Please join us in Oviatt House on Tuesday, February 24, at 5 p.m. to meet our next guest in the Pizza with Professors series, Dr. Michael Baltutis. Free pizza will be provided while we learn about Dr. Batutis's research interests, his recent work in India, and study abroad opportunities. His Honors courses have included HNRS 175: Ethics Seminar and Religious Studies 110: Honors World Religions, which he will be teaching in Fall 2015. Bring a friend--guests are welcome. See you there!
The University Honors Student Association is cosponsoring Welcome to Sarajevo, a showing of the acclaimed 1997 film, on WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, at 7:30 p.m. in Sage 1210. It will be introduced by Mirza Mehmedovic, a Fulbright scholar in the Department of Journalism this year. A PhD candidate from the University of Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Welcome to Sarajevo is close to Mirza's heart: it is set in his homeland during the Bosnian War (1992-1995) and follows three journalists reporting from its devastated capital. A Q&A will follow. Please join us for this special opportunity.
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):
The UHP is happy to announce a very special evening featuring Mr. Frank Almond (Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra), who will be playing his three hundred-year-old Stradivarius, and Dr. Eli Kalman, Associate Professor of Piano in the Department of Music, whom many of you already know for his exceptional contributions to the music section of HNRS 275: Culture Connection. A Violin's Life will take place on Friday, March 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the Arts and Communication Music Hall. The event is FREE and is open to everyone.
Just as you're getting into the swing of the new semester, keep in mind that it is also time to start planning your schedule for next fall. SIGN UP HERE for your advising appointment:
A record twelve students successfully completed the Honors curriculum in addition to their major requirements and will graduate from UW Oshkosh this fall. The students represent all four Colleges and will be awarded Honors Medallions or Certificates from Chancellor Leavitt at the Honors Graduation Ceremony on Monday, December 8, at 5:30 p.m. in Reeve 221. A reception will follow. Please join us in congratulating our newest Associates and Graduates:
Do you have test anxiety? A representative from the Counseling Center will hold a workshop with University Honors Program students and their friends from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 3, in Oviatt House. The counselor will shed some light on this common condition, help you recognize test anxiety symptoms, and offer coping techniques and strategies.
All are welcome to the Fall 2014 Honors Thesis Symposia, which will take place December 1, 2, and 3 beginning at 4:00 p.m. each day. Your presence and support of these seniors as they complete this final UHP requirement--their Honors Senior Capstone--is much appreciated. Attend one session or all! Please see the schedule for a full listing:
Good news! Beginning next year, the Honors Senior Seminar (HNRS 475), which was previously offered only in spring, will be available in fall as well. As the UHP continues to grow and as more students successfully complete the Honors curriculum, we are happy to offer another option (and more flexibility) for the Honors Senior Capstone. Juniors and Seniors, please take note! In hopes that we can continue to meet demand, in fall 2015 Dr. John Lemberger will teach the first-ever fall Honors Senior Seminar (HNRS 475: "Poverty") on T & Th 6:00-7:30pm.
The University Honors Student Association is stocking up for its ongoing book drive to benefit Better World Books. Thanks to recent efforts, reports Liz Taylor, TWELVE cartons of books are now on their way. Do you have books you'd like to donate? We'd love to take them off your hands:
The University Honors Student Association invites you--and your friends--to the next Pizza with Professors on Thursday, October 16, at 5:00 in Oviatt House. Professor Mode (Department of Geology) will be this semester's special guest! GEOL 110, which Dr. Mode has taught for more than ten years, remains one of the UHP's most challenging yet popular courses offered.
Spring 2015 registration for UHP students has begun. To be added to a waiting list, please email Julie Russo (russoj). TO MAKE AN ADVISING APPOINTMENT, please access Liz Taylor's calendar to choose a day and time:
The Convocation is the University Honors Program's annual gathering of new and returning Honors students and all the faculty and staff across campus with whom we collaborate and on whom we depend. We invite you to celebrate the 2014-2015 academic year with us on Wednesday, September 17, at 5:00 in Reeve 306
Welcome, Honors Freshmen, to UW Oshkosh and to the University Honors Program (UHP). We are holding orientations especially for you from September 8 through 12; please choose from one of the following dates:
The University Honors Program is now located in Oviatt House (842 Algoma Boulevard) on the first floor.
Dr. Don Dingledine (Department of English), whose Honors courses in 2013 included English 229: Honors African American Literature and HNRS 275: Culture Connection, is this year's winner of the Outstanding Teaching Award.
Musician, composer, and playwright STEW received a Doctorate of Humane Letters at Commencement on May 17, 2014. Stew, who has visited UW Oshkosh twice since his premier Oshkosh engagement (How to Get to Broadway by Accident) in November 2011, has presented public lectures; taught literature courses, Culture Connection classes, and a music convocation; met with student groups; and given live performances. Stew was nominated for the honorary degree by University Honors Program faculty and staff.
The Honors Graduation Ceremony and Reception was held Tuesday, May 13, in Reeve 227A at 5:30. It is on this occasion that the following twenty-eight Spring 2014 graduates, all of whom successfully completed the Honors curriculum, received their Honors Medallions or Certificates from the Chancellor:
Please join us May 5, 6, and 7 when twelve UHP Seniors present their Thesis projects at the Spring 2014 Honors Thesis Symposia:
The UHP and the University Honors Student Association are cosponsoring a fabulous day in Chicago!