Western Michigan University

Theatre
5:29 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

'Check Your Privilege' Asks WMU Students, Staff About Race

Credit Western Michigan University

Last year, with the help of a Kellogg Grant for Racial Healing, more than 160 students, staff, and faculty at Western Michigan University were interviewed about race relations on campus. The result is a documentary theatre piece called Check Your Privilege, premiering this week.

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7:49 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

WMU Enrollment Down 1.6%

Lead in text: 
But university reports increase in international students enrolled
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Western Michigan University announced today that it has fewer students for the fall 2014 semester than it did at this time last year despite seeing increases in international students and transfers. Overall, the university's enrollment dropped 1.6 percent from 24,294 in the fall 2013 semester to 23,914 this year, WMU announced in a press release Monday.
Local Music
7:45 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

LHI Live: The KeJuan Carter Group

KeJuan Carter, Dave Van Haren, Mike Horrigan, Hugh Little, Bryan Blowers
Credit C. Lieurance

Jazz singer KeJuan Carter recently graduated from Western Michigan University with a master's degree in vocal jazz performance. He and four other WMU jazz musicians - Hugh Little, piano; Bryan Blowers, guitar; bassist Mike Horrigan and drummer Dave Van Haren - put a personal touch on new, old, and overlooked

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Visual Art
7:00 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

Damaged WMU Sculpture Reveals Unseen World of Art Upkeep

Artist David Henderson's 'Thunderer' behind WMU's Dalton Center
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

“Art is never finished, only abandoned.” Some say that quote came from Leonardo Da Vinci, others say Pablo Picasso. But no matter who said it, it raises an interesting point. What happens after artists leave their work? Who takes care of it? 

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Poetry
7:11 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

WMU Instructor, PhD Student Wins National Poetry Prize

Donald Hall Poetry Prize Winner Iliana Rocha reading her poetry at the WMUK studio
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Western Michigan University PhD student and creative writing instructor Iliana Rocha has won the Association for Writers and Writing Programs’ Donald Hall Prize for Poetry. Rocha says in the poetry world, it’s a pretty big deal.

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