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September 2007 WMU News Archive
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WMU will remain open in event of state shutdown (Sept. 29) President Dunn assures campus community that WMU will maintain normal operations.

Two better hearing workshops set for Thursday (Sept. 28) Morning and evening sessions of "101 Ways to Say `Huh'" offered free of charge Thursday at Unified Clinics.

Rypma will read from her fairytale poems (Sept. 28) WMU's Judith Rypma reads from latest book of poems, "Rapunzel's Hair," Wednesday at Portage District Library.

Playwright Rich Orloff reads Monday in Frostic Series (Sept. 28) Author of 10 full-length plays, numerous one-acts reads from his work Monday in the Little Theatre.

Panel will discuss post traumatic stress disorder (Sept. 28) Friday, Oct. 5, session intended to acquaint faculty and staff with PTSD among students returning from combat.

University Theatre presents Pulitzer finalist (Sept. 26) Popular fable "Chicken Little" gets thought-provoking twist in "Miss Witherspoon" at York Arena Theatre.

Fall ethics lectures address wide range of issues (Sept. 26) Series opens with "Of All Professions Begging is the Best" by Dr. Michael Davis, Thursday, Oct. 4.

Great Lakes environment, health and policy addressed (Sept. 26) University of Western Ontario's Dr. Joy Parr delivers annual Canadian Studies Lecture Wednesday, Oct. 3.

WMU gets top-10 ranking for sexual health practices (Sept. 26) WMU seventh nationally among 139 major universities for the best sexual-health programs.

Learn about opportunities in linguistics Friday (Sept. 25) WMU students and the public invited to learn about diverse course offerings and programs in linguistics, meet faculty.

Stuart Dybek named MacArthur Foundation Fellow (Sept. 25) Acclaimed author and longtime creative writing faculty member gets "genius award" and $500,000 prize.

Flags lowered Wednesday for Michigan man killed in Iraq (Sept. 25) Flags lowered for Army Spc. Todd A. Motley of Claire, Mich., who died Sept. 14.

Humanitarian Day benefits Kalamazoo's homeless (Sept. 24) Volunteers will accept donations and distribute clothing and other items to homeless Saturday at Martin Luther King Park.

Family Weekend tailgate reservation deadline extended (Sept. 23) Reservations are required for Family Weekend pregame tailgate buffet, deadline extended to Oct. 1.

"Eagle vs. Shark" makes area debut at Little Theatre (Sept. 22) WFS presents quirky new film about nerds in love from Oscar-nominated director Taika Cohen, Sept. 28-30.

Fifty employers expected for engineering career fair (Sept. 22) Annual Engineering Opportunity Day is Thursday at College of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

Annual Rainbow Reception welcomes LBGT students (Sept. 22) Friday event in Faunce celebrates LBGT and ally students, showcases activities, resources and services.

First Graduate College Colloquium is Wednesday (Sept. 22) Drs. Michael Pritchard and Grace Tiffany will address "The Vocation of Seeking Truth."

Doctoral student named national peace scholar (Sept. 21) Fodei Batty of Sierra Leone one of only 10 nationally to earn $20,000 Jennings Randolph Peace Scholarships.

Partnership combatting hearing loss in kids (Sept. 21) Carls Foundation grant to WMU will expand hearing tests and services for children from families with financial need.

Sichel Lecture Series puts spotlight on globalization (Sept. 21) Series begins Wednesday with Dr. Kenneth Reinert speaking on "Globalization for Development?"

Speaker series examines vaccine development (Sept. 21) Pfizer and WMU sponsor weekly series Mondays through Dec. 3 at Fetzer Center, free and open to public.

Miller Auditorium gets upgraded sound system (Sept. 21) Miller unveils Yamaha custom designed acoustic system in time for opening of Tony-winning musical "Annie."

President Dunn is first Keystone series speaker (Sept. 19) Dr. John M. Dunn kicks off Keystone Community Bank Breakfast Speaker Series Friday at Haworth College of Business.

Family Weekend features football tailgate and more (Sept. 19) Full weekend of campus and community activities await students' families, tailgate reservations due by Monday, Sept. 25.

