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11:53 am
Tue February 26, 2013

Spring Festival celebrates Indian culture with food, Bollywood music

Dolly dancing in the WMUK studio
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Imagine a giant snowball fight, only instead of snow, everyone has a handful of a different colored powder. That’s what the Hindu holiday of Holi is like in India. Here in Michigan, the India Association of Kalamazoo will hold its Spring Festival on Saturday to celebrate Holi and other Indian festivals that mark the coming of spring.

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Community Development Credit Union
9:15 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

Community Promise Credit Union set to open in Kalamazoo

Community Promise Credit Union on Portage Road
Credit Community Promise Credit Union website

A new credit union is opening in Kalamazoo. The Community Promise Federal Credit Union will be holding an open house Tuesday at the Edison Neighborhood Association. Community Promise is a community development credit union, which will provide financial services and education to low-income people. It’s opening in the Edison Neighborhood, where currently there are no financial service institutions.

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Poetry
5:59 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

Poet Jay Baron Nicorvo tackles the tough subject of deadbeat dads

Poet Jay Baron Nicorvo

Severe winter weather prevented poet Jay Baron Nicorvo from reading at WMU as scheduled in late January. The reading was rescheduled for February 28 in the Bernhard Center. Nicorvo teaches writing at Western Michigan University.

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Kellogg breakfast
7:56 am
Mon February 25, 2013

Kellogg expands world hunger relief efforts

Kellogg and its foundation "Kellogg Corporate Citizenship Fund" plan to increase access to breakfast around the world. 

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University adminissions
9:16 pm
Sun February 24, 2013

Bridge Magazine examines increase in out of state and international college students

Michigan State University Administration Building
Credit Michigan State University

The headline on a recent Bridge Magazine article asks “Is a student from China taking my kid’s college slot?” The story uses a series of charts to show the rise of out of state and international students at some universities in Michigan. 

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