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):
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.
If you need to be added to a waiting list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com with your ID plus the course name and section. If you need assistance 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: