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

(11am) George Klein Lecture “Diasporas and Contested Sovereignty.” Dr. MARIA KOINOVA, University of Warwick. 3301 Friedmann Hall.

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

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

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.

Announcements

SOCIAL MEDIA
Stay connected with the LHC through social media:

Facebook iconLike our LHC Page (we communicate with you)
Facebook iconRequest to join our LHC Group (you communicate with each other)
Twitter iconFollow 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 17-23, 2014

MONDAY, March 17 (Last day to withdraw from Spring Semester classes)
(10am-6pm)
 Art exhibit ”An Open Book: Works by BARBARA ELLMAN.” Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Monroe-Brown Gallery. All week.

(10am-6pm) Art exhibit Trace and Gestures Print Portfolio. Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Kerr Gallery. All week.

(11am) 2014 Great Decisions Series Lecture “Unintended Consequences of the Arab Spring,” REZA MARASHI, National Iranian American Council, Fetzer Center’s Putney Auditorium.

(4pm) Geosciences Seminar Series ”Evolutionary Trees: How Cognitive Science Predicts Better and Worse Diagram Styles for Teaching and Learning,” ANDREA BAIR. 1118 Rood Hall. 

(4pm) International Career Development Series “The U.S. Fulbright and Boren Programs: Graduate Programs Abroad,” Dr. MICHELLE METRO-ROLAND. 1920 Sangren Hall.

(6pm) Guest artist and faculty recital PETER ELDRIDGE, jazz vocals, with JEREMY SISKIND, piano, Dalton Center Lecture Hall.

TUESDAY, March 18
(3pm) Guest lecture 
“Three Years Later: Japan and the Challenges of Post-Disaster Recovery,” Dr. ETHAN SEGAL, Michigan State University. 3301 Friedmann Hall.

(7pm) Master class - JEREMY WILSON, trombone. Dalton Center Recital Hall.

RED CROSS CLUB CITIZEN C.P.R. TRAINING 
This will take place at three times: 5.00-5.45pm; 6.00-6.45pm; 7.00-7.45pm. Questions and signups should be emailed to WMUredcrossclub@gmail.com.

(7pm) Poetry reading “Fairy Tales, Legends and Myths,” featuring multiple poets, some with ties to WMU, Portage District Library, 300 Library Lane. Refreshments provided.

(7.30pm) Guest artist recital DAL NIENTE, part of the 2014 New Sounds Festival, Dalton Center Recital Hall.

(7.30) Musical “Million Dollar Quartet.” Miller Auditorium. Ticket prices vary.

WEDNESDAY, March 19
(12-1pm) LYCEUM LECTURE SERIES.  “Higher Education: 800 Years of Uncertainty and Still Going Strong,” Dr. ANDREA BEACH, educational leadership, research and technology. Brown bag lunches welcome. Lee Honors College lounge. Full Spring 2014 schedule.

(12pm) FILM SERIES: “Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?” Not Just a Paycheck: Why do layoffs take such a huge toll in Michigan but cause hardly a ripple in Sweden? Mary Jane Stryker Theater, Kalamazoo Valley Museum. 

(3pm) Gender Scholar Award lecture “How Do Mothers and Fathers Really Feel About Child Caregiving? Evidence From the American Time Use Survey,” Dr. JEAN KIMMEL, economics, 3025 Brown Hall. Light refreshments provided.

(5pm) Guest lecture “Constantine’s Idea of Religious Freedom,” Dr. ELIZABETH DEPALMA DIGESER, University of California, Santa Barbara. 2500 Knauss Hall. Reception to follow.

(7pm) Graphics-based lecture “Mesoamérica Resiste,” telling stories about corporate globalization and militarization in the Americas through pictures, the Beehive Collective, Wesley Foundation.

(7pm) What Do You Know film series “Stoplight: Discussions at the Intersections of Disability, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity,” student panel to follow, Ackley/Shilling lounge. Refreshments served.

THURSDAY, March 20
(10am) Information session - to learn more about Islam and the Kalamazoo Islamic Center, meet in front of Waldo Library at 10 a.m. to walk to the center or meet there, 1520 West Michigan Ave., at 10:15 a.m. Refreshments provided.

(6pm) Islam in Global Perspectives “Challenges of Racism and the Acculturation of American Muslims.” DAWUD WALID, Council of American Islamic Relations—Michigan. Trimpe Building Multicultural Center. Refreshments provided.

(7.30pm) Comedic news quiz show “Wait Wait . . . Don’t Tell Me! NPR’s oddly informative news quiz, Miller Auditorium. Ticket prices vary.

(7pm) Mix-it-Up!
Dance Lessons. Lee Honors College lounge. 

(7.30pm) Final concert - part of Entrepreneurial Arts Workshop, Dalton Center Recital Hall.

(8pm) University Theatre  “9 to 5.” Shaw Theatre in the Gilmore Theatre Complex. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online. Through March 23.

FRIDAY, March 21
(12pm) Dance performance - an informal showing of dances by WMU students and faculty, Dalton Center Dance Studio B.

(12pm) Lecture - “Sensitivity and Impossible Worlds, ” MATTHEW MILLER, 3014 Moore Hall.

(2pm) Master class SARA GAZAREK, jazz vocals, Dalton Center Recital Hall.

(3.30pm) Biological Sciences Seminar Series “Dynamic Inquiry Meets Individual and Social Metacognition.” Dr. MICHAL ZION, Bar-Ilan University, Israel, 1710 Wood Hall.

(6pm) Student recital ANIBAL HERNANDEZ, trombone, Dalton Center Lecture Hall.

Francophone Film Festival - featuring French-language films with English subtitles, Little Theatre. Screening times and prices vary.

(8pm) Frostic Reading Series CULLEN BAILEY BURNS, Century College, 208-210 Bernhard Center.

(8pm) Guest artist recital SARA GAZAREK, jazz vocals and JOSH NELSON, piano, Dalton Center Recital Hall. Tickets: (269) 387-2300 or millerauditorium.com.

SATURDAY, March 22
LHC ANN ARBOR BUS TRIP
Tickets are only $15 and include transportation, breakfast, dinner from Zingerman’s Deli (an Ann Arbor delicacy), the University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, UM Museum of Art, UM Museum of Archeology, and the Nichols Arboretum. SIGN UP BY MARCH 20.

(1pm) Annual Walk for Water - walk the WMU campus perimeter to benefit non-profit organization Clean Water for the World, begins at Fountain Plaza. Questions  to Paul Flickinger at (269) 254-2851.

Francophone Film Festival - featuring French-language films with English subtitles, Little Theatre, screening times and prices vary.

(8pm) Concert Gold Company, Dalton Center Recital Hall. Tickets: (269) 387-2300 or millerauditorium.com.

(8pm) Final concert - part of the 34th annual Gold Company Invitational Vocal Jazz Festival, featuring the Gold Company, Dalton Center Recital Hall. Tickets: (269) 387-2300 or millerauditorium.com.

(8pm) Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra - presents the music of Led Zeppelin, Miller Auditorium. Tickets:millerauditorium.com or (269) 387-2300.

SUNDAY, March 23
(1pm) Broncos men’s soccer vs. Detroit - Waldo Stadium.

(3pm) Concert - Campus Band, Brad Pulverenti, conductor, Dalton Center Recital Hall.

(4-8pm) 25th Annual International Festival - featuring cultural displays, traditional ethnic food and performances, Bernhard Center ballroom. Free admission; nominal fee for food.

(7.30pm) Student recital JOSEPH SWIFT, bassoon, Dalton Center Lecture Hall.

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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.

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.

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.

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

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.

2014 SUSTAINABILITY LEADERSHIP SUMMIT
Thursday, March 27, 2014 (11am-5pm). Fetzer Center.
Discover the sustainability skills, knowledge and attitudes local sustainability champions are looking for when they recruit new talent by attending a panel discussion comparing perspectives from public and private sector employers.

START SMART
WMU is hosting a workshop on March 27, 2014 (1-4.15pm) to help give college women the confidence and skills they need to earn fair compensation. Advancedregistration is required.

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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

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

Job Announcement Brainard_14.pptx

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.

Announcements

STUDENT SUSTAINABILITY FEE SURVEY
As a Western Michigan University student, you pay the Student Sustainability Fee every semester. Take the Student Sustainability Fee Survey to add your opinion on how you would like to see this money spent. Just by taking the survey you are entered to win a variety of prizes! A town hall event will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 10, at WMU’s Office for Sustainability. All are invited to discuss the survey results, enjoy free food and claim prizes for participating. The survey will be open through Sunday, March 23 and can be found here: https://survey.wmich.edu/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=8l03862 Contact the Office for Sustainability at (269) 387-0943 with questions.

SOCIAL MEDIA
Stay connected with the LHC through social media:

Facebook iconLike our LHC Page (we communicate with you)
Facebook iconRequest to join our LHC Group (you communicate with each other)
Twitter iconFollow 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 10-16, 2014

MONDAY, March 10
(10am-6pm) Art exhibit ”An Open Book: Works by BARBARA ELLMAN.” Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Monroe-Brown Gallery. All week.

(10am-6pm) Art exhibit Trace and Gestures Print Portfolio. Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Kerr Gallery. All week.

(3pm) Lecture “Hexagon and Polar Vortex: Observing Saturn’s Northern High Latitudes from NASA’s Cassini Orbiter,” Dr. KUNIO SAYANAGI. D-132 CEAS Building, Parkview Campus.

