WMU News

WMU alumni return June 5-6 for Reunion Weekend

May 19, 1998

KALAMAZOO -- Members of the Western Michigan University classes of 1948, 1953 and 1958 will gather in Kalamazoo Friday and Saturday, June 5-6, for Reunion Weekend.

A welcome back reception will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday in Walwood Union, the home of WMU's McKee Alumni Center. The day will end with a private viewing of "Singing in the Rain" in the Campus Cinema of Oakland Recital Hall.

Saturday's activities will begin with registration at 8:30 a.m. in the Fetzer Center and a 9 a.m. breakfast program featuring Richard Kishpaugh, a member of the class of 1948 and a historian who lives in Kalamazoo. Among the other scheduled activities will be a special presentation, "I Love Music," by Dr. Robert J. Ricci, professor of music; a bus tour of campus; and a 5 p.m. social hour that will include the taking of class photographs.

Members of the 40th, 45th and 50th reunion classes will conclude Reunion Weekend with a 6 p.m. dinner program in the Fetzer Center. Traditionally during the program, alumni who have graduated 50 or more years ago are recognized as Golden Associates by the WMU Alumni Association. This recognition will be bestowed on the class of 1948 during an induction ceremony at the close of the event.

The cost of Reunion Weekend is $45 for Alumni Association members and $40 for spouses and guests. For more information, persons should call the McKee Alumni Center at (616) 387-8777.

Media contact: Jeanne Baron; jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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