27 Aug

Honors College Seeking High School Delegates

Felistia | August 27th, 2014

The Honors College is searching for High School Delegates for the 2014/2015 academic year.

If you are an outgoing individual with the desire to represent the Honors College and West Virginia University at your high school, please keep reading.
What is an Honors College High School Delegate?
An Honors College High School Delegate is a member of the Honors College who is proud to be a member of the Honors College and a Mountaineer. HCHS Delegates want to share their enthusiasm, experience, and knowledge with high school students at their alma mater (and/or other high schools in their area).

The requirements to serve as an Honors College High School Delegate listed below.

  • You must be an active member of the Honors College in good standing.
  • You must have outstanding verbal communication/public speaking skills and be willing to talk to groups of people.
  • You must have a strong voice and pronunciation skills to be able to speak well and be clearly understood.
  • You must be a self-starter and have the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • You must be a team player, willing to share and exchange ideas.
  • You must have the ability to make ethical decisions.
  • You must be enthusiastic and willing to share your enthusiasm with high school students!

If this describes you, please join us for an informational meeting on Friday, September 5th at 2:00 in the Honors Hall Multipurpose Room. If you cannot attend this meeting, but are interested in serving as an Honors College High School Delegate, please contact Dr. Leichliter-Krause for information. This opportunity is open to everyone in the Honors College – freshmen through seniors.

27 Aug

The Honors Residence Hall is inhabited by future scientists, doctors, engineers, artists, musicians, philosophers, writers, athletes, soldiers, adventures, and dreamers who have many awesome experiences and tales to share. Each semester, we invite select academically skilled high school students from all over the United States to explore your world during Overnight Experiences.

We need students to host/mentor the high school students who spend the night in the Honors Residence Hall. This will mean spending a few hours during the afternoon/evening getting to know the student, taking the student to dinner (they are expected to bring money for their expenses), allowing them to spend the night in your room, and taking the student to class with you the next day.

Students who participated in similar programs in the past have had a wonderful time and made great friends. In fact, some of our current first year students came to visit last year during an Open House and Overnight Experience and made friends before they arrived this year!

We provide inflatable air mattresses for the high school students to use while they are guests in the Honors Residence Hall.

If you are interested, complete the attached application (here) and return it to Dr. Leichliter-Krause. The application is simple and will only take a few minutes. If you are selected, we will contact you with additional information. Selection is based upon your major, your class schedule, and the participant’s current interests.

If you have questions about the Honors College Overnight Experience, please direct them to Honors College Ambassador Savanah Alberts at Savanah.Alberts@mail.wvu.edu or Dr. Leichliter-Krause at Marie.Leichliter@mail.wvu.edu.

25 Aug

There will be an information session this Thursday, August 28th, at 5 pm in the Honors Hall Media Room about the new mentor program “Mountaineers Mentoring Mountaineers” through the Honors College. Mountaineer Mascot Michael Garcia will be talking briefly about the program, and signups will be available during the session. Michael will also be in the Honors Hall on Tuesday, August 26th, and Wednesday, August 27th, holding signups from 10:30 am until 1:30 pm each day. We’ll see you there!

25 Aug

Internship Opportunities Through WV FREE

Felistia | August 25th, 2014

The West Virginia Focus: Reproductive Education & Equality, a reproductive health, rights, and justice organization, is seeking interns for the fall. There are several opportunities available, including a Development Intern, a Voter Engagement & Advocacy Intern, and a WISE internship. Interested students can find more information on their website here or by clicking any of the links to the attached information for each respective internship.

These opportunities will be posted through iServe soon, so that students can log their hours (such as for keeping track of volunteer hours or for course requirements). Opportunities are flexible – including the location and time commitments. Questions can be directed to Ciera Pennington, Field Organizer of WV FREE, at ciera@wvfree.org or 304-621-2242.

25 Aug

Meet the Tutors (and S'mores)

Felistia | August 25th, 2014

Join Us For S’more Fun & Meet the Tutors Thursday, August 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the Honors Hall Courtyard. The Honors College tutors will be there to meet and greet everyone while enjoying graham cracker, chocolate smothered, and marshmallow smashed goodies.

