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Fashion & Design
6:55 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Fashion show lets WMU students show their creativity

Fashion design students working around the clock at the WMU sewing lab.
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Think about the shirt you’re wearing today. Although it was probably made in a factory somewhere, at one time that style was just someone’s idea. Someone designed it, cut out a pattern, cut or ripped the fabric, sewed it together, and prepped it for the runway.

That’s what Western Michigan University design students have been doing since December to prepare for their annual fashion show. The show put on by WMU’s Merchandising Opportunities and Design Association will be at the Kalamazoo Expo Center Friday and Saturday night starting at 8 p.m.

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Poetry
6:00 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

'Do you get it?' Poet questions the struggle to be understood

Credit Jaswinder Bolina

Poet Jaswinder Bolina will be reading at WMU's Bernhard Center on Thursday night at 8 p.m. as part of the Gwen Frostic Reading Series. He’ll read from his second book titled Phantom Camera.

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WMUK News
9:51 am
Mon April 8, 2013

Local bookstores doing very well, thank you

Bookstore sign in Kalamazoo welcomes customers
Credit WMUK

The impending death of bookstores, and even printed books, has long been predicted. But MLive Kalamazoo reporter Yvonne Zipp says the funeral notices may have been sent too soon.

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Kalamazoo Public Services
7:46 am
Mon April 8, 2013

Kalamazoo announces new Public Services Director

Sue Foune
Credit City of Kalamazoo

The city of Kalamazoo says Deputy Public Services Director Sue Foune will become the Department's director in May. 

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SW Michigan
1:38 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Portage & K Township win big fire grants

Portage Central Fire Station
Credit WMUK

Fire departments in Portage and Kalamazoo Township have won big federal grants. They were announced Thursday by Michigan’s two U.S. senators.

Democrats Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow say Portage will get nearly $634,000 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Kalamazoo Township will receive nearly $56,000.

The money can be used for training, equipment, and supplies.

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