Honors Student Association (HSA) will be holding its first meeting of the semester in the Honors Hall Media Room tomorrow, August 21, at 7 pm. HSA is an Honors College-sponsored student organization aimed at giving Honors students of all majors and ages a chance to get involved in both the Morgantown community and within WVU as a whole. It plans social and philanthropic events throughout the year as well as academic-based programs. Nominations for executive positions (including president, vice president, treasurer, and secretary) will be held at this meeting, and HSA will begin planning and scheduling events for the coming semester.
If you are interested in joining HSA, come to the first meeting tomorrow or direct any questions to Honors College Ambassador Savanah Alberts at Savanah.Alberts@mail.wvu.edu. We look forward to seeing you!
Please join us on Thursday September 4th from 7:00 8:00 PM in the Honors Hall Media Room to learn about the West Virginia Space Public Outreach Team (SPOT). The WV SPOT team is a NASA sponsored program comprised of students like you wanting to do STEM outreach across the state of West Virginia. WV SPOT provides you the opportunity to learn a cool space themed presentation and get paid to go out to K-12 classrooms and open students eyes to the great STEM careers that exist right here in West Virginia. It will help you bolster your resume with great community outreach, and you get paid to do it. So please join us on September 4th to learn more about this great program. You can learn more by reading the SPOT WV Recruiting Flyer.
Honors College alumna, M. Kylee (Underwood) Rice, class of 2010 and current PhD student in Physics at WVU, asked us to share a little about MindSumo, a website that connects college students and companies. MindSumo is a site that allows college students to solve challenges to prove their skills, win cash prizes, network with mentors, find internships, and land jobs. Interested students should visit https://www.mindsumo.com/.
The Princeton Review is currently seeking independent and highly motivated individuals to work as our Campus Representatives on campus at WVU. Working for The Princeton Review is a fun and rewarding endeavor in which you will play a significant role in developing our programs on campus.
Time commitment varies and typically ranges between 5-20 hours a month. Duties include student group relations, postering on campus, organizing campus events, and tabling.
The Princeton Review is the leader in graduate admissions test preparation. Our classroom and online courses are designed to help students earn their best scores possible on the GRE, GMAT, MCAT, and LSAT exams.
Please visit http://www.princetonreview.com/work-for-us.aspx to apply! No phone calls or emails please.
Honors Contracts are due soon!
Honors contracts are due the third Friday of the semester, September 5th. Contracts must be typed by the student, and follow all other guidelines for Honors Contracts. This information can be obtained at: http://honors.wvu.edu/current-students/academics/earning-honors-credit-hours/contract-course-information
If you have any questions or concerns or would like to learn more about the process of contracting, please attend the contract workshop described below. If unable to attend, contact us by emailing email@example.com.
Two Contract Workshops will be Held Before the Deadline
Are you confused about Honors Contracts, or just want to learn a little more about them? Join us for a workshop! Contract Workshops will be held on the following dates and times:
8/28- 4:30 pm in Evansdale Library Room 230
8/29- 11:30 am in 2nd floor lounge of Honors Hall
Workshops will consist of a short (5 minute) presentation followed by Q&A and individual guidance.
If you are unable to attend a workshop, and have questions or concerns about contracting, please contact us at Honors@mail.wvu.edu.
Following the announcement made earlier this week, the Honors College is sad to announce that our Dean Dr. Garbutt and his wife Christine Garbutt will be leaving WVU and transitioning to Oklahoma State University for the upcoming academic year. The Garbutts have been so influential in the Honors College and the Honors Hall family, and we would like to show them our appreciation. All Honors College members are invited to an informal reception being held in the Honors Hall lobby next Tuesday, April 29 from 1-3 PM. This will allow us to give the Garbutts a warm send-off and wish them luck in this big transition. There will be ice cream and snacks provided.
If you would like to attend, please fill out THIS FORM. You can also leave words of appreciation for the Garbutts through this form.
Are you interested in the Middle East or study abroad in general? Join several of our Honors students as they give a presentation on their study abroad trip to the Royal University for Women in Bahrain. The presentation will take place on Wednesday, April 30, at 7PM in the Honors Hall Media Room. Anyone is welcome to attend!
Honors Book Club, HONR 498i, will be co-sponsored in the fall semester by Dean Bob Jones of the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences. Dean Jones suggested a number of fascinating books to consider, but he has ultimately chosen Charles C. Mann’s_ 1491: New Revelations about the Americas before Columbus_. Even those not enrolled in Book Club are encouraged to pick it up and join the conversation! Questions about book club? Contact Dr. Claycomb.
On Thursday, May 1 the WVU Center for Neuroscience will be hosting Dr. John Hildebrand as the 2014 Notable Neuroscientist. Dr Hildebrand has been at the forefront of research on the sense of smell for decades and is a member of the National Academy of Science. He will be giving two lectures: one on encoding of odor information in the brain and another about using odor driven behavior of disease-carrying insects as a means of disease control. This is an excellent opportunity for students to hear a lecture from a world renowned neuroscientist! Please see the attached flyer for the complete details of Dr. Hildebrand’s visit:
Find out how you can submit a story to us read on!
We here at the Appalachian Pineapple (brought to you by Adventure WV) want to introduce ourselves as the newest media source for happenings in the outdoor community. We are an outlet for students, organizations, community members, affiliates of West Virginia University, climbers, hikers, weekend warriors, outdoorsy couch potatoes anyone and everyone with a passion or interest related to the outdoors. We want YOU to share your stories, pictures, videos, events, and ideas with us. We will then share them with the entire Appalachian Pineapple community via our blog.
Basically, let us know what you’re doing in the outdoors, so we can share your cool experiences with others.
From our past posts, like this one by Climbing Club President, Joey Williams, you can see that we love to have guest writers! To get your wheels turning, examples of potential submissions include the following: information of an upcoming WVU event in the outdoors, details about the upcoming backpacking trip you’re planning, photos of an experience you had climbing or rafting in West Virginia, or a project you’re working on and want to tell the public about.
Here’s what you do to get your story, past/present/upcoming event, pictures, video, or whatever on the blog.
1) Send your piece to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If it’s a visual thing, send us your material accompanied by a summary of what’s happening in the photos or video.
2) We’ll edit and format your piece for the blog, and be in touch about when we can post it!
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