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Welcome to With Honors, Spring 2008

Welcome to the Spring 2008 edition of With Honors, the on-line newsletter for Honors alumni. We have lots of exciting news to share with you about events here on campus.

Honors Students Shine in the Annual ‘Celebrate Undergraduate Research and Creativity’ Showcase

Five of the six winners of the Highest Honors awards in the 2008 CURC Showcase are University Honors Program students. Kirsten Kulcsar, Jonathan Higgins, Cassie Fiscus, Katriana Popichak, and Daniel Nelson were recognized for their presentations at the April 16th awards ceremony.

Several college awards were also given to Honors students: Ema Burr in Agricultural Sciences Jennifer Coughenour and Kelsey Keener in Natural Sciences Stephanie Lehman and Kyle Carter in Veterinary Medicine and Biological Sciences Brett Coghlan in Natural Sciences

A complete listing of the winners can be found at http://curc.colostate.edu/

Honors Faculty Member Performs Modern Dance

Francie Glycenfer performed Red Tides, a beautifully crafted modern dance work, with CSU Dance faculty member Chung-Fu Chang at the Spring Dance Concert. The original choreography was premiered in Aspen and was enthusiastically received in Fort Collins. Ms. Glycenfer teaches Honors seminars focusing on movement and creativity. More details are available at http://sota.colostate.edu/about/chang.pdf

Senior Honors Student Participates in Winning Design Team

Judd Nutting, a senior mechanical engineer, participated on the winning team in the Human Powered Vehicle Competition. The seven member team created a lightweight vehicle capable of traverses water and land. It is the third year in a row that CSU students have won the competition.

Details available here

Honors Prof of the Year Announced at Graduation Reception

Professor Mark Frasier, Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences, was selected by the Honors Student Association as the Honors Prof of the Year – 2008. Students nominated 21 professors for the award which carries a $1,000 honorarium. He was recognized for his outstanding teaching of anatomy.

Nominees included:

Patricia Bedinger, Biology
Paul Bell, Psychology
Brett Bruyere, Natural Resources
Kelly Chappell, Mathematics
Patricia Coronel, Art
Paul DuChateau, Mathematics
Mary Elkins, Honors
Karla Gingerich, Psychology
Francie Glycenfer, Honors
Doug Hoffman, Marketing
Keith Jaggers, Honors
Bob Keller, Honors
James Landers, Journalism
Margarita Lenk, Accounting
Anne Marie Merline, Honors
Donald Mykles, Natural Science
Bob Richburg, Education
Erica Suchman, Microbiology, Immunology, & Pathology
William Timpson, Education
Joe von Fischer, Biology

Honors Adviser of the Year Awarded to Psychology Professor

Dr. Matthew Rhodes received the Honors Adviser of the Year Award. The Honors Student Association selected Professor Rhodes from a field of sixteen nominees. He received a $500 honorarium in recognition of his efforts on behalf of students.

Other nominees:

George Barisas, Chemistry
Diane Burton, Honors
Silvia Sara Canetto, Psychology
Julia Inamine, Microbiology, Immunology, & Pathology
Peter Chen, Psychology
Manfred Diehl, Human Development & Family Studies
Greg Florant, Biology
Charles Henry, Chemistry
Julie Jameson, Education
Alexis Kanda-Olmstead, Student Leadership & Civic Engagement
Katharine Leigh, Design & Merchandising
David McPhee, Human Development & Family Studies
Matthew Rhodes, Psychology
Jeffrey Snodgrass, Anthropology
Qiang Wang, Chemical Engineering

National Residence Hall Honorary Recognizes Academic Village Honors Students

James Hinterlong’s floor in the Academic Village – Honors was selected for recognition as the community of the month for February. Their production of a wall mural for the floor was a visible indicator of their camaraderie.

Honors student completes term as ASCSU president.

Katie Gleeson, Honors student, completed her term as ASCSU president in April. She joins Katie Denman (Claussen), Jesse Lauchner, and David Bowers as Honors students who have served as the ASCSU president in the last seven years.

View her President's webpage at http://www.ascsu.colostate.edu/president.aspx

New staff member joins the University Honors Program

Carissa Nelson joined the administrative staff of Honors at the end of February. She replaced Cindy Adamy as senior administrative assistant. Cindy and her husband, Dale, plan to take a year off to travel and visit family. Carissa comes from Soil and Crop Sciences where she worked for seven years.

Paul and Clare Muller Scholarship endowed

The first Paul and Clare Muller Scholarship will be awarded this spring, thanks to the generous funding of the Mullers. Paul graduated from CSU as an economics major and a participant in the Honors program. The award will go to a Colorado senior with outstanding academic achievement and demonstrated financial need.

A “Students First” scholarship will also be available to Honors students with financial need and active participation in campus or community service organizations. This brings the number of Honors scholarships to nine.

Fundraising for the Honors Scholarship Fund continues with more than $2,000 collected to date. Donations to this fund (59085) can be sent to the CSU Foundation, P.O. Box 1870, Fort Collins, CO 80522-1870.

Senior Honors Engineer leads design team to Grand Prize in competition

Senior Honors student Allison Porter was a member of the team awarded the Grand Prize at the 2008 Undergraduate Space Research Symposium sponsored by the Colorado Space Grant Symposium. Her team constructed a low-cost, durable, robotic airplane capable of taking pictures at predetermined locations. Allison served as the team’s financial planner, as well as co-designer.

More information here:

Senior Honors student profiled as a Monfort Scholar

Matt Lenyo graduated with a double major, Zoology and Theatre. He combined his interests in his senior honors thesis by developing a program using seals to illustrate aspects of global warming as well as animal behavior. He was profiled as a Monfort Scholar at http://monfort.colostate.edu/index.asp?url=lenyo

50th Anniversary

Last Fall the Colorado State University Honors Program celebrated its 50th anniversary.

Notes from our Alumni

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