January 2003 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.
Superstar comes to Miller Auditorium
for seven shows (Jan. 30) Tim Rice, Andrew Lloyd Webber
record-breaking musical "Jesus Christ Superstar" at
Western Michigan University Feb. 5-9.
Author of 'Florida Poems' offers
reading Wednesday (Jan. 30) Author of five poetry collections
Campbell McGrath visits Western Michigan University for a reading
of his works Feb. 5.
Sindecuse schedules informational
programs (Jan. 29) Sindecuse Health Center offers four
programs on topics such as nutrition and managing depression
for WMU faculty, staff and students.
Visiting playwright's work presented
in readers theater (Jan. 29) Award-winning playwright
Claudia Allen visits WMU, her work "Hannah Free" presented
in readers theater Feb. 11.
Expert discusses presentations
with pizzazz and 'body talk' (Jan. 29) WBDC workshops
Feb. 6 and 20 feature WMU communication expert Dr. Regina Spellers.
WMU holds 11th annual observance
of Women in Sport Day (Jan. 29) National Girls and Women
in Sport Day program recognizes achievements of area high school
athletes and HPER alumnae.
Women's hockey looks for win and
attendance record (Jan. 28) WMU Mustangs host Michigan
Wolverines Friday, Jan 31, and hope to top their league-record
1,810 crowd of one year ago.
WMU wins a place on national humanics
advisory board (Jan. 27) WMU student Colleen Kurmas is
one of only five students nationwide selected for advisory council.
Six-month gift total to WMU exceeds
$13.6 million (Jan. 27) Western Michigan University received
more than $6.4 million in gifts during November and December.
Two-month grant total tops $2.1
million (Jan. 27) Total of grants received since July
1 start of the 2002-03 fiscal year exceeds $20 million.
Co-Author of "Kalamazoo: Lost
and Found" speaks on campus (Jan. 27) Kalamazoo
historic preservation leader Pamela Hall O'Connor featured in
Feb. 4 urban politics lecture.
How editorials influences our
opinions (Jan. 27) WMU's Richard Junger looks at how
editorial choices influence opinions during Jan. 28 discussion
series at the Portage library.
Trustees approve name changes for
two departments (Jan. 27) Name changes, new organization
in foreign languages and literatures and in paper and printing
science and engineering.
Trustees approve several personnel
recommendations (Jan. 27) Appointment of Elise Jorgens
as interim provost, other personnel changes get board approval.
Klohs, Anthony elected to lead
WMU board for 2003 (Jan. 27) Birgit M. Klohs and Vernice
D. Anthony elected chairperson and vice chairperson, respectively.
Career Fair brings employers, job
seekers to campus (Jan. 27) 25th annual Career Fair expected
to draw more than 100 employers and 3,000 job candidates to Bernhard
Center Feb. 6.
WMU seeks 'passionate,' 'innovative,'
'articulate' champion as president (Jan. 27) Trustees
define core qualifications for new president.
Students, public invited to Study
Abroad Fair (Jan. 27) Western Michigan University's winter
Study Abroad Fair is Thursday, Jan. 30, in the Bernhard Center.
Trustees appoint auditor, approve
lease (Jan. 27) Trustees approve lease deal for former
Cole-Gilmore property in downtown Kalamazoo.
Author of 'Acts of God' and 'House
Arrest' visits WMU (Jan. 23) Novelist and short-story
author Mary Morris offers reading of her works Thursday, Jan.
WMU dean gains valuable insights
on presidential searches (Jan. 23) Presidential Search
Advisory Committee member Margaret Merrion gains insights at
ACE National Leadership Forum.
Koetsier honored as Broncos host
No. 9 North Carolina (Jan. 23) WMU pays tribute to basketball
standout Kristin Koetsier during halftime of this evening's contest
at University Arena.
Cooley-WMU open house expected
to draw 300 prospective students (Jan. 22) WMU and Cooley
Law School hold Jan. 23 open house in facility that will house
law school's initial program.
Presidential position description
tops trustees' agenda (Jan. 22) Western Michigan University
Board of Trustees meet Friday morning, Jan. 24.
