This Week


 Vote for Best Learning Intervention Project!
A group of Lee Honors College students has submitted a proposal to create a support network for local middle school students. The project will move forward ONLY IF IT WINS YOUR VOTE! Click here to watch the proposal video and vote!

Spring Course

Why and How to Write an Honors Thesis
This dynamic one credit online course will give you the foundations you need to not only begin but, most importantly to finish your thesis! You can enroll for the spring 2015 semester by registering for honors thesis (HNRS 4950) with Prof. Sue Ellen Christian. Email Sue Ellen at with questions. Be among the first students to experience the benefits of this online course!

LHC-Sponsored Events

Thesis Celebration
Wednesday, Dec. 3 to Friday, Dec. 5. Lee Honors College
Come watch fellow honors college students defend their honors theses! See what it will be like to defend your thesis while supporting your peers. Below is the presentation schedule:

Dec. 3
Time Room Student Chair Thesis Title
10 a.m. 1022 Sara Kaliszak Dr. Cindy Linn Neuroprotective effects of Retinal Ganglion cells by specific alpha 7 nicotine acetylcholine receptor agonists and an acetylcholineesterase inhibitor
Dec. 4
Time Room Student Chair Thesis Title
11 a.m. 1022 Melissa Rex Ann Chaplean An Examination of the Mental Health Services Provided to Students at Western Michigan University
4 p.m. Lounge Sarah Kidd Richard Katrovas Each Moment a Poem
6 p.m. LL 1014 Kelsey Wright Dr. Maureen Mickus Sensor Technology for Supporting Independence Among Cognitively Impaired Elders
Dec. 5
Time Room Student Chair Thesis Title
9 a.m. 1024 Joseph Silver Dr. Brian Gogan WIDR FM’s Constitution: Restatement, Revision, and Analysis of Genre
2 p.m. 1024 Alexandria Alarcon Dr. Brian Gogan Contextualizing Judicial Activism in the Federal Supreme Court
4 p.m. Lounge Kalani Bates Dr. Lynne Heasley One Man’s Fakelore is Another Man’s Treasure: A Case Study of Paul Bunyan and the Legend of the Sleeping Bear, and the Value of Fakelore in an Interconnected World
6 p.m. 1024 Patrick Hargis Dr. Sharon Carlson Western at War: Western Michigan College During World War II
6 p.m. 1022 Alyssa Murray Dr. Nicholas Andreadis The Impact of Prenatal Stress on the Development of Limbic System Structures

Lyceum Lecture
Wednesday, Dec. 3, noon to 1 p.m. Lee Honors College Lounge
Disability, Handicap, Disorder, Impairment: Global Perspectives
Shaila M. Rao, Ph.D. Special Education and Literacy Studies

Mix It Up: Stress Reduction Seminar
Thursday, Dec. 4, 7 to 8 p.m. Lee Honors College Lounge
Come learn how to manage your stress in a healthy, constructive way! Light refreshments will be provided.

Mix It Up: Yoga Class
Thursday, Dec. 4, 7 to 8 p.m. Lee Honors College, room 1024
Jane Baas, Associate Dean of the Lee Honors College, will be teaching a restorative yoga class. Wear comfortable, loose fitting clothes and bring a yoga mat or towel. Class is limited to 20 people.

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