Honors college graduates win Outstanding Alumni Awards
At the fall graduation ceremony, alums Gabriel Giron and Kirk Latimer of Kinetic Affect were presented with Outstanding Alumni awards! Gabe and Kirk were recognized for innovative artistic achievement and communicating a message of hope, forgiveness, and acceptance. Through their work as the spoken word duo, Kinetic Affect, they have founded a non-profit organization, Speak It Forward, Inc., that brings the power of their performances and personal experiences to those individuals, vulnerable children and organizations that need it most.
Study in The States
Don’t forget to apply for Study in the States! See below and “Highlighted Courses” tab for more information. The deadline for submitting applications is Feb. 2. Click here for more information.
NEW FOR SPRING 2015!
Anita Hill Documentary: Speaking Truth to Power
Thursday, Jan. 29, 5:30 and 8 p.m. Alamo Drafthouse, corner of South and Portage Streets
The Lee Honors College is sponsoring and organizing a series for WMU students and Kalamazoo community members who are interested in actively working to end hostility and violence against women. This is a lecture series that will take place throughout 2015, and will kick off with a documentary about Anita Hill at Alamo Drafthouse in downtown Kalamazoo. Follow the lead of nationally known artists, activists, writers and scholars in exploring the roots of the problem, challenging the status quo and inspiring others to take action. Free tickets for series events are available on a first come, first served basis at the reception desk in the honors college office.
Anita Hill: Responding to Gendered Violence in Society, Law and on College Campuses: From 1991 to Today
Tuesday, Feb. 3, 7 p.m. Chenery Auditorium, 714 S. Westnedge Ave., Kalamazoo, MI
Hear Anita Hill, the woman who captivated the nation with her testimony of sexual harassment directed at then-U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas in 1991, speak on gendered violence in society, law and college campuses. Free tickets for series events are available on a first come, first served basis at the reception desk in the honors college office.
Lyceum Lecture Series Spring 2015: Sustainable Energy Future
Wednesdays, spring semester 2015 (noon to 1 p.m. in the honors college lounge)
The Spring Lyceum Lecture Series, “Sustainable Energy Future,” focuses on renewable sources of energy. Faculty and staff from various programs across campus will discuss challenges and opportunities of shifting away from fossil fuels to a more sustainable system of energy. The first lecture, Historical Context of Energy Resources, Energy Demand & the Need for Alternatives, by Dr. Lynne Heasley, will take place Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. Brown bag lunches are welcome. Click here for more information.
Mix It Up!
Mix It Up programs take place every Thursday evening (usually at 7 p.m.) and include parties, movie nights, special guests, thesis workshops, research assistance and more! Plan to keep Thursday nights free and make Mix it Up part of your weekly routine. The first spring 2015 Mix it Up will be a welcome back party on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015