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February

FEATURES Citizen Scientists

From counting birds and butterflies to developing apps, a cadre of ordinary folks are contributing to scientific discovery.

Is He for Real?

He’s hyper-energized, always happy and as creative as the day is long. Who better than Christopher Tremblay to oversee student recruitment at WMU?

Storytellers

Who doesn’t love a good story? Storytellers and their craft are gaining momentum in the arts.

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CONTENTS 2014

DEPARTMENTS

Up Front 8 Unnatural Causes — Film series examines effects race and status have on health.

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Cabin Fever — Here are some great ways to get out and enjoy winter’s wonders.

12 Savor 30

Going Gluten-Free — From store aisles to restaurants, gluten-free foods are becoming easier to find.

14 Enterprise

HRM Innovations — Born from setback, this human resource and management firm helps businesses thrive.

16 Good Works

Banking Blood — Choosing to keep umbilical cord blood offers life-saving opportunities for others.

46 The Last Word

A Valentine’s Day sleigh-ride through a snowy pine forest sure sounded romantic …

ARTS

34 Calling All Ears

In its 13th season, All Ears Theatre creates classic radio programs.

36 What’s That Sound?

WMU’s New Sounds Fesitval spotlights new music by living composers. On the cover: A cardinal is gently held before being banded at the Kalamazoo Nature Center. Photo by Erik Holladay.

38 Events of Note 41 Poetry

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Encore February 2014  

Southwest Michigan's Magazine celebrating the great things, people and places found in our corner of the Mitten.

Encore February 2014  

Southwest Michigan's Magazine celebrating the great things, people and places found in our corner of the Mitten.