MID-SUMMER UPDATE JUNE 16, 2014

START THINKING ABOUT FALL!
One of the primary benefits of membership in the Lee Honors College is the wide range of events offered that help enrich each student’s university experience. Here is just a brief sample of programs and events to look forward to during the 2014-15 academic year.

SOCIAL EVENTS

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Fall Welcome Common Read Discussion
Monday, August 25, 2014  
Bernhard Center Ballroom Incoming LHC freshman will meet with faculty and alumni in small groups to discuss Life of Pi by Yann Martel over refreshments.

Scholar Scare 5K Run
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Join this Halloween-themed fun run and help raise money for study abroad experiences for students.

Mix It Up!
Mix It Up programs take place every Thursday evening (usually at 7pm) and include parties, movie nights, special guests, thesis workshops, research assistance, and more! Plan to keep Thursday nights free and make Mix It Up part of the weekly routine.

LHC-SPONSORED EVENTS
The Lee Honors College sponsors and co-sponsors many special events every semester, providing ample opportunities for students to complete the LHC sponsored-event requirement. A few of our upcoming events include:

Yann Martel Visit and Lecture
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Miller Auditorium
“Healing Journeys: Crossing the Pacific, Dealing With Trauma.”

Lyceum Lecture Series Fall 2014
Wednesdays, Fall Semester 2014 (12-1pm)
The lecture series, titled “Global Citizenship,” provides perspectives from a wide range of professors in various departments across campus. Brown bag lunches are welcome.

Leni Sinclair Visit
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
This is a unique opportunity for a cultural experience like none other. Leni Sinclair is a Detroit-based photographer and radical political activist. She has photographed rock and jazz musicians since the early 1960s, and was the co-founder of the White Panther Party.

Gordon Henry Visit
Thursday, November 14, 2014
An Anishinabe poet and novelist, Gordon Henry, Jr. is an enrolled member of the White Earth Chippewa Tribe of Minnesota. His reading will be accompanied by improvised music, providing a varied and interactive experience.

 


STUDY IN THE STATES: THE TEXAS TOUR
Twelve honours students, along with College of Business professor Dr. Derrick McIver and Lee Honors College doctoral associate Becky De Oliveira visited sites in Houston, San Antonio and Austin, Texas on the Study in the States Texas Tour (April 26-May 3). The trip, which focused on the business opportunities and culture of Texas, allowed the group get advice from a variety of business professionals, including alumni from WMU. They visited Dell, the Capital Factory, Toyota, C.H. Guenther, AUSA, HEB, and Statoil—a wide range of companies including technology, manufacturing, food production, insurance, retail, and oil. Service learning was also a focus of the trip and the group volunteered walking dogs at San Antonio’s Animal Defense League. They also helped build a house with Habitat for Humanity in Austin. Students saw the potential that organizations have for doing good in the multi-acre facility Haven for Hope in San Antonio, which has brought together more than 70 separate groups onto one large campus offering a wide range of services for the homeless. There were plenty of opportunities for fun and chances to soak up the unique culture of Texas. The students had a traditional Texas barbecue dinner, spent a couple of evenings on San Antonio’s famed Riverwalk, watched the bats fly out from under the Congress Avenue bridge in Austin, and visited NASA in Houston.

Study in the States trips take place every summer, typically lasting a week. There are a variety of options offering students the chance for college credit while discovering regions in the United States that help to broaden their experience. Students pay for credits only; the Lee Honors College covers travel, accommodation, and food for each student.

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ImageJOB OPENING FALL 2014
Looking for a job for fall? Look no further! The Lee Honors College needs students to work at the reception desk in the main office. Job duties include greeting the public, answering phones, filing, and other basic office activities. If you are available Tuesday and Thursday between 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., or Monday and Wednesday between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m., this could be the job for you. Just ask any of the students who work here and they will agree this is quite possibly the best student job on campus. Fun environment, friendly people, and an awesome boss. Email your resume along with a cover letter highlighting your skills to jennifer.townsend@wmich.edu. If you are seriously interested, we will conduct drop-in interviews during the month of June from 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

Congratulations, LHC graduates!

On Friday, April 25, 2014, the Lee Honors College recognized and honored our academically talented and motivated students who have distinguished themselves by completing all of the requirements of the WMU honors program. State Representative Sean McCann, who delivered the keynote address, challenged graduates to take leadership in the world, and to give younger students the same kind of support they’ve received during their academic careers.

