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Beyond the Bag : Tea 101

BY ALLISON WALKER
IN KALAMAZOO

Allison Walker, Graphic Designer, Bookbinder + Printmaker : Allison works to embrace the beauty of both digital and physical art and creation. These processes create a meditative and wholesome rhythm, an experience that is mimicked in brewing the perfect cup of tea.

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How to Think on your Feet

BY DANN SYTSMA
@ VOL 1 ON JUN 29, 2017

Dann Sytsma, Business Consultant : Dann was just as surprised as the audience when his slide show is presented. Let's see how coherent a presentation he can give with absolutely zero preparation.

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Stay in the Moment

BY JOHN SCHMITT
@ VOL 1 ON JUN 29, 2017

John Schmitt, Jack of All Trades + Senior Business Consultant : In our often hectic lives we often forget the beauty, joy, wonder,sorrow of every day life. 90% of life is just showing up-when I just show up, often times I see, feel, hear something totally unexpected. Life is full of surprises but if we don't show up, we can't be surprised.

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The Objective Quality of Beauty

BY ANDREW MOLLISON
@ VOL 1 ON JUN 29, 2017

Andrew Mollison, Principal at Intersect Studio, Architect : If we are going to work together to make our community a more beautiful place to live, we must have some consensus on what makes something beautiful.

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At the Intersection of the Personal, the Historical, and the Musical

BY ANDREW KOEHLER
IN KALAMAZOO

Andrew Koehler, Associate Professor of Music at Kalamazoo College + Music Director and Conductor of the Kalamazoo Philharmonia : Yevhen Stankovych is a contemporary Ukrainian composer, and his 1993 Requiem for Those Who died of Famine memorializes one of the most catastrophic, largely overlooked tragedies of the 20th Century: the Holodomor, in which millions of Ukrainians died from an artificial famine created largely by Stalin's orders. The work will receive its US premiere next spring, performed in Chicago and Kalamazoo by the Kalamazoo Philharmonia and the Bach Festival Chorus, led by conductor Andrew Koehler. This music -- by turns haunting and riveting -- bears particular resonance for Koehler, who has studied and taught about the Holodomor and is a heritage speaker of Ukrainian.

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Removing Barriers and Igniting Hope!

BY EMILY KOBZA
@ VOL 1 ON JUN 29, 2017

Emily Kobza, CIS Director of Development + Business Engagement : Every day, kids in our community face barriers that threaten to derail them from success. Working with school staff, hundreds of volunteers, and dozens of community partners, Communities In Schools of Kalamazoo is in schools to ignite hope in students. How? By bringing the community and all the ways it can help to where kids are – the school – so they can graduate and be prepared for life.

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The Changing Role of the University Art Gallery

BY INDRA LACIS
@ VOL 1 ON JUN 29, 2017

Indra Lacis, Curator + Art Historian : Contemporary Art and Community - The Changing Role of University Art Gallery

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Coffee : A How-To

BY MACK CHRISMAN
@ VOL 1 ON JUN 29, 2017

Mack Chrisman, Coffee Connoisseur : What years of vicarious learning taught him about opening coffee shops.

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Teaching a Mummy to Tweet

BY ELIZABETH BARKER
@ VOL 1 ON JUN 29, 2017

Elizabeth Barker, Museum Support Specialist : Teaches us how a 2,300 year old mummy at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum learned how to use social media.