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
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: or (269) 387-2300.

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

(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

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.


(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

(8pm) Musical THE FANTASTICKS. Miller Auditorium. Tickets: 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
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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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. 

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: 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 ( or Elyse Hogan (

“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?

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

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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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.

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

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: Sponsored by UCM/InterAction.

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 with a statement of interest (less than 100 words) explaining why you should go.

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.

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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Undergraduate students are needed to be a part of the Fall Welcome program as Fall Welcome Ambassadors. Contact THUY NGUYEN at for more information.


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:

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:

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: Contact:


WMU China Tour

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 (

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 (

Available internships and further program details can be found and applied for on the Southwest Michigan First website at

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.

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:

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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:  Further details about the organization and membership may be found at:

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.


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: Contact the Office for Sustainability at (269) 387-0943 with questions.

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)
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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:

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).

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

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.

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 (

For information on the Lee Honors College.

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