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.

January 2020

Jan. 9 - Mix It Up - LHC Lounge, 7 p.m. - Semester Kick-Off! Bring your calendars! Presented by LHC Staff and PSST Mentors.

Jan. 13 - Welcome to Monday - LHC Lobby, noon to 2 p.m. - Grab a quick snack and say “hey” to the LHC staff and meet new people!
*Does not count for sponsored event credit.

Jan. 14 - TED Talk Tuesday - LHC Lounge, noon - Anthony Helms, "Gendered Violence: A Men's Issue."

Jan. 15 - Coffee and Conversation - LHC 1022, 10 to 11 a.m. - Taylor Berry, Life After Graduation. Come grab a cup of coffee and chat about life with former LHC Graduate Assistant and Co-Owner/Founder of Zenith Coffee.

Jan. 15 - Yoga with Krista Angelique Katrovas - LHC Lounge, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
*Does not count for sponsored event credit.

Jan. 16 - Mix It Up - LHC Lounge, 7 p.m. - Documentary Night. Presented by LHC Staff.

Jan. 17 - Weekly Wind-Down - Vision Boards with Jasmine! LHC Lounge, 2 to 4 p.m.
*Does not count for sponsored event credit.

Jan. 21 - TED Talk Tuesday - LHC Lounge, noon - Dr. Whitney DeCamp, "Health and Sustainability in Food Production: How Food Myths Work Against Our Goals." Popular opinions about what foods are safe to eat and are good for the environment are growing stronger in American culture, but are they based in science? This discussion begins with some evidence-based myth-busting and then explores options for producing safe and sustainable foods.

Jan. 22 - Yoga with Krista Angelique Katrovas - LHC Lounge, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
*Does not count for sponsored event credit.

Jan. 23 - Mix It Up - LHC Lounge, 7 p.m - Thesis Panel. Presented by LHC Staff, Alumni and WMU Faculty.

Jan. 24 - Weekly Wind-Down -Puzzles and Board Games, LHC Lounge, 2 to 4 p.m.
*Does not count for sponsored event credit.

Jan. 27 - Welcome to Monday - LHC Lobby, noon to 2 p.m. - Grab a quick snack and say “hey” to the LHC staff and meet new people!
*Does not count for sponsored event credit.

Jan. 28 - TED Talk Tuesday - LHC Lounge, noon - Dr. Candy McCorkle, The Cost of Equality. More than 50 years ago Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was one of the architects of the movement to fight for equal rights for African Americans as well as other people of color. This presentation will explore how legally we have been granted equal rights but continue to struggle to have the law recognized.  We will explore from technology to education how people of color continue to be dehumanized or negated as participants in our society.

Jan. 29 - Yoga with Krista Angelique Katrovas - LHC Lounge, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
*Does not count for sponsored event credit.

Jan. 30 - Mix It Up - LHC Lounge, 7 p.m - Graduate Student Panel. Presented by the Graduate Student Association.

Jan. 31 - Weekly Wind-Down - TBD, LHC Lounge, 2 to 4 p.m.
*Does not count for sponsored event credit.

February 2020

Feb. 3 - Welcome to Monday - LHC Lobby, noon to 2 p.m. - Grab a quick snack and say “hey” to the LHC staff and meet new people!
*Does not count for sponsored event credit.

Feb. 4 - TED Talk Tuesday - LHC Lounge, noon - Justin Gish, The Benefits of Composting. At this talk you'll learn about the benefits of composting and how controlled decomposition can help rebuild our soils.

Feb. 5 - Yoga with Krista Angelique Katrovas - LHC Lounge, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
*Does not count for sponsored event credit.

Feb. 6 - Mix It Up - LHC Lounge, 7 p.m - Mental Health Education. Presented by Bri Traynor from Sindecuse.

Feb. 7 - Weekly Wind-Down - Valentine Making, LHC Lounge, 2 to 4 p.m.
*Does not count for sponsored event credit.

