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Broncos make historic trip to CCHA semifinals, play Miami

Broncos make historic trip to CCHA semifinals, play Miami

by Thom Myers
from http://www.wmich.edu


KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University's hockey team will take on Miami University at 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 16, at Joe Louis Arena in a Central Collegiate Hockey Association tournament semifinal contest.

Tickets can be purchased by calling (888) 496-8849 or through wmubroncos.com.

The Broncos advanced to the semifinals with a two-game sweep of Lake Super State in a best-of-three series at WMU's Lawson Ice Arena, Friday and Saturday, March 9-10.

For the first time in team history, WMU is advancing to the CCHA semifinals for the second year in a row. Last year, the Broncos defeated the University of Michigan in the semifinals and lost to Miami in the championship contest. They could play both teams again this year.

Science Olympiad to bring 400 youngsters from five counties to WMU

Science Olympiad to bring 400 youngsters from five counties to WMU

News Release:

KALAMAZOO--More than 400 middle and high school students from a five-county area will flock to Western Michigan University this month for the Region 10 Science Olympiad competition.

The competition will run from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 17, in various campus locations, culminating in an awards ceremony from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Bernhard Center Ballroom. Competitive events will take place in Wood Hall, Rood Hall, the Chemistry Building, Dalton Center, Bernhard Center and the Student Recreation Center. About 150 WMU students, faculty and staff volunteers will be involved in some aspect of the Olympiad.

Forty-five different events in the competition are designed to test competitors' knowledge of the physical, applied and health science areas.

St. Patrick's Day plunge to benefit the Special Olympics

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KALAMAZOO--The Western Michigan University community is invited to plunge into the icy waters of a makeshift glacial pool in Lawson Ice Arena on St. Patrick's Day Saturday, March 17, to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics Michigan. Registration begins at 10 a.m.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge benefits Special Olympics Michigan, which provides year-round sports training and athletic competition for more than 20,600 children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

This will be the fifth Polar Plunge held at WMU. Members of the University and Kalamazoo communities have been securing donations to participate in the event. WMU President John M.

WMU book read looks at ethical questions of 'immortal' cell line

WMU book read looks at ethical questions of 'immortal' cell line

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KALAMAZOO--A reception and panel discussion will kick off "book read" activities this month at the Western Michigan University centering on the award-winning book "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot.

The reception is at 12:15 p.m. Friday, March 16, in the atrium of the College of Health and Human Services. The panel discussion will follow at 1 p.m. in Room 1010 of the college. The events are free and open to the public.

"The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" has garnered much attention from ethicists and the public at large and was selected for the fifth annual College of Health and Human Services Book Read.

WMU plane goes green

WMU plane goes green

The propeller of a small aircraft on Helmer Road North was bedecked with a glowing green shamrock today as Western Michigan University’s College of Aviation showed its spirit for the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day holiday.

The plane, unfit for air travel, was donated to the college in fall 2011, said Janene Weis, marketing consultant for Battle Creek’s GreenStreet Marketing, which works with the college. In a news release, GreenStreet said the plane has been decorated for the winter holidays, Valentine’s Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day...

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Deadline for service-learning awards approaching

Deadline for service-learning awards approaching

by Tonya Durlach
March 5, 2012, WMU News


KALAMAZOO--Nominations are due Thursday, March 15, for the 2012 Western Michigan University Service-Learning Awards, which honor faculty, students and community partners who demonstrate outstanding dedication to service-learning.

Criteria and nomination forms are available at wmich.edu/servicelearning. Anyone can make a nomination by submitting a form to csl_info@wmich.edu.

Three faculty members, three students and three community members will be selected to receive a plaque and be publicly recognized during the Service-Learning Award Celebration, hosted by WMU's Office of Service-Learning, on April 12.

WMU EV infrastructure most extensive on campuses nationwide

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The number of electric vehicle charging stations for area drivers has dramatically increased, thanks to 16 charging stations that have just come online at Western Michigan University, making WMU the new national leader for campuses boasting electric vehicle charging resources.

A $700,000 grant from the Clean Energy Coalition made the 15 new stations near Miller Auditorium possible. Added to four stations activated last year and a fifth recently installed near Welborn Hall, the new stations will allow some 20 EVs to be charged on campus simultaneously--the largest number of charging stations for any college or university campus in the United States.