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Virginia Tech scientist talks ‘Flint water crisis’ with WMU students, staff

The university libraries have created a Flint water guide to help users find information sources that will allow them to better understand the issues surrounding the Flint water crisis.

Campus talks, exhibit focus on water as an essential global resource.

Join us January 21 for the opening reception of our spring art exhibit tied to the Lyceum Lecture Series - Our Blue Marble: Water, Home and Humanity. The opening will be held in the honors college lounge at 6:30 p.m. with remarks from the artists at 7.
Our Blue Marble Art Exhibit Opening Reception Flier

Congratulations Trevor Sweeney, on making the Academic All-MAC honor list. To qualify, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.20 cumulative GPA and have participated in at least 50 percent of the contests for that particular sport.

Congratulations to Sam Bell on placing second with teammate Lauren Bone in the State Farm Marketing and Sales Competition. The challenge included three events: speed selling where students deliver a two-minute personal pitch; a 15-minute referral role-play where students meet with a business partner to try to restart a relationship and gain referrals; and a sales role-play, a second 15-minute meeting to determine the needs of an organization and set up a future product demo. In addition to placing second overall as a team, Bone placed third overall and Bell placed fourth individually. The duo also placed third in the marketing presentation category.

WMUK interview with Dr. Koretsky on road salt contamination of drinking water and urban lakes.

Congratulations to Joseph Barnett and Stephen John on winning the 2015 Collegiate Inventors Competition!

Media coverage of First Lady Sue Snyder's and Dr. Rebecca Campbell's visit to campus. WWMT WKZO MLive

Check out the Encore piece on Dr. Koretsky's research on the effects of road deicers on lake water!

More accolades for Joseph Barnett and Stephen John.

Click here to listen to the WMUK interview with Gloria Steinem, a fall Raise Your Voice featured speaker.

Senior Joseph Barnett was in Tampa in October representing the work he and alumnus Stephen John did on their NeoVent invention at an award ceremony for the Biomedical Engineering Society.  He then traveled to Beijing to attend the Grand Challenges Global Health Summit, an international meeting co-hosted by the Gates Foundation, USAID, and China's Ministry of Science and Technology, among others. The summit is only open to a few hundred people and is intended for leaders in global health to collaborate on healthcare solutions for the underserved. Barnett and John are being sponsored by the Lemelson Foundation, who have partnered with them to get their technology to hospitals in the developing world.

Original Raise Your Voice show uses Theatre of the Oppressed methods.

The Peer Student Success Team helps make inclusive campus for freshmen. Check out the story in the Western Herald!

The Study in the States course "Entrepreneurship: Understanding Startup Communities" received one of seven 2015 Innovation in Business Education Awards from the MidAmerican Business Deans Association.

Congratulations to Joseph Barnett and Stephen John on being selected as finalists for the 2015 Collegiate Inventors Competition with the US Patent and Trademark Office!

The Lee Honors College has been featured on the Public University Honors blog. Check it out!                                              

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