WMU News

Blues music fundraiser supports new HHS building

April 7, 2004

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University's School of Social Work will be singing the blues later this month in its second annual music fundraiser.

This year's fundraiser will again be held at The Union, located at 125 S. Kalamazoo Mall in downtown Kalamazoo. The event is from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, April 18, and will again feature the Blue Moon Blues Band of Kalamazoo. The band features two graduates of the school, Dale Hein on harmonica and Bill LaValley on bass.

Proceeds from the fundraiser will go toward the capital campaign for the College of Health and Human Services' new building, which will house all college departments, including the School of Social Work. The building is now under construction along Oakland Drive.

The event will provide an opportunity for social workers and the general public to come out and listen to some quality blues music, while at the same time support the fund-raising effort. It also will provide an opportunity for attendees to socialize and network with old friends. The restaurant will serve food and drinks during the performance.

A $10 suggested donation will be collected at the door. For more information, call John P. Mellein, instructor in the School of Social Work, at his office, (269) 387-3193, or home, (269) 673-8226.

Media contact: Mark Schwerin, 269 387-8400, mark.schwerin@wmich.edu

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