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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…

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…

Get your turkey on during WMU’s Turkey Trot

Attention all turkeys… and runners. Western Michigan University is hosting its 47th annual Turkey Trot on Saturday, Nov. 20. A 5K race, it is open to runners, walkers and spectators of all ages. The course winds through the university’s West Campus, with a start and finish line in the Student Recreation Center’s indoor tennis courts.…

Kalamazoo’s Got Talent, too

A reality star of the more favorable genre — talent contest — will be performing here July 17. Check out the campus of my Alma mater, Western Michigan University. Debra Romer will strum and croon at 7:30 at the Wesley Foundation. It’s five bucksto get it, but hey, this isn’t just a hometown experience. Romer’s…

Chicago a must-see at WMU

Dancing, singing, sexy costuming, comedy and all that jazz… “Chicago” has been made even more famous by the likes of Latifa, Zellweger and Zeta Jones. I did not see the movie since I prefer to see shows in the medium they were meant to be seen in first. Last year, I saw the Chicago tour…

I’m EPIC!

So, if it’s not known by now, I’m a total brand junkie — it doesn’t have to be terribly popular, just terribly reliable in quality and longevity.   I can’t justify the purchase of a cheap, no-name product, so — of course — it takes me eons of time to make a decision on a…