26 Jan

Honors College Baseball Hats for Sale

Savanah | January 26th, 2015

The Honors College is now taking orders for new baseball caps! A picture can be seen below. Caps are only $5 and orders can be directed to Michael Phillips at mdphillips@mix.wvu.edu.

Hat 1
26 Jan

The Spring 2015 Career & Internship Fair will be held February 11-12 from 10 am to 3 pm in the Mountainlair Ballrooms. Professional attire is required and the fair is open to all majors. View the flyer for the event here.

Also, Mock Interview Week will be held February 2-5 in various locations around campus from 9 am to 4:30 pm: the College of Business & Economics Room 345, the Career Services Center in the Mountainlair, and the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources. Students should register on MountaineerTRAK. The flyer for this event can be seen here.

26 Jan

We are looking for enthusiastic students, who love WVU and the Honors College to act as volunteer tour guides for potential students who are interested in living in the Honors Hall! We are also looking for students who are willing to have their room used as a showcase room for these tours! If you are interested in participating in one or both of these volunteer positions, please fill out the attached application and get it back to Molly Jouvenal in 126 of the Honors Hall (Honors Office, Front Lobby).

We often receive calls from potential students and parents wanting to come see all of the wonderful things we do in the Honors Hall. This is a great opportunity for you to show off your love for your school and the residence hall!

Attached are the applications for being a tour guide, the breakdown of the tour, and the application for using your room as a showcase room. If you have any questions, please stop in the Honors Office to see Molly or shoot her an e-mail at mjouvena@mix.wvu.edu.

If you are interested, please get your applications into Molly ASAP, as we have parents and students who are already calling for tours! We look forward to you participating in this great opportunity!

26 Jan

Relay for Life

Savanah | January 26th, 2015

Do you want need community service hours? Do you want to give back to your community? Do you want a leadership position in a nationally recognized organization?

Relay for Life is an event sponsored by the American Cancer Society that is focused on fundraising for Cancer Research and Support. Relay for Life is a nationally recognized event that is held at college campuses and communities all over the nation. This year, WVU relay is hoping to raise over 100,000 dollars by the end of the event, and we need your help! Relay for Life at WVU is April 24 at 6PM until April 25 at 6AM in the shell building next to the Coliseum.

If you are interested in helping the Honors College with fundraising for the Honors team or attending the event the night of, please contact either Nikki Crowder at fncrowder@mix.wvu.edu or Michael Phillips at mdphillips@mix.wvu.edu for more information on how to get involved.

To register for WVU Relay as part of the Honors team please use the following link, and select join a team and select Honors Hall/Honors College.

http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLCY15SA?pg=entry&fr_id=64137

This week is Relay for Life Kick Off event! There will be door prizes and games and speakers! The event is at 7:30 in the Mountainlair Ballroom. Please come, as the night promises to be a very special evening.

To learn about WVU Relay for Life, follow us on Twitter @RelayWVU and like us on Facebook (Facebook.com/wvurelay)

26 Jan

Please join the student chapter of Society of Exploration Geophysicists for their first meeting where they will be welcoming speaker Dr. Andrew Bunger from the University of Pittsburgh Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. The topic will be about Hydraulic Fracturing and pizza will be served. The meeting will be held on Tuesday January 27th at 5 PM in room MRB 209. For more information, contact Bridget Walter at brwalter@mix.wvu.edu.

26 Jan

Dr. Ann Oberhauser from the Geography department at WVU is leading a study-abroad trip to Tanzania for four weeks this summer. Students will receive 6 credits and get involved in community-based service projects such as tutoring at an after-school program, developing sustainable water projects, and working with a women’s rights organization. For more information, visit studyabroad.wvu.edu, email Dr. Oberhauser at aoberhau@wvu.edu, or view the attached flyer here.

26 Jan

Need iServe Community Service Hours?

Savanah | January 26th, 2015

Need Community Service?

If you need iServe official community service hours, volunteer with HSA! We have several opportunities to sell coffee in the dorm or LSB, setting up and tearing down events, or even making cards for children in hospitals! If you are interested, please contact Michael at mdphillips@mix.wvu.edu for more information.

21 Jan

The Honors College welcomes Al Stone as he presents General Robert E. Lee’s “The Dilemma.”

In a little less than a week, General Robert E. Lee, portrayed by Al Stone of Hinton, WV, will deliver his free program titled, “The Dilemma.” On Tuesday, January 27 at 6:00 p.m. in the Honors Hall Media Room, General Lee will appear to share information about his experiences, the war, and his final dilemma – surrendering to General Grant.

Historians and re-enactors have both described Stone as having the most accurate impression of General Lee available today. He has been invited to portray the famous, or infamous depending on your point of view, general at award ceremonies, reenactments, Chautauqua’s, on theater stages, and at various special occasions. In 2002, he was nationally televised as he addressed a crowd of over 14,000 at Liberty University’s annual July 4th celebration. He portrayed the general for the History Channel’s documentary titled “April 1865” and has been featured in numerous other films. Stone portrays General Lee each year for annual reenactment of the Battle of Gettysburg and multiple other reenactments. This year, Stone will portray General Lee as he surrenders to General Grant at the Appomattox Courthouse in Virginia for the conclusion of the 150th Sesquicentennial events to commemorate the anniversary of the American Civil War.

For more information about Stone, you can visit his website at http://www.leeslieutenants.com/generalrelee/index.html.

21 Jan

Tutor (Board) Game Night: Food, Fun, & Friends

Savanah | January 21st, 2015

It is the start of a new semester, which brings about new challenges and new difficulties along the way. Join the Honors tutors for the Tutor (Board) Game Night, on Monday, January 26th, from 6pm to 8pm, as we reintroduce ourselves and work with you on overcoming these obstacles. There will be food galore, plenty of board games, and a lot friends as we kick-off the semester right! Hope to see you there!

20 Jan

Spring 2015 Honors Graduation Procedures

Savanah | January 20th, 2015

Honors students planning to graduate in May should follow these procedures to ensure that they graduate with the Honors credentials that they have earned. Basic Honors Graduation requirements can be found at http://honors.wvu.edu/current-students/academics/honors-college-graduation-requirements

NOTE: These procedures supplement, but do not replace graduation procedures in your major/college. Please work with your college to make sure you have completed the necessary steps to graduate from WVU!

1. Thesis: Presidential Honors students should make sure that they have filed their thesis approval form, which can now be completed online at: https://honorswvu.wufoo.com/forms/thesis-application/
More information on the Honors thesis/Senior Project can be found at: http://honors.wvu.edu/current-students/academics/honors-college-graduation-requirements/thesis
Students who have completed their Honors thesis are encouraged to file their work in the Library’s thesis depository. Instructions can be found at the bottom of the above page.

2. Notify Honors: By March 6th, 2015 students should ensure that they have informed the Honors office of their intent to graduate and filled out the application for Honors Recognition. Students may want to make a time with Vickie Sigley to ensure that they are on track to fulfill all requirements.

3. Order gold cap and gown: Graduates are required to wear caps and gowns. The Honors gold cap and gown is available for purchase online from http://colleges.herffjones.com/college/_wvu/ Deadline to order is March 30th, 2015.

4. Honors Portfolio: Students are no longer required to complete a separate honors portfolio for graduation. They should, however, prepare a 1,000-word minimum (approximately 3-page) reflection that documents their Honors College experience, with particular attention to coursework, extraordinary academic experiences, and community engagement with Honors. This reflection can be entered as part of the application for Honors Recognition/exit survey.

5. Application for Honors Recognition: In the last half of the semester, students must complete their application for Honors Recognition/exit survey. Part of this application will be a 1000-word minimum reflection essay that replaces the Honors portfolio. Students will be sent the application link via email after they have notified the Honors College of their intent to graduate.

6. Exit Interview: In the last month before graduation, students must schedule and attend an exit interview in April with the Honors College.

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