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Alpha Lambda Delta and Advisor Anthony Helms earn recognition
The organization was selected as the RSO Most Committed to Service for November. It was nominated because of their leadership and dedication to the WMU campus community. In addition to this, Anthony Helms was selected as the RSO Advisor of the Month for November for his leadership and dedication to the WMU campus community. Congratulations to both Alpha Lambda Delta and Anthony!

Honors college marks International Day of Persons with Disabilities
The Lee Honors College marked International Day of Persons with Disabilities Dec. 3. The United Nations General Assembly made the proclamation in 1992 and annual observance of the day aims to increase awareness and understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of people with disabilities. Dr. Shaila Rao—associate professor of special education from the WMU College of Education and Human Development—presented the final lecture in this fall's Lyceum Series, which the College hosts each semester. Titled "Disability Impairment, Handicap, Disorder: Global Perspectives," Rao's presentation touched on the World Health Organization's Report on Disability and world facts about disability. Her presentation also included video clips that highlight various disability issues and aim to raise awareness about those issues within WMU and the broader Kalamazoo community. An estimated 20 to 25 people attended the presentation.

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.

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. 

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