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

(12pm) Research Colloquium “Diasporas and Contested Sovereignty.” Dr. MARIA KOINOVA, University of Warwick. Political Science Library, Friedmann Hall.

(7pm) George Klein Lecture “The Impact of Ethnic Conflict in the Balkan States,” Dr. MARIA KOINOVA, University of Warwick. Bernhard Center West Ste. 208.

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

(7pm) Mix It Up. Stress Reduction Seminar. Dr. OXHANDLER. Lee Honors College lounge.

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.

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