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*****PIZZA with PROFESSORS*****

The Pizza with Professors series continues on Monday, October 29, at 5:30PM in Dempsey 206. The UHSA Board members invite you to visit with their guest, Dr. Franca Barricelli, Professor of History and Associate Dean of the College of Letters and Science.

Take a break and join us for this UHP tradition, which will include Q&A with Professor Barricelli as well as a bounty of FREE pizza!


Spring 2013 Honors Classes

Honors Registration for Spring 2013 began for UHP members October 1.

Honors Advising: If you'd like to make an appointment with our Associate Advisor, Fletcher Marron, please email him directly at marronf@uwosh.edu with the days and times you're available.

Here is the spring course roster FYI: Spring 2013 Honors Courses


University Honors Student Association

The University Honors Student Association (UHSA) is the UHP's student group that coordinates the annual Honors Spring Trip, organizes fundraisers and Pizza with Professors, and more. All UHP members are welcome to attend meetings, which are held biweekly during the academic year. Please click here for more information about this organization, its service opportunities, and upcoming meetings. The UHSA Executive Board members welcome you to attend their biweekly meetings.

They will meet next on Monday, October 29, at 5:30PM in Dempsey 206, which also happens to double as our next Pizza with Professor event!



Juniors & Seniors: Which Senior Capstone Option Is for You?

If you are a junior or senior and need information about the two options available to you (the Honors Senior Seminar HNRS 475, which is offered every spring, OR the Honors Thesis XXX-474, which requires that you work with a faculty advisor over two semesters), please contact Dr. Carlin (carlin@uwosh.edu) to schedule a time to meet.


Outstanding Teaching Award Presented to Dr. McFadden

Students, thank you for your votes this spring!

The winner of the University Honors Program Outstanding Teaching Award for 2011 is Dr. Susan McFadden of the Psychology Department.


Two members of the University Honors Student Association, Alyssa Brunner and Shane Conner, made the announcement at the Honors Graduation Ceremony on Monday, May 7, 2012. Dr. McFadden was attending a conference and was presented with the award later that week at the African American Studies Minor Ceremony. Congratulations, Dr. McFadden!


Previous recipients of this student-nominated honor:

Dr. Don Dingledine, English Department (2010)

Dr. Laurence Carlin, Philosophy Department (2009)

Dr. William Mode, Geology Department (2008)


The Honors Lounge

Our colorful lounge will be open all day beginning Monday, September 17, in Dempsey 206.


Congratulations to Our Spring 2012 Honors Graduates and Associates!

The following 25 students completed the Honors curriculum and were honored at the Spring 2012 Honors Graduation Ceremony in Reeve 227C on Monday, May 7, at 5:30. Students who earned a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher were awarded an Honors Medallion* and those who earned a cumulative GPA of 3.2 to 3.49 received a Certificate.


*Matt Boese (Milwaukee) - BS in Biology (Healthcare Science)

*Courtney Bichler (Appleton) - BA in Political Science

Melissa Breen (Janesville) - BA in International Studies (Europe), BA in International Studies (Global and National Security), and BA in Spanish

*Emma Bruden (Fond du Lac) - BA in Political Science; minors in Legal Studies and Spanish

Kaylee Campbell (Franklin) - BA in English, BA in International Studies (Asian Studies), and BA in Japanese

Jessica De Larwelle (Oconto) - BS in Psychology

*Jonathan Dudzinski (Pickett) - BBA in Accounting and BBA in Finance

*Sarah Feldbruegge (Abbotsford) - BS in Psychology; minor in Social Justice

*Amanda Fenske (Slinger) - BBA in Marketing; minors in Communication, German, and Global Business

Luis Granados (Houston, Texas) - BBA in Economics

*Molly Ireland (Verona)- BS in Nursing

*Rachel Johnson (West Bend) - BS in Psychology (Healthcare Science); minors in Biology and Chemistry

*Jordan King (Stevens Point) - BA in History

*Molly Kopplin (Watertown) - BA in History and BA in Political Science
Patience Krahn (Brillion) - BS in Nursing

