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

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

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

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

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

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

For information on the Lee Honors College.

 

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