Western Michigan University

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When Elson Floyd became President of Western Michigan University in 1998, at 42 he was young for a college president. At the time he was younger than any president of a state university in Michigan. Floyd's death from complications related to colon cancer came Saturday at the young age of 59. 

Western Michigan University Dept. of Theatre

This weekend Western Michigan University will premiere Activate Midwest—a new play festival for new plays—not to be confused with the Theatre Kalamazoo New Play Festival that happens every year, this fest focuses on full length works and draws playwrights from all over the Midwest, not just Kalamazoo.


Scrapbooks Chronicle LBGT History

Jun 5, 2015
Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Jen Hsu was packing books at Western Michigan University’s Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay and Transgender Student Services office when she found a couple of paper pads. It turns out they served as part file, part scrapbook for the group’s predecessor. Together they cover more than 15 years of local and national LGBT history.


Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

The name Disney means more than just entertainment to a group of Western Michigan University students. This summer they’ll trace Disney Company founder Walt Disney’s life and career in a trip that will take them across the country. And they've made one stop in advance near Kalamazoo.


The lab's humanoid robot JD
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Chad Edwards started the Communication and Social Robotics Lab at WMU with his wife and colleague Autumn. They have four robots in the lab.

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