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Area student art highlights aviation open house

April 22, 2009

BATTLE CREEK, Mich.--Western Michigan University's College of Aviation is holding an open house from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 30, in the college's Education Center at the W.K. Kellogg Airport in Battle Creek.

A juried student aviation art exhibition, awards ceremony, guest speaker and tours of College of Aviation facilities and static aircraft displays are included in the open house. WMU faculty and staff will be on hand to answer questions about the college's degree programs in aviation flight science, aviation science and administration, and aviation maintenance technology.

The event is open to the public free of charge, but reservations are requested by Monday, April 27, and may be made by calling (269) 964-6375 during business hours.

Aviation art by K-12 students from Battle Creek and Kalamazoo is already on exhibit at the college weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The exhibit, "Dreams of Future Flight," will remain on display through May 15.

A program at 5:30 p.m. April 30 includes remarks by WMU's Capt. Dave Powell, dean of aviation; guest speaker Air Force Gen. Steve Ritchie, a veteran and ace pilot of the Vietnam War; and awards ceremony with Rick Herter, a professional aviation artist.

Media contact: Thom Myers, (269) 387-8400, thom.myers@wmich.edu

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