Although he’s the son of a novelist, Benjamin Busch didn’t really find his voice as a writer until he was a marine sending letters home from Iraq.

Andy Robins / WMUK

The committee in charge of finding Western Michigan University's next president says the search process will be confidential. It says that means no public presentations on campus by finalists. It says that's necessary to make sure that it has the widest and most diverse pool of candidates to consider. The search may be confidential but the committee also announced on Friday, Nov. 4, that the process will not be closed. The committee says it will seek input from faculty, staff, alumni, and the...

Earlene McMichael / WMUK

Tim Terrentine , one of Kalamazoo County’s fastest rising young leaders who was recently named Western Michigan University’s vice president of development and alumni relations, is today's featured guest on WMUK's WestSouthwest public-affairs show. At age 37, he’s already been an executive director of a nonprofit organization, and now a vice president for a second time. But in a candid interview with Earlene McMichael , Terrentine shares that his many successes almost didn’t happen, even having once dropped out of college until mentors intervened.


The Western Winds is a combined faculty-student group at Western Michigan University, led by Dr. Scott Boerma, who brought along graduate students Michael Gause (trumpet) and Laura Diaz (bassoon) to talk to Cara Lieurance about a concert on November 1. The program featured the world premiere of a new work by WMU professor of jazz trumpet, Scott Cowan, called La Suite de las Noches Hispanicas.

Kevin Kennedy

The Sphinx Virtuosi are performing at Western Michigan University tonight as part of its 9th annual national tour. On the eve of a sold-out concert at Carnegie Hall last week, cellist Karlos Rodriguez spoke with Cara Lieurance about the tour, the music, and how the Sphinx Organization has impacted diversity in classical music. The Sphinx Virtuosi perform tonight at 7:30 pm in the Dalton Center Recital Hall at Western Michigan University. More information is at the School of Music's website ....