(4pm) Physics Colloquium “Selective Encapsulation and Extraction of Inorganic Anion Contaminants From Aqueous Media by Nanojars,” Dr. GELLERT MEZEI, chemistry. 1110 Rood Hall.

(4pm) Geosciences Seminar Series “Nitrogen Management in Agriculture,” NEVILLE MILLAR. 1118 Rood Hall.

(4pm) Guest lecture “Challenges and Opportunities with Relevance to Industrial Design,” ERIC ANDERSON, Carnegie Mellon University, and CRAIG VOGEL, University of Cincinnati. 3512 Knauss Hall.

(4pm) International Career Development Series “Internships with IGOs and NGOs at Home and Abroad,” Dr. THOMAS KOSTREWA and ALISON SPRAGUE. 1920 Sangren Hall.

(5:30pm) Guest lecture “From Start to Finish: A Painter’s Approach to The Book,” MARY HEEBNER. 2008 Richmond Center for Visual Arts. Reception to follow.

(6pm) Master class DENISE ROOT PIERCE, horn. Dalton Center Lecture Hall.

(7.30pm) Guest artist recital MARTHA WALVOORD, violin and JACK UNZINGER, bass. Dalton Center Recital Hall.

TUESDAY, March 11
(8-11am)
Walk-in registration advising. Lee Honors College lounge. Donuts and/or muffins will be served. Laptops available. Peer Student Success Team mentors will also be available in the building until 5pm.

(1-4pm) ANTHONY HELMS will advise engineering students. College of Engineering and Applied Sciences advising office.

(3-7pm) Research and writing clinic For undergraduate and graduate students. Waldo Library.

(6.30pm) Graduate recital ANDREW ROSE, jazz bass. Dalton Center Lecture Hall.

(7.30pm) Musical performance PINK MARTINI. Miller Auditorium. Tickets: millerauditorium.com or (269) 387-2300.

(7.30pm) Student recital ELLIOT BILD, jazz trumpet. Dalton Center Recital Hall.

WEDNESDAY, March 12
(12-1pm) LYCEUM LECTURE SERIES.  “Transforming Uncertain Information Toward Reputable Knowledge,” KATE LANGAN, University Libraries. Brown bag lunches welcome. Lee Honors College lounge. Full Spring 2014 schedule.

(6pm) Guest lecture  “Theorizing the Ghostly,” BRUCE LINCOLN, Chicago University. 1028 Brown Hall.

(7pm) Occupation 101: A Film Series “Budrus.” Trimpe Building’s Multicultural Center.

(7pm) Dalton Live and Interactive Series Birds on a Wire with JAMES MOBBERLEY, composer, part of the 2014 New Sounds Festival. Discussion hosted by Dr. DAN JACOBSON. Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: (269) 387-2300 or millerauditorium.com.

THURSDAY, March 13
(11am) Samuel I. Clark Lecture “The Ties that Bind: Political Theory and Critical Political Science,” Dr. NANCY LOVE, Appalachian State University. 3301 Friedmann Hall.

(12pm) Panel discussion “Ukraine and Russia: A Panel Discussion on the Growing Conflict.” 158 Bernhard Center.

(3pm) Master class GILAD RABINOVITCH and JOHNANDREW SLOMINSKI, piano. Dalton Center Recital Hall.

(3.30pm) Distinguished Speaker Series “What We All Want From Work.” MELISSA GRAY, senior director of sustainability for Rackspace. 2000 Schneider Hall.

(3.50pm) Mathematics Colloquium “Flag Algebras.” Dr. ALEXANDER RAZBOROV, University of Chicago. 6625 Everett Tower.

(5.30pm) Student recital J.J. TREADWAY, composer. Dalton Center Recital Hall.

(7pm) Mix-it-Up!
Fulbright Scholarships Workshop. Lee Honors College lounge. 

(7pm) Festival 76th annual Southwestern Michigan Vocal Festival, featuring Andrew Clark, guest conductor, and the Festival Chorus, Honors Choir, University Chorale and Gold Company. Miller Auditorium.

(7pm) Samuel I. Clark Lecture “Hate Music, Political Violence and Democratic Politics,” Dr. NANCY LOVE Appalachian State University. Fetzer Center.

(8pm) Changing Climates Lecture Series “A Reading from ‘Raising Elijah: Protecting Children in an Age of Environmental Crisis.’” SANDRA STEINGRABER. Dalton Theatre, Light Fine Arts Building, Kalamazoo College.

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(8pm) University Theatre  “9 to 5.” Shaw Theatre in the Gilmore Theatre Complex. Tickets: (269) 387-6222 or online. Through March 23.

