May 2013 WMU News

Concerts in the Park feature Sunday entertainment

Musicians from Kalamazoo and the surrounding area, many with ties to WMU, will perform for free at 4 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 18 in Bronson Park downtown. The rain location is First Baptist Church.

WMU offices closed Monday for Memorial Day

Except for essential and emergency services, University offices will be closed and all classes canceled Monday, May 27, in honor of U.S. Memorial Day. Classes and regular hours will resume Tuesday, May 28.

Public invited to take part in WMU common read

The book selected for WMU's second Universitywide common read is "Anatomy of Injustice: A Murder Case Gone Wrong" by the Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Raymond Bonner.

Anthropologist appointed to Freedom Trail commission

Gov. Rick Snyder has appointed Dr. Michael Nassaney to fill a vacancy on the Michigan Freedom Trail Commission, which preserves and promotes the legacy of the Underground Railroad's Freedom Trail in Michigan.

Candlebox headlines Kalamazoo Greek Festival

U2 tribute band U2 Zoo and rock band Candlebox will be featured alongside traditional Greek fare at the 37th annual Kalamazoo Greek Festival Thursday through Saturday, June 6-8, at Arcadia Creek Festival Place.


LGBT student services cosponsors bowling fundraiser

A family-friendly Bowling Extravaganza will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 2, at Eastland Lanes to raise funds for Kalamazoo's annual lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender pride celebration.

Jack J. Frey obituary

Jack J. Frey, assistant professor emeritus of music, died May 8 at age 91. A memorial service is planned for 3 p.m. Monday, May 13, in the First United Methodist Church in downtown Kalamazoo.