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SW Michigan
2:50 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Portage Schools sign contract with new superintendent

Credit WMUK

The new superintendent of the Portage Public Schools has a three-year contract. School Board trustees signed the agreement with Mark Bielang on Tuesday. Bielang, who is now superintendent of the Paw Paw Public Schools, will take over in Portage August 5th. He'll be paid just under $214,000 a year.

Portage School Board trustees picked Bielang as the district's new superintendent June 21st after a protracted search process that saw an earlier finalist drop out and charges that the board had violated Michigan's Open Meetings Act. PPS officials say that was not the case.

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WestSouthwest
1:36 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

WestSouthwest: WMU President John Dunn

WMU President John Dunn in studio for WMUK's "WestSouthwest"
Credit WMUK

Western Michigan University President John Dunn is the guest for the first edition of WestSouthwest, WMUK's new weekly public affairs program.

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WMUK News
12:44 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

WestSouthwest: WMU President John Dunn

WMU President John Dunn in studio for WMUK's "WestSouthwest"
Credit WMUK

Western Michigan University President John Dunn is the guest for the first edition of WestSouthwest, WMUK's new weekly public affairs program.

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Local Music & History
11:32 am
Mon July 1, 2013

Barbershop chorus seeks young talent

The Mall City Harmonizers in 1961
Credit Mall City Harmonizers

The Mall City Harmonizers, Kalamazoo’s barbershop chorus, recently celebrated the 75th birthday of the international Barbershop Harmony society.

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Fairs & Festivals
10:52 am
Mon July 1, 2013

Michigan Shakespeare Fest: Good actors make good Shakespeare

Credit Michigan Shakespeare Festival

"Shakespeare's plays are never about the day nothing happened. They're always about the day something amazing happened," says  Janice L. Blixt, artistic director for the Michigan Shakespeare Festival.

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