17 Nov

Spring and Summer Internships in Washington, DC

Savanah | November 17th, 2014

LIVE. LEARN. INTERN. in Washington, DC
Spring, Summer and Fall 2015

  • Guaranteed Internships – Courses for Credit – Housing in downtown DC
  • Spring 2015 Semester Special Extended Deadline: November 21, 2014
  • Summer Early Deadline: December 10, 2014
  • Generous Scholarship Funding Available

Spend a summer or semester interning in the nation’s capital and gain that competitive edge. Taking advantage of a Washington, DC internship is a valuable investment in your future that will set you apart after college. The comprehensive programs sponsored by The Fund for American Studies include a guaranteed internship placement, courses for transferable credit from George Mason University, and furnished housing conveniently located in downtown Washington. Students also benefit from networking events, exclusive briefings, and guest speakers.

We’ve been creating academic internship experiences for over 40 years and guarantee all participants an internship placement. Your options are endless – we work with over 300 different federal agencies, policy groups, international affairs organizations, media outlets, public affairs firms, government relations offices, and nonprofit organizations.

Working in this powerful city will allow you to make professional connections and practice networking skills in a real-world setting. Washington, DC is the perfect place to explore a variety of career paths, and we work with each student’s unique goals and aspirations to match them with the most fitting internship site.

Spring 2015 students will be accepted on a rolling basis until the special extended deadline of November 21, 2014.

Students applying for Summer 2015 can apply for the early deadline of December 10, 2014 and receive a 5% early deadline discount on their tuition.

For more information and to be begin an online application, please visit www.DCinternships.org. Questions may be directed to admissions@tfas.org or 202.986.0384.

17 Nov

Buffalo Wild Wings Fundraiser for Mortar Board

Savanah | November 17th, 2014

If you get the chance, please order from Buffalo Wild Wings at Suncrest Town Center on Wednesday, November 19 from 5:00-8:00 pm. Mortar Board will get 15% of all orders (both dine-in and take-out), just by mentioning Mortar Board. Your support is greatly appreciated!

Mortar Board Senior Honor Society

17 Nov

Major/Minor Fair Tomorrow

Savanah | November 17th, 2014

Are you interested in changing majors or adding a minor? Come to the Major/Minor Fair on Tuesday, November 18! This event will take place from 6:30-8:00 pm in the Honors Hall Media Room. This is an informal event, so you can drop in any time between 6:30 and 8:00! There will be student and faculty representatives from various majors and minors at WVU who can answer any questions you might have. There will be drawings for study baskets and gift cards! There will also be refreshments! We hope to see you there!

17 Nov

Professor Bernie Schultz is offering Honors contracts for his course ARHS 445: Michelangelo and His Time, on Wednesdays, 10:00 am-12:30 pm, CRN 17769. Using primary source material, this seminar will re-construct (as much as possible) the cultural and critical climate which nurtured Michelangelo’s art, as well as examining the art itself, from the time during which it was created to the present. Honors students will be required to complete a research paper, present an oral report to the class on that research, and also lead a discussion of writings important to the historiography of Michelangelo and his art.

17 Nov

Service Trip to Costa Rica

Savanah | November 17th, 2014

A service trip to Costa Rica through an organization called Vida is being organized for two weeks in June 2015. This trip is open to all Pre-Veterinary, Pre-Medical, and Pre-Dentistry students. Students will be volunteering by setting up and assisting in running clinics to help serve the community’s veterinary, medical, and dental needs. Students can contact Catherine Jula for more information at cjula@mix.wvu.edu. More information can be found at www.vidavolunteer.org.

17 Nov

Dr. Sven Verlinden and Professor Peter Butler are leading a study abroad trip to western Europe for three weeks in May and June 2015. The trip is focused on the cultural and agricultural landscapes of Western Europe, and will visit Belgium, The Netherlands, and Northern France. If interested, contact Dr. Verlinden (sven.verlinden@mail.wvu.edu) or Professor Butler (peter.butler@mail.wvu.edu) or view the flyer for the trip here.