Visiting German scholar to speak on 'ideal' art models (Sept. 19) Dr. Eckhard Leuschner will speak Monday on "Measuring the Body in 20th Century Art and Art Education."

Local events celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 18) Wide variety of campus and community events through mid-October celebrate Hispanic heritage.

Edwin Meader remembered at memorial service (Sept. 18) Major WMU benefactor remembered by President Emeritus Haenicke, other friends and colleagues, Tuesday, Sept. 25.

Join Coach Cubit for lunch (Sept. 18) Seeyle Center luncheons the day prior to home football games feature Coach Bill Cubit and begin Friday, Sept. 21.

Jerry L. Bloemsma (Sept. 18) Postmaster of the WMU Bookstore substation died Sept. 15.

Need help choosing a major? (Sept. 15) Academic fair, "Major Excitement," Thursday offers 25 information booths for programs, majors, study abroad and career guidance.

Award-winning chemist to speak on solar energy (Sept. 15) Cal Tech's Dr. Harry B. Gray speaks Tuesday on "Powering the Planet with Solar Energy."

Japanese Film Classics debuts Thursday (Sept. 15) Akira Kurosawa's "High and Low" opens new film series Thursday in Schneider Hall, free and open to the public.

Students help peers with backpack safety awareness (Sept. 15) Occupational therapy students will show how to "Pack it light and carry it tight" to avoid back injuries Wednesday.

Fall enrollment shows gains in significant areas (Sept. 14) Total enrollment holds steady at about 24,500; shows gain in transfer students and improved retention rate.

NPR host Diane Rehm to speak at Bernhard Center (Sept. 14) Free public lecture, postponed from last spring, is Tuesday, Sept. 25, in Bernhard Center Ballroom.

Initiative makes classroom maintenance high priority (Sept. 14) Students-first initiative leads to expansion of Bronco Fix-It services for WMU classrooms.

Short story discussion launches new ethics series (Sept. 14) First session for open discussion group is Thursday, Sept. 20. Future readings chosen by those who attend.

New Issues Poetry & Prose names new editor (Sept. 14) Dr. William Olsen, WMU professor of English, succeeds the late Dr. Herbert Scott, who founded New Issues.

Constitution Day event looks at Supreme Court trends (Sept. 14) "The Constitution and the Supreme Court" will be discussed Monday afternoon in Friedmann Hall.

Storm water management is forum topic (Sept. 14) Advance reservations required for Sept. 21 luncheon forum in WMU Richmond Center and walking tour.

University Symphony welcomes Dunns to WMU (Sept. 14) Season-opening performance of USO welcomes new president and first lady, Sunday, Oct. 7, in Miller Auditorium.

Advocacy office fills important need (Sept. 14) Transfer students and military students and personnel now have special resource committed to assuring smooth transitions.

WMU to bring national race exhibit to Kalamazoo (Sept. 14) Race as sociological phenomenon explored in major exhibit coming Kalamazoo Valley Museum in 2010.

Google contest motivates students to 'rebuild' WMU (Sept. 12) WMU among 30 schools selected, seven students accept Google invitation to "Build Your Campus in 3-D."

Trustees meet Friday morning in Bernhard Center (Sept. 12) Trustees to review lease and easement agreements, gift and grant reports, and other business.

Area's first wind turbine will be dedicated Friday (Sept. 12) U.S. Rep. Upton and President Dunn will be among the principal speakers at Parkview Campus dedication.

Shedding light on energy conservation (Sept. 11) WMU saving 75 percent on lighting, converting 8 million square feet of building space to compact fluorescents.

LaFleur discusses Japan's concerns about high-tech health (Sept. 11) Senior fellow of University of Pennsylvania Center for Bioethics speaks Thursday, Sept. 20.

Poet William Olsen opens Frostic Reading Series (Sept. 11) WMU's Olsen reads from his work Monday, Sept. 17, in the Little Theatre. All readings in series are free.

