Courtesy Zachary Huang

Beekeepers from around the state and country will gather at Albion College today through Saturday for the annual Heartland Apicultural Society Conference. The conference is open to the public, and it’s all about beekeeping, with classes for beginners along with activities like bee-themed storytelling and art. However, with bee populations declining across the country, some of the conference will also focus on simply helping bees survive. WMUK’s Robbie Feinberg spoke with society chairman and Michigan State University entomology professor Zachary Huang


The trustees also approved a name for the alumni center the university will house in its original building on Prospect Hill. Western plans to call the building Heritage Hall.

Former Western Michigan University president Elson Floyd led the campaign to build the university’s current engineering campus. Now Western will remember Floyd by naming the building that houses the engineering program after him.

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Western Michigan University has approved a new policy to address sexual violence within the school’s community. That’s in response to recent changes to federal guidelines. Western’s Deputy General Counsel, Carrick Craig, says the Department of Education was concerned that many schools’ policies were discouraging people from reporting sexual violence.

"Commissioner Jeff Domenico argued at length with his fellow elected officials until he couldn’t anymore — as he continued to talk, a motion was made and the meeting was adjourned." (Battle Creek Enquirer)

"LA CROSSE, WI – In one of the top pitchers' duels of the season, 17-year-old Jack Ralston outclassed Alec Byrd as the La Crosse Loggers snuck by the Kalamazoo Growlers 2-1 on Tuesday night at Copeland Park." (Kalamazoo Gazette)