The start of 2017-18 academic year is nearly here. The Honors faculty and staff are truly excited to have our students back on campus. We will welcome an outstanding class of 425 first-year students to the Honors Program. It is the largest and most ethnically diverse entering class in the 60-year history of the program! We kick off the start of the year with the Honors Welcome event. Dr. Kurt Fausch, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Fish, Wildlife, & Conservation Biology, will speak about his book, “For the Love of Rivers,” on August 16th. Students were given copies of the book at Ram Orientation to read before the event.
The strength of the Honors curriculum is the Honors seminars. This fall Honors faculty are teaching twenty-two HONR 192 sections, eight HONR 292 sections, four HONR 293 sections, seven HONR 392 sections, three HONR 399 sections, and six HONR 492 sections. An exceptional and enthusiastic group of 46 peer mentors will lead the twenty-three HONR 192 recitation sections. About 172 students will be completing their Honors thesis in HONR 499.
On behalf of the Honors faculty and staff, I wish to you all a year filled with learning, personal growth, and adventure. Welcome back!