News & Events
The Spring 2016 Honors Thesis Symposia will begin at 4:00 each afternoon from Monday, May 2, through Friday, May 6. Beginning at 3:30, FREE parking will be available in Lot 15 (adjacent to Blackhawk). For the Symposia schedule, sequence of presentations, and locations, please open the attached announcement. We hope you can join us!
The University Honors Student Association has invited Dr. Erin Winterrowd as the next guest for Pizza with Professors, a longstanding UHP tradition. Dr. Winterrowd, a faculty member in the Department of Psychology since 2007, has also contributed significantly to the UHP both as an HNRS 175 instructor and as an Honors Thesis advisor (more times than anyone on the Honors staff can count!). Winterrowd's varied research interests include gender and cultural influences on human behavior (with particular attention to issues of suicide), under-represented groups in science and engineering, and mental health services within the University of Wisconsin System. Please join us for another stimulating Pizza with Professors event! We'll get started--and the pizza will be ready too--at 4:30. We hope to see you and your friends on Tuesday, April 12!
The UHP and the University Honors Student Association are pleased to announce this year's Spring Trip. We'll travel to Milwaukee for a guided tour of the Pabst Mansion, live entertainment, dinner, and more. The itinerary is set and we hope you are too! Note: As of April 1, this trip is sold out.
There were a TON of stuffed animals. Seriously, those collection boxes were heavy! The University Honors Student Association (UHSA), the Pre-Med Society, and the American Red Cross joined forces to collect new teddy bears and other stuffed animal friends. The toys were donated to Mercy Medical Center, where they will be at the ready to offer comfort to children undergoing medical care. Your gift will no doubt make any hospital stay more bear-able!
Whether you're a sprinter or a schlepper, we hope you'll join the UHP Shamrock Shufflers on Saturday morning, March 12! Friends and family are welcome too. The registration is due to the Honors Office (Oviatt House) on February 29 and the fee is just $20. Be sure to include your T-shirt size when you sign up. Proceeds from the Shamrock Shuffle benefit BioLife Plasma Services. For the registration form and more information:
We are happy to announce that Honors alum and Rotary scholar Tracy Wilichowski will be on campus to visit with the University Honors Program community and friends on Tuesday, February 16, in Dempsey 314 at 5:00. After she graduated from UW Oshkosh in 2012 with a BS in History, a BS in Philosophy, and a minor in Social Justice, Tracy moved to sunny Miami for a two-year stint as an instructor for Teach for America. While there, she applied for and was awarded a Rotary Global Grant scholarship that funded her master’s in development management at The London School of Economics and Political Science. Tracy recently returned to Wisconsin from London, where she attended graduate school since fall 2014. We are excited that she accepted our invitation to present on her postgraduate years as well as her master’s program, internships, and future plans. She will also discuss her experiences with HNRS 275: Culture Connection students in her adopted city. Currently, Tracy is researching job opportunities. “I am looking for work,” she says, “that will enhance my knowledge of successful grassroots economic policies. I hope to develop new strategies to improve standards of living for individuals and am most interested in international development consulting.” Her long-term goal is to conduct research and help develop policy that will drive change in how international aid is distributed. Tracy is also busy with speaking engagements at which she promotes and recommends Rotary grants, so others are aware of the opportunity to study all over the world. She is living proof that such experiences are indeed possible. Please join us for refreshments and an exhilarating talk this afternoon!
Attention, Honors juniors and seniors! We welcome you to attend this semester's Honors Senior Capstone Meeting on Wednesday, February 10, at 4:00 in the student lounge in Oviatt House. If you have not yet decided which capstone route to take, this meeting is for you! The two capstone options will be described in detail plus there will be ample time for Q&A. The information presented can help you reach the decision that suits you--and your graduation timeline--best.
If you are a resident of District 6220 (northern Wisconsin and most of Michigan's upper peninsula) and are interested in graduate studies outside of the United States beginning fall 2016, we invite you to consider the Rotary District 6220 Global Scholar Program. Significant financial support is awarded to students who meet specific criteria and who wish to study or work in such fields as peace and conflict resolution; disease prevention and treatment; water and sanitation; maternal and child health; education and literacy; or economic and community development. For information and to apply, please see the grant materials: