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WMUK News
11:53 am
Sun April 28, 2013

WMU student media fee a trendsetter?

Sidewalk sign urges support for WMU's student media fee
Credit WMUK

Western Michigan University may have been ahead of the curve in the way it supports student media. Earlier this month, university trustees approved a five-dollar fee that all students will pay beginning this fall. Students approved the fee in a referendum late last month. It will raise about $150,000 a year to support the Western Herald, WMU's student newspaper, and the student-run radio station WIDR-FM.

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Local Music
2:38 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

Suren Bagratuni looks forward to friends playing together

Suren Bagratuni
Credit msu.edu

Fontana Chamber Arts presents cellist Suren Bagratuni, violinist Dmitri Berlinsky, and pianist Lori Sims in an all-French recital tonight at 7:30 pm. Cara Lieurance spoke with Dr. Bagratuni, who says it takes extra effort to maintain performance skills while teaching full-time at a major university.

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SW Michigan
1:04 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

Kalamazoo historic preservation awards announced

The renovated Metropolitan Center, 105 East Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo
Credit Mavcon

Three homes, two commercial buildings and a prominent Kalamazoo business owner will get historic preservation awards next month. The city's Historic Preservation Commission announced the winners on Friday, April 26th.

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Health care
6:59 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Bridge Magazine crunches health care numbers for Michigan

Credit Bridge Illustration/A.J. Jones

Interview with Ron French

New figures from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation show a snapshot of health in Michigan. Bridge Magazine looked into the numbers and found great disparity in the state. They also found some numbers can be deceiving. 

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Fine Art
5:38 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

Painted Chair Affair brings out the artist in crafters

Friday night about a hundred chairs will fill the Battle Creek Country Club. But not just any chairs; each one is a unique piece of art. Every year artists and first-timers alike paint old chairs and enter them in the Painted Chair Affair, where they’ll be auctioned off to benefit the Woman’s Co-op. The auction starts at 6 p.m. on Friday.

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