Sponsored Events

  • Abbie Griffith wearing the W costume giving a thumbs up to Western.
  • Buster Bronco and an honors college student standing in front of an informational display.
  • Abbie Griffith wearing the W costume standing with a group of elementary school students and their teacher visiting Western from Indiana.

The Lee Honors College offers many cultural and social events designed to build community and expand horizons.

Honors students are required to attend four honors college sponsored events in their freshman year and two in their sophomore year. Students receive credit for attending events by swiping their Bronco Cards with a member of the honors college staff, and remaining for the duration of the program. All students are welcome and encouraged to participate in as many events as possible to enhance their educational experience at the Lee Honors College.

For questions about Mix It Up, please contact Sruthi Rameshkumar via email.

Events listed below count for honors college sponsored event credit unless otherwise noted. Please read event details carefully.

We have set-up a TED-Ed Series for you all to engage in! With the TED-Ed Series, you will participate in one or more TED-Ed lessons which each include one TED video and corresponding discussion questions. Each TED-Ed lesson you complete (watching the video and answering all prompted questions) will count as one honors college-sponsored event. At the end of each week, we will update your Degree Works to properly reflect your event attendance. The series is open now through the end of the semester, so you can “attend” at your convenience.  

In addition to the TED-Ed Series, one of our PSST mentors will be hosting Netflix Parties! If you have not heard of this, let us explain. There is a new Netflix Party extension available for the Google Chrome browser that will allow you to partake in a group viewing of a certain movie or show. To join a Netflix Party, you will first need to complete this sign-up form. Next, you will need to add the extension to your Google Chrome browser. Once the extension is installed to your browser you will need to use the link provided by the PSST to access the movie (will be sent to your email prior to viewing). When you have accessed the movie, be sure to click on the red NP extension (should be on the top right-hand side of the browser). Clicking the NP will enable your ability to partake in the chat function and allow for the PSST to control when to start, stop, or pause the show. In addition, this is how we will be taking attendance, as your name should be reflected as entering the viewing. Again, at the end of each week, we will update your Degree Works to properly reflect your event attendance.

Below you will find a list of all the TED-Ed lessons that are available for you to view at your own leisure. You will also find the movie titles and dates that Netflix Parties will be offered. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the virtual events, please do not hesitate to contact your honors college advisor. 

TED-Ed Series 

  1. Inside the Mind of a Master Procrastinator. 

  2. 3 Ways to Measure Your Adaptability – and How to Improve It. 

  3. How the Worst Moments in our Lives Make Us Who We Are.  

  4. Three Secrets of Resilient People. 

  5. How to Manage Your Mental Health. 

 Netflix Party

  1. The Pianist – Friday, March 27 at 2 p.m. EST. 

  2. City of God  Monday, March 30 at p.m. EST. 

  3. 2012 - Friday, April 3 at 2 p.m. EST. 

  4. Outbreak – Monday, April 6 at 2 p.m. EST 

  5. 100 Humans – Friday, April 10 at 2 p.m. EST. 

  6. The Theory of Everything - Monday, April 13 at 2 p.m. EST.

If you have any other concerns, please contact the Lee Honors College at (269) 387-3230.