan changes.

Swartz and O'Flaherty assume expanded roles (Oct. 29) Swartz named interim vp for student affairs, O'Flaherty adds Registrar's Office to her responsibilities.

Two new department heads approved by trustees (Oct. 29) AbuBakr chairs Paper and Printing Science, Wang leads Asian and Middle Eastern Languages.

Orchesis presents annual student dance concert (Oct. 29) Students perform dances by student choreographers Oct. 31 through Nov. 3 in Dalton Center.

Trustees praise President Floyd's leadership (Oct. 29) Dr. Floyd receives high marks and a contract extention from trustees during annual performance review.

Trustees set meeting dates for 2002 (Oct. 26) Six meetings planned for 2002.

Kalamazoo's most popular musical returns (Oct. 26) "Les Miserables" returns to Miller Auditorium for eight performances, Oct. 31 through Nov. 4.

President joins volunteers for Prospect Hill cleanup (Oct. 26) President Floyd and 200 volunteers to remove shrubbery and overgrowth from Prospect Hill.

WMU and Cooley Law School offer new joint degree (Oct. 26) Two schools will offer joint Master's of Public Administration and Juris Doctorate.

Trustees to consider presidential compensation (Oct. 25) President Floyd receives annual evaluation at Oct. 26 meeting of Board of Trustees.

Orientation cabaret show travels to Toronto (Oct. 25) WMU highly rated orientation show to perform for National Orientation Directors Association.

How to handle suspicious mail and packages (Oct. 25) University issues procedures to all offices for handling suspicious letters, packages and bio-threats.

Show focuses on art as an agent of social justice (Oct. 24) Vocalist, violinist, composer and curator explores how arts promote dialogue on social justice, Oct. 30.

Dietary supplements is topic of annual holistic program (Oct. 24) 13th Annual Holistic Health Dinner program is Oct. 29 at the People's Church, Kalamazoo.

Tax expert offers advice to businesswomen (Oct. 24) CPA Gail Shuster of Plante & Moran speaks at next WBDC workshop in Kalamazoo Nov. 1.

Czech university dean discusses academic freedom (Oct. 24) Petr Kolar of Charles University, addresses "Academic Freedom in Times of Turmoil," Nov. 5.

Special ethical discussions follow performances of 'Wit' (Oct. 24) WMU and other local experts lead discussions after Civic Theatre shows Nov. 1-3.

Wicca priestess explores feminine side of religion (Oct. 24) Noted scholar and witch will conjure up some interesting discussion, Nov. 2.

Is Tony Soprano a wimp? (Oct. 24) Guest speaker examines changing male roles in two presentations, Nov. 1-2.

Broncos will remain in NCAA Division I-A (Oct. 23) Athletic Director Kathy Beauregard assures fans WMU in no danger of losing current status.

Guest lecturer addresses "The Taliban vs. Islam" (Oct. 22) Middle East expert Hakan Yavuz gives free public lecture on Wednesday evening, Oct. 24.

Dance entrance auditions are Nov. 9 (Oct. 22) Applications for full-day auditions by prospective students available by contacting Department of Dance.

Harley executive discusses supply management for hogs (Oct. 22) Greg Smith of Harley-Davidson speaks at Haworth College on Oct. 25.

Program serves up much more than food for thought (Oct. 22) Career & Student Employment Services conducts annual Etiquette Dinner seminar, Oct 25.

Kenny Rogers at Miller for two shows Oct. 28 (Oct. 19) Winner of Grammy, People's Choice, American Music Awards at WMU for 3 and 7 p.m. performances.

Safety tips for dealing with suspicious mail and anthrax (Oct. 18) Faculty expert Karim Essani offers advice in midst of anthrax hoaxes and concerns.

Dance grad becomes the 'Girl in the Leo's Ad' (Oct. 18) Katie Greene, a 2001 graduate, becomes a familiar face after posing for national dancewear ad.

Expert to advise on business opportunities in Japan (Oct. 18) Foreign service officer Keith Kirkham inaugurates Japanese Business Speaker Series, Oct. 24

Visiting expert discusses mathematics of photography (Oct. 18) Rochester Institute of Technology's David Ross makes two presentations, Oct. 25 and 26.

WFS presents suspense-filled treat for Halloween (Oct. 18) Western Film Society presents award-winning "With a Friend Like Harry," Oct. 26-28.

