Lee Honors College students make the Medallion Scholars Reunion a success (Friday, April 4, 2014).
Participants get ready to brave a cold (but sunny) Saturday morning (April 5, 2014) to run the second annual Scholar Scamper. The 5k run/walk raises money for overseas travel scholarships and the LHC Study in the States program.
The following schedule details both Lee Honors College events and a selection of cultural events taking place at Western Michigan University this week. See the full schedule for all WMU events.
MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014
(4pm) Physics Colloquium. “New Exciting Approaches to Scattering Amplitudes.” DR. HENRIETTE ELVANG, University of Michigan. 1110 Rood Hall. Refreshments.
(5.15pm) Skype session with KATIE BALLMAN. Hosted by WiSTEM. 2211 Rood Hall. Dinner at Cici’s Pizza to follow.
(6pm) Lecture and demonstration. “Japanese Buddhist Music Goeika.” REV. MYOSEI MIDORIKAWA. 3301 Friedmann Hall.
(Times vary) Student recitals. LUCY YAO, piano (5pm). MARGARET MACDONALD, flute (7.30pm). STACY BUSCH, piano (7.30pm).
TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014
(6pm) Master class. MIRROR IMAGE HORN DUO. Dalton Center Lecture Hall.
(7.30pm). Guest artist recital. MIRROR IMAGE HORN DUO. Dalton Center Lecture Hall.
(9pm). Movie. “The Muslims Are Coming.” Miller Auditorium. Short question-and-answer period with cast members following the movie. Admission $1 with valid Bronco Card, $2 without. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 2014
(12pm) Lyceum Lecture Series “Paralysis of Analysis.” JENNIFER LYNN EMMERICH, social work. Lee Honors College lounge. Brown bag lunches welcome.
(3pm) Sichel Lecture Series “Economics of Immigration Reform.” DR. DAVID CARD. 2028 Brown Hall.
(3.30pm) Distinguished Speaker Series “Inclusion: Culture in Action in the Corporate Environment.” GLORIA CASTILLO, Chicago United. 2000 Schneider Hall.
(7.30pm) Poetry reading “Sewing Lessons,” by JUDITCH RYPMA, English. 3025 Brown Hall.
THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014
(3.50pm) Mathematics Colloquium “Convex Conjugacy and Lyapunov Functions.” DR. RAFAL GOELBEL, Loyola University. 6625 Everett Tower.
(4pm) Anthony Ellis Scholarly Speakers Series “Jewish Magic and Christian Miracle in the Old English Andreas.” DR. CHARLES WRIGHT, University of Illinois. 2500 Knauss Hall.
(7pm) Mix It Up. Western H.E.R.O.E.S. Lee Honors College lounge.
(8pm) Dance performance “From Where We Stand,” featuring performances from graduating BFA dance students. Dalton Center Dance Studio B. Tickets: millerauditorium.com or (269) 387-2300.
FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 2014
(9am-1pm) Research and Creative Activities Poster Day Poster presentations by graduate students, live performances by fine arts students and more. Bernhard Center North Ballroom. Breakfast and lunch provided.
(3.30pm) Biological Sciences Seminar Series “Monkeypox and New and Novel Poxviruses.” DR. INGER DAMON, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1710 Wood Hall.
(3.50pm) Mathematics Honor Society Speaker Series “A Glimpse of Applied Analysis.” ROBERT KIPKA. 6625 Everett Tower.
(8pm) Concert Student Composers II, part of the New Sounds Festival. Dalton Center Recital Hall.
SATURDAY, APRIL 12, 2014
(9am) Wounded Warrior 5k Race proceeds benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, WMU Army ROTC Battalion. Registration required.
(10am) Color Run 5k Proceeds benefit upgrades to the Student Recreation Center. Arcadia Creek Festival Place, downtown Kalamazoo. Registration required.
(8pm) “An Evening With the Stars of Guy Code and Girl Code.” Miller Auditorium. Admission $5 for WMU students, $15 for the public. Tickets: (269) 387-2300 or millerauditorium.com.
