WMU School of Music

Kimberly Dunn Adams, director of choral studies at Western Michigan University, and fourth-year vocal student Keiwon Lambert share some teasers about this year's 'A Choral Christmas,' a beloved tradition featuring a kaleidescope of student choirs. Held in First Presbyterian Church of Kalamazoo, the two performances, at 4 pm and 7:30 pm, will feature processional singing, vocal jazz, spirituals, and carols new and old.

Oxford University Press

Western Michigan University History Professor Mitch Kachun says his book is about Crispus Attucks, one of the men, killed at the Boston Massacre in 1770. But he says First Martyr of Liberty: Crispus Attucks in American Memory also raises questions about who’s included in history, and who is ignored.

WMU Grad Watches Neutron Stars Collide

Nov 22, 2017
Jorge Saenz / AP Photo

A Western Michigan University graduate is helping astronomers record what happens when two neutron stars collide. Scientists have long believed that when two neutron stars crash into each other in a “kilonova,” they create gravity waves.

Why Is WMU's Marching Band So Big?

Nov 21, 2017
Greyson Steele / WMUK

For nearly a hundred years, Western Michigan University’s Bronco Marching Band has been a fixture on fall Saturdays in Kalamazoo. This year, though, there is a notable difference. The size of the band has swelled to 330 members, making it the largest in the Mid-American conference.

Earlene McMichael | WMUK

"Son, don't you ever forget the bridge that carried you across." Moses L. Walker recalls his mother often telling him that.

So Walker, a retired Borgess Medical Center executive who served multiple terms on the Kalamazoo City Commission and on many boards, says he always found ways to give back.

Now the Family Health Center in Kalamazoo has named the newest building at its headquarters after Walker. (Click icon to hear interview.)