Western Michigan University

Jazz
10:14 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

What Are You Going To Do With That Jazz? Workshop Gives Students Options

Benje Daneman teaching at a jazz clinic in Nebraska
Credit courtesy of Benje Daneman

The Summer JazzStart program is a three-day workshop put on by the new Kalamazoo Jazz and Creative Institute. The institute will host a free show Wednesday night at The Union Cabaret & Grille.

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6:47 am
Wed April 2, 2014

WMU Named Finalist for National Climate Leadership Award

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Voting by the public will take place until April 15th
  • Source: Wmich
  • | Via: University news release
KALAMAZOO-Western Michigan University is a finalist to win a 2014 Climate Leadership Award as part of an annual competition among the U.S. colleges and universities that are signatories of the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment.
Crafts
10:22 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Tobacco Pipe Art Brings Collector and Pipe Maker Together

Credit courtesy of Robert Bartholomew

Chicago resident Jason Niehoff is a freelance bass player for the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra. 

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Local Music
3:52 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

'Gran Danzon' celebrates flute music of the Americas

New album by Martha Councell-Vargas
Credit Ksenia Poulber

Martha Councell-Vargas, an assistant professor of flute at Western Michigan University, recently released a full-length album of new and overlooked flute music by composers of the northern and southern American hemispheres. 

On WMUK's Let's Hear It, Ms. Councell-Vargas speaks with Cara Lieurance about her passion for flute music of the Americas, the stylistic influences she's incorporated into her playing, and the strong friendships that have arisen throughout her musical journey.

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7:55 am
Thu March 20, 2014

Death of 19 year old WMU Student Under Investigation

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University says grief counselors are being made available to students
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- The death of a 19-year-old Western Michigan University student overnight is under investigation. A 19-year-old freshman died in Eicher Hall on the campus of WMU early Thursday morning, according to Cheryl Roland, executive director of university relations. "There is absolutely no sign of alcohol or drugs being involved in this," she said.

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