29 Sep

Open House at the College of Law

Savanah | September 29th, 2014

The West Virginia University College of Law is hosting an open house for prospective students from 9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 3.

Registration for Experience WVU Law Day is free and includes lunch. It is open to anyone interested in earning a law degree, including high school students, college students and second-career adults.

Experience WVU Law Day will focus on the law school application process, academic offerings, student life and financial aid. Participants will also be able to sit in on a class and tour the College of Law, which recently opened a 30,000 square foot addition.

For more information or to register for “Experience WVU Law Day,” visit law.wvu.edu/experience-wvu-law or contact WVU Law Admissions at 304.293.5304 or wvulaw.admissions@mail.wvu.edu.

29 Sep

National Tutoring Week Festivities

Savanah | September 29th, 2014

National Tutoring Week for 2014 is October 5th – 11th and is dedicated to recognizing tutors and the incredible impact they have on any school community. As such, the Honors College Tutors will be celebrating it this year with a little extra zeal, with events going on in the Honors Hall and across campus all week.

The week will kick-off in the Honors Hall Media Room on Sunday the 5th at 7pm with the Opening Ceremony and a Q&A session with current tutors in the program. If you are interested in become a tutor for the 2015-2016 academic year, please come along for more information on applications and the responsibilities of the role.

For candy and applications for tutoring, come along to Sweets ‘n’ Smarts! on Monday the 6th, in the Honors Hall Lobby from 11am-6pm.

Tacky Tutor T-shirt Tuesday will be going on in the Free Speech Zone outside the Mountainlair touting their wares on Tuesday the 7th from 10am-4:30pm. Come over to vote on six t-shirt designs, take your photo booth shot, and get some delicious Panera Bread cookies and/or salty chips.

For a community service opportunity, on Thursday the 9th we will have a mass book-wrapping party in the Honors Hall from 4-6pm. This event can count as community service hours and will benefit the Appalachian Prison Book Project.

Finally the weekend movies will be taken over by the tutors, and we will be showing October Sky on Friday evening, and Akeelah and the Bee on Saturday evening in the Honors Hall Media Room.

Throughout the week there will be opportunities to earn HONORS BUCKS, by following the WVU Honors Tutors page on Facebook and Twitter and answering trivia questions posted each day. For each correct response submitted, you can earn an honors buck, and at the end of the week the persons with the most correct responses will be entered into a draw for a special prize!

Do you have any old books you been meaning to get rid of, but don’t know what to do with them? Why not donate them to a worthy cause like the Appalachian Prison Book Project? We will be collecting books and monetary donations for APBP in the Honors Hall Lobby all week. Books should be paperbacks in good condition and appropriate in nature, with special emphasis on dictionaries and reference materials.

For more information please ask a tutor, check out the 2nd floor center bulletin board, or email Emma van der Aarde at ecvanderaarde@mix.wvu.edu.

29 Sep

HSA Update

Savanah | September 29th, 2014

Our next meeting will be Thursday, Oct 9 at 7. Meeting location TBA. Hope to see you there!

Honors College Meet and Greet
HSA is sponsoring the Meet and Greet this Wednesday at 6 PM in the Mountaineer room of the Lair. Come out and meet the Honors College Staff and Faculty and Advisors!

Rosenbaum Family House
HSA is cooking dinner this Thursday for the Rosenbaum family house. If you would like to help please email Jennifer (jrmangano@mix.wvu.edu) for more information.

Medical School Panel
HSA will be hosting a medical school panel featuring several former honors students currently in medical school. More information to come!

Children’s Discovery Museum
HSA will be helping with the Discovery Museum in the Mountaineer Mall on Saturday, October 25. This is a great opportunity for community service hours. More information to come!

“Pick-me-up” Fundraiser
HSA will be hosting coffee sales again in the future! If you are interested in helping, please email Connor at cvlevy@mix.wvu.edu. You can earn community service for your time!

Honors Ball
HSA is already planning this years Honors Ball! If you want to help, please come to our meetings! There is a lot of planning that still needs to be done!

29 Sep

Upcoming Graduation Workshops

Savanah | September 29th, 2014

The Honors College will be hosting graduation workshops on the following dates:

Monday, October 6th 11:30am-12pm in the Evansdale Library- Room 227

Friday, October 10th 10am-11am in the Honors Hall- Media Room

Friday, October 17th 3:00pm- 4:00pm in the Honors Hall- Media Room

These workshops are meant for those seniors graduating in December, but seniors graduating in May are welcome to attend. They should last no more than 15 minutes, with time for individual help. If you have any questions about the workshops please contact the Honors Office at Honors@mail.wvu.edu or 304-293-2100.

