WMU News

School of Social Work sings the blues to raise funds

Feb. 12, 2003

KALAMAZOO -- A local blues band that includes two graduates of the Western Michigan University School of Social Work is helping the school raise money with a concert Sunday, Feb. 16, at The Union.

The Blue Moon Blues Band will perform from 7 to 10 p.m. at the local restaurant and bar, located at 125 S. Kalamazoo Ave. Proceeds from the show will go toward the capital campaign for the new building that will house all of WMU's College of Health and Human Services' schools and departments, including the School of Social Work.

"This program will provide an opportunity for social workers and the general public to come out to listen to some great blues music and at the same time support this fund-raising effort," says John P. Mellein, an instructor in the school. "It will also be an opportunity to socialize and network with new and old friends."

The Union will be serving food and drinks during the performance. A $5 suggested cover charge will be collected at the door.

For more information, call John Mellein in his office at (269) 387-3193 or at home at (269) 673-8226.

Media contact: Mark Schwerin, 269 387-8400, mark.schwerin@wmich.edu

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