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August 2006 WMU News Archive
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Most WMU facilities closed Labor Day weekend (Aug. 30) Holiday weekend hours for Bronco Mall stores, computer labs, recreation center. Most other facilities closed.

West Shaw Lane closed until 2008 (Aug. 28) Shaw Lane in front of Brown Hall closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic until January 2008.

Flags at half-staff for Pvt. Joseph Blake (Aug. 27) Flags throughout Michigan lowered Tuesday for Livonia man killed while on active duty in Afghanistan.

One Stop Convenience offered in Bernhard (Aug. 25) One Stop Convenience Center opens Tuesday in Bernhard Center with wide range of services for students.

Fall Welcome attracts more than 2,800 students (Aug. 25) Four-day program for new students, Tuesday through Friday, draws 800 students more than one year ago.

International students receive customized orientation (Aug. 25) International students learn about immigration laws, shopping in U.S. stores, WMU, Kalamazoo and more.

Student Alumni Association selects new leaders (Aug. 25) Senior Lindsey Cihak is new SAA president, six other officers elected for 2006-07.

SME opens new BTR Park building (Aug. 25) Soil and Materials Engineers is newest corporate partner at WMU's Business Technology Research Park.

Students begin moving into residence halls (Aug. 24) Residence halls open for all students Sept. 1, but many students arriving earlier for Fall Welcome and other activities.

Faculty and staff updates due for WMU Directory (Aug. 24) Employees have until Sept. 5 to submit changes for personal information in 2006-07 edition of directory.

Single tickets go on sale for Miller season (Aug. 24) Single tickets for Miller's 2006-07 season on sale for one week only beginning Saturday.

WMU cited in two national "best" listings (Aug. 22) WMU again among U.S. News' top 100 public universities and Princeton Review's Best Midwestern Colleges.

Volleyball Broncos earn national academic award (Aug. 22) WMU earns AVCA Team Academic Award with 3.41 team GPA for 2005-06 academic year.

Spring dean's list available online (Aug. 22) WMU posts dean's list on Web for the first time. More than 4,000 students listed alphabetically by hometown.

Flags at half-staff for 1st Sgt. Aaron Jagger (Aug. 21) U.S. flags throughout Michigan lowered Tuesday for Hillsdale man killed while on active duty in Iraq.

Trustees issue statement to WMU community (Aug. 16) Statement to University community addresses leadership transition and expectations for WMU's future.

WMU will be offline Sunday morning (Aug. 16) Nearly all Internet-based services, including most Web pages, GoWMU and main e-mail service offline 4 to 10 a.m. Sunday.

Dell notebook batteries recalled (Aug. 16) Students, faculty and staff with Dell notebook computers purchased during past two years urged to visit Dell recall Web site.

Recreation Center closed for two weeks (Aug. 16) Rec Center closed during period between summer session and fall semester. Office open to accept memberships.

Trustees decide to end Bailey's contract (Aug. 15) Former President Haenicke will serve as interim president, effective immediately, while WMU launches national search.

Donald H. Bouma (Aug. 15) Professor emeritus of sociology died Aug. 8.

Harvey A. Williams (Aug. 15) Adjunct professor of philosophy died Aug. 11.

WMU giving away surplus furniture to employees (Aug. 14) Surplus apartment furniture available free of charge Sunday to WMU faculty, staff, emeriti and retirees.

Miller Auditorium single tickets go on sale (Aug. 10) Single tickets for Miller's 2006-07 season go on sale for one week only beginning Saturday, Aug. 26.

Kalamazoo celebrates anniversary of Lincoln visit (Aug. 9) Week of events, Aug. 21-27, mark 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's only public appearance in Michigan.

Fort St. Joseph open house is this weekend (Aug. 9) WMU welcomes public to its Archaeology Open House Aug. 11-12 at site of Fort St. Joseph in Niles.

Edwin E. Grossnickle (Aug. 8) Professor emeritus of finance died July 23.

Booth applications due for Bronco Bash (Aug. 3) Bronco Bash 2006, "A Refreshing Blast," is Friday, Sept. 8, on the West Campus Promenade.

Harik and Woods named to administrative posts (Aug. 2) Dr. Bassam Harik is vice provost for budget and personnel, Wilson "Bill" Woods is interim dean of Haenicke Institute.

Alumnus Cooper wins National Parks photo contest (Aug. 2) Nature photographer Thomas Cooper takes Grand Prize in National Parks Pass Photo Contest.

Teachers go "back to school" at Binder Park Zoo (Aug. 2) Elementary and middle school teachers learn new ways to teach basic ecological concepts.

Flags at half-staff for Michigan war casualty (Aug. 1) Flags lowered Thursday for Spc. Dennis Samson of Hesperia, who died July 24 while on active duty in Iraq.

Lisa Ray stars in "Water" at Little Theatre (Aug. 1) Kalamazoo Film Society presents 2005 film set in 1938 India for seven shows Friday through Sunday, Aug. 11-13.

Bettina Meyer is Michigan Librarian of the Year (Aug. 1) WMU assistant dean of libraries receives highest accolade of the Michigan Library Association.

PSSO elects leadership for coming year (Aug. 1) Carrie Soule is new PSSO president, other new officers and board members announced.

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