SUNDAY, APRIL 13, 2014
(times vary) Student recitals HANNA HOFBECK, piano (1pm), CURTIS JAMES, trumpet (1pm), PAUL HARDAKER, trumpet (5pm), M. QUINN O’DONNELL, bassoon and THERESA HUIBER, clarinet (5pm), DEREK POTHOFF and NICOLE VANDEN BOSCH, horn (7.30pm), MAXWELL BROWN, guitar (7.30pm).
(1.30pm) Memorial service For DR. RICHARD R. WILLIAMS, founder of WMU’s holistic health program. Parkview Hills Clubhouse, 3707 Greenleaf Circle, Kalamazoo.
THE LAUREATE (13th EDITION) PUBLIC READING
Monday, April 14, 2014 (7-9pm). Lee Honors College lounge.
Thursday April 24, 2014 (4-6pm 105-107 Bernhard Center.
Lavender Graduation is a celebration that recognizes Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Transgender and Ally (LBGTA) students’ contributions to the university and acknowledges their achievements throughout their college experience. Faculty, staff and groups who have made a significant contribution to the LBGTA community at WMU are also recognised. In addition to awarding certificates to the graduating students, up to five awards may be presented.
FUTURE ALUMNI SUPPORT TEAM BLOOD DRIVE
This blood drive, in collaboration with the American Red Cross, will be held in the Fetzer Center on April 9 (12-6pm). Volunteers are needed for from 10am-7pm. For information, contact TAYLOR SOVA at firstname.lastname@example.org
SUSAN G KOMEN SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN AFFILIATE
Volunteers are needed for upcoming events. Contact: email@example.com or 1-269-341-4209 for details.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
No experience needed. Work days every Saturday from 8am-4pm. Carpooling and lunch provided. Sign up on the bulletin board outside of 1160 Kanley or come to a weekly meetings (Tuesdays at 5pm in the Kanley Chapel Dialogue Center). Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
VOLUNTEERING WITH KIDS
Volunteer at the Boys & Girls Club of Kalamazoo. Fridays 3:30-8pm. Stop by 1160 Kanley for more information, or come a weekly meeting (Tuesdays at 8:30pm in the Kanley Chapel Dialogue Center). Website: http://www.rso.wmich.edu/ucm/ Contact: email@example.com
A local church needs a volunteer to update its website. This would be a good resume builder. Contact HEIDI KLEYN for details. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
SERVICE LEARNING OPPORTUNITY IN INDIA
HNRS 2900 INTRODUCTION TO GAME DESIGN (Honors, TR 12:30-1:45 p.m. 1014 LHC Abbott 3)
This class will provide students with the opportunity to learn and practice the principles of game design. Using methods employed by professional game creators, students will design, build, play, and evaluate games in order to learn what works, what doesn’t and why. Students will evaluate existing games and begin to understand what separates good games from great ones. Finally, we will explore the role of games in society, and speculate where they will take us in the future. Students enrolling in this course should be prepared to be creative, open to evolving ideas, and ready to play! For more information, please email the instructor, KEVIN ABBOTT. See video on course.
CAPITAL INTERN PROGRAM SPRING 2015
LHC students have been interning in Lansing for 24 years through the WMU Capital Intern Program co-sponsored by the Lee Honors College and the Department of Political Science. All majors are welcome. Placements are available with Homeland Security, several lobbying firms, state representatives and senators, the Michigan Environmental Commission, research offices, judges, and more. Internships take place during Spring Semester. Transportation to Lansing is free with vans leaving campus at 7.30am and returning at 6pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Credit hours are available in 4-7 hour packages. There is also an internship seminar that meets Mondays from 4-6.20pm. For more information, contact Dr. DAVID HOUGHTON who coordinates the program and has worked with the LHC since 1991.
