March 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.
TenHarmsel named dean of Lee Honors
College (March 31) Long-time faculty member Larry J.
tenHarmsel is new honors college dean.
Academic appointments approved
by trustees (March 31) Appointments of two new associate
vice presidents, an interim dean and two academic department
heads were approved.
Fines double for parking in handicapped
spaces (March 31) Fine for illegal use of a handicapped
parking spot on campus increases to $100.
WMU lands funding for innovative
research, public service projects (March 31) Grant total
for 2002-03 surpasses $22 million.
Gift total for 2002-03 reaches
$15 million (March 31) WMU receives more than $1.3 million
in gifts in January and February.
Trustees approve retirements
(March 31) Retirements of nine faculty and six staff members
Trustees approve issuance of bonds,
other business items (March 31) Portion of bond issue
will be used to fund new College of Health and Human Services
Trustees approve leases on tower,
in downtown facility (March 31) Lease arrangements approved
for wireless phone services to use WMUK tower and University-owned
building in Kalamazoo.
U.S. government tapping WMU physics
professor's knowledge of Iraq (March 28) Iraqi exile
Dr. Emanuel Kamber has been advising U.S. on plans for post-Saddam
Hussain Iraq for the past year.
Litynski will detail impact of
budget cuts for state legislators (March 28) President
Litynski will testify Wednesday, April 2, before House Appropriations
New high-tech rooms sport wide
variety of features to aid faculty (March 28) President
Litynski unveils technology upgrades to 13 general purpose classrooms.
APA calls for nominations, scholarship
applications (March 28) Employee nominations sought for
professional and service awards and for $500 APA scholarship.
Ford Motor Co. donates Mustang
to engineering college (March 28) Donation is a start
in Ford's investment in WMU and its engineering students says
Ford's Frank Ligon.
Prestigious European research fellowship
goes to WMU's Angelov (March 28) Historian and Byzantine
Empire expert Dimiter Angelov receives Marie Curie Foundation
Economist describes valuation of
environmental cleanups (March 28) University of Maryland's
Kenneth McConnell is next speaker in the Werner Sichel Lecture
Series April 9.
Film by WMU's Paul Nwulu premieres
at 'African Cannes' (March 28) Faculty member traveled
to West Africa to premiere his film "Starting Over"
at Pan-African Film Festival.
Alumna talks about living and working
in Japan (March 28) Sharon Rasul of Temple University
Japan presents "Living and Working Abroad" April 7.
Faculty and staff get discount
for volleyball camp (March 28) Daughters of faculty and
staff may attend annual Julu volleyball camp and clinics at reduced
Suggestions sought for new class
ring design (March 27) Alumni Association launching new
program to have one ring design for all graduates; alumni and
students encouraged to submit ideas.
Yu-Lien The performs with Chamber
Orchestra (March 27) Artist-in-residence and pianist
The performs with Chamber Orchestra in free concert April 2.
Women's choruses from four universities
to perform (March 27) Choruses from Grand Valley State,
Illinois, Michigan State and WMU perform in free festival concert
Annual Native American Pow-Wow
is this weekend (March 27) Heritage of American Indians
celebrated through song and dance in WMU's University Arena Saturday
and Sunday, March 29-30.
New degree programs top trustees'
agenda (March 27) Board of Trustees will consider final
approval for two new doctoral degree programs Friday, March 28.
Engineers are fast studies, nab
third spot in regional event (March 27) WMU engineeringing
students take third place for design prowess and ability to master
Grad student receives Harik economics
award (March 27) Zijian Huang of Richmond Hill, Ont.,
awarded Department of Economics' Elias Harik Award.
Founding business dean dies in
Florida (March 26) Dr. Arnold E. Schneider, founding
dean of Haworth College of Business, died today in Florida. He
Skaters qualify for international
competition at U.S. nationals (March 25) WMU rises to
"elite six" in U.S. Figure Skating Association in only
fourth season as a varsity sport.
Food marketing conference focuses
on 'industry in transformation' (March 25) Food industry
leaders gather at Bernhard Center for annual conference March
31 and April 1.
