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:
Eighteen UHP seniors, representing all four Colleges, have completed the Honors curriculum as well as their major requirements. Five students at the Associate level and thirteen at the Graduate level will be recognized at the Fall 2015 Honors Graduation Ceremony on Wednesday, December 16, at 5:30 at the UW Oshkosh Alumni Welcome and Conference Center:
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:
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.
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:
Please join us for the 13th Annual Honors Convocation on Wednesday, September 16, at 5:00 in Pollock House! Each fall as we begin a new academic year, the Convocation is our back-to-school gathering where Honors news, plans, and opportunities are announced. We also hear from a keynote speaker. This year, we are honored to welcome DR. NORLISHA CRAWFORD (Associate Professor of English and Director of the African American Studies Program), who will present "Meditations on the Nexus of Race, Identity, and Courage in the U.S. in the 21st Century." Learn more about Dr. Crawford:
UHSA Executive Board Member Dana Giannelli presented Dr. Robert Feldman with the UHP's Outstanding Teaching Award at the Spring 2015 Honors Graduation Ceremony on Monday, May 11. Dr. Feldman was nominated for ENGLISH 228: Honors Modern American Literature, a class he has taught since 1999.
Fifteen students will present their research methods and findings on a wide range of fascinating topics--from analyzing skeletal remains to evaluating the fine art of painting to examining eyewitness testimonies. Whether you're considering tackling an Honors Thesis, are simply interested in the subject matter, or just want to support the students' year-long efforts, please join us for a session--one or all:
Seven students at the Associate level (those who are completing their Honors and major requirements with a cumulative GPA of 3.2 to 3.49) and thirty-two at the Graduate level (those who are completing their Honors and major requirements with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher) will be awarded Honors Certificates and Medallions, respectively, at the Honors Graduation Ceremony. The event will take place on Monday, May 11, at the Alumni Welcome and Conference Center at 5:30:
Congratulations to Psychology majors Zachary Dunton, Alexandra Ebert, Emily Erickson, and Alexander Johnson on their recent prizes:
At just $30 per person, what a bargain! This year's trip includes a guided tour of the Milwaukee Art Museum's newest exhibit courtesy of Ebony magazine, The Milwaukee Rep's production of Low Down Dirty Blues, and dinner up on the East Side. Reservation forms are available in Oviatt House or download one here:
Please join us as we launch the first of what will be a tradition of Honors Alumni gatherings. Kelly Genskow, a University Honors Program graduate in spring 2013, is returning to campus as a special guest of the UHP on Wednesday, March 11, at 5:00 in Oviatt House:
If you'd like to join the University Honors Program's Shamrock Shuffle team, the entry fee is $20. Race day will take place on Saturday, March 14, at 10:00 a.m., and fees will be collected at Oviatt House through Tuesday, March 3. Because we'll be running and/or walking as a team, "UHP Shufflers" do not need to register individually. However, we DO need your T shirt size (please see brochure):