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Western Michigan University’s new paper manufacturing machine bears the name of a graduate who was there when the first machine went online. Chuck Klass went on to a career in the paper industry after graduating in 1962. 

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Austin McWilliams, a candidate for a masters degree in choral conducting from Western Michigan University, has turned his master's recital into a musical event with a message: HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention. Along with Dave Watt of CARES - Community AIDS Resource and Education Service - McWilliams discusses how he put the program together to highlight different aspects of the HIV story, with John Corigliano's Of Rage And Remembrance serving as the centerpiece. During the program, speakers from CARES will share information and poetry between musical selections. Panels from the AIDS Quilt will be on display at the concert, which begins at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, April 17 in the Dalton Center Recital Hall at Western Michigan University.


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Remember the late celebrated astrophysicist Carl Sagan? An interesting tie exists between science phenom Neil deGrasse Tyson and him besides both having hosted the popular "Cosmos" show begun by Sagan. It's that Tyson met Sagan as a teenager. In fact, Sagan personally invited Tyson to visit Cornell University to convince him to enroll there. Sagan met Tyson in his professor's office on a Saturday, gave him a campus tour, then gifted him one of his books with a foretelling inscription: "To Neil Tyson, future astrophysicist."


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On the eve of the 60th annual WMU Concerto concert, the three winning soloists--  trumpeter Brent Proseus and soprano Caitlin Borke, both from Michigan, and violinist Negar Afazel, from Iran-- join Cara Lieurance to preview their concertos and talk about their individual musical journeys. The free concert is Sunday, April 14 at 3 pm in Miller Auditorium. Andrew Koehler will conduct the Western Michigan University Symphony Orchestra. 


Theater Review: WMU's "Guys And Dolls"

Apr 11, 2019
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The Western Michigan University Theatre’s production of “Guys and Dolls” brings the characters of Damon Runyon to life in a colorful and endearing production of this classic of American musical theatre. WMUK’s Gordon Bolar has this review.


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