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Spring 2017

Honors Registration begins the first week of October:

Seniors: Mon., Oct. 3

Juniors: Tues., Oct. 4

Sophomores: Wed., Oct. 5

Freshmen: Thurs., Oct. 6

For Honors Advising appointments, please contact Liz Taylor: taylore@uwosh.edu

 
Welcome

 

A Welcome from the Director

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Welcome to the website of the University Honors Program (UHP) at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Here you will find information about the UHP and the wonderful opportunities it presents our students.

The UHP fosters a community in which high-achieving students experience the best educational practices. We offer an exciting curriculum with devoted instructors who teach small, interactive seminars and team-taught classes. Honors students engage in mentored research, have personalized advising, and they have the option to study abroad. Our students also interact with faculty through our many co-curricular events, and they can elect to live on the Honors floor of a residence hall. Through these and other high-impact practices, Honors students receive the benefits of a small liberal arts college in addition to the opportunities presented by a comprehensive university.

We are proud of our Honors graduates. They are from all four of our major colleges––Letters and Science, Nursing, Business, and Education and Human Services––and they are routinely hired by employers and accepted by excellent professional and graduate programs. And the educational practices of the UHP are enhanced by the interaction of current students with Honors alumni.

I invite you to navigate our website and see the many ways in which we carry out our dedication to student success. I invite you also to come visit the UHP at the heart of campus in the beautiful Oviatt House. If you have any questions about the Honors Program, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Laurence D. Carlin

Director of the University Honors Program

News & Events

Thesis Symposia Week Begins May 2: Twenty-seven Honors Senior Capstone Projects

Thesis Symposia Week Begins May 2: Twenty-seven Honors Senior Capstone Projects

by Russo, Julie A. last modified May 02, 2016 11:50 AM

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!

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Pizza with Professors Series Continues Next Tuesday: Dr. Erin Winterrowd

Pizza with Professors Series Continues Next Tuesday: Dr. Erin Winterrowd

by Russo, Julie A. last modified Apr 05, 2016 01:32 PM

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!

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Honors Spring Trip: Explore Milwaukee on Saturday, April 30

Honors Spring Trip: Explore Milwaukee on Saturday, April 30

by Russo, Julie A. last modified Apr 25, 2016 11:57 AM

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.

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A Lot to Bear: Thanks for a Successful Drive!

A Lot to Bear: Thanks for a Successful Drive!

by Russo, Julie A. last modified Aug 03, 2016 04:59 PM

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 (or their relatives) undergoing medical care. Your gift will no doubt make any hospital stay more bear-able.

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Shamrock Shuffle: Saturday, March 12

Shamrock Shuffle: Saturday, March 12

by Russo, Julie A. last modified Feb 19, 2016 04:55 PM

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:

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Honors Alum Tracy Wilichowski to Give Talk Today, February 16

Honors Alum Tracy Wilichowski to Give Talk Today, February 16

by Russo, Julie A. last modified Feb 16, 2016 12:16 PM

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!

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Senior Capstone Options: Overview Presented on Wednesday

Senior Capstone Options: Overview Presented on Wednesday

by Russo, Julie A. last modified Feb 08, 2016 01:09 PM

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.

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Rotary Global Grant Scholarship Opportunity

Rotary Global Grant Scholarship Opportunity

by Russo, Julie A. last modified Feb 05, 2016 03:49 PM

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:

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