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• Volunteerism helps make Western one of Michigan's best universities • Thanks for helping • Quiet students may need a little 'verbal encouragement' • Enrollment figures continue their upward climb • Denenfeld to retire next year after serving more than 30 years • Radio and television were instrumental in the Philippine revolution • WMU economist says U.S. trade deficit isn't alarming • Tate center's equipment and personnel ease graduate students' frustrations • Listening: an essential skill for those wanting to get ahead in the business world • Mechanical Engineering to establish new research centers • Private donors have generously supported Printing Management and Research Center • Major scholarship program established to honor School of Music teacher-trombonist • WMU Foundation establishes annual recognition program for University fund-raisers • Alumni board members maintain busy schedule with Keith Pretty leading the way • A little caring from a big brother or big sister goes a long way for 'littles' • Fund raising is increasingly important volunteer activity • Holland, Thome play major roles in Foundation activities • Emeriti have long history of helping area residents • Many spend their free time aiding coaches and athletes • Financial support for Westem's athletics is best in the MAC • Community families help international students feel at home • Icers have banner year