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Student-led cafe initiative holds open house

by Thom Myers

March 29, 2011 | WMU News

Photo of locally grown produce.
Campus Beet open house 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 8
KALAMAZOO--An open house to showcase a student-led initiative for a sustainable cafe, the Campus Beet, will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 8, in the Bernhard Center Ballroom at Western Michigan University.

The event is open to the public free of charge and includes free food, entertainment and art exhibits.

Locally sourced food options will be featured at the Campus Beet open house. Entertainment will include musical performances by a WMU jazz quartet and Taylor Clark, spoken word by WMU's Onomatopoeia and other writers, a student art show, and a community art project led by the IDEA Association. Students from the Interior Design Student Organization are creating a design that reflects the vision for the cafe.

The goal of the Campus Beet cafe is to offer fresh, delicious and ecologically sound food, to build the local economy and to support the WMU community. The cafe will provide a space to cultivate growth and expression, while offering an opportunity for student leadership experiences and interdisciplinary learning.

The Campus Beet is a WMU registered student organization. In addition to those already mentioned, a variety of campus organizations and offices are supporting the open house, including WMU Catering, Student Garden Organization, WMU Dietetics Interns and the Office for Sustainability.

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