News and Events

Honors Freshmen Fall Welcome

The Honors Fall 2017 Welcome was an amazing start to the new year. It began with a discussion lead by Honors faculty, and focused on Dr. Kurt Fausch's book “For the Love of Rivers”. Dr. Fausch then presented a lecture for the incoming Freshmen class.


Faculty Firesides

Fall 2018 Firesides

As of October 11, 2018.

Date Time Name, Department Title Where
 09/07  4:00pm  Don Mykles, Biology  What's a Marine Biologist Doing in Colorado?  Fireside Lounge
 09/11  3:00pm  Dan Baker, Engineering  Intentional Wandering in Your Career Path  Fireside Lounge
 09/17  4:00pm  Jana Raadik, Honors  On Multiple Realities  Fireside Lounge
 09/20  4:00pm  Margaret Miller, Honors (Alumna)  Honors: My Social Home & Intellectual Awakening  Fireside Lounge
 09/25  3:30pm  Jen Krafchik, HDFS  My Peace Corps Experience  Fireside Lounge
 09/27  4:00pm  Tom Siller, Engineering  The Great Myth of Sustainability  Fireside Lounge
 10/01  4:00pm  Nancy Henke, Composition  Why Students Should Know About (and Care About) Labor Issues in American Universities  Fireside Lounge
 10/02  4:00pm  John Kitchens, Liberal Arts  TBD  Fireside Lounge
 10/10  4:00pm  Susan Hepburn, HDFS  Autism Spectrum Disorder  Fireside Lounge
 10/11  5:00pm  Mo Moreira, TILT  Putting Meaning Behind the Research: Should Scientists Be Activists?  Fireside Lounge
10/17  7:00pm  Carl Zimmer  Visiting Honors Scholar LSC Ballroom
 10/22  4:00pm  Mary Swanson, TILT  Study Abroad Options  Fireside Lounge
 10/23  4:00pm  Patrick Shipman, Math  Math and Origami  Fireside Lounge
 10/30  3:00pm  Anne Marie Merline, Honors  How Humans Impact the Environment  Fireside Lounge
 11/01  4:00pm  Katherine Wormus  Multi-racial Identities  Fireside Lounge
11/05  7:00pm  Nicole Vieira  Honors Prof of the Year Lecture LSC Theatre
11/07  4:00pm  Kenny Ivie, Anatomy  Anatomy: It's All About You! Fireside Lounge
11/14  4:00pm  Doug Sheflin, History  TBD Fireside Lounge
11/15  3:30pm  Karla Gingerich  How I Learned a Language After College Fireside Lounge

Every fall the Honors Program invites faculty members to share their career paths, specific research interests, and life experiences with students. All the faculty firesides are held in the Honors Fireside Lounge unless otherwise noted. Please sign up to attend beforehand in the Honors Office.

Congratulations to the Honors Faculty Award Winners!

The Honors Prof of the Year Award was announced at the Spring Honors Graduation Reception. Tenaya Newkirk, Chemistry instructor, was chosen by Honors Student Association officers from a field of ten nominees. 

Thesis Presentations List

Lauren Lopez-Mauer

Major: Business Administration
Title: Do Professional Sports Organizations Reach All Demographics?
Location: Morgan Library Event Hall
Date and Time: 11/26/2018 10:00:00 AM

Wendy Rose Fillman

Major: Health and Exercise Science
Title: Exercise Recommendations and Manual for Individuals Living with Chronic Pain
Location: Human Performance Clinical Research Lab Conference Room
Date and Time: 11/26/2018 2:00:00 PM

Michelle Moran

Major: Mathematics Education
Title: Analysis of a German Gymnasium Mathematics Teacher: Education, Preparation, Expectations, and Requirements
Location: Weber 015
Date and Time: 11/26/2018 2:30:00 PM

Jordanne Lesher

Major: Microbiology
Title: Burkholderia pseudomallei virulence in a Caenorhabditis elegans model of infection
Location: RIC-IDRC D201
Date and Time: 11/27/2018 9:00:00 AM

Victoria Sullivan

Major: Biomedical Sciences
Title: Indian Ethnoveterinary Practices for the Treatment of Cattle: A Review of Frequently Used Medicinal Plants
Location: Plant Sciences C123
Date and Time: 11/27/2018 11:00:00 AM

Jamie Rickert

Major: Health and Exercise Science - Sports Medicine
Title: The Impact of Childhood Cancer on Siblings
Location: BSB 459
Date and Time: 11/27/2018 3:30:00 PM

Joanna Shad

Major: Biomedical Sciences
Title: Biomedical Outreach Workshop for High School Students
Location: Physiology 102
Date and Time: 11/28/2018 8:00:00 AM

Gabriella LaBazzo

Major: Microbiology
Title: Seasonal Activity and Pathogen Prevalence in Rocky Mountain Wood Ticks, Dermacentor andersoni
Location: BIO 300
Date and Time: 11/28/2018 9:30:00 AM

Emma Dahl

Major: Economics
Title: Taxing financial transactions: replacing the federal tax structure with one broad, low rate.
Location: Eddy 202 C
Date and Time: 11/28/2018 10:00:00 AM

Kayla Rhoads

Major: Health & Exercise Science
Title: Missionary Training Program: A Human Rights Approach to Human Trafficking in Thailand
Location: BSB A207
Date and Time: 11/28/2018 11:00:00 AM

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Upcoming Events and Important Dates

Aug 15 - Honors Fall Welcome for 1st year students
Aug 20 - Fall classes start
Sep 3 - University Holiday
Nov 17-25 - Fall Break
Nov 22 - University Holiday
Nov 23 - University Holiday
Dec 7 - Fall classes end
Dec 10-14 - Final Exams
Dec 14 - Honors Graduate Recognition Ceremony