Feb. 10 - Welcome to Monday - LHC Lobby, noon to 2 p.m. - Grab a quick snack and say “hey” to the LHC staff and meet new people!
*Does not count for sponsored event credit.

Feb. 11 - TED Talk Tuesday - LHC Lounge, noon - Dr. Lauren Foley, Political Discourse and How to Disagree. Our political engagement suffers from a civility problem. This discussion will rethink how we debate, which could help productive disagreement. We will also explore why Justice Scalia bashed the game of golf.

Feb. 12 - Yoga with Krista Angelique Katrovas - LHC Lounge, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
*Does not count for sponsored event credit.

Feb. 13 - Mix It Up - LHC Lounge, 7 p.m - LHC Prom (Limited spots, MUST RSVP!). Presented by LHC Staff.

Feb. 14 - Weekly Wind-Down - Valentine Party! LHC Lounge, 2 to 4 p.m.
*Does not count for sponsored event credit.

Feb. 17 - Welcome to Monday - LHC Lobby, noon to 2 p.m. - Grab a quick snack and say “hey” to the LHC staff and meet new people!
*Does not count for sponsored event credit.

Feb. 19 - Yoga with Krista Angelique Katrovas - LHC Lounge, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
*Does not count for sponsored event credit.

Feb. 20 - Mix It Up - 6 to 8 p.m - SpeakOUT! Panel. Presented by LBGT Student Services. 2720 Sangren. - Please note the early start time and location change!

Feb. 21 - Weekly Wind-Down - Cookie Decorating and Coloring Books, LHC Lounge, 2 to 4 p.m.
*Does not count for sponsored event credit.

Feb. 24 - Welcome to Monday - LHC Lobby, noon to 2 p.m. - Grab a quick snack and say “hey” to the LHC staff and meet new people!
*Does not count for sponsored event credit.

Feb. 25 - TED Talk Tuesday - LHC Lounge, noon - Dr. Angela Moe, Comforting Canines: Our Relationship with Dogs. Dogs have lived beside us for millennia, enhancing our lives in innumerable ways. Come learn about and discuss the history and current helping relationships we have with dogs and interact with one such canine, Sunny the Therapy Dog.

Feb. 26 - Yoga with Krista Angelique Katrovas - LHC Lounge, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
*Does not count for sponsored event credit.

March 2020

March 9 - Welcome to Monday - LHC Lobby, noon to 2 p.m. - Grab a quick snack and say “hey” to the LHC staff and meet new people!
*Does not count for sponsored event credit.

March 11 - Yoga with Krista Angelique Katrovas - LHC Lounge, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
*Does not count for sponsored event credit.

March 10 - TED Talk Tuesday - LHC Lounge, noon - Juliana Espinosa, Let's Get Ready to Rumble: The Instant Gratification Monkey vs the Rational Decision Maker. Wish you could be on top of everything all the time but always seem to procrastinate by watching just one more YouTube video? If it's three hours later and you still haven't started your paper, then this talk is for you! Join your fellow procrastinators in a discussion on how to balance instant gratification, deadlines, and procrastination.

March 12 - Mix It Up - LHC Lounge, 7 p.m - Healing Art Workshop. Presented by Health Promotion and Education - FIRE

March 13 - Dr. Linda Gregerson - LHC Lounge, 2 to 4 p.m.

March 16 - Welcome to Monday - LHC Lobby, noon to 2 p.m. - Grab a quick snack and say “hey” to the LHC staff and meet new people!
*Does not count for sponsored event credit.

March 17 - TED Talk Tuesday - LHC Lounge, noon - Dr. Adam Mathews, Ecology from the Air: Monitoring Global Environmental Change. Geospatial technologies such as GPS, geographic information systems (GIS), and remote sensing (e.g., airborne laser scanning, satellite-based image capture) provide a means by which to examine how humans are changing Earth's surface (i.e. deforestation, urbanization, etc.). This discussion will explore how these technologies can monitor change and improve our understanding of its impacts with the goal of improving the health of our planet.

March 18 - Yoga with Krista Angelique Katrovas - LHC Lounge, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
*Does not count for sponsored event credit.