FRIDAY, March 14
(3pm) Department of Economics Friday Seminar Series “The Impact of the ACA’s Extension of Coverage to Dependents on Young Adults’ Access to Care and Prescribed Medication,” MEHMET E. YAYA, Eastern Michigan University. 2212 Dunbar Hall.

(3.30pm) Biological Sciences Seminar Series “Worms, Zebrafish and Stem Cells . . . Oh My! Uncovering Roles for Fer Kinase During Development,” Dr. AARON PUTZKE, Hope College. 1710 Wood Hall.

(3.50pm) Mathematics Honor Society Speaker Series “Fun with Pythagorean Triples.” Dr. ALLAN BICKLE, Dordt College. 6625 Everett Tower.

(5pm) Reception “Words of a Feather,” art exhibit by KAREN BONDARCHUK. WMU’s Office for Sustainability.

(8pm) Concert “Wolf Howler,” featuring bands GERMINATION and AFTER GRADUATION, as well as a talk by ROD CORONADO about the wolf hunt in Michigan. Wesley Foundation.Free for students, $5 suggested donation for non-students; all ages welcome.

(8pm) Guest artist recital BILLY DREWES, jazz saxophone, with the Western Jazz Quartet. Dalton Center Recital Hall. Tickets: (269) 387-2300 or millerauditorium.com.

(8pm) Musical THE FANTASTICKS. Miller Auditorium. Tickets: millerauditorium.com or (269) 387-2300.

SATURDAY, March 15

(2pm) Graduate recital MITCHELL CURRY, trumpet. Zion Lutheran Church.<

(7.30pm) Concert University Jazz Orchestra. TOM KNIFIC, director. Dalton Center Recital Hall.

(8pm) Comedy performance “Puppet Up! Uncensored.” Miller Auditorium. Tickets: millerauditorium.comor (269) 387-2300.

(8pm) Festival 34th annual Western Invitational Jazz Festival, featuring the University Jazz Orchestra. Dalton Center Recital Hall. Tickets: (269) 387-2300 or millerauditorium.com
SUNDAY, March 16

(1pm) Student recital SAMANTHA HICKEY, cello. Dalton Center Lecture Hall.

(3pm) Student recital KYLE BALL, baritone. Dalton Center Recital Hall.

(3pm) Graduate recital DAN WILLENBERG, jazz piano. Dalton Center Lecture Hall.

(5pm) Student recital REBECCA HAINES, trombone. Dalton Center Recital Hall.

(5pm) Student recital AUSTIN PETERS jazz voice. Dalton Center Lecture Hall.

(7.30pm) Student recital TIMOTHY WAELDE, trumpet. Dalton Center Recital Hall.

(7.30pm) Student recital LINDA ALVARADO, vocal jazz. Dalton Center Recital Hall.

(9pm) Student recital JOE JOHNSON, bass-baritone. Dalton Center Recital Hall.

 

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LHC ANN ARBOR BUS TRIP
Saturday, March 22
Tickets are only $15 and include transportation, breakfast, dinner from Zingerman’s Deli (an Ann Arbor delicacy), the University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, UM Museum of Art, UM Museum of Archeology, and the Nichols Arboretum. 

Itinerary
7:30 am- Meet @ the LHC Lounge
8:00 am- Depart from WMU (light breakfast will be served in the lounge, eat on the way)
9:45am- Arrive at Nichols Arboretum in Ann Arbor, MI
10:30 am- UM Museum of Natural History
1:00 pm- Free Time in Ann Arbor- attend museums & shop
6:00 pm- Pick up dinner
7:00 pm- Depart Ann Arbor
9:00 pm- Return to WMU

Printable sign-up forms are available at:  http://tinyurl.com/AnnArborTrip OR pick up a hard copy from the LHC office. <span Payment due upon registration submission. Cash or check (payable to Lee Honors College). ; line-height: 1.5em;”>Space is limited to 21 spots! Sign up will close Thursday, March 20th at 12pm. Contact Nadia Yala (nadia.yala@wmich.edu) or Elyse Hogan (elyse.c.hogan@wmich.edu)

FILM SERIES
“Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?”
The Racial Healing Initiative of the Southwestern Michigan Black Heritage Society, in cooperation with KVCC’s Arcadia Campus Committee for Cultural Understanding continues its FREE series of short film segments, accompanied by facilitated discussion. Mary Jane Stryker Theater, Kalamazoo Valley Museum. March 19 (12-1pm): ”Not Just a Paycheck.” Why do layoffs take such a huge toll in Michigan but cause hardly a ripple in Sweden?

RED CROSS CLUB CITIZEN C.P.R. TRAINING (Cultural Event)
This will take place on March 18, 2014 at three times: 5.00-5.45pm; 6.00-6.45pm; 7.00-7.45pm). Questions and signups should be emailed to WMUredcrossclub@gmail.com.

LAVENDER GRADUATION (Cultural Event)
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. Get involved and support this event in one of the following ways.

1. Apply for a scholarship (due March 16, 2014). 2. Nominate someone for an award (due March 16, 2014). 3. Register to participate if you are graduating (due April 17, 2014). 4. Join us for Lavender Graduation on Thursday April 24, 2014 (4-6pm 105-107 Bernhard Center!

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RESEARCH AND WRITING CLINICS
Specialists at Waldo Library will give students individual help with their projects and papers on the following Tuesdays (3-7pm): March 11, and April 1. 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.

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

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.

MEDICAL SCHOOL INFORMATION FAIR
Representatives from more than 35 schools will be at the fair to provide information about admissions, financial aid, personal statements and letters of reference and more. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. March 18 (3-6pm). Transportation for a small number of LHC students will be provided. Please send an email to leehonorscollege@wmich.edu with a statement of interest (less than 100 words) explaining why you should go.

2014 SUSTAINABILITY LEADERSHIP SUMMIT
Thursday, March 27, 2014 (11am-5pm). Fetzer Center.
Discover the sustainability skills, knowledge and attitudes local sustainability champions are looking for when they recruit new talent by attending a panel discussion comparing perspectives from public and private sector employers.

START SMART
WMU is hosting a workshop on March 27, 2014 (1-4.15pm) to help give college women the confidence and skills they need to earn fair compensation. Advancedregistration is required.

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FALL WELCOME 2014
Undergraduate students are needed to be a part of the Fall Welcome program as Fall Welcome Ambassadors. Contact THUY NGUYEN at FYE-Fall3@wmich.edu for more information.

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SAAM’s SECOND ANNUAL CARNIVAL FOR KIDS
Saturday, March 22, 2014 (1-4pm)
An indoor carnival for children and families in the community run by volunteers. A variety of fun games, crafts, activities, and food will be available. WoodsEdge Learning Center (1501 E. Milham Ave., Portage). To volunteer, contact JEREMY GOLDMAN: jeremy.z.goldman@wmich.edu

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

WMU China Tour

INTERNATIONAL SUMMER COURSES: SUMMER II
Chinese Language and Culture (August 15-31, 2014)
Participants study with local Chinese students at Beijing Language and Culture Institute and visit Beijing and the surrounding area for two weeks. Students will gain insight into Chinese society, tradition and lifestyle, and enjoy many opportunities to explore China, strengthen language skills and deepen their understanding of Chinese culture. The course will be taught in English and is open to all majors and minors without prerequisite. Contact Professor XIAOJUN WANG (xiaojun.wang@wmich.edu).

Tourism Spaces of the UK (July 6-28, 2014)
Using food as the primary vehicle for study, students will visit food production sites such as Birmingham’s Bull Ring Market and Cadbury Chocolate Factory (site of Willy Wonka), London’s Borough Market, Billingsgate Fish Market, and Ludlow’s outdoor markets. They will visit major tourist sites in London, Bath, Cardiff, Birmingham, etc, experiencing how tourists view these spaces as well as the ways those living in those spaces create that view. Contact Dr LUCIUS F. HALLETT, IV (lucius.hallett@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.

ENVIRONMENTAL ANTHROPOLOGY IN COSTA RICA (July 3031, 2014)
ANTH/GEOG 4275/6275: Communities, Conservation & Development on Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast. This course will focus on the affects of coastal development on both conservation and local communities on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica.

ANTH 4900/6900: The Anthropology of Surfing
This course will emphasize an ethnographic approach to the study of surfing.

Out-of-state students pay in-state tuition.  There are still a couple of spots left.Apply.

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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SIGMA TAU DELTA ANNUAL ENGLISH STUDIES CONFERENCE
The English Honor Society, Sigma Tau Delta, is hosting the Annual English Studies Conference on March 22, 2014! It is seeking all kinds of submissions, including studies in rhetoric, linguistics, literary analysis, creative writing, and cultural studies. Class assignments as well as personal writing are eligible. This annual event is regularly attended by many faculty members and students and provides a good opportunity for professional experience in the company of like-minded peers. It is also a valuable addition to a CV or graduate school application. Please note that there is a small fee of $10 for those invited to present. Friends and guests will not be charged. Submission deadline: March 15, 2014. Submit work, direct questions, or find out how to join Sigma Tau Delta at: wmusigmataudelta@gmail.com  Further details about the organization and membership may be found at: http://wmusigmataudelta.wordpress.com/membership/

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.