Reminder: You must notify the Honors office by October 3rd if you plan to graduate this December!

29 Sep

Do you want the opportunity to study abroad in Africa? Do you want to participate in fun events that also benefit local and global communities? If so, come to E4pWVU’s first meeting of the semester on Thursday, October 2nd at 5:30 p.m. in Oglebay Hall room 103 to learn more about E4pWVU and what it has to offer you. If you cannot attend and would still like to learn more, please feel free to contact Michelle Corder at mcorder1@mix.wvu.edu. Also, check out their website at e4pwvu.wordpress.com!

29 Sep

Looking for an exciting, paid summer job? Want to make a difference in the lives of first-year students? Enjoy spending time in the outdoors? Enjoy serving the local community? Want experience managing the logistics of an outdoor program? The Adventure WV Orientation Trips (AWOT) Program is now accepting applications (due by October 9th) for their 2015 pool of Trip Leaders and Logistics Specialists! They are looking for a diverse group of motivated, dynamic, and caring individuals to join their summer leadership team.

AWOT is a unique orientation program for incoming WVU students that gives participants an opportunity to learn about WVU and make friends in a novel and challenging environment. AWOT Leaders work on and off campus, facilitating participants through activities such as: rock climbing, backpacking, whitewater rafting, Habitat for Humanity service, Challenge Course, and more. AWOT Logistics Specialists work on campus, managing the organizational components of AWOT trips.

You do not need to have participated in the AWOT program to apply! They are seeking individuals with sound decision making abilities and exemplary teaching and leadership skills. They will provide the necessary leadership and technical training for you to be an outstanding AWOT staff member through their spring 3-credit leader training course.

AWOT offers competitive pay with opportunities to continue leading trips with WVU Outdoor Recreation Center’s Trips program? A great way to experience West Virginia’s great outdoors and get paid doing it!!

For more information, come to one of the AWOT Student Staff Info Sessions:

Thursday, September 25th @ 7:00 p.m.: Student Recreation Center – Meeting Room 102
Wednesday, October 1st @ 7:00 p.m.: Mountainlair, 2nd Floor – Greenbrier Room

For info about AWOT & for the application, visit their website:

http://orientationtrips.wvu.edu/student-staff

For further information, contact one of the following:

Marion McClure at marion.mcclure@mail.wvu.edu or 304-293-8503

Marcedes Minana at marcedes.minana@mail.wvu.edu or 304-293-7117

29 Sep

Lecture Series by the Research Center on Violence

Savanah | September 29th, 2014

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology is putting on a series of lectures on October 3rd and October 17th. Joseph F. Donnermeyer will be speaking as part of the Mary L. Thomas Lecture Series this Friday, October 3rd, at 2:30 pm in the Shenandoah Room of the Mountainlair, and both Katinka van de Ven and Kyle Mulrooney will be speaking on Friday, October 17th, at 11:30 am in the Laurel Room of the Mountainlair. Flyers with more information can be found at the following links:

Joseph F. Donnermeyer Flyer

Katinka van de Ven Flyer

Kyle Mulrooney Flyer
22 Sep
Brazil HONORS 2015 poster
22 Sep

The National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition is currently accepting applications for the Jordan Smith Undergraduate Student Fellowships Program. Up to five fellowships will be awarded to undergraduate students for the 2015 Annual Conference on The First-Year Experience, which will be held in Dallas, Texas. The purpose of the Fellowship Program is to advance the leadership skills and knowledge base of undergraduate students so that they may in turn use what they learn at the conference to enhance and encourage first-year student development on their respective campuses. The fellowship covers the participant’s conference registration fee, but no travel or lodging expenses.

Jordan Smith Undergraduate Student Fellowships Program is open to all undergraduate students who are enrolled for the 2014-2015 academic year. Students who are interested in first-year programs, mentoring first-year students, and/or any other aspect of first-year student life and leadership are encouraged to apply.

Fellowships will be awarded to one applicant per institution. Previous winners of the fellowship are not eligible to apply. Applicants must be enrolled undergraduates during both the fall 2014 and spring 2015 semesters. The deadline to apply is November 7th. For more information, please visit http://sc.edu/fye/awards/undergraduate or contact Dustin Roberts at the National Resource Center at rober286@mailbox.sc.edu.

22 Sep

On Tuesday, September 23 at 7:00 pm, there will be an informational meeting about graduate programs within the College of Business and Economics held in the Honors Hall Media Room. Free pizza will be provided to those who attend the meeting.

The meeting is open to any undergraduate Honors College student of any major or class. These graduate programs are open to any major to apply, as there are currently students enrolled in these Masters programs with backgrounds ranging from business to the sciences to engineering.

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