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
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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.

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
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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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