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Friday is registration deadline for WMU Day

May 5, 2008

KALAMAZOO--Faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends of Western Michigan University have until Friday, May 9, to register for WMU Day at the Capitol and receive WMU T-shirts, optional bus transportation from Kalamazoo and box lunches, all free of charge. The daylong event will be held May 28 at the Michigan Capitol Building in Lansing.

Online registration ends May 9

The day's highlights include a noon flyover by two Cirrus SR-20 planes from WMU's fleet, and a replica of the plane will be on display. Robo Bronco, a six-foot tall walking, talking and singing chrome robotic horse also will attend as a showcase for the University's engineering talent. Another engineering success, WMU's solar car, Sunseeker, will be available to view, along with WMU's hydraulic or chainless bicycle, a demonstration of Bronco Biodiesel and other environmental research projects and interactive displays.

The purpose of the event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the front lawn of the capitol is to showcase the programs and people of the University and highlight its contributions as a valuable research institution in the state. Members of the WMU community also are planning to meet with legislators.

After May 9, anyone who has not registered and is still interested in participating will be placed on a waiting list.

For more details, visit www.wmich.edu/wmuday or contact Donna Marks at donna.marks@wmich.edu or (269) 387-2072.

Media contact: Deanne Molinari, (269) 387-8400, deanne.molinari@wmich.edu

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