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  1. New WMU hockey assistants embracing challenge of keeping Broncos on path to national stageRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | MLive.com

    The Western Michigan University hockey team lost two coaches during the offseason that helped spark the revival of the program four years ago, but there are familiar feelings with their replacements. Associate head coaches Rob Facca and Pat Ferschweiler were hired by former head coach Jeff Blashill in 2010 and helped the Broncos win the CCHA championship in 2012 and make the NCAA tournament in 2011-12.

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  2. WMU approves consolidated dispatch agreement, phone surcharge in Kalamazoo CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | MLive.com

    Western Michigan University's Board of Trustees on Tuesday approved an agreement to move ahead with plans for consolidated dispatch for policing authorities in Kalamazoo County. WMU Deputy Chief Blaine Kalafut was one of WMU's representatives in discussions on creating a central dispatch, which also included the cities of Kalamazoo and Portage, Kalamazoo Township and Kalamazoo County.

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  3. Michigan Avenue, Stadium Drive corridor public input focuses on pedestrian safety, bike lanesRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | MLive.com

    ... Office of Urban and Metropolitan Initiatives, Downtown Kalamazoo Inc., Kalamazoo College and Western Michigan University, along with a consultant team. The team is looking for suggested improvements, including those focusing on traffic calming, ...

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  4. Itand#x2019;s getting close to crunch time for wannabe BoltsRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Tampa Bay Online

    ... doing the same thing,'' said Witkowski, who is in his second year as a pro after four years at Western Michigan University. “Up to this point, this has all been a bonus, I'm still learning, still developing. My goal is to play in this league, ...

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  5. Aral Sea loses its eastern lobe -- first time in modern history, NASA's Terra satellite showsRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Science Daily

    ... basin has completely dried in modern times," said Philip Micklin, a geographer emeritus from Western Michigan University and an Aral Sea expert. "And it is likely the first time it has completely dried in 600 years, since Medieval desiccation ...

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  6. Satellite photos show world's fourth-largest lake disappearingRead the original story

    18 hrs ago | Yahoo!

    ... colder and summers hotter and drier. According to Philip Micklin , geographer emeritus at Western Michigan University and an Aral Sea expert, there has been significantly less rain and snow this year in the distant Pamir Mountains, greatly reducing ...

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  7. WMU Police: Stay away from Asylum LakeRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    KALAMAZOO, Mich., - The Western Michigan University Public Safety Department has issued a warning to stay away from Asylum Lake until further notice following an armed robbery Monday. The crime happened just before 5pm at the university-owned Asylum Lake Preserve near the intersection of Drake Road and Parkview Avenue, just a few miles away from the main campus.

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  8. WMU wins $3.2 million grant to improve graduation rates among Kalamazoo Promise studentsRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | MLive.com

    Western Michigan University has received a $3.2 million grant to explore how universities can improve low graduation rates among underrepresented, underprepared and low-income students. The "First in the World" grant from the U.S. Department of Education was announced at the WMU Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday.

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  9. Cell phone the only item stolen in Asylum Lake armed robberyRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | MLive.com

    A man who was the victim of an armed robbery Monday afternoon near the Asylum Lake Preserve didn't have excessive amounts of money or credit cards stolen from him, police said. A cell phone appears to be the only item stolen from the man after he was robbed near the intersection of Drake Road and Parkview Avenue Monday by an unidentified assailant, Blaine Kalafut, Western Michigan University Public Safety assistant chief, said.

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  10. Aral Sea's Eastern Basin Has Dried Out, NASA Photos ShowRead the original story

    20 hrs ago | WGBH

    ... of the worst man-made ecological disasters." Geographer Philip Micklin, an Aral Sea expert from Western Michigan University, tells NASA that this is "likely the first time it has completely dried in 600 years, since Medieval desiccation associated ...

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  11. Samuel M. Paskin, 68, Of Mohegan LakeRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Yorktown Daily Voice

    Paskin was raised in Manhattan, in the Yorkville section, where his parents Frances and Morris Paskin owned a pharmacy. He attended the New Lincoln School until 1964 in Manhattan, went on to Queens College graduating in 1968 and did his master's work at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Mich., in ornithology/avian ecology.

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  12. Amid Michigan controversy, WMU football coach P.J. Fleck says...Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 30, 2014 | MLive.com

    Amid the controversy and scrutiny the University of Michigan football program is dealing with over the handling of an injured player in the Wolverines' game last week, Western Michigan University coach P.J. Fleck on Tuesday discussed his staff's policies for handling potential in-game injuries. Michigan coach Brady Hoke, his staff and athletic director Dave Brandon have been under fire since Saturday over the handling of injured quarterback Shane Morris, who suffered an ankle injury and later in the game appeared wobbly after taking a hit to the head.

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  13. 'A dream come true': Scott Merlo named new chief of WMU Department of Public SafetyRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | MLive.com

    A Western Michigan University alumnus and veteran of the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety who retired as an executive lieutenant in 2012 has been named the new chief of the WMU Department of Public Safety , school officials said Tuesday. Scott Merlo, 47, is to be introduced this afternoon at a regular meeting of the WMU Board of Trustees during which the body will approve his contract.

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  14. WMU police chief: Be aware of your surroundings at Asylum Lake in light of armed robberyRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | MLive.com

    Western Michigan University Department of Public Safety Chief Scott Merlo cautions people to be aware of their surroundings when visiting the Asylum Lake area, after the report of an armed robbery on Monday. Merlo said the victim was walking his dog when the armed robbery occurred at about 4:50 p.m. at the Asylum Lake Preserve, near the intersection of Drake Road and Parkview Avenue.

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  15. Bronco Banter: Talking WMU sports with David DrewRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | MLive.com

    Join Kalamazoo Gazette sports reporter David Drew for a live chat at 1 p.m. today to talk about all things in the world of Western Michigan University sports . The Broncos host west division favorite Toledo Saturday at 7 p.m. and oddsmakers seem to think this one is going to be close as the Rockets opened being favored by 12.5 points, but as of Tuesday night WMU was only a six-point underdog.

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  16. Armed robbery at Asylum Lake prompts police to urge residents to stay away from areaRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | MLive.com

    Police are asking people to stay away from Asylum Lake after the report of an armed robbery in that area on Monday. Western Michigan University Department of Public Safety is investigating the armed robbery, which took place at 4:50 p.m. at the Asylum Lake Preserve near the intersection of Drake Road and Parkview Avenue, according to a news release from WMU.

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  17. 12:16 Aral Sea loses its eastern lobeRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | AkiPress

    ... reduced water flow on the Amu Darya, according to Philip Micklin, a geographer emeritus from Western Michigan University and an Aral Sea expert. In addition, huge amounts of river water continue to be withdrawn for irrigation. The Kok-Aral Dam ...

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  18. Shocking NASA pics show Aral Sea basin now completely dryRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Russia Taday

    ... the eastern basin has completely dried in modern times," Philip Micklin, an Aral Sea expert from Western Michigan University told NASA's Earth Observatory, which captured fresh satellite images of the lake. "And it is likely the first time it has ...

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  19. World's fourth largest sea dried up completely: NASARead the original story

    Yesterday | Big News Network.com

    ... the diversion of the region's major river Amu Darya to the Caspian Sea," Philip Micklin from the Western Michigan University was quoted as saying in media reports. According to the United Nations Environment Programme, more than 60 million people ...

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  20. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder defends education funding, right-to-work law in first town hallRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | MLive.com

    Michigan Republican Gov. Rick Snyder launched his statewide town hall tour Monday evening in Kalamazoo, taking questions from audience members while taking on what he called " hogwash " from critics. Snyder, speaking to a crowd of roughly 150 inside the Bernhard Center at Western Michigan University, spent about a third of the hour-long town hall describing his political philosophy before turning things over to the audience.

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