WMUK News http://wmuk.org en Seventeen Apply to Portage Acting Manager Job http://wmuk.org/post/seventeen-apply-portage-acting-manager-job <p>Portage city officials say 17 people have applied to become the next acting city manager. The acting manager would fill the position until Portage finds a permanent manager, hopefully this fall according to Mayor Pro Tem Jim Pearson.</p><p>Pearson says council members tentatively plan to discuss the applications for acting manager at a special meeting April 21st. He adds that the council hopes to vote on a candidate in May and have that person start no later than June.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:43:16 +0000 Sehvilla Mann 13649 at http://wmuk.org Seventeen Apply to Portage Acting Manager Job You Can Help Undergraduate Research at WMU http://wmuk.org/post/you-can-help-undergraduate-research-wmu <p>Graduate students are expected to do research. Undergraduates usually don’t. But a new project at Western Michigan University’s <a href="http://www.wmich.edu/biology/">Department of Biological Sciences</a> hopes to change that. It’s using a fundraising system modeled on Kickstarter to attract community support for <a href="http://www.mywmu.com/sabre">SABRE</a>: "Students Advancing Biological Research and Engagement."</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:05:45 +0000 Andrew Robins 13636 at http://wmuk.org You Can Help Undergraduate Research at WMU A 'Theater on Wheels' Rolls Tuskegee Airmen Exhibit into Battle Creek http://wmuk.org/post/theater-wheels-rolls-tuskegee-airmen-exhibit-battle-creek <p></p><p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Tuskegee Airmen have been the subject of movies on the small and big screens, but still not everyone knows their importance to America.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:07:28 +0000 Earlene McMichael 13631 at http://wmuk.org A 'Theater on Wheels' Rolls Tuskegee Airmen Exhibit into Battle Creek City Commissioners Propose Anti-Poverty Plan http://wmuk.org/post/city-commissioners-propose-anti-poverty-plan <p></p><p>Kalamazoo City Commissioners say community involvement would be&nbsp; key to the effectiveness of a proposed anti-poverty initiative.</p><p>Commissioners Don Cooney and Stephanie Moore introduced plans for a program called Kalamazoo United for Shared Prosperity or KUSP at a packed meeting at City Hall last night. Among other ideas, they suggested creating a task force to consider solutions and expanding local data collection after the example of Calhoun County’s Coordinating Council.</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 03:06:04 +0000 Sehvilla Mann 13621 at http://wmuk.org City Commissioners Propose Anti-Poverty Plan Celebrating Same-Sex Marriage in Michigan http://wmuk.org/post/celebrating-same-sex-marriage-michigan <p>Friday, Aprill 11th, is the Day of Silence, a national event that protests the bullying and harassment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students and their supporters.</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 21:48:36 +0000 Allison Downey 13543 at http://wmuk.org Celebrating Same-Sex Marriage in Michigan