Western Michigan University http://wmuk.org en 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 'Gran Danzon' celebrates flute music of the Americas http://wmuk.org/post/gran-danzon-celebrates-flute-music-americas <p></p><p></p><p><a href="http://www.marthacouncell.com/">Martha Councell-Vargas</a>, an assistant professor of flute at Western Michigan University, recently released a full-length album of new and overlooked flute music by composers of the northern and southern American hemispheres.&nbsp;</p><p>On <em>WMUK's Let's Hear It</em>, Ms. Councell-Vargas speaks with Cara Lieurance about her passion for flute music of the Americas, the stylistic influences she's incorporated into her playing, and the strong friendships that have arisen throughout her musical journey.</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 19:52:21 +0000 Cara Lieurance 13162 at http://wmuk.org 'Gran Danzon' celebrates flute music of the Americas WMU Approves Dunn Salary Increase http://wmuk.org/post/wmu-approves-dunn-salary-increase <p></p><p>Western Michigan University’s trustees have approved an increase to President John Dunn’s salary. It will rise to $373, 400 a year.</p><p>That’s two and a half percent more than he earned previously.</p><p>Other university employees in Dunn’s salary group got a raise at the same rate. Dunn says he plans to donate all income over his starting salary of $345,000 to programs at the university, as he has previously.<br /><br />&nbsp;</p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 18:03:15 +0000 Sehvilla Mann 13039 at http://wmuk.org WMU Approves Dunn Salary Increase