University Theatre stages inspirational story of courage (Oct. 17) "Wiley and The Hairy Man" for seven performances, Oct. 25-28 and Nov. 1-3.

New multi-firm building and anchor tenant for BTR (Oct. 17) New developments announced for WMU Business Technology and Research Park.

Senior uses thesis project to raise funds for Habitat (Oct. 16) Bethany Wolbert photo exhibit, Oct. 22-26, dedicated to raising funds for better housing.

Wildflower Festival features Judy Collins and friends (Oct. 16) Janis Ian, Richie Havens, Roger McGuinn join Collins for spectacular folk performance, Oct. 26.

Tap Dogs put on high-energy shows at Miller (Oct. 16) Six guys turn tap upside down when Tap Dogs comes to Miller Auditorium, Oct. 24-25.

Boosting number of minorities in health care professions (Oct. 12) WMU-led local initiative used as a national model for similar programs.

Doctoral students named University Dames Scholars (Oct. 12) Dalene Allebaugh and Susan Snycerski pursuing doctorates in College of Arts and Sciences.

State superintendent to speak at education alumni forum (Oct. 12) Thomas D. Watkins Jr. at WMU for education program, Oct. 23.

Professor co-writes marketing textbook for teens (Oct. 12) Carl Woloszyk, professor of family and consumer sciences, co-authors "Marketing Essentials."

New works added to outdoor sculpture tour (Oct. 12) Six new works added to the critically acclaimed WMU Sculpture Tour.

Volunteers to clean up Prospect Hill (Oct. 12) "Hilltoppers" volunteer group will clear brush, trim trees and restore view of East Hall from city below.

Bronco basketball is back! (Oct. 11) Annual "Midnight Mania" begins at 10:45 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, with hundreds of prizes for fans attending.

Julien book wins Kovacs Prize (Oct. 11) WMU associate professor of history receives $1,000 national book award from Modern Language Association.

Eve Reid exhibits handmade paper works in Dalton (Oct. 11) Multimedia Room exhibit, Oct. 18-25, features work by WMU art professor and alumna.

Visiting artist from Korea exhibits paintings (Oct. 11) Yong Kac Cho from Sookmyung Women's University exhibits in Rotunda Gallery, Oct. 15-19.

Some e-mail service will be interrupted Oct. 12-13 (Oct. 11) Interruption of some e-mail service between 6 and 8 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

WMUK begins fall fund drive (Oct. 9) University's public radio station seeks $220,000 in support by Oct. 19.

Fall enrollment reaches nearly 29,000, sets record (Oct. 9) Official count of 28,931 students includes the University's largest-ever freshman class.

WMU's Koetsier named to preseason All-MAC team (Oct. 8) Women's basketball star selected despite missing nearly all of last season with injury.

Bronco Hall of Fame adds six (Oct. 8) Athletic Hall of Fame's newest inductees will be honored at a banquet Nov. 17 at the Fetzer Center .

Tony and Emmy award-winner Mandy Patinkin at WMU (Oct. 5) Movie, TV, Broadway singer and actor at Miller Auditorium Oct. 11 for one show.

Hospitals need to communicate better (Oct. 5) Article by Haworth College of Business professor Jack M. Ruhl from MiBiz Southwest.

Ethical implications of e-mail monitoring are complex (Oct. 5) Article by Haworth College of Business professor Norman W. Hawker from MiBiz Southwest.

Jazz pianist Danilo Perez performs at WMU (Oct. 5) Past Gilmore Keyboard Festival pianist and his ensemble at Dalton Center on Oct. 15.

Cantus visit includes master classes, concert (Oct. 5) Cantus (Men Singing) from St. Olaf College visits WMU on Thursday, Oct. 11.

Some e-mail service will be interrupted Oct. 6 (Oct. 4) OpenVMS machines and some other services will be down on Saturday from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m.

'A Chorus Line' at Shaw Theatre through Oct. 13 (Oct. 3) Tony Award winning musical staged with six evening, one matinee performance.

Psychologist to receive Fisher Dissertation Prize (Oct. 3) Recent WMU doctoral recipient Richard A. Tackett earns award for dissertation on gerontology.

Educators take top honors at alumni event (Oct. 3) Fourth annual Golden Apple awards go to three WMU alumni at College of Education event Oct. 12.