25 Aug

Honors College Forms Now Online

Felistia | August 25th, 2014

Students submitting forms to the Honors College for Honors contracts; thesis/senior project credit; credit for study abroad, internships, undergraduate research, etc; and more, can now find those forms online. Check them out on the website under the “Current Students” section.

Below are links to some key pages; links to the forms for each program can be found on these pages:

Honors Contracts: http://honors.wvu.edu/current-students/academics/earning-honors-credit-hours/contract-course-information

Study Abroad: http://honors.wvu.edu/current-students/academics/earning-honors-credit-hours/study-abroad-information

Internships: http://honors.wvu.edu/current-students/academics/earning-honors-credit-hours/internship-information

Independent Study/Undergraduate Research: http://honors.wvu.edu/current-students/academics/earning-honors-credit-hours/independent-study-research-information

Honors Senior Project/Thesis: https://honorswvu.wufoo.com/forms/thesis-application/

Several other processes (particularly related to second semester admissions, campus change/transfer applications, etc.) are also going online and can be found elsewhere on the site.

25 Aug

Meet the Brothers of Delta Sigma Pi on 9/2 at 6pm in the Mountainlair Bowling Alley. There will be FREE PIZZA! Or you can meet them at 9/3 at 7pm in 459 B&E.

With over 200,000 lifetime members, there are millions of opportunities.

We are the network YOU can count on.

For any questions email Kelli McCleary at kmcclear@mix.wvu.edu.

25 Aug

New! Ballroom Dance Club!

Felistia | August 25th, 2014

Come out and join the Honors College Ballroom Dance Club! We will meet every Wednesday at 7:00 PM in the Honors Hall Media Room. Our first meeting of the semester will be this Wednesday, August 27. We will be teaching dances such as swing, waltz, foxtrot, salsa, and others. If you have any questions, please contact Michael Phillips (mdphillips@mix.wvu.edu) or Nikki Crowder (fncrowder@mix.wvu.edu). This week is swing! See you there!

25 Aug

If you are looking for a new organization to get involved on campus, and have at least a 3.0 GPA with two or more semesters left of college and have completed at least 12 credit hours, come check out the National Coed Honor Fraternity Phi Sigma Pi!

What is Phi Sigma Pi? We are a co-ed organization that brings the best elements of an honor society, service club and social fraternity into a fusion of Scholarship, Leadership and Fellowship. Phi Sigma Pi is an active campus organization at West Virginia University and offers a wide variety of experiences for our members. Ranging from academic programs and leadership opportunities to service projects and social gatherings, our activities celebrate the diversity of our members and promote the qualities of involvement and Brotherhood. Most importantly, we are seeking new members who are friendly, well-rounded and interested in making an impact on campus.

Because this message can only begin to explain Phi Sigma Pi, we hope you will attend a Meet PSP Night to learn more! There will be two of these information meetings:

Tuesday, September 2nd at 7PM in the Rhododendron Room (Lair)
Wednesday, September 3rd at 7PM in the Greenbrier Room (Lair)

The Meet Night will be your opportunity to learn more about the organization and meet the Brothers of the Alpha Mu Chapter. You only need to attend one of these informational meetings, but attending both would give you the opportunity to meet even more Brothers. Please feel free to invite any friends who also meet the requirements – we would love to meet them! Eligible students will currently have completed at least 12 credit hours, a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 and 2 remaining semesters at West Virginia University.

Please feel free to contact either Camille Leon or Devin Conway if you are unable to attend either of the Meet Nights or have any questions regarding Phi Sigma Pi or Rush. Camille can be reached by email at cleon@mix.wvu.edu or by telephone at (304)-365-1501, and Devin can be reached by email at dconway1@mix.wvu.edu or by telephone at (443)-896-4300.

The Brothers of Phi Sigma Pi look forward to meeting you!

25 Aug

Win $10,000!

Felistia | August 25th, 2014

All you need is an idea!

Enter the 2015 West Virginia Statewide Business Plan Competition hosted by the WVU College of Business and Economics. The competition is open to all majors. Applicants must write a 3-page maximum business summary and register online at www.be.wvu.edu/bpc to compete. All entries must be submitted by noon on October 13, 2014. For more information, and to read the complete rules and get helpful tips and resources, visit be.wvu.edu/bpc or call (304) 293-7221.

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