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    Edward Montgomery WMU’s ninth ‘Bronco-in-Chief’ takes the reins
  • Encore-Magazine-Feature-Permaculture-Mike-Hoag-Kim-Willis-August-2017

    Kim Willis and Mike Hoag stand in front of Lillie House, their home and permaculture garden on Douglas Avenue.

    © 2017 Encore Publications/Brian Powers

    Beautiful & Bountiful Lillie House Permaculture creates pathways to plenty
  • Encore-Magazine-Features-Ice-Cream-Favorites-july-2017

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    Flavor Faves The ice cream tastes that locals go for
  • Encore-Magazine-Arts-Jeremiah-Barnes-June-2017 A Lot of Buzz How Jeremiah Barnes’ business keeps him as busy as his bees
  • Encore-Magazine-College-Students-Technology-Msy-2017

    WMU students, from left, Donovan Smith, Mauseli Lopez, Krystl Sladovnik, William Edgerton and Danneisha McDole, use a variety of digital devices in their everyday lives.

    Connected The Download on How Technology Has Changed College Life
  • Encore-Magazine-Features-Humphrey-Products-Leaders-April-2017

    Chairman and CEO Robert Humphrey, center, with two of Humphrey Products’ key leaders: Todd Bordewyk, vice president of engineering and compliance, left, and David Maurer, president, in the company’s Kalamazoo manufacturing facility.

    Brilliantly Resilient The successful evolution of Humphrey Products
  • Encore-Magazine-Features-KalmazooKitty-Kitty-copeland-March-2017

    Kitty Copeland works on a piece she will soon sell in her shop, KalamazooKitty. She also teaches classes in furniture painting techniques.

    Designing Woman Creativity drives Kitty Copeland's success in home decor market
  • Encore-Magazine-Features-Remembering-the-Struggle-February-2017

    Then and now: A civil rights protest from 1960; A Black Lives Matter rally in Kalamazoo in 2016. Right photo by Olivia Stier

    Remembering the Struggle 50 years later, the march for justice continues
  • Encore-Magazine-Features-Stephen-Carver-January-2017 Home Again Stephen Carver carries on his family's legacy at the Civic Theatre
  • Encore-Magazine-Fetzer-Institute-building-December-2016

    The Fetzer Institute’s building glows on an autumn night. Photo by Brian Powers

    An Illuminating Mission The Fetzer Institute is working toward a more loving world
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The Evolution of John Dunn‘I’m a better president than when I started,’ he says as he steps down

Kari Montgomery, pictured with her husband, WMU president Edward Montgomery, is a Michigan native.

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Home Again Kari Montgomery relishing her new role as WMU’s ‘First Lady’

What's Happening in SW Michigan

Up Front

Picks from the KIA Permanent Collection

Good Works

Volunteers have fueled Red Cross chapter’s efforts for 100 years


The delicious native fruit you may not know about


Exhibits showcase invention that rocked music world


Precision, detail and beauty in botanical artist’s work

Back Story

Executive Director, Big Brothers/ Big Sisters