Four students received trophies for best thesis. These were:

Talal Almaghlouth, Civil Engineering
Emily Diekema, Speech Language and Pathology
Hilary Kerkstra, Aviation Maintenance
Katie Bajorek, Nursing

The entire staff of the Lee Honors College wish our students continued great success in all of their future endeavors. Congratulations, graduates!

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April 21-27, 2014

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LHC senior DEIRDRE COURTNEY, one of four students participating in the pilot SABRE (Students Advancing Biological Research and Engagement) program this summer. 

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Editor of The Laureate, NICOLE BURCHETTE (second from right), with sponsor BECKY COOPER (right) and staff and contributors at the 2014 public reading and launch which took place at the LHC lounge on Monday, April 14.


 

END OF SEMESTER MESSAGE FROM THE LHC DEAN, CARLA KORETSKY
I hope that all of you are having an excellent and not-too-stressful end to the spring 2014 semester. Especially given the weather(!), it’s hard to believe that the semester is so close to finished! I also hope that you have had a chance to take advantage of some of the great events in the Lee Honors College this semester. We had some wonderful thesis presentations during Thesis Celebration Days earlier this month, as well as a lovely Fine Arts Celebration evening. Our Mix It Up series recently featured an evening with the Western H.E.R.O.E.S., a WMU group that encourages and empowers bystanders to assist during emergencies of all kinds – thanks to all who participated! We also hosted a very successful Red Cross Blood Drive in the college last month.

The launch of the 13th edition of The Laureate with public readings held in the honors college lounge was another great event. This is the first year that The Laureate, a literary journal for undergraduates of all majors and sponsored by the Lee Honors College, has been published online. You can check it out at: tinyurl.com/laureate2014

The second annual Scholar Scamper 5K on April 5 was also a good time. We are considering moving next year’s 5K to late October/early November and renaming it the Scholar Scare. Stay tuned for more details!

I would also like to take a moment to highlight some of the terrific accomplishments of WMU honors students.  Seventeen honors students were named WMU Presidential Scholars this year – the highest academic honor given to graduating seniors. Maurice Washington was recently named a 2014 Newman Civic Fellow. This prestigious award is given to “inspiring college student leaders who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country”. Well done, Maurice! Fernanda Pereira was recently interviewed by the Western Herald for an article highlighting her outreach work through the Society of Women Engineers. I am so proud of you, and ALL of the students of the Lee Honors College. Your community service hours are a generous and significant gift to the broader community.

Looking ahead, we have four Study in the States trips slated for this summer: Garbage in Gotham (with Dr. Sarah Hill, Anthropology & Environmental Studies); the Texas Tour (with Dr. Derrick McIver, Management); Religion in the Midwest (with Dr. Brian Wilson, Comparative Religion) and Vues D’Afrique (with Dr. Vincent DesRoches, World Languages & Literatures). We are also offering a new “pre-freshman” study abroad series, the Global Discovery Experience. Students who competed at the Medallion Competition this year are eligible to enroll for the inaugural Summer II study abroad trip, “Discovering Montreal: World Film Festival.” Please encourage any friends or family who will be joining the LHC next year to consider enrolling in this unique course. Next fall, our Lyceum Lecture series will continue with the theme “Become Engaged Global Citizens”, and we have lots of terrific events lined up for our Mix It Up Thursday evenings.

I wish all of you the best for the summer. I am sure that warm weather and sunshine will be here soon!


 

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The following schedule details both Lee Honors College events and a selection of cultural events taking place at Western Michigan University this week. NOTE: Any activity highlighted in the newsletter can count as a cultural event. So can most other WMU events. See the full schedule for all events taking place at WMU this month. Events are free unless otherwise indicated. 

MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014 FINAL EXAMS BEGIN!
(5pm) Soga Japan Center Speaker Series 
Reading by YOKO TAWADA, Japanese-German novelist, 3025 Brown Hall.

THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014
(4pm) Lavender Graduation. 105-107 Bernhard Center.

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(7pm) Lecture “Shakespeare’s Jewish Women: Rewriting The Merchant of Venice and the Dark Lady.” GRACE TIFFANY, English. Congregation of Moses, 2501 Stadium Drive.

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 2014
(3.30pm) Biological Sciences Seminar Series 
Forest Management and Climate Effects on Fire Regimes in North American Forests: A Below Ground Perspective,” Dr. JESSICA MIESEL, Michigan State University, 1710 Wood Hall.

(4pm) Grad Talks Symposium featuring 10-minute presentations of graduate students’ scholarly endeavors. Lee Honors College lounge.

(6.30pm) “Experiences of Hijabi Muslim Women.” Brown and Gold Room, 2nd Floor, Bernhard Center. Sponsored by the Comparative Religion Department and Islam Global Formum.

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READERS NEEDED DURING FINALS WEEK
The Office for Disability Services for Students is looking for faculty, staff or students who would be available during final exam week to assist students taking exams by serving as readers. Students needing to fulfil service credit for honour societies of RSOs may be interested in volunteering if their schedules allow. Three volunteer readers needed for Thursday, April 24 (11am-2pm). Anyone interested in volunteering should contact JAYNE FRALEY-BURGETT, director of the Office for Disability Services for Students at 387-2120 or jayne.fraley@wmich.edu.

PARENT TO PARENT
Parent to Parent is looking for some volunteers for its annual plant sale and biggest fundraiser. It needs drivers and/or trucks to haul plants and people to volunteer for the sale. Pick up and set up starts May 13, 2014. Plant sale is May 16-17, 2014. Volunteers get a sneak peak Thursday before the sale starts with the option to purchase!
Founded in 1998, Parent to Parent services families that have special needs children. We serve a total of nine counties (Allegan, Branch, Barry, Berrien, Calhoun, Cass, Van Buren, Kalamazoo, and St. Joseph) We collaborate with many local organizations to provide the services that these families need. Phone the office at 269-345-8950 for more information.


 

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SERVICE LEARNING OPPORTUNITY IN INDIA

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COMMUNITY ORGANIZING PRACTICE (SW 4650)
Offered in the School of Social Work, SW4650 provides an exciting opportunity to expand your organizing skills, empower residents in Kalamazoo’s low-income neighborhoods, and to more fully assert yourself as an active citizen helping to address our country’s fundamental issues. Students who enroll in this Summer I term course (May 5-June 25) provide the organizing energy for Kalamazoo’s “Building Blocks” program. Enrollment is open; no course pre-requisites are involved. To make an informed decision, those considering registration should communicate directly with Dr. CUMMINGS (cummings@kzoo.edu). Excellent Opportunity for Summer I – Get honours credit as a field experience and community service credit.

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.

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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

NEW FALL COURSE 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 * denise.keele@wmich.edu

 

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VOLUNTEER AND CULTURAL EVENTS DOCUMENTATION DUE
Please submit your volunteer and cultural events documentation for this year by Friday, April 25 at the LHC front desk or via email. Please remember, we are no longer utilizing any electronic portfolios (http://www.wmich.edu/honors/requirements/iwebfolio). 

SUMMER NEWSLETTERS
This is the last regular weekly LHC newsletter of the 2013-2014 academic year. We will, however, send out occasional newsletters over the summer – about once a month – with news of summer programs such as Study in the States and containing information you will need as you begin to make plans for the 2014-2015 academic year. Have a wonderful summer!


 

STAY INFORMED
The Lee Honors College Newsletter is a weekly publication that aims to provide relevant and timely information to students. It is published every Sunday and contains information about events in the coming week and into the future, enabling you to plan your activities for the semester and the remainder of the year. We will particularly highlight those activities that fulfill cultural credits (for freshmen, sophomores, and transfer students) and volunteer opportunities. The newsletter will also contain important announcements and information designed to make your life easier, so make sure to read through it each week. If you haven’t done so already, join our Facebook group to get daily information about new events and other relevant announcements.

The newsletter will also feature occasional profiles of both staff and students as well as newsworthy stories and reports—perhaps written by you!—about the exciting things happening in the honors college. If you have questions or would like to submit a story, contact LHC communications coordinator and newsletter editor Becky De Oliveira (becky.a.deoliveira@wmich.edu)

 

 

April 14-20, 2014

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LHC graduating senior Zachary Henderson receives his cords at the Golden Broncos Awards ceremony.


 

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The following schedule details both Lee Honors College events and a selection of cultural events taking place at Western Michigan University this week. NOTE: Any activity highlighted in the newsletter can count as a cultural event. So can most other WMU events. See the full schedule for all events taking place at WMU this month. Events are free unless otherwise indicated.

MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014

(10am-6pm) Student art exhibit Bachelor of Fine Arts senior exhibition, “Maggie Piellusch: Never Not.” Richmond Center for Visual Arts, DeVries Student Gallery. Runs all week.

(2pm) Reception for the spring 2014 Make a Difference Award winners. 157 Bernhard Center.

(4pm) Physics Colloquium “Atomic Nucleus: Fundamental Symmetries and Quantum Chaos.” Dr. VLADAMIR ZELEVINSKY, Michigan State University. 1110 Rood Hall. Refreshments.

(7-9pm) The Laureate Public Reading. Lee Honors College lounge.

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TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014 PASSOVER BEGINS!

(8am-4pm) Conference 54th Conference on Senior Engineering Design, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Parkview Campus.

(4pm) Panel discussion “The Ethics of Criminal Defense and Prosecution,” in which JAMES M. PEDEN, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, and THOMAS EDMONDS, Haworth College of Business, debate the case of Edward Lee Elmore. 208 Bernhard Center.

(7.30pm) Dance performance Pilobolus. Miller Auditorium. Tickets: millerauditorium.com or (269) 387-2300.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2014 

(12pm) Evaluation Cafe “Racial Equity Lens for Culturally Sensitive Evaluation Practices.” WILLARD WALKER, Dr. PAUL ELAM and Dr. CHRISTOPHER DUNBAR. 4410 Ellsworth Hall. Coffee and lunch provided.

(12pm) Luncheon to discuss issues of feminism and more. Wesley Foundation basement.

(5.30) Campus Trends Reimagining. Food, music, art, poetry, comedy. Bernhard Center basement (former Campus Trends location).

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THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2014

(12pm) Research Colloquium “Diasporas and Contested Sovereignty.” Dr. MARIA KOINOVA, University of Warwick. Political Science Library, Friedmann Hall.

(7pm) George Klein Lecture “The Impact of Ethnic Conflict in the Balkan States,” Dr. MARIA KOINOVA, University of Warwick. Bernhard Center West Ste. 208.

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(7pm) Musical performance Mindless Behavior and the OMG Girlz with special guest Hi-Riz. Miller Auditorium.Ticket prices vary.

(7pm) Mix It Up. Stress Reduction Seminar. Dr. OXHANDLER. Lee Honors College lounge.

FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 2014 GOOD FRIDAY

(3.30pm) Biological Sciences Seminar Series Dr. ANGELA KENT, University of Illinois. 1710 Wood Hall. 

(8-11pm) Kalamazooligan Concert Posse presents DEDE AND THE DREAMERS, GIFTS OR CREATURES, and GRAHAM PARSONS AND THE GO ROUNDS. Wesley Foundation. All ages.

SATURDAY, APRIL 19, 2014

(5pm) Student recital SEAN KECK, percussion. Dalton Center Recital Hall.

SUNDAY, APRIL 20, 2014 EASTER SUNDAY. 


 

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LAVENDER GRADUATION
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.

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CHURCH WEBSITE
A local church needs a volunteer to update its website. This would be a good resume builder. Contact HEIDI KLEYN for details. Email: heidi.kleyn@wmich.edu


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APPLY NOW FOR AN  NWRI GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP
For the 2014-2015 academic year, NWRI is offering four different fellowship funding opportunities to graduate students at U.S. universities conducting research in the areas of water resources, treatment, and policy. The deadline for fellowship applications is June 1, 2014. A total of 6 fellowships will be awarded. For more information, including the application process, please visitwww.nwri-usa.org/fellowship.htm.

SERVICE LEARNING OPPORTUNITY IN INDIA

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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 * denise.keele@wmich.edu

FALL COURSE; MODERNISM IN ART AND LITERATURE
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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.


 

STAY INFORMED
The Lee Honors College Newsletter is a weekly publication that aims to provide relevant and timely information to students. It is published every Sunday and contains information about events in the coming week and into the future, enabling you to plan your activities for the semester and the remainder of the year. We will particularly highlight those activities that fulfill cultural credits (for freshmen, sophomores, and transfer students) and volunteer opportunities. The newsletter will also contain important announcements and information designed to make your life easier, so make sure to read through it each week. If you haven’t done so already, join our Facebook group to get daily information about new events and other relevant announcements.

The newsletter will also feature occasional profiles of both staff and students as well as newsworthy stories and reports—perhaps written by you!—about the exciting things happening in the honors college. If you have questions or would like to submit a story, contact LHC communications coordinator and newsletter editor Becky De Oliveira (becky.a.deoliveira@wmich.edu)

For information on the Lee Honors College.

April 7-13, 2014

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Lee Honors College students make the Medallion Scholars Reunion a success (Friday, April 4, 2014).

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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.


 

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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.

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(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 recitalMIRROR 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.

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(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.


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THE LAUREATE (13th EDITION) PUBLIC READING
Monday, April 14, 2014 (7-9pm). Lee Honors College lounge.

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LAVENDER GRADUATION
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.

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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 deve-student30@wmich.edu

SUSAN G KOMEN SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN AFFILIATE
Volunteers are needed for upcoming events. Contact: librarycheryl@yahoo.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: wmuhabitat@gmail.com

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: ucmkrking@yahoo.com

CHURCH WEBSITE
A local church needs a volunteer to update its website. This would be a good resume builder. Contact HEIDI KLEYN for details. Email: heidi.kleyn@wmich.edu


 

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SERVICE LEARNING OPPORTUNITY IN INDIA

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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 * denise.keele@wmich.edu

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: lowrycar@msu.edu

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.


 

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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
Watch WMU’s video on building a culture of sustainability and vote once per day. SHARE this post with all of your friends so the WMU community can see how important our sustainability efforts are.

SOCIAL MEDIA
Stay connected with the LHC through social media:

Like our LHC Page (we communicate with you)
Request to join our LHC Group (you communicate with each other)
Follow us @LeeHonorsCol

NEWSLETTER DEADLINE
Please submit items for the newsletter by 12pm each Friday for the Sunday newsletter. Make sure to include all relevant information, such as contact details, etc. Email items to BECKY DE OLIVEIRA: becky.a.deoliveira@wmich.edu

LHC ADVISING HOURS
The LHC advising office is open 8am-5pm. Please make an appointment to be sure someone is available to help you. Advisors are unavailable during the lunch hour (12-1pm).

PSST OFFICE HOURS
Monday-Thursday (5-7pm): Honors Lounge, Ackley

KITCHEN RULES
1. Rinse dishes before putting them in the dishwasher.
2. Don’t stack dishes on top of each other in the dishwasher.
3. If the dishwasher is running, make sure to handwash your dishes.
4. Clean up after yourself.
5. Use the dishwasher; don’t just put your dishes in the sink.
6. Do not eat food that doesn’t belong to you or remove anything from the refrigerator that does not belong to you.

STAY INFORMED
The Lee Honors College Newsletter is a weekly publication that aims to provide relevant and timely information to students. It is published every Sunday and contains information about events in the coming week and into the future, enabling you to plan your activities for the semester and the remainder of the year. We will particularly highlight those activities that fulfill cultural credits (for freshmen, sophomores, and transfer students) and volunteer opportunities. The newsletter will also contain important announcements and information designed to make your life easier, so make sure to read through it each week. If you haven’t done so already, join our Facebook group to get daily information about new events and other relevant announcements.

The newsletter will also feature occasional profiles of both staff and students as well as newsworthy stories and reports—perhaps written by you!—about the exciting things happening in the honors college. If you have questions or would like to submit a story, contact LHC communications coordinator and newsletter editor Becky De Oliveira (becky.a.deoliveira@wmich.edu)

For information on the Lee Honors College.

 

 

March 31-April 6, 2014

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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. Top priority this week for LHC students is participation in the Scholar Scamper. You don’t have to be a runner – just come along, do your best, and take advantage of the beginning of spring to get outdoors and help raise money for the honors college! If you are one of the first 20 LHC students to email your interest to honr-grad@wmich.edu by April 3, you can participate at no cost!

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MONDAY, MARCH 31

(4pm) Physics Colloquium. “Theory Opportunities With the Facility of Rare Isotope Beams.” Dr. FILOMENA NUNES, Michigan State University. 1110 Rood Hall. Refreshments.

(4pm) H. Nicholas Hamner Lecture. “U.S. Emancipation in Historical and Comparative Perspective.” Dr. PETER KOLCHIN, University of Delaware. 1010 Fetzer Center. Reception to follow.

TUESDAY, APRIL 1

(3-7pm) Research and Writing Clinic. Take advantage of this opportunity for specialised help with your academic writing and research papers. Writing Center personnel and University Librarians and staff will give advice and help search for resources in individual consultations. Whether a student is just beginning a research project, trying to narrow or define a topic, find books and articles, better organize a paper, or properly cite sources as a project is being finished, help is here. Waldo Library.

(5pm) Student recital. DANA FALL, piano. Dalton Center Recital Hall.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2

(12pm) Lyceum Lecture Series. “Reactions to Uncertainty: Economic Success or Catastrophic Pitfalls.” Dr. GERRY MCNAMARA, Michigan State University. Lee Honors College lounge. Brown bag lunches welcome.

(7pm) Occupation 101: A Film Series. “Gaza: Where Should the Birds Fly?” Trimpe Building’s Multicultural Center.

(8pm) Student recital. JOHN ROBEY, violin. Dalton Center Lecture Hall.

THURSDAY, APRIL 3

(4pm) Ethics Lecture Series. “Spirituality and Palliative Care.” Dr. CHRISTINA PUCHALSKI, George Washington Institute for Spirituality and Health, Fetzer Center’s Kirsch Auditorium. Reception to follow.

(6pm) Islam in Global Perspectives. “The Power of Images and Muslim Women: A Critical Reflection on Sharia in Canada.” Tabassum Ruby, gender and women’s studies, Trimpe Building Multicultural Center. Refreshments.

(7pm) Mix it Up. “Fine Arts Thesis Showcase.” Lee Honors College lounge. Will feature performances and presentations from the theses completed by seniors from the College of Fine Arts. Includes piano performance major BILL DAVIDSON and art major MARGARET PIELUSCH.

(7.30pm) WMU Trombone Choir Concert. STEVE WOLFINBARGER, director. Dalton Center Recital Hall.

(8pm) Frostic Reading Series. ARLENE HUTTON. 208-209 Bernhard Center.

FRIDAY, APRIL 4

(2pm) Guest artist recital. SAMUEL WELLS, trumpet. Dalton Center Recital Hall.

(3.30pm) Biological Sciences Seminar Series. “Crossmodal Sensory Integration in an Invertebrate Predator: How a Hungry Leech Finds its Prey.” Dr. DANIEL WAGENAAR, University of Cincinnati. 1710 Wood Hall.

(3.50pm) Mathematics Honor Society Speaker Series. “A Tale of Two Scientists: The Rivalry of Robert Hooke and Isaac Newton,” BETHEL MCGREW. 6625 Everett Tower.

(5pm) Graduate recital. SOPHIE PETROSKI, violin. Dalton Center Lecture Hall.

(8pm) Student recital. FRESHMAN WIND QUINTET. Dalton Center Lecture Hall.

SATURDAY, APRIL 5

(9.30am) Scholar Scamper 5K Fun Run/Walk. The race begins and ends at the Campus Flagpoles. Register by 5 p.m. Thursday, April 3, for discounted fees for individual runners of $15 for students and $20 for the general public. Proceeds benefit Lee Honors College scholarships.

SUNDAY, APRIL 6

(1pm) Student recital. MARK NISKANEN, jazz piano. Dalton Center Lecture Hall.

(5pm) Distinguished Alumni Series. BUTTERFAT TRIO. Dalton Center Recital Hall.

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LAVENDER GRADUATION
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.

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HAWARTH COLLEGE OF BUSINESS DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER SERIES
GLORIA CASTILLO, President and CEO of Chicago United will present “Inclusion: Culture in Action in the Corporate Environment” on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 (3.30pm). 2000 Schneider Hall.

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SUSAN G KOMEN SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN AFFILIATE
Volunteers are needed for upcoming events. Contact: librarycheryl@yahoo.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: wmuhabitat@gmail.com

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: ucmkrking@yahoo.com

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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 * denise.keele@wmich.edu

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: lowrycar@msu.edu

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

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.

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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)

SOCIAL MEDIA
Stay connected with the LHC through social media:

Like our LHC Page (we communicate with you)
Request to join our LHC Group (you communicate with each other)
Follow us @LeeHonorsCol

NEWSLETTER DEADLINE
Please submit items for the newsletter by 12pm each Friday for the Sunday newsletter. Make sure to include all relevant information, such as contact details, etc. Email items to BECKY DE OLIVEIRA: becky.a.deoliveira@wmich.edu

LHC ADVISING HOURS
The LHC advising office is open 8am-5pm. Please make an appointment to be sure someone is available to help you. Advisors are unavailable during the lunch hour (12-1pm).

PSST OFFICE HOURS
Monday-Thursday (5-7pm): Honors Lounge, Ackley

KITCHEN RULES
1. Rinse dishes before putting them in the dishwasher.
2. Don’t stack dishes on top of each other in the dishwasher.
3. If the dishwasher is running, make sure to handwash your dishes.
4. Clean up after yourself.
5. Use the dishwasher; don’t just put your dishes in the sink.
6. Do not eat food that doesn’t belong to you or remove anything from the refrigerator that does not belong to you.

STAY INFORMED
The Lee Honors College Newsletter is a weekly publication that aims to provide relevant and timely information to students. It is published every Sunday and contains information about events in the coming week and into the future, enabling you to plan your activities for the semester and the remainder of the year. We will particularly highlight those activities that fulfill cultural credits (for freshmen, sophomores, and transfer students) and volunteer opportunities. The newsletter will also contain important announcements and information designed to make your life easier, so make sure to read through it each week. If you haven’t done so already, join our Facebook group to get daily information about new events and other relevant announcements.

The newsletter will also feature occasional profiles of both staff and students as well as newsworthy stories and reports—perhaps written by you!—about the exciting things happening in the honors college. If you have questions or would like to submit a story, contact LHC communications coordinator and newsletter editor Becky De Oliveira (becky.a.deoliveira@wmich.edu)

For information on the Lee Honors College.

 

March 24-31, 2014

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, March 24

(3-8pm) LHC BLOOD DRIVE
The Blood Drive takes place March 24 (3-8pm) at Sigma Phi Epsilon, 3031 W. Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo, MI (Community Room/Basement). It is sponsored by Michigan Blood, www.miblood.org Help others (and get a free large Papa John’s pizza in the process). It is preferred that the donors make an appointment with MI Blood before hand. They can be reached by: Phone: 1-866-MIBLOOD(642-5663) or Website: www.miblood.org
Any more questions? Call Conor Carpenter at (847) 494-6435.

(4pm) Geosciences Seminar Series “What Makes the Mississippi Delta Sink?” TORBJORN TORNQVIST. 1118 Rood Hall. 

(4pm) International Career Development Series “Live Abroad and Teach English as a Second Language,” GABRIELLE HIRTH, GARYLE VOSS, SALLY THELEN and Dr. MICHELLE METRO-ROLAND. 1920 Sangren Hall.

TUESDAY, March 25

(1.30pm) 2014 Respecting Differences event “Complicated Courtesies.” KIMBERLY DARK. Chenery Auditorium, 714 S. Westnedge Ave. Free; ticket required.

(6pm) Lecture “Anorexia/Bulimia, Transcendence and the Potential Impact of Romanticized/Sexualized Death Imagery.” HEATHER D. SCHILD. 2500 Knauss Hall.

WEDNESDAY, March 26

(9am) 2014 Respecting Differences event “Complicated Courtesies.” KIMBERLY DARK. Chenery Auditorium, 714 S. Westnedge Ave. Free; ticket required.

(12pm) Lyceum Lecture Series “Uncertainty in the Technological World.” Dr. LARRY MALLAK, industrial and manufacturing engineering. Lee Honors College lounge. Brown bag lunches welcome.

(4pm) Anthony Ellis Scholarly Speakers Series “Building a ‘Lifetime Circle:’ English Education in the Time of Mass Incarceration.” Dr. MAISHA T. WINN, University of Wisconsin-Madison. 2500 Knauss Hall.

(7pm) “One Struggle, Many Fronts: US-African Environmental Justice Tour.” Mr. MITHIKA MWENDA, Pan African Climate Justice Alliance, and Ms. EMEM OKON, Kebetkach Resource and Development Center. 4010 College of Health and Human Services. Reception follows.

THURSDAY, March 27

(11am-5pm) Sustainability Leadership Summit - featuring a panel discussion, luncheon and networking session, followed by a keynote address by DAVID F. HALES. Fetzer Center.

(1-4.15pm) START SMART. Advanced registration is required.

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(6pm) Islam in Global Perspectives “Ethical Publics and Urdu Poetics in Muslim North India.” NATHAN TABOR, University of Texas. Trimpe Building Multicultural Center. Refreshments provided.

(7pm) Mix It Up AV2800 GIL SINCLAIR. Lee Honors College lounge.

(8pm) Frostic Reading Series KATIE PETERSON and KIRSTIN SCOTT, 208-209 Bernhard Center.

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 28

(3.30pm) Biological Sciences Seminar Series “Tumorgraft Avatar Platform for Clinical Advancement,” Dr. NEAL GOODWIN, Champions Oncology, Inc., 1710 Wood Hall.

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RESEARCH AND WRITING CLINICS
Specialists at Waldo Library will give students individual help with their projects and papers on Tuesday April 1 (3-7pm). Writing Center personnel and University librarians and staff will give advice and help search for resources in an individual consultation format. The special clinics help highlight the research services that the libraries and the Writing Center offer to help students succeed. Bring a copy of your research assignment and research questions.

CHICAGO URBAN PLUNGE
Want to learn more about urban issues while exploring the city of Chicago? Spend time learning, serving and reflecting in the Windy City for a weekend that might just change your life. April 4-6, 2014. Cost: $50. Spaces limited. Class credit may be available – check with your professor. Contact Zach with questions or to sign up: zachary.j.reichard@wmich.edu. Sponsored by UCM/InterAction.

SECOND ANNUAL SCHOLAR SCAMPER
Sign up now for this 5K Run/Walk on April 5, 2014. Proceeds will be used to provide travel scholarships for Lee Honors College WMU students for travel to study abroad and for the new Study in the States program. Runner registration
Volunteer sign up

LAVENDER GRADUATION
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.

HAWARTH COLLEGE OF BUSINESS DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER SERIES 
GLORIA CASTILLO, President and CEO of Chicago United will present “Inclusion: Culture in Action in the Corporate Environment” on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 (3.30pm). 2000 Schneider Hall.

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SUSAN G KOMEN SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN AFFILIATE
Volunteers are needed for upcoming events. Contact: librarycheryl@yahoo.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: wmuhabitat@gmail.com

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: www.rso.wmich.edu/ucm/ Contact: ucmkrking@yahoo.com

Opportunities

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 * denise.keele@wmich.edu 

GIBBS HOUSE FELLOWSHIPS
These are year-long opportunities open to all students who pay the sustainability fee. Fellows participate in leadership and discovery-driven learning opportunities and are paid to research and work on campus sustainability projects and policies. Fellows live in the 150-year-old Gibbs House across from Asylum Lake, which also serves as a community sustainability resource centre. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis through March 30 annually. Applications may be sent to emu-sustainability@wmich.edu or submitted to the Office for Sustainability in hard copy.

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: lowrycar@msu.edu

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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.

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SOCIAL MEDIA
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NEWSLETTER DEADLINE
Please submit items for the newsletter by 12pm each Friday for the Sunday newsletter. Make sure to include all relevant information, such as contact details, etc. Email items to Becky De Oliveira: becky.a.deoliveira@wmich.edu

LHC ADVISING HOURS
The LHC advising office is open 8am-5pm. Please make an appointment to be sure someone is available to help you. Advisors are unavailable during the lunch hour (12-1pm).

PSST OFFICE HOURS
Monday-Thursday (5-7pm): Honors Lounge, Ackley

KITCHEN RULES
1. Rinse dishes before putting them in the dishwasher.
2. Don’t stack dishes on top of each other in the dishwasher.
3. If the dishwasher is running, make sure to handwash your dishes.
4. Clean up after yourself.
5. Use the dishwasher; don’t just put your dishes in the sink.
6. Do not eat food that doesn’t belong to you or remove anything from the refrigerator that does not belong to you.

STAY INFORMED
The Lee Honors College Newsletter is a weekly publication that aims to provide relevant and timely information to students. It is published every Sunday and contains information about events in the coming week and into the future, enabling you to plan your activities for the semester and the remainder of the year. We will particularly highlight those activities that fulfill cultural credits (for freshmen, sophomores, and transfer students) and volunteer opportunities. The newsletter will also contain important announcements and information designed to make your life easier, so make sure to read through it each week. If you haven’t done so already, join our Facebook group to get daily information about new events and other relevant announcements.

The newsletter will also feature occasional profiles of both staff and students as well as newsworthy stories and reports—perhaps written by you!—about the exciting things happening in the honors college. If you have questions or would like to submit a story, contact LHC  communications coordinator and newsletter editor Becky De Oliveira (becky.a.deoliveira@wmich.edu)

For information on the Lee Honors College.