The 2015 Honors College Recognition Ceremony will be held on Friday, May 15th, at 4:30 pm in the Creative Arts Center. Graduating students must arrive at the CAC at 3:15 pm to sign in. Please make sure dress is professional for the ceremony. Please also make sure that you do not wear your caps during the ceremony. Students will be receiving medallions and will not be able to fit them over caps. Family, friends, and other guests are welcome at the ceremony as well. We look forward to seeing you there!
ACES Don’t Gamble With Your Education! Attend ACES (The Academic Center for Exams) on Tuesday, April 28 from 5 9 pm in Hatfields for free tutoring, student success coaching, and snacks. This event is sponsored by the WVU Office of Student Success and The Honors College.
The last opportunity for the spring semester for students to receive tutoring through the Honors Learning Center will be Sunday, May 3rd, from 8-10 pm. Students in need of study help or tutoring are encouraged to visit the HLC in the Honors Hall for assistance!
Are you interested in the Middle East or studying abroad? Please join us as several of our students give a presentation on their study abroad trip to the Royal University for Women in Bahrain over this past spring break. The presentation will begin at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, April 22nd, in Colson Hall 130. All are welcome!
The Search Committee for the next Dean of the Honors College is encouraging all Honors students to do their best to participate in the opportunities for students to meet the candidates for Dean at the student-specific forums in the RFL Apartment in Honors Hall. Working with Honors students is a crucial part of this position, and student impressions of the candidates will be very important.
The events are as follows:
Dr. Kenneth Blemings (WVU): Tuesday April 21, at 1:30 pm,
Dr. Paul Harris (Auburn University): Friday April 24, 1:30 pm,
Dr. Kathy Cooke (Quinnipiac University): Wednesday April 29, 1:30 pm.
For more information on the search and the candidates, please visit http://honors.wvu.edu/dean-search.
On Wednesday, April 29 at 6:00 p.m. in the Honors Hall Media Room three Honors Scholars will present on their internship experiences. Jordan Carter will talk about her time at WVLiving and Morgantown Magazine, Jonathan Itschner will share about his experience flight test engineering at NAVAIR, and Mouaz Haffar will talk about his time in Amman, Jordan volunteering with the Syrian American Medical Society and Souriyat Without Borders. Please come and share in their experiences. Ask them questions to learn how you might obtain an internship similar to theirs.
Jordan Carter – Jordan is an intern for New South Media Inc., the publishers of familiar magazines such as WVLiving and Morgantown Magazine. Three days out of the week, Jordan writes articles for the magazines that vary across many different topics. She has covered local businesses, historic murals in downtown Morgantown, nationally-touring productions held at the CAC, along with many other aspects of West Virginia life and culture. Jordan also writes for the WVSound blog for which she gets to cover West Virginia’s eclectic music scene. She interviews West Virginia based musicians and owners of local music venues.
Jonathan Itschner – Professional Experience: Flight Test Engineering at NAVAIR – Flight test engineering ensures functional and safety requirements are met, and often requires an understanding of the systems being tested. Patuxent River Naval Air Station is the headquarters of NAVAIR, the US Navy’s division for aircraft and airborne weapon systems. Come listen to the experiences of one WVU Engineering student’s internship at PAX River Naval Air Station with the MQ-4C Triton UAV program to learn more!
Mouaz Haffar – Troubled by the largest refugee crisis since WWII, I decided to spend my summer helping in some way. I travelled to Amman, Jordan where I volunteered with the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) and Souriyat Without Borders, working to encourage the youth to speak about their experiences escaping from Syria.
Dr. Sven Verlinden will be offering an Honors add-on for his PLSC 105 course: Plants and People Past and Present. The course is offered TR 11-12:15 pm. Students interested must register for both PLSC 105 (CRN 83050) and HONR 298J (CRN 85610) to receive credit. For more information, please contact Dr. Verlinden at Sven.Verlinden@mail.wvu.edu.
The Honors College would like to invite all current sophomores and juniors of the Honors College for a day of celebration in your honor. The event will be held on April 19th from 2:00-4:00 PM at the Touchdown Terrace at the Stadium. For those of you who are not familiar with the Touchdown Terrace, it is an event space overlooking the football stadium. The Terrace is located just inside the stadium when entering from the back of the hospital parking lot.
Sophomore & Junior Day is free to you and will consist of a catered meal, a fun trivia game (for those who wish to participate), and a chance to socialize with your fellow honors students prior to the end of the year and finals. Unfortunately, due to space constraints, we must limit the number of students coming to 200; therefore, the first 200 students to RSVP yes using the link below will have a spot at the event. Please RSVP by Monday (04/13) for catering purposes.
Dr. Youyoun Moon will offer a course on Current Topics of Biotechnology (PLSC 493I) this summer in an on-line format and is seeking enrollment from Honors students. Dr. Moon will contract the course with any Honors student wishing to contract the course for Honors credit. There are no prerequisites, no laboratories and no textbooks. The course is open to any major. The course introduces the most up-to-date biotechnology for improvement of human health, agriculture, and the environment. Students will learn the brief history of each technique, as well as the technique’s principles and applications. Students will then engage in discussions of the various ethical and value-based implications of the techniques.
Dr. Youyoun Moon will offer Principles of Plant Science (PLSC 206) this summer in an on-line format and is seeking enrollment from Honors students. Dr. Moon will contract the course with any Honors student wishing to contract the course for Honors credit. There are no prerequisites. This is a GEC 2C or 4 class with virtual laboratories. The course is open to any major. The major topics include
- structure and function of a plant cell, leaves, stems and roots
- basic concepts of energy metabolism (photosynthesis and cellular respiration) and water transport processes
- development and morphogenesis of flowering plants
If you would like more information on either of these classes, please contact Dr. Youyoun Moon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last WVUp All Night of This Year Showcased as SURVIVOR Weekend!
It’s the last weekend of WVUp All Night and do you know what that means? The spring semester is almost over, and you have SURVIVED another year of classes, homework, and “making the grade” at West Virginia University! We know you have been working very hard all year, and it is time to come to the Mountainlair and enjoy what WVUp All Night has to offer.
Come check out movies like Mortdecai, American Sniper, and Vegas Vacation from Thursday to Sunday in the Mountainlair Joseph Gluck Theatre.
We will be having “Big Baller” (a very large interactive inflatable) in the Food Court and Stunner Shades in the Vandalia Lounge on Friday and Saturday from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.!
Come enjoy some jambalaya, veggie dogs, and snow cones while you are there!
Also, to our students graduating this year, please come to the Mountainlair Vandalia Lounge to decorate your graduation cap at CAP IT OFF! This program will be held from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday nights. The program is presented by Student Life Experience WVU Senior Year Experience and Alpha Phi Omega. This will allow you to walk across the graudation stage in style.
As always there will be astro bowling, billiards, and table tennis! Check out the flyer for this weekend here.
We hope you will come and celebrate your end of the year survival with us at WVUp All Night!
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