The School of Music at Western Michigan University will end 2018's public concerts with 'A Brass Celebration of Christmas,' on Sunday, Dec 16 at 3 pm in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. Robert White, professor of trumpet, and Alexandra Mattson, a graduate assistant horn player, talk about the annual tradition of bringing together students and faculty for a holiday concert, which opens with the brilliant, and mandatory, Four Dances from The Danserye by Tielman Susato.

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Recently you shared what you would like to know about climate change in our region. (If you have not reached out yet, we would love to hear from you!) In our first report, we'll tackle these questions: “What are the primary sources of greenhouse gases in Southwest Michigan, and what can we do to cut our emissions?”

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Western Michigan University’s president's pay is going up. Western’s Board of Trustees voted on Wednesday to increase President Edward Montgomery’s salary by 2.5 percent retroactive to July. That brings Montgomery’s annual pay to $461, 250.

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Western Michigan University Management Professor Tim Palmer says students from WMU’s Haworth College of Business and the College of Health and Human Services come at social corporate responsibility from different viewpoints. And he says “amazing conversations come out of that.”


Brenda Braxton has starred in Broadway productions since she was 20 years old. For her appearance in "Next Stop, Broadway!" she brings that experience to the Western Michigan University Department of Theater where, with the help of dozens of talented students, she will star in a cabaret revue for three consecutive nights in the Williams Theatre, Thurs - Sat at 7:30 pm.

In a conversation with Cara Lieurance, and with director of Theater Arts Management Emily Duguay sitting in, Braxton shares some of the highlights of her career, and offers insights into recent trends and how they affected her career.