March 19 - Mix It Up - LHC Lounge, 7 p.m - Intercultural Competence Committee. Presented by the ICC.

March 20 - Weekly Wind-Down - Journaling and coloring, LHC Lounge, 2 to 4 p.m.
*Does not count for sponsored event credit.

March 23 - Welcome to Monday - LHC Lobby, noon to 2 p.m. - Grab a quick snack and say “hey” to the LHC staff and meet new people!
*Does not count for sponsored event credit.

March 24 - TED Talk Tuesday - LHC Lounge, noon - Dr. Lisa Baker, The Impact of Digestive Health on Brain Health. At this talk you'll learn about how your brain sends messages all over your body. Researchers believe your gut may talk back. Studies show that the balance of bacteria in the gut microbiome may affect your emotions and the way your brain processes information from your senses, like sights, sounds, flavors, or textures.

March 25 - Yoga with Krista Angelique Katrovas - LHC Lounge, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
*Does not count for sponsored event credit.

March 26 - Mix It Up - LHC Lounge, 7 p.m - Undergraduate Research Opportunities. Presented by Graduate Students and WMU Faculty.

March 27 - Weekly Wind-Down - Puzzles and Board Games, LHC Lounge, 2 to 4 p.m.
*Does not count for sponsored event credit.

March 30 - Welcome to Monday - LHC Lobby, noon to 2 p.m. - Grab a quick snack and say “hey” to the LHC staff and meet new people!
*Does not count for sponsored event credit.

March 31 - TED Talk Tuesday - LHC Lounge, noon - Jessica Swartz, Esq., Free Speech on Campus. Learn about what speech rights you have on campus and what the University can and can't do to regulate that speech.

April 2020

April 1 - Yoga with Krista Angelique Katrovas - LHC Lounge, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
*Does not count for sponsored event credit.

April 2 - Mix It Up - LHC Lounge, 7 p.m - A Capella Performance. Presented by Vocaholics at WMU.

April 3 - Weekly Wind-Down - Arts and Crafts, LHC Lounge, 2 to 4 p.m.
*Does not count for sponsored event credit.

April 6 - Welcome to Monday - LHC Lobby, noon to 2 p.m. - Grab a quick snack and say “hey” to the LHC staff and meet new people!
*Does not count for sponsored event credit.

April 7 - TED Talk Tuesday - LHC Lounge, noon - Dr. Michelle Hrivnyak, "We are all cyborgs now" and "Bring Back the Woolly Mammoth!" One of the most significant characteristics of the human species is our reliance on and use of technology. Each of these talks explores aspects of technology and considers how this is changing, or has the potential to change, our species and environment from both biological and cultural perspectives.

April 8 - Yoga with Krista Angelique Katrovas - LHC Lounge, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
*Does not count for sponsored event credit.

April 9 - Mix It Up - LHC Lounge, 6 to 8 p.m - Movie Night. Presented by LHC Staff. - Please note the early start time!

April 10 - Weekly Wind-Down - End of Semester Party! LHC Lounge, 2 to 4 p.m.
*Does not count for sponsored event credit.

April 13 - Welcome to Monday - LHC Lobby, noon to 2 p.m. - Grab a quick snack and say “hey” to the LHC staff and meet new people!
*Does not count for sponsored event credit.

April 14 to 17 - Thesis Celebration Week

April 14 - TED Talk Tuesday - LHC Lounge, noon - Dr. Sue Ellen Christian, Crossing Life's Difficult Lines. The news media isn't all loud or angry – or fake. In fact, honest journalism shows you the world from another's perspective. Diversify your news consumption and get a more accurate picture of life for those unlike yourself. This talk offers a week's guide to broadening your view of the world by broadening your news intake.

April 15 - Yoga with Krista Angelique Katrovas - LHC Lounge, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
*Does not count for sponsored event credit.

April 16 - Mix It Up - LHC Lounge, 7 p.m - Wellness and Stress Relief. Presented by LHC Staff.