Announcements – Week of Jan. 17

General Education Brown Bag Sessions
Faculty, students and staff have the opportunity to get information and ask questions about recommended changes to WMU’s general education curriculum at brown bag sessions scheduled for Jan. 20 and 26. Student input is particularly sought. For more information, click here.

Open Auditions for “Divorce (Professional)”
A community theater performance piece entitled “Divorce (Professional) is seeking WMU students interested in playing roles as philosophy students. Up to 5 students are needed to play roles as “Students” and “Co-Eds” in the play.  No acting experience is required, but a strong desire to act or an interest in the play’s themes will be greatly appreciated!

Open auditions will be held on Thursday, Jan. 21, from 1-4 p.m.  If interested in auditioning, please contact William Craft ( to schedule a time. All students must be available for rehearsals Tuesday evenings from 5 to 6:30 p.m., the performance dates (Feb. 24 and 25) and for the technical rehearsal which will take place on Monday, Feb. 22. For more information on the play, click here.

Win tickets to “An Evening with Neil deGrasse Tyson”
Do you love Cosmos? Star Talk? And especially Neil deGrasse Tyson? We are delighted that Miller Auditorium will host “An Evening with Neil deGrasse Tyson” on March 22, at 7:30 p.m. Tyson is a New York Times bestselling author, host of StarTalk Radio and FOX’s Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey and has been a frequent guest on The Daily Show. He is the recipient of 18 honorary doctorate degrees and the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal.

The Lee Honors College has purchased 15 tickets to “An Evening with Neil deGrasse Tyson” and we plan to give them away to 15 fantastic honors students. If you would like to be the proud owner of one of these tickets, we ask that you submit a brief essay (300 words or less) telling us why you would like to spend March 22 listening to Neil deGrasse Tyson. Please include your name and WIN on your essay as that information will be required to issue tickets to the winners. Essays should be emailed to the Lee Honors College Dean ( no later than midnight, Friday, Jan. 29. Winners will be notified via email, announced in the weekly newsletter and will be posted on the Lee Honors College Facebook page by Feb. 8.

Michigan Environmental Health Association (MEHA)

MEHA is now accepting submissions for student abstracts to display a poster of their research at the 2016 Annual Education Conference in Bay City, MI. The conference dates are March 15-18, 2016. This is your opportunity to become a leader in your field by imparting your knowledge and experience on the environmental health community.

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