New this Week – Week of Jan. 9

Happy New Year, Broncos!

Welcome to a new year, a new semester and a chance to re-focus after a long break. We hope you enjoyed your time away and took time to relax and have some fun.

Welcome Dean Bischof!
Please join us in welcoming Dr. Gary Bischof as the eighth dean of the Lee Honors College.


One-Stop Advising Hours
To better meet advising needs, we are offering walk-in advising from 5 to 6 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday Jan. 9 through 11. If you would like to speak with an advisor during these special walk-in advising times, bring your Bronco Card and stop by the seminar room (located off the main lobby). All other advising hours are by appointment only.

Last Call for “The Laureate” Submission Opportunities
The Lee Honors College publication, The Laureate, is currently accepting submissions from all WMU undergraduate students in any field of study. Our literary journal is a free annual student publication funded through the Lee Honors College.

Submissions may include poetry, prose, flash fiction, graphic art, non-fiction, photography, etc. Please contact the editors for submission formatting specifications for art pieces. Lengthy short stories or plays should be limited to under 15 pages and may be subject to being excerpted by the editors for publication, with approval from the author.

The submission deadline has been extended. All creative works submitted to by Jan. 13 will be considered. Multiple submissions are encouraged!

The journal will be published in April and a reading will be held at the Lee Honors College. There is no fee to submit and the collection will be published online for all to enjoy, with hard copies available to the contributors.

Please see the flier for additional information. The Laureate editors are also available to visit and briefly speak to classes about the publication. This is a great opportunity for young writers and artists to get their work published.

Follow on Facebook at:, where you will find updates, writing prompts, and other general informationlaureate-flyer-2016-2017-updated“Writings on the Wall”
The honors college is working alongside the Kalamazoo Public Library, the WMU Alpha Program, University Libraries, and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion in presenting the 2017 “Read Together” book Writings on the Wall by Kareem Abdul Jabbar. We invite you to be a part of the conversation on “searching for a new equality beyond black and white.” Events will be scheduled throughout the Kalamazoo community. The honors college has five copies of the book that we would like to offer to you on loan. If you’d like to read it and join us for an event to add your voice to the discussion, please stop by the front desk and check one out. We ask that you not keep the book for longer than 10 days, so that as many of our honors college community can read it as possible. If you have ideas about what you’d like the honors college to address at our event after reading it, please contact Jane Baas or Jennifer Townsend via email by Jan. 20, 2017.


Test Prep Books Available
Are you studying for the LSAT, GMAT, GRE or MCAT? The honors college has purchased test prep books for each of these exams. If you are interested in checking one of these books out, please visit the front desk and be prepared to show your Bronco Card and provide your email address and phone number. Test prep books can be checked out for one week at a time.

Friendly Reminders and Helpful Hints
There are many opportunities and events for you 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:

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

Request for photos: We are always interested in the events and activities of our honors students. Please send photos to be used on our social media sites and in our eNewsletter (along with a brief description) to: Renee Allen.

Please send us a message or call when you are requesting to join the Lee Honors College closed Facebook group if 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:
Facebook closed group for Honors Students

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