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16 hrs ago |

Two Western Michigan University professors and six staff members to retire

At its Wednesday meeting, Western Michigan University's Board of Trustees approved the retirement of two faculty members and six staff and accepted the resignations of four faculty.


17 hrs ago | Michigan Radio

Discussion in Detroit to focus on kids & breaking the cycle of violence

Michigan Radio's popular "Issues & Ale" discussion series will visit the Traffic Jam & Snug restaurant in midtown Detroit on Monday, July 28th at 6:00 pm to discuss the issue of kids growing up in violence.


Related Topix: Detroit, MI, Family, Kids

Yesterday |

People on The Move in Kalamazoo -- July 24, 2014

People on The Move announces the new title or working role of local people moving from one paid position to another.


Related Topix: Home Building, Home, Hope College

Yesterday | KSL-TV

Michigan to host conference on African governance

Scholars and policymakers from around the globe plan to gather next month for a conference on Africa at Western Michigan University.


Wed Jul 23, 2014

WMU Board of Trustees sets 2015-16 rates for new residence halls

The foundation and footings are still being completed, but the Western Michigan University Board of Trustees has set room rates for WMU's new residence halls, which will open in fall 2015.


Cole-Gilmore property deal extension authorized by WMU Board of Trustees

Western Michigan University and Downtown Tomorrow Inc. will have another year to work out a potential agreement for the Cole-Gilmore property .


Golf outing to honor memory of Alexandra Burgett, WMU senior killed in 2012 crash

A golf outing next month will honor a Western Michigan University senior who was just two months from graduation in 2012 when she was killed in a crash caused by a distracted driver reaching for his wallet.


Related Topix: Ypsilanti, MI, Kalamazoo, MI, Kalamazoo County, MI

Western Michigan University's Sangren Hall awarded LEED Gold certification

And then there were nine: Western Michigan University's Sangren Hall has been awarded LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council, the university announced Wednesday.


Related Topix: Energy, Kalamazoo, MI

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Western Michigan assistant football coach Bill Kenney files $1 million lawsuit against Penn State

Bill Kenney, the offensive line and tight ends coach for Western Michigan University , filed a federal lawsuit Monday against Penn State University.


Related Topix: Michigan

Business Journal

Outgoing Coggin College dean satisfied he's accomplished goals

When Ajay Samant was hired as dean of the Coggin College of Business at the University of North Florida in 2010, he had three main objectives.


Related Topix: University of North Florida

Kalamazoo appoints St. Joe ISD director, Maple Street teacher as new...

The Kalamazoo Public Schools Board of Education has approved the appointment of a Title I coordinator and an assistant principal of Loy Norrix High School.


Related Topix: Kalamazoo, MI, Education Etc., Psychology, Science

Observer & Eccentric

Golf outing benefits scholarship fund in memory of Plymouth woman

Molly and Mark Burgett still celebrate the birthday of their late daughter, Alexandra.


Related Topix: Plymouth, MI, Ypsilanti, MI

Daily Press & Argus

Newsmakers from Livingston County

The scholarships were awarded for the 2014-2015 academic year and range from $500 to $2,500.


Related Topix: Livingston County, MI, Pinckney, MI, Michigan, Howell, MI, Northern Michigan University

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Oshtemo Historical Society offered free peek at the historic Drake Farmstead

When Nancy Edwards lived in the Drake Farmstead in the 1980s, the experience wasn't too far removed from pioneer days.


Related Topix: Oshtemo, MI, Home Listing, Home, Kalamazoo College, White Pigeon, MI

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Shakespeare's Pub to introduce 44 drafts to Kalamazoo to celebrate 11th anniversary Saturday

As Shakespeare's Pub prepares to celebrate its 11th anniversary Saturday, co-owner Ted Vadella says he still can't believe his dream of owning a bar has become a reality.


Related Topix: Kalamazoo, MI, Beer, Drink

The Dysart Reporter

Wrage-Yeggy wedding

Parents of the couple are: Matt and Lida Eldred of Kalamazoo, Michigan; Ron and Kristi Yeggy of Riverside, Iowa; and Loren and Denise Wrage of Clutier.


Related Topix: Riverside, IA, Clutier, IA

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Primary candidates for Kalamazoo County Board discuss commissioner...

Seven candidates for the Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioner who are facing contested primaries this fall addressed a small crowd of potential voters on a number of issues during a forum Thursday evening at the Kalamazoo Gazette hub.


Related Topix: Kalamazoo County, MI, Kalamazoo, MI

People on The Move in Kalamazoo -- July 17, 2014

People on The Move announces the new title or working role of local people moving from one paid position to another.


Related Topix: Kalamazoo, MI, Grand Rapids, MI

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Battle Creek Enquirer

Campaign notebook: Endorsements, events in 62nd District race

Michigan Laborers Union Local 355 has endorsed Andy Helmboldt in the 62nd state House District's Democratic primary race.


Related Topix: Battle Creek, MI, Calhoun County, MI

South wing of Western Michigan University's East Hall demolished

By late afternoon Tuesday, a Bierlein excavator operator was busy sorting out the metal from the rubble of what was the south wing of East Hall on Western Michigan University's East Campus.


Related Topix: Kalamazoo, MI