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Fall 2016

Early registration for active Honors Students will begin on these dates:

Seniors:

Monday, February 29

Juniors:

Tuesday, March 1

Sophomores:

Wednesday, March 2

Freshmen:

Thursday, March 3

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

 
Welcome

 

A Welcome from the Director

Carlin_Larry_.jpgWelcome to the website of the University Honors Program (UHP) at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Here you will find information about the Program, and the many opportunities it affords our highly motivated students.

The student-faculty relationship is at the center of our mission. The UHP fosters a community in which high-achieving students can experience the best educational practices: small discussion-based classes, unique team-taught classes, a low student-faculty ratio, opportunities for collaborative research, numerous co-curricular opportunities, and much more.  Our graduates are routinely hired by employers or accepted by the professional and graduate programs of their choice.

It is important to note that the UHP is not an AP program of the sort one finds in high schools. The emphasis is not on assigning extra work or extra classes needed for graduation, but is on providing special opportunities for our high-achieving students.

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 Program at the heart of campus in the Oviatt House.  If you have any questions about the website, or about the Program, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Laurence D. Carlin

Director of the University Honors Program

News & Events

UHP Thesis Symposia Fall 2015: December 7, 8, and 9

UHP Thesis Symposia Fall 2015: December 7, 8, and 9

by Russo, Julie A. last modified Dec 07, 2015 02:44 PM

Fourteen seniors are completing Honors Thesis projects this semester ("Read More" to see the complete schedule). Campus and off-campus community members are welcome to attend as many sessions as they like, enjoy refreshments, and take part in the Q&A sessions that follow each presentation:

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*Holiday Craft Night* This Wednesday, December 2

*Holiday Craft Night* This Wednesday, December 2

by Russo, Julie A. last modified Nov 30, 2015 10:56 AM

The University Honors Student Association invites you on Wednesday, December 2, for Craft Night! As you prepare for your final exams and projects, it's important to take a break. Reduce stress and recharge before more studying by gathering with friends and getting creative. There will be snowflakes, tree decorating, and cookies! See you on December 2nd beginning at 4:30 p.m. in the Scott Hall main lounge.

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UHSA to Host Honors Alum Kayla Oberstadt ~ Nov. 16 in Oviatt House

UHSA to Host Honors Alum Kayla Oberstadt ~ Nov. 16 in Oviatt House

by Russo, Julie A. last modified Nov 20, 2015 11:40 AM

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!

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Thank you for keeping in touch, Honors Alumni

Thank you for keeping in touch, Honors Alumni

by Russo, Julie A. last modified Nov 13, 2015 02:52 PM

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:

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Chocolate-Covered Pretzel Sale in Polk Lobby October 28 and 29

Chocolate-Covered Pretzel Sale in Polk Lobby October 28 and 29

by Russo, Julie A. last modified Nov 12, 2015 03:46 PM

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!).

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Pizza with Professors: Meet Dr. Heike Alberts ~ October 21

Pizza with Professors: Meet Dr. Heike Alberts ~ October 21

by Russo, Julie A. last modified Oct 19, 2015 04:04 PM

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!"

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Carolyn L. Karcher to Shed Light on "An Inspiring Alliance in a Dark Time"

Carolyn L. Karcher to Shed Light on "An Inspiring Alliance in a Dark Time"

by Russo, Julie A. last modified Oct 19, 2015 12:19 PM

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:

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UHP Spring 2016 Registration Has Begun!

by Russo, Julie A. last modified Oct 06, 2015 05:11 PM

Honors Registration began the last week of September. If you find that a class is full, please contact us (russoj@uwosh.edu or taylore@uwosh.edu) 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:

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by burgk38 — last modified Sep 22, 2015 04:12 PM