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Frankie Ballard mixes Midwest charm, Nashville twang
With sharp guitar licks and a gravely set of pipes, Frankie Ballard has made Battle Creek a hot topic in the country music arena.
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WMU, K-College students march to draw awareness to 'rape culture'
"Rape is a serious issue and so often it goes unpunished," said Getz, a Jenison resident who described a situation where a male friend was assaulted by another young man.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
Slow down virtual school expansion until more student data is available, report urges lawmakers
States should limit expansion of online virtual schools until more information is available on why student performance lags behind other schools, according to a new analysis of virtual schools by the National Education Policy Center.
Western Michigan University planning 'major announcement' for medical school next Tuesday
Western Michigan University is planning a "major announcement" regarding its new medical school March 11, the university said in a press release.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo announces 2013-14 Board of Directors
The Board of Directors of the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo elected the following officers for the 2013-14 year.
Paul Clements, Democrat running against Upton, gets endorsed by Sierra Club
Upton chairs the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and has been the target of attack ads by the Sierra Club because of his stance on energy issues.
UICA explores meaning beyond mementos and heirlooms in ' ... Mercurial Silence ...'
What : " Mercurial Silence " Where : UICA, 2 W. Fulton St. When : Now through April 27 Gallery Hours : Noon-9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, noon-7 p.m. Sundays.
Chris Boes, WMU graduate who battled cancer, faced death 'with courage and grace'
Chris Boes, a Western Michigan University student who inspired many by tenaciously pursuing his degree while battling cancer, died Wednesday, March 5, 2014.
Actor Rod Cone's friendship with Stephen Lynch brings him back to Kalamazoo, Civic stage
Rod Cone's long-running friendship with comedian/songwriter Stephen Lynch has taken him from Kalamazoo to New York to some of the world's biggest stages and back again.
People on The Move in Kalamazoo -- March 6, 2014
People on The Move announces the new title or working role of local people moving from one paid position to another.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
'Wait Wait' update: 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' star Terry Crews, comedians Brian Babylon, Bobcat...
Actors Terry Crews, left, and Andy Samberg arrive at Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. KALAMAZOO, MI -- Terry Crews , star of the Fox comedy "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" and a Western Michigan University graduate, is one of the several celebrities to participate in the Kalamazoo taping of the NPR news-quiz show "Wait Wait ... (more)
Bronco BUDS will bring Kalamazoo sixth-graders to Western Michigan University in March and April
They won't be taking the ACT for years yet, but Kalamazoo Public School sixth graders will be visiting Western Michigan University this month to get a close-up look at college life.
Former WKFR host Glen Dillon hired as new adviser for WMU's WIDR, Western Herald, YBOT
Sometimes the wrong door can turn out to be the right one. That's how Glen Dillon says he got his start in radio, during his time as a student at Western Michigan University .
Fri Feb 28, 2014
The World Affairs Council of Western Michigan to Host 2014 Downtown Lecture Discussion Series
The World Affairs Council of Western Michigan is announcing its 2014 Downtown Lecture Discussion Series, featuring a business-oriented outlook on global and foreign issues.
WMU Theatre Professor Greg Roehrick, 60, left his mark on Southwest Michigan theater design
Greg Roehrick, 60, an award-winning Western Michigan University theater professor who had a large presence in the Southwest Michigan performing arts world, died Feb. 25. Roehrick, who taught design and technical production courses at WMU since 1978, served as scenic designer for more than 125 University Theatre productions.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Western Michigan University and new medical school to offer dual MD-MBA degree
Students at the new WMU School of Medicine will be able to earn both a medical degree and an MBA simultaneously under a new program announced Thursday.
New designs for WMU Valley Dining Facility preserve Goldsworth Valley Woods
The Western Michigan University community will choose from among five concepts unveiled Tuesday evening for its new Valley Dining Facility -- but all five will preserve the Goldsworth Valley Woods.
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Four run for St. Pete Beach commission
Four candidates are seeking two seats on the St. Pete Beach City Commission in the March 11 election.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
'Team DeYoung' rallies around Kalamazoo father of 6 battling cancer
When Marc DeYoung developed a problem with swallowing last summer, he initially figured it was a worsening of a long-standing problem with heartburn.
Western Michigan University says it has no long-term plans for Bellevue Place properties
Western Michigan University has no long-term plans for the properties on Bellevue Place it is in the process of purchasing, the university's CFO said.