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Photo of Anita Hill.Anita Hill to kick off new 'Raise Your Voice' speaker series
Anita Hill, the woman who captivated the nation with her testimony of sexual harassment directed at then-U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas, will launch a new speaker series at Western Michigan University.

Event draws top students to vie for $50,000 scholarships
Some 800 academically talented high school seniors from Michigan and around the country are gathering at Western Michigan University this month for the 32nd annual Medallion Scholarship Competition.

Call for posters
A consortium of WMU faculty and staff will likely apply to the W.K. Kellogg Foundation for an implementation grant, based on the outcomes of the planning period activities resulting from the Racial Healing planning grant awarded in 2012. Posters are invited from anyone interested in participating in future Racial Healing initiatives. The deadline to submit a poster proposal is Feb. 1. Detailed information is available in this PDF. The posters will be on display Friday, March 20. For more information, contact Dr. Carla Koretsky at carla.koretsky@wmich.edu.

Western's Major Monday series features honors student Jasmine Scott

Six receive Inspired Learning Grants through the Learning Network of Greater Kalamazoo
Five individuals have been awarded  $2,500 Inspired Learning grants and one person will receive a $1,000 grant from the Learning Network of Greater Kalamazoo and the Kalamazoo Community Foundation.

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.

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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