University plans festive faculty and staff mixer

contact: Jeanne Baron
| WMU News
Photo of Mardi Gras mask.

U Make Western mixer set for Feb. 12.

KALAMAZOO—A Mardi Gras-themed get-together for Western Michigan University faculty and staff members will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, in Miller Auditorium.

The free U Make Western mixer is a celebration of the contributions employees make to the University. It also kicks off a fundraising campaign for faculty and staff members that is being launched in coordination with the Annual Fund.

P.J. Fleck, WMU's new head football coach, will be the guest speaker during a brief program that starts at 5:30 p.m.

The event also will include free chair massages, creole-inspired hors d'oeuvres and plenty of opportunities to win prizes. There will not be a cash bar, but attendees will each receive two drink tickets that may be redeemed for pop, beer or wine.

Visit to register for the mixer, which is being sponsored by the Office of Development and Alumni Relations, or to donate to the University.

Questions may be directed to Jason Long at or (269) 387-8789.