*Jessica Lauretic (Evansville) - BS in Nursing

*Krista Lynch (Phillips) - BBA in Economics

*Patricia Mace (Markesan) - BSE in Elementary Education; minor in Mathematics

*Emily McAleavey (Rubicon) - BSE in Spanish (Secondary Education); minors in Business Administration and Music

*Kayla Oberstadt (New London) - BS in Human Services Leadership; minor in Sociology

*Valerie Pflughoeft (Clintonville) - BS in Biology; minor in Spanish

Maren Raab (Madison) - BS in Biology; minors in Chemistry and French

*Claire Staats (Milwaukee) - BSE in Spanish (Secondary Education), BSE in Broadfield Social Science, BA in International Studies (Spanish), and BA in International Studies (Latin American studies); minors in Bilingual Education, ESL, and History

*Nicole Walentowski (Crandon) - BS in Political Science; minor in Criminal Justice

*Tracy Wilichowski (Marathon) - BS in History and BS in Philosophy; minor in Social Justice


Honors Thesis Symposium Spring 2012

Congratulations to the following eleven UHP seniors who opted to complete Thesis projects for the Honors Senior Capstone requirement. Their research was presented in the following sequence:


Tuesday, May 1: Reeve 214

Part I: 4:00 - 5:30

Sara O'Connell
Advisor: Dr. Stephen Szydlik, Mathematics Department - COLS
Luis Granados
Advisor: Dr. Chad Cotti, COB
Jonathan Dudzinski

Advisor: Dr. Robert Kunkel, COB

Part II: 6:00-7:30

Valerie Pflughoeft
Advisor: Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Biology Department - COLS
Jessica De Larwelle
Advisor: Dr. Erin Winterrowd, Psychology Department - COLS
Kayla Kasten

Advisor: Dr. Erin Winterrowd, Psychology Department - COLS

Wednesday, May 2: Reeve 306

Part I: 4:00 - 5:30

Maren Raab
Advisor: Dr. Michelle Michalski, Biology Department - COLS
Jessica Lauretic
Advisor: Dr. R. Shelly Lancaster - CON
Tracy Wilichowski

Advisor: Dr. James Frey, History Department- COLS

Part II: 6:00-7:30

Courtney Bichler
Advisor: Dr. Tracy Slagter, Poli Sci Department - COLS

Molly Kopplin
Advisor: Dr. Druscilla Scribner/Dr. Tracy Slagter, Poli Sci Department - COLS


UHSA Raises $635 for Fox Valley Polar Plunge!

On Saturday, February 18, five Honors students (Shane Connor, Anne Cummins, Nick Diel, Kelly Genskow, and Ashley Stocker) and two UHP staff members (Fletcher Marron and Julie Russo), along with about two thousand other volunteers, jumped into icy Lake Winnebago on behalf of Special Olympics. The Fox Valley Polar Plunge donations now total more than $195,000 ($635 of which was raised by the UHSA Plunge Team). Thanks to all of the sponsors who contributed to this community event and made it such a success!


Honors Core Courses--What Are They Again?

Depending on whether you began the UHP as a freshman or sophomore, here is a general summary of the Core Honors Course Requirements.


Honors Contract Courses

Have you taken all of your General Education requirements and still need to complete another Honors elective?


Talk to us about completing an Honors Contract, a process in which a 300- to 400-level course in your major or minor is turned into an Honors-level class. Because it is necessary to add an Honors dimension to the course, students should expect this component to include a couple of expanded assignments, or a substituted assignment, or an additional assignment as well as a presentation to the class. Students determine the parameters of the Honors-level work in conjunction with the instructor.


Honors Contracts are available to all majors and are subject to approval by the director of the University Honors Program. Contracts can be approved prior to the start date of a course, and must be approved by the end of the third week of the semester in which the course will be completed.


Please contact the Honors office at 424-1303 if you’re interested in this option. We look forward to working with you.


Titan Transit: Free Local Bus Service!

Oshkosh Transit System routes serve the campus and surrounding community. Year-round daytime bus service is available and is FREE with student ID.