Announcements

STUDENT SUSTAINABILITY FEE SURVEY
As a Western Michigan University student, you pay the Student Sustainability Fee every semester. Take the Student Sustainability Fee Survey to add your opinion on how you would like to see this money spent. Just by taking the survey you are entered to win a variety of prizes! A town hall event will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 10, at WMU’s Office for Sustainability. All are invited to discuss the survey results, enjoy free food and claim prizes for participating. The survey will be open through Sunday, March 23 and can be found here: https://survey.wmich.edu/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=8l03862 Contact the Office for Sustainability at (269) 387-0943 with questions.

SOCIAL MEDIA
Stay connected with the LHC through social media:

Facebook iconLike our LHC Page (we communicate with you)
Facebook iconRequest to join our LHC Group (you communicate with each other)
Twitter iconFollow 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.

February 24-March 2, 2014

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MONDAY, February 24
(8am-9pm) Art exhibit “All for One.” College of Health and Human Services second floor art gallery. All week.

(10am-6pm) Art exhibit “An Open Book: Works by BARBARA ELLMAN.” Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Monroe-Brown Gallery. All week.

(10am-6pm) Art exhibit Trace and Gestures Print Portfolio. Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Kerr Gallery. All week.

(4pm) Physics Colloquium “Equation of State of Asymmetric Nuclear Matter.” Dr. ZBIGNIEW CHAJECKI, Michigan State University. 1110 Rood Hall. Refreshments.

(4pm) Geosciences Seminar Series “”Field Trial of Nutrient Stimulation of Methane Oxidizers to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Landfills.” MICHAEL BARCELONA, chemistry. 1118 Rood Hall.

TUESDAY, February 25
(12.30pm) Biological Sciences Seminar Series Dr. PAMELA RAYMOND, University of Michigan, 1220 Chemistry Building.

(5.30-7.30pm) Seminar and Panel Discussion“A Call to Action: Poverty Reduction in Kalamazoo County—Legal Issues and Criminal Justice,” moderated by TERESA BINGMAN. 4010 Health and Human Services Building. Registration required.

(7pm) Auditions for the 10th annual Last Bronco Standing comedy competition. Campus Trends space in the Bernhard Center’s lower level. For audition guidelines, email cab-bernies@wmich.edu.

(6pm) FOCUS Kalamazoo Information Meeting. FOCUSKalamazoo is an organisation that works to connect its members to community service in their career interests or hobbies. Adrian Trimpe building. Refreshments. RSVP at www.focuskalamazoo.blogspot.com

WEDNESDAY, February 26
(12-1pm) LYCEUM LECTURE SERIES. “Uncertainty at the Bedside.” Dr. HELEN SHARP, speech pathology and audiology. Lee Honors College lounge. Full Spring 2014 schedule.

(12pm) Panel discussion “Promoting Diversity in Science-related Careers.” Part of the 2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration. 208-210 Bernhard Center.

(1-4pm) Career Fair Family Studies, Child Development and Family Life Education Career Fair. Kohrman Hall upper level.

(2pm) Guest lecture CHRIS JOHNSON, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, and RHONDA DAVENPORT JOHNSON, Comerica Bank. 2000 Schneider Hall.
(3pm) Sichel Lecture Series “The Economics and Psychology of Worker Motivation.” Dr. DAVID KREPS. 2028 Brown Hall.
(7-8pm) What Do You Know film series “A New State of Mind: Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness” and “60 Minutes: The War Within.” Student panel to follow. Garneau-Harvey lounge. Refreshments.

THURSDAY, February 27
(7pm) Mix-it-Up!
Western H.E.R.O.E.S. Lee Honors College lounge. 

(3.50-5pm) Mathematics Colloquium “Finite and Algebraic Groups: Some History and Recent Insights,” Dr. LEONARD SCOTT, University of Virginia. 6625 Everett Tower.

FRIDAY, February 28 SPIRIT DAY: NO CLASSES!
(8pm) Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra Miller Auditorium. Tickets: millerauditorium.com or (269) 387-2300.

ENJOY SPRING BREAK NEXT WEEK!

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2014 THOMPSON LECTURE
Kalamazoo College will host a lecture titled “We Are One and We Are Diverse: Muslim Women’s Responses to Gender Reform,” by well-known Islamic Feminist Scholar Dr. AMINA WADUD on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 7pm. Olmstead Room, Mandelle Hall, Kalamazoo College. Dr. Wadud is Professor Emeritus of Islamic Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA, and is the author of several books including Inside the Gender Jihad and Qur’an and Women. For information, see http://reason.kzoo.edu/religion/events/thompson/2014thompsonlecturewadud/

FILM SERIES
“Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?”
The Racial Healing Initiative of the Southwestern Michigan Black Heritage Society, in cooperation with KVCC’s Arcadia Campus Committee for Cultural Understanding continues its FREE series of short film segments, accompanied by facilitated discussion. Mary Jane Stryker Theater, Kalamazoo Valley Museum. March 19 (12-1pm): ”Not Just a Paycheck.” Why do layoffs take such a huge toll in Michigan but cause hardly a ripple in Sweden?