Gold Company celebrates silver
anniversary (Jan. 22) More than 100 alumni expected to
join Gold Company for Feb. 1 Miller concert; 25th anniversary
Annual music festival affirms hip-hop's
political statement (Jan. 22) Exposition VIII Minifest
set for Friday and Saturday, Jan. 31-Feb. 1, in Dalton Center
Professor speaks out against federal
reading initiative (Jan. 22) Dr. Constance Weaver discusses
"Why your kids--or grandkids--may hate reading," Monday,
Professional development workshops
slated for graduate students (Jan. 22) Workshops exclusively
for WMU graduate students at Bernhard Center Jan. 27-30.
WMU receives drug patent donation
from Pharmacia (Jan. 22) Technology transfer of patents
for the drug Xemilofiban boosts regional economic development
as life sciences research center.
Creative Writing Program sponsors
MFA Festival (Jan. 21) Eight creative writing MFA degree
candidates presents readings Friday, Jan. 31, and Saturday, Feb.
Orientation student leader referrals
sought (Jan. 21) Faculty and staff urged to recommend
students with strong leadership skills for orientation leadership
positions by Friday, Jan. 31, deadline.
International student volunteers
needed (Jan. 21) Enthusiastic international students
needed for Jan. 30 Study Abroad Fair to help U.S. students learn
more about their home countries.
Nominations due for Who's Who
(Jan. 21) Nomination deadline for Who's Who Among Students in
American Universities and Colleges is Wednesday, Feb. 7.
Campus Camp Out supports Habitat
for Humanity (Jan. 17) Fraternity members brave winter
weather in two-day camp out, Jan. 21-23, to raise funds for student
centennial project Habitat house.
Exhibit features Emily Dickinson
inspired wood engravings (Jan. 16) Engravings by Chicago
artist Judith Jaidinger featured in the third floor lobby showcases
of Waldo Library through Jan. 31.
Sangren exhibit features Owen-Murakami
and Schmidt (Jan. 16) Photographs by Ginger Owen-Murakami
and paintings by Patrick Schmidt on display in Gallery II through
Geisler honored by alma mater
as distinguished alumnus (Jan. 16) WMU professor John
Geisler earns Distinguished Alumni Award from Adrian College.
Bradley Huitema and Patrick Munley
named APA Fellows (Jan. 16) Two WMU professors of psychology
elected fellows in the American Psychological Association.
Ellen Brinkley earns MCTE honor
(Jan. 16) Founder and director of WMU's Third Coast Writing Project
earns Fries Award from Michigan Council of Teachers of English.
State council honors McConnell
for lifetime of work (Jan. 16) WMU's Robert McConnell
receives Lifetime Award from Michigan Developmental Disabilities
Krawutschke chosen by MLA to chair
awards committee (Jan. 16) WMU professor of foreign languages
and literatures appointed chair of Modern Language Association
Kalamazoo firm selects BTR Park
for headquarters (Jan. 16) Engineering and consulting
firm StructureTec moves headquarters to WMU's Business Technology
and Research Park.
World-renowned engineering researcher
visits WMU (Jan. 15) New Zealand's Dr. David Ryan is
Distinguished Visiting Professor in College of Engineering and
Researcher to discuss reasons behind
changes in climate (Jan. 15) Columbia University's Dr.
Gerard Bond is next speaker in Geosciences Seminar Series Monday,
Vine Neighborhood Association director
to speak on campus (Jan. 15) Urban Politics Speaker Series
presents Vine Neighborhood's Suzie Suchyta Tuesday, Jan. 21.
How one crop can change the social
landscape of a society (Jan. 15) Michigan State's Dr.
Antoinette Winkler-Prins speaks on "One of Amazonia's Other
Booms: Jute 1930-1990" Jan. 24.
Storyteller weaves tale of Montgomery
bus boycott (Jan. 15) Actor, playwright and storyteller
Awele Makeba performs her nationally acclaimed one-woman play
Friday, Jan. 24.
