New this Week – Week of Oct. 31

With the first week of November upon us, Daylight Saving Time comes to an end. Get ready to fall back — and have a sunnier morning commute to and around campus! Remember to set your clocks back an hour Sunday, Nov. 6! As always, Daylight Saving Time is a good time to remember to replace the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors with fresh ones. Safety first!

Wondering how to spend your bonus hour on Nov. 6? The easiest answer is to take full advantage of Sunday morning and stay in bed a bit longer — rewatch your favorite episode of Grey’s Anatomy on Netflix, or better yet – spend a few extra minutes catching up on the honors college newsletter (you won’t regret it, we promise).

Finalists for the Position of Dean of the Lee Honors College Announced
We are pleased to announce that the finalists for the position of dean of the Lee Honors College have been named. Dr. Christine Byrd-Jacobs, Associate Dean of the Graduate College and Dr. Gary Bischof, Chair of the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences will give public presentations followed by a brief reception in the honors college lounge at 1 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 2 and 3, respectively.

For more information and to peruse the candidates’ curriculum vitae, please see the Provost’s site.

We hope you will be able to join us and will have questions to ask the candidates! All those participating will have the opportunity to provide written feedback to the committee.

Metropolitan Series – Chicago Bus Trip Update
At this time, the bus for the Metropolitan Series –Chicago trip is full. The waiting list is relatively long and we encourage those interested in going to Chicago to wait as we plan a second excursion for the spring semester. The next bus trip will be open to all honors students, with priority given to those on the waiting list in November. It will include a museum tour and free time to explore the city. Please stay tuned for the details, as our goal is to provide this opportunity to as many students as possible.

Reminder for Nov. 5 Chicago bus tripIf you fail to show up without prior notice, your student account will be charged $50.00. The only acceptable excuse for not showing up without prior notice would include documented medical emergencies, hospitalization or family crises. It is very important to remain accountable for your involvement with this trip. If for any reason you will not be able to make it, please email: honr-grad2@wmich.edu as soon as possible.

Friendly Reminders and Helpful Hints
There are many opportunities and events to get connected, get involved and get focused in this week’s newsletter, so be sure to click through each page to get the information you need.

Students receive credit for attending honors college sponsored events by swiping their Bronco Cards with a member of the honors college staff and remaining for the duration of the program.

All honors college forms related to advising can be found under the Advising tab on the website: wmich.edu/honors/advising/forms.

As always, feel free to reach out to us with any questions, comments, or concerns.

Please send us a message or call when you are requesting to join the Lee Honors College closed group Facebook page but you are not using your last name on your personal Facebook page. Your first and last name are necessary for the verification and approval process. If you haven’t connected with us already, here are the links to our website and various social media pages:

wmich.edu/honors
Facebook

Facebook closed group for Honors Students
Twitter
Instagram

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