News & Events
Please join us on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, at 4:30 in OVIATT HOUSE when the University Honors Student Association's guest alum will be Kayla Oberstadt. A Human Services major/Sociology minor (2012), Kayla was also a heralded member of the track + field and volleyball teams. She earned her master's at The Ohio State University in the spring and recently returned to the Fox Valley, where she is employed with Winnebago County as its 4-H Youth Development Educator. Kayla is excited to meet students currently working their way through their Honors and major requirements and will also describe her academic and professional journeys, offer advice, and explain her new role and the circumstances that drew her to this particular career. Food and beverages will be provided, and all friends are welcome to come along. Hope to see you Monday afternoon!
It is always a good day in the UHP when we hear from Honors graduates. It is an even better one when we have the chance to reconnect in person. ALYSSA BRUNNER, an English major and Journalism minor (2013), was in town recently, and we were honored to be included on her campus stops. Alyssa is working in La Crosse, Wisconsin, as an editor for Kaplan Professional. In spring 2015, she was promoted to Editorial Specialist. Alyssa, we wish you the best in your pursuits and much continued success. If YOU'RE an Honors Alumn, we hope you will call, email, or stop by Oviatt House when you're in the area. And if you have not done so already, please complete our online form:
Thank you for supporting the University Honors Student Association's autumn fundraiser! Each delicious pretzel is just $1. All proceeds will benefit UHSA activities, such as guest alumni (SEE NOVEMBER 16!).
This fall, Pizza with Professors (PWP) organizers have invited Dr. Heike Alberts, Professor of Geography and HNRS 175 instructor. Stop by Oviatt House on Wednesday, October 21, at 4:00 for pizza, fellowship, and interesting conversation. It's free and there is no test; PWP is a fun and informative Honors tradition, so just bring along your questions and your appetite :) Some topics that may be discussed include Dr. Alberts's diverse courses ("Food," "People, Places, and Culture," "Urban Geography," and more); her homeland of Germany; and why Dr. Alberts says "Teaching is the best job in the world!"
The Department of English is pleased to announce that Carolyn L. Karcher, Professor Emerita at Temple University. Karcher will give a public talk, "An Inspiring Alliance in a Dark Time: Albion W. Tourgee, Ida B. Wells, Harry C. Smith, and the Campaign Against Lynching," on Wednesday evening, October 14, at 7:00 in Reeve 306. A prolific author and leading scholar, Karcher will acquaint us with an especially complicated and destructive era--Reconstruction after the American Civil War--and will introduce Tourgee, Wells, and Smith, whose courage and vision transcended their time and circumstances. The UHP is a proud cosponsor of this Department of English event. For more information:
Honors Registration began the last week of September. If you find that a class is full, please contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com) with your name, ID, and the specific class; we'll be glad to add you to a waiting list. If you would like to make an Honors Advising appointment, please contact Associate Advisor Liz Taylor:
The University Honors Student Association is sponsoring a get-together on Wednesday, September 23, at 4:30 in the Scott Hall Main Lounge. Plans and ideas for the coming year will be shared as well as valuable advice for new students. It's also, we hope, a fine time to take a break! You, your fellow Honors students, and friends are invited for FREE root beer floats courtesy of the UHSA.
Honors Orientations are mandatory and will be held in the Honors Lounge in Oviatt House from September 14 through 17. We are located at 842 Algoma Boulevard (the historic building just north of Dempsey Hall). Please plan to attend ONE of the brief (45-minute) informational sessions: