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Having three generations in the same workplace can present challenges. The speaker for this year’s “Respecting Differences” program in Kalamazoo says those can be overcome and make a company stronger.

"KALAMAZOO, MI - A communications professor at Western Michigan University has been named one of three Michigan Distinguished Professors of the Year by the Michigan Association of State Universities. Sue Ellen Christian is a professor of communication with a dual appointment in WMU's School of Communication and Department of Gender and Women's Studies." (MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette)

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The problems faced in the Middle East are big and complex. But documentary film maker Helene Klodawsky says community organizers are doing what they can to restore hope. 

Danielle Guerra

Longtime collaborators Lucas Pino and Jeremy Siskind premiered a new collection of songs, Golden Rule, Turing Test, at Western Michigan University on Tuesday. It's a sometimes lighthearted, sometimes bemused reaction to the way we filter our human relationships through social media and mobile devices.

Martha Councell-Vargas has been pushing her boundaries as a solo artist. In her 2013 release Gran Danzon, she presented a collection of rarely heard music of the Americas for flute and piano, and followed it up in 2016 with Fantasíawhich explored the unaccompanied flute traditions of the American continents. This Friday, Councell-Vargas's live performance will incorporate movement, dance, original videography, and selections of European and American flute repertoire.