Blakely to counsel on coping with
workplace victims, bullies (March 25) Next WBDC workshop
features Mary Blakely of Azuray Learning April 3 at Kalamazoo
County Chamber of Commerce.
Art professor joins Italian artist
to stage exhibit in Florence (March 25) WMU's Charles
Loverme collaborates on exhibit at the Galleria La Corte Arte
Contemporanea in Florence.
Series of events slated for Sexual
Assault Awareness Week (March 25) Communitywide Take
Back the Night rally highlights observance, March 31 through
Lecture deals with issues surrounding
genetically engineered foods (March 20) Dr. Hector Quemada
present an objective, research-based assessment of genetically
engineered foods March 25.
Former Ailey dancer to work with
students as visiting artist (March 20) Christopher Huggins
will work with dance students at Western Michigan University
Women's history comes alive 'On
the Trail of Mrs. Redding' (March 20) Mary Frances Fenton
describes her four-year journey to discover more about Michigan
pioneer Ina Redding March 25.
Prairie Home Companion tickets
available first to donors (March 20) WMUK FM supporters
get first opportunity for tickets to live performance of Home
Companion at Miller Auditorium.
Hong Kong Night features Chinese
food and entertainment (March 20) Hong Kong Student Association
sponsors annual intercultural banquet in the Bernhard Center
Supply chain management is focus
of business breakfast (March 20) Tom Scannell of WMU's
Grand Rapids MBA program speaks at March 28 Keystone Community
Forum examines how globalization
affects Southwest Michigan (March 20) WMU geography professor
directs discussion at next Portage Library "Learning OutLoud"
program March 25.
Former White House staffer helps
WMU honor Cesar Chavez (March 20) Maria Echaveste will
speak about Chavez, activism and her West Wing experiences Thursday,
Drinking, drugging topic of conference
for area high school students (March 20) Program March
21 helps area high school students avoid the pitfalls of drinking
and drug use.
Area seniors, students ready to
conjure up enchanted evening (March 20) Hundreds of area
residents expected for 15th annual Senior Prom.
March Musical Marrowthon takes
Center Stage (March 19) Free three-hour concert March
21 is one of several student-sponsored events supporting Tuesday's
campus bone marrow drive.
Students remember friend with
bone marrow donor drive (March 19) Student-sponsored
bone marrow donor drive Tuesday, March 25, in memory of WMU student
Taylor Pierce, who died March 2002.
Sigma Pi teeter-totters for bone
marrow program (March 19) Fraternity's 72-hour fundraiser
on the main campus promenade March 25-28 benefits National Marrow
Marriage of Figaro has interesting
new twist (March 19) WMU production of Mozart's famed
opera is performed in English and set in the White House during
the Clinton administration.
'Fedotov and Friends' in concert
at Dalton Center (March 19) Faculty Artist Concert Series
features "Igor Fedotov and Friends" Sunday afternoon,
Gold Company concludes jazz festival
(March 19) Concert March 29 is final local performance before
ensemble's Lincoln Center appearance and three-week concert tour
in South Africa.
Collegium Musicum offers free
concert Tuesday (March 19) WMU's only Baroque music ensemble
performs March 25 in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.
WFS presents area debut of Spike
Lee's '25th Hour' (March 19) Starring Edward Norton,
Rosario Dawson and Philip Seymour Hoffman, "25th Hour"
debuts at Little Theatre March 21-23.
In times of turmoil, children
need normalcy (March 18) Expert on early childhood education
says parents must limit children's exposure to graphic news coverage
of the war in Iraq.
War in Iraq threatens stability
of Pakistan, other countries (March 18) Pakistan expert
Dr. Lawrence Ziring says conflict will galvanize Islamic fundamentalists,
create new problems in Pakistan, other countries.
Success in Iraq depends on rapid
transition to new government (March 18) WMU expert and
Iraqi exile Dr. Emanuel Kamber says "bloodless victory"
and short occupation are keys to U.S. success.
War in Iraq could jeopardize
future of some European leaders (March 18) WMU's Gunther
Hega says Britain's Tony Blair, Spain's Jose Aznar may profit
politically despite war opposition in their countries.