RED CROSS CLUB CITIZEN C.P.R. TRAINING (Cultural Event)
This will take place on March 18, 2014 at three times: 5.00-5.45pm; 6.00-6.45pm; 7.00-7.45pm). Questions and signups should be emailed to WMUredcrossclub@gmail.com.

LAVENDER GRADUATION (Cultural Event)
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. Get involved and support this event in one of the following ways.

1. Apply for a scholarship (due March 16, 2014). 2. Nominate someone for an award (due March 16, 2014). 3. Register to participate if you are graduating (due April 17, 2014). 4. Join us for Lavender Graduation on Thursday April 24, 2014 (4-6pm 105-107 Bernhard Center!

Lavender Graduation logo with date time location

RESEARCH AND WRITING CLINICS
Specialists at Waldo Library will give students individual help with their projects and papers on the following Tuesdays (3-7pm): March 11, and April 1. 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.

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.

Event Information
1K Fun Run:
Free Event for any child under the age of 10. No Registration fee. Show up the day of the event for the 9:30 am 1K fun run. Kids participating will receive an award at the finish line upon completion of the fun run.

Registration Information
Pre-Registration Deadline: April 03, 2014 (5:00pm), WMU Students ($15.00), Public ($20.00) registration fees.
Same Day Registration
Same Day Registration: April 05, 2014 (7:00 am to 9:30 am) WMU Students ($20.00), Public ($25.00) registration fee on race day.
Team Registration
Team Competition and Awards will be given. Registration Fees: Pre-Registered Only, WMU Students ($48.00 for four members), Public ($68.00 for four members).

Awards
Overall Male, Overall Female, Overall Male Masters, Overall Female Masters, Best Student Team Male, Best Student Team Female, Best Student Team Co-Ed, Best Other Team Male, Best Other Team Female, Best Other Team Co-Ed, Medals for all kids completing the 1K fun run

Age Categories
Awards to the Top 3 Male and Female in the following categories: 12 and under, 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and older.

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WALK-IN HELP FOR FALL REGISTRATION
Advising staff will be available in the lounge on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 (first day honors students can register) from 8-11am and ANTHONY HELMS will be in the advising office at the Parkview campus to work with engineering students from 1-4pm. In the morning, there will be laptops set up for students to use and doughnuts and/or muffins will be served. See you soon!

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.

MEDICAL SCHOOL INFORMATION FAIR
Representatives from more than 35 schools will be at the fair to provide information about admissions, financial aid, personal statements and letters of reference and more. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. March 18 (3-6pm). Transportation for a small number of LHC students will be provided. Please send an email to leehonorscollege@wmich.edu with a statement of interest (less than 100 words) explaining why you should go.

START SMART
WMU is hosting a workshop on March 27, 2014 (1-4.15pm) to help give college women the confidence and skills they need to earn fair compensation. Advanced registration is required.

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STUDY IN THE STATES
Did you know that Study in the States trips qualify for general education credit?  All you pay for is the credit, and LHC covers all of your travel expenses! Deadline for applications is extended to March 1, 2014 for “Religion in the Midwest.” We will also accept Study in the States applications until March 1 for “African Film Festival in Montreal,” “The Texas Tour,” and “Garbage in Gotham,” but these applications will be for the waiting list. Fill out and submit your application to Dr. K by March 1: http://www.wmich.edu/honors/academics/states

HNRS 2900 CRN 21847 African Film Festival in Montreal Area IV: Other Cultures and Civilizations.
HNRS 2900 CRN 22330 The Texas Tour Area V: Social and Behavioral Sciences
HNRS 2900 CRN 22331 Garbage in Gotham Area VII: Natural Science and Technology: Applications and Implications
HNRS 2900 CRN 22332 Religion in the Midwest Area III: The United States: Cultures and Issues

The following course has extended its application deadline to March 1, 2014.

June 2-13, 2014 Religion in the Midwest, DR BRIAN WILSON, Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana. (General Education Credit Area III: The United States: Culture and Issues).

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For more information, contact CARLA KORETSKY, Dean, Lee Honors College: carla.koretsky@wmich.edu

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CINDERELLA PROJECT
The Cinderella Project allows high school girls to pick out a free prom dress, no questions asked! Volunteers are needed to set up for the event on Friday, March 28, 2014 (3-5pm). Personal shoppers are also needed to help the girls choose their dresses on Saturday, March 29, 2014 (9am-2pm). There will be pizza provided for volunteers on Saturday. Sign up, find more information or email ELYSE HOGAN: elyse.c.hogan@wmich.edu

FALL WELCOME 2014
Undergraduate students are needed to be a part of the Fall Welcome program as Fall Welcome Ambassadors. Contact THUY NGUYEN at FYE-Fall3@wmich.edu for more information.