NEW FALL COURSE ON CLIMATE CHANGE
ENVS 4010: CLIMATE CHANGE (3 credits), MWF 12:00 (NOON) TO 12:50, 2902 WOOD HALL
Lectures will be presented from a wide variety of expert faculty from key and intersecting disciplines including Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Geosciences, History, Political Science, and Sociology. A major outcome of the course will be the development of content, materials, structure and assessments for a potential future 1000 level general education course that would promote general awareness and literacy on the broad range of societal challenges that climate change presents, the role of human behavior in both the creation of and solutions to these challenges, and the prospects for fundamental societal transition in values, economics and political institutions necessary to meet these challenges. For more information contact the instructor of record
Dr. DENISE KEELE 269-387-5686 * email@example.com
MONROE-BROWN INTERNSHIP PROGRAM 2014
Available internships and further program details can be found and applied for on the Southwest Michigan First website at http://www.southwestmichiganfirst.com/talent/monroe-brown_internship_program/monroe_brown_internship_program.cfm
SUMMER FIELD ASSISTANTS WANTED: SUSTAINABLE VEGETABLE PRODUCTION AND WEED ECOLOGY
Assistants will assist with field studies in support of research and extension aimed at improving the sustainability of vegetable production in Michigan. Starts in May 2014. To apply, email resume and brief cover letter to CAROLYN LOWRY: firstname.lastname@example.org
PHI KAPPA PHI AWARD APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE
Award applications for 2014/15 are now available for various awards and grants valued at $1 million each biennium. More than 260 grants and awards will be bestowed in 2014. See the website for applications and deadlines for individual awards.
W.K. KELLOGG FOUNDATION RACIAL HEALING PLANNING GRANT PROPOSAL REQUEST
In 2012, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation awarded a Racial Healing planning grant to Western Michigan University. The goals of this planning grant are: (1) deepen the commitment to diversity, inclusion and racial healing within the WMU campus community, (2) address health disparities and equity in the communities of west Michigan and (3) expand WMU’s role as a community leader in support of academic readiness and success from early childhood through college graduation, particularly among those from racially diverse, underserved communities in west Michigan. Activities associated with goal (1) have already been funded and are underway. We seek proposals to conduct planning activities addressing goals (2) and (3).
The WKKF Racial Healing grant awarded to WMU is intended to support planning and pilot activities that will build capacity for sustained, future activities, especially those related to goals (2) and (3) above. The Racial Healing planning grant period ends April 30, 2015. It is anticipated that a consortium of WMU faculty and staff will apply to WKKF for an implementation grant, based on the outcomes of the planning period activities. Grant application package
Proposal deadline: May 16, 2014
Awards announced: June 6, 2014
KELLOGG’S GLOBAL MARKETING INTERNSHIP
Experience what it is like to be a digital marketer with a company that delights the world through foods and brands that matter. As an intern on the Kellogg Global Marketing team, you will have the opportunity to gain exposure to many facets of digital marketing including brands, brand protection, legal affairs, digital operations and information technology. Information and application.
START A BUSINESS
Want to start your own business? Starting Gate is a student business accelerator that gives students rich and valuable resources to develop their startup companies.
CONGRATULATIONS LEE HONORS COLLEGE 2014 PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARS
CASEY N. MEJEUR (accountancy), CRAIG A. SCALPONE (aviation sciences), OLIVIA N. WALSER (biological sciences), JIN Y. WOO (chemical and paper engineering), WILLIAM B. THAYER (chemistry), BRYLEIGH LOUGHLIN (communication), PAIGE A. VAN DE WINKLE (English), DEREK J. SCHRAUBEN (finance and commercial law), TYLER A. WILSON (history), JOSHUA H. WITHEE (mathematics), STEPHEN C. JOHN (mechanical and aerospace engineering), CHELSEA A. HELM (music), CATHERINE M. ABELE (occupational therapy), CHRISTOPHER F. SUDOL (political science), AMANDA J. MILLS (Spanish), JAMIE L. KEYSER (teaching, learning and educational studies), CHRISTOPHER G. MILLER (world languages and literatures)
VOTE FOR WMU IN THE 2014 SECOND NATURE CLIMATE LEADERSHIP AWARDS
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