August 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.
Rosine to head legislative affairs
(Aug. 29) Former director of MDOT Gregory Rosine picked as new
vice president for legislative affairs.
Hung Peng Lee (Aug. 28)
Assistant professor emeritus of social studies died July 4.
Got questions? Get help.
(Aug. 27) Sangren Hall Help Desk is there to answer student and
faculty questions beginning Friday, Aug. 29, the first full day
Centennial gala begins with presidential
inauguration (Aug. 26) Tickets required for free centennial
gala and president's inauguration Sept. 3 in Miller Auditorium.
Industry pros join aviation college
leadership team (Aug. 26) Longtime United Airlines flight
executives take charge of operations, safety and simulation in
College of Aviation.
Awards go to outstanding economics
grad students (Aug. 26) Elias Harik Award goes to Sebastian
Armasu, and Jannaya Amornwittayarak earns Floyd Moore Award.
Broncos versus Spartans televised
(Aug. 26) Saturday's football game at Michigan State televised
nationally on ESPN+ and in West Michigan on WXMI FOX 17.
ATO has new fund raiser for Habitat
(Aug. 25) Alpha Tau Omega fraternity raising money for WMU Habitat
house with 24-hour "Couch Potato Camp Out" on Prominade,
Tickets on sale for both Marineau-Mazzie
concerts (Aug. 25) Tickets for concerts Sept. 4-5 featuring
Broadway stars on sale to general public, discounts for faculty,
staff and students.
Scholars and artists join in centennial
celebration (Aug. 25) Leaders in education, industry,
arts and science come to campus for centennial series of lectures
President Bailey emphasizes "good
neighbor" policy (Aug. 24) President addresses neighborhood
concerns in open letter published in Kalamazoo Gazette, outlines
WMU corrective actions.
WMU among nation's top 100 for
fifth straight year (Aug. 22) U.S. News & World Report
again ranks WMU among nation's top-100 public universities.
Marketing department announces
scholarship recipients (Aug. 22) Complete list of 50
scholarship recipients in the Department of Marketing.
Prison-based Braille group funds
$160,000 in scholarships (Aug. 22) Braille translating
organization composed of inmates at Jackson prison translates
4.5 million pages into Braille annually.
Weinger gets Fulbright for research
in Cameroon (Aug. 22) Social work's Dr. Susan Weinger
heads back to West Africa to teach and conduct research on women
Bronco Bash rocks Fountain Plaza
(Aug. 20) More than 25,000 students and others expected for 23rd
annual celebration of start of university year Wednesday, Aug.
Job fair connects students with
part-time jobs (Aug. 20) Career & Student Employment
Services sponsors Aug. 25 job fair for part-time employment for
Career fair focuses on nursing
(Aug. 20) About 30 health care employers expected for Aug. 28
Nursing Opportunity Day career fair for WMU nursing students.
Student group promotes responsible
fun (Aug. 20) Students Socializing Safely matches first-year
students with mentors and provides free social activities.
First students arrive on campus
for Bronco Days (Aug. 20) Some 1,500 first-time students
expected on campus today through Saturday for fifth annual Bronco
International student orientation
covers a lot of ground (Aug. 20) Special orientation
Aug. 21-27 includes how to get a state ID, shopping in Kalamazoo
and a day at Lake Michigan.
Young workers aim for more than
high salaries (Aug. 20) CSES survey of recent WMU graduates
includes annual average salaries, shows that most value quality
work life over huge paychecks.
British scholarship students complete
flight training (Aug. 20) Three British citizens overcame
physical disabilities to learn to fly this summer at WMU College
Alcohol policy reiterated in letter
to students (Aug. 18) Complete text of letter from President
Bailey to all students regarding WMU policy on alcoholic beverages
and destructive behavior.
Teachers hit the books to improve
early education (Aug. 15) WMU becomes partner in effort
to increase the educational levels of child-care providers.
Getting a handle on Head Start
(Aug. 15) WMU expert Regena Fails-Nelson expresses concern for
quality if funding for Head Start is turned over to the states.
Leave no teacher behind
(Aug. 15) Michigan teachers in good position to meet controversial
standards because of the strength of state's teacher education
Putting measurement tools to
the test (Aug. 15) America putting too much stock in
test results as sole measure of teaching and education quality,
says Dr. Arlen Gullickson.
Loan relief on the horizon for
education majors (Aug. 15) Congress looking at ways to
forgive up to $17,500 in student loans for some instructors who
commit to teaching in needy schools.
Tickets for Marineau and Mazzie
concert go on sale (Aug. 15) Tickets for Sept. 5 concert
featuring Broadway stars and alumnae Marin Mazzie and Barbara
Marineau go on sale to the general public.
William O. Haynes (Aug.
14) Associate professor emeritus in consumer resources and technology
died Aug. 12.
WMU Web will be "off line"
Sunday (Aug. 13) Web pages at www.wmich.edu will be unavailable
Aug. 17 from midnight to 8 a.m., including the WMU home page
and WMU News.
WMU alumna gets prestigious Michigan
library award (Aug. 11) Library science and geography
graduate Ann Marie Sanders earns Jennie Award for outstanding
service to Michigan documents community.
Volleyball Broncos take on alumnae
Friday (Aug. 11) Competition features former players
from the past three decades, "Meet the Team" reception
WMU student competes at World University
Games (Aug. 8) Amir Khillah, coach of WMU's Taekwondo
Club, travels to South Korea for World University Games Aug.
Stryker Instruments named Employer
of the Year (Aug. 8) Career & Student Employment
Services selects Stryker Instruments of Kalamazoo as the 2002-03
Employer of the Year.
Hugh G. Archer (Aug. 8)
Associate professor emeritus of education died Aug. 4.
Battle Creek forum offers contacts
with government buyers (Aug. 8) Business Opportunity
Forum at Fort Custer Industrial Park Aug. 21 connects businesses
of all sizes with government buyers.
Workshop explores federal contracting
opportunities (Aug. 8) Workshop at Kalamazoo County Chamber
of Commerce Aug. 14 is for woman-owned and small disadvantaged
Paper Tech Foundation to hold annual
meeting (Aug. 8) Mark R. Gardner of Sappi Fine Paper
North America is opening night speaker for PTF annual meeting
Bailey updates campus community
on layoffs, hiring freeze (Aug. 7) President Bailey's
message to the campus community on job reductions, layoffs and
the hiring freeze.
Granholm presents $10 million
check for biosciences center (Aug. 5) Gov. Granholm presents
President Bailey with with ceremonial check for new Biosciences
Research and Commercialization Center.
Charles Thomas Brown (Aug.
4) Distinguished university professor emeritus of communication
arts and sciences died July 29.
NWF holiday cards feature Cooper's
polar bears (Aug. 4) Photos by alumnus Thomas Cooper
continue to gain worldwide exposure, including National Wildlife
Federation holiday greeting card.