20 Oct

Candlelight Ghost Tour with Elizabeth Moore

Savanah | October 20th, 2014

Cookies and Conversation with A Professor presents A Candlelight Ghost Tour with Elizabeth Moore on Monday, October 27th at 6 pm. We will meet in the Honors Hall and continue around campus, weather permitting, while Ms. Moore tells myths and legends surrounding WVU and its campus. All are encouraged to attend!

20 Oct

London Theatre Tour is now open for enrollment! Led by Dr. Ryan Claycomb (English, Honors), the 3-credit course, plus 1-credit study abroad trip to London is open to all majors, all classes, and is eligible for Honors credit, but not restricted to Honors students. Check it out and spread the word!

During the semester, students read plays, discuss the relationship of the text to possible performances, to the city (and its history) in which they are being staged, and to the tourist industry that frames West End theatre. Then, over spring break, we fly to London for a week to see professional performances of the five plays read over the beginning of the semester.

The London Theatre Tour program application is now live on the WVU Study Abroad site, and you can begin applying. The link to the online brochure that contains the application is here: https://studyabroad.wvu.edu/sites/?go=LondonTheatreTour

For a quick clarification, London Theatre Tour is both a three-credit spring 2015 course (ENGL339) with a one–credit spring break study abroad to London. You cannot do one without the other.

The course cost is $4000. Please contact Dr. Claycomb if you are interested, or if you have questions, by emailing ryan.claycomb@mail.wvu.edu.

20 Oct

Professor Steve Davis will be offering CHPR 440, Clinical Research Methods and Practice, during the Spring Semester 2015. This course offers a unique, “hands on” experience in a busy academic emergency department (ED) and urgent care center where many public health issues and problems, such as substance abuse, diabetes, and intimate partner violence, are often encountered. In addition to a didactic component covering various topics including research ethics, research design, and database considerations, students will have the opportunity to enroll patients in various research studies and administer data collection instruments. Interested students should plan to meet briefly with Professor Davis prior to enrollment to discuss specific course requirements. This course is especially of interest to students interested in pursuing a medical or health related career. The experiences gained in this course can help differentiate students from other applicants during the medical school (or other health profession) application process. Professor Davis has had several Honors College students complete the course in the past and would welcome many more!

If you have further questions, or to schedule an appointment to discuss course enrollment, please kindly contact him at your convenience at:


20 Oct

HSA Update

Savanah | October 20th, 2014

Do you want to become more involved in Honors? Do you want leadership experience? Do you need service hours? Then HSA is the perfect place for you! All Honors Students are eligible to join HSA; all you have to do is come to a meeting! HSA will be meeting this Thursday, October 23rd, at 7PM in the Cacapon Room of the Lair. HSA is a great way to earn community service hours as well as work alongside fellow Honors students. If you have great ideas and need a way to implement them, HSA is a great place to start!

20 Oct

A writing workshop is being held for students applying to graduate or professional school. The workshop will be on Thursday, Oct. 23, from 5-6 p.m. in Colson G06 (the computer lab next to the Writing Center). There will be a short faculty presentation on the ins and outs of personal statement writing followed by workshop time where students can work with writing center staff on their individual statements.

To register, students should e-mail Rachel Hoag directly at rlhoag@mix.wvu.edu. Space is limited, so register early!

20 Oct

Work-Study Job Openings for ASPIRE Office

Savanah | October 20th, 2014

The ASPIRE Office is hiring two students to assist them with Scholarship and Research initiatives. Students must qualify for federal work-study to apply. The full job postings can be found here:




20 Oct

GRE Boot Camp

Savanah | October 20th, 2014

The Office of Graduate Education and Life, the ASPIRE Office, and the McNair Scholars Program is sponsoring a GRE Boot Camp. The objective of this course is to assist currently enrolled WVU undergraduate and graduate students who are preparing for the GRE general test.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014 and Sunday, October 26, 2014

Time: 10 am – 5 pm

Location: Oglebay, Room 102

Registration information:

A non-refundable fee of $25.00 is required at the time of registration. Registration includes:

  • Professional GRE prep instruction
  • In-house pre- and post-test evaluation
  • Continental breakfast
  • Box lunch

Registration deadline: 2:00 pm on Thursday, October 23, 2014. A small number of hardship scholarships are available to waive this registration fee. Please contact the Office of Graduate Education and Life at GradEd@mail.wvu.edu to request a hardship scholarship for this event.

Contact information: WVU Aspire Office aspire@mail.wvu.edu

Students can register at the following link: https://www.myinterfase.com/wvu/CareerFair/Detail/MlE3Q3hQUFMxNFpNcEI3YTRRSFora1MwbUdzWk9Zbk9jSXlQeXNDbmhDOD01

20 Oct

Want to teach elementary children about the brain?! Volunteer with WVU Neuroscience Club through our Brain Awareness Outreach Program!

WVU Neuroscience is looking for volunteers to help teach elementary, middle-school, and high-school students about the fascinating functions of the brain and science as a career through stimulating, hands-on activities. These activities include making pipe cleaner neurons, creating model brains out of Play-Doh, watching a brain dissection, and getting to hold brain slices. The two events we have scheduled for the semester are listed below, but there will be more coming soon!

1. Watson Elementary School Science Day – October 24 (8:30-11AM, 1-3 PM)
We will conduct the same 5 stations as our North Elementary visit (see below) to approximately 4 groups of 100 students rotating between the stations for a 1-hour period of time (400 students total for the day).

2. North Elementary School 3rd Grade Brain Day – November 5 (11:30AM-1:50PM)
During our visit, we intend to teach five different classrooms for about 30 minutes each. Each class will rotate through 5 stations (Brain Dissection, Neurotransmission Game, Brain Hats, Brain Anatomy, and Protect Your Brain).

We are collaborating with the WVU Center for Neuroscience, Society for Neuroscience Graduate Chapter, Neuroscience Graduate Student Organization, and Health Sciences Center Anatomy Lab for teaching materials and brain resources.

Join us at our next meeting for Brain Outreach training and information: October 21 (5-6 PM) in Woodburn Hall room 109.

Email us at wvuneuroscienceclub@gmail.com with any questions or to become involved!

14 Oct

Student Speak-up: The Future of Honors

Savanah | October 14th, 2014

Dear Students,

The Honors College Vision Development Team, under charge of the Provost Office, invites all WVU students to participate in a forum concerning the future direction of the WVU Honors College on Wednesday, October 15th, from 6:00pm to 7:00pm, in the Greenbrier Room in the Mountainlair. Discussion will focus on the current strengths of the Honors College, potential changes in the Honors College, ideal qualities of the future Dean of the Honors College, student roles in Honors College programming, and other relevant topics. Students may also submit comments concerning the future vision for the Honors College at http://form.jotformpro.com/form/42814988956980 by October 24th.

For further information, contact Stephen Scott (scscott@mix.wvu.edu).

13 Oct

List of Spring 2015 Honors Courses

Savanah | October 13th, 2014

A list of the Honors courses being offered for the spring 2015 semester can now be found via .pdf here. Any students with questions on registration or how to receive Honors credit can see a previous blog post on this topic at the following link: http://honorsspeak.blogs.wvu.edu/home/2014/10/6/advising-registering-for-honors-students-for-spring-2015 or can contact the Honors College directly.



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