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July 2009 WMU News Archive
Stories are listed in descending order by release date. Click on the headline for the full story.

Three students earn Gilman Scholarships (July 31) Two seniors and one junior get total of $18,000 to study abroad.

Broncos saving green by going green (July 30) WMU joins growing number of schools putting sports media guides exclusively online.

Bronco Phil Swanson blogging for N.Y. Times (July 30) Junior offensive lineman and Academic All-American writing Times college football blog.

Alumna Elliott stars on "Drop Dead Diva" (July 29) Brooke Elliott, 1998 music theatre grad, getting rave reviews for Lifetime TV series.

Raymond A. Dannenberg (July 29) Longtime professor of marketing and distributive education died July 12.

Donations sought for Seita Welcome Packs (July 28) Fifty welcome packs needed for incoming students who have aged out of foster care.

Nursing professor wins prestigious research award (July 24) Dr. Mary Ann Stark is lauded for her exploration of family-centered childbirth.

Anthropologist co-edits book on service learning (July 24) Dr. Michael Nassaney urges educators to embrace community partnerships.

Former student wins Emmy for children's show (July 24) Patrick Ziegler receives Emmy Award as executive producer for "Come On Over!"

Women's soccer schedule released (July 23) Season begins Aug. 16 with home game versus Indiana State University.

Nationally renowned writing teacher dies (July 22) Dr. Ken Macrorie died July 11 at the age of 90.

Former provost, longtime professor dies (July 22) Dr. Elwood B. "Woodie" Ehrle died July 19 at the age of 75.

Fort St. Joseph open house showcases local history (July 22) Public gets look at findings from 18th-century fort Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 1-2.

Students win statewide advertising scholarships (July 22) Students receive two of only three scholarships awarded by AdCraft.

Fifteen students win $40,000 Medallion Scholarships (July 21) Incoming freshmen receive one of the largest merit-based awards in the nation.

Joint engineering program wins innovation award (July 21) Partnership between WMU and KCC garners Business Review's Innovation Michigan award.

Tesla Roadster wows campus crowd (July 20) High-performance, all-electric sports car stops at WMU as part of green energy cross-country tour.

Film on inherited vision loss premiers at WMU (July 20) World premiere of documentary produced by WMU professors is Thursday, July 23, at Little Theatre.

Top scientists to speak with local community (July 17) Two of the world's leading physicists will offer insight into the latest scientific developments July 23-24.

WMU takes a leading role in recycling (July 17) WMU teams up with Global Green to eliminate waste produced by fast food containers.

All-electric sports car visits campus Monday (July 17) One of the first Tesla Roadsters will be on display Monday at the Campus Flagpoles.

Anvil rocks the Little Theatre (July 16) Kalamazoo Film Society presents eight screenings of "Anvil! The Story of Anvil" July 17-19.

Alumni Association selects new leadership (July 15) Richard D. Bailey II of DeWitt, Mich., elected president for one-year term, 13 others named to board.

Students help make indie film (July 15) Students from a variety of disciplines interned pre-production and on the set of "Lake Effect."

Trio wins international research contest (July 15) Students capture first place in international engineering competition with their nanotechnology research.

Golf outing supports marketing scholarships (July 14) Online registration is under way for Marketing Golf Scramble Monday, Aug. 24, at Heritage Glen.

Trimming energy costs with LCD monitors (July 13) Departments receive $30 trade-in on CRT monitors when upgrading to any new LCD this month.

WMU community to gather for golf outing (July 13) Nine-hole event Friday, Aug. 14, is open to faculty and staff, retirees, alumni, students and friends.

Trustees approve five administrative appointments (July 13) Dr. David Reinhold named associate provost, three named department chairs.

Public lecture on language translation (July 10) Dr. Peter Krawutschke to discuss the field, share critical resources and networks Thursday, July 16.

Free summer concert series returns (July 9) Concerts at Dalton Center feature Lori Sims, Western Wind Quintet and Western Brass Quintet.

Two-week music camp features free performances (July 9) Seminar 2009 summer music camp for high school students includes five public concerts.

Leading physicists to convene on campus (July 9) Scientists from around the globe to attend International Conference in Photonic, Electronic and Atomic Collisions.

Youth address environmental issues (July 8) Michigan students will gather July 12-17 to discuss ways the state can reduce its greenhouse-gas emissions.

Kalamazoo Promise boosts student aspirations (July 8) WMU researchers say the initiative boosts student aspirations and reshapes their self-image.

WMU one of 'Best Colleges to Work For' (July 8) Chronicle of Higher Education names WMU one of America's Great Colleges to Work For.

Alumna wins Air Race Classic (July 8) Kelly Burris, B.S.'88, and co-pilot Erin Recke beat out 34 teams to win the all-female transcontinental air race.

Academic assistance unit renamed (July 7) Center for Academic Success Programs offers tutoring and other academic aid.

Gifts to WMU surpass $12 million for year (July 7) Amount represents a 19 percent decrease compared to last year.

Flags lowered for Michigan soldier killed in Iraq (July 7) Flags lowered Wednesday for Sgt. Timothy David of Gladwin, Mich.

WMU grants top $2 million mark in May (July 7) Research grants account for vast majority of the one-month total.

Trustees approve faculty and staff retirements (July 7) Board approves retirements of one faculty member and four staff members.

WMU sets tuition for regional sites, online courses (July 7) Board approves 7 percent tuition increase for classes offered through Extended University Programs.

Gary Fund again tops $1 million (July 6) Bronco athletic programs see a 2 percent increase in giving over last year.

WMU continues to monitor pandemic (July 6) Health officials urge continued practices such as hand washing to prevent spread of flu.

WMU raises tuition, remains among state's best values (July 2) Trustees approve 5.7 percent tuition increase, $3 million added to financial aid budget.

Budget for 2009-10 set at more than $323 million (July 2) Balanced budget represents increase of 3 percent overall and $5 million in spending cuts.

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