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.
WMU United Way Kickoff
WMU formally launched the university’s annual United Way campaign on Oct. 10. President Dunn addressed WMU staff, students and United Way committee members, thanking them for their past contributions and commitments to United Way and asking that everyone “dig a little deeper” in 2016 and make an effort to “give what you can.” The theme for this year’s campaign, “Please help change the story! Give. Advocate. Volunteer.” was blended in design and mantra with WMU’s freshly launched Gold campaign – “The Power of Gold .”
Photo: Dr. John Dunn, President of WMU, addresses faculty, staff and students at the university’s annual United Way campaign kickoff event.
The fall 2016 Mix-It-Up series continues Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. in the honors college lounge, featuring Prestigious Scholarships with honors college staff and guests. Refreshments will be provided.
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. 19 Join us in welcoming Dr. Steve Kohler, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, who will present “The Global Water Crisis: Toward Sustainable Fresh Water Use.”
Emily St. John Mandel – “Station Eleven” – Common Read
Oct. 19, 2 to 3:30 p.m . – Lee Honors College Lounge Author meet and greet and book signing. Bring your copy of “Station Eleven for Ms. Mandel to sign! Refreshments served.
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 runsignup.com/wmuscholarscare.