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Honors college slates programs for talented youth

April 15, 2010

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University is again offering summer programs for local youngsters through the Academically Talented Youth Program run by the Lee Honors College.

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Academically Talented Youth Program

Summer programs are half-day classes held on campus that run for one to two weeks, and cost $100 per week. Space is limited, so students are encouraged to enroll early. The deadline to register is June 1. Although gifted youths are targeted, any eligible-age student may enroll.

Academically Talented Youth Program
2010 offerings

  • Pinhole Photography: Build Your Own Working Camera, for students entering grades 7-9, June 28-July 2, 9 a.m. to noon, room to be determined, Lee Honors College Building. This course allows students to create their own camera and learn the science behind taking pictures.

  • Web Page Design, for students entering grades 6-9, June 28-July 2, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., 3394 Rood Hall. During this course, students will develop Web pages and learn basic programming concepts as well as create an interactive Web page that includes a virtual pet.

  • Graphic Novels, for students entering grades 7-9, July 19-23, 9 a.m. to noon, 1020 Lee Honors College Building. Students are encouraged to bring their own work in progress to this course. They will learn how to take their ideas from sketchbooks to real books and how to work with software such as PhotoShop and Manga Studio.

  • Poetry Workshop, for students entering grades 7-9, July 19-23 and repeated July 26-30, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., 1020 Lee Honors College Building. If necessary, students may sign up for just one week. This course will include discussions of the students' work as well as analysis of poets from different cultures and times. Students will use the discussions and analyses to help create original poetry and prose during class that they can refine as the course progresses.

For detailed information about the Academically Talented Youth Program, visit wmich.edu/honors/atyp or contact the ATYP office at atyp-info@wmich.edu or (269) 387-3230.

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Media contact: Jeanne Baron, (269) 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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