The Lee Honors College offers many cultural and social events designed to build community and expand horizons. Honors students are required to attend four honors college sponsored events in their freshman year and two in their sophomore year. Students receive credit for attending by swiping their Bronco Cards with a member of the honors college staff, and remaining for the duration of the program. All students are welcome and encouraged to participate in as many events as possible to enhance their educational experience at the Lee Honors College.
The fall 2016 Mix-It-Up series continues Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. featuring Sylvia Earle – “Exploring the Deep Frontier” – at Chenery Auditorium. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Earle – oceanographer, explorer, author, lecturer, Explorer in Residence of the National Geographic Society, Founder of the Deep Search Foundation and formerly Chief Scientist at NOAA. This is a free event, open to the public and perfect for all future scientists. Dr. Earle has written many bestselling children’s books and will gladly sign those brought to the reception following the event. Refreshments will be served. This event is also part of the Science and the Human Endeavor Speaker Series. Please see below for more information.
Lyceum Lecture Series The Lee Honors College is pleased to present weekly lectures on a variety of cutting-edge topics, given by outstanding Western Michigan University faculty scholars. The fall 2016 theme is Our Blue Marble – Water, Home, and Humanity (Part II). Lyceum lectures are held in the honors college lounge on Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. Lectures are free and open to students, staff, faculty and the general public. Lunch is not provided, but the audience is welcome to bring brown bag lunches. Be sure to take time to view the accompanying art exhibit on display throughout the building.
Oct. 5 – Join us in welcoming Dr. Todd Ellis, Assistant Professor, Mallinson Institute for Science Education and Geography, who will present “The Useful Pursuit of Shadows: Clouds, Climate and NASA’s Earth Observing Mission.”
Science and the Human Endeavor Speaker Series Co-sponsored by the University Center for the Humanities and the Lee Honors College, “Science and the Human Endeavor” will explore the powerful connections between science and the humanities through the work of scientists, engineers, artists and humanists who strive to better understand our shared natural world and to improve the human experience. All events are free and open to the public.
Sylvia Earle – “Exploring the Deep Frontier”
Oct. 6 – Chenery Auditorium, 7 p.m.
Dr. Earle is a National Geographic explorer-in-residence and the first female chief scientist of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Emily St. John Mandel – “Station Eleven” – Common Read
Oct. 19 – Lee Honors College Lounge, 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Author meet and greet and book signing.
The Lee Honors College is proud to host the 3rd Annual Scholar Scare Halloween-Themed 5K Run/Walk on Oct. 27! The 5k Run/Walk begins at 6 p.m. Pre-registration is open until Oct. 25 at 5 p.m. for $10 (WMU Students) or $20 (Public). Race day registration is from 4 to 5:45 p.m. and prices are $15 and $25 respectively. Registration fee includes a t-shirt, snacks and the potential to win great prizes. Registered runners are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes and those who do will be entered in a contest for a chance to win more awesome prizes. A reduction of $2 per registration for Kalamazoo Area Runner members. In addition to the 5K, there is also a 1k Fun Run at 5:30 p.m. – free for children aged 10 and under. Sign-up today at www.runsignup.com/wmuscholarscare.