More than 800 registered for WMU Day at the Capitol
May 13, 2009
KALAMAZOO--Registration for Western Michigan University's second annual WMU Day at the Capitol has topped its inaugural year, with 851 students, faculty, staff and friends of the University signing up for the event Wednesday, May 27.
Participants will convene from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the front lawn of the state Capitol in Lansing. WMU Day at the Capitol will feature interactive and hands-on exhibits and musical performances showcasing the talents and success of WMU students, faculty and staff.
More than 30 exhibits and activities are planned for the day. Some highlights are offered below.
WMU Day exhibits and activities
Organizers of WMU Day at the Capitol say the purpose of the event is to engage legislators and policymakers on the importance of WMU and the contributions the University makes in providing an educated workforce and advancing the state's economic development.
WMU is the first university to have a front-lawn Capitol presence for such a broad spectrum of programs and groups, including those from its main Kalamazoo campus and its eight regional sites across the state. Fewer than 800 participates registered last year for the event.
Media contact: Deanne Molinari, (269) 387-8400, firstname.lastname@example.org