17 Nov

The Robert F. Munn Library Scholars Award for the Humanities and Social Sciences
Administered by West Virginia University Libraries and the Honors College of WVU

The Award

The Robert F. Munn Undergraduate Library Scholars Award is presented annually to a graduating Honors student for outstanding research contributions in the humanities or social sciences that have culminated in the production of an exceptional thesis.

The award will be presented during a small ceremony held at the downtown campus library before the end of the semester. In addition, there is a monetary award of $1,000.

The Robert F. Munn Undergraduate Library Scholars Award was established during the fall of 2008 in honor of Dr. Robert F. Munn, Dean of Library Services from 1957 – 1986. Dean Munn nurtured the West Virginia and Regional History Collection, the Appalachian Collection, and a unique East Africa collection. He maintained strong collections in the humanities, especially American history and literature. The Libraries’ collections in these areas today are remarkably complete and are a legacy of Dean Munn’s consistent care.

Munn was born in Seattle and grew up in Pittsburgh, where his father was director of the Carnegie Library. He received his bachelor’s degree from Oberlin, his master’s degree from the University of Chicago, and his doctorate from the University of Michigan.


To be eligible to win, applicants must:
Be an Honors student enrolled at West Virginia University as a full-time undergraduate student in good academic standing who graduated in December 2014 or will graduate in May 2015
Have conducted original research using resources from the West Virginia University Libraries and used this research to produce a written thesis that reflects individual work, not that of a group or class project
Have completed the research project for a credit course at West Virginia University fall semester 2014 or spring semester 2015
Have submitted a letter of intent by or before the deadline
Have met all graduation requirements as described by the Honors College of West Virginia University
Agree to permit West Virginia University Libraries and the Honors College to use their name, photographs, video images, etc., to promote The Robert F. Munn Undergraduate Library Scholars Award to future participants.
Agree to attend the dinner and award ceremony
Agree to have his/her work published in the Mountaineer Undergraduate Research Review


LETTER OF INTENT: Friday, February 13, 2015

Seniors should notify the committee of their intention to submit a thesis via the submission of a letter of intent to the Honors Office no later than – Friday, February 13, 2015. The letter of intention to submit should include:
The title of their research project
A 300-500 word abstract describing the research
And a signature page including the signatures of the student, supervising faculty advisor, and appropriate department chairpersons

COMPLETED THESIS: Monday, April 13, 2015

The completed thesis must be submitted no later than 4:00 p.m. on Monday, April 13, 2015. Applicants should submit an electronic copy to Associate Dean of Libraries Myra Lowe at Myra.Lowe@mail.wvu.edu and carbon copy Assistant Dean of the Honors College Ryan Claycomb at Ryan.Claycomb@mail.wvu.edu.


The research topic must be in the realms of the humanities or social sciences.


Judges will read the theses for:
Potential impact/contribution to the academic field
Significance of thesis
Quality of thesis/theoretical value
Development of the subject/topic
Technical merit
Novelty/generation of new knowledge
Use of West Virginia University Libraries resources

Work that is attributed to a student’s own initiative, rather than to assist a faculty member’s current research interests, will be considered more favorably by judges.

17 Nov

Study Abroad Grants from Phi Kappa Phi

Savanah | November 17th, 2014

The WVU Office of International Programs has announced Phi Kappa Phi’s study abroad grant competition for 2015. Information can be found at https://studyabroad.wvu.edu/sites/index.cfm?FuseAction=Announcements.Announcement&Announcement_ID=30100.

17 Nov

SGA Software Survey

Savanah | November 17th, 2014

SGA is conducting a survey to find out what types of software students need for their classes. Please visit http://goo.gl/forms/JZosMNDey3 to fill out the survey.

10 Nov

A new Honors course was just added to our course list!

Honors College students interested in earning honors hours have an opportunity to earn 3 honors hours in

SRVL 293J : Tutoring in the Morgantown Community (CRN 18783)

After receiving some training, students will tutor middle school and high school-aged students who need assistance. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact the Honors Office at (304) 293-2100.



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