This requirement is intended to encourage students to explore the rich cultural events available on this campus as an enhancement of their educational experience. To this end, the honors college requires that all freshmen attend at least four Lee Honors College-sponsored events during their first year and two in their sophomore year. Transfer students are required to attend two Lee Honors College-sponsored events during their first year as an honors student. Any non-transfer student who fails to attend and present a Bronco ID at four sponsored events by the end of their first year will not be in good standing with the honors college. Failure to attend and present a Bronco ID at the required number of honors college sponsored events by the end of the second year will result in dismissal from the Lee Honors College. Mark your calendars and plan to attend as many of these as possible!
Dr. Anita Hill was unable to fly to Kalamazoo for her February 3 Raise Your Voice lecture due to flight cancellations in Boston. We are working to find an alternate date for her lecture and will post information here as soon as it is available. Please retain your lecture tickets and we’ll get back to you with more information!
NEW FOR SPRING 2015!
Raise Your Voice
The Lee Honors College is sponsoring and organizing a series for WMU students, faculty, staff 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. 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. All events are free; seating is on a first come, first seated basis while seats are available.
Raise Your Voice: Soraya Chemaly Lecture
Tuesday, March 3, 7 p.m., 2000 Schneider Hall
Enjoy this public lecture by Soraya Chemaly titled, “Effecting Change Through Social Media.” Social media is frequently implicated in harassment and abuse; however, it also provides unprecedented opportunities to positively effect change, particularly when it comes to women’s rights. Story telling, awareness building and social actions can all be used to create a more equitable and empathetic culture. For additional information on Soraya Chemaly, please visit sorayachemaly.tumblr.com.
OTHER HONORS COLLEGE SPONSORED EVENTS
Wednesday, Feb. 11, noon to 1 p.m., honors college lounge
“Wind Energy Technology: Opportunities and Challenges,” by Dr. Maarten Vanhof, Biological Sciences and Environmental & Sustainability Studies
Lyceum Lecture Series Spring 2015: Sustainable Energy Future
Wednesdays, noon to 1 p.m., 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. Brown bag lunches are welcome.
Mix it Up: Valentine’s Day letters to senior citizens
Thursday, Feb. 12, 7 to 8 p.m., honors college lounge
At this week’s Mix it Up, students will be writing Valentine’s Day cards to senior citizens while enjoying a Valentine’s Day celebration. Light beverages and snacks will be provided.
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.