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A screenshot from a virtual meeting with 12 participants.
Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Western Michigan University Trustee Ron Kitchens is leaving his job as the head of a local economic development agency and heading south to take a similar position in Birmingham, Alabama. But Kitchens says that’s no reason to quit Western’s Board.

A three-quarter view of a young man holding a microphone and addressing a crowd. He is wearing a purple hat with the Greek letters of his fraternity, and a black anti-Covid face mask as well as blue latex gloves. At right, another young man listens.
Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Western Michigan University student George Seahorn has a thinker’s interest in nature. 

A senior in philosophy, he says he’s fascinated by “harmony after disasters, the peace after a rainstorm or the calm after a blizzard.”

Seahorn also has a passion for African-American studies. “It gives me some kind of hope on my origins,” he told WMUK. “Eventually I’m going to figure it out.”

As Seahorn was picking out classes for the fall, he saw one that promised to unite these interests.


2014 file photo of students from the WMU Homer Stryker MD Medical School at a mock disaster exercise kneeling around a practice mannikin outdoors
Andy Robins / WMUK

A new program hopes to interest high school students from under-served communities in careers in health care.


The front ends of six cars are pictured, parked against a curb. The cars are, from left to right, red, black, blue, black, red and black.
Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

The year 2065 is a little late for Western Michigan University to reach carbon neutrality. That’s the message from leaders of Western’s student government, who say they would like to see the school move its target for net-zero emissions forward about 25 years.

Farmers Alley Theatre

The Conviction of Lady Lorraine, written by and starring actor Dwandra Nikole Lampkin, is the opening production of Farmers Alley Theatre's new season. On Thursday, Oct 29, in a partnership with Broadway On Demand, it will premiere as a tele-play. 


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