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Hundreds already registered for WMU Day

April 20, 2009

KALAMAZOO--More than 400 Western Michigan University students, faculty and staff have already signed up to travel to Lansing to participate in the second annual WMU Day at the Capitol.

Register now
WMU Day at the Capitol

Registration is under way at wmich.edu/wmuday. WMU T-shirts, optional bus transportation from Kalamazoo and box lunches, all free of charge, will be available for all registered participants.

WMU Day at the Capitol is Wednesday, May 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the front lawn of the state capitol in Lansing. It will feature interactive and hands-on exhibits and a live vocal performance 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

  • Music theatre student performances on the steps of the capitol building
  • 2004 hybrid vehicle converted to a plug-in hybrid that goes 40 miles before using any gasoline
  • Flexible electronic circuitry printed on paper
  • Geological core samples for carbon sequestration
  • Tour the capitol building
  • Unmanned aerial vehicle and advanced UAV technology
  • Biofeedback technology
  • Fashion design by MODA students
  • Cirrus SR22 aircraft like the ones used by Sky Broncos
  • Formula race car built by SAE students
  • Cheer contest, Fight Song and Alma Mater
  • Fort St. Joseph archeological artifacts
  • Blood pressure testing and information about hypertension
  • Robo Bronco, a walking, talking high-tech robotic version of Buster Bronco
  • Sunseeker solar race car
  • Popcorn, face stickers, bean bag toss, frisbee

Full registration, including a free T-shirt, box lunch and optional bus transportation from Kalamazoo, ends Friday, May 8.

For more information, contact Donna Marks at donna.marks@wmich.edu or (269) 387-2072.

Media contact: Deanne Molinari, (269) 387-8400, deanne.molinari@wmich.edu

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