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!

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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.

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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Announcements

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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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