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SAAM’s SECOND ANNUAL CARNIVAL FOR KIDS
Saturday, March 22, 2014 (1-4pm)
An indoor carnival for children and families in the community run by volunteers. A variety of fun games, crafts, activities, and food will be available. WoodsEdge Learning Center (1501 E. Milham Ave., Portage). To volunteer, contact JEREMY GOLDMAN: jeremy.z.goldman@wmich.edu

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

WMU China Tour

INTERNATIONAL SUMMER COURSES: SUMMER II
Chinese Language and Culture (August 15-31, 2014)
Participants study with local Chinese students at Beijing Language and Culture Institute and visit Beijing and the surrounding area for two weeks. Students will gain insight into Chinese society, tradition and lifestyle, and enjoy many opportunities to explore China, strengthen language skills and deepen their understanding of Chinese culture. The course will be taught in English and is open to all majors and minors without prerequisite. Contact Professor XIAOJUN WANG (xiaojun.wang@wmich.edu).

Tourism Spaces of the UK (July 6-28, 2014)
Using food as the primary vehicle for study, students will visit food production sites such as Birmingham’s Bull Ring Market and Cadbury Chocolate Factory (site of Willy Wonka), London’s Borough Market, Billingsgate Fish Market, and Ludlow’s outdoor markets. They will visit major tourist sites in London, Bath, Cardiff, Birmingham, etc, experiencing how tourists view these spaces as well as the ways those living in those spaces create that view. Contact Dr LUCIUS F. HALLETT, IV (lucius.hallett@wmich.edu)

MID-EAST HONORS ASSOCIATION (MEHA) CALL FOR PROPOSALS
The LHC will sponsor a few students to present at the conference, which takes place April 4-6, 2014 in Grand Rapids, MI. Proposals are due February 28, 2014. Contact PJ MAJORS at leehonorscollege@wmich.edu for more information.

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.

ENVIRONMENTAL ANTHROPOLOGY IN COSTA RICA (July 3031, 2014)
ANTH/GEOG 4275/6275: Communities, Conservation & Development on Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast. This course will focus on the affects of coastal development on both conservation and local communities on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica.  

ANTH 4900/6900: The Anthropology of Surfing
This course will emphasize an ethnographic approach to the study of surfing.  

Out-of-state students pay in-state tuition.  There are still a couple of spots left. Apply.

SEASONAL NATIVE BEEN RESEARCH ASSISTANT NEEDED
Location: Trevor Nichols Research Center, Michigan State University, Fennville, MI. Field assistant needed to help with a research project surveying the wild bee communities in west Michigan. Previous experience with field research is required. Must be willing to work long hours in a variety of weather conditions with a good sense of humour. Must have a vehicle for occasional travel to and from field sites. Position runs from May 1-August 20, 2014. Starting rate of pay is $10 per hour. Housing provided at MSU research facility. Meals are not provided. Interested individuals should send a cover letter outlining past research experience, a detailed resume, and contact information for three references to Emily May (mayemil1@wsu.edu). Please include “Native Bee Research Assistant” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. The last date to apply for full consideration is March 7, 2014. The Isaacs Lab is looking for additional seasonal research technicians to work on projects.

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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SIGMA TAU DELTA ANNUAL ENGLISH STUDIES CONFERENCE
The English Honor Society, Sigma Tau Delta, is hosting the Annual English Studies Conference on March 22, 2014! It is seeking all kinds of submissions, including studies in rhetoric, linguistics, literary analysis, creative writing, and cultural studies. Class assignments as well as personal writing are eligible. This annual event is regularly attended by many faculty members and students and provides a good opportunity for professional experience in the company of like-minded peers. It is also a valuable addition to a CV or graduate school application. Please note that there is a small fee of $10 for those invited to present. Friends and guests will not be charged. Submission deadline: March 15, 2014. Submit work, direct questions, or find out how to join Sigma Tau Delta at: wmusigmataudelta@gmail.com  Further details about the organization and membership may be found at: http://wmusigmataudelta.wordpress.com/membership/

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.
All WMU students who pay the sustainability fee are eligible to apply for a total of nearly $75,000 in sustainability grant funding to support student research, activities, and initiatives that will foster a culture of sustainability at Western Michigan University. Contact Derek Kanwischer at wmu-sustainability@wmich.edu or (269) 387-0941 with any questions. Application deadline: February 27, 2014.
BUICK ACHIEVERS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
100 scholarships of up to $25,000 a year are available. Application deadline: February 28, 2014. 
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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)

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