It is precisely this caliber of applicant -- as well as judges and even audience members -- that the Stulberg has drawn annually since its inception in 1975. Intended as a memorial for the late Julius Stulberg, a beloved and respected professor at Western Michigan University and conductor of both the University Symphony and Kalamazoo Junior Symphony for many years
Tibbits Opera House in Coldwater is the second-oldest theater operating in Michigan. As the only professional arts organization in Branch County, it carries a sizable responsibility to provide a breadth of programs to adequately engage a diverse community base.
While there are several zoos throughout Michigan, one in particular works to foster empathy and understanding for the natural forests, wetlands, and - of course - the various species it hosts on over 433 acres of city-owned property in Battle Creek.
As a teacher in the Kalamazoo public school system for 33 years, Leslie Lami-Reed witnessed kids coming to school during the winter months