Please email Dr. Morrison with any activities, events or opportunities you want to share with fellow Honors Students on this page.
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Watch this space! We are welcoming all our new Honors students and are THRILLED to have you and all our returning students!
The Honors Student Association (HSA) is the name of your Honors student body representatives. This group meets monthly with the Director and bi-weekly as a group; they plan events and social gatherings to serve you, so be a part of it! Join the meetings, and find out how you can be involved. The first meeting of the new academic year is held in August and there will be many events coming up:
If you want to help with any events, contact one of the students below.
|Hailey Stessman||Public Relations|
|Marissa Recker||Graphic Designer|
|Dalton Meister||Fourth Year Representative|
|Claire Figi||Third Year Representative|
|Sam Lauritsen||Third Year Representative|
|Alex Ramsey||Third Year Representative|
|Zachary Byar||Second Year Representative|
|Joey Gruber||Second Year Representative|
|Annika Kuchar||Second Year Representative|
|Lavanya Uppala||Second Year Representative|
|Alaina Wallick||Second Year Representative|
|Alexandra Espinoza||First Year Representative|
|Rachel Hartgerink||First Year Representative|
|Katie Hill||First Year Representative|
|Hannah Hrbek||First Year Representative|
|Alaina Mann||First Year Representative|
|Garrett Schliep||First Year Representative|
|Viqtoria Sims||First Year Representative|
|Morgan VanOrman||First Year Representative|
|Michaela Woods||First Year Representative|
Newsletters come out several times a semester, and our HSA PR Officer, Hailey Stessman, is always looking for interesting pieces. Become a published author by sharing your impressions of a class, internship experience, or opinions!
Click here to read the most recent Honors Program Newsletter.
See below for archived newsletters:
The University Honors Program piloted a Common Reader for students in Fall 2015, as all incoming first-year students joining the Program received a copy of Daniel James Brown’s The Boys in the Boat (2014) to read over the summer.
We met to discuss the text in small groups with faculty, staff, and students immediately before Fall Convocation, and then had a series of events connected to the text, such as a tailgate social, service project, and luncheon with a guest speaker.
The pilot was so well received that the effort was expanded across campus in 2016, when we read Matt Richtel's A Deadly Wandering; in Fall 2017, the campus choice was Wes Moore's The Other Wes Moore. We then read Willa Cather's My Antonia in fall 2018 and are excited to discuss Tara Westover's Educated: A Memoir in fall 2019.
Check out the effort—now universitywide—for this year! Click here.