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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 2017 Firesides

As of September 18, 2017

Date Time Name Title Where
9/7 4 pm Stephen Mumme "Crossing Boundaries - An Interdisciplinary Journey" Fireside Lounge
9/18 4 pm Jamie Neilson TBA Fireside Lounge
9/25 4 pm Jennifer Richards TBA Fireside Lounge
9/26 4 pm Jen Krafchick "Peace Corp" Fireside Lounge
8/28 4 pm Don Mykles "What's a Marine Biologist Doing in Colorado?" Fireside Lounge
10/4 4 pm Sean Bryan TBA Fireside Lounge
10/5 4 pm Dan Baker "Intentional Wandering in Your Career" Fireside Lounge
10/10 3 pm Gerry Callahan "Charlottesville, VA: The Biology and Pathology of Human Sciences" Fireside Lounge
10/11 5 pm Lauren Bates "It's OK to Not Have All the Answers" Fireside Lounge
10/17 4 pm Ashley Harvey "Romantic Attachments in Emerging Adulthood" Fireside Lounge
10/18 6:30pm Karolin Luger Visiting Scholar LSC Ballroom
10/23 4 pm Karla Gingerich "Semester at Sea" Fireside Lounge
10/25 4 pm Chuck Elkins "Afghanistan: A Personal View From a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer" Fireside Lounge
10/30 4 pm Lee Cooper "How WWII Shaped the World We Live in" Fireside Lounge
11/1 4 pm Aaron Shoulders "Intersection of Faith & Science" Fireside Lounge
11/7 5 pm Sonja Hollingsworth TBA Fireside Lounge
11/8 7 pm Tenaya Newkirk Honors Prof of the Year Lecture LSC Theatre

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

Charlotte Mitchell

Major: Biomedical Engineering/Chemical & Biological Engineering
Title: The Importance of Ethics Training for Engineers – Perspectives of Engineering Students, Faculty, and Industry Professionals
Location: Scott 335
Date and Time: 11/28/2017 10:00:00 AM

Elizabeth Bowyer

Major: Animal Science
Title: Assessment of clicker training for cats
Location: Physiology 102
Date and Time: 11/28/2017 11:00:00 AM

Melanie Leong

Major: Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology-- Wildlife Concentration
Title: The effect of high-stakes assessment on student performance during outdoor ecology lessons
Location: Biology 355
Date and Time: 11/28/2017 11:15:00 AM

Daiszha Cooley

Major: Neuroscience and Psychology
Title: Racism-Related Stress: Exploring the Psychological and Physiological Impact
Location: BSB 359
Date and Time: 11/28/2017 12:00:00 PM

Tyler Siri

Major: Economics and Political Science
Title: A Comparative Analysis of U.S. States During the Recession and Recovery
Location: Clark C307
Date and Time: 11/28/2017 2:00:00 PM

Francis Commercon

Major: Biological Sciences and Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology
Title: Understanding Communities for Wildlife Conservation Management in Xishuangbanna, China
Location: Wagar 232
Date and Time: 11/28/2017 3:30:00 PM

Rowan Seabolt

Major: Biological Sciences
Title: Establishing and characterizing transgenic mice expressing a firefly-luciferase reporter driven by the ovine GnRHR promoter
Location: Foothills campus ARBL Classroom
Date and Time: 11/29/2017 10:00:00 AM

Sera Lee

Major: Biomedical Sciences
Title: Orthotic and Prosthetic Devices in Pets and Their Outcome
Location: Microbiology B 124
Date and Time: 11/29/2017 2:00:00 PM

Alex Boyarko

Major: Biomedical Sciences
Title: Impact of Chorionic Somatomammotropin Deficiency on Placental Nutrient Transporters
Location: ARBL W104
Date and Time: 11/29/2017 4:00:00 PM

Breanna Andrew

Major: Equine Science & Business Administration
Title: Face-to-Face Marketing of Two to Three Year Old Stock Horses
Location: Equine Center Conference Room
Date and Time: 11/30/2017 8:30:00 AM

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Upcoming Events and Important Dates

Fall Recess November 18 - 26
Honors office closed November 23 & 24
Classes end December 8
Finals week December 11
Honors Graduate Recognition Ceremony December 15