Western Michigan University http://wmuk.org en WMU Extends Cole-Gilmore Property Agreement http://wmuk.org/post/wmu-extends-cole-gilmore-property-agreement <p></p><p>Western Michigan University will have an extra year to decide what to do with its portion of the land once owned by the Cole-Gilmore car dealership in downtown Kalamazoo.</p><p>On Wednesday, WMU’s trustees approved an extension to an agreement with Downtown Tomorrow Incorporated. The university bought a share of the property 13 years ago. It says it has no plan for how to develop the land. It would like to reserve the parcels for&nbsp; "future development or for University purposes, as may be decided at a later date," according to the trustees' agenda packet for the meeting.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:51:20 +0000 Sehvilla Mann 16035 at http://wmuk.org WMU Extends Cole-Gilmore Property Agreement WMU Solar Car Ties for 3rd in Formula Sun, Races On http://wmuk.org/post/wmu-solar-car-ties-3rd-formula-sun-races <p></p><p>Western Michigan University’s <a href="https://wmich.edu/sunseeker/">Sunseeker </a>solar car tied for third place in the<a href="http://americansolarchallenge.org/about/formula-sun-grand-prix/"> Formula Sun Grand Prix </a>in Austin, Texas last weekend. And the engineering students on the Sunseeker team aren’t done yet.</p><p>Starting July 21 they'll race the car against other college teams in the <a href="http://americansolarchallenge.org/about/american-solar-challenge/">American Solar Challenge</a>. That takes the Sunseeker on a more than 1700-mile course to Minneapolis.</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:19:15 +0000 Sehvilla Mann 15973 at http://wmuk.org WMU Solar Car Ties for 3rd in Formula Sun, Races On Could Art Help Us Understand Autism? http://wmuk.org/post/could-art-help-us-understand-autism <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last year, Western Michigan University art students took a class that examined art made by kids with autism to better understand how they communicate.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Now the Autism &amp; Visual Art Project has blossomed to a global program that includes workshop materials for educators, </span><a href="http://wmich.edu/art/news/archive/2013-14/all-for-one.html" style="line-height: 1.5;">an exhibit</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and even a documentary film.</span></p><p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 23:45:13 +0000 Rebecca Thiele 15609 at http://wmuk.org Could Art Help Us Understand Autism? What Are You Going To Do With That Jazz? Workshop Gives Students Options http://wmuk.org/post/what-are-you-going-do-jazz-workshop-gives-students-options <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The <a href="http://www.kjci.org/jazzstart.html">Summer&nbsp;</a></span><a href="http://www.kjci.org/jazzstart.html" style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">JazzStart</span></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;program is a three-day workshop put on by the new <a href="http://www.kjci.org/index.html">Kalamazoo Jazz and Creative Institute</a>.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The institute will host a free show Wednesday night at <a href="http://www.millenniumrestaurants.com/union/index.php">The Union Cabaret &amp; Grille</a>.</span></p><p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 02:14:13 +0000 Rebecca Thiele 13951 at http://wmuk.org What Are You Going To Do With That Jazz? Workshop Gives Students Options Tobacco Pipe Art Brings Collector and Pipe Maker Together http://wmuk.org/post/tobacco-pipe-art-brings-collector-and-pipe-maker-together <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Chicago resident Jason </span>Niehoff<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is a freelance bass player for the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 02:22:01 +0000 Rebecca Thiele 13221 at http://wmuk.org Tobacco Pipe Art Brings Collector and Pipe Maker Together