Innovative percussion duo kicks off Dalton Series (Sept. 11) Sylvia Smith Percussion Duo of Smith and Ayano Kataoka perform Sept. 26 in Dalton Center.

Clarinetist opens Young Concert Artist Series (Sept. 11) Tickets are $10 and $5 for Sunday, Sept. 30, concert by Jose Franch-Ballester in Dalton Center Recital Hall.

Guest artist Matthew Murchison gives solo recital (Sept. 11) Principal euphonium of Pittsburgh's River City Brass Band offers free Dalton Center recital Oct. 1.

WMU holding surplus office furniture sale (Sept. 11) Public sale at old Speech and Hearing Building on East Campus is Sept. 29, all sales are cash and carry.

President Dunn calls for moment of silence (Sept. 11) University community to observe moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. to commemorate Sept. 11 anniversary.

Learn more about study abroad opportunities (Sept. 10) Annual WMU Study Abroad Fair, Wednesday, Sept. 19, in Bernhard Center, is free and open to the public.

Tickets on sale for B.B. King, upcoming Miller shows (Sept. 10) Tickets on sale for B.B. King, "Last Comic Standing," Take 6, American Indian Dance Theatre.

Annie returns to Miller for three shows (Sept. 10) Tony Award-winning musical kicks off Miller Auditorium season with three shows, Oct. 2-4.

Workshops to help those with hearing loss (Sept. 10) Series of workshops begins Sept. 18 at Van Riper Language, Speech and Hearing Clinic on Oakland Drive.

Van Riper lectures address language, literacy connections (Sept. 10) Conference on connections between language and literacy opens with public lecture Sept. 12.

Universitywide reception welcomes Dunns to campus (Sept. 10) President John M. Dunn and Linda Dunn welcomed at reception Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Oaklands.

Nominations sought for Distinguished Teaching Award (Sept. 10) Students and alumni encouraged to submit nominations, deadline is Thursday, Sept. 20.

Research funding is focus of workshops (Sept. 9) First program in series, Wednesday, shows WMU researchers how to use Community of Science database.

Sundance winner "Once" plays at Little Theatre (Sept. 7) Kalamazoo Film Society presents seven screenings of "Once," Sept. 14-16, in the Little Theatre.

"IRS" e-mail scam continues to circulate (Sept. 7) Never send private information by e-mail; never share passwords for online accounts or services with anyone.

Event educates about suicide prevention efforts (Sept. 7) WMU and area partners offer free program, "Suicide Prevention," Sept. 11 at Kalamazoo United Way.

Flags lowered Friday for Muskegon man killed in Iraq (Sept. 6) Army Sgt. 1st Class Daniel E. Scheibner died Aug. 30 while on active duty in Iraq.

Bronco Bash is Friday on the Promenade (Sept. 5) Annual welcome-to-campus event includes hundreds of booths, food, novelties and four pop bands.

Robert L. Erickson (Sept. 5) Professor emeritus of speech pathology and audiology died Aug. 8. Memorial service set for Saturday, Sept. 15, in Kalamazoo.

Engineering students win national design competition (Sept. 4) Team of WMU students sweeps hydraulic bicycle design honors in competition of top engineering schools.

Gilchrist and Harik named to high-level posts (Sept. 4) Dr. Bassam Harik named interim provost and Dr. James Gilchrist is WMU's new chief information officer.

Powell named interim dean of aviation (Sept. 4) David M. Powell, associate dean and managing director of operations, named interim dean of aviation college.

TV show gives fans inside look at WMU football (Sept. 4) "Bronco Review" will air twice weekly on Kalamazoo area cable systems and will be available worldwide as Podcast.

Football Broncos picked to take MAC championship (Sept. 4) Broncos edge Central Michigan in media balloting to win MAC West Division and conference championship.

Faculty trumpeter gives "Welcome Back" performance (Sept. 4) Stephen Jones kicks off School of Music 2007-08 season with a special recital Friday, Sept. 7.

Flags lowered Thursday for Army Sgt. James Collins Jr. (Sept. 4) Collins, age 35, of Rochester Hills, Mich., died Aug. 28 while on active duty in Iraq.

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