Honors Instructor and Associate Professor, James Landers, Journalism and Technical Communication, earned a rave review for his new book, The Improbable First Century of Cosmopolitan Magazine. Chronicle of Higher Education writer, Nina Ayoub, titled the book review, "10 Super-Hot Publishing Secrets". Dr. Lander's story about Cosmopolitan details the nearly 125 years of the magazine's publishing history. He follows the magazine from a family literary magazine in the late 1880's through its evolution under William Randolph Hearst to its notorious rise under Helen Gurley Brown in the mid 1960's. The book is published by the University of Missouri Press.
Another Honors Instructor and Professor of English, David Mogen, is awaiting the April 2011 publication of his family history, Honyocker Dreams; Montana Memories. He recalls the dreams and disappointments of the working-class farmers, cowboys and miners among his ancestors in the Montana "Hi-Line" along the Canadian border east of the Rockies.
December graduation ceremonies included 51 Honors students. A complete list of the graduates with their thesis topic and adviser can be found at http://www.honors.colostate.edu/news
Brandon Germer (Business Administration 2006) has taken a graduate assistantship at Purdue University in order to pursue his M.B.A. He previously worked in Alaska for McKinley Capital Management. He also climbed Mt. McKinley and completed a three week trek through France, Austria, and Italy.
Courtney Rocheleau (Ph.D. in Psychology 2000) is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Appalachian State University.
Be sure to let us know what you are doing by completing the short form at www.honors.colostate.edu/alumnicontact
Honors Scholarship winners for the 2010-2011 academic year include the following:
Willard Eddy Scholars:
Paul and Clare Muller Scholars:
Students First Scholar:
The achievements of these outstanding students can be found at http://www.honors.colostate.edu/scholarship-winners
Several spring 2010 graduates were profiled in the Faces of the Class of 2010 http://commencement.colostate.edu/grad-profiles.aspx
Travis Hall has been sworn in as a junior foreign service officer in the Department of State. He has the example of another Honors graduate, Ambassador Robert Loftis, to follow.
Donations to the Honors Scholarship Fund are always welcome. Please send yours to the Colorado State University Foundation, P.O. Box 1870, Fort Collins, CO 80522-1870 with the notation that the gift is designated for Fund 59085, Honors Scholarship Fund.
Liz Keneski, BS 2009, is the Lab and Project Manager for Dr. Lisa Neff at the University of Texas at Austin. Her NSF grants examine stress and coping strategies of newlyweds. The book chapter she co-authored in health psychology is scheduled for publication.
Jason Rand, BS 2010, was recognized with the Senior Leader Award as a pre-dental student.
Graduates heading to post graduate study include Melissa Klaer, University of Washington Speech and Hearing Sciences Program, Oriana Beemer (CSU Vet School) http://www.today.colostate.edu/story.aspx?id=3777 and Kyle Carter, University of Cincinnati Medical School. Upcoming graduate, Jacob Whitsitt, will be attending the University of Colorado Medical School.
It is with great sadness that we report the death of Daniel J. Woldvedt, BS 2009 in Biomedical Sciences. He died from injuries sustained in a car accident in Colorado Springs in May 2010.
Ashlyn Searle, senior in Business, has been appointed to serve as the CSU Fund Fellow for 2010-2011. She will be working with the private investment fund that provides early stage capital to businesses. This exciting opportunity is better described at http://www.today.colostate.edu/story.aspx?id=4882
Recent Design and Merchandising graduate, Wildrose Hamilton, won the apparel design contest at the Fashion and Creative Enterprises competition last spring. Her entry, a jacket, had to be produced in black, white or red with the FACE logo incorporated. She sold that jacket and plans to make several more for buyers. Details are available at http://www.today.colostate.edu/story.aspx?id=4737
Emma Kimball, a Dance and International Studies major and Monfort Scholar, attended the Fulbright Roehampton University Summer in the Institute in the UK. The program is described in detail at http://www.fulbright.co.uk/fulbright-awards/for-us-citizens/summer-institutes/roehampton-university-london-summer-institute
A new program, The President's Leadership Program Scholars, inaugurated the first class of scholars this fall. All are first year Honors students. They are Darryl Beemer, Jessica Galvan, Ryne Schroder, Kevin Westoff, Madeleine Wilbur, and Elise Yenne.
Three Honors students were awarded $10,000 scholarships from the National Science Foundation. The National Consortium for Measurement and Signature Intelligence Research Scholarship Grant Program recognized Jessica Egner,
Ashley Denney, BS 2009 in Biomedical Science, has taken a position with the National Institutes of Health as part of their Postbaccalaureate Cancer Research Training Award program. She is working with Dr. Jeffrey Strathern in the Gene Regulation and Chromosome Biology Laboratory in Frederick, Maryland. Information about the program is available at
Nicole Kenote, junior in Biomedical Sciences, completed an internship with the Organization of Tropical Studies this past summer. The OTS is is especially interested in the promotion of minority students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. She conducted field research on small mammals and presented her findings. She hopes to publish the results so that the work can help protect tropical ecosystems.
All good things must come to an end so, after decades in the halls of Newsom, the murals many Honors students remember have been painted over. However, the tradition of mural painting is still very much alive in the Academic Village. Check out some of the current students' creativity.
Edwards Hall is currently one of two sites for an Honors Residential Learning Community. The building received a much needed facelift this summer when the green ceramic brick on the exterior was replaced with brick. The windows and insulation were also upgraded.