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Past Kalamazoo Event: VOL 4

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A White Guy Finds Rhythm

BY DOUG LEPISTO
@ VOL 4 ON APR 26, 2018

Doug Lepisto shares how to unlock the power of rhythm in work and life.

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Living on Purpose

BY DWAYNE POWELL
@ VOL 4 ON APR 26, 2018

Dwayne Powell explains how a strong economic foundation is the key to a thriving black community.

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Design Evolution

BY MARK DEYOUNG
@ VOL 4 ON APR 26, 2018

Mark DeYoung offers a polemic for a different kind of design.

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An Artist's Quest : Magic, Mapping and UFO's

BY NAYDA COLLAZO-LLORENS
@ VOL 4 ON APR 26, 2018

Visual artist Nayda Collazo-Llorens gives us a glimpse into her work and interests in pseudoscience and the paranormal.

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Seeing the World through a Latvian Lens

BY MAIRA BUNDZA
@ VOL 4 ON APR 26, 2018

Maira Bundza shares how her heritage and global citizenship molded her experiences and outlook on life. 

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Do Bees Together

BY JAKE BETZOLD
@ VOL 4 ON APR 26, 2018

Honey, similar to valuable experiences, lasts forever and when life presents you with opportunities to make lasting bonds - seize that moment. Jake Betzold shares why he does bees and what you can do to "sweeten" your own life. 

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Show Us Your Doodles

BY MIKE KLOK
@ VOL 4 ON APR 26, 2018

Mike Klok dives into the head and history of a creative human, determined to find a home for his imagination. 

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How I Found Myself in Hip Hop

BY RICKY BIDDLE
@ VOL 4 ON APR 26, 2018

How the importance and value placed on originality, creativity, and style in hip-hop help Ricky Biddle find confidence and value in himself and passes it on to others.

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Cosplay Culture

BY LILLIE FORTEAU
@ VOL 4 ON APR 26, 2018

Cosplay Culture and how it changes lives and brings strangers together in very special ways. Lillie Forteau explains.

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Sometimes the Adventure is Returning Home

BY KARA MARKOVICH
@ VOL 4 ON APR 26, 2018

17 years ago, Kara moved to Oregon. 17 years later, Kara and her family have returned to Michigan. None of it was an accident but none of it was planned either.

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Doors : How to Keep Them Open

BY JEREMY GUMP
@ VOL 4 ON APR 26, 2018

Doors…how to keep them open from childhood through retirement. Jeremy Gump regularly speaks to his children about ensuring they take appropriate classes and achieve at a level that ensures doors do to do prematurely close to them. He also provides career guidance to people who often need to choose which doors to enter.

Doug Lepisto
Assistant Professor of Management, Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo
Dwayne Powell
Neighborhood Business Coordinator, City of Kalamazoo in Kalamazoo
Jake Betzold
Project Manager + Strategist, Maestro in Kalamazoo
Jeremy Gump
in Kalamazoo
Kara Markovich
in Kalamazoo
Mark DeYoung
Head of Design, Kalamazoo Valley Community College in Kalamazoo
Nayda Collazo-Llorens
Visual artist in Kalamazoo
Ricky Biddle
Industrial Designer in Kalamazoo
Lillie Forteau
Creative in Kalamazoo
Maira Bundza
Librarian, Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo
Mike Klok
Graphic Designer, Stuffed Brain Studio in Kalamazoo