Pushcart Prize-winning author
offers reading (Jan. 15) Author S. L. Wisenberg visits
Western Michigan University for a reading of her works Thursday,
'Igby Goes Down' debuts at Little
Theatre (Jan. 14) Western Film Society debuts double
Golden Globe nominee starring Kieran Culkin, Susan Sarandon,
Claire Danes Friday through Sunday, Jan.17-19.
Koetsier to be honored again for
overcoming adversity (Jan. 14) WMU pays tribute to basketball
standout Kristin Koetsier with Jan. 23 luncheon and basketball
'W' Club names man and woman of
the year (Jan. 13) Women's sports pioneer Ruth Ann Meyer
and former Kalamazoo Public School administrator Fletcher Lewis
will be honored Jan. 25.
Tigers president returns to alma
mater to talk business (Jan. 10) Haworth College of Business
Distinguished Speaker Series features alumnus Dave Dombrowski.
Disney's "Beauty and the
Beast" comes to Miller Auditorium (Jan. 10) Tony
Award-winning hit musical comes to Miller Auditorium Jan. 21-26
for eight performances.
WMU dancers perform prof's work
in nation's capital (Jan. 9) Work by dance professor
Trudy Cobb will be performed at international dance conference
by six WMU students and a guest artist.
WMU's orientation program earns
eighth national award (Jan. 9)Western Michigan University's
Office of Admissions and Orientation takes nation's top honors
for orientation theme.
Broncos begin practicing in new
Seelye Center (Jan. 9) New indoor practice facility,
parts of which are still under construction, opens for Western
Michigan University athletic teams Monday, Jan. 13.
Duet recital features popular,
celebrated faculty artists (Jan. 9) Violinist Renata
Artman Knific and pianist Lori Sims offer Dalton Center performance
Friday, Jan. 24.
Elise Jorgens named interim provost
(Jan. 9) Dean of Western Michigan University's College of Arts
and Sciences named interim provost and vice president for academic
WMU is new home for 18th-century
Michigan history collection (Jan. 9) Nation's largest
collection of French documents relating to 18th-century Michigan
comes to WMU.
Growing into a new management position
(Jan. 9) Next WBDC lunchtime workshop features Dr. Virginia Jones,
Jan. 16, at Kalamazoo County Chamber of Commerce building.
Fair presents students with campus
leadership opportunities (Jan. 9) Second annual Leadership
Fair is Tuesday, Jan. 14, in the Bernhard Center.
Skaters get first invitation to
international competition (Jan. 8) In only it's fourth
year as a varsity program, synchronized skating team gains first
invitation to compete in international competition.
Interim President Litynski's message
to the campus community (Jan. 6) Complete text of message
from interim president to the campus community.
WMU celebrates King holiday with
series of events (Jan. 6) Life and legacy of Dr. Martin
Luther King Jr. celebrated with series of campus events, Jan.
Civil rights leader headlines MLK
celebration (Jan. 3) Northside Ministerial Alliance and
Western Michigan University present Myrlie Evers-Williams at
Miller Auditorium Sunday, Jan. 12.
Workshops explore reading, understanding
financial statements (Jan. 3) Ursula Case of Yeo &
Yeo is next speaker in WBDC workshop series, Jan. 13 and Feb.
10, in Battle Creek.
CAB brings comedian Lewis Black
to Miller Auditorium (Jan. 2) Single performance by Comedy
Central regular is Saturday, Jan. 11.
How to find out if WMU is closed
(Jan. 2) There are three ways to determine if WMU is closed because
of severe winter weather; always assume the University is open
until notified otherwise.
Jazz ensembles offer preview
concert (Jan. 2) Sunny Wilkinson Group and Bartosz Hadala
Quintet give preview Jan. 7 of their performances for the International
Association of Jazz Education conference.
Residence halls open Sunday for
spring semester (Jan. 2) Residence halls open Sunday
at 10 a.m. Classes begin at 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6.
Sangren Help Desk open first week
of semester (Jan. 1) Help desk open Jan. 7-10 in Sangren
Hall to aid students with questions about classes.