Western Michigan University

WMUK News
4:40 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

Making sustainability a habit

Solar panels near WMU's Miller Auditorium
Credit WMUK

A Western Michigan University graduate student is working on a project she hopes will dramatize the costs of not saving energy. The project was one focus of National Campus Sustainability Day events at Western on Wednesday (Oct. 23).

Western Michigan University officials say it has been working on ways to cut energy use for nearly two decades even has the number of buildings on campus grew. And Western President John Dunn says those efforts have paid off:

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7:39 am
Wed October 23, 2013

Average tuition increase 3.45% at state universities in Michigan

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Western Michigan University tuition and fees up 3.6%.
Average sticker prices at the nation's 4-year public universities rose 2.9% this year, the smallest annual increase in more than three decades, suggesting that the steeper increases over the past few years didn't signal a new era of accelerating prices, says a report out today.
Fine Art
10:35 am
Fri October 11, 2013

Spare Change: The art of climate

Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

The exhibit Spare Change: The art of climate will be on the first floor of Western Michigan University’s Kohrmann Hall until Thursday, October 17th. It has everything from a dress made of recycled materials to simple eye-catching info graphics like Amelia James work. 

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Local Music
4:59 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

Famed violinist Regina Carter's path leads to music therapy

Regina Carter
Credit reginacarter.com

Jazz violinist Regina Carter, who performed with her quartet Wednesday night at Western Michigan University as part of the School of Music's Mind, Music and Medicine conference, spoke with Cara Lieurance before the concert. 

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Theatre
9:38 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Theatre disasters showcased in 'Noises Off' at WMU

Nathaniel Sabo (on shoulders), Deontez Lockett (middle), Lexie Plath (left), Sarah West right)
Credit John Lacko

Behind the curtain, theatres are hotbeds for chaos and no play shows this better than Noises Off.

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