WMU senior chosen as MAC scholar-athlete (Oct. 3) Women's soccer standout Megan Ramey selected as conference scholar-athlete for the week.

Student Chopper Platt tours nation as Hip Hop dancer (Oct. 3) Third-year dance major is performing with L.J. and groups such as NSYNC.

E-commerce execs from around nation coming to WMU (Oct. 3) Registration deadline for Haworth College e-commerce conference is Oct. 15.

WMU celebrates National Coming Out Day (Oct. 3) WMU observance features free public talk Oct. 11 by ACLU attorney for lesbian and gay rights.

Open house set for prospective graduate students (Oct. 3) Graduate Program Open House is 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 17 in Bernhard Center North Ballroom.

Third annual Campus Classic race/walk set for Oct. 13 (Oct. 3) 5K and 1K race/walk event is new Homecoming tradition, more than 1,500 expected to run.

Rockin' University Arena is homecoming grand finale (Oct. 3) Verve Pipe, David Spade and 3 Doors Down in "Rockfest" concert Saturday, Oct. 13.

Sister Hazel and Blessid Union of Souls at WMU (Oct. 3) Campus Activities Board and Miller Auditorium present special Homecoming concert Friday, Oct. 12.

Multimedia artist Revelle exhibits through Oct. 31 (Oct. 2) Exhibit by Florida photographer, film/video artist Barbara Jo Revelle in Sangren Gallery II.

Fashion guru and author returns to alma mater (Oct. 2) "Learning Curves" author Michele Weston to be honored during campus visit Oct. 5-10.

Slide lecture offered on pilgrimage to Compostela (Oct. 2) Visiting scholar Linda Davidson speaks about 600-mile pilgrimage on Tuesday, Oct. 9.

Presentation examines health insurance accessibility (Oct. 2) Harvard's Katherine Swartz on how to make insurance more efficient and accessible Oct. 10.

Alumnus discusses proposed radioactive waste site (Oct. 2) Charles Harrington describes surface process studies at Yucca Mountain, Nev., Oct. 12.

Expert discusses importance of research ethics (Oct. 2) Indiana University's Brian Schrag details six-year project to promote research ethics Oct. 11.

WMU students fall into the spirit of volunteerism (Oct. 2) More than 500 students volunteer to spend "Spirit Day" helping Kalamazoo community.

WMU cosponsors international publications competition (Oct. 2) Student orientation publications entries available for public viewing Oct. 7-8.

Homecoming week has lots to offer for everyone (Oct. 2) Week includes concerts, theatre, tailgates, football, hockey, Campus Classic, PepFest and much more.

WMU increases security for football games (Oct. 2) Coolers, backpacks, larger bags will not be permitted in the stadium. Expect delays at entrances.

Sports marketing maestro Mike Veeck comes to WMU (Oct. 1) Sports executive part of Haworth College of Business Leadership Lecture series, Oct. 3.

Gail Towns joins university relations staff (Oct. 1) Veteran journalist with background in higher education joins WMU news and communication team.

Zupko's 'Life Dances' gets New York premiere (Oct. 1) Orchestra work in three movements performed Oct. 12-13 by the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra.

Music students receive $2,000 Liberace scholarships (Oct. 1) Four string scholarship recipients form School of Music's prestigious Liberace Quartet.

Western String Festival celebrates 25th anniversary (Oct. 1) Festival concludes with free concert, 14 area high schools participating Oct. 9.

Jazz Orchestra performs Thursday evening (Oct. 1) Concert begins at 8 p.m., Oct. 4, in Dalton Center Recital Hall.

University Orchestra offers free concert Sunday (Oct. 1) 88-member orchestra performs Glinka and Prokofiev Sunday afternoon in Miller Auditorium.

Nelson videodance premieres Tuesday (Oct. 1) Free public premiere of videodance by WMU's Nina Nelson at Dalton Center Tuesday evening.

WMU honors 2001 Distinguished Alumni (Oct. 1) Bultman, Dunham and Norman to receive highest alumni honor at homecoming.

WMU deploys new lifesaving equipment (Oct. 1) More than one dozen new defibrillators across campus expected to help heart attack victims survive.

Twenty-six freshmen earn Medallion Scholarships (Oct. 1) Prestigious scholarships valued at $32,000 over four years.

Biotech company joins Innovation Center (Oct. 1) NephRx Corp. joins Esperion Therapeutics in life sciences business incubator at WMU.

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