Anti-war movement stronger than
during 1991 Gulf War (March 18) WMU expert Paul Clements
says long war could lead to Vietnam-era levels of opposition
Wesley offers reading of her
work at Lee Honors College (March 18) WMU's Patricia
Jabbeh Wesley gives free public reading April 1.
'Help Desk' returns (March
18) University officials bow to convention and return the name
of the computing center help desk to... "Help Desk."
Harvard's Patricia Powell reads
from her works Thursday (March 18) Jamaican-born novelist,
author of "Me Dying Trial," "A Small Gathering
of Bones," "The Pagoda" offers reading March 20.
Annual Art Student Exhibition
opens in Dalton Center (March 18) Exhibition of this
year's top works by art students opens in Multimedia Room. Student
exhibitions also displayed in Sangren and East halls.
WMU and Altair share $1 million
federal nanotech grant (March 18) Nevada's Altair Nanotechnologies
and WMU to develop technology to detect chemical and biological
weapons and for environmental application.
WMU team assembles sail for Kitty
Hawk competition (March 17) Team members begin seaming,
assembling and laminating the sail made in WMU's paper pilot
Still time to register for TRIO
Day luncheon (March 17) Awards and recognition luncheon
is March 18 at Fetzer Center.
Bronco men host Illinois-Chicago
in NIT (March 16) Broncos earn berth in NIT. First-ever
men's basketball postseason contest at WMU is Wednesday night
in University Arena.
Bronco women play at Stanford
in NCAA Tournament (March 16) MAC champion women's basketball
team faces Stanford in the opening round of NCAA Tournament Saturday.
Broncos win MAC women's basketball
championship (March 15) WMU wins first women's basketball
title since 1985, advances to NCAA tournament. Casey Rost is
MAC tournament MVP.
Students ready glider to recreate
Wright brothers' flight (March 14) Paper science students
assembling hang glider with paper sail to compete against other
universities April 5 at Kitty Hawk.
William A. Ritchie (March
13) Professor emeritus of political science died Feb. 28.
Many issues raised by abducted
teen's return (March 13) WMU's Richard Spates, an expert
on hostages and victims of terrorism, talks about issues facing
Elizabeth Smart and her family.
Students and faculty 'Bowling
for Bone Marrow' (March 13) Fund-raiser for the National
Marrow Donor Program is Sunday, March 16. Campus bone marrow
donor drive is March 25.
Cousineau, Lattery receive All-CCHA
honorable mention (March 13) Hockey Broncos Dave Cousineau
and Dana Lattery named to All-CCHA Honorable Mention Team.
Cousineau earns CCHA all-academic
honors (March 13) WMU hockey team has placed a student-athlete
on the conference's all-academic team 17 of the past 18 seasons.
Bellissimo named to CCHA All-Rookie
Team (March 13) Hockey Broncos have student-athlete named
one of the conference's top rookies for third consecutive season.
Broncos Koetsier and Rost make
All-MAC First Team (March 13) WMU is only women's basketball
team to have two student-athletes named to the 2003 All-MAC First
Overdue recognition coming for
past female athletes (March 13) WMU will recognize female
student-athletes who competed prior to 1980 with a varsity letters
at special ceremony Oct. 18.
Student artist's work selected
for national exhibit (March 12) Drawing by graduate art
student Laura Borneman is part of a jury-selected exhibition
at Kline Gallery in New Mexico.
Expert on Japanese films discusses
fan subtitling of anime (March 12) Dr. Abe Mark Nornes
addresses "The Abusive Subtitling of Anime Fandom"
as part of Focus on Japan series March 19.
Princeton scholar examines 'culutral
mixtures' (March 12) Renowned international historian
Dr. Natalie Zemon Davis examines cultural boundaries March 19.
Lawyer discusses ethics surrounding
apologies in legal disputes (March 12) Sharan Levine
addresses ethics of saying "I'm sorry" in the courtroom
Aviation instructor awarded 'master'
status (March 12) Ryan Seiler named a Master Certified
Flight Instructor by the National Association of Flight Instructors.
WMU launches new accelerated pilot
training program (March 10) College of Aviation merges
international training capabilities with growing domestic enrollment,
launches CAPT program in Battle Creek.
WMU researchers see promise in
Connecticut charter schools (March 10) Evaluation Center's
Gary Miron and Jerry Horn find Connecticut charters are highly
accountable and closing the academic gap with public schools.
Three New Issues poets offer
reading Tuesday (March 10) Poets Myronn Hardy, Sarah
Messer and Martha Serpas read from their works Tuesday evening,
Talk focuses on corporate failures
in communications industry (March 10) Dr. Richard Gershon
addresses "The Deregulation Paradox" as part of ethics
lecture series March 12.
Slovenian scholar discusses political
left of Eastern Europe (March 10) Dr. Igor Luksic, dean
of social sciences at the University of Ljubljana, is 2003 George
Klein Lecturer March 18.
Keeping pace with change is business
workshop topic (March 10) "Reinventing Yourself
and Your Business" with Judy Pilat is March 20 at Kalamazoo
County Chamber of Commerce.
Sneak preview of new CPA exam offered
(March 10) More than 60 WMU accounting majors and accountants
from around the state will sit March 14-15 for pre-test of Uniform
WMU schedules open house for prospective
students (March 10) WMU Preview for high school students
is Saturday, March 22.
Three Tuskegee Airmen visit WMU
Friday (March 8) Three veterans of famed World War II
fighter unit speak at Fetzer Center Friday, March 14.
Environmental advocates focus on
Lake Michigan (March 8) Regional land use planners, conservation
officials and environmentalists gather March 12-14 at Western
Students for a Sustainable Earth
offer Earth Week program (March 6) "Hemp and the
Environment" includes lecture, video and reception featuring
hemp food, clothing, and other products March 12.
WMU responds to governor's budget
proposals (March 6) Governor's proposed cuts would set
WMU back eight years in state support per student, reduce state
appropriation by more than $12.5 million.
Free tickets available for Desmond
Tutu speech (March 6) WMU students, faculty, staff offered
limited number of free tickets for Grand Rapids speech by 1984
Nobel Peace Prize winner.
Finnish violinist Elina Vahala
performs in Dalton Center (March 5) Winner of the 1999
Young Concert Artists International Auditions performs at WMU
Tuesday, March 11.
Defense contracting expert advises
on military packaging (March 5) Expert explains new regulations
for marking and packaging products sold to the military at March
13 business workshop.
WMU plays host to 'Fahrenheit 451'
events (March 5) Communitywide initiative aims to get
all of Kalamazoo reading and talking about Ray Bradbury's "book-burning"
book on censorship.
International Festival, Malaysian
Night widen Kalamazoo's world (March 5) Malaysian Night
and International Festival, March 21 and 23, offer a world of
sights, sounds, foods and fashions.
Students Socializing Sober wins
statewide award (March 5) WMU student organization overseen
by alcohol and drug prevention office earns special award for
Charges filed in 22-year-old campus
homicide case (March 4) Man arraigned and charged with
murder in the 1980 killing of WMU student Patricia Lang in a
campus parking lot.
Students sponsor Earth Friendly
Food Day (March 4) Students for a Sustainable Earth present
discussion, video and Earth-friendly organic vegetarian meal
Monday, March 10.
Pianist Korevaar performs in
free recital at Dalton Center (March 3) David Korevaar
returns to Kalamazoo for a guest artist recital at Western Michigan
University Monday, March 17.
Paintings by alumna Mary McDonnell
exhibited (March 3) Exhibition in Sangren Hall Gallery
II is free and open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 10-27.
Francophone Film Festival includes
U.S. debuts of 10 films (March 1) World's only film festival
of its kind features U.S. premieres of 10 foreign films March
13-16 at Western Michigan University.
Researcher lectures on alternative
fuels and cars of the future (March 1) Carnegie-Mellon's
Dr. Lester Lave presents "Automobiles in 2020: Alternative
Fuels and Propulsion Systems" March 12.
French and German diplomats discuss
relations with U.S. (March 1) Crisis in Iraq is backdrop
to presentations by leaders of French and German consulates in
Chicago March 14.