Honors students planning to graduate in December should follow these procedures to ensure that they graduate with the Honors credentials that they have earned. Basic Honors Graduation requirements can be found at http://honors.wvu.edu/current-students/academics/honors-college-graduation-requirements
NOTE: These procedures supplement, but do not replace graduation procedures in your major/college. Please work with your college to make sure you have completed the necessary steps to graduate from WVU!
1. Thesis: Presidential Honors students should make sure that they have filed their thesis approval form, which can now be completed online at: https://honorswvu.wufoo.com/forms/thesis-application/
· More information on the Honors thesis/Senior Project can be found at: http://honors.wvu.edu/current-students/academics/honors-college-graduation-requirements/thesis
· Students who have completed their Honors thesis are encouraged to file their work in the Library’s thesis depository. Instructions can be found at the bottom of the above page.
2. Notify Honors: By October 3rd, 2014 students should ensure that they have informed the Honors office of their intent to graduate. Students may want to make a time with Vickie Sigley to ensure that they are on track to fulfill all requirements.
3. Order gold cap and gown: Graduates are required to wear caps and gowns. The Honors gold cap and gown is available for purchase online from http://colleges.herffjones.com/college/_wvu/ Deadline to order is Nov 7th, 2014.
4. Honors Portfolio: Students are no longer required to complete a separate honors portfolio for graduation. They should, however, prepare a 1,000-word minimum (approximately 3-page) reflection that documents their Honors College experience, with particular attention to coursework, extraordinary academic experiences, and community engagement with Honors. This reflection can be entered as part of the application for Honors Recognition/exit survey.
5. Application for Honors Recognition: In the last half of the semester, students must complete their application for Honors Recognition/exit survey. Part of this application will be a 1000-word minimum reflection essay that replaces the Honors portfolio. Students will be sent the application link via email after they have notified the Honors College or their intent to graduate.
6. Exit Interview: In the last month before graduation, students must schedule and attend an exit interview with the Honors College. Exit interviews must be scheduled by December 9, 2014.
The seventh annual Gold Rush, which benefits the WVU United Way Campaign, will be October 4th at the Mountaineer home game against Kansas. From September 15th until October 1st, Student Government Association members will be selling the limited edition Gold Rush short sleeve t-shirts across campus. The t-shirts are $10 with cash, and $10.25 with a credit/debit card. The goal this year is to sell over 6,000 t-shirts by October 1st! All proceeds from the sales go directly to the WVU United Way Campaign.
Don’t miss your chance to purchase the t-shirt! Here is the list of all sale locations and dates:
15th – Mountainlair 11am-2pm
CPASS/Student Health Building 11am-2pm
16th – Towers 11am-2pm
Arnold Hall 11am-2pm
17th – Mountainlair 11am-2pm
Cafe Evansdale 11am-2pm
18th – Towers 4-6pm
Law School 11am-2pm
19th – Mountainlair 11am-2pm
Maniac Madness (Mountainlair Green) 3-5pm
22nd – Towers 11am-2pm
Stalnaker Lounge 11am-2pm
23rd – Mountainlair 11am-2pm
Engineering PRT 11am-2pm
24th – Towers 11am-2pm
Boreman Bistro 11am-2pm
25th – Mountainlair 11am-2pm
Student Rec/Towers PRT 11am-2pm
26th – Towers 4-6pm
HSC PRT 11am-2pm
29th – Towers 10am-2pm
30th – Towers 10am-2pm
1st – Towers 10am-2pm
HSA will be selling coffee and muffins in Honors Hall on Tuesday, September 23 from 8-11 am! Be sure to stop by and grab a cup before class. Students can earn volunteer hours if they wish to help with the sale. Contact Michael Phillips (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
We will also be holding an Honors College Staff Meet and Greet on October 1 at 6 pm in the Mountaineer Room of the Mountainlair. Come and socialize with the Honors Office staff, faculty and advisors.
HSA is now active on iServe. You can log your hours and sign up for opportunities with us. Just search for WVU Honors Student Association to find us!
Coming Up Soon!
HSA will cook dinner at the Rosenbaum Family House
Bowling Social for all Honors College Members
Meet the Staff of Honors Social Event
Medical School Panel
Our next meeting will be on Thursday, September 25 in the Kanawha Room of the Mountainlair at 7 pm. We still have leadership positions available for anyone who is interested. HSA is a great way to earn community service hours as well as work alongside fellow Honors students. If you have great ideas and need a way to implement them, HSA is a great place to start!
HSA is in the process of designing new organization t-shirts. Any Honors student who would like to submit an idea for a shirt should attend the next HSA meeting on Thursday, September 25, at 7 pm with design handy. The most popular shirt design will be used for this year’s HSA t-shirt. We hope to see you there!
Join us for a Mock Law School Admission Committee Meeting where you will be deputized as a faculty member of the Admission Committee and work with admissions representatives from the University of Richmond School of Law and the Charleston School of Law.
You, as a Committee member, will review actual applicant files considering all aspects of the file (LSAT, GPA, letters of recommendation, personal statements, and other support documents included in an admissions file) that are considered by Admissions Committees when making an admission decision.
The discussion will be led, and files presented, as in an actual Admission Committee Meeting, by seasoned admission professionals (and decision-makers), representing the University of Richmond School of Law and the Charleston School of Law.
At the conclusion of the Committee’s deliberations one offer of admission will be determined by the Committee (you).
This program is designed to cover the elements of the admissions process through a participatory and engaging (and often rousing) exercise.
Whether you intend to apply to these particular law schools or not this presentation will be of great interest to you and you will take away “inside” information that will be helpful to you in applying to law schools.
There will be free pizza and soft drinks offered at this event.
When: Tuesday, September 16, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Where: 102 Woodburn Hall
The RFL of Bennett Tower, Dr. Cynthia Bess, is looking for students to tutor residents of Bennett Tower in PSYC 101. Those interested can contact her at Cynthia.Conner-Bess@mail.wvu.edu.
Honors College member Hilary Kinney is competing for a chance to win $1000 for her organization WV Food For All. You can watch her video and vote daily for Hilary at https://www.facebook.com/bridgedaywv?v=app_486254294756872&rest=1.
Also, anyone interested in preventing food waste and helping transport food donations to local organizations is welcome to attend tonight’s meeting of the Food Recovery Network in the RFL apartment in Honors Hall at 8 pm. Those interested can also email Hilary at email@example.com.
Instructor Bob Pirner is starting a new NAS course, WAY of the WARRIOR, a one-credit special topics course that runs for five Wednesday evenings starting October 29th.
This will be an excellent opportunity for students to enhance their study of cultural and ethnic diversity, leadership, history, sociology, and other fields, while earning one elective credit.
More information can be found on the flyer, attached here.
Honors Student Association will be having our first official meeting of the semester at 7 pm on Thursday, September 11th in the Media Room. All are invited (bring your friends!) as we will be discussing programming ideas for the year. Hope to see you there!
This year’s International Festival put on by the WVU Office of International Students and Scholars is being held this Friday, September 19th, from 10 am to 2 pm at Hazel Ruby McQuain Park. This event counts as a diversity or multicultural event for students in Honors 199, and is also a great opportunity to get to know the diverse cultures in and around Morgantown. To get more information and see a line-up of who will be there, visit http://oiss.wvu.edu/program_and_events/international_festival.
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