WMU News

August 2004 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.

WMU students receive $5,000 Archer scholarships (Aug. 30) Ten students each at WMU and Wayne State receive inaugural scholarships from Dennis Archer Foundation.

O'Flaherty tapped for post at U.S. Dept. of Education (Aug. 30) WMU's student financial aid guru and registrar is headed to Washington for "the opportunity of a lifetime."

CommUniverCity Night draws record football crowds (Aug. 30) Football team kicks off 2004 season this Thursday with CommUniverCity Night versus Tennessee-Martin.

Volleyball Broncos hold Labor Day 'Fan Fest' (Aug. 30) Fan Fest held outside University Arena prior to Sept. 6 volleyball match versus No. 2 Nebraska.

MDOT and WMU collaborate on new lab (Aug. 27) New lab at engineering college focuses on teaching, as well as research on improving road surface materials.

Rozelle named top accounting educator in Michigan (Aug. 27) Michigan accounting association selects WMU's David Rozelle as Accounting Educator of the Year.

Theatre students win praise at festival in Scotland (Aug. 27) WMU students stage "Women of Troy" at internationally renown Fringe Festival in Edinburgh.

WFS presents area debut of 'Napoleon Dynamite' (Aug. 26) Comedy Arts Festival winner makes Kalamazoo debut Sept.17-19 at Little Theatre.

Men's basketball schedule announced for 2004-05 (Aug. 26) Non-league opponents include Detroit, Loyola, College of Charleston, USC and Virginia Tech.

Sangren Help Desk open first week of semester (Aug. 26) Information desk on second floor of Sangren Hall open Tuesday, Aug. 31, through Friday, Sept. 3.

Grammy award-winner Janis Siegel returns to WMU (Aug. 25) Award-winning jazz vocalist performs with her New York trio Sept. 20 in the Dalton Center.

Beach Boys perform classics at Miller Auditorium (Aug. 25) Headed by founding member Mike Love, the Beach Boys perform surfer bands' hits at Sept. 18 concert.

New edition of 'IT NewsLink' available (Aug. 24) Available on the Web, new edition packed with information about GoWMU portal, other new IT programs and services.

Engineering students washing cars for cash (Aug. 24) Money raised washing cars Sunday at Pizza Hut on South Westnedge will be used to pay for regional conference.

Emerson Drive headlines bands for annual Bronco Bash (Aug. 23) Crowd of more than 25,000 expected to jam WMU's Fountain Plaza Monday, Aug. 30.

Thousands of students arriving in Kalamazoo (Aug. 23) Residence halls open to all students Friday; thousands already arriving in off-campus housing and for Bronco Days.

Bronco Days helps freshmen feel like campus veterans (Aug. 23) About 1,800 first-time students expected on campus for the sixth annual Bronco Days orientation program.

Orientation program for grad students debuts (Aug. 23) WMU's first general orientation program for graduate students is Saturday, Aug. 28.

International student orientation covers a lot of ground (Aug. 23) International students learn about everything from registering for class to buying groceries.

WMU professor wins Literature Olympics in Germany (Aug. 23) Dr. Peter Blickle wins international contest held in connection with Blankenese Games in Hamburg.

WMU again ranked among 'top national universities' (Aug. 20) U.S. News & World Report ranks WMU among nation's top-100 public universities for sixth straight year.

All about roundabouts (Aug. 20) WMU's new roundabout reduces traffic congestion and promotes safety, but it can be a little daunting the first time you drive it.

Tennis teams recognized for academic success (Aug. 19) Men's and women's tennis squads earn ITA All-Academic Team honors with GPAs greater than 3.2.

Volleyball Broncos earn national academic honor (Aug. 18) WMU one of only 46 Division I schools nationally to received AVCA Team Academic Award.

New west entrance opens Friday (Aug. 17) Ribbon-cutting ceremony opens grand new entrance to WMU's main campus on West Michigan Avenue at Howard Street.

First stage of statewide water trail opens (Aug. 13) First part of WMU-led statewide system of water trails for canoes and kayaks officially opens Aug. 21.

$32,000 Medallion Scholarship winners announced (Aug. 12) Twenty-three incoming freshmen earn Medallions, among the largest merit-based awards in the country.

Children's trauma center awarded $65,000 (Aug. 11) Children's Trauma and Assessment Center named the Worthy State President's Charity by the Michigan Eagles Club.

Workshop zeros in on obtaining government contracts (Aug. 11) "Basics of Government Contracting" workshop is Aug. 25 at the Southwest Michigan Innovation Center.

Researcher collecting, critiquing 'lynching narratives' (Aug. 10) "Many lynchings were profitable public spectacles," says Walker Institute Director Deborah Barnes.

Recreation Center closed for two weeks (Aug. 10) SRC closed Aug. 14-29 for annual maintenance. Main office remains open to accept membership renewals.

WMU's 747 making final contribution in Air Guard drills (Aug. 9) Boeing 747 will be demolished and sold for scrap after one final crash, recovery and rescue exercise.

Maier book challenges "Code's" accuracy (Aug. 9) New book co-authored by Paul Maier addresses historical inaccuracies in best-seller "The DaVinci Code."

Grand Rapids football club begins fifth season (Aug. 6) Downtown breakfast club boosts Bronco football, hopes to increase membership by 50 percent this fall.

Loberg Codes perform at popular folk festival (Aug. 6) David and Karin Loberg Code present uniquely Norwegian sound Sunday, Aug. 15, at Great Lakes Folk Festival.

Oaklands reception honors Lon Baird (Aug. 5) University community invited to retirement reception Aug. 25 to honor longtime chemistry department staff member.

NIH ranks WMU college sixth in nation (Aug. 4) National Institutes of Health ranks WMU College of Health and Human Services sixth nationally.

WMU year-end gift total tops $23 million (Aug. 4) WMU receives second-largest one-year gift total in school history, enjoys five best years for giving ever.

KFS presents area debut of 'Super Size Me' (Aug. 4) Kalamazoo Film Society presents area debut of controversial Sundance Festival award-winner Aug. 13-15.

Teapots reflect artist's cultural heritage (Aug. 3) Pottery by artist Eri Vlier is on exhibit in the Upjohn Rotunda of Waldo Library through Sept. 15.

Car wash benefits safe rides for students (Aug. 2) Fund raiser Sunday, Aug. 8, at Wal-Mart on 9th Street supports Drive Safe Kalamazoo.

Maier appears on ABC news special Wednesday (Aug. 2) ABC reprises "Jesus, Mary and Da Vinci," a "20/20" primetime special, with new comments from WMU's Paul Maier.

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