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Seeking applicants to serve as editor in chief for the 2014-15 issue of The Laureate
The Lee Honors College is seeking applicants to serve as editor in chief for the 2014-15 issue of The Laureate. For 13 years, the honors college has published this distinguished literary journal. Each year an honors college student, typically a junior or senior, is selected as editor in chief. This student edits The Laureate under the close guidance and mentoring of Professor Becky Cooper. The editor is responsible for soliciting, reading and selecting poetry, prose and photography to be included in the issue. This important work may serve as the editor's honors thesis. The ideal candidate will have a passion for literature and creative writing. To submit your resume and letter of interest, or for additional information, please contact Becky Cooper at becky.cooper@wmich.edu.

Scholar Scare 5k to support enrichment program scholarships
The Lee Honors College invites runners, walkers and families at Western Michigan University and the greater Kalamazoo area to join in a fun Halloween-themed 5K/1K on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014.

WMU’s Alpha Lambda Delta chapter wins award for the ninth straight year
Western Michigan University’s Alpha Lambda Delta chapter has again been awarded the annual Maintaining the Flame Award from the national ALD organization for exceptionally active membership and dedication to community service. 

2014 Distinguished Alumni Announced
Lee Honors College alumnus Donald G. Southwell (B.A. ’73) is among those being honored.

War hero, Olympian Louis Zamperini dies at 97
Zamperini was a guest speaker in October 2012.

Twenty-four incoming students win $50,000 Medallion Scholarships
Twenty-four freshmen have won coveted Medallion Scholarships to begin their studies at Western Michigan University this fall. Medallion Scholarships are the highest merit-based award WMU can bestow on an incoming freshman. Valued at $50,000 each over four years, they constitute one of the largest merit-based awards in American higher education. For a details and a list of this year’s winners, see the full release.

Photo of Matt Bahleda.WMU Alumnus Starts Legal Career
O'Melveny & Myers LLP has a long history of practicing law and has earned a strong reputation in one of the largest economy and leading technology states—California. In November 2014, a Western Michigan University graduate hopes to add to that history as he creates a legacy of his own. Matt Bahleda '07 is a graduate of WMU's College of Arts and Sciences and the Lee Honors College.

Honors student Deirdre Courtney is showing undergraduates can do research and is doing it with gusto

Lee Honors College graduate assistant wins award
Precious Majors, advising graduate assistant for the Lee Honors College has won the Department Graduate Teaching award for the Educational Leadership, Research and Technology department for 2013-14. Precious (or PJ) will be graduating with a masters in Higher Education and Student Affairs and has been an advising graduate assistant for the Lee Honors College for the past two years. Full list of winners

Maurice Washington named 2014 Newman Civic Fellow

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