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Squirrels Rule!

When I attended Western Michigan University several years ago, I was encouraged to get involved with one of the many student organizations on campus.   I then started to investigate the possibilities.   Right away, I knew the Greek Life wasn’t for me.   I only speak English.   Then a friend who knew I…

Money Making Michigan?

Newly Senate-approved legislation makes way for the red carpet in the great state of Michigan. Despite talks and numbers that had fallen apart in the past, $25 million in incentives has been given the green light  in order to bait movie and film companies to hire Michigan workers and base their businesses in the state.…

Dude, Don’t Be a Dud

Contrary to popular belief, your closet doesn’t have to be overflowing with names and numbers to contain quality. While it may be discouraging to shop AND think about all the money you’d have to spend to keep up with the joneses, there are a few items you shouldn’t get dressed with out. Fellas, this list…

We need more hybrids

No, I’m not talking about Toyotas. We need more hybrid courses at Western Michigan University. In my Master of Public Administration program, I’ve taken two hybrid courses. They were wonderful! The first class, Board Governance, met four times in person over the course of the semester.   Everything else was done online via discussion boards…

WMU set to make big announcement March 22

When you’re a school of about 25,000 students, plus faculty and staff, it’s hard to keep a secret. But Western Michigan University has managed to keep a big announcement under wraps and plans to let us all in on it tomorrow, March 22, at 9:15 a.m. Dubbed Operation: Historic Moment, proceeded by a major PR…

Win $300 gift certificate to WMU Bookstore in EcoMug contest

If you’re a Western Michigan University student, you know what an EcoMug is. The EcoMug is a stainless steel travel mug given free of charge to all incoming first-year and transfer students at WMU. Started in fall 2009, the program aims to reduce campus waste and save money by minimizing the number of disposable cups…

Regional goalball tournament coming to Kalamazoo

If you’ve never heard of goalball, you’re not alone. But Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo will soon play host to a goalball Midwest regional tournament Feb. 26 and 27, according to the Kalamazoo Gazette. Organizers are seeking volunteers for this two-day event, which is similar to soccer in which athletes who are visually impaired compete…

Free financial aid event scheduled in Kalamazoo

It’s something no one likes to talk about when it’s time to go to college. It’s not fun for anyone involved, it can be complicated, and worst of all, it means money out of your own pocket. I’m talking about the dreaded financial aid talk. But if you’re in Kalamazoo and looking for some help,…

Western Warm-Up introduces students to university programs

When you’re a new student at a seemingly enormous university, getting involved on campus can be a pretty overwhelming idea. You’re not sure what’s out there, what fits your personal interests, and if you’ll mesh well with the other members. Well, if you’re heading to Western Michigan University this fall, that whole process just got…

Western Michigan University offers One-Stop Convenience Center

Back to school already? Ewwwww. But at least Western Michigan University is looking to make it a little easier for students and their parents this semester. The university will once again offer its one-stop service center to families who need to take care of last-minute business at the start of the spring semester. The One-Stop…