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!
“Why are U.S. Firms Becoming More Socially Responsible and Sustainable?” by Sime Curkovic, Management
Wednesday, April 1, noon to 1 p.m., honors college lounge
Mix it Up: NextEnergy.org
“Clean Energy Economic Opportunities and Employment Prospects” by Dave Hurst, NextEnergy.
Thursday, April 2, 7 to 8 p.m., honors college lounge
Next in the Raise Your Voice series
“Stop Telling Women to Smile,” presented by Tatyana Fazlalizadeh
Public lecture, Thursday, April 2 in 1004 Richmond Center for the Visual Arts, 5:30 p.m.
Artist exhibit and reception Friday, April 3, 5:30 p.m., Black Arts and Cultural Center, Epic Center, Kalamazoo Mall
Stop Telling Women to Smile is a street art project that addresses gender based street harassment. The project consists of a series of portraits of women who have talked about their experiences with harassment. The portraits are designed into posters, including text that is inspired by the subject’s experiences. Street harassment is a serious issue that affects women worldwide. This project takes women’s voices, and faces, and puts them in the street—creating a bold presence for women in an environment where they are so often made to feel uncomfortable and unsafe. For additional information on Tatyana Fazlalizadeh’s work, please visit www.tlynnfaz.com.
OTHER HONORS COLLEGE SPONSORED EVENTS
Inside the Tobacco Industry
Former tobacco executive and principled scientist Dr. Jeffrey Wigand will share the story of his ethical journey to develop a “safer cigarette”.
Tuesday, April 7 at 7 p.m. in Kirsch Auditorium, Fetzer Center.
And enjoy a screening of the film about his experience, The Insider, on Thursday, April 2 at 5 p.m., 1028 Brown Hall.
The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences Distinguished Speaker
Betty Strohfus, former WASP (Women’s Air Force Service Pilot), and Congressional Gold Medal recipient, will discuss her experience as a female Air Force pilot in World War II.
Wednesday, April 8. 7 p.m. CEAS, D-109
Anita Hill Lecture and Documentary
Documentary: “Anita Hill: Speaking Truth to Power”
Documentary showings at Alamo Drafthouse, April 9, 5:30 and 8 p.m., 180 Portage Street — free. First come, first seated, no ticket necessary.
For additional information about the content of the documentary, please visit anitahill-film.com.
Lecture: “Responding to Gendered Violence in Society, Law and on College Campuses: From 1991 to Today” by Anita Hill
Public lecture in Chenery Auditorium, 714 South Westnedge Avenue, April 13 at 7 p.m.
Free tickets are required and are available at the Lee Honors College reception desk.
In the fall of 1991, a young law professor found herself at the center of a media storm of almost unprecedented proportions. Burdened with information that could determine the future of a Supreme Court nomination, Professor Hill’s experience changed the way we view sexual harassment, gender and the judicial confirmation process.
Bonus Lyceum Lecture
“WMU’s Energy Plan” by Chris Caprara, WMU Energy Administration Manager Wednesday, April 15, noon to 1 p.m.