Sehvilla Mann

Local Government/Education Reporter

Sehvilla Mann joined WMUK’s news team in January 2014 as a reporter on the local government and education beats. Before that she covered a variety of topics, including environmental issues, for Bloomington, Indiana NPR and PBS affiliates WFIU and WTIU. She’s also written and produced stories for the Pacifica Network and WYSO Public Radio in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Sehvilla holds a B.A. in French from Earlham College and an M.A. in journalism from Indiana University.


SW Michigan
4:55 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Portage Interviews Last 5 City Manager Candidates

The Portage City Council is set to consider five final candidates for its open city manager seat. Council members plan three interviews for Wednesday and two for Thursday.

The candidates include acting Portage manager Laurence Shaffer, as well as Sturgis city manager Michael Hughes. Two others, David Mackie and Paul Brake, are municipal officials in eastern Michigan. Mary Lou Brown is a city administrator in Nebraska.

Portage has not had a permanent city manager since Maurice Evans retired in April.

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5:37 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

'Flash Fiction' With WMU Professor Emeritus Stuart Dybek

Credit courtesy of Stuart Dybek

Chicago native and WMU Professor Emeritus Stuart Dybek’s two new collections of stories won high praise from The New York Times Review of Books last month. By the way, his name is pronounced DIB-ek not DIE-bek, though Stuart says he'll accept either.

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Local Music
5:47 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

'All Over The Place' Style Suits Grand Rapids Musician Karisa Wilson

Credit courtesy of Karisa Wilson

On Tuesday, singer-songwriter Karisa Wilson will play at Salt of the Earth in Fennville.

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5:53 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

Michigan Responds to Climate Change

From left to right, Kalamazoo Mayor Bobby Hopewell, the Michigan League of Conservation Voters' Jack Schmitt and Environmental Enterpreneurs' Gail Parson discuss climate change.
Credit Sehvilla Mann/WMUK

Michigan isn’t just cutting carbon emissions: It’s poised to be a climate change leader. That was the message at a panel discussion on climate change in Kalamazoo on Wednesday.

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Arts & More
1:09 pm
Mon September 1, 2014

Did the Web Kill the Art Supply Store?

Credit Jm3/Flickr

From bike shops to breweries, Kalamazoo businesses cater to many passions.

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