Western Michigan University

Fine Art
5:48 pm
Thu January 31, 2013

Artist Willie Cole experiments with shoes, steam irons

This work is part of Willie Cole's 'Virgin' series.
Credit www.williecole.com

At the age of 58, Willie Cole may be best known for using household items and found objects in his art. His large wall sculpture, called With a Heart of Gold is part of the exhibition now on display at the Richmond Center for Visual Arts on Western Michigan University's campus.

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5:46 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

Musical based on playwright's relationship with maid during the Civil Rights Movement

Credit WMU Theatre

A preview of the musical

The musical Caroline or Change by Tony Kushner is being staged in only one theatre in the country this year, the University Theatre at WMU. Caroline or Change is Kushner’s semi-autobiographical look back at his childhood.

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4:32 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

Report: WMU faculty union seeks 9-year contract extension

Statue near WMU Chemistry Building
Credit WMUK

Update January 29th 9:30a.m.  The President of Western Michigan University's Chapter of the American Association of University Professors says there are no current negotiations with the university. Matthew Mingus tells WMUK that the union is considering whether to pursue a nine-year extension for one part of the contract to maintain the current structure for the union. Mingus says there will be a chapter meeting on February 8th for the union to decide what action it wants to take in reaction to Right to Work Legislation. 

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Cara Lieurance
3:39 pm
Fri January 25, 2013

Members of Groov'tet reunite in their prime

Drummer Keith Hall
Credit Keith Hall

An interview with jazz drummer Keith Hall.

In 1993 Groov’tet, a self-propelled student jazz quartet, was formed at Western Michigan University. It launched the careers of four distinguished alumni: pianist Xavier Davis, saxophonist John Wojciechowski, bassist Matt Hughes, and drummer Keith Hall.

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11:02 am
Fri January 18, 2013

Boil water advisory on part of WMU campus over the weekend

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Water is being turned off Friday to repair a water main leak.
KALAMAZOO-Western Michigan University advises students, employees and visitors to campus that a precautionary boil water advisory from the city of Kalamazoo will affect three occupied buildings on campus over the weekend. The advisory will be in effect for East Hall, the Seelye Center and Spindler Hall from 2 p.m. Friday, Jan.