Beauty for Ashes
Join photo journalist Garth Lenz in a conversation about his work which explores the industrialization of natural landscapes and our relationship with fossil fuels and climate change. More info>
WHERE: Lee Honors College, WMU, Kalamazoo
4:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 19

The True Cost of Oil
Award-winning photographer Garth Lenz presents "En Route: The True Cost of Oil" covering his work with the Alberta Tar Sands. Post lecture, join Garth at faculty and student exhibition receptions and student award ceremony. More info>
WHERE: LECTURE - RCVA room 2008, WMU, Kalamazoo ; RECEPTION - South Kohrman first floor K1206 , WMU, Kalamazoo
LECTURE - 5:30 p.m., Thursday, November 20 ; RECEPTION - 7:00 p.m., Thursday,  November 20

Thanksgiving at Circle Pines
If you don't have plans already, join Circle Pines Center for a traditional Thanksgiving feast on Thanksgiving. CPC provides locally and humanely raised turkey (many thanks to Crane Dance Farms!), home-made stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, coffee, tea, sparkling juice and organic whipped cream. You and the other guests provide the salads, vegetables, breads, rolls, desserts and other dishes you'd like to share. Call 269-623-5555 for more info.
Circle Pines Center, 8650 Mullen Rd, Delton, MI 49046
5:00 p.m., Thursday, November 27
$10/adult $7.50 student

Fair Food Matters: Bizarre Bazaar
Skip the mad rush at the strip malls and come down to Bell's to enjoy a cozy, creative atmosphere with a beer in hand. Support the Can-Do Kitchen with gifts you won't find anywhere else. More info>
WHERE: Bell's Eccentric Cafe, 355 E Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo
WHEN: 11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Saturday, November 29

Buy Local Art & Gift Fair
Enjoy top-quality work from more than 50 local artisans in a fun and festive atmosphere surrounded by the beautiful winter woods. Enter a raffle for a chance to win a basket full of gifts! More info>
WHERE: Kalamazoo Nature Center, 7000 N. Westnedge, Kalamazoo
WHEN: Saturday, December 13, 9am-4pm


Letter to the Editor: Buy Nearby

October 3, 2014 |

Buy Nearby campaign is a reminder of the good that can come when we chose to buy local and invest in our community and state.

Honors college home earns LEED silver certification as 'green' building
September 30 | WMU News
WMU's Lee Honors College has been awarded LEED silver certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.With 20 buildings either completed or going through the certification process, WMU is a leader